If you own this Captain America action figure and he does not have his Capwolf head on then I ask you, why? Unless this is the first Captain America Marvel Legend you own there is no reason he should not be in Capwolf form. Yes, for a very brief time Cap was turned into a werewolf during the “Man and Wolf” story line of Captain America issues # 402 – 408. While the comic was kind of shit, it’s still great when you get an action figure of something so odd. If only those Toybiz X-Babies came out … rest in peace X-Babies, the world was not ready to accept you.
When you release as many Captain America figures as Hasbro does, eventually things need to be spiced up a bit. This is a Captain America movie year, technically. However, Civil War feels more like an Avenger movie than a standalone Cap film. Maybe we can just pretend that Age of Ultron never happened and Civil War can be a proper Avengers movie. I suppose I shouldn’t jump to the conclusion that Civil War will be a good movie before I see it. But at least I can hold on to a little hope since the same people responsible for Winter Soldier are involved.
So yes, back to spicing up this release to make my 700th Captain America purchase appealing! They really could have rested on the tried and true method of simply packing in a part to complete the build-a-figure. Which they did because he does come with Onslaught’s cape. However, they also included the Capwolf head, a shield, and two extra hands. Besides the head, the rest don’t sound all that exciting but one of those hands has a pointing finger. This is a Captain America first and an AMAZING accessory! This Cap will forever be displayed with his wolf head and pointing finger.
Unfortunately he also includes a pair of shoulder straps that are a little perplexing. They confuse me because they will not stay on his shoulders no matter how hard I try. I’m not sure how anyone looked at them in their current form and said “this is perfect, ship it!” Are we supposed to glue them on ourselves? Was there supposed to be a strap that connected them so that they wouldn’t fall down his shoulders? It’s just a very odd oversight, if it is indeed that. I would hope this wasn’t intentional.
Everything else about Cap is fine. He’s Cap.
No, actually I’m going to request a few more things they could have included. Some clawed hands to go with his wolf head would have been great. And fists so he can punch Wolf-Hitler. If you are going to go Capwolf, go all in Capwolf. Make him be all he can be.
What can be taken away from my Captain America rambling? Capwolf is great figure because of two things: his head and the pointing finger hand. Had these two accessories not existed there would be no way I would review another Captain America action figure. Iron Man and Cap have become the new Wolverines in Marvel Legends. We get a new one in just about every wave, and with those two being the money men in Marvel films this won’t stop any time soon. So we are going to learn to enjoy it like a five star John Cena match.
Oddly enough, I’m a little bit excited about getting a new Wolverine in this year’s X-Men Legends wave. I never thought I’d find myself saying that after a decade countless Logans.
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