I have to confess: In the vastness of the Marvel pantheon, Tony Stark/Iron Man has always ranked lower on my list than the rest of the current iteration of the MCU Avengers. I guess it's because I'm not very impressed by someone who has mostly used his money to buy what he wants - how hard is it to fight crime when you're a billionaire, really? I'll take Spidey any day over Iron Man.
But lest you think I'm hating on him, I'm not. Along with the billions of dollars, Tony Stark is also a brilliant mind, and he's come up with some even more brilliant inventions over the years.
One of those brilliant inventions is the Hulkbuster armor, which fans were salivating to see on the big screen for the first time in this summer's [The Avengers: Age Of Ultron](tag:293035) - and it delivered.
Now, the mad prop scientists over at Extreme Costumes have gone and built a life-sized, operable replica of the armor.
Life-sized. operable. Hulkbuster. armor.
And all it took them was a mind-boggling 1,600 hours of work.
That...is a lot of time and effort. But the result is well worth it, don't you think?
In case you can't check out the video above, photographer Ian Travis Barnard snapped some great shots of the suit in action:
My next request is that they make another version of the armor, and this time, make it able to be piloted like a Jaeger.