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Re: Thundercats! New and old

Postby Collector Maximus » Thu Aug 18, 2011 10:24 pm

The are finally starting to show up in my area. I saw the whole 4" line and the 6' line at a walmart and TRU. I can't believe the 6 " figures are 14.99 at Wal Mart and 17.99 at TRU. I did fork out the money for the classic figures, 19.99 at TRU. They look great! However I honestly wish they weren't as big as they are. They might be better, and certainly more affordable, if they were closer to 6" in size or the size of the original figures.
I honestly don't think the 4" or 6" fogures look bad at all. I know there are aesthetic problems with the gimmicks, but the likeness to the cartoon designs and the paint apps are pretty accurate imo. But the 6" figures do look noticeably better overall than the 4" figures.
However I prefer the original character designs to the new ones. For example panthro really doesn't look like Panthro to me. I guess I'm just G1 like that. I did watch the premiere episode which I thought was excellent, haven't seen any of the eps after that. I do think this line has promise with a strong new cartoon to back it.
here's to hoping they continue with the classic figures. I'd really like to see pretty much all the original characters redone in the new classic series.
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Re: Thundercats! New and old

Postby Megatron Wolf » Fri Aug 19, 2011 8:11 pm

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looked for them today but all stores were either wiped out or just didnt have them(or had no clue what a thundercat was). At walmart i was told they werent getting them cause they're not ordering them but other walmarts might get them, Target had no clue, kmart there was no one to ask but the website said sold out, the first TRU said check back monday, the 2nd TRU said one guy bought them all yesterday and the 3rd TRU said 2 people bought them all yesterday (greedy bastards), they also told me that alot of people are asking about them so maybe they'll order more next time. How much you wanna bet that the prices are going to be jacked up at TRU in the next few weeks
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Re: Thundercats! New and old

Postby adamassc » Fri Aug 19, 2011 9:08 pm

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Megatron Wolf wrote:looked for them today but all stores were either wiped out or just didnt have them(or had no clue what a thundercat was). At walmart i was told they werent getting them cause they're not ordering them but other walmarts might get them, Target had no clue, kmart there was no one to ask but the website said sold out, the first TRU said check back monday, the 2nd TRU said one guy bought them all yesterday and the 3rd TRU said 2 people bought them all yesterday (greedy bastards), they also told me that alot of people are asking about them so maybe they'll order more next time. How much you wanna bet that the prices are going to be jacked up at TRU in the next few weeks


Odd, both my local Walmarts have nearly the entire line. So far, the only thing I haven't seen yet is the Tower of Omens playset.
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Re: Thundercats! New and old

Postby Wheeljack35 » Sat Aug 20, 2011 12:10 am

Well I found classics Lion-O at TRU on thursday and my Walmart just reset and no Thundercats.Ever since my TRU remodeled they have dropped many lines

Hell they don't even sell Gi Joe or DCUC
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Re: Thundercats! New and old

Postby Megatron Wolf » Sat Aug 20, 2011 4:04 pm

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adamassc wrote:
Megatron Wolf wrote:looked for them today but all stores were either wiped out or just didnt have them(or had no clue what a thundercat was). At walmart i was told they werent getting them cause they're not ordering them but other walmarts might get them, Target had no clue, kmart there was no one to ask but the website said sold out, the first TRU said check back monday, the 2nd TRU said one guy bought them all yesterday and the 3rd TRU said 2 people bought them all yesterday (greedy bastards), they also told me that alot of people are asking about them so maybe they'll order more next time. How much you wanna bet that the prices are going to be jacked up at TRU in the next few weeks


Odd, both my local Walmarts have nearly the entire line. So far, the only thing I haven't seen yet is the Tower of Omens playset.


the stores around me suck they either dont order stuff or they order 1 case, especially the walmarts. They were good when i was a kid but in the past few years they just stopped giving a ****. Its just not the toys either its pretty much every thing. I never hear anyone say "oh that store is great" anymore. Only way im going to find them is if i just wait for the craze to die down or i find some way to get to the stores early on shipment day cause I refuse to pay inflated ebay prices and i cant afford to pay for shipping.
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Re: Thundercats! New and old

Postby MGrotusque » Mon Aug 22, 2011 8:30 pm

Has anyone seen this line of figures in Canada yet? I've searched every TRU, Wal-Mart and comic shop and still haven't seen anything.

I also agree that TRU and Wally world are, what seems to me, dropping the ball quite a bit in their toy departments. Sruff like Thor and Green Lantern are just hangin around forever. Seems to be a waste of time going hunting anymore.

I'm really hopin they make a newschool Driller figure though. He looked pretty sweet in episode 5.
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Re: Thundercats! New and old

Postby Gandalf » Tue Aug 23, 2011 1:35 pm

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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! :-B
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Re: Thundercats! New and old

Postby adamassc » Tue Aug 23, 2011 6:34 pm

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what, no Classics Pumyra?
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Re: Thundercats! New and old

Postby dinojack86 » Wed Aug 24, 2011 1:56 pm

I was stoked when I realized they were making a new line to go with the new show. Some of them are good, some not so good. The main character look pretty good in the 4 in size except for Mumm-ra. He looks terrible. The Thundertank rocks and the idea of playing with the 4 in figures interacting with it is sweet. Classics Lion-O and Classics Tigra look great, I mean really great. The toys remind me of the recent classics Power Rangers Ban Dai made in the last year or two.
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Re: Thundercats! New and old

Postby Wheeljack35 » Fri Sep 02, 2011 12:41 am

EXCLUSIVE: ThunderCats 'Jackalman' Revealed

http://geek-news.mtv.com/2011/08/31/thu ... an-norton/



EXCLUSIVE: ThunderCats Episode 7 Clip 'Legacy' Reveals SilverHawks And TigerSharks!


http://geek-news.mtv.com/2011/08/30/new ... -7-legacy/
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Re: Thundercats! New and old

Postby Aluus » Wed Sep 28, 2011 2:28 pm

This is hands down the greatest Thundercats video I have ever seen!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O0dj-xdg_FY
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Re: Thundercats! New and old

Postby Wheeljack35 » Wed Sep 28, 2011 9:57 pm

For some reason I had the Mad episode set to DVR but it taped another show
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Re: Thundercats! New and old

Postby MGrotusque » Mon Oct 10, 2011 6:52 pm

I finally found a Classic Lion-O at TRU today. I was pretty stoked. Was beginning to think scalpers had snagged them all up.
Now that i have him out of package and poseing him, I'm VERY impressed with this figure. He just looks amazing!

Very poseable and the paint apps on mine are immaculate! He'll look great with my vintage Cheetara and Willykit.

I recommend that if and when you come across the figure that you buy it. You won't be disappointed. I'm quite pleased that Bandai released their Classic line along with the new line for the show. I'm not too fond of the new figures very much. I'm not knocking them but their not really my cup of tea.

I'm hoping they release a Cheetara and that the classic line doesn't fade away with only the two releases.
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Re: Thundercats! New and old

Postby Wheeljack35 » Sat Oct 15, 2011 7:59 pm

My most recent...I'm done with the cats this wave now I have to grab the villians
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Re: Thundercats! New and old

Postby MGrotusque » Sun Nov 27, 2011 6:46 pm

Im curious. Now that they've all but destroyed my interest in the Classics line by reducing it to 6 inches to cater to the outcries of whiner crypants fan dorks that want to be able to have their Thundercats display well with their MOTUC figures, for whatever reason is beyond me.

Will there be a Cheetara figure? By that i mean a true "classics" figure. One that looks like her from the original series?
From what i've seen through perusing the web, are only 6 inch new school Cheetara and Panthro figures that i think are to be released as "classics". Anybody have any info about this?
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Re: Thundercats! New and old

Postby Wheeljack35 » Mon Nov 28, 2011 8:44 pm

I took advantage of the Cyber Monday sale on bbts and grabbed Mumm Ra for $2.90
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Re: Thundercats! New and old

Postby Wheeljack35 » Sun Feb 19, 2012 8:38 am

Well since my lat post here I have picked up the 6 inch classics and the wave two Mumm Ra and Claudus

Did anybody notice the lack of anything new presented at Toy fair?
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Re: Thundercats! New and old

Postby Wheeljack35 » Sun Mar 04, 2012 12:03 pm

Thundercats return this month

http://www.comicbook...k/news/?a=55635

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For some reason my Walmart had the new 6 inch figures on clearance for $11 so I snagged Cheetara

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Re: Thundercats! New and old

Postby Wheeljack35 » Wed Mar 07, 2012 11:38 am

I snagged Panthro for $11 also from Walmart

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Re: Thundercats! New and old

Postby southpawdragon » Wed Mar 28, 2012 3:40 pm

the new thundertank add on will make the toy huge if it gets made
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Re: Thundercats! New and old

Postby Wheeljack35 » Sat Mar 31, 2012 8:23 am

Thats if the line moves forward...I think the line and the toons days are numbered :(
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Re: Thundercats! New and old

Postby thetoydude » Thu Apr 19, 2012 10:47 am

Isn't the show lasting for the rest of the year?

Both the toy line and series are awesome, hope it doesn't go away. I was having a ball when they Targets around my area had all the 4 inches marked down on clearance.
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Re: Thundercats! New and old

Postby Wheeljack35 » Thu Apr 26, 2012 9:54 am

I have no idea as of right now if there will be another season since it looks like Bandai is going to kill off the line
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Re: Thundercats! New and old

Postby elp_help » Mon May 07, 2012 8:25 pm

She's also got exposed shoulder rivets and sub-par paint apps on her limbs.
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Re: Thundercats! New and old

Postby MGrotusque » Mon Jul 02, 2012 11:03 pm

It will be a real shame if the show is cancelled. It was an EXCELLENT update and really deserves a longer run and time to catch a little more attention and momentum. At least 3 seasons would be nice...........minimum.

A classics Cheetara figure would have been nice as well.
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