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(Some Rich Guy)   Here's an infographic on the cost of being Iron Man. If you're a cheap-ass, check the link for Batman   (moneysupermarket.com) divider line 38
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2012-08-01 10:33:25 AM  
But Tony Stark built the Arc Reactor in a cave, with a bunch of scrap...
 
2012-08-01 10:33:36 AM  
El linko no el worko
 
2012-08-01 10:36:36 AM  
done in one
 
2012-08-01 10:42:59 AM  

Masso: But Tony Stark built the Arc Reactor in a cave, with a bunch of scrap...


I'm sorry sir... I'm not Tony Stark.
 
2012-08-01 10:45:22 AM  
Aside from the vehicles and property which can be valued, is this really just "pull the numbers out of my a$$" or what. The helmet costs $54 Million dollars alone? Really? on what basis? And meanwhile the AI/3d virtual workspace/mainframe etc "JARVIS" is only $10mil? I just can't follow their logic, but the graphic is cool.
 
2012-08-01 10:45:38 AM  
I saw this infographic the other day on Gizmodo. Whoever did it needs to go back and learn how to use photoshop. The Iron Man illustration is terrible. The creator just hit a picture of Iron Man with the magic wand tool and colored in the area without adjusting the selection at all. Terrible. Just terrible.
 
2012-08-01 10:45:59 AM  
Yes, but what about the cost... INSIDE YOUR SOUL?

Also, 36 million for a portable nuclear reactor? I'm not sure I believe these costs. Source references are required, tbqh.
 
2012-08-01 10:46:40 AM  

Masso: But Tony Stark built the Arc Reactor in a cave, with a bunch of scrap...


They did mention how the first suit cost $0 to make. But he built a new Arc when he got home that was stronger than the first.
 
2012-08-01 10:48:43 AM  

Masso: But Tony Stark built the Arc Reactor in a cave, with a bunch of scrap...


Bruce Wayne built his under the river, with half of his wealth.

/Yet another reason that Iron Man is way more awesome than Batman
 
2012-08-01 11:00:17 AM  

Grapple: Aside from the vehicles and property which can be valued, is this really just "pull the numbers out of my a$$" or what. The helmet costs $54 Million dollars alone? Really? on what basis? And meanwhile the AI/3d virtual workspace/mainframe etc "JARVIS" is only $10mil? I just can't follow their logic, but the graphic is cool.


The "fictional technology" pricing aside, I'd love to know where I can get a non-replica '67 Shelby Cobra for $45k.

As an additional aside, how would an exoskeletal suit provide any sort of protection against g-forces? I know Air Force pilots have those squeezy-suits, but even those have a limit on the amount of force they help alleviate.
 
2012-08-01 11:09:16 AM  

grinding_journalist: The "fictional technology" pricing aside, I'd love to know where I can get a non-replica '67 Shelby Cobra for $45k.


I always assumed he just inherited it from his dad. Maybe that's the price he paid new?
 
2012-08-01 11:10:23 AM  
Am I the only one that keeps thinking that Jarvis is one of the AI from Red vs Blue, and wonder why he hasn't sent Iron Man out to get the Alpha for him yet?

/Seriously, Jarvis is like a dumb version of Delta
 
2012-08-01 11:16:51 AM  
I'm pretty damn sure that "repulsor jet packs" would be more expensive than a cool $3 mil each, considering that we don't have repulsor jets.
 
2012-08-01 11:25:44 AM  
I checked out the Batman link and liked how they added in 1.5 mil in "training costs" to inflate his numbers.

My guess on the helmet cost is that they pulled that number from actual development costs on similar ones that the Air Force is developing.
 
2012-08-01 11:25:57 AM  
How much to be Dog Welder?
 
2012-08-01 11:31:49 AM  
So where is the infographic on how much it costs to run International Rescue.

Just the cost of lifting Thunderbird 5 into orbit alone should exceed the estimates for Iron Man or Batman,

So that's excluding Thunderbirds 1 through 4. And the base at Tracy Island.

And do you know how much each hinged palm tree and a retracting swimming pool would cost?

The Tracy family wealth must exceed the Stark and Wayne fortunes by orders of magnitude.

/just think of the hush money they have to pay to keep the suppliers and workmen who built all that stuff quiet
 
2012-08-01 11:35:39 AM  

Vlad_the_Inaner:
/just think of the hush money they have to pay to keep the suppliers and workmen who built all that stuff quiet


They use hush money? One time investment in some bullets and an incinerator is far safer.
 
2012-08-01 11:42:07 AM  

groppet: Masso: But Tony Stark built the Arc Reactor in a cave, with a bunch of scrap...

They did mention how the first suit cost $0 to make. But he built a new Arc when he got home that was stronger than the first.


If you think about it, the first suit actually cost less than $0 to make. Stark sold those components to the terrorists and then used the stuff he sold them to build the suit. In effect, they paid him to do it.
 
2012-08-01 11:42:47 AM  

groppet: Masso: But Tony Stark built the Arc Reactor in a cave, with a bunch of scrap...

They did mention how the first suit cost $0 to make. But he built a new Arc when he got home that was stronger than the first.


I suspect the people who make this sort of thing have no idea how much it would cost for fabricating things

3 Batarangs shouldn't cost $1000
 
2012-08-01 11:46:04 AM  

Vlad_the_Inaner: So where is the infographic on how much it costs to run International Rescue.

Just the cost of lifting Thunderbird 5 into orbit alone should exceed the estimates for Iron Man or Batman,

So that's excluding Thunderbirds 1 through 4. And the base at Tracy Island.

And do you know how much each hinged palm tree and a retracting swimming pool would cost?

The Tracy family wealth must exceed the Stark and Wayne fortunes by orders of magnitude.

/just think of the hush money they have to pay to keep the suppliers and workmen who built all that stuff quiet


Now you're talking my language!

It never occurred to me as a kid, but sweet jeebus, the Tracy's must be multi-multi billionaires!
 
2012-08-01 11:59:07 AM  
yawn... this is about a week old

realitywired.com
 
2012-08-01 12:14:55 PM  
uhm, the battery packs they use in the "for funzies" suit cost more than $8,000.00 each.

who the hell wrote that shiat up?
 
2012-08-01 12:36:39 PM  
One thing I've never been clear on:

Okay, the guy has shrapnel in his chest that cannot be removed. The shrapnel, if it gets to his heart, will kill him. This I understand.


Why on earth, of all things, does it take a nuclear reactor to keep that shrapnel out of his heart?

Can any of you comic geeks help me out with this one? Is it incredibly powerful shrapnel?
 
2012-08-01 12:38:24 PM  
Yea, I don't see how the fusion reactor (I'm guessing cold fusion) would cost 36 million, but the HUD helmet is magically 54 million...

Plus why the hell would he have a gold-titanium alloy? Gold isn't good for that... And I thought in the movie it was titanium only, then spray painted the red/gold colors...

Most of their numbers are pulled out of ass cop math
 
2012-08-01 12:39:52 PM  

frak21: One thing I've never been clear on:

Okay, the guy has shrapnel in his chest that cannot be removed. The shrapnel, if it gets to his heart, will kill him. This I understand.


Why on earth, of all things, does it take a nuclear reactor to keep that shrapnel out of his heart?

Can any of you comic geeks help me out with this one? Is it incredibly powerful shrapnel?


It powers a high powered magnet that holds the shrapnel in place if I recall
 
2012-08-01 12:52:47 PM  

frak21: Why on earth, of all things, does it take a nuclear reactor to keep that shrapnel out of his heart?

Can any of you comic geeks help me out with this one? Is it incredibly powerful shrapnel?


In the movie I think he was originally hooked up to a car battery... but he built the arc reactor first so he wouldn't be tethered to lugging around the battery pack.

It's just that it's a small, portable power source, I think.
 
2012-08-01 01:40:46 PM  

QT_3.14159: frak21: Why on earth, of all things, does it take a nuclear reactor to keep that shrapnel out of his heart?

Can any of you comic geeks help me out with this one? Is it incredibly powerful shrapnel?

In the movie I think he was originally hooked up to a car battery... but he built the arc reactor first so he wouldn't be tethered to lugging around the battery pack.

It's just that it's a small, portable power source, I think.


Dude could have used a rechargeable lithium battery with solar cell or some handcrank generator or something. But noooooo, let poison my body with some weird element.
 
2012-08-01 01:41:46 PM  

KellyX: Yea, I don't see how the fusion reactor (I'm guessing cold fusion) would cost 36 million, but the HUD helmet is magically 54 million...

Plus why the hell would he have a gold-titanium alloy? Gold isn't good for that... And I thought in the movie it was titanium only, then spray painted the red/gold colors...

Most of their numbers are pulled out of ass cop math


The gold titanium was from some satellite his company had made, and he needed it to avoid the icing problems at high altitude.

I watch this movie far too often with my 3 year old...
 
2012-08-01 01:45:35 PM  

loonatic112358: groppet: Masso: But Tony Stark built the Arc Reactor in a cave, with a bunch of scrap...

They did mention how the first suit cost $0 to make. But he built a new Arc when he got home that was stronger than the first.

I suspect the people who make this sort of thing have no idea how much it would cost for fabricating things

3 Batarangs shouldn't cost $1000


Yeah IIRC he made them himself so unless they are factoring in the cost of the tools to grind and shape the metal and the metal itself.
 
2012-08-01 02:08:19 PM  
I never understood how someone could be nearly invulnerable to shock forces simply by surrounding themselves with really hard metal.
 
2012-08-01 02:08:47 PM  

Grapple: KellyX: Yea, I don't see how the fusion reactor (I'm guessing cold fusion) would cost 36 million, but the HUD helmet is magically 54 million...

Plus why the hell would he have a gold-titanium alloy? Gold isn't good for that... And I thought in the movie it was titanium only, then spray painted the red/gold colors...

Most of their numbers are pulled out of ass cop math

The gold titanium was from some satellite his company had made, and he needed it to avoid the icing problems at high altitude.

I watch this movie far too often with my 3 year old...


Pretty sure that wouldn't do shiat for icing issues, apparently the only time this type of alloy is used is in dentistry and some jewelry. Off hand I knew this wouldn't make sense for an alloy, but I did a tiny bit of research and this would be a very brittle alloy, definitely wouldn't be taking the hits Iron Man did without shattering
 
2012-08-01 02:12:48 PM  

groppet: Yeah IIRC he made them himself so unless they are factoring in the cost of the tools to grind and shape the metal and the metal itself.


distribute the cost of new tooling against the entire production run of Batarangs and other equipment(assuming at least 100 at a time) or borrowed one of his own shops to make them in after hours


he could have also upgraded a wayne enterprises facility and purchased the used grinder and or burning table for his own purposes
 
2012-08-01 02:14:46 PM  

Elemental79: I never understood how someone could be nearly invulnerable to shock forces simply by surrounding themselves with really hard metal.


you aren't, a sufficiently hard impact should still reduce him to jelly, but that's comicbook/movie physics for you

there are things he could do to the suit to reduce the impact, but there's a trade off for size.
 
2012-08-01 02:31:40 PM  

groppet: Yeah IIRC he made them himself so unless they are factoring in the cost of the tools to grind and shape the metal and the metal itself.


When you are worth as much as Bruce Wayne was at the time of Batman Begins, the value of your time goes up astronomically. At that point in his life, it was probably not worth his time to bend over to pick up a $100 bill that fell on the the ground.
 
2012-08-01 02:56:19 PM  

KellyX: frak21: One thing I've never been clear on:

Okay, the guy has shrapnel in his chest that cannot be removed. The shrapnel, if it gets to his heart, will kill him. This I understand.

Why on earth, of all things, does it take a nuclear reactor to keep that shrapnel out of his heart?

Can any of you comic geeks help me out with this one? Is it incredibly powerful shrapnel?

It powers a high powered magnet that holds the shrapnel in place if I recall


The arc reactor is massive overkill to keep the shrapnel in place. It's primary purpose is to power Stark's Iron Man suit.
 
2012-08-01 03:24:48 PM  
$54 million for the helmet? No, this list is B.S. even as a hypothetical piece.
 
2012-08-01 07:16:20 PM  
Kinda looks like Superman got the best deal, doesn't it? No suit or special tools to pay for at all, unless you count his (supposedly indestructible) jammies and cape. ('Cause they're made of Kryptonian fabric.. which his adoptive mother somehow still managed to make into that outfit using only common farmhouse tools. I never understood that part of the story, I admit.)
 
2012-08-01 08:03:57 PM  

Sylvia_Bandersnatch: Kinda looks like Superman got the best deal, doesn't it? No suit or special tools to pay for at all, unless you count his (supposedly indestructible) jammies and cape. ('Cause they're made of Kryptonian fabric.. which his adoptive mother somehow still managed to make into that outfit using only common farmhouse tools. I never understood that part of the story, I admit.)


Sewing doesn't destroy fabric, it just puts thread through it's natural weave... cutting it into appropriately sized pieces would be difficult, however... maybe that's why he has to wear tights?
 
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