Tony Stark’s appeal, both in the Marvel Cinematic Universe as portrayed by Robert Downey Jr. and in the comics (where he arguably has much less appeal) is that he’s basically a super-intelligent grease monkey. It’s not at all a subtle point in the films, but there’s a way to read the evolutions from the functional, cobbled together Mark I to the increasingly stylish Mark II silver and Mark III red-and-yellow suits as the evolving sensibilities of a successful car guy. As the film franchise grew, however, so did its penchant for a glut of needless, terrible Iron Man armors, as this M&M tool parts-created GIF morph of every suit from the first Iron Man film through Avengers: Age of Ultron shows. There’s a strong start and a strong finish, but in between there’s a suit called “Blue Steel,” an armor with totally sweet leg tats, and Igor, the ur-Hulkbuster that looks not unlike a certain vintage Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles antagonist, just to name a few in the action figure ready lineup. Admittedly, the sub-orbital suit is pretty cool, but we’d gladly trade the majority of these for one Rescue. Toys are fun, but sometimes the simple designs really are best.

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