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Are you worthy enough to make your own Thor’s hammer?

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Does it really matter whether you’re worthy to wield Thor’s hammer when you can simply make one of your own?

Instructables contributor Tom Howbridge offers a step-by-step guide to creating the legendary Mjolnir from steel pipe, a wooden post, metal clothes rail and nylon cord.

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Who’s the best superhero? Science has the answer (and you won’t like it)

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Batman is frequently characterized as the second-smartest person in the DC Universe, with contingencies in place to take down the entire Justice League, should the need ever arise. However, a new study finds the Dark Knight isn’t all he’s cracked up to be.

Using scientific principles, students at the University of Leicester spent seven years examining the feasibility of the powers of superheroes, and discovered — to the surprise of absolutely no one — that Superman may be the “best-equipped” of them all. The Man of Steel has his “Super Flare” attack and higher-density to thank for his position as “the number one candidate for ‘most powerful superhero.'”

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Spider-Man ARTFX+ statues will include Spider-Gwen, Miles and more

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When Kotobukiya debuted its upcoming Spider-Man ARTFX+ statue this week, it was only the beginning: The Japanese collectibles manufacturer doesn’t just plan to showcase Spider-Man, but also his amazing friends (as well as an enemy or two).

A teaser for the upcoming ARTFX+ collection features the wall-crawler, of course, but also Miles Morales, Spider-Gwen, Venom, Agent Venom, Spider-Man 2099 and Carnage. The concept art for the series is by Stefano Casali, with sculpts by Junnosuke Abe.

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Kotobukiya thwips up a new Amazing Spider-Man ArtFX+ statue

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For those yearning for the days of a classically-costumed Spidey, look no further than Kotobukiya’s new Amazing Spider-Man ArtFX+ statue to satisfy the nostalgia. Based on the original red and blue (with black webbing) costume, the statue presents Spider-Man in a crouching pose, ready for web-slinging.

Standing 3.35 inches tall, the statue is currently available for pre-order over at Kotobukiya’s website — where you can check out previous installments in the line, including Batman, Spider-Gwen and Magik statues, among others — for $59.99 USD. The Amazing Spider-Man ArtFX+ statue goes on sale in December 2016.

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LEGO unveils new Spider-Man: Web Warriors, Batman & Suicide Squad sets

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The LEGO Group has announced new installments for its popular Marvel Super Heroes and DC Super Heroes toy lines. The latest additions see characters like Ben Reilly, Ghost Rider, Doctor Octopus, Blue Beetle, Killer Croc, Scarecrow, and many, many more LEGO-ified for dynamic action play sets.

Recommended for ages 7-14 (and some 8-14), the Marvel & DC Super Heroes play sets are currently on sale at Amazon and at the LEGO website.

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Loot Crate recalls Infinity Gauntlet oven mitt that needed a Safety Gem

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To the surprise of many of us that believe in the power of the Infinity Gems, Loote Crate is recalling its Infinity Gauntlet oven mitt because of reports from customers who say the mitt can’t withstand the heat of an oven.

The genre movie and comics gear manufacturer issued the announcement of the recall in a press release, saying, “…we believe it’s possible some of the oven mitts sent in your Loot Crates will not withstand the high temperatures stated in the Loot Crate magazine and may pose a safety hazard, including a risk of burns. Please IMMEDIATELY STOP USING THIS PRODUCT AND CAREFULLY SECURE IT FROM USE BY OTHERS.”

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This Baymax will be your Imperial Stormtrooper companion

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On a scale of 1 to 10, we’ll rate this Big Hero 6/Star Wars cosplay a 10, naturally. How could you not?

The work of Benito Garcia of Wetworks SFX, the Baymax/Stormtrooper mashup is so perfect — and perfectly adorable — that you have to wonder why someone didn’t attempt it before — you know, beyond just cute illustrations.

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Spider-Man swings aboard Disney Cruise Line

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Your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man will head out to sea as Disney Cruise Line overhauls the Disney Wonder this fall, adding a Marvel Super Hero Academy.

A licensing deal with Universal Studios prevents the Marvel characters from appearing at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida, leaving Disney to stake out new territories, such as its cruise line. The flagship Disney Magic introduced its own Marvel’s Avengers Academy in 2013without the wall-crawler — providing a children’s activity center designed to resemble the S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier.

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Captain America Chair Cape lets you sit like the Sentinel of Liberty

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Entertainment Earth has unveiled a new Captain America Chair Cape that’ll be sold as a convention exclusive at this year’s Comic-Con International in San Diego for a mere $24.99 USD.

There’ll only be 1200 of these Chair Capes sold, so if you want to guarantee yourself a cape-clad computer chair, be sure to hit up Entertainment Earth’s booth (#2343) at Comic-Con, on July 20. If you can’t make it to Comic-Con this year, you can pre-order the chair over at Entertainment Earth’s website, in the event that supplies remain after the convention.

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Hail LEGO? Captain America gets a brick Hydra shield

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You can call it a premonition or an uncanny coincidence, but we call this life-size LEGO replica of Captain America’s shield — with one minor modification — pretty spectacular.

Weeks before Marvel set the Internet alight with that big revelation in Wednesday’s Captain America: Steve Rogers #1, LEGO enthusiast Taylor Walker constructed this Hydra shield for the Sentinel of Liberty.

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Funko unveils exclusive Howard the Duck and Cosmo figures

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As if Funko doesn’t already have a firm grip on collectors, the company has introduced a new line of exclusives with a pair of Guardians of the Galaxy figures that are difficult to exist.

The Howard the Duck Dorbz and Cosmo Pop! vinyl figures kick off Funko’s Specialty Series, which will only be available through boutique retailers, specialty stores, local comic shops and select online outlets.

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This may be the greatest Ant-Man cosplay you’ll ever see

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If you’ve been busy sketching your idea for the perfect Ant-Man costume, just throw away whatever you have, because it’s going to be difficult to beat this one. I know cosplay isn’t a competition (except when it is, of course), but this kid’s Ant-Man and Antony costume clearly wins … everything.

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Hot Toys announces 1/6 scale collectible figures for “Daredevil” TV series characters

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Hot Toys Limited announced today 1/6 scale collectible figures for Daredevil and Punisher, modelled after the Charlie Cox and Jon Bernthal incarnations, from the hit Netflix Original TV series.

The Hong Kong-based toy production company — which distributes through Sideshow Collectibles — dropped the following image and text, teasing the coming of Daredevil and Punisher figures to its acclaimed 1/6 scale line:

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Spider-Man is ready to swing in with new ‘Civil War’ merchandise

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We’ve seen barely a trickle of Spider-Man merchandise tied to Captain America: Civil War, such as the recently revealed Funko Pop! figure and the Hot Toys Cosbaby, but you can rest assured the floodgates are about to open.

USA Today offers a first look at just some of the products on the horizon featuring the well-received new wall-crawler (played by Tom Holland), ranging from the LEGO Marvel Super Heroes “Tanker Truck Takedown” set (which also includes minifigs of Captain America, Vision and Hawkeye) to Hasbro’s Civil War Miniverse pack, which will feature Spider-Man alongside Black Panther, Cap, Black Widow, Falcon, War Machine, Iron Man and Ant-Man.

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All this Tony Stark action figure is missing is a tiny glass of scotch

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We’ve seen more than our fair share of Iron Man action figures (seriously, let’s dial just a smidge), but Tony Stark? That’s as rare as a unicorn … a bearded, wisecracking unicorn. However, Bandai is about to change that with this upcoming release from the S.H. Figuarts Iron Man 3 line.

Yes, that Marvel Studios sequel came out three years ago, but we’re not complaining, because instead of the umpteenth armored variant, we’re getting the billionaire philanthropist playboy himself!

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