Iron Man Japanese Style
No Strangers to the Powered Exoskeleton
Anyone who pays even the slightest attention to Japanese sci-fi should be well aware of the long-running powered robotic suit fetish. In many cases, the suits themselves are almost like characters. Given such a legacy, it's no surprise that art has inspired life and Japan is far and away the global leader in developing actual robotic suits for force amplification and rehabilitation.
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Such themes from other countries catch on here, too, like Marvel's Iron Man, the robotic suit of armor worn by fictional character Tony Stark. Iron Man first appeared as a minor character in 1963 in the United States, but outside of cult circles, the character was never very popular here in Japan.
The introduction of the wildly popular movie franchise, however, has put Tony Stark into overdrive in Japanese pop media, and Tokyo Otaku Mode has the latest action figure - something brand new with a fresh, uniquely Japanese take on the old character:
Re:Edit Iron Man #01: Bleeding Edge Armor
TOM’s character figure description:
“Re:Edit Iron Man #01: Bleeding Edge Armor is the first in a new series from Sentinel in which Chemical Attack will present some of your favorite heroes and give them a fresh new look you won’t have seen before! This first figure presents Iron Man in his armor from Heroic Age which is formed of a fibrous wet-web of iron and platinum mentally controlled by Stark by means of nano-machines. This articulated action figure has a cool light-up feature in its chest and eyes (requires two LR41 batteries. Test batteries included in set) so you really can mimic the feeling of Iron Man in action! Now you can re-create all your favorite Iron Man scenes and action sequences like never before thanks to Chemical Attack and the wide range of poses and interchangeable accessories included with this fantastic figure.”
- Height: 180 mm (7.1 in)
- Included: blade, three types of open hands, gripping hands, base
- Release Date: November 2014
- Price: $188.99
- Link: Re:Edit Iron Man #01: Bleeding Edge Armor