It's Too Bad This Stunning Iron Man Mark II Statue Doesn't Move

What Sideshow Collectible's new Iron Man Mark II quarter-scale statue (based on the second suit Stark built in the 2008 film) lacks in articulation, it makes up for in size and detail. At 26-inches it's just over two-feet tall, and features a perfect gloss metallic paint job, and light-up features in the helmet,… » 11/10/14 10:26am 11/10/14 10:26am

Wearable Marvel Sleeping Bags Prep You For Some Really Heroic Dreams

If you've never seen or heard of the Selk'bag wearable sleeping bags before, you're getting up to speed at the perfect time. You can think of them as a one-piece pajama for adults except with the same amount of insulation you'd find in a sleeping bag, so they'll keep you extra warm at night. And now they're available… » 11/04/14 6:27pm 11/04/14 6:27pm

How Close Are We to a Real Iron Man Suit?

If we are just talking about an armored suit that augments a human's strength and weaponry, then we're extremely close. But if we're talking about something with all of the primary abilities of Iron Man's character (i.e. flight, clean infinite power, and repulsor beams), that may never become a reality. The current… » 9/19/14 2:03pm 9/19/14 2:03pm

12 Excellent Movies That Use VFX To Tell A Story

It's summer movie season, which means lots of effects-heavy, big budget romps. And it's easy to feel numbed by all this digital overkill. But when visual effects are used well, they can tell the story instead of distracting from it. Just check out our list of 12 movies that use VFX purely as a storytelling tool. » 5/07/14 4:39pm 5/07/14 4:39pm

Spot-on Muppets ad replaces everyone in New York with Animal

If you leave aside the fact that The Muppets are shilling for the world's crappiest brand of tea, this TV commercial in which everyone in New York gets replaced by Animal from the Muppets is absolutely brilliant. Because the truth is, my friends, that everyone eventually turns into Animal in this city. » 2/27/14 9:44pm 2/27/14 9:44pm

Obama says US Army is building a real Iron Man and no, he is not joking

Last Tuesday President Obama met with top engineers and Pentagon people. He publicly said: "Basically, I'm here to announce that we're building Iron Man [...] Not really. Maybe. It's classified." People laughed, but the truth is that yes, the US military is building Iron Man, and the first prototypes are coming in… » 2/27/14 12:53pm 2/27/14 12:53pm

According to Tony Stark's code, the Iron Man suit is made with Lego

Forget everything you think you know about Iron Man. Turns out he was powered by Lego. Yes, you read that correctly. The Tumblr "Source Code in Television and Films" by John Graham-Cumming has exposed the programming code Tony Stark used to bring his Iron Man suit to life. And it's a code for a Lego computer. » 1/15/14 5:47am 1/15/14 5:47am

Glowing Arc Reactor Coasters Are Just Enabling Tony Stark

It wasn't dealt with much in the movies, but in the Iron Man comic books Tony Stark is constantly battling alcoholism. And that's what makes these light-up glowing coasters ironic. On the big screen, he used the technology he developed to fight crime and make the world a better place. But in the comics, he would have… » 11/20/13 5:00pm 11/20/13 5:00pm

US Army to get Iron Man suit for troops in just four years

This is not the first time that the US Army Research, Development and Engineering Command (RDECOM) has talked about their desire to get a real life version of Iron Man's suit for soldiers, but now it's giving a very specific timeframe: "The goal is to have a contract in place by next fall and have suits ready for full… » 11/19/13 2:51am 11/19/13 2:51am

The Flying Iron Man Suit We All Can Afford

It makes sense that the superheroes (and supervillains) with the best toys also happen to have access to billions of dollars to fund their exploits. The fact of the matter is, you're probably never going to own a life-size flying Iron Man suit. And instead of sulking about it, you should be happy that this 19-inch… » 9/05/13 3:20pm 9/05/13 3:20pm

A Cast That Makes You A Little Bit Iron Man Is Awesome

If you're wearing a cast, something bad probably happened. You may feel crappy about it or frustrated or some other dark feeling, but you tell yourself it isn't unbelievably itchy and just try to ignore it. Or. You draw an Iron Man arm on it and then you are a bamf anytime you do anything. Caligineus posted a friend's… » 8/18/13 7:47pm 8/18/13 7:47pm