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Agent of Shield
Captain America is never voluntarily without his iconic shield. Our moderately challenging Metal Earth model has just 12 pieces on one sheet of colored metal. Assembled, Cap's shield measures 2.25" x 1.75" x 2.25".
Each Metal Earth model is laser etched in meticulous detail on 11 cm (4.33") metal sheets. Pop out the pieces by hand (or use wire cutters to get especially crisp lines), bend the tabs using needle-nose pliers, and fit them together as shown in the simple pictorial instructions. For maximum dramatic effect, display your model on the LED Display Base or the Solar Spinner (sold separately, see below).
Please note that Metal Earth models have sharp edges and are not suitable for children under 14.
Are you curious...?
Patriotic supersoldier Captain America was an instant hit when he appeared in 1941, fighting the Axis powers and punching Adolph Hitler in the jaw. He was originally going to be called "Super American," but creator Joe Simon decided there were already too many "supers" around while the "captain" space was wide open. With sales of 1 million comics per month, Captain America outsold Time and other news magazines, but after the war superheroes went out of fashion, and Cap hung up his shield in 1950. It would not be the last time Captain America was retired or killed off.
Cap's main shield is an alloy of steel and the fictional element vibranium, cast on orders of President Franklin D Roosevelt to create an impenetrable tank armor. The alloy was a lucky accident that could never be duplicated, although they did discover adamantium in the process of trying. In a pinch Captain America has used shields made of lesser materials, like steel, and even superior ones like photonic energy.