I’ve covered quite a few impressive toy and action figure modification in all my days of blogging, like the Steampunk Star Wars action figures by Sillof or Spudnik by Saritamarianyc. There seems to be near limitless opportunity for creating awesome looking Steampunk inspired toys.
Today’s post features another Steampunk modified toy, this one of the Marvel Comics superhero, Iron Man created by Jonathan Kriscak and Packrat Studios.
Be sure to visit the blog post announcing it’s listing on Ebay to see a full collection of photographs of the action figure. Bidding on this figurine unfortunately closed a few days ago, and the piece wound up selling for an impressive $570 USD. To explore and bid on other Packrat Studios creations, be sure to visit their Ebay storefront.
Iron Man is catching the attention of Steampunks everywhere, and it’s not because of the recent DVD release of Iron Man II. What has the community in a buzz is the Iron Man costume worn at the New York ComicCon that won first place at Marvel’s costume contest.
It’s Iron Man with a definitive Steam-Driven twist. And, wow, is it well done.
Unfortunately, we don’t know anything about the creator or the process taken to create such and incredible costume from the people who ran the contest. I did, however, run across a rumor that the man behind the suit is Matt Silva, a key designer for the suit in Heartless: The Story of the Tin Man, a Steampunk retelling of the Tin Man’s life before Dorothy. According to the rumor, the suit was modified remake of the tin-man suit for the Con. If it’s true, that’s awesome!