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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.
While there’s certainly a lot of Iron Man cosplay out there, few are as imaginative and fun as this “Iron Merman” mashup, which debuted late last month at Tampa Bay Comic Con.
It’s the work of Aracknoid3, who incorporated his wheelchair into the costume with the addition of the wonderfully crafted fishtail, and included such details as the repeating trident insignia, light-up “gills” on the torso, the helmet (with its catfish-like whiskers), and of course the trident itself.
Kia Parsons wanted a traditional wedding cake, with sophisticated flowers and beads. However, her husband-to-be Billy Bunning envisioned something more playful that would reflect his love of comic books. Their compromise is pretty inspired.
Designed by Julia Baker of Tier By Tier in Milton Keynes, England, the beautiful four-tiered cake is all business up front, precisely how Parsons imagined. But in the back? Fondant curtains are pulled back to reveal tiers representing Iron Man, Batman, Spider-Man and Captain America.
Perhaps overshadowed at the D23 Expo by big announcements about Star Wars- and Toy Story-themed lands at Disney parks was the first ride footage from the Iron Man Experience, debuting next year at Hong Kong Disneyland.
Announced in October 2013, the estimated $100 million attraction will “take guests on an epic adventure against the forces of evil over the streets and in the sky above Hong Kong.” It will be the first permanent Marvel attraction at any Disney theme park.
The New-York Historical Society will explore the history of superhero comics, and the city’s importance “as a creative force behind a uniquely American mythology,” in an exhibition called “Superheroes in Gotham.”
“Comics are a huge cultural force, but few remember their New York roots,” Dr. Louise Mirrer, president and CEO of the New-York Historical Society, said in a statement. “’Superheroes in Gotham’ will immerse visitors in the early days of comics and their evolution, so they can learn more about the genesis of their favorite characters, encounter new voices that continue the creative tradition today, and perhaps see aspects of their own neighborhoods imaginatively captured on the page.”
When you set out to unleash hell on the crime-ridden streets of Los Santos, sometimes plain ol’ Mark III armor with repulsor rays and missiles just isn’t enough. No, sometimes you need to break out the serious firepower, like, say, the Hulkbuster.
That’s exactly what JulioNB did in his latest PC mod for Grand Theft Auto V, which is pretty impressive. His Hulkbuster is so detailed and on-model, that it could be mistaken for an official release.
Dustin McLean of “DIY Prop Shop,” who only recently demonstrated how to create a hoverboard like the one from Back to the Future Part II, is back, this time to reveal the secrets of Iron Man‘s arc reactor. Not a working arc reactor, mind you (I’m not sure the local hardware store even carries those parts), but rather a pretty convincing replica.
The cost? About $39.