It’s all about Thundercats Geek Nation!
The original 80’s ThunderCats show was animated in Japan but produced, written and voice-acted in the U.S. Warner Bros. currently owns the the rights to the series. If you are unfamiliar with the franchise, It’s basically Star Wars with Cats. And it’s AWESOME! I suggest if you want some background as to why it’s so awesome or you are a long time fan take a look at this short You Tube Documentary about the making of Thundercats featuring Thundercats creator Ted Wolf’s Daughter Janice Wolf Thundercats Ho- The Making Of A Pop Culture Phenomenon.
I’m a HUGE Thundercats fan since the original 1985 series so these collectibles by MEZCO TOYS have me stoked for the possibility of finally getting the live-action Thundercats movie we’ve been waiting for! More on that later!
THUNDERCATS “14 inch MEGA SCALE LION-O figure
Straight from Third Earth comes the leader of the Thundercats, Lion-O. This mega scale figure measures over 14″ tall from the top of his head to the soles of his Thunderian boots. This deluxe version comes complete with 2 interchangeable heads: a roaring mouth for battle and a serious closed mouth face for when he is planning his next clash with Mumm-Ra.
Featuring 7 points of articulation this mega figure is carefully detailed, perfectly capturing not only the iconic look of Lion-O as he appeared in the classic television series, but the essence, of Lion-O as he proudly raises the mystic Sword of Omens towards the heavens and roars out “Thundercats, Ho!”
Mezco’s Mega Scale Lion-O Deluxe Edition comes complete with:
* Open mouth roaring interchangeable head
* Closed mouth interchangeable head
* Removable Claw Shield
* Sword of Omens (long version)
* Sword of Omens (short version)
Lion-O is packaged in a collector friendly window box that allows him to be displayed without having to remove him from his package.
Ships May – Jul 2017
THUNDERCATS “14 inch MEGA SCALE MUMM-RA Figure
This special edition features a powerful, mysterious glow that illuminates even the secret chambers of the black pyramid on Third Earth.
Based on the the original animated series, this mega scale figure is 14″ of evil ancient fury! Mumm-Ra is superbly detailed, perfectly capturing not only the iconic look of Mumm-Ra the Ever Living as he appeared in the classic television series, but the essence of his villainy as he spread wide his arms and swears to destroy Lion-O.
Mumm-Ra features 8 points of articulation as well as a real cloth cape and bandages. Packaged in a collector friendly window box, it makes an outstanding addition to any Thundercats collection.
Ships May – Jul 2017
THUNDERCATS Live- Action Film News
The Thundercats had a resurgence as the logo was everywhere and DVD box sets flew off shelves in the mid-to-late 2000 in nostalgia fueled by my contemporaries.
In October 2007, Variety magazine revealed that Jerry O’Flaherty, veteran video game art director, had signed on to direct. The film was being produced by Spring Creek Productions. It’s been in limbo since.
In 2010-11 there was an admirable animated reboot attempt by Cartoon Network which though enjoyable didn’t catch on and enjoy the rabid following of the 85′-89 series and was cancelled after one season. It’s worth checking out!
This month, while talking about Resident Evil: The Final Chapter, in an interview with We Got This Covered Milla Jovovich said she would like to portray Cheetara in the film! If Milla adopts the project and approaches Warner Bros. We may actually get our wish! Warner listened to our bellyaching and we’ve got Young Justice season 3 coming! Write Warner Bros.CEO Kevin Tsujihara & Milla and let them know #THUNDERCATSHHHOOO #MillaIsCheetara get it done!
If you want to see this get made then start buzzing about it Geek Nation let Milla and Warner Bros. know we want the project to move forward! If enough of us ask for it, we might just get what we’ve wanted so long! If anyone want’s to start a Change.Org Petition I’ll get the word out!
Oh, and here is the original opening. IMHO still the best opening animated sequence ever!
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ART CREDIT -MEZCO TOYS/WARNER BROS./Cartoon Network/We Got This Covered