I have a Captain America shield that was a lucky find at a con for 50 bucks that I love. I cosplay with it often. It’s sturdy, but lightweight. I’ve named her Peg, and when I’m not cosplaying with her, she is proudly on display in the living room.
But, being the Cap fanatic that I am, when I found out about a new Cap shield available from Hasbro in their Legends series, I was very curious.
As any Cap fan knows, you can get a shield for 40 bucks at a Halloween store, but it is oversized and flimsy plastic. There are better ways to spend 40 bucks for sure. The other option is to buy a replica shield for a lot of money, in the hundreds of dollars. In addition to spending a lot of money, these shields tend to be quite heavy as well. They are gorgeous, but not very practical for a long day of cosplay.
So, Hasbro’s offering is a cosplayer’s dream come true! I had been hoping for an option like this one as Scout’s little kid shield is way too small for her now, and she has been wanting an upgrade for future cosplay projects.
The shield is 100 bucks and well worth the money. The shield is plastic, but heavy duty with a super shiny finish on the shield itself. The shield looks like it is made from vibranium and it is light like vibranium.
The inside is silver and has great rivet details on it and sturdy and adjustable leather straps. There are also leather mounting straps already on it, so if you have a shield harness, you’re all set!
The shield is a little bit larger than Peg, but only a little bit. It is a good size for men and women cosplayers. It is a bit big for smaller kids, but Scout could carry it (she’s 10). Peg is the perfect size for her, so she has inherited Peg, and I have now adopted this shield and named him, “Carter”.
Click here to get one of these beauties for yourself, but hurry, because they are selling like crazy!
Send us some pics with your new shields so we can share them!
Until next time.
Love, Kim and Scout
*Photo of box: Hasbro