10 Best Captain America Toys in 2020
First introduced by Marvel in 1941 in his very own comic book, Captain America has been captivating American imaginations for decades now. The recent releases of superhero movies from Marvel, including Captain America and the Avengers franchise, have resulted in the superhero becoming popular with a new generation of children. There are now hundreds of great Captain America toys on the market that make perfect gifts for superhero fans.
Whether you are buying for a child to play with, or for someone a bit older as a collector’s item, the sheer range of Captain America toys is enormous and can be difficult to rifle through. Thankfully, we have already done some research.
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We consulted experts, bloggers and customer reviews to bring you this list of the top 10 best Captain America toys you can currently buy online. We’ve also included a short guide to the factors you should consider before buying.
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The wide variety of Captain America toys can make finding the perfect one seems difficult. There are, however, some important factors you should consider – safety being the most important. Here are the most important things you should think about:
Before making your purchase you want to make sure the gift is age appropriate. Marvel Avengers is a popular franchise and Avengers products can be suitable for anyone from six months to 40 years old. You should always check the suggested age range before making your purchase. Even then, we suggest erring on the side of caution – manufacturers will make the age range as wide as possible. A gift suggested for eight to 14 years olds might only really be suitable up to 12 years old.
Likewise, some gifts may not be as suitable for younger children as they are claimed to be. Some of the collectible items are large enough that kids could safely use them, but they might also be much more easily damaged by children than items designed specifically for kids. Have a little look at the customer reviews before pushing ahead with your purchase to see what age ranges typically use the item.
Where possible, you always want to get an item that has been officially licensed by Marvel. A variety of companies make Captain America products, but those who have received permission from Marvel to do so will have to stick to strict quality and durability standards. You should also consider with collectibles that officially licensed products will hold onto their collector’s value much better than knock-offs from unlicensed companies.
Most licensed products will mention this in the description, however, if it is not there you can check customer reviews to see if anyone mentions it. If a product is consistently rated as being poor quality, easily damaged and different to the pictures it is likely that it is unlicensed and you should avoid for the very reasons people have complained about.
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Safety and Durability
If you are buying for a child you want to make sure the product is both safe and durable. Safety is a must with children, who are still developing and more vulnerable to harmful products. Durability is also important if you want the gift to last long and reduce the risk of the giftee getting overly upset over the toy breaking. Plastic toys should be made with child-safe plastics. They should also be somewhat flexible to prevent snapping.
Products made in the United States, Canada and EU will definitely conform to strict manufacturing standards, and individual states also have even stricter regulations which will be listed in the seller’s description. For durability, you can also check customer reviews. If it regularly breaks after short periods of time we seriously suggest you avoid it.
Kids can become upset very easily if one of their favorite toys breaks, so try to find something sturdy. Also, keep in mind that items which are sold as collectibles are often more fragile as they are intended mostly for display purposes rather than actual use.
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Most Captain America toys have some other functions and these can be fun to consider when buying for a child. You can take a look at some of the toys that have educational value. The LEGO kit helps to develop STEM skills, whereas something like an action figure will be great for enhancing imaginative play, which boosts creativity and social interaction.
For a kid that is already really interested in Captain America, these toys can really enhance their educational development as they will encourage them to learn more in a way that is fun for them. You can also consider what their other interests are. If they are interested in dress-up and cosplay, a costume gift or Captain America shield might be the perfect gift for them.
If they like action-packed games, the NERF gun shield could be an excellent option. By considering their other interests you can make sure the gift is even more thoughtful to them and it will really stand out as an extra special gift.
Captain America has been a much-loved superhero since his first appearance in a Marvel comic book in 1941. Thanks to the resurgence of superhero movies over the past few years, and the huge success of the Avengers franchise, Marvel has catapulted Captain America into the imaginations of a new generation of children. There are many great toys available about the all-American superhero, and you are sure to find the perfect one for your little Captain America fan.
You should always make sure the toy is safe and durable first, and then consider the many other factors that are important in finding the perfect Captain America gift. Whilst we have scanned customer reviews for all the products on this list, if you do any further research we do suggest you always check these reviews as any issues will likely be reported there by customers.
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