So you want to be Iron Man?

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One day, I'll make a rad Iron Man suit, one day...

I totally get you. You’ve just seen the latest Iron Man movie, and you reckon that with your bitchin’ three days of not shaving, you’d make a great Tony Stark. Of course, to be a member of the Avengers, you’re going to need more than just charm, billions of dollars and an impressively massive amount of brain power that is decades ahead of anyone. You’re going to need some armour. And you can have all that, for a price.

Provided that you also happen to be about 12 inches tall as well. A new Iron Movie means new action figures, and if you don’t feel like hitting Reggies, here’s some more collectible action figures that are ready for you to pre-order them.

There’s over three dozen new suits in Iron Man 3, but regular bank account busters Hot Toys have chosen to recreate three of them in miniature form. First up, you have the Mark XXXV, aka the Red Snapper. That’s a disaster rescue suit, that comes with extendable arms, LED lights, accessories and stands 35cm tall.

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It’ll also cost you $254.99, or around 2300 Randelas.

Next up, is the Mark XVII, or Heartbreaker suit. It’s still in development, so you’ll be saving yourself some cash in the interim at least. Also, buying all these action figures isn’t good for my health, thanks to the fact that I’m eating dog food for supper.

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And then you’ve got some Hulkbuster armour in the form of the Mark XXXVIII. Known as the Igor, this one pumps more weight than an entire locker room of people with gym cards, and will most likely command a premium price of around $300-$400 when it’s released.

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Of course, if spending that much cash makes you scoff to the max, then there’s always a full on replica of the current Iron Man 3 suit, up for grabs.

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It’s life size, weighs almost fifty kilograms and lights up. The price then, for the Mark XXXII? A cool $8499. That’s R76 917. Or enough to buy a decent car. Or an actual DIY suit kit that looks something like this:

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What, are you still laughing at how little it costs to pretend to be Iron Man? Ok then wise guy, if you’ve got so much cash to flaunt, then here’s how much it would really cost to get your ass into some armour, a suit that actually does fly:

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So all in all, how much does it cost to be Iron Man?

TOO

DAMN

MUCH!

Last Updated: May 2, 2013

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