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Was watching Dave Letterman tonite and he had Robert Downey Jr. on promoting Iron Man and Letterman pulled out a 6" figure, the one with the mask that comes off and Robert said iy looked like Scott Baio, they also had a fat Spider-Man catch a NY Cab. It was pretty funny.

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Was watching Dave Letterman tonite and he had Robert Downey Jr. on promoting Iron Man and Letterman pulled out a 6" figure, the one with the mask that comes off and Robert said iy looked like Scott Baio, they also had a fat Spider-Man catch a NY Cab. It was pretty funny.

 

That's exactly why Downey is perfect for Stark.

 

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Maybe he just meant that adolescent period when you should start being delighted by other things and then once you have transitioned to adulthood, you can go back to action figures after your mid to late twenties.

 

 

Yeah after your bored with sex and drugs it's back to the action figures! I hear ya brother! Anyone remember when Downey was a crackhead? Ah the good ol' days.

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Maybe he just meant that adolescent period when you should start being delighted by other things and then once you have transitioned to adulthood, you can go back to action figures after your mid to late twenties.

 

 

Yeah after your bored with sex and drugs it's back to the action figures! I hear ya brother! Anyone remember when Downey was a crackhead? Ah the good ol' days.

 

@loll@ Yep! Pretty much. (Except that doesn't happen at least until your late 30s to 40s...)

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You guys need to loosen up a little bit and not take things so personally. The crack was meant to be that he should be more interested in things like girls and such and it was a joke. I don't think there was any disrespect at comic or figure collectors intended.

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I thought he meant it would be weird for his son to be playing with a miniature version of him. I think if I was a dad I would be honored and freaked out at the same time to have my kids play with a toy of me.

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This coming from the fella who was caught with his pants down with a Wonder Woman outfit in his closet?!? I've always liked RDJ and forgiven him his eccentricities, but that's kinda like the pot calling the kettle back, to overuse a cliche. (Although, I'm also sure Mr. Baio appreciated the free publicity...)

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I read another interview that took place in his home. Downey had the figure in his living room and was showing it off to the reporter. To say that he himself was delighted would be a complete understatement.

 

So no, I don't think he was trying to diss people who are into toys any more than he was trying to diss Paltrow for being taller than him, or Hasbro by saying the figure looks like Scott Baio (Downey did sign off on the likeness, after all). As Jay said, he was making a reference to his son being 14. As a teenager, one would hope that you have 'delight' toward other matters, regardless of whether or not you still like toys.

 

At the worst, it was a joke about teenagers with some bad phrasing, not a slam against toy collectors.

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