If we didn’t know any better, we’d say Japan is seeing red. Red and gold for Iron Man, that is. Following the footsteps of this amazing Iron Man Samurai rendition, this giant Hulkbuster figure release, and this awesome protective armor case for your iPhone 5, some electronic brands are even consciously or unconsciously taking design cues from Stark Enterprises.

At least, that would appear to be the case if you believe the claims of one Twitter user, who says his newly purchased rice cooker shares an uncanny similarity to the Marvel superhero. But could he just be imaging the resemblance?

▼ “No matter how I look at this rice cooker, it looks like Iron Man. If this is some kind of collaboration joke, it’s spot on!”

Apparently he isn’t just seeing things either; in the span of a few days, the picture has been already been retweeted over 57,000 times with comments such as:

“Whichever way you look at it, it’s Tony Stark W(`0`)W (lol) The RT on this are insane!”
“When I clicked on the thumbnail and saw it I trembled lolol”
“This made me laugh so hard”

Although the brand name has been removed from the tweeted image, it appears to be a Toshiba RC-6XH-R IH Jar Rice Cooker in Grand Red.


For those interested in adding this nifty gadget to your Avengers collection, you can purchase one here on Rakuten for 16,800 yen (approx. US$138). While it won’t be Iron Man’s actual repulsor rays cooking your rice, we can vouch for the induction heating making it taste just as good.

Source/featured image: Twitter/@00_yaduki
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