Toyota vehicles are known for their durability and reliability. But even a Land Cruiser can’t stand up to explosions without the help of some armor. Vehicle security company Inkas shows how their armor systems can help protect occupants of the SUV by hitting it with ammunition, grenades, land mines, and dynamite.
Some of the most creative costumes are made from unusual materials. Take, for instance, this crazy armor that kitbash artist Kami Robo Yasui crafted from a 24 traffic cones. The red thermoplastic material is unlikely to protect him from weapons, but it should keep cars from running him over.
In Iron Man 2, Happy and Pepper come to Tony Stark’s rescue with a slick new suit of armor that fits inside of a briefcase. After making a retractable version of Iron Man’s helmet, Jake Laser’s fans demanded more, so he got to work on a real-life version of the Mark 5 briefcase suit, made out of plasma-cut steel.
This unusual helmet was gifted to King Henry VIII by Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian I in 1514. The headgear has curly horns like a Kudu antelope, and a pair of spectacles. Atlas Obscura checked in with Henry Yallop from the Royal Armouries to learn about the theories surrounding this strange ceremonial garb.
As the curator of arms and armor at The Wallace Collection in London, England, Tobias Capwell is quite the expert on the subject. In this video from Insider, he provides his brutally honest opinion on the realism and historical accuracy of combat gear in movies and TV shows, from The Mandalorian to The Lord of the Rings.
How to Make Everything used traditional techniques to construct a set of realistic ancient Greek armor using a fabric made from flower stems, along with cow leather. After testing how well it protected from period weaponry, they decided to see if it could also stop a bullet.
Stormtroopers have been with us since the first moments of A New Hope back in 1977. With the original saga coming to a close in The Rise of Skywalker, director J.J. Abrams and other members of the Star Wars production team provide a brief history of these blindly loyal soldiers, and their various permutations over the years.
While you can readily purchase a plastic cosplay replica of the Infinity Gauntlet, the real deal would certainly have been made out of metal. Prop and armor maker David Guyton decided to see if he could recreate Thanos’ killer glove out of 18-gauge brass, and the resulting piece is a true work of art.
Based on the highly-advanced power armor from the wasteland, this blacked-out Bluetooth wireless speaker is sure to make a statement sitting on your desktop. It stands 7″ tall, and features a gesture control system, much like the one you’d find in a 6-figure BMW.