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As much as I may like Captain America, if this special-edition Xbox is what you receive for joining Team Iron Man, choosing sides just got really easy.
Spotted by Eurogamer, the Iron Man-themed Xbox One was produced by Microsoft to celebrate the release of Captain America: Civil War. “Designed by Stark Industries,” the console features an illuminated “arc reactor” centerpiece, with special branding, and a matching controller (which, naturally, has its own tiny arc reactor).
The folks behind the crowd-pleasing “How It Should Have Ended” have teamed with Klomp! Animation to launch “Hero Swap,” a new series that takes a popular film and replaces the hero with another character. First up: Gladiator, starring … Iron Man.
Tony Stark could totally blast his way through those other gladiators, right? Where would be the fun in that? In kinda-sorta second-century Rome, the billionaire playboy has to contend with a dwindling power source, and a Captain America who’s not so quick to send aid.
It’s not a Merry Marvel Marching Society membership card, but this new Marvel credit card may be as close as you’re going to get.
Partnering with Synchrony Financial, the company has introduced the Marvel MasterCard, available in five designs: Marvel heroes (the Avengers, Spider-Man and Guardians of the Galaxy), Iron Man, Spider-Man, Captain America’s shield, and a more subdued gray version, featuring icons of some of the characters.
When you’re ready to hop on your bike and hit the open road, you can now choose a side — Team Cap or Team Iron Man — with these officially licensed Marvel motorcycle helmets. Or, you can say to hell with both of them and justgo with Team Punisher, because when in doubt, bet on Frank.
Produced by HJC, the helmets boast a lightweight advanced polycarbonate composite shell, an advanced channeling ventilation system, and an anti-scratch face shield that’s particularly striking on the Iron Man version.
Colorist Frank D’Armata is selling a pretty sweet custom Iron Man bike for only $2,000.
The creator, who has done work on several Marvel titles as of late — including “Captain America: Sam Wilson” and “Inhumans: Attilan Rising” — wrote the following post on Facebook, advertising his Iron Man Tribute Aprilia Atlantic 200 up for sale:
If ever there were a must-have fashion accessory, it’s Tony Stark’s Iron Man glove, so beautifully showcased in the Captain America: Civil War trailers. Unwilling to wait for technology and couture to get their acts together and produce the real thing, Travis Polad created one of his own — out of LEGO.
The age-old question of whether The Joker prefers boxers or briefs is answered with the new wave of adult-size Underoos. (Ever the trickster, the Clown Prince of Crime is apparently a boxer briefs kind of guy.)
The Joker men’s set is joined by Supergirl, Deadpool, Robin, Dawn of Justice Wonder Woman, and BB-8 for women. There are also Civil War Captain America and Iron Man boxer brief sets for boys.
Following the debut of this impressively life-size LEGO Iron Man Hulkbuster, the Incredible Hulk won’t be doing any brick-smashing in London. It’s already been characterized as the United Kingdom’s “largest LEGO model.”
Fans of Skottie Young’s “baby variant” Marvel covers take note: Gentle Giant is releasing a series of limited-edition statues based on his adorably cartoonish art.
All three of them — Iron Man, Captain America and Thanos — are cute, naturally, but the grinning Mad Titan is easily the winner. He dons a child-sized Infinity Gauntlet, with which he grips a balloon featuring the likeness of his true love, Death.
Refusing to take sides in the conflict, Merchoid has followed that Captain America hoodie with the debut of a limited-edition Iron Man Mark 46 zip-up sweatshirt.
Part of the online retailer’s Captain America: Civil War collection, the Iron Man Mark 46 hoodie modeled after Tony Stark’s armor from the upcoming Marvel Studios sequel. Red with gold accents, the sweatshirt features a silver panel styled after Iron Man’s arc reactor, and thumb holes in the sleeves — presumably to mimic the gauntlets.
Never mind those 3.75-inch and 6-inch action figures, Hasbro is upsizing its Marvel Legends line with a series of 12-inch collectibles, debuting this fall with Captain America and Iron Man from Captain America: Civil War.
As Toybox notes, this would seem to be a bid by Hasbro to tap into the high-end market serviced by Hot Toys and other companies. However, these fully articulated figures won’t come with the high-end price tag: They’re expected to sell for about $50 each.
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.