When I was a kid, I used to play superheroes all the time. Either by myself or with my friends, it didn’t matter. I was always the same character too: Captain America.
Cap’s been my favorite for as long as I can remember. If we were outside playing, I’d grab the lid from our garbage can. It was the perfect size with a big handle right in the middle. You couldn’t ask for a more perfect shield.
My friends would take turns hurling whiffle balls, kickballs or footballs at me most of which I’d block. Then it’d be my turn. I’d grab the huge lid, er… shield and hurl it at them. Sometimes they’d jump over it or dodge it. But most of he time, my throw was so off the mark it was laughable.
These days, they make a zillion types of Captain America shields that shoot missiles, foam discs, whatever. And thanks to the awesometastic Avengers movie, there’s role playing type toys for all the main Avengers: Cap, Thor, Iron Man, Hulk, and even Hawkeye. Same thing goes with Spider-Man thanks to his recent new movie.
Hasbro offered me a chance to try out one of their Marvel’s The Avengers Hero Masks and sent over an Iron Man one. While a little snug, I quickly realized these are generally made for kids, not adults. But… Uh, I knew that.
So I got my little sidekicks to help me test it out. The mask is a hard plastic and looks great. It’s super easy to put on with just one elastic Velcro snap in the back. There’s even some nice soft plastic padding on the inside of the eyepiece, so these are actually pretty comfortable too. And the detail on the front is really well done. Slap one on and you’ll instantly feel like one of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes!
With a MSRP of $9.99 each, these would make great stocking stuffers for the kidlets. Though you’d need a pretty big stocking. (Maybe steal one of the Hulk’s socks?) Each mask adjusts to fit most head sizes for ages 5 through adult.
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