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More Details On Bandai's Thundercats Toy Line Surface From UK Toy Fair

Thundercats: Jay Cochran - 2011.01.28
Following the news of leaked images for Bandai's initial offering of Thundercats product from earlier this week at the UK Toy Fair, we now have some additional details about the toy line to share with you thanks to TNI Forum member Dark Horse who made the trip out to the UK Toy Fair this week.

According to Dark Horse Bandai will be releasing figures in 3 different scales, (4", 6", 8") plus a 8" Classics line which will start off with a Classic version of Lion-O. The articulation for these figures feature ball hips, shoulders and head as well as hinge joints on the elbows and knees. He says he couldn't tell if he wrists or ankles moved. On display was 4" figures of Tigra, Lion O, Cheetara and Panthro. Slithe though not present was listed on the year planner.

Dark Horse also gives us some details on the Thundertank vehicle which is being made for the 4" scale figures. He describes the Thundertank as having a neat design though somewhat small looking. The claws lift up and there's removable bikes underneath. The 4" figures will contain a magnet action feature that activates features on the vehicles and playsets. He also says that Snarf will be a pack-in with the Thundertank.

Other interesting tid-bits of info is that Wily Kit/Kat won't be in this line, at least starting out, This is because Lion-O is much younger in this new version of the series, and it didn't make since to have those two who were already very young in the original series to appear.

Dark Horse also mentioned that he saw a cool looking electronic Mumm-Ra room alarm toy which looks very much like the Mumm-Ra from the original series.

More details and images for all these will be fourth-coming next month during the NY Toy Fair which takes place February 12-14, so be sure to check TNI out then as we will be bringing you complete coverage of the event, including an official look at these new Thundercats toys.

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11:14 pm

My biggest concern with this line, especially the classics line is that will all the various companies launching their versions of the line we will pretty much get like 20 different Lion-o's and most if not all the lines will be done before they get a chance to get into some of the lesser charac... read more 
12:39 am

kinda want the sword of omens 
2:28 pm

And how are will they release a Classic Lion-O? Retail or online only? 
Dark Horse
8:49 am

[quote name='Wheeljack35' timestamp='1296232445' post='16692438'] [quote name='Dark Horse' timestamp='1296211924' post='16692407'] How dumb is this? Snarf is the pack in with the Thundertank. I can't remeber exactly what the guy said, but I think... read more 
Dark Horse
8:47 am

[quote name='egoing75' timestamp='1296256860' post='16692488'] WilyKat and WilyKit are in the new series, one of producers as already stated as much. About the Thunder-Lynx magnets. How would they impede play value? This is just an added feature that furthers the play value ... read more 
Dark Horse
8:41 am

[quote name='JayC' timestamp='1296230526' post='16692435'] Thanks for the info Dark Horse, though I just wanted to clarify some things.. I think maybe there was a misunderstanding or mis-communication on the part about only releasing 2 figures to start off with the 4" l... read more 
3:53 am

as long as the animation is good I'll watch it if not well then I'll complain and whine like I did Gijoe renegades 
11:21 pm

WilyKat and WilyKit are in the new series, one of producers as already stated as much. About the Thunder-Lynx magnets. How would they impede play value? This is just an added feature that furthers the play value for kids. 
6:19 pm

Dark Horse you are the man! Thanks for the additional info as well as the clarification. This is such a sweet board, even though the man said he didn't care for it, he's still reporting and our best lead over here at TNI! Big ups player! As for the Wiley Kit-Kat situation, I c... read more 
5:05 pm

You sure about WilyKit and Kat being axed? I remember reading a post where some guy saw a pic of them sitting on Panthro's shoulders... [quote name='Dark Horse' timestamp='1296211924' post='16692407'] The 8" original Lion-O is being released as a stand alone figu... read more 
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