I was catching up on my Marvel toy related news the other day when I ran across the above image of the Marvel Universe Cable. Cable’s whole history is seriously fucked up, so I’m not even going to attempt to explain this. Besides, the image is much more enjoyable if it’s completely out of context.
Over on Idle Hands blog they featured some action figures from the upcoming Captain America: The First Avenger movie toy line. Like any Hasbro movie related toy line geared for the kid set, they’re going to throw in some figures for the collector audience (as long as you toss whatever stupid missile launcher they include).
What figure is better suited for a parachute than Captain America? It’s like a peanut butter and jelly sandwich that kills Nazis.
I love that Captain Britain is included here. Why not have the counterpart to Captain America (in name at least)? He was already released in the regular Marvel Universe line, but I’ve never seen him in stores. Besides, this version is more like a hybrid between the classic costume and the more military angle of Captain America, so it makes him different enough to consider a purchase if you already have the classic costume version. Nice work.
Another figure that I’m really excited to see is US Agent, the poor man’s Captain America. I love US Agent, though it looks like I’ll have to make a new shield for him that is basically Cap’s classic round shield, but in black and white. Still, Hasbro has answered my prayers on this one.