What's better than Sebastian Stan? Why, Sebastian Stan with a Winter Soldier shield, of course!
Stan took to Instagram to show off a silver shield with a red star that was gifted to him by Shield Labs, which recreates iconic shields from Marvel, DC and other entertainment properties. Casey McBroom, the artist behind Shield Labs, makes and paints the shields by hand. Stan's shield is made of aluminum alloy, is 24 inches in diameter and weighs about ten pounds.
"A big thank you and shout out to Casey McBroom @shield_labs for making this for me. Will come in handy," Stan wrote in the caption for the photo, which shows him standing with his back to the camera and the shield slung over his shoulder.
The shield is a play off of Captain America's shield and is an homage to Stan's Marvel Cinematic Universe character Bucky Barnes, who becomes the Winter Soldier, an agent of H.Y.D.R.A., after disappearing in "Captain America: The First Avenger." The star in the center of the shield resembles the one on Bucky's bionic arm, which Iron Man ripped off in "Captain America: Civil War."
The Winter Soldier Shield can be purchased from Shield Labs' Etsy page for $500.