Stop. How sick is this?
One of the worst parts of your daily (or weekly… or monthly) routines is shaving. It’s probably the worst thing there is about being a guy. And I would go so far as to say that there is nothing that makes you feel less like a superhero than uneven facial hair growth and unsightly five o’ clock shadows (how is Captain America always so perfectly clean-shaven??).
Well, that might no longer be the case thanks to a promotional partnership between Gillette and Marvel meant to publicize the premiere of Avengers: Age of Ultron on May 1.
— CNNMoney (@CNNMoney) April 10, 2015
At an event held at Gillette’s World Shaving Headquarters in South Boston yesterday morning, April 9, Gillette exec Charlie Pierce presented the concept designs of four new, Avengers-inspired razors. Each one is themed after the Hulk, Thor, Iron Man, and Captain America. In the video below, they’re shown to harvest their respective superhero’s powers in order to fight ungainly hair growth and criminal hair follicles.
The coolest part of all is that Gillette hung a giant “Stark Industries” sign outside their headquarters, as if Tony Stark’s company were behind these new inventions.
— Marketing Magazine (@MarketingUK) April 10, 2015
Even better than that? 92-year-old Stan Lee himself was a special guest at the event, and he walked away with a Hulk-themed XL Gamma razor. A few other lucky fans will be able to get their hands on some of the fake razors as Marvel’s partnership continues to promote the upcoming film. Unfortunately for them, and for us, these blades won’t contain the superpowers of their superhero muses.
Why can’t these be real (superpowers and miniature lightning aside)? Coming to work clean-shaven would be a whole lot more doable with one of these babies to get the job done in the morning. Which one would you want?
If these were real, maybe you’d consider listening when your girlfriend asked you to shave your nasty beard!