Since relocating his operations to the newly constructed Stark Tower in New York City, the Repulsor-powered hero, Iron Man, has been in more frequent contact with S.H.I.E.L.D. As the eccentric billionaire and brilliant inventor Tony Stark, he serves as an advisor to Nick Fury's peacekeeping and intelligence agency. But when a new crisis leads to the activation of the Avengers initiative, Stark readily powers up his newest armor, the Iron Man mark VII, which utilizes the latest in laser targeted armor deployment and integrated repulsor technology.
The Iron Man Mark VII helmet seen in The Avengers was made by special effects studios, Legacy Effects. The EFX master patterns were made from the original master molds that were used to make the screen-used helmets. This helmet was custom fitted to Robert Downey Jr. to fit snugly so that it would not move or wobble when worn. The helmet is made in 3 removable pieces, just like the original prop. The faceplate is held in place with magnets and in the screen-used helmets, magnets were also placed on the top of the helmet to hold the faceplate in the open position. The helmet appeared to open and closed by a digital process known as "morphing" Also, the faceplace and chin piece were plated in real gold!