One of the big selling points of Iron Man 3, other than Ben Kingsley's crazy and wonderful Mandarin voice, was the sheer volume of Iron Man armors that appeared in the film. There were a ton. Considering the likely weight of the armor, probably more than a ton. But not every armor designed by artist Josh Nizzi was used in the movie, and he was kind enough to share some of his unused designs, including one that I can only call the Metal Gear Solid/Metroid armor.

Check 'em out:


Those armors in the middle are called the "Oldboy" and "Bastard" armors, the former of which is probably not named for the movie of the same name.

Of course, these armors don't even come close to the number of armors people can see and get in toy form. I guess Iron Man armors would be a lot easier to make if they were just good old plastic.

Iron Man 3 is out on Blu-Ray and DVD September 24.

[Via ScreenCrush]