Action Pose – Lion-O Brooding

Have you seen the new ThunderCats show?

When I was a kid, I really liked ThunderCats. Maybe even more than Transformers. It had a lot of good ideas, and sometimes it was even better than the typical 80’s cartoon.

The new ThunderCats show tries to take those good ideas and put them in a more serious setting, treating it like a cinematic epic instead of just a kids show.

And they’re doing a great job.

 

Look closely at the reflection.

~Matt Booker

5 thoughts on “Action Pose – Lion-O Brooding

  1. I’ve had a really hard time staying away from this series of toys. I really want the tank and the bikes but have been behaving. However, I would like the huge suits or armor that Lion-O has, but have yet to see the one for Mum-Ra(want it too).

  2. So far, these are the only two figures that I have. I know a lot of people complained about the different colored joints, but it doesn’t bother me much and the articulation is really nice.

    Something interesting to note, Bandai almost had the Voltron license and Mattel almost had the Thundercats license. Instead, the company that has more robot expereince made Thundercats action figures, and the company with more action figure experience made Voltron robots.

    It would’ve been cool to see what Mattel did with Thundercats.

    ~Matt Booker

  3. Both went in the opposite direction hey normally do? Huh, wacky.

    I’ve pared down a lot of my collecting in the past year, mainly due to money and space constraints, but I’m working a making a comeback soon. May pick up Panthro sometime, he’s still a fav after all these years. And the tank possibly, seeing as the local k-mart is most likely going to clearance them in a few weeks, they’ve been setting on about 15 of them for months.

  4. Well, apparently Warner Bros isn’t very happy with how Bandai handled the line, and Bandai isn’t putting out new product because of it.

    And the Thundercats show is pretty much cancelled. CN has it in limbo at the moment, but they’re probably just waiting ’til people forget before they quietly cancel it. It’d be cool if they didn’t, though.

    Mattel had actually been pursing the Thundercats license for a while, but they made a deal for something where they agreed to do the Voltron line and when that happened they dropped interest in Thundercats. Bandai lowballed and got the deal.

    Bandai does cool robot stuff like Gundam, but they aren’t known for quality stuff outside of Japan. Bandai America even takes electronics and articulation from a lot of the Power Ranger stuff to make it cheaper to sell over here.

    Mattel has their own issues, but with collector friendly stuff they tend to make good action figures, like the current He-Man line and DCUC.

    ~Matt Booker

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