Marvel Kills Amazing Iron Man Suits

Marvel Kills Amazing Iron Man Suits

A group calling themselves the "Iron Man Factory" had hoped to use Kickstarter to fund construction of a series of incredible 3D-printed Iron Man costumes. They really should have asked Marvel first, though.

Without their blessing, the comics giant has unsurprisingly shut the campaign down, which is a triumph for copyright law but sad news for regular humans, who have been robbed of the chance to spend $US35,000 on their own fitted, custom-made Iron Man suit.

Marvel Kills Amazing Iron Man Suits

I know, using licenses without permission is wrong, but just look at these suits. The creators had already lined up a factory in China to print the gear (individual components like a helmet could be bought for much less), and the detail on these is amazing.

Those looking for an Iron Man suit of their own, you're always welcome to take your chances with a box of scraps in a cave in Afghanistan.

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    I'll just use someone else's IP for profit without asking their permission, what could possibly go wrong?

      Somehow a lot of people let this slip out of their mind when it comes to the whole youtube contentID situation. Their system is broken, and it will be fixed to stop the stupid false claims, but it is a necessary step to take when you run the largest user-content driven provider of video in the world.

        The difference is this round of contentID has pretty much only hit things that are covered under fair use (And Let's Plays which are admittedly murkier).

        The contentID system has been running for a long time without these issues, because generally the content it was catching was what it should have been getting.

        I've got to agree this case is pretty cut and dry, if they wanted to do this they should have got a deal for a license well before attempting to kickstart it. It's a cool idea, hopefully they do try to do it right.

    What they should have done is just printed the armour, left out the paint job thus leaving the grey colour scheme and called it something generic such as 'War Machine' armour.

    A lot of Cosplayers seem to think this was just a big scam anyway, as most of the images used as examples of their work were stolen from other peoples builds - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tCuTqWORk_g

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