With the Captain America Civil War Blu Ray hitting stores this week, many collectors might have thought the days of new Civil War figures turning up in stores was behind us. But Diamond Select Toys has a fourth and final Marvel Select Civil War figure coming to stores this fall, and they’ve just announced him this week: the Marvel Select Unmasked Captain America Civil War figure! This poor figure has caught some flak from collectors, but I’m not sure he deserves it…
See, as cool as the New Avengers HQ that you can build with the plates that come with each figure is, the backdrop was shown at events with four pieces, and only three pieces were included with the mass retail figures.
Collectors immediately began speculating about a mysterious fourth figure being released with the final “corner” piece of the Headquarters background–and they were right!
Earlier this week, the Marvel Shop online posted pre-orders for an Unmasked Captain America Marvel Select movie figure, and Diamond Select Toys tweeted an image of the new Steve Rogers head soon after.
Now, while this head definitely isn’t a home run as far as likeness to Chris Evans goes, I can certainly see Steve Rogers in it with the tiniest speck of Chris Evans. And while some fans think this unmasked head is a repack from The Winter Soldier movie series, it’s actually a 100% new sculpt.
As all Marvel Select movie figures from the MCU are one-time-only productions, I don’t think it’s terrible to get more of the quickly sold-out Cap figure from Civil War out there, even if he does come with all of the same accessories except for the new head. And hey, at least he comes with the last chunk of missing wall that we need to complete our New Avengers HQ dioramas, right?
Currently the Marvel Select Civil War Unmasked Captain America figure is only available for pre-order via the online Marvel Shop, but the first is scheduled to be at the online Disney Store and physical chain of Disney Stores chains when it actually comes out by early November. I wouldn’t fret too much about pre-orders on this guy–my intuition says there will be plenty to go around once this hits retail!
Sound off, Marvel collectors! Are you glad to have another crack at a Captain America Civil War Marvel Select Cap figure, or miffed that the figure coming with the fourth piece of wall is just a repack of one of the other three figures with a new head? Will you be picking this figure up when it hits stores?