Finding Peace With Captain America Civil War

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What’s so civil about war anyway? Absolutely nothing if you ask Guns n’ Roses or two former avenging friends Iron Man and Captain America.

Tony Stark and Steve Rogers are currently duking it out on the big screen in the mega-fantastic film Captain America: Civil War. (Super short spoiler-free review: It’s AWESOME!!!!) Why do two teammates and friends start going mano y mano? Well, something bad happens and the US government starts to realize that while The Avengers have saved countless lives, their very existence is causing more and more crazy baddies to come out of the woodwork and kill plenty of innocents.

The solution? The Sokovia Accords, a hefty document that basically says The Avengers now work for the United Nations and will only act when ordered to do so. Iron Man’s in agreement, but Cap’s not too keen on merely following orders. The rest of the Avengers soon fall in line and you’ve got yourself #TeamCap versus TeamIronMan.

You’ve also got a secondary civil war going on, one that’s been raging between myself (Team Cap!) and fellow blogger and fanboy Drew over at BenSpark.com (Team Iron Man). We’ve been battling each other all over social media and our blogs for months now. And with the movie finally out, Drew did something very unexpected.

He extended an olive branch.

Well, no not a real olive branch, which is good because I hate olives. No, he sent me a very special care package.

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What was in the box? Was it a pile of flaming dog poo? Captain America’s head?!? Week-old fish?

Thankfully, none of the above. Quite the opposite in fact. I’ll break down everything for you but I put together a little Unboxing video for you guys so you can see exactly what I got that ended our Blogger Civil War:


Take a closer look at everything Drew was kind enough to send over.

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So much awesome Americaness!

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I absolutely LOVE this collection of 8 Captain America-themed Hot Wheels cars!!! Most of the artwork on the cars are from comic book covers, including some of my favorites! That 2nd one in the top row is a gorgeous Jim Steranko cover from Captain America #111, which I have a neat piece of artwork hanging on my wall! And that third one is by one of my favorite Cap artists Mike Zeck from the cover of Captain America #275!

I used to buy toys and keep them in their package for investment purposes. Not anymore. These days I rip open everything to play with let my kids play with. But I might make an exception with these just because they look so cool!

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Here are a few fun items including an Iron Man answer (yep, to erase all of Tony’s mistakes), a Captain America Avengers lanyard and a Crayola Color Alive Avengers set. I’m real anxious to try that last one out. Apparently you color some cool Avengers artwork, scan it with your iPad and then can see your images brought to life!

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Apparently, Drew’s trying to get to my heart, since the fastest way is clearly with food! I’m loving (and devouring) all these Captain America Civil War themed goodies! I most definitely will be bringing some of these with me to the movies! (Shh… don’t tell the ushers, please.)

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This here’s one sweet ride that I bet could roll right over the Batmobile any day of the week!

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Real slick Captain America Avengers pin! I need to dig out my denim jacket from high school (Yes, I still have it somewhere!) and add this one on it!

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And finally the high point of an already amazing care package. A Captain America Civil War necklace. You’ll notice that it’s only half of a Captain America shield. That’s because the other half belongs to Shell-Head. Take a look at this Entertainment Earth exclusive:

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I’m fairly certain that Drew’s keeping the Iron Man half for himself and we will absolutely have to wear them next time we meet up, which will hopefully be on a Marvel trip for Disney Bloggers.

A big fat thank you to Drew. I really appreciate all the Cap love you sent over and it’s been a lot of fun duking it out over social media these past few months. Hopefully we’ll get to hang out together soon and maybe even catch Captain America: Civil War together. Heck, I may even get you to switch sides if I’m lucky. (Can’t blame a guy for trying!)

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12 Responses
  • G K
    October 8, 2016

    Wow! That’s a great care package! It’s nice to see other Team Cap fans.

  • ellen beck
    June 25, 2016

    Too cool! And thats quite the ‘olive branch’ you got there. I even like the box he sent it in. I bet you and the kids had a ball. I hope you and your ex arch nemesis get together soon!

  • nidhi chauhan
    June 23, 2016

    That’s an awesome prize pack for a Captain America lover like my me and my son. We can’t find them uin our locals. I think I have to look more.

  • Tanya White
    June 23, 2016

    I have to say my son would be on top of the world if he got something as cool as that in the mail, thanks for sharing with us.

  • Diane Bassette
    June 18, 2016

    That’s an amazing prize package for any Captain America lover!

  • Michelle S
    May 10, 2016

    What a great package of stuff! My son and husband are going to a private showing of this movie this Saturday afternoon. My son is so excited!

  • Melissa
    May 9, 2016

    My sons favorite things – captain America and cheez-its! I cannot show him this post or he will want to know how to get the same care package lol

  • Eliza Ferree
    May 9, 2016

    That’s such a cool package. My daughter would flip for it. She’s 12 and a huge fan, in fact she was watching with me and wanted me to tell you it is not Ironman’s head, it is the arch reactor (it is what kept him alive). Talking about the necklace you held at the end.

    • Andrew Kardon
      May 9, 2016

      Yeah, I found that out after writing the actual post (which happened after the video). It’s really cool looking, right? You should totally buy it for your daughter. She deserves it!

  • Sandy Cain
    May 9, 2016

    That’s some cool stuff you got there! I’m glad I got to see your unboxing video – I don’t think I’ve heard your voice before. So sweet of Drew to put it together for you! WTG, Drew, you’re a mensch!

  • Andrew Bennett
    May 8, 2016

    I am so glad that you enjoyed the care package. I had a fun time putting it together during our little #BloggerCivilWar I will certainly wear my half of the necklace (it is part of the arc reactor in Tony’s chest.) I’m also excited to hear that you knew all about every one of those car covers, I had no clue, just thought that they were cool. Did you know that Hot Wheels sold a 75th anniversary version of the Captain America character car (one was not in the box, sorry). I do hope that it works out that we get to go together on a Marvel Press Trip.That would be the bomb!

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