Thundercats have been getting a lot of heat lately thanks to a new cartoon and a toy line from Bandai. I haven’t really cared all that much about the new figures, since I’d probably only end up getting a few of the 4 inch figures and have almost zero interest if they don’t look a lot like their old school counterparts, but news broke out recently of an 8 inch Lion-o that’s got me excited.
The sculpting (on this prototype at least) is great. The only possible drawback is that he might not be the same size as the current line of He-Men (Masters of the Universe Classics) figures. The two giants of the muscle-themed heroes of the 80s need to be able to stand together.
There’s a lot of collectors out there that are worried that he might not look so hot as the final product. While I would be disappointed, even if the final product sucks it might be worth it just for the sword.
I also realize I haven’t really weighed in yet on the new Thundercats cartoon and no doubt that you’re all waiting breathlessly to hear what I have to think. Well, your wait is over, while I’m really glad to see that Thundercats are coming back into the spotlight, but really disheartened that all the designs are straight up anime. I loathe anime. I realize that the original cartoon was done by a Japanese production team, but it still had a non-anime stylized look. Why use the same retread god damned big eyed bullshit that’s played out. So disappointing.
Thanks to: Toy News International