To everyone interested in buying this figure, and also to certain other Amazon reviewers who obviously didn't understand what they were buying, you should take note of the reason why this figure is referred to as "ULTIMATE Captain America".
This figure is not based on the Captain America character that has been appearing in comics since World War II. This is based on the "alternate reality" version of Cap that appears in the Marvel Comics series THE ULTIMATES and THE ULTIMATES 2, part of the "Ultimate" line of Marvel Comics that re-envisions classic Marvel characters as debuting in modern times and more realistic situations. The "Ultimate" version of Cap is more violent, more soldier-like, and less of a "pretty boy", goody-goody type than the classic Captain America. If you're buying this figure expecting it to be the idealistic, smiling, "truth, justice, and the American way" Cap that appears in the "regular" Marvel Comics line, you will be disappointed. This is Captain America from the "Ultimate" line--thus, the figure's name of "Ultimate Captain America".
As for the figure itself, it is no better or worse than most Marvel Legends figures of late. The amount of articulation is impressive as always, but often some joints ruin the look of a beautifully sculpted figure, and no matter how articulated a figure is, it is often difficult and even sometimes damaging to the figure to get it into a pose that is accurate to the character portrayed. Die-hard Marvel fans who can look past the flaws will enjoy it, but don't plan on buying this as a toy to give to a child--the downsides of the figure will ultimately frustrate the average kid. Annoyingly for those of use who would like to introduce the younger generation to Marvel characters, the Marvel Legends line has become far more of a collector's display line than a series of fun toys.