Ever notice how the steampunk versions of things are wildly impractical? I realize that plenty of people get excited about this stuff, ’cause, hey… Gears! And shiny brass! And shiny brass gears!
But, c’mon. Take this steampunk Captain America by John M. (a.k.a., “Jin”) on deviantART, a very-artfully-crafted Frankenstein of toy figure customization:
His base body was Air Strike Wolverine with Loki legs, Lex Luthor right hand, Medieval spawn left hand, X3 Juggernaut feet, and a DC Direct Dr Midnight head.
Really, though? With the shield? Yes, it’s very pretty, but what is it intended to deflect? Gentle breezes? Ambient lighting? Common sense?
To his credit, though, I’d rather watch a movie about a steampunk Captain America trying to fight crime while hoisting a 75-pound shield made of gears than some flick about boring, ol’ regular Captain America.
Via toycutter, who thinks I’m missing the point. (Shiny brass gears!)