Sideshow Collectibles’ Thor Frog Diorama brings in the Thunder
Walt Simpson’s run on Thor may have only lasted 3 short years in the 1980’s, but his work was some of the most accomplished for the character. Simpson always managed to bring a certain level of humor to the series. One of the more memorable examples was during a three issue story arc where Thor is cursed by Loki to live as a frog and banished to Central Park in New York City. Thor eventually returns tho his Asguardian form, though another frog knows as Puddlegulp takes his place as Throg, the Frog of Thunder.
“One of the lessons I got from Stan [Lee] and Jack [Kirby] when I was a reader in the 1960s was that if you keep a straight face, you could do anything. Over the years, the two stories I’ve probably heard the most about are Beta Ray Bill and Frog Thor… For the frog story, we got about half positive, three or four crabby letters, and half saying, ‘Is this a funny story? Is this a joke?’ They were confused! They weren’t cranky, but they weren’t sure what to think. 25 years later, people have figured it out.”
– Walt Simpson
Sideshow Collectibles is counting themselves as one of the people who “figured it out” and are now presenting the mighty Thor Frog Diorama. It measures in at 6 inches of pure awesome and comes fully sculpted and features the Thor frog wielding his tiny version of the Thunder God’s hammer, Frogjolnir.