We gave you an early peek at Hasbro’s line of “Thor” movie toys during our Toy Fair 2011 coverage, and now some of those same toys — and one big hammer — have found their way to the MTV Newsroom. Along with a trio of action figures that really do look like miniature versions of Chris Hemsworth as the god of thunder, Hasbro also sent over a ridiculously cool “Lightning Hammer” and an “Armor of Asgard” helmet.
And because I have no shame whatsoever, I immediately donned the helmet and held the hammer aloft, calling upon the power of Thor!
Just in case you missed our Toy Fair preview, the “Lightning Hammer” is actually a pretty great piece of “Thor” movie merch. Not only does it look cool, but its hollow rubber head doesn’t cause too much damage when you slam it on a co-worker’s desk and scream “I SAY THEE NAY!!!” (Not that I did that to MTV Movies Blog editor Josh Wigler in the first five minutes of receiving the package or anything…)
On top of all that, the hammer also makes a lightning-and-thunder sound whenever you push a button on the handle. I figure I have about four or five more chances to “call the lightning” before I’m violently banished from Asgard, err… I mean, the newsroom.
“Whosoever holds this hammer, if he be worthy, shall possess the power of Thor,” indeed…
Hasbro’s “Thor” movie toys are on shelves now!