Captain America may not be the most popular Marvel superhero – in fact, Spiderman is undisputedly the most profitable one, which may or may not be proof that he is the most popular – but he certainly stands for the values that America was built upon.
We’ve got to admit that “good” and “noble” are adjectives that many consider to be boring these days, and the darker and more conflicted the character, the more appealing.
Still, with the 4th of July just around the corner, wouldn’t it be refreshing to go back to the good old days? Sure, things change, together with values, but for just one moment, let’s remember what the founding fathers of America stood for.
And what better way than to focus on Captain America himself? Now let’s go all warm and fuzzy and be on the good side with some of the best Captain America collectibles we’ve found online.
I don’t like bullies.
This design is perfect with bullying being such an issue online and offline. Available at RedBubble as t-shirt and hoodie. You can get it here, support a good cause, and well, be Captain America.
Captain America Age of Ultron Dress
Who says women can’t be like Captain America? This Age of Ultron-inspired dress is a stylish way of doling out justice. It’s not too late to wear for your 4th of July party. Or any party for that matter.
Available at ThinkGeek for $44.99.
Marvel Captain America Be The Hero Apron
Man or woman, you can be the hero of the kitchen. This apron looks so silly that you just have to have it. Barbecue time will never be the same again, especially if you’re having one this weekend. If you don’t feel like being the hero of the kitchen, then buy it anyway and gift it to your partner. Hint, hint!
Amazon can ship it to you by July 1, so get it for $15.19 (on sale).
Captain America Suit Up Better Built Backpack
Camping junkie? Backpacker? Here’s the thing for you.
You can even use it to lug around your heavy MacBook and just-as-heavy iPad Mini/Air.
On sale right now at $52.98 (originally $100) – something backpack users can’t miss! Buy it here.
Captain America Star Graphic Canvas Bags
If our forefathers were alive today, they certainly would be advocates of caring for the environment. You can’t deny that this “bring your own bag” movement has swept across the country and that it has its merits. Go shopping with a canvas bag and make your own little contribution.
Available at the Marvel shop, the bag is available in various shapes and sizes, and you can choose different options to make yours unique. Make one now!
There’s nothing like vintage items to add to your collection, so here are some of the best we’ve found.
Vintage 1979 Corgi Toys Captain America Jetmobile. Model No. 263. 6.5 Inch Long Diecast Car – Superhero Marvel Comic Series.
An awesome find on Etsy, this vintage toy is not in mint condition, but for only $50, it’s worth buying. The seller’s description:
Highly Collectible Corgi 1979 No 263 Corgi Toys Captain America Jetmobile. 6.5 Inches Long (152mm) Diecast Car. White Body w Red Formed Tires, Black Rubber Nose Cone, Chrome Engine Accents, Metallic Blue Underside, Capt America Driver Figure w Red Shield, Hood and Rear Decals, Side Decalls. Indentifiers- Underside: “Corgi…Made In Britian…© 1979 MCG.
Intact with all parts present with significant playwear. Note most times the rubber cone and/or figure/shield is missing or damaged, both are present for this item. The wear mainly with decal wear and rubs. Hood decals still mostly legible, side and back decal has the most wear and rub offs. Driver Figure intact and undamaged. Shield as well intact but with some star graphics rubs. Rubber nose cone is present but slightly bent misshaped – but intact. Body and tires are in fairly good condition with some paint wear, Underside as well in good condition. Diecast rolls and intact.
There’s only one available, so head over to zenmonkeyshop and get this vintage toy.
Vintage 1990 Marvel Captain America Car and Action Figure
This toy may not be as old as the previous one, but it might as well be considered vintage. (Can you believe something made in 1990 is considered vintage by some?)
It’s in good condition with some play wear. There’s only one of this as well, so get it quickly before someone else snaps it up.
Buy it here.
VINTAGE 1974 Mego 8″ CAPTAIN AMERICA Action figure with Suit
Another must-have item for collectors, this toy dates back to the 70s. It’s a very rare item, so it’s a little pricey at $84.99, but that’s nothing to serious collectors anyway.
1976 Captain America Marvel Comic Pin Back Button
Wear it however, wherever you want to. It’s going to be better than wearing politicians campaign pins these days, for sure.
You know what’s great? This vintage item is selling for only $17.99.
RARE Vintage Captain America Keychain
Keychains are boring. They’re the ones that people always buy in bulk when on vacation so they have cheap stuff they can give away as souvenirs. This one ain’t that kind, though. A rare brass Captain America keychain is definitely worth something. $195 to be exact.
Get it here.
Captain America #100: Vintage Marvel Posters
“The historic Marvel Age of Comics comes to life with this collection of rare, archival-quality poster-sized reproductions of the past. Classic covers are presented in this unique, eco-friendly format for the avid collector as well as the casual fan. Each 20×28 inch poster is printed on premium, archival-quality, 100 percent recycled paper with soy-based inks, and fits in a standard poster frame.”
This officially-licensed collection features not only Cap, but other Marvel superheroes as well. You can buy it here.
Marvel Captain America Shield 6800mah Power Bank
They may not have had tablets, smartphones, and laptops back when Captain America became who he was, but there’s no doubt their technology outweighs ours today. Still, you can have this awesome-looking power bank to make sure you always have enough juice even though you’re out all day (or night).
Power up with Captain America’s shield. Get one here.
Get it at the Marvel shop.
Captain America Mr. Potato Head
Everyone loves Mr. Potato Head, so why not add a Captain America version to your collection?
“Captain America #6” Lithograph by John Romita Jr.
For art lovers, this Limited Edition of 1000 includes a Certificate of Authenticity.
Created by John Romita Jr., the “Captain America #6” lithograph on paper includes a black mat with the red Marvel logo embosssed on the mat.
Can you see it on your wall already?
Get the lithograph here.
And, I leave you with this.
Every good citizen makes his country’s honor his own, and cherishes it not only as precious but as sacred. He is willing to risk his life in its defense and its conscious that he gains protection while he gives it. – Andrew Jackson