Thor: The Dark World Hot Toys Now Up For Order

Hot Toys saw fit to grace us with a pair of different Thor The Dark World Hot Toys Thor figures this morning. One of them is the super-limited Hot Toys Thor Light Asgardian Armor Version that’s going sleeveless, while the other figure is this standard MMS 224 Thor sixth scale figure (with sleeves!). In general I always end up wanting the hard-to-get exclusive Hot Toys figures, but in a weird twist of fate, for a change it’s the non-limited version of this Hot Toys figure that I prefer… and this Hot Toys Thor the Dark World 1/6 scale figure is now up for order!

Hot Toys 2014 Thor The Dark World Movie Masterpiece Series Figure MMS 224

Hot Toys previously announced that they had the license to make Thor: The Dark World Movie Masterpiece Series figures, so I’d been looking forward to seeing the new Loki and Thor figures for a while.

Well, we don’t get to see Loki yet (to the chagrin of millions of Tom Hiddleston fangirls worldwide), but we did get to see two versions of the Thor 2 Hot Toys Thor today! I’m not real excited about the limited Light Asgardian Armor Thor Hot Toys figure (as you may have heard), but the standard release of the Hot Toys Thor 2 figure has me psyched.

Hot Toys Thor The Dark World Chris Hemsworth Head SculptThis figure (and its limited counterpart) both feature what I consider to be easily Hot Toys’ best Chris Hemsworth Thor head sculpt ever. I know some people aren’t overly enamored with the open mouth on this figure, but I definitely think this is the most spot-on likeness of Chris Hemsworth I’ve ever seen seen released in toy form from Hot Toys (or any other company, for that matter).

Hot Toys Thor The Dark World Thor Sixth Scale Figure & AccessoriesThere are a few extra things that you get with this Hot Toys MMS 224 Thor 2 figure that you don’t get with the Light Asgardian Version (I mean, besides sleeves). One is a cardboard Asgardian emblem that you can use as a pseudo-base for the Thor sixth scale figure. We’ve seen this huge, alien emblem in trailers for Thor: The Dark World movie when Thor teleports to Earth, so it’s obviously of some significance (even though we don’t know yet know the exact nature of the Asgardian emblem). And moreoever, it just looks cool with Thor standing on the Asgardian emblem.

Thor The Dark World Hot Toys Figure Wearing Black PonchoIn addition, only this regular release of the Hot Toys Thor The Dark World Movie Masterpiece Series figure includes the slick black poncho accessory for Thor to wear. This is a very distinct and interesting look for Thor, and I’m grateful it can be recreated without having to buy another Thor Movie Masterpiece Series figure for $200+ just to get the poncho.

MMS 224 Hot Toys Thor 2 Movie Masterpiece Series FigureThe Hot Toys Thor: The Dark World Movie Masterpiece Series figure is now available for order through the Sideshow Collectibles website. Though I already have the Hot Toys Avengers Thor 1/6 figure, to me this is the definitive Hot Toys Thor sixth scale figure and was an instant purchase.

What about you, Marvel collectors? Will you be adding this Hot Toys Thor 2 to your collection, his sleeveless variant, or no new Thor at all?

X-Men: Days of Future Past trailer

Thanks to Fox, Marvel’s other half of their comic book universe will come together by combining the X-Men trilogy with X-Men: First Class. X-Men: Days of Future Past welcomes the return of veteran Director Bryan Singer and he looks to take the Mutant franchise to a whole new level. This is the first time where one movie serves as a sequel to two franchises- pretty mind boggling. Your thoughts?

“Teen Wolf” Announced For Season 4 And New Companion Show!

MTV ANNOUNCES “TEEN WOLF” SEASON FOUR AND THE NEW “WOLF WATCH” COMPANION SERIES TODAY AT NEW YORK COMIC-CON

MTV announced today to a crowd of screaming “Teen Wolf” fans at New York Comic-Con that the hit series will return for a fourth season in 2014 with 12 new episodes. Additionally, the network will debut the new talk show “Wolf Watch” set to air weekly after each “Teen Wolf” episode. The highly anticipated second half of “Teen Wolf” season three will begin on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT directly followed by the “Wolf Watch” series premiere.

Today’s panel featured on-screen son and father duo “Stiles” and “Stilinski” played by Dylan O’Brien and Linden Ashby, respectively as well as Executive Producer Jeff Davis and was moderated by TV Guide Magazine Senior Writer, Damian Holbrook.

“Wolf Watch” will be hosted by Jill Wagner, who plays “Kate Argent” in “Teen Wolf.” The half-hour talk show will give fans even more insight into the hit series, covering topics ranging from the heavy mythology elements featured in the season, to the steamy romances and hilarious bromances that run rampant between the series’ supernatural high-schoolers. The series will welcome guest appearances by “Teen Wolf” cast members sharing behind-the-scenes secrets and celebrity super fans will also drop in to get some of the answers viewers crave from week to week.

These announcements come on the heels of a hugely successful first half of season three in which the show averaged a 2.5 P12-34 rating and 2.8 million total viewers each week, making it the highest-rated and most-watched season to date. The first half of season three also ranked as the #1 program in its time slot each week.

To gear up for the second half of season three, fans can purchase a DVD of the first half the season on December 10. All previously aired episodes are currently available for viewing on MTV.com, iTunes and Hulu with seasons one and two offered to Netflix subscribers.

For more ways to connect with “Teen Wolf” like it on Facebook at Facebook.com/teenwolf or follow the show on Twitter @MTVTeenWolf.

BBC to reveal a number of missing Doctor Who episodes

A number of early episodes of Doctor Who, which were believed to have been permanently lost, have been returned to the BBC.

BBC Worldwide is expected to confirm the find at a press screening in London later this week.

It follows weeks of speculation that some lost episodes had been located.

A total of 106 episodes featuring the first two actors to play the Doctor, William Hartnell and Patrick Troughton, are currently missing.

The BBC destroyed many of the sci-fi drama’s original transmission tapes in the 1960s and 1970s.

However, the majority of the episodes had been transferred on to film for foreign broadcasters. It is often these prints found in other countries that are the source of retrieved episodes.

Tomb Of The CybermenThe Tomb Of The Cybermen was recovered more than 20 years ago

In 1991, all four instalments of the Patrick Troughton adventure The Tomb of the Cybermen were discovered in Hong Kong.

The latest find comes as Doctor Who celebrates its 50th birthday. A special episode featuring the current Doctor Matt Smith and his predecessor David Tennant will be shown on the programme’s anniversary on 23 November.

A raft of other programming to celebrate the long-running drama was also recently announced by the BBC.

Details of how fans will be able to watch the recovered episodes are also expected to be revealed later this week.