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Captain America brightens your day with new Funko POP! Party Lights

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Chances are if you’re reading this, you own at least one of the hundreds of miniaturized figures that have made the Funko POP! Vinyl line a worldwide success. But what if you could take that “Attack on Titan” Colossal Titan or glow-in-the-dark Ant-Man vinyl off your shelf and hang them, say, from your ceiling?

Revolutionary, right? Well, today you’re one step closer to living that very specific dream.

Funko has announced its first run of POP! Party Lights, with Captain America as their debut character — all in celebration of Cap’s 75th anniversary. The lights themselves look similar in style to the heads of the company’s popular vinyl figures, just smaller and ready to light up.

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These superhero bookshelves will spruce up any secret lair

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Whether it’s your Sanctum Sanctorum or Fortress of Solitude, no superhero hideaway is complete without a spiffy bookshelf that’s not only practical — y’know, it actually holds reading materials — but also puts your stamp on the lair. That’s where Burak Doğan comes in.

The Turkish industrial designer has created a striking series of superhero-themed shelves, based on the logos of Superman, Wonder Woman, Captain America and S.H.I.E.L.D.

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Fan-made shield brings ‘Captain America: Steve Rogers’ comic to life

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It may have gone mostly undiscussed thanks to “Captain America: Steve Rogers'” shocking twist ending, but the issue from Nick Spencer and Jesus Saiz also featured the Avenger’s new suit and shield. Reddit user blu-tron crafted the new shield — which debuted in the Free Comic Book Day “Steve Rogers” issue — from aluminum, creating a replica that measures 29.5 inches tall and 19.5 inches wide

If you’re looking to add an all-new Steve Rogers shield to your collection, you can purchase this item on the user’s Etsy store. There are also plenty of other shields over there, too, just in case you have a specific Cap cosplay you’re looking to complete.

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Captain America Chair Cape lets you sit like the Sentinel of Liberty

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Entertainment Earth has unveiled a new Captain America Chair Cape that’ll be sold as a convention exclusive at this year’s Comic-Con International in San Diego for a mere $24.99 USD.

There’ll only be 1200 of these Chair Capes sold, so if you want to guarantee yourself a cape-clad computer chair, be sure to hit up Entertainment Earth’s booth (#2343) at Comic-Con, on July 20. If you can’t make it to Comic-Con this year, you can pre-order the chair over at Entertainment Earth’s website, in the event that supplies remain after the convention.

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Hail LEGO? Captain America gets a brick Hydra shield

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You can call it a premonition or an uncanny coincidence, but we call this life-size LEGO replica of Captain America’s shield — with one minor modification — pretty spectacular.

Weeks before Marvel set the Internet alight with that big revelation in Wednesday’s Captain America: Steve Rogers #1, LEGO enthusiast Taylor Walker constructed this Hydra shield for the Sentinel of Liberty.

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For these cute rice ball superheroes, the greatest foe is lunchtime

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If those Marvel Tsum Tsum toys can score their own comic, you’d think these equally adorable — and undoubtedly far more delicious — superhero rice balls could do the same.

They’re the creation of Thai food artist Nawaporn Pax Piewpun, aka Peaceloving Pax, who devotes her Instagram feed and Facebook page to “cute foodies” — whimsical rice balls, delightful dumplings and silly dumplings made to resemble characters ranging from Captain America and Superman to Harry Potter and Pikachu.

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Tom Holland’s Spider-Man snags his own Funko Pop! figure

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One of the breakout stars of Captain America: Civil War, Tom Holland’s Spider-Man is swinging into Funko’s Pop! line — and he’s bringing Hawkeye with him.

Oh, and he’s carrying you-know-who’s shield.

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‘Captain America’ theme gets a heavy metal makeover

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It’s not often that you can say “Captain America rocks” — after all, he’s a straight-laced superhero who’s roughly your (great-) grandparents’ age. However, here it’s fitting, and without an ounce of irony.

Eric Calderone (aka Erock), whom you may recognize from his 2014 rendition of the Iron Man theme, pay tribute to the Sentinel of Liberty with a metal version of Alan Silvestri’s “Captain America March” from Captain America: The First Avenger — with a little assistance from “Underoos.”

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‘Civil War’ short film has Iron Man taking on Captain America in first-person

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A new video lets you (literally) see things from Iron Man’s point-of-view in “Captain America: Civil War.”

Created by Danny Shepherd of ismahawk, a short film titled “First Person: Iron Man” takes a “Hardcore Henry” approach to “Captain America: Civil War” by presenting a completely first-person version of the film

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Fan creates working Captain America shield, with electromagnets

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Caught up in the excitement for Civil War, the Hacksmith set out to create a replica shield that can actually attach and detach to his arm, much in the way Captain America’s does in the film. That, of course, calls for the construction of an electromagnetic arm brace.

Because, of course.

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“Captain America: Civil War” Hasbro Legends set includes Spider-Man’s new suit

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Ever since Spider-Man’s introduction to the Marvel Cinematic Universe via his shield-stealing scene in that “Captain America: Civil War” teaser, everyone has been talking about Spidey’s new suit.

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Hot Wheels rolls out ‘Captain America: Civil War’ cars

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On the heels — or, rather, wheels — of new “character cars” based on Marvel’s Black Widow and Wasp, Mattel has rolled out a line of Hot Wheels collectibles tied to Captain America: Civil War.

Arriving courtesy of Yahoo! Movies, the collection features die-cast cars for Captain America, Iron Man, Black Panther, Winter Soldier, Vision, Ant-Man and Hawkeye (with the Black Widow model repeated).

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Face front, True Believers! There’s now a Marvel credit card

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It’s not a Merry Marvel Marching Society membership card, but this new Marvel credit card may be as close as you’re going to get.

Partnering with Synchrony Financial, the company has introduced the Marvel MasterCard, available in five designs: Marvel heroes (the Avengers, Spider-Man and Guardians of the Galaxy), Iron Man, Spider-Man, Captain America’s shield, and a more subdued gray version, featuring icons of some of the characters.

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These Marvel motorcycle helmets will get your motor runnin’

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When you’re ready to hop on your bike and hit the open road, you can now choose a side — Team Cap or Team Iron Man — with these officially licensed Marvel motorcycle helmets. Or, you can say to hell with both of them and justgo with Team Punisher, because when in doubt, bet on Frank.

Produced by HJC, the helmets boast a lightweight advanced polycarbonate composite shell, an advanced channeling ventilation system, and an anti-scratch face shield that’s particularly striking on the Iron Man version.

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The Joker gets the last laugh with these adult-size Underoos

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The age-old question of whether The Joker prefers boxers or briefs is answered with the new wave of adult-size Underoos. (Ever the trickster, the Clown Prince of Crime is apparently a boxer briefs kind of guy.)

The Joker men’s set is joined by Supergirl, Deadpool, Robin, Dawn of Justice Wonder Woman, and BB-8 for women. There are also Civil War Captain America and Iron Man boxer brief sets for boys.

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