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While some artists are a masters of charcoal, watercolors or metal, Daniel Drake‘s chosen medium is pancake batter. Perhaps better known as Doctor Dan the Pancake Man, he’s gone from goof-off fry cook to “the World’s First Professional Pancake Artist,” which you have to admit probably looks pretty cool on a business card.
In a video now making the rounds thanks to Reddit, Dr. Dan takes on Avengers: Age of Ultron, creating pancake portraits of the Incredible Hulk, Captain America, Black Widow, Hawkeye, Thor, Iron Man, Nick Fury and even an impressively complex Ultron. Sorry, no Falcon, Scarlet Witch, Vision or Quicksilver …
Following a week-long buildup, Samsung this morning officially debuted its Galaxy S6 Edge Iron Man Limited Edition, a collaboration with Marvel to celebrate the “technological innovation and creative visual storytelling in Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron.”
As expected, the smartphone goes beyond a mere red-and-gold color scheme; there’s an Iron Man helmet etched on the back, a wireless charger designed to look like an arc reactor, 64GB of storage, and customized software with new icons and fonts.
A mere week after tantalizing fans with an image of the glowing box, Samsung has unveiled a new teaser for the Iron Man-themed special edition of its Galaxy S6 Edge, accompanied by the words “Coming Next Week.”
The shadowy image provides a slightly better idea of what to expect when the smartphone arrives: It’s, of course, red and gold, and — like the glowing box — boasts an image of Iron Man’s helmet. We’ll have to wait a while longer to find out whether it features its own J.A.R.V.I.S.
As promised, Hot Toys has unveiled a new wave of adorable Avengers: Age of Ultron Cosbaby figures that not only includes the Vision but also — brace yourselves! — Black Widow.
They’re joined by 3.75-inch bobblehead versions of Ultron Prime, Ultron Mark I, Iron Man Mark XLV, War Machine II and, in the collectible set of seven, Tony Stark, holding a teeny-tiny helmet.
Samsung today teased an Iron Man-themed special edition of its Galaxy S6 Edge smartphone that’s so glorious the contents of the box glow, like the briefcase from Pulp Fiction. Or maybe that’s simply a marketing ploy.
As for what’s inside, we only have a Korea Times report from last month in which a Samsung executive said the phone will (of course) be red, and reflect the design of Iron Man’s armor. It’s expected to be released either this month or in June, but the teaser says only “Coming Soon.”
Tony Stark, meet your newest — and possibly fiercest — rival: 26-year-old Xing Yile, a middle-school art teacher from China’s Henan province.
After seeing a trailer for Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron, Xing and some friends decided to recreate Iron Man’s Hulkbuster armor. According to Business Insider, they worked for two months in an underground parking garage in Zhengzhou, assembling the 11-foot-tall replica out of more than 100 fiberglass-reinforced plastic components.
Hot Toys has at last debuted the Avenger: Age of Ultron collectible figure so many have been waiting for: The Vision.
Teased last month, the 1/6th-scale “movie accurate” figure features 30 points of articulation, a newly developed head sculpt with detailed texture and Mind Stone, a tailored costume and cape, four pairs of interchangeable hands, a display stand and — spoiler alert? — Thor’s hammer.
ThinkGeek may have just won the competition for best Avengers: Age of Ultron licensed product — lord knows there’s enough of them — with this ingenious Captain America Shield Backpack. It’s a shield and a backpack!
Measuring 18 inches in diameter and 2.5 inches deep, it’s clearly designed for kids and adults — at least those adults who can pull off walking around with Captain America’s shield strapped to their backs. The shield is plastic, rather than a vibranium-adamantium alloy (undoubtedly to keep down costs), but that should be enough to protect the contents within.
There have been a lot of Avengers: Age of Ultron parodies — a lot of them — but I’m pretty sure none comes close to this one, in which Earth’s Littlest Heroes unite to defend their school against a math-loving robot.
Written by Alex Hoffman and directed by Éli Sokhn for DreamWorksTV, “Kid Avengers: A Little Age of Ultron” begins as a cute adaptation of the trailer, with children playing all of the roles. However, about midway through, the video turns into a funny critique of the sequel, and Marvel Studios in general, as the kids try to make sense of the plot and the players.
Hot Toys has revealed its second series of Avengers: Age of Ultron Artist Mix figures, designed by Touma, which includes The Vision and Iron Man Mark XLV.
The 13-centimeter-tall bobbleheads are joined by Thor, Iron Legion and the Incredible Hulk (who towers over the others at 14.5 centimeters). The deluxe set includes an exclusive gray Rampaging Hulk.
Sure, 33 flavors sounds great, until you realize Baskin Robbins locations in South Korea are serving up Avengers-themed ice cream and — better still — Avengers cake.
According to The Korea Times, the promotional tie-in to Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron has been a boon for the company, with Avengers Ice Cream — in three flavors, with candy representing Iron Man, Hulk and Captain America — resulting in a 40-percent increase in sales over April 2014. (Before you ask, the flavors, which have nothing to do with the characters, are chocolate fudge, chocolate and milk chocolate.)
Following a handful of teasers, 3A Toys has at last fully revealed its 1/6th-scale Ultron collectible figure, designed by Ashley Wood.
“I have to say, I’m super-proud of him,” Wood wrote in 3A’s latest newsletter. “I aggravated many making sure it was how I wanted it. I’m lucky to have very patient pros working to help me realize my vision.”
LEGO enthusiast Michael of MGF Customs/Reviews undertook a daunting task: to create custom “upgraded” minifigs based on Avengers: Age of Ultron. It was time-consuming task, but as you can see in the lengthy showcase video below, the results are impressive.
Michael overlooked no detail in creating everyone from Captain America and Black Widow to Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver to Ultron and The Vision. However, for the incredible Hulkbuster figure, he turned to Legohaulic.
Saturday Night Live and host Scarlett Johansson this weekend skewered both the romantic-comedy formula and Marvel Studios with a trailer for Black Widow: Age of Me, a parody that’s probably already fueling a few misguided Hollywood pitch meetings.
Demonstrating that “Marvel gets women,” the imagined solo movie mines every romcom trope for the story of Natasha Romanoff, who tries to juggle an internship at Fashion Weekly, a circle of good friends (including Thor as the stereotypical gay BFF), and a burgeoning romance with … Ultron.
There’s been a lot of Avengers: Age of Ultron promotional material, but there may not be anything quite as distinctive and as capable of holding large amounts of beverages as this Australian souvenir cup, shared by on Instagram by Tim Dillon, Marvel Studios’ executive director of marketing.
Shaped like the iconic Avengers “A,” it’s perfect for grabbing with two hands as you excitedly slurp down Coke Zero while Earth’s Mightiest Heroes attempt to fend off Ultron’s minions.