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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.


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.


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.


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.


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:


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:


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




Last Updated: May 2, 2013


  1. Sam Fourie

    May 2, 2013 at 17:22

    No price is too high to if the possibility of becoming Iron Man exists


    • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

      May 3, 2013 at 07:29



    • PointMan

      May 3, 2013 at 08:09

      Well said.


    • Ultimo_Cleric_N7

      May 3, 2013 at 08:56

      Here here!


  2. Rince da Ref Lvl2

    May 2, 2013 at 18:03

    I want a suit! I want to arrive at a meeting in my office wearing one, and sit down as if everything is totally fine, which it would be, because I would be WEARING MY IRONMAN SUIT!


    • Andre116

      May 2, 2013 at 19:38

      Then if someone says something to piss you off, your hands can start to slowly light up.


      • Rince da Ref Lvl2

        May 2, 2013 at 20:57

        Damn straight. Or just one shoulder rocket open slightly…


    • Gustav Willem Diedericks

      May 2, 2013 at 20:42

      You sir, have my upvote!


  3. Yolanda Green

    May 3, 2013 at 07:15

    I want to be Iron Woman, that can work, right? Right!?


  4. Yolanda Green

    May 3, 2013 at 07:15

    I want to be Iron Woman, that can work, right? Right!?


  5. matthurstrsa

    May 3, 2013 at 07:39

    Sorry, can’t talk now, going to play the lottery.


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