Friday, February 12, 2016

Hasbro and Marvel Are Now Making Beautifully Detailed But Affordable Role Play Accessories

For those who feel they can pull off a Steve Rogers costume better than a Tony Stark, the Marvel Legends Captain America shield will also be available for just $100, and at 24-inches across it’s the exact same size as the shield used in the current crop of Marvel movies.

Its perfect faux-metal finish makes it seem like it could stop anything, but the shield’s not actually made from a vibranium-steel alloy, so you won’t want to try to shield yourself from a bullet or knife attack with it. It does, however, come with adjustable straps so you can wield it just like the Cap’ does. And while it’s just a recreation, it’s probably still not advisable to try throwing it like a giant frisbee.

The new Marvel Legends role play items won’t hit stores until sometime in the fall later this year. So they’ll arrive too late for Comic-Con, unfortunately, but should be just in time for your next Halloween costume.

For $100 there is a surprising amount of detail, especially on the inside, packed into this full-sized Iron Man helmet featuring a removable face plate—but there are some compromises that help keep it affordable. While the helmet does use three AAA batteries to power light-up features and sound effects, it isn’t animated in any way. So you’ll still need plenty of imagination to pretend you’re Iron Man, but isn’t that what cosplay is all about?


Debra She Who Seeks said...

Not real vibranium? What a rip-off!

Cal's Canadian Cave of Coolness said...

Do you know where Vibranium comes from? How rare it is? It comes from ONE space meteor that landed in Wakanda, the home of the Black Panther and they are very stingy with it.