Showcase: Captain America & Magneto (TRU Exclusive)
I think Hasbro missed a trick with this one releasing yet another Cap figure. The original Avengers vs X-Men storyline had plenty of unreleased characters to choose from; I may be wrong but I’m sure the Winter Guard appeared at one point. Someone from that team would have been great; imagine how cool a Vanguard or Ursa Major figure would have been? Anyway, the Magneto figure is a pretty cool representation of the character from the era, even though he is mixture of reused parts. I see the Star-Lord/AIM Soldier body sculpt, AIM Soldier belt, Task Master cape and Adam Warlock head. It all works though and I love the purple, pink and white colour scheme. The Cap is a repainted rerelease of the original version from series 1. The packaging is interesting (to no one on earth but me), the shape and the design of the bubble reflects the change to ‘collectible comic shots’ in series 4 of the single carded figures. The packaging here mirrors that and upscales it to fit the two pack; so we get Avengers vs X-Men 4 as the background of the set, and then a smaller image of this incorporated into the blister. This was also done on the Wolverine & She-Hulk TRU exclusive comic pack, but never adopted again. I’m a nerd.
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