Want to be Iron Man? That'll be $10 million

Want to have your own working Iron Man exosuit? Yes, it's possible —but you'll have to shell out a whopping $10.086 billion (about P416.4 billion), according to finance site MoneySupermarket.com.

MoneySupermarket.com noted the $10-billion figure is six times the $1.6 billion needed to be Iron Man in last year's "Iron Man 2," to account for various upgrades in terms of hardware and billionaire-playboy lifestyle. One-fifth PHL national budget

In the Philippines, that amount —$10,086,485,000 or PhP416,420,533,225— would be a little over a fifth of the Philippines' P2.006-trillion budget for 2013.

"Following the release of Iron Man 2 we calculated the Cost of Being Iron Man at a staggering $1.6 billion, and since then Tony Stark's been very busy constructing at least 36 new suits. If you thought fulfilling your dream of being Iron Man was out of reach at $1.6 billion, it's now six times that!" MoneySupermarket.com said.

It said the updates for "Iron Man 3" may include new armor options such as an "offensive artillery suit, a disaster rescue suit, a stealth suit, a heavy lifting suit and even one capable of flying in space - handy for meeting other galactic heroes for future movie releases."

Also, the new movie shows Stark spending a fortune on a new electric super-car and some home improvements —or even a rebuild of his Malibu mansion. Cost breakdown

MoneySupermarket.com's infographic showed the new suit alone would cost $110.302 million, including:

Helmet with holographic heads-up display: $54.1 million Arc reactor nuclear power source: $36 million Gold-titanium exoskeleton suit: $10 million Boot-mounted repulsor jetpacks: $3.8 million Hand-mounted stabilization and maneuvering jets: $2 million Back- and shoulder-mounted ailerons: $2 million Wrist-mounted antitank missile launchers: $1.5 million Thigh-mounted flare system: $500,000 Shoulder-mounted anti-personnel guns: $400,000 Hip-mounted battery packs: $2,000

This does not even include the mind-controlled armor, the cost of which is not immediately known.

Also throw in $10 million for JARVIS, Stark's AI computer, which controls his house, workshop and components of the Iron Man suits.

Stark also has a Malibu cliffside mansion worth $25 million, and $1.464 billion in suits ranging from $0 in Mark 1 to $500 million for the Mark 7.

Throw in another $7 billion for the suits in "Iron Man 3" including the Marks 17, 33, 35, 38, 39, 40 and 42, and War machine Mark 2.

As if these were not expensive enough, factor in Stark's cars, including a 1932 Ford Flathead roadster worth $40,000, a 1967 Shelby Cobra worth $45,000, a Saleen S7 worth $550,000, an Audi R8 worth $130,000, and a Tesla Roadster worth $110,000 - as well as a Rolls Royce Phantom worth $388,000, an Audi R8 Spyder worth $152,000 and an Audi R8 e-Tron worth $250,000. — TJD, GMA News

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