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I don’t think we’re in Kansas anymore, Falcon. Darren Wallace is an Australian special effects artist who gets his kicks mashing up disparate films into uncanny parody trailers. His latest such clip may be his greatest masterwork yet.
When you think about it, Ultron in “Avengers: Age of Ultron” is really just the Tin Man from “Wizard of Oz,” except without a moral compass. He’s a heartless mechanical creation who joins up with other unfortunate downtrodden souls to reach his own end. Okay, so that’s stretching the Tin Man’s motives some, but stick with it for a minute and you’ll enjoy the heck out of Wallace’s “Avengers of Oz: Age of Tin Man” trailer.
Although most Marvel fans are looking ahead to Ant-Man, Captain America: Civil War and Doctor Strange, Hot Toys isn’t finished with Avengers: Age of Ultron just yet. This morning the high-end collectibles company unveiled its new 1/6th-scale Thor figure, based on the likeness of actor Chris Hemsworth in the blockbuster sequel.
Standing about 32 centimeters tall, the action figure boasts 30 points of articulation, a new head sculpt (which, judging from early reaction on Facebook, isn’t exactly a crowd-pleaser), four pairs of interchangeable palms, an LED light-up Mjolnir and a metal Mjolnir with lightning effect accessory, and a display stand.
As the clock ticks down to Comic-Con International — it’s less than a month away, start packing! — LEGO has announced a convention-exclusive Marvel Super Heroes playset: the “Throne of Ultron” from Avengers: Age of Ultron.
Revealed by The Hollywood Reporter, the 203-piece set features an Ultron minifigures and three Ultron Sentries. It’s priced at a reasonable $39.99, but you may have a devil of a time getting one, as they’ll parceled out in a limited number each day.
Countless thousands of Marvel fans likely would love to get their hands on a Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Iron Man Limited Edition, but how many are willing to pay in the high five figures for it?
One of those sweet, sweet red-and-gold smartphones sold Thursday for about $91,600 in an auction held by a China’s second-largest online retailer, JD.com. That’s just a little more than its suggested $1,079. So what’s so special about this phone that it would attract 92,429 bids, driving the price so high?
At long last, Hot Toys has unveiled its Avengers: Age of Ultron collectible figure of the Scarlet Witch, Hydra operative turned Ultron ally turned one of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes.
As with all the previous releases from Hot Toys, the 1/6th-scale action figure is “movie-accurate,” and based on the likeness of actress Elizabeth Olsen. Standing about 11 inches tall, the Scarlet Witch features 28 points of articulation, eight interchangeable hands (including some with red translucent fingertips), two power-using effects accessories, two necklaces, a display stand and, as a bonus … Ultron’s heart.
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.