SDCC 2016 Exclusive LEGO Hydra Captain America Figure!

San Diego Comic-Con 2016 begins in one week and one day, but believe it or not, there are still new exclusives being announced each day! And today’s SDCC exclusive Marvel announcement is one that comes totally out of left field. This year’s “Captain America Hydra Sleeper” plot twist is the most controversial plot twist in the Marvel Universe in ages, and the first-ever action figure of Hydra Captain America is coming our way in an unexpected form: the SDCC 2016 Exclusive LEGO Hydra Captain America minifigure!

SDCC 2016 Exclusive LEGO Hydra Captain America Minifigure

Every year, TLG (The LEGO Group) creates at least one LEGO Marvel minifigure that is produced exclusively to be given away at that year’s San Diego Comic-Con International. These exclusive minifigs are only produced in highly limited quantities and are given away for free to lucky con attendees who are selected in “random” drawings on specific days of the event.

Past exclusives have included headliner characters like Phoenix, Sam Wilson Captain America and Spider-Woman, but this year’s SDCC LEGO Marvel exclusive will be Comic Con’s first-ever exclusive Steve Rogers Captain America–in his all-new, all-different Hydra Sleeper costume!

Steve Rogers Captain America Issue 1 Cover Hail HydraI actually really like Nick Spencer as one of my favorite Marvel comic book writers of the past few years, but I’m not gonna lie: I groaned a lot when I found out about the “Captain America has secretly always been a Hydra Sleeper Agent” plot twist. This has been one of the worst-received and most controversial Marvel storylines in many years, and certainly the one that I’ve seen the most vitriol directed at from casual fans.

Given all the drama around “Nazi Captain America”, the absolute last company that I would ever expect to produce a figure of Hydra Captain America turns out to be the first: LEGO! Yes, the largest toy manufacturer in the world whose products are aimed at kids and adults of all ages is actually producing a Nazi Captain America minifigure for SDCC 2016. Crazy, right?

I ordinarily abhor LEGO SDCC exclusives, but this is the one instance where I’m actually happy that TLG is making this figure a limited con exclusive, because releasing this particular Steve Rogers Captain America at mass retail would be an unmitigated disaster and a real crapstorm of bad press for TLG.

SDCC 2016 Exclusive LEGO Hydra Captain America Minifigure

As usual, there are only expected to be a few hundred to a few thousand of this SDCC Captain America minifigure produced, and those attending the con will be able to enter an instant drawing giveaway at the Pavilion Terrace at 12:30 p.m. each day to attempt to win that day’s minifigure (with one drawing each day and one drawing per person). Winners will be notified and given their prize “Hail Hydra” Captain America LEGO minifigure on the spot if selected.

TLG has also announced that those not attending Comic-Con will also still have a chance to win their own Nazi Captain America minifig keeping a close eye on @LEGO_Group and the hashtag #LEGOSDCC on Twitter on Friday, July 22 and Saturday, July 23, so if you’re not attending the con and really want this crazy variant, don’t despair yet!

What do you think of this year’s LEGO Marvel SDCC exclusive figure, Marvel collectors? Will you be stalking SDCC and/or Twitter this weekend to try to claim your own Nazi Cap?


SDCC 2016 Exclusive LEGO Hydra Captain America Figure! — 9 Comments

  1. Wow! I really like marvel heroes. This marvel legend Captain America mini figured is pretty cool I really like it.

  2. Ugh! I hated the Hydra Cap twist. Not only does it fly straight in the face of everything Captain America was about (Captain America was created by two Jewish men to basically say “Hey, see what the Nazis are doing over in Europe, especially to Jews? Shit’s fucked up! Let’s get on with going to war with them!” So making him a Nazi is just stupid and disrespectful), but also, it’s just not a very good twist. It wasn’t very well-thought out in terms of “Making sense with the other 75 years of Cap’s history”. Plus, they’re bullshitting with the “yeah, this is permanent, he’s always been like this” shtick. If I remember correctly, they pulled the same kinda shit with Superior Spider-Man, “oh yeah, it’s gonna be like this forever”, and they insisted on that for MONTHS, until Peter got control of his body again and they were all “lol jk :^)”. This whole thing us probably gonna end up being Red Skull using the psychic powers he got from stealing Prof. X’s brain, implanting memories and shit. I just hope they give up the charade soon. Jesus. This is the worst possible thing they could have done for Cap’s 75th anniversary: turn him into the thing he was created to fight against.

    • They already revealed it was Red Skull using the cosmic cube to rewrite history in the second issue. I expect things to be resolved by the fourth or fifth.

      • I mean, it still doesn’t change the fact that it was literally the worst possible thing I can think of for them to have done for Cap’s 75th anniversary. A character who was literally created to fight Nazis? Let’s make him a Nazi! That’s totally a great and not at all disrespectful and bone-headed idea.

        • Not all Hydra are Nazis. Very few are actually. Hydra worked with Nazis, yes, but not everyone who works with Hydra worked with the Nazis (Hydra is thousands of years old, Nazis not so much). The Hydra-Nazi connection basically died in WWII

        • Cap’s original creators wrote a comic where he was brainwashed to serve Hitler. This is no different.

          • There is a difference here, though – that the wroters pretended for any significant amount of time that this was legit. I know they didn’t want to give away the twist in this plot, but it’s a shitty plot.

  3. Gotta let my inner nerdiness shine through just to correct you a bit- this isn’t really “Hydra Cap”. The current story arc deals with Red Skull using the cosmic cube to rewrite history. Cap will still be wearing this outfit when the story arc is done and history has been corrected, making him not Hydra anymore.

    I do like the minifig though. Not gonna be able to go to SDCC, though, and I’m not paying the ridiculous aftermarket prices for him