This past Friday and Sunday at San Diego Comic Con 2016, LEGO gave attendees a chance to win the exclusive LEGO Marvel Super Heroes Steve Rogers Captain America minifigure. In order to have a chance, people in the front stood in line for at least 2 1/2 hours and they tap the iPad provided to see if they won and the prize was given at the spot. The giveaways were also done on social media for those who weren’t able to attend.
Like with the DC Comics Super Heroes Atom and other previous exclusive minifigures from SDCC, Captain America comes in a clamshell case. The insert has a nice dark blue background with the SDCC 2016 logo on the bottom left alongside the Marvel logo. The back has some advertisement for the LEGO Marvel’s Avengers video game.
As for Captain America minifigure itself, this variant is based on the recently released Captain America: Steve Rogers #1. He has an all-new outfit that is still prodomiently his usual blue, red, and white. There is the star on the middle of the chest and some red and white stripes below it. He also has some belt printing that goes around the back. There Cap also has a star in the middle of the back. The legs continue with the printing of the suit as well as some boot printing on the front. The head appears to be new with him wearing his mask. There’s also some detailing on the chin area to give it some definition. Captain America’s shield is now the heater shape instead of the standard round one and has some nice printing of the shield design with the star in the middle.
Overall, this variant of Captain America is a good one since there aren’t that many versions of the minifigure in standard sets and therefore is highly sought after. Another cool thing about it is that it is the most recent version of the character and most likely will not be in a regular set. As a result, the prices of the LEGO Marvel Super Heroes SDCC 2016 Steve Rogers Captain America have been fairly high on eBay.
As I said for the Atom minifigure, this year’s giveaways were a pain to get for certain groups of people since a new rule was implemented but I was lucky to have people help me get one while they sacrificed what they wanted. I’ll definitely repay them later for it. I’ll do another post regarding the LEGO raffles hopefully later this week to explain the situation.