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A judge has ruled that a lawsuit over the design for the “Iron Man” armor — which prosecutors Ben Lai and Ray Lai say is based on designs from their independent comic, “Radix” — has no place in the Massachusetts courts.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Disney and Marvel are protected from the lawsuit because state-level judge Denise Casper has decided the matter doesn’t belong in the Massachusetts courts. Casper said, “…the claims lack relatedness to his state with no specific allegations tying transactions, creations or marketing to Massachusetts.”
Aside from the contents of Batman’s subterranean garage, and Ghost Rider’s motorcycle-turned-low-rider, superhero vehicles are pretty rare these days. However, there was a time — let’s call it “the 1970s” — when every other costumed character seemed to have their own custom wheels, whether it was Superman’s Supermobile, Spider-Man’s Spider-Mobile or The Punisher’s Battle Van … mobile.
But if the work of WrapStyle Singpare is any indication, perhaps superhero cars are poised to make a high-priced comeback.
Ensuring that fans will soon have to build their own Hall of Armor, Hot Toys has unveiled another Iron Man 1/6th-scale action figure — and, perhaps predictably, it’s pretty stunning.
The latest entry in the Hong Kong toymaker’s “House Party Protocol” collection, it’s based on the Mark XV armor from Iron Man 3, nicknamed “Sneaky” because of its cloaking system.
These are tough times for Tony Stark, the billionaire playboy/inventor/superhero: Despite all of that wealth, fame and technology, he’s fallen so far that he’s turned to robbing a convenience story. Or at least he tried to rob one.
Police in Aberdeen, Scotland, say a man wearing a blue hoodie and Iron Man mask and wielding a knife entered a convenience store Tuesday night and demanded the owner empty the cash register. However, this Golden Avenger wasn’t prepared to be confronted by his greatest enemy — not Iron Monger or The Mandarin, but a fan.
If Funko’s upcoming Pop! and Dorbz offerings just weren’t enough for you, Tamashii Nations has released images and details for the first release in its S.H. Figuarts Captain America: Civil War lineup — it’s Cap himself, of course — and offers a glimpse of what’s to come.
This May, Captain America and Iron Man will go head-to-head over the Sokovia Accords in “Captain America: Civil War,” the latest installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. While much of the promotional material asks you to pick a side, you won’t have to when Funko’s new line of Pop! and Dorbz figures arrive in February and March.
Funko has debuted new Pop! figures of Captain America, Iron Man, Black Widow, Black Panther, Falcon, War Machine, Scarlet Witch, Sharon Carter, Winter Soldier and Crossbones for the upcoming film; additionally, Dorbz versions of Captain America, Iron Man, Black Widow, Black Panther, Falcon, Vision and Winter Solider have been announced. Notably, this will be Falcon’s first official Funko figure.
Taking a page from Tony Stark’s playbook, Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg has set a challenge for himself in 2016: to create a J.A.R.V.I.S.-like personal assistant.
“Every year, I take on a personal challenge to learn new things and grow outside my work at Facebook,” the billionaire philanthropist (Zuckerberg, not Stark) wrote on Sunday. “My challenges in recent years have been to read two books every month, learn Mandarin and meet a new person every day.My personal challenge for 2016 is to build a simple AI to run my home and help me with my work. You can think of it kind of like Jarvis in Iron Man.”
With a seemingly endless supply of battlesuits at his disposal, Tony Stark certainly doesn’t need a motorcycle. However, if the billionaire inventor/superhero were to hit the open road, he’d probably do so in a stylish Iron Man helmet something like these.
We’ve spotlighted several superhero-inspired motorcycle helmets, but few are quite as flashy (or as shiny) as these from Masei. With names like “Atomic-Man” and “Star Machine,” the designs probably aren’t licensed by Marvel and Disney, but they are approved by the Department of Transportation, which has to count for something.
U.K. company Rawlins Paints & Coatings has released “An Illustrated Guide to Iconic Fictional Locations,” showcasing memorable settings ranging from Superman’s Fortress of Solitude and Stark Tower to the Simpsons’ home and Walt and Jesse’s RV from Breaking Bad.
The world certainly doesn’t need another Iron Man action figure — there are already more than you can count — but Hot Toys’ new Iron Man 3 Mark XXVI Gamma Armor may be difficult for collectors to pass up. How else are they going to complete that Hall of Armor?
Part of the Hong Kong toymaker’s “House Party Protocol” collection, the 1/6th-scale figure recreates Tony Stark’s Heavy Construction Suit Upgrade, designed to withstand extreme temperatures, electrical surges and gamma radiation (hence the nickname “Gamma”).
In a Marvel Universe filled with nanotechnology, Pym Particles and unstable molecules, it was probably only a matter of time before Tony Stark turned his attention to little convertible backpacks like this one. Hey, you can only make so many Iron Man suits before that gets boring; tiny backpacks are virtually inevitable.
This “Absolut x Marvel” line isn’t real, but part of me — the large part that likes vodka, comic characters and graphic design — desperately wishes it were.
It’s a concept by Indonesian designer Krizia Soetaniman uses the iconic Absolut bottle as a vessel for minimalist, yet instantly recognizable, portraits of such Marvel characters as Wolverine, Spider-Man, Venom, the Hulk and, yes, Iron Man.
While billionaire playboy Tony Stark was busy schmoozing and carousing, China’s space agency may have gotten a peek at his plans for the Iron Man armor.
At the China International Industry Fair, held this week in Shanghai, the China National Space Administration unveiled both a shiny, gold-colored model for its planned Mars probe and a new robot that just so happens to resemble a certain Golden Avenger.
A century-old Scottish kiltmaker has unveiled a line of tartans inspired by Marvel and DC Comics superheroes.
It’s part of an effort by Paisley, Renfrewshire-based Houston Kiltmakers to spur interest in the traditional garments among a younger audience.
“I just did this to try and get to a younger generation and try to involve them with the tradition,” Stuart Davison, the company’s head of marketing, tells The Scotsman. “It’s a bit of an older generation thing at the moment.”
Michigan State University’s Spartan Marching Band transformed into the Merry Marvel Marching Society on Saturday, saluting the Marvel Universe during halftime of the game against Michigan.
During the six-minute-plus choreographed performance, the band gave musical nods to Guardians of the Galaxy, Iron Man, The Avengers and, yes, even the 1960s Spider-Man cartoon.