I thought that the Thundercats show and toy line were one of the best things to come out of 2011, but with the show on Haitus (only 13 episodes?) and a weak showing for the line at Bandai, 2012 looks grim.
No new vehicles or playsets. Only a few new figures. Most new things that were shown are already on the shelves.
What was there looked great, we just wish there was more.
“ThunderCats” fuses sci-fi and sorcery to reignite the thrill of the 1980s hit television series with all the favorite characters as they explore an expanded universe. It’s sure to have kids everywhere once again shouting, “ThunderCats, Hooo!” Lion-O wasn’t ready to be king and he definitely wasn’t ready to be the only cat standing between immortal evil and the total destruction of his world, but fate left him little choice. Only he could lead this quest.
Bandai America Incorporated has launched the iconic ThunderCats toy line back into action with an all-new look! Kids and fans of the original 1980s animated television show will be able to wield the mystic Sword of Omens to become Lion-O, King of the ThunderCats. Join Lion-O as he battles against the evil Mumm-Ra and hollers, “ThunderCats, Hooo!” The line includes action figures, vehicles, play sets and role-play items aligned with the all new “ThunderCats” animated series. For more information on the ThunderCats toy line, please visit www.bandai.com/thundercats.
4 Inch Basic Figure
“Thunder, Thunder, ThunderCats Hooo!” Bandai America is introducing four new 4” basic figures based on the “ThunderCats” animated adventure series from Warner Bros. Animation to the already stellar line-up for spring 2012. Crafted with great detail and quality, collectors and kids can play with or display their favorite ThunderCats Heroes and Villains in their own environment and recreate scenes from the TV show.
New 4” figures include Mumm-Ra The Ever Living, Claudus, Lion-O, and Panthro
Figures come with a weapon and/or accessory that is unique to them. The figures also utilize the ThunderLynx embedded magnet system for interaction with multiple SKUs across the line, which activates unique features.
4 Inch Deluxe Figure
The 4” deluxe figures allow you to bring your favorite ThunderCats character to life! Deluxe figures are crafted with great detail and quality for kids to recreate their favorite characters’ battle actions.
Panthro spins his nunchucks into action!
Slithe swings his arms for barrel smashing action!
All 4” figures utilize the ThunderLynx embedded magnet system for interaction with multiple SKUs across the line, activating unique features.
6 Inch Collector Figure (Classic)
Flashing back to the classic 1980s animated “ThunderCats” series, Mumm-Ra and Lion-O are the first two new characters of the ThunderCats 6” classic figure collection!
Each of these 6” figures come with the character’s iconic weapon and costume.
Figures are packaged with the classic ThunderCats look.
Highly detailed and articulated.
6 Inch Collector Figure (New)
Fast forward to the present with the all-new 6” figure collection based on the re-imagined “ThunderCats” series from Warner Bros. Animation
The Tygra 6” figure comes complete with his bolo-whip and gun weapons.
Cheetara whips into action with her staff, ready for battle.
Figures feature high detail and articulation.
12 Inch Figure
New for Spring 2012, kids and ThunderCats fans can behold the mighty Armor of Omens 12” Figure! Worn only by those who have mastered the Sword of Omens, the Armor of Omens is a powerful weapon that can resist deadly attacks.
Includes exclusive 4” Lion-O figure that fits inside to unlock special features.
Features include LED light-up on eyes.
Collectible Stylized Figure (6-pack)
Collect all of your favorite characters from the new “ThunderCats” series from Warner Bros. Animation.
Includes six cool stylized figures from the all new “ThunderCats” show.
6-pack set includes Lion-O, Mumm-Ra, Tygra, Panthro, Cheetara and Slithe.
Figures come in diorama style packaging.
Basic Vehicle with 4 Inch Figure
New for 2012, players can take down their enemies with the new Tiger Flyer, the first air craft in the ThunderCats collection!
The Tygus figure unlocks a LED light up feature in the Tiger Flyer.
Utilizes the ThunderLynx embedded magnet system to allow other 4” heroes and villains to ride inside and unlock the feature.
Deluxe Vehicle with 4 Inch Figure
Roll into battle with the power of Mumm-Ra’s Storm Charger!
The Storm Charger comes with an exclusive 4” Mumm-Ra figure, designed to activate lights and battery-powered motion.
Place the 4” Mumm-Ra figure inside the cockpit of the Storm Charger and push the button to see the vehicle charge into action!
Utilizes the ThunderLynx embedded magnet system to enable other 4” figures to ride inside and unlock special features.
Gain the power of Panthro and step into battle with his favorite weapon, his nunchucks.
Features foam claws for safe, action-packed role play fun.
Wield the power of Lion-O’s Claw Shield to become a member of the ThunderCats!
The Claw Shield includes lights and sounds.
The Claw Shield is the perfect companion to Lion-O’s Sword of Omens.
Combines with the basic Sword of Omens (sold separately).