There's A Real Life Iron Man - - And He Lives in China

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Posted by No_name_here (330 posts) - - Show Bio
It's like THE ARMOR WARS has come true!

Usually, one of the first thoughts anybody has upon seeing a cosplayer at convention is, “I wonder if his co-workers know about this?” You figure that most people are good enough at maintaining double-lives; they can keep their personal peccadilloes squarely separate from their professional life. That’s not the case for Wang Kang, a Shanghai man who showed up to work one day in this startling-accurate replica of the Mark I Iron Man armor…

== TEASER ==

The quote that the Telegraph got from the guy is priceless, too…

No colleagues knew my mission. Some of them froze there seeing me approach. Some were even screaming in fear.

Nothing like a little terror to break the dreary of the ol’ office grind, right?

Tony Stark may be able to fend off all manner of supervillainous foes, but this Iron Man proved helpless against a company security guard. He was told to get out of the building (though it’s unclear if that happened before or after the camera blitz in the video.)

While there’s maybe some irony in how an old school commie smasher like Iron Man has finally been embraced beyond the “red curtain” like this, I’m more amused by how this stacks up against that lady in TREKKIES. As outrageous as it might be to drop approximately 500 bucks on a 112 lbs suit like this, that's still well-adjusted behavior in comparison to showing up to work, every single day, in a Starfleet uniform with an arsenal of toy accessories.

#1 Posted by nomadicxnightmare (142 posts) - - Show Bio

Haha! Nice!

#2 Posted by Mumbles (843 posts) - - Show Bio

lol

#3 Posted by Dracade102 (8126 posts) - - Show Bio

The Mandarin's going to be pleased with this news...

#4 Posted by Amegashita (3560 posts) - - Show Bio

  So Japan has Gundams, and China has Iron Man.  What does America have again?

#5 Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus (6836 posts) - - Show Bio

Now that is too cool, lol

#6 Posted by spider-man 2996 (659 posts) - - Show Bio

Thats really cool. I wonder how long it took to make it??
#7 Posted by cattlebattle (13698 posts) - - Show Bio

Thats f**king awesome

#8 Posted by Kallarkz (3295 posts) - - Show Bio
lol! very nice
#9 Posted by zombietag (1491 posts) - - Show Bio

i bet i could beat him up even with the suit

#10 Posted by primepower53 (5591 posts) - - Show Bio

The best America can come up with is an iron man face plate that locks into place....

#11 Posted by Grandmaster_Fro (44 posts) - - Show Bio

This man is awesome

#12 Posted by TypingKira (3345 posts) - - Show Bio
@Dracade102 said:
The Mandarin's going to be pleased with this news...
YES! My little cousin wonders if it's possible to wear a tie in that suit without the silk catching fire from the arc reactor.  
#13 Posted by AirDave817 (858 posts) - - Show Bio

Wow!

#14 Posted by The Poet (8179 posts) - - Show Bio

Ok, I know everyone has a hobby outside of the office, but...wow thats some hobby!
 
I love this...

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#15 Posted by Nighthunter (28589 posts) - - Show Bio
@Amegashita said:
  So Japan has Gundams, and China has Iron Man.  What does America have again?
A black president 
 
Hooray for progress!  
 
#16 Posted by Iron_Lad (313 posts) - - Show Bio

Freaking Awesome! 
 
I love his little dance at 00:18. XD

#17 Posted by DKing_CiCADA (330 posts) - - Show Bio

Damn when I heard the Chinese was gonna use more of their money on military spending I had no idea this would be the outcome. China is gonna be the next super power and the states will fall under their iron fist. Plan B time to move to Canada! 

#18 Posted by Amegashita (3560 posts) - - Show Bio
@Nighthunter said:
A black president 
 
Hooray for progress!  
 
  LMFAO.
#19 Posted by justafan (132 posts) - - Show Bio
@Nighthunter said:
@Amegashita said:
  So Japan has Gundams, and China has Iron Man.  What does America have again?
A black president 
 
Hooray for progress!  
 
that's what's up
#20 Posted by Decept-O (7458 posts) - - Show Bio

I thought exactly the same thing as Tom Pinchuk did regarding Iron Man's appearance in China given his "original" origin!   
 
Pretty neat, though, shows how global comic books are continuing to be. 

#21 Posted by Blastov (23 posts) - - Show Bio

He's surprisingly mobile in that thing, his movements don't look all that rigid as I would expect.
#22 Posted by Icon (2110 posts) - - Show Bio

That's wicked. Yeah I loved his little dance there too. lol

#23 Posted by MrUnknown (1628 posts) - - Show Bio

Super awesome! 
Now go make the red and gold one so I can steal it when it's done XD

#24 Posted by DH69 (4193 posts) - - Show Bio

was there any doubt that the chinese would beat us to it?

#25 Posted by jerfro23 (98 posts) - - Show Bio
@Nighthunter said:
@Amegashita said:
  So Japan has Gundams, and China has Iron Man.  What does America have again?
A black president 
 
Hooray for progress!  
 
 

Made my day
#26 Posted by MrCipher (273 posts) - - Show Bio

Call me when he can fly (clumsily) and shoot fire from his hands... :)

#27 Posted by sladewilson30 (207 posts) - - Show Bio

that's totally awesome

#28 Posted by iLLituracy (13495 posts) - - Show Bio

We lose...

#29 Posted by Emperormeister734 (831 posts) - - Show Bio

i dreamed of this day to happen

#30 Posted by lastdrag0n89 (570 posts) - - Show Bio
@jerfro23 said:
@Nighthunter said:
@Amegashita said:
  So Japan has Gundams, and China has Iron Man.  What does America have again?
A black president 
 
Hooray for progress!  
 
Made my day
haha! Yeeeaaa
#31 Posted by doddy (250 posts) - - Show Bio

fricking awesome!

#32 Posted by doddy (250 posts) - - Show Bio

fucking awesome!!!

#33 Posted by RetroLegends (11 posts) - - Show Bio

That looks terrific. Very impressed.

#34 Posted by dorsk188 (236 posts) - - Show Bio

It's not surprising that people freaked out. 
 
I got a similar reaction when I went through a similar phase with my favorite comic book character: Dr. Manhattan.

#35 Posted by Outside_85 (10917 posts) - - Show Bio
@dorsk188 said:
It's not surprising that people freaked out.  I got a similar reaction when I went through a similar phase with my favorite comic book character: Dr. Manhattan.
Lol
#36 Posted by Silkcuts (5123 posts) - - Show Bio

I wonder if the flame-thrower is legal in China

#37 Posted by GT-Man (3945 posts) - - Show Bio

tats funny n cool lol
#38 Posted by Vance Astro (91697 posts) - - Show Bio

Robert Downey Jr. is the real Iron Man and he's in America. 
 
HADOUKEN CHINA!!!

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#39 Posted by PeteyParker (21 posts) - - Show Bio

There was a guy that made a War Machine suit what about how awesome that was......

#40 Posted by Deadcool (6762 posts) - - Show Bio

I already knew that, damn China, I am proud.
#41 Posted by avengpymhawk (377 posts) - - Show Bio

Cool!
#42 Posted by NightFang (10467 posts) - - Show Bio
@lastdrag0n89 said:
@jerfro23 said:
@Nighthunter said:
@Amegashita said:
  So Japan has Gundams, and China has Iron Man.  What does America have again?
A black president 
 
Hooray for progress!  
 
Made my day
haha! Yeeeaaa
I'm good with that!
#43 Posted by TheShame (463 posts) - - Show Bio

Now if only employees could show up to work dressed as zombies.....

#44 Posted by Norusdog (203 posts) - - Show Bio

ok so it's a glorified cosplay costume that has a light that works.
 
woopdeefuckingdoooooo

#45 Posted by MrGutts (248 posts) - - Show Bio

Aren't you kind of short to be Iron Man?

#46 Posted by Hunter114 (807 posts) - - Show Bio

Seriously why did he have to be Chinese... now all I can think of is the phrase "chink in the armour" which is both racist and a little bit funny (though I am neither)...  but I feel slightly better for posting it because I would have exploded otherwise.... sorry to anyone offended.

#47 Posted by Samimista (21388 posts) - - Show Bio

This is awesome

#48 Posted by FortressoftheMoon (677 posts) - - Show Bio

So Japan has Gundams, and China has Iron Man.  What does America have again?  
 

Colonial marines and Starship troopers. 
 
 
#49 Posted by Doctor!!!!! (1886 posts) - - Show Bio

China beat us to something! Again!

#50 Posted by mesosteros (139 posts) - - Show Bio

Bah, mine actually flies! 
 
 
(weeps in corner with envy)

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