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If you think it’s odd that we’ll soon see a woman carrying the hammer Mjolnir and calling herself Thor, keep in mind that Thor was once a frog. And long after that, we met Throg, a Frog of Thunder who is so beloved, so darn cute, that you can now own a 6 inch statue of him from Sideshow Collectibles. The “Thor Frog Diorama” is available for pre-order and expected to be released in October. This is a limited edition of 1500, so get hopping! (shut up, that was funny).

Wait, you don’t know why there’s a Frog of Thunder? Ok, there’s a quick explanation (and more photos) after the break.

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Geek fans love their mash ups and crossovers and I’m pretty sure we’ve seen a Thor/Disney princess mash up along the way, but it’s always magical when these kinds of things come true. In this case, Twitterer Daft Brian pointed out that Thor is now technically a Disney Princess thanks to the recent reveal from Marvel of a female Thor.

See the tweet after the break…

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You read that right. Marvel revealed the news today on ABC’s The View (we can discuss that marketing choice another time) that Thor will be a woman. As series writer Jason Aaron said in the press release, “This is not She-Thor. This is not Lady Thor. This is not Thorita. This is THOR. This is the THOR of the Marvel Universe. But it’s unlike any Thor we’ve ever seen before.”

Marvel also released new art to give us a look at the new Thor and I gotta say, she looks bad ass.

Head after the break to read the full press release and see additional art.

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For the record, Thor’s hammer–aka Mjölnir–was NOT made from a dying neutron star, but was in fact forged inside of one. But with that said, what if you did make your very own Mjölnir out of a dying star? What would happen? Youtuber Vsauce has the answer in his latest video, and trust me, it isn’t good.

Check out the video after the break…

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He might be getting up there in years, but here’s photographic proof that Stan Lee is still large and in charge. Lou Ferrigno posted this great picture of Stan the Man stepping between Ferrigno (Hulk) and Chris Hemsworth (Thor) to break up what would undoubtedly have been an epic fistfight.

(Lou Ferrigno’s Facebook via Cheezburger)

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Tom Hiddleston auditioned for the role of Thor. Who knew? Well, maybe several of you, but it’s news to me. The upcoming Thor: The Dark World DVD/Blu-ray is packed with special features including a look at Hiddleston’s audition for the title character. While I wouldn’t want Hiddleston to play anyone other than Loki in the Marvel universe, I have to say the long blonde hair suits him. I’ve possibly watched this gif several times; in fact, I don’t know even know what day it is because I’ve just been staring at Hiddleston’s chest. Someone please send help.

You watch see the full audition clip when the DVD drops on February 25th.

One more mesmerizing gif after the break.

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You don’t need to befriend a Norse god to walk across the Rainbow Bridge; you only need to travel to Taiwan. It’s like the Bifrost! It may not lead into Asgard, but that doesn’t mean we can’t pretend. The bridge is an elevated pedestrian walkway located in Magong, Penghu County, Taiwan. The dazzling visual effect is achieved with neon bands. Simple and effective. I can’t wait for a group of Thor cosplayers to travel here for photos.

See more photos of the beautiful bridge after the break.

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It’s just a quiet day in the neighborhood until a mech controlled by Loki shows up and starts breaking bricks apart. That’s the beginning of Jordan Tseng’s LEGO stop motion short featuring Thor and Loki locked in battle. He made the piece for a university entrance examination and my guess is that he’s a lock to get accepted. He does a wonderful job keeping the action fluid and dynamic, and he’s even paired quality sound with the images.

Tseng spent three months on the project and used about 5,000 photos to string together for the animation. Even though he’s 17 now, he’s been making stop-motion videos since he was 14. It’s impressive.

Check out the awesome in the video after the break.

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The next Marvel one-shot will be called All Hail The King and it’s included in the Thor: The Dark World Blu-ray which comes out on February 25th. The only other thing we know is that it will run 16 minutes 14 seconds, but we have no confirmation about the subject of this one-shot so it’s open for speculation.

It might have something to do with the scenes we saw at the end of Thor: The Dark World or maybe it’s going to focus on something about Odin alone. Ben Kingsley also did a little filming for Marvel a few months ago, so maybe we’ll be seeing the Mandarin. All are plausible, but we’ll have to wait until Marvel spills the details to know for sure.

See all the special features included in Thor: The Dark World after the break…

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Who knew that Thor’s battle hammer Mjölnir was so versatile? Aside from being able to smash foes into oblivion, the hammer can also charge a cellphone too!

Well, quick correction: I’m not sure if Thor’s hammer can do all that, but this new Thor-themed hammer features a battery hidden inside the head that’s designed to charge almost all of your standard electronic devices.

The hammer features two hidden USB ports that can provide 2.1A of charging power for your phone or iPod. When you swing the hammer it also mimics Mjölnir when it’s in action: LEDs embedded in the head light up and a speaker pumps out a pretty impressive thunder noise that will surely scare anyone away from your cubicle or office.

Check out the hammer in action after the break…

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