Its perfect faux-metal finish makes it seem like it could stop anything, but the shield’s not actually made from a vibranium-steel alloy, so you won’t want to try to shield yourself from a bullet or knife attack with it. It does, however, come with adjustable straps so you can wield it just like the Cap’ does. And while it’s just a recreation, it’s probably still not advisable to try throwing it like a giant frisbee.
For $100 there is a surprising amount of detail, especially on the inside, packed into this full-sized Iron Man helmet featuring a removable face plate—but there are some compromises that help keep it affordable. While the helmet does use three AAA batteries to power light-up features and sound effects, it isn’t animated in any way. So you’ll still need plenty of imagination to pretend you’re Iron Man, but isn’t that what cosplay is all about?