The world of collectibles is vast and sprawling, ranging from vinyl figurines best displayed in office cubicles to life-size figures deserving of museum exhibit space.
Sideshow Collectibles is known for its true-to-life (or perhaps true-to-film) memorabilia, and the company has now added an item that Captain America fans will appreciate. Now for the low, low price of $680 you too can own the stealth shield from Captain America: The Winter Soldier.
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You may recall that, in The Winter Soldier, Captain America, along with Black Widow and S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Rumlow, go on a S.T.R.I.K.E. mission to take back command of the Lemurian Star. For the mission, Steve Rogers dons a special stealth outfit of mostly blue and carries a modified shield. That stealth shield also showcases an inverted pattern of the Captain's normal shield of red, white, red, then blue center with a white star; instead the stealth shield has a dull white, dull red, dull white, and blue center.
The description for the life-size replica, manufactured by EFX Collectibles, describes it as a fully painted classic shield covered by the blue paint that makes it a "stealth shield." So, it's sort of like getting two Captain America shields for the price of one? Unfortunately, despite its cost, the stealth shield does not appear to be made of Vibranium.
There are surely plenty of Marvel Cinematic Universe devotees who would love to own a replica of the shield from The Winter Soldier, but with just 250 pieces made, it's advisable to start saving up those pennies now.