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Captain America Waffle Maker

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 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.

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Iron Man Indonesia

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.

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Iron Man Hulkbuster Suit

Photo credit: Ian Travis Barnard via Laughing Squid

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.

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Iron Man Lamborghini

Photo credit: Keno Zache / via GT Spirit

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.

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Hulkbuster Toy

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.

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Thor Iron Man Suit

Photo credit: Prince Armory

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.

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Iron Man Samurai

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.

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Photo credit: Sam Kwok

In an alternate universe, there just might be a Tony Stark-designed Batman suit, but unfortunately, we'll have to settle for this custom figurine. Artist Sam Kwok takes various store-bought Iron Man figurines, adds elements and then repaints them to whatever style his heart designers. Whether it be Gundam or Helly Kitty inspired, you'll find it here, and as you'll see, no detail was spared. Continue reading to see them all.

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Iron Man Hulkbuster Suit Homemade

Xing Yile, a 26-year-old middle school art teacher from China, liked Tony Stark's character so much that he decided to build a giant 11-foot-tall replica of the Hulkbuster suit, as well as a smaller Iron Man suit alongside it. Yile created the replicas in an underground parking lot in Zhengzhou, China, and is comprised of over 100 fiber-reinforced plastic components. Yile and his friends got the inspiration after watching the Age of Ultra trailer in March, and then proceeded to spend the last two months making the suits.

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The Avengers Warcraft

Photo credit: Daniel Kamarudin

If Disney decides that they want to dive head first into the MMORPG PC and mobile gaming world, acquiring Blizzard wouldn't be such a bad idea. Should that ever happen, seeing Marvel characters in the World of Warcraft universe would become a regular occurrence, or so we'd like to think. Artist Daniel Kamarudin has already imagined such a world and came up with his own versions of a fantasy-themed Avengers team. Continue reading to see all of the main Age of Ultron characters reimagined.

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