Feel puny beside this life-sized Hulkbuster

No mere mortal can stand the might of this raging metal machine

How would you like to stand beside a life-sized Hulkbuster? That glint in your eye says it all. So here's how.

Make a trip down to Ion Orchard this weekend from 18 April. Because that's where you'll find this towering piece of metal. Be in awe of its massiveness, or feel protected by one of Earth's Mightiest Heroes when you take a photo with it. Whatever rocks your boat.

This is just one of the activation events that's happening right here in Singapore, before Marvel's Avengers: Age of Ultron hits our shores on 23 April.

If you're in the vicinity of Vivocity, you'll also find more Avengers, including Captain America, Iron Man, Hulk and Thor assembling at the mall. That, and a chance to win a Hot Toys 1/6 scale Hulkbuster and Hulk worth S$1400 in total. Word of advice - bring your smartphone along and make sure you have an Instagram account. Why? Read this and you'll know the reason.

With nearly a week to go, more trailers have hinted at the direction at which the superhero movie will be heading - dark, gritty and possibly the start of a Civil War.

Meanwhile, before the movie opens next Thursday, fans will have to make do with the life-sized figures on display. Some might even be fanatical enough to lug the Hulkbuster home from Ion Orchard.

But judging from the size and for the sake of your back, please don’t.