YouTube user gives himself superpowers with DIY ‘X-Men’ inventions
WATCH: Compilation of Colin Furze’s X-Men inspired inventions that have gone viral online
TORONTO – If you thought the special effects in the X-Men series were impressive, just wait until you see amateur inventor Colin Furze’s YouTube page.
The UK-based inventor has been working on a series of gadgets meant to mimic the superpowers of X-Men characters, as the latest installment of the series, X-Men: Days of Future Past, hits the big screen.
And while there is no flashy CGI or digital effects used to create these superpowers – they are still every comic book nerd’s dream.
Furze’s latest video, released Thursday, shows off a pair of Magneto-inspired magnet shoes that are strong enough to let him walk across a metal beam on his ceiling.
Magneto, played by Ian McKellen in the film, possesses the power to manipulate electromagnetic fields and control metal objects with his mind. He also harnesses his power to levitate.
“It’s not quite moving it with my mind, but it’s still pretty cool,” Furze says.
Last week Furze showed off a pair of fully retractable 12-inch stainless steel Wolverine claws. The claws can automatically extract and retract on demand using an air tank. The inventor even managed to make the claws spark, just like Hugh Jackman’s do in the movie.
According to his website, he plans on releasing another X-Men inspired invention on May 29.
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