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Robert Downey Jr. celebrated his 49th birthday on April 4th which was opening day for Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Prior to the big day he said he planned to celebrate by inviting 50 kids over to his place to watch the movie with him, and this picture is the proof that he followed through on his promise.

Adding to the awesome that is Robert Downey Jr. is a story involving Jamie Foxx’s daughter. She had an Iron Man themed party and told everyone that she was personal friends with the real Tony Stark and that he’d be making an appearance. Foxx decided to ask Downey if there was any way he could come by, and not only did he say yes, he showed up with a bunch of Iron Man toys for the kids and stayed through the whole party.

Now that’s a superhero if ever there was one.

See a picture from Jamie Foxx’s daughter’s party after the break…

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Toy modder Chris Hooton (otherwise known as Sabretooth) is pretty talented when it comes to making unique action figures. Case in point: recently, he took a Monster High doll and transformed it into a teenage girl version of Iron Man. She still has full mobility (but can’t fly, sorry), and her face plate is removable too.

Check out some more pics after the break…

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Iron Man 2 isn’t one of the best Marvel movies, but it did have plenty of eye candy. The scene on the race track where Tony Stark’s armor springs to life from a suitcase is the most memorable of the film, and you can almost re-live it with this prop replica. The Mark V armor suitcase fuel cell is a 1/4 scale replica, and it was made from official Marvel references such as the original prop and 3D digital files.

Besides looking spectacular, the suitcase serves as a power supply to keep your phones, mobile devices, and gaming consoles charged and at full power. Tony Stark would appreciate both the look and function.

Pre-order now for an estimated ship date of April.

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Iron Bat by BossLogic.

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President Obama recently announced a new military initiative that should be of interest to us all. Specifically, he said “We’re building Iron Man”.

Sure, he tried to downplay it after he said it. I’m sure it just slipped out and then he had to cover, but we have a theory that there’s more going on here than the President may be suggesting.

Head after the break for the evidence.

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Tony Stark transforms into a superhero when he puts on Iron Man armor. If he just added the right music and a little flair, he could transform just like Sailor Moon. The colorful makeover works for Stark and it’s he kind of thing you could picture him doing when he’s had too much to drink. Maybe. This mash-up was made by students at the Chungkang College of Cultural Industries. They deserve passing grades just for coming up with this.

Watch the transformation after the break.

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Quilling is an art form that uses strips of paper that are coiled or rolled in various shapes to make a design. It probably takes an insane amount of patience to get it just right, and artist Alia Syed clearly has it. She’s used her skills to create some fantastically geeky paper quilled sculptures. The Boba Fett art pictured above happens to be my favorite but her paper creations also include Darth Vader, Iron Man, Batman, Master Chief, a Decepticon and more.

Check out more examples of her paper art after the break.

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Disney has finally taken a much anticipated step: it’s announced the first theme park ride from a Marvel franchise for Hong Kong Disneyland. Behold, the Iron Man Experience. Though they displayed Tony Stark’s Hall of Armor at Disneyland earlier this year, that was just a walk through. The Iron Man Experience is set to open in late 2016, and it’s an honest to goodness ride – a thrill ride, even. Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Chairman Tom Staggs explains what the ride will be like:

Upon entering the ride vehicle our guests will be able to take flight with Iron Man on an epic adventure that not surprisingly pits Iron Man, and our guests, against the forces of evil. This adventure will take place in the streets and skies of Hong Kong, which will make an even more unique and special experience for our Hong Kong Disneyland guests. In addition, guests will be able to meet and take photos with Iron Man.

I think a ride that takes you as Iron Man’s wing-person is a smart idea. They have plenty of options for villains and other heroes could make appearances (just speculating). Hopefully more Marvel rides make it into Disney parks soon!

Check out a few more pictures, including concept art, after the break.

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Yes, Robert Downey Jr. has a life-size, remote-controlled Iron Man suit that he can fly around the yard. Why? Because he’s freakin’ Tony Stark, that’s why! His staff commissioned the suit from Greg Tanous of RCSuperhero.com to celebrate the wrapping of The Avengers. Unfortunately, this life-size version was a one-shot deal but you can buy the 19″ toy version and zip it around your own neighborhood.

See video of the suit in action after the break…

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Who wants to own an Iron Man suit? I’m picturing many raised hands. Now, who can actually afford to buy one? My hand drops there. However, we can all get a 19″ flying version from RC Extreme Hero for around seventy dollars! I know that’s still not super cheap, but the toy is operated by remote control and you can make it fly around the park and add your own witty Tony Stark quotes as it zips along. Alternatively, you can pretend to be Jarvis.

See another pic and check out a video of the toy in action after the break.

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