Ant-Man Rises to the Occasion With New SH Figuarts Figure
Ant-Man hasn't been a major fixture of the Captain America: Civil War promotion, but we've known he was going to be in the film ever since Falcon teased his imminent arrival with a post-credit blurb. Interestingly enough, there might be certain story reasons that Ant-Man's been absent from a lot of the toy line attention to this point, but we won't spoil that here today. No, instead, we're just going to take a look at the updated Ant-Man suit the character is apparently donning in the film.
Tamashii Nations' SH Figuarts Captain America: Civil War line already has its two biggest guns up for pre-order, Captain America and Iron Man, but for the third character in the series, the company went with arguably the least well-known hero of the bunch. The SH Figuarts Ant-Man beats characters like Black Widow and Falcon to release, but that's sort of okay with us. It would be nice to get that Black Widow Figuarts after like sixty movies, but Ant-Man doesn't exactly have a million toys exploding off of shelves either, and at least this time we know a Black Widow is almost definitely, probably, assuredly coming and not just a pipe dream. But hey, Ant-Man!
Let's talk about this new suit. It starts with that helmet, which you'll notice is much more streamlined in its design. The red racing stripes are gone, and the rebreather and antennae are more more cohesive in their styling. They don't look like tacked on parts anymore. Oddly, the Marvel movie costumes have typically gotten more outrageous and detailed each time out, and Ant-Man's seemingly gone in the other direction with his headgear.
His uniform isn't all the different from the waist up. The torso in particular is almost identical to the last iteration. The shoulder pads and sleeves are tailored slightly differently, and his got much improved bracers for his forearms. The previous version of the costume merely featured red striping down the side of his legs, but now it's much more prominent, and has even bled into the knee pads. It's almost fair to say the red is no longer a mere highlight in Ant-Man's uniform, and may as well be considered the primary color over the black.
Articulation looks nice, and you'll be able to pose Ant-Man in a variety of ways based on these promo pictures. There's no word on an unmasked head, but this figure will come with a 15mm tall miniaturized version as an accessory. As you can can see in the image below, that makes him smaller than one of those little creamers you get for coffee at a diner. That's pretty small.
Pre-orders are not yet available, but you can follow Tamashii's posts to stay up to date about when Ant-Man will be buyable. He'll retail for around $55 when he comes out in July.