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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.
With some help from the Disney Accelerator program, a U.K. company has developed prosthetic limbs for kids inspired by Iron Man, Star Wars and Frozen.
“Now kids can get excited about their prosthetics,” states Bristol-based startup Open Bionics. “They won’t have to do boring physical therapy, they’ll train to become heroes. They’re not just getting medical devices, they’re getting bionic hands inspired by their favorite characters.”
Decades of hard work and innovation, first by Howard Stark and then by Tony Stark, have brought us to this: the Iron Man Mini-Fridge.
Forget all of the battle armor, weapons of mass destruction and nano-whatsits, this may be the pinnacle of Stark Industries achievement. Sold by ThinkGeek, the 14-cubic-foot fridge holds an entire six-pack, and its door is molded to resemble Iron Man’s helmet, complete with light-up eyes. It even has a handle, for easy carrying.
Clocking in at 9 and a half feet and weighing “OMG too much,” the highly detailed costume is the product of more than 1,600 hours of work — and it shows. Note the light-up arc reactor, eyes and, um, kneecaps, and the probably-not-lethal laser beams.
Certainly not one to pass up low-hanging fruit (see “The Pun-isher” and “Hulk Run Errands”), Fox’s Animation Domination High-Def takes on Tony Stark’s legendary drinking problem in “Iron Man’s Wasted.”
Set to the tune of Black Sabbath’s “Iron Man” (because, of course), “Iron Man’s Wasted” follows the Golden Avenger from one low to the next, as he texts ex-girlfriends, gets a bad tattoo, robs a liquor store, and is tossed — ever-so-briefly — in jail. Warning: The video contains profanity … and cartoon penises.
It’s difficult to imagine a scenario in which Tony Stark, with his high-tech armor and repulsor beams, would need the elegant weapon of a Jedi Knight, but if it leads to something like this Iron Man-themed lightsaber, then I’m all for it.
Based on the design of Starkiller’s lightsaber from Star Wars: The Force Unleashed, it’s the creation of Custom Saber forum member Eastern57, the red-and-gold weapon features its own miniature arc reactor.
Further widening the Avengers: Age of Ultron collectibles gap — seriously, there must be eight Iron Man figures for every one of the other characters — Kotobukiya has revealed images and details for its Iron Man Mark 45 ARTFX statue.
If you’re a fan of all things Tony Stark, and ARTFX statues, this will likely find a place in your collection. Standing 12 inches tall, the 1/6th-scale figure features the expected movie details, along with LED lights in the arc reactor, eyes and palms, and an Avengers display stand.
Hot Toys has revealed the first look at its Iron Man Mark III (Stealth Mode Version) collectible figure, which will premiere this weekend at the Singapore Toy, Game & Comic Convention.
The die-cast 1/6th-scale figure will be available for purchase at the event, alongside the stealth version of the Mark XLIII Cosbaby bobble-head. Fans will also be able to preorder the Hot Toys-exclusive 1/6th-scale First Order Stormtrooper Squad Leader from Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
Of all the Hulkbuster collectibles rolled out before and after the release of Avengers: Age of Ultron — and there have been a lot — this may be my favorite: the Iron Man-Hulkbuster remote-control power lamp from infoThink.
Designed to resemble the Hulkbuster’s helmet (it even says “Hulkbuster” across the back), it features five modes: Fade, Smooth Breathing, Flash, Multi-Effects and Soothing Sleep. The visor even opens and closes by remote.
The wonderful world of Etsy offers a ton of awesome items from hard-working people looking to share their crafts with the world — including a lot of nerdy fans combining their love of crafts with their love of pop culture. From “Game of Thrones” House medallions and Doctor Who fan art to Lord of the Rings replica weapons to FFVII’s buster sword, there’s practically no limit to what you might find when you venture down the Etsy hole. However, one of the coolest and most fun things out there — and a craft on the mega-rise — are crocheted and knitted items.
Probably gaining the most recognition after the Jayne’s hat incident — in which Fox basically stood as the poster child of why we can’t have nice things — knitted and crocheted hats based off popular fandoms have had a meteoric rise and there are some dang good and awesomely fun items out there, especially from the realm of comic books.
Check out some of the cool comic book crocheted and knitted items we found after the jump.
Captain America and Iron Man stand for a lot of things: freedom, heroism, snark, avenging. Now we can add one more to that list: skincare.
A Japanese cosmetics company named Isshin-do Honpo created face masks modeled after the First Avenger and the famous genius, billionaire, playboy philanthropist that not only allow you to cosplay as the Marvel Comics heroes but also clean your skin as well.
Each pack comes with both masks and costs only $27, allowing you to properly choose whose side you’re on in preparation for the release of “Captain America: Civil War” on May 6, 2016.