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Hot Toys shows no signs of letting up with its line of Marvel collectible figures, which continues with this exclusive 1/6th-scale Iron Man Mark VII in Stealth Mode.
Just how exclusive is it? It’s a movie promo edition that will be available for preorder during stops on “Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron Exhibition,” which will tour Asia from April through July.
Leave it to billionaire playboy Tony Stark to engineer gold Mark XXI armor, and leave it to Max Factory’s Figma line to issue the appropriately titled Iron Man “Midas” variant.
As Toybox helpfully breaks down for us, the 7-inch articulated figure boast wrist-mounted rocket launchers in each gauntlet, FX attachments to make it look as if Iron Man is firing repulsor blasts or flying through the air, and, of course, a stand.
There are numerous levels of comics fandom, ranging from the casual fan who picks up the occasional issue and watches the television shows and movies to the devotee, who tracks down entire runs of series and collects original art.
And then there’s the level of fan who would have an entire apartment designed in an Avengers theme.
The Cincinnati Cyclones aren’t the only ones aping Tony Stark’s style. On Friday, select retailers in Japan and elsewhere will begin selling the Reebok Insta Pump Fury OG, aka “Iron Man.”
Both the burgundy-and-yellow color scheme and the silhouette take their cues from the Golden Avenger, although I’m guessing the similarities end there (no jets in the soles, unfortunately).
The Cincinnati Cyclones took to the ice Saturday wearing if not the best Stark Industries has to offer, then something that looks a heck of a lot like it.
Yahoo! Sports reports the East Coast Hockey League team donned Iron Man-like jerseys — the Cyclones logo is the perfect stand-in for the arc reactor — as part of its “superhero night” promotion, which featured appearances by Marvel characters.
When it came time for 7-year-old Alex, who was born with a partially developed right arm, to be presented with a 3D-printed bionic limb developed by Albert Manero, Robert Downey Jr. wanted in on the action.
Dressed as bionics expert Tony Stark, the star greeted the young superhero fan in a hotel room, where Downey compared his Iron Man gauntlet to Alex’s new arm. “You know who that is?” a Alex is asked in the video below. When Alex responds “Iron Man,” the actor can barely contain his joy.
Let’s face it, as soon as one billionaire-playboy superhero got in on the Fifty Shades of Grey craze, it was only a matter of time before that other one tried his armor-covered hand at it. After all, Tony Stark had cornered the market on “handsome, charming businessman with a dark side” before Christian Grey was even a thought in E.L. James’ head.
This Fifty Shades/Iron Man mashup isn’t as polished as “Fifty Shades of Wayne,” but it certainly has its moments, particularly at the end.
Not content with its conquest of cinemas and the direct market, Marvel has now turned its attention to home appliances. Small appliances, but still …
Soon, fans will be able to eat waffles emblazoned with Thor’s hammer, Iron Man’s mask, Captain America’s shield and Hulk’s fist, prepared — where else? — in an Avengers-themed waffle maker from Select Brands. The company is also developing Marvel-inspired toasters, single-serve coffeemakers and more.
If you’ve never really gotten into soccer, it’s may be due to the sports disappointing lack of optic blasts, lightsabers and magic spells. Luckily for you, this video “Super Hero Soccer” remedies all of that.
Produced by Four32Productions and Dark Pixel, the short brings together a disparate group of heroes — from Superman and Wonder Woman to Neo and Desmond Miles to Spider-Man and Hermione Granger — for a no-holds, and no-powers, barred soccer match. It’s unclear who wins, or if they were even keeping score, as the game is called because of … well, you’ll see.
Standing 9 feet, 10 inches tall, the statue is a match for the equally imposing Hulk figure that the company will also produce. The Hulkbuster also has the ability to light up in certain areas, like the mask’s eyes. Both the Hulkbuster and the Hulk are part of a wider line of “Avengers”-themed pieces that Beast Kingdom will release.
For many, stars of professional sports are the closest things to real life superheroes. They’re bigger, stronger, and faster than seems humanly possible. They’re able to perform feats beyond the capabilities of your average individual, jumping and twisting and barreling through opponents.
But just imagine: If the stars of the NFL really were superheroes of comic book lore, who would be whom? The folks at NFL Memes went and matched up the biggest names in football with the biggest characters in comics to answer that question with these incredible mashup renditions. Some are obvious, like Calvin Johnson as Megatron and Cam Newton as Superman, but others are pretty spot on. There’s Odell Beckham Jr. as Spider-Man, Peyton Manning as Iron Man, Rob Gronkowski as Thor, and – perhaps best of all – Andrew Luck as the Beast.
On its Facebook page, Architecture & Design Magazine began an Internet-friendly initiative that turns your average household pet into something truly fantastic using only cardboard.
Subtitled only “Cardboard Cat Art,” the post features a compilation of photos that feature cats turned superheroes, among other things. Check out the photos below to see Iron Cat and Mario: Super Smash Kitty, and head to Architecture & Design Magazine’s Facebook page for more.
Fans of DC Comics and Warner Bros.’ big-screen plans may cringe a little at this Dorkly video, in which classic arcade versions of Iron Man, Captain America, Batman and Superman square off over their upcoming movie team-ups, Civil War and Dawn of Justice.
Short version? Well, that Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is essentially a lesser version of Captain America: Civil War, a stance that will undoubtedly launch a thousand Internet arguments. I’m not sure that holds much water, but the video is fun to watch as the Dark Knight turns his frustration on the Man of Steel.
After pitting Marvel against DC and the Empire against the heroes of both companies, Alex Luthor has turned his attention to another sci-fi franchise, using the Tesseract to draw in the Decepticons for a fan trailer that mashes together all of the mass destruction of Michael Bay’s Transformers series with all of the … mass destruction of superhero films.
When Megatron & Co. attack, it creates a threat so big that not even the combined powers of the Avengers, Superman, Batman, Spider-Man, the Guardians of the Galaxy, Green Lantern, Spider-Man, Arrow and The Flash aren’t enough to stop them. That’s when Nick Fury calls in some help …
Last year we spotlighted a pretty stylish Dark Knight-inspired motorcycle helmet, but what if you prefer, say, The Punisher, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles or Wonder Woman to Batman? AirGraffix has you covered.
The Mattoon, Illinois-based company specializes in custom-painted helmets that can transform the rider into everyone from Goku and Deadpool to Iron Man and Spawn. It’s not all superheroes or comic books, either; there’s an assortment of Star Wars, Transformers and Power Rangers designs, for starters.