Hot Toys' Iron Man Hulkbuster Could Be the Greatest Action Figure Ever

Once you accept the harsh truth that adding Hot Toys' upcoming Iron Man Hulkbuster to your collection probably means there won't be any money for your kids to go to college, it becomes easier to get excited about owning what is probably the most detailed figure ever created. » 12/19/14 9:14am Friday 9:14am

Hot Toys Just Gave Us a Peek At Iron Man's Avengers: Age of Ultron Armor

If you're trying to remain as spoiler free for the upcoming Avengers: Age of Ultron sequel, you've already read too far. Because Hot Toys, makers of some of the finest 12-inch figures around, have just posted a look at the company's upcoming Iron Man Mark XLIII on its Facebook page, which Tony Stark will be wearing in… » 12/16/14 9:19am 12/16/14 9:19am

Stupidly cool Iron Man parody turns a regular iron into a superhero

This parody makes absolutely no sense until it makes perfect sense. And that moment is when Tony Starch gets outfitted with the Iron Man Iron suit. I mean, the animation is pretty well done throughout the parody but that scene when the Febreze-like spray bottle turns into an Iron just slayed me. » 12/11/14 11:01pm 12/11/14 11:01pm

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