Iron Spider-Man “Iron Spider Armor” Funko POP
From Marvel Universe, Iron Spider-Man, as a stylized Funko POP. The Iron Spider is a fictional powered exoskeleton used by several characters in Marvel Comics. Peter Parker wore this gold and red suit as Spider-Man’s official costume until writer J. Michael Straczynski chose to revert to the older costume. It was used symbolically to show the character’s divided loyalties during the 2006 – 2007 “Civil War” storyline. The Iron Spider Armor costume has been duplicated and used by MVP’s 3 genetic clones in the initiative who identify themselves as Red Team and also labeled the Scarlet Spiders. It is unknown as to what new powers the team possesses, but they have been shown to use some of the built-in powers such as the cloaking device, communications, and waldoes which the original costume possessed. One change is that there are now 4 waldoes, as opposed to 3. These suits have the original’s morphing ability, as well as web-shooters, and wall-crawling capability. Supported by a system similar to that of Tony Stark‘s classic Iron Man design, the Iron Spider armor features many gadgets, including 3 mechanical spider-arms, or “waldoes“, that can be used to see around corners (via cameras in the tips) and to manipulate objects indirectly. Stark describes them as too delicate to use in combat, yet Spider-Man shortly afterward uses them to smash through the sensors in Titanium Man‘s helmet. Later on during the “Civil War” arc, he uses them (reluctantly) during his fight with Captain America.
Other features include short-distance gliding capability, limited bulletproofing, built-in fire/police/emergency scanner, audio/visual amplification (including infrared and ultraviolet), cloaking device, carbon filters to keep out airborne toxins, and a short-range GPS microwave communication system. It grants the ability to breathe under water, and can morph into different shapes due to its “smart liquid metal” form. It can also “more or less disappear” when not needed due to reactions to neurological impulses as Tony Stark revealed. The new costume is able to look like other styles of costumes Spider-Man has worn over the years or turn into his street clothes. Part of the costume can detach itself from Spider-Man to cover an object too dangerous to touch, such as a radioactive asteroid. All these features are controlled by a computer system in the chest piece. The suit responds to mental control. The Iron Spider Armor also has a secret override that can be activated by Iron Man in case of emergencies or if Spider-Man ever switches sides. However, unknown to Stark, Peter was already aware of the safety measure and had bypassed it with his own override, Passcode Surprise. Perhaps most sinister, Stark discovered a way to give his own Iron Man armor a “spider-sense” based on Peter’s, and the ability to give Spider-Man’s sense red herrings.
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