I don’t want to let the state of the economy get me down. So I do my best to scoff at it. But what begins with haughty laughter at the latest reports of financial doom usually ends with me crying into a bowl of generic-brand, Honey Nut Happy-O’s from CostCo.
Norweigan John Kristiansen apparently feels no such pain. Or he’s inhaled a few too many fiberglass particles for his own good.
As described in this article from Popular Mechanics, John and his buddies in “TMP” set a goal to build a homemade replica of the armor from the Iron Man movie and complete the project before the flick hit theaters last summer. And $20,000 later, they discovered that gobs of money can, in fact, make dreams come true.
Oh, and a little bit of talent for molding ABS plastic and fiberglass probably helped. But, whatever. Money is where it’s at, people. Cha-ching!
And just this week, John released photos of the first pieces of his newest costume replica project, the chrome-plated Iron Man Mark II. Clearly, his feelings towards the economic crisis have evolved from “indifferent” to “completely oblivious.”
Is Norway where money comes from or something? That would explain a lot, including why I’ve been having a hard time getting ahold of some.