Originally Posted by xeno000
Feige and Black have said that after the Battle of New York, Tony basically suffers from PTSD and becomes obsessed with the need to create as many suits of armor as possible. Tony knows now that there are more powerful beings out there, and he's been to outer space. He wants to have the armor at his disposal at all times. So he holes himself up in his workshop and builds armor nonstop until the Mandarin's attacks force him out of his home.
That pretty much explains why Tony has such a large number of suits in IM3. It's part of his character arc as well as a marketing angle.
Again, I never said I didn't know why he built so many armors.........jeez
I know this all already.
All I said was that the Iron Legion seems bigger than I should be.