New 7" Ultimates ThunderCats Thundertank Images And Details From Super7

by Jay Cochran
January 31, 2021
Pixel-Dan did a Zoom call with Super7's Brian Flynn to talk about the newly announced 7" scale ThunderCats Ultimates Thundertank vehicle they are releasing this year

We've taken some screencaps from the interview to give you a better look at the tank including interior shots and other aspects of the vehicle. Keep in mind this was shown on a Zoom call so the quality isn't fantastic but good enough to give you a look at it. Note that this is an early resin production sample, not the final product.

In the interview Brian talks about the pricing for the vehicle which as previously reported will cost $450 plus shipping which here in the US will be a flat $40 shipping fee.

Brian does a nice job of explaining the production process of a vehicle of this type with all the different molded parts that have to go into it as explaining how order numbers on something like this is going to be significantly lower than say Hasbro's Haslab Mandalorian Razorcrest. Bryan says the Razorcrest had over 28k orders while he would expect this to come in significantly lower for a variety of reasons. Because production orders will be less, that drives up the cost of it. Brian even goes on to mention that if they got 28k orders for the Thundertank he would be happy to offer it at a similar price to Hasbro's Razorcrest. Jump to around the 18 minute mark of the video if you want to hear more about the tank's cost and why it costs as much as it does.

If you have ever wondered how much quantity of a Walmart or Target order of a mass produced action figure line, Brian suggests minimum orders for something like Mattel's WWE figures start in the neighborhood with initial order of 50k units from just Walmart, and that doesn't count re-orders or other stores. I point this out because this is something I alluded to in my State of the Hobby editorial yesterday where these big box retailers order so much more than any online etailer. Even though it may not seem like it to us who struggle to find many of those products at those stores, this is why the toy manufactures are so beholden to the Target's and Walmarts.

Brian also talks about how manufacturing costs in China are on the rise and he expects prices will continue to go up every year. This probably explains why we are seeing other companies like Hasbro rising their prices on things like their 6" lines from $19.99 to $22.99 this year.



Anyway getting back to the Thundertank, in the video Brian reaffirms the tanks measurements as 27 long and 17 wide. The tank is based on how it appeared in the original cartoon, not the original toy.



The back of the tank opens up and the gun in the back will be removable. The mouth on the front will open and the legs will rise up to reveal cannons. There is also a cannon on the front of the tank that pops up.



The back of the tank will 4 seats 7" figures in the back as well as addition space for the cannon or the cargo of ore that is also included. The mock up is a 1/2" to short. The final product will be a 1/2" taller and 1/2" deeper so figures will be able to sit in the tank with ease even with the top on.



The front section of the tank seats two figures. You also will have sculpted and painted controls and details in both the front and the back of the tank.



The front of the tank will have a solid cover and a clear cover.



The eyes of the front of the tank will glow-in-the-dark.



The treads will move and the wheels will roll. Brian says the treads should be made of a durometer vinyl type material as opposed to rubber so that it doesn't breakdown over time.

Look for the box art to be revealed by Monday.

Pre-orders will be open up on Super7.com from February 2 - April 2, 2021. Expected delivery Q1 2022. Brian does state if they don't get enough orders they won't be able to move into the production stage and the project will be canceled. Brian did not state what that minimum production number is. There will be a finance option offered as well.

They are looking to make pre-orders available to folks overseas through various retail partners.

Check out the entire interview and more images from the video below.

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Darth_Primus - 2021-04-02 @ 12:26 am

The Thundertank looks really cool, but ultimately it's pass for me because of price and space. I mean, if it was under $200 I would find space somewhere in my house to put it.

I'm just going to watch other people enjoy having this in their collection.

Roadpigmaster - 2021-04-01 @ 8:28 pm

Looks nice but I will stick to buying the next wave of Thundercats, Silverhawks plus everything else I collect, GI Joe and Transformers... The reason why I'm not buying it, is because of the space I will need to display it... I already have 3 GI Joe playsets on display and looking forward to add a 4th one that I have to put together from a shipment I got for Christmas...

JayC - 2021-04-01 @ 7:39 pm

Super7 today released a new package image for their upcoming Ultimates ThunderCats 7" Scale ThunderTank. Tomorrow (4/2) is the last day for folks to pre-order the tank from the Super7 website.The cost of the tank which measures 27 long and 17 wide is $450 + a flat $40 shipping fee for those in the US. Pre-orders opened back on February 2 for this one. Here is a breakdown features and accessories that will be included with the tank.-Working rubber tank treads-Rolling wheels with steel axles-Articulated jaw-Articulated arms reveal hidden cannons-Forehead panel reveals hidden cannon-2 different windshields - Armored for battle mode & Clear for aquatic mode-Opening cargo bay doors-Seating for 6 Super7 ThunderCats 7" Ultimates figures-Removable, swiveling turret-Highly detailed cockpit-Highly detailed wall paneling-Thundrillium storage container-Cartoon accurate deco-Samoflange tool scaled for Super7 ThunderCats 7" Ultimates figures

So we want to know, have you or will you by the end of tomorrow pre-order this ThunderCats vehicle? Let us know in the COMMENT SECTION below.

tudortiger2000 - 2021-03-18 @ 7:49 am

Even if Super7 decided to includea 1:1 version of this Samoflange (and I thought Rickand Morty have the weirdest tools, a Plumbus, case in point) I still wouldnt be able to pushmyself to buy the Thundertank.

JayC - 2021-03-16 @ 3:47 pm
Super7 today announced that they will be including a Samoflange with their new Ultimates ThunderCats Thundertank vehicle. If you don't know what that is, well it's basically a Thunderian wrench Panthro was often seen using to fix the Thundertank with.The Thundertank which measures over 27 long and 17" wide is available for pre-order now on the Super7 website until April 2, 2021. The cost is $450.

Flounnderr - 2021-02-19 @ 5:09 pm

$550 is just too much for this. I love thundercats and bought the Savage World Thundercats figures awhile back. I have the Classics Greyskull and Super7 Snake Mountain playset, as well as the Jabba Sailbarge.

I feel like I got so much more out of those playsets, then this vehicle. I'm sure its in scale for the 6" Thundercats figures, but for my purpose I was looking to upgrade my vintage Thundertank so I could fit my Savage Thundercats figures in it. I think this vehicle would be too big for my use.

Besides that, the rubber treads are a big mistake for Super7.

I think they had the target price of $500 first and worked backwards to create the vehicle and features to fit that budget, so they included anything they could to come in budget and justify it for $500.

But honestly, I would buy this at the $250-300 range. It just seems like Super7 was not interested in considering that price range.

Satam - 2021-02-19 @ 4:51 am

I like what I'm seeing, but not what I'm hearing. Rubber treads is a recipe for disaster...eventually, anyway. And pretty much always sooner than a collector expects.

Roadpigmaster - 2021-02-19 @ 4:06 am
22 minutes ago, JayC said:

ThunderCats Hooooo! Brian Flynn of Super7 walks you through the enormous made-to-order dream that is ThunderTank and its features.Pre-Order details (including International partners) for ThunderTank are at this link: https://preorder.super7store.com/coll...

I saw the video and it looks good...???

JayC - 2021-02-19 @ 3:53 am

ThunderCats Hooooo! Brian Flynn of Super7 walks you through the enormous made-to-order dream that is ThunderTank and its features.Pre-Order details (including International partners) for ThunderTank are at this link: https://preorder.super7store.com/coll...

Roadpigmaster - 2021-02-03 @ 5:45 pm
1 hour ago, Zerzar999 said:

Much like Grayskull, the upcoming Snake Mountain and Hasbro's Sentinel, I just don't see there being any problem getting this thing funded. My issue is not money, or desire to have the thing, I just flat out don't have space for these things, as awesome as they may be. Good on those people who can, but I've gone from a room in my house to a fair half of the family recreation garage and I still have no room to spare. Damn, I wish I did though. This is the one everyone always wanted as a kid.

Same here and that's why I done have their Castle Grayskull nor the Snake Mountain... I'm still thinking where I will be able to display the Thundertank if I get onboard with the pre-order...?

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