Obviously, getting the Avengers to wear their traditional superhero outfits in their upcoming movie is not going to happen, which is one reason why this Avengers movie trailer redone with their Marvel Legends figures is so great. The other reason is the clever toy substitution — The Vision for Agent Coulson, Iron Man showing up in pretty much every armor Toy Biz and Hasbro ever made, and most of all — you know, I’m not going to spoil it; just make sure you watch until the end. Suffice it to say, this fan video has one major tiny-shorts-wearing advantage over the real thing. Much thanks to Al B. for the tip.
Robert Bricken is one of the original co-founders of the site formerly known as Topless Robot, and its first editor-in-chief, serving from 2008-12. He brought the site to prominence with “nerd news, humor and self-loathing” as its motto, raising it from total internet obscurity to a readership in the millions, with help from his savage “FAQ” movie reviews and Fan Fiction Fridays. Under his tenure Topless Robot was covered by Gawker, Wired, Defamer, New York magazine, ABC News, and others, and his articles have been praised by Roger Ebert, Avengers actor Clark Gregg, comedian and The Daily Show correspondent John Hodgman, the stars of Mystery Science Theater 3000 and Rifftrax, and others. He is currently the managing editor of io9.com. Despite decades as both an amateur and professional nerd, he continues to be completely unprepared for either the zombie apocalypse or the robot uprising.