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Digital animator and Marvel fan Milton Pool of Miltonius Arts wondered how an epic battle between the new Thor and zombie Hulk would go down. So he let his imagination run wild and created this badass short film that took six months to complete. The animation is fast paced and his artwork super stylized, making this fanfic nothing short of awesome.

Enjoy the animated short film after the break.

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Holy Mother of Asgard, Square Enix has added a Thor variant to their already incredible Play Arts series of figures.

There’s tiny crackling detail in his armor, woven texture to the cape, and friggin’ veins popping from his gigantic biceps.

Other features include a swappable face, Mjolnir, a swinging Mjolnir attachment (aka awesome swish hammer), a lightning effect and three sets of interchangeable hands. He’ll be available in September for about $149.99.

Check out more pictures after the break.

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The constant presence of smartphones have helped us see the world in a different way. Many of us are guilty of spending too much time with our heads turned downward looking at our phone, but the device can also inspire us. History professor Francois Dourlen uses his iPhone to insert scenes from movies into real life settings; it’s creative and the effect is amusing. Dourlen explains:

Like many people, I always imagine weird things when I walk in the street, when I work or when I’m home. But I never found a good way to tell what goes through my head.

One day, wanting to make a joke with friends, I replaced a statue of Napoleon in Cherbourg with a picture of my little pony in my phone and took a picture. I had so much fun that I put it on facebook, people immediately liked.

He’s made memorable images with scenes from Lord of the Rings, Thor, Edward Scissorhands, and more. They’re all fantastic.

See more of Dourlen’s photos after the break.

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Heads up, Carol Corps! Hasbro is releasing a new Carol Danvers Captain Marvel 6″ figure as part of the new Marvel Legends Avengers Infinite Series.

The figure is part of the first wave of Hasbro’s 6″ Marvel Legends Avengers Infinite Series assortment, which will hit retail in early 2015.

There’s also an Odin Build-A-Figure that includes swappable parts that can be used to make a King Thor figure.

Here’s the breakdown of the figures in the wave and corresponding BAF pieces:

– Marvel Now Thor (Right Leg BAF Piece)
– Avenging Allies – Sentry (Odin’s Arms BAF Pieces)
– Avenging Allies – Machine Man (King Thor’s Arms BAF Pieces)
– Maidens Of Might – Captain Marvel (King Thor Head Cape & Axe BAF Pieces)
– Maidens Of Might – Scarlet Witch (Odin Head Cape & Staff BAF Pieces)
– Marvel’s Iron Fist (Left Leg BAF Piece)
– Marvel’s Hawkeye (Torso BAF Piece)

Head after the break to see more pictures.

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It was back in July that Marvel announced the new Thor would be a woman, and now it seems that Thor’s hammer is being altered to match the new character. Previously it was inscribed, “Whosoever holds this hammer, if he be worthy, shall possess the power of Thor,” which is a bit gender specific.

When the new female Thor debuts in Thor #1 on October 1st, her hammer will read, “Whosoever holds this hammer, if she be worthy, shall possess the power of Thor.” Now that works a little better in this case, don’t you think?

See the new hammer after the break.

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Redditor UranusExplorer reached out to Amazon because a book he ordered showed as delivered, but it didn’t actually get to him. The Amazon customer service rep’s name was Thor, so the customer asked if he could be Odin. It only got more amusing from there as the customer service rep played along and ran with the Norse mythology references. The rep took care of the issue and did so in an awesomely nerdy fashion. Win.

Be sure to click the above image to enlarge it.

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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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