I really don't see how anyone could have expected better from Bandai America. Everything I've seen from them, especially the Power Rangers, is stuck in the early 90s as far as quality. I was so disappointed when they got the Thundercats license.
However, I've been pleasantly surprised. The Thundercats Classics are actually much better than I expected, and probably the best figures Bandai America has ever made. But they still aren't perfect, especially Tygra.
I'm even satisfied with the 6 inch and 4 inch versions. 6 inch Lion-O is pretty neat, and I can't wait to find Cheetara. As a major TC fan, I'm going all out and buying all three scales. Needless to say I'm thankful for a temporary lag in new TF Generations!
My Walmart began their fall reset last week and had a few in stock, and TRU had a decent selection as well. I've got a fairly good collection started as a result.
I just received SDCC Lion-O too, and the paint job isn't quite as bad as some are saying. The sword stand is awesome!
Buy those Classics, guys! We need Cheetara and Panthro! And Bengali and Lynx-O! And Jaga!