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Amazing replica of steve rogers' defensive device! awesome deluxe shield is crafted from metal and makes a great addition to a costume, wall, or collection. it measures approximately 23 3/4-inches in diameter and looks fantastic for display or for your protection.
- Product Dimensions: 24 x 24 x 3 inches
- Shipping Weight: 3.2 pounds
- ASIN: B006UHI96Y
- Item model number: 19079
- Date first available at Amazon.com: July 22, 2009
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Upon arrival, the shield, despite being packaged very well, had numerous dents. Since it was packaged as well as it was, I can only assume it was placed in the box to be shipped with the dents already present. After removing it from the box, I found that the metal the shield is made from is very thin and weighs next to nothing. The seller's description of the product was true, in that the shield was new in box, metal, ~24" in diameter, etc.
What wasn't told is that the metal is flimsy--prone to denting and warping. The straps on the back are adjustable, but thin elastic, so that even when adjusted properly, the elastic expands and the shield does not stay in place.
The shield is a good wall decoration, and a decent costume prop, but for it to be worth ~$70 + tax is very questionable. When I make a costume, I go all out and make it the best it can be (want proof? check: [...] for my Ghostbusters costume). In order to use the shield for my costume, I'll have to modify it: replace the straps with something more sturdy and not elastic, and reinforce the back with resin/fiberglass so that the slightest touch won't dent it. After paying ~$70 for it, I shouldn't have to spend more money modifying it so that it doesn't dent and warp.
If you're considering purchasing this shield b/c you want a metal one and it's the best you can find, just know that you'll probably have to modify it. If you're fine with that, then go ahead.
I love the shield. I do. It's just a bit of a gripe that it is so cheaply made despite its price.
That aside, it looks good and would be a decent wall decoration. But I would not pay more than 35 dollars for this work of art. :( I feel robbed.
The picture listed on Amazon is not the actual item. What you receive is similar to the photo in that it is a Captain America shield, but the metal, from where it was stamped, has stamp lines around each ring and the star. There were also what looked like dents in it when received, but with a closer look seem to be markings from when it went through the stamping process. It also has around the edge a fold from hiding the sharp edges. It should have been folded to the inside to hide it. The folded ring is a gold color, the same as the back and clashes with the red, white and blue. Whoever called it a trash can lid hit the nail on the head.
There are also rivets on the front for the straps on the back that looks pretty crappy. This design was not thought through well.
If you are thinking of buying a shield, I recommend going with the 24" plastic. It will stand up better over time. It is also half the price. I hope my experience has helped.
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But the shield isn't that bad. Excellent for a display piece, but can bend. Do not throw.