The Mark 39 (Mark XXXIX) suit made its debut when Tony ordered J.A.R.V.I.S. to initiate the "House Party Protocol" in Iron Man 3. It earned its nickname, "Starboost", for having the ability to travel into sub-orbital ranges and for venturing into space, as it could withstand the cold temperature and radiation in space. Wayne Berendhuysen from EHV Props decided to create a real-life version, and it uses gas particles and 10-watt floodlight LEDs to simulate the thruster effect. Continue reading for more fascinating images from around the web.
Microsoft France created a special edition Stark Industries Xbox One modeled after the Iron Man suit, complete with light-up Arc Reactor. Plus, there's also a matching controller, with an illuminated home button and Stark Industries logo to top things off. Unfortunately, the company has only created three, which will be given away in upcoming promotions for Captain America: Civil War. Continue reading for a video and more information.
Marvel fans rejoice! HJC has unveiled a line of officially licensed Marvel motorcycle helmets that almost look too cool to wear, and they include: Iron Man, Captain America and The Punisher. Each one features an advanced polycarbonate composite shell for superior fit and comfort using advanced CAD technology, along with an otically-superior Pinlock 100% Max Vision-prepared face shield. Continue reading for more pictures.
This Captain America Waffle Maker has been a hot item online recently, and it's all because Robert Downey Jr. posted a status update with a few pictures. While an Arc Reactor model may be in the works, this one works exactly as expected...cooking up a shield-shaped treat. On a related note, did you know that the word "waffle" first appears in the English language in 1725 - "Waffles. Take flower, cream...? Get one here now. Click here to view some creative and geeky ways to eat waffles.
Wayan Sutawan has earned the title of "Indonesia's Iron Man" after building a robotic device that enables him to control his paralyzed left arm with just his thoughts. The father of three spent months working on this device using scrap metal as well as the knowledge he gained during his mechanical engineering studies in high school. The final product consists of a strap-on mechanism for his paralyzed limb connected to a headband that reads his brainwaves and transmits commands. Continue reading for a video and more information.
Iron Man suits are nothing new, but Thomas DePetrillo of Extreme Costumes has created one of the first Hulkbuster costumes we've ever come across. It stands a towering 9-feet tall, and can shoot frickin' green lasers from its eyes. When all was said in done, DePetrillo spent over 1,600-hours designing, planning and then piecing together a suit that was not only light enough to wear, but also flexible enough to move around in. Continue reading for a making of video and more pictures.
At first glance, this looks like a matte black Lamborghini Aventador, but when things get hot, literally, Iron Man armor is revealed. The paint job was completed by German graffiti artist Rene Turrek for an eye-watering $35,000. Continue reading to see a similar color-changing Captain America Lamborghini Gallardo. The coolest part is that you'll be able to drive around normally and have it transform in seconds with a Super Soaker at car shows. Continue reading to see Turrek's temperature-sensitive Captain America paint job on a Lamborghini Gallardo.
Not just any tony, this Hulkbuster is fully-mechanized and stands approximately 55cm (21 inches) tall. It features a Mark XLIII bust inside the Hulkbuster with LED light-up eyes and arc reactor on chest. On the outside, Hulkbuster sports metallic red, gold and silver armor, complete with a nifty weathering effect, as well as 16 LED light-up areas in the eyes, chest, repulsor palms, back, and legs. One caveat: it'll set you back $824.99. Continue reading for a video and more information.
Prince Armory's Samuel Lee specializes in custom costumes as well as suits of armor, and his latest creation is definitely no slouch. It's officially titled "Asgardian Iron Man," made from leather, with plenty of brass hardware. Unfortunately, since it's a one-off creation, you won't be able to purchase it, but Lee is always willing to take on custom orders should you want something similar. Continue reading for more interesting images.
For a genius with unlimited resources like Tony Stark, the sky is the limit when it comes to the types of Iron Man suits he can come up with. Hong Kong-based artist Jack Lee shows us what happens when the high-tech suit meets Japanese samurai warrior. In a time-lapse video, you'll see a variety of samurai battle armor, helmets and a bright orange robotic arm. The end result may look simple enough, but it took Jack countless layers to create this masterpiece. Continue reading for the clip.