Marvel legend Stan Lee dies at 95

Pop culture is in a state of mourning today. Stan Lee, the famous Marvel publisher, editor and writer, has died at the age of 95 after a spate of illnesses over the past year. To say that he had a significant impact on the media world would be an und...

UPS will build ‘medium-duty’ delivery truck for its electric fleet

UPS' quest to electrify its trucks includes both giant semis and smaller last-mile trucks, but not so many of the vehicles in between. It might rectify that solution soon -- the courier company has teamed up with Thor Trucks to build and test a "medi...

Thor’s Stormbreaker Gets Real

In Avengers: Infinity War, Thor had the world’s littlest giant forge him a one of a kind Thanos-killing weapon named Stormbreaker. Now humans have gone and built one in real life. Man At Arms: Reforged has brought the weapon to life, and it looks pretty impressive.

Instead of just casting the replica, they decided to forge it. First, they laid the foundation by hammering out the shape of the axe portion and leaving the other side rounded. Next, they added some stylish overlays to make it look like it does in the film. It doesn’t take long (for us thanks to the magic of video) for Thor’s new weapon to take shape, complete with a handle made by none other than Groot.

The surrounding parts of the hammer were made out of 316 steel because otherwise, it would weigh around 400 lbs. The end result is a weapon worthy of Thor himself. Naturally, they tested out the weapon after it was completed, so we get to see stuff like watermelons get destroyed. It’s awesome.

[via Comicbook]

Thor’s Hammer Tool Set: Mjolnir for Mechanics

Thor’s mighty hammer is pretty damned powerful in the right hands. But it can’t fix everything. What you need is something more versatile, like this special version that packs a complete tool kit inside.

It may look like Mjolnir from the outside, but when you set it down and pop it open, it packs a 44-piece tool set inside. You’ll get all the tools you need to be a repair superhero, including a socket set, screwdrivers, wrenches, a knife, level, pliers, tape measure, and more. Plus the big hammer’s handle doubles as the handle of an actual 13 oz. claw hammer.

The whole package makes a great gift for any handy person or Marvel fan, and is available from ThinkGeek now for $99.99. You are worthy!

Thor and Captain America Winter Hats Are MARVELously Warm

If there’s one thing I learned from my mother, it’s that 250% of my body heat leaves through my head and I need to put a hat on or I’ll catch a death of cold. That said, I still don’t wear hats in the winter as much as I really should. Maybe I’d wear a hat more often if it looked like one of these.

Avenge the cold this winter with these cozy looking and officially-licensed Thor and Captain America hats. While they’re both likely to keep your head warm, Thor design is definitely the better of the two with its helmet-inspired shape and mighty Mjolnir icon.

Captain America fans will have to settle for a more traditional hunter’s cap, just decked out with the Cap’s shield/logo on their dome. But those ear flaps do sure look warm and fuzzy at least, and if you’re going to be frozen in the ice for 70 years, your head shouldn’t be cold, should it?

Both hats are available exclusively from ThinkGeek, and sell for $24.99(USD) each.

Hot Toys Gladiator Thor Action Figure: A Toy from Work

High end toymaker Hot Toys has finally unveiled its action figure based on Thor’s space Roman warrior outfit in Thor: Ragnarok. The Gladiator Thor action figure features the god of thunder’s new hair, his Gladiator helmet and several weapons. Just like in the film, the Gladiator helmet’s wings can be folded.

The action figure’s standard variant also comes with four pairs of hands, a shield, a pair of daggers and a pair of swords. The deluxe version adds two more swords – a short Einherjar sword and a long Einherjar sword – and a gun called a Sakaar rifle. Sadly, neither version comes with a smiling Thor face. You can pre-order the action figure from Sideshow Collectibles; the standard version costs $244 (USD) while the deluxe version costs $259.

Avengers Pocket Watch Collection: For a MARVELous Time

There are thousands upon thousands of Avengers collectibles on the market, but here are some that I had no idea existed. What you’re looking at are the officially-licensed Avengers pocket watches. The series includes eight different watches, made to celebrate some of the members of Marvel’s popular superhero team.

Bradford Exchange will offer up pocket watches with logo graphics for Iron Man, Captain America, Hulk, Thor, Ant-Man, Falcon, and Hawkeye. In addition, there’s a S.H.I.E.L.D. watch, and a handsome glass-covered wooden display case. It’s not clear what the watches are made from, but they have a cool 3D embossed look and a metallic finish.

My personal favorite is the Captain America design, since it looks just like his shield. I don’t know if it would stop a bullet, but pocket watches have been known to do that. The series will be released every month or so, at a price of $49.99(USD) for each watch, and the same price for the display case, bringing the total cost for the collection to just under $450.

Marvel Battery Packs are Adorable, But Don’t Pack Super Power

Power up your gadgets in the cutest way possible, with these adorable battery packs based on Marvel’s superheroes. They look a whole lot like Funko’s Dorbz figures, but each of these cartoony characters packs a 2,600 mAh battery inside. That’s not exactly a superpower – but it’s enough to give your phone an extra boost when you need it.

They come in from Iron Man, Captain America, Spider-Man, and Thor versions. Each of our superheroes has an extra couple of holes on the back of their heads, one 1-amp USB port for charging, and a microUSB for refilling the battery.

You can grab the full collection over at Brando. They’re $60(USD) each – a bit pricey for a low capacity battery pack, but they certainly look cooler than the typical rectangular slab.

Life-Size LEGO Thor Sculpture Took 290 Hours to Build

Everytime I see an awesome LEGO contraption, I always want to know what went into the build of it. This time out we have an awesome time-lapse video that shows the process as a group of LEGO builders as they created an impressive life-size Thor for San Diego Comic-Con 2017.

The build was to promote the upcoming Thor: Ragnarok that will be launching soon in theaters. As you might imagine, the statue took thousands of bricks, some glue, and a mallet.

The mighty Thor took LEGO Master Builders 290 hours to construct. See how they did it with this time lapse video. #LEGOSDCC #SDCC

Posted by LEGO on Sunday, July 23, 2017

I wonder what they do with these LEGO sculptures when these shows are over? Does someone get to take them home? Do they just smash it and reuse the bricks? Or do they end up in some Raiders of the Lost Ark style warehouse?

[via Laughing Squid]

10 Cool Dad T-Shirts For Father’s Day 2017

It’s that time of year again! Time for Father’s Day, and time to find your dad a gift! What will you get him though? No need to panic, I have a list of ten cool t-shirts to get your dad this Father’s Day. You’ll be sure to put a smile on his face with these awesome t-shirts.

The Mightiest Dad Thor T-Shirt

Thor, the Norse god, the beefiest Avenger, (besides Hulk) and now the picture on your dad’s t-shirt. Is your dad the mightiest dad around? Honor him with this awesome t-shirt! It’s the next best thing since you can’t give him Thor’s Hammer.

Number One Dad Captain America T-Shirt

Captain America, the hero with the biggest heart, the man who only wants to do what’s right. He’s the perfect hero to be featured on your dad’s t-shirt because he represents everything a father does, all those good old fashioned family values. Plus, Captain America is just the best superhero. Period.

Incredible Dad T-Shirt

Who’s incredible? Your dad is incredible! He’s Mr. Incredible! Tell your dad how incredible he is by giving him this incredible t-shirt! I know I said incredibly a few too many times…sorry. Not sorry.

Number 1 Dad in the Galaxy Darth Vader T-Shirt

So maybe Darth Vader isn’t the number one dad in the galaxy. He made a few mistakes. You know, he just tried to kill his son and all…Yeah…he’s really not the greatest dad, but your dad is! Your dad is not only the number one dad in the galaxy, but he’s number one in the universe! And he’ll love this t-shirt! And if he’s a Star Wars fan, he’ll extra love it!

Spider-Man Dad T-Shirt

Is your dad the most amazing dad ever? If so, he’ll love this amazing Spider-Man t-shirt! The famous crime fighting web-slinger looks good on a t-shirt and this t-shirt will look great on your dad. He’ll want to show everyone how amazing he is.

Video Game Dad T-Shirt

I love retro things, including the original Nintendo. This retro video game dad t-shirt is the perfect gift for the dad who loves video games. He’ll probably feel super nostalgic for the good old NES days…and then he’ll feel super old. Whoops, don’t want him to feel old, oh well, he’ll love the t-shirt anyway.

Number 1 Dad Darth Vader T-Shirt

We’ve been over this already, I know, but for some reason, Darth Vader is a popular choice for father’s day t-shirts. If your dad is a big Star Wars fan, he’ll probably drool over this t-shirt. Or his dad sense of humor will think it’s hilarious that Darth Vader is being called number one dad. Either way, it won’t hurt to buy your dad this t-shirt!

Star Wars Father’s Day T-Shirt

Another Star Wars t-shirt. This one is actually my favorite of the Star Wars t-shirts on the list. I love all the Star Wars references, and I like that it’s not just a number one dad t-shirt, but it has a bunch of sweet, adorable things to say to your dad. Gosh, I can’t get over how cute it is.

Super Man Dad T-Shirt

Super Man, or Super Dad? I say, super dad! Tell your dad how super he is with this super t-shirt. Yes, I know I’m saying super too much. It’s the incredible thing all over again. I love the super blue color, and I love the Superman logo. Okay, I’ll stop saying that word now…super.

Best Father in the Galaxy T-Shirt

The last of the Star Wars t-shirts on the list, and one that is especially great. There aren’t any Star Wars characters on this awesome t-shirt, just the classic Star Wars scroll that you see at the beginning of every Star Wars film. Your dad is definitely the best father in the galaxy and he deserves to know that! So what are you waiting for, buy him this t-shirt!

Did you find the t-shirt of your dad’s dreams? Did you find the perfect t-shirt gift to give him for Father’s Day? Do you secretly want one of these tees for yourself? Whatever the answer may be, I hope you found what you were looking for! Have a happy Father’s Day!