Oh, Hot Toys... You mock me.
I did not buy your Captain America: The First Avenger action figure because, although I liked the costume design very much, I liked the Avengers uniform even better. I looked at your price tag for the WWII Cap -- $169.99 -- and thought, "I can't afford two figures. I must choose only one. Choose wisely..."
It certainly looks like waiting for the Avengers figure was the wise choice artistically. This is a truly amazing figure. The sculpt is wonderful, the uniform looks tight, and the articulation is up to snuff. This is a figure that would look awesome posed in my display case. A fitting tribute to my favorite super hero.
He even comes with a choice of shields, one shiny and new, and one battle-damaged paint job. (The shield itself is, of course, indestructible.)
But the cost?
$214.99??? Excuse me, but: WTF?
The figure had better be indestructible for that amount! I should be buying a screen accurate 1/1 scale Cap uniform for that!
Ugh. Oh, Hot Toys... You mock me. You mock me with maniacal laughter...
And you should be made to pay for such arrogance.