A couple weeks ago, the news broke that the folks at Marvel had found a fun way to honor their uber patriotic hero Captain America at San Diego Comic-Con. It was revealed that the company was in the process of erecting a very special statue that featured the former World War II soldier in a heroic pose. Well, now you can take a look at it for yourself, as we spotted it this evening on the exhibit floor of the San Diego Convention Center.
The statue, which will be moved to Brooklyn, New York once San Diego Comic-Con is over, was built to celebrate the incredible 75th anniversary of the beloved character, and was featured as part of Marvel's huge booth on the convention show floor. Weighing in at a full ton, the design has Steve Rogers raising his iconic shield over his head, with the plaque he's standing on featuring a quote that says everything about the fictional hero's humble beginnings: "I'm just a kid from Brooklyn."
In addition to the incredible statue being on display, Marvel was also happy to show off the fact that Captain America fans everywhere will be able to purchase the design for themselves. No, you won't be able to get a copy of the full-size version that you can see above. Instead, they've created miniature versions that will be available for purchase. You can take a look at one of those below!
Sadly there wasn't any information about how much the statue will actually cost, and there is no mention regarding when it will actually start to ship, but hopefully we'll get those details soon.
Marvel has some very big plans for the Captain America 75th anniversary statue once San Diego Comic-Con comes to a close. Starting on August 10th, the art piece will be temporarily featured in the Children's Corner of Prospect Park, and it will stay there for a grand total of two weeks (it will kick off with a special ceremony/event on the first day that will run from 1pm to 3pm). In September it will be featured outside the Barclays Center, and from October to the end of the year, according to Marvel.com, it will be featured at the new flagship "Beyond" in Industry City.
What do you think of the Captain America statue? Do you think you'll be buying your own copy of the mini-statue? Hit the comments section below with your thoughts!