July 31, 2014

Promotional Mumm-Ra package surfaces

One of the first Mumm-Ra’s ever packaged?

A very cool piece of ThunderCats memorabilia has surfaced which gives us a small window into some of the promotional marketing strategies that LJN used when launching the ThunderCats toy line. A seller on ebay has listed the contents of a package distributed by Promotional Services Inc. (PSi) in Sherman Oaks, California US. This was obviously a promotions company working with LJN who cleverly sent out a packaged Mumm-Ra along with a letter explaining that he is part of a full line up of toys to go along with a large advertising campaign.

These packages were likely sent out to toy stores and sales reps would then follow up to book orders. This makes the Mumm-Ra toy which came in this package one of the first produced. Perhaps our keen collectors can say whether this particular Mumm-Ra has any differences from the rest of the line that followed. Find out in the discussion on this piece in our forums.

Here is the auction on ebay: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Thundercats-Extremely-Rare-Promotional-Energizer-MummRa-in-Bubble-on-Card-/301250475644

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ThunderCats Minimates 2013 SDCC exclusive!

Our friends over at Icon Heroes have sent over details of their ThunderCats Minimates set available at San Diego Comic Convention next month!

ThunderCats Minimates Set of 5 ($22)
As his homeworld crumbled around him, young Prince Lion-O fled Thundera with the noble Jaga. Jaga would sacrifice himself to ensure his ward reached the safety of Third Earth, but little did he know the dangers the boy would face, most notably his old foe Grune the Destroyer and a new threat, Mumm-Ra the Ever-Living. Includes a Ma-Mutt PVC Minimate! Limited edition of 3,000.

The Comic Con exclusive will be sold at the Action Figure Xpress Booth #3345. Comic Con runs from July 17-21.

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ThunderCats SDCC 2013 Minimates exclusive

Mezco Exclusive Cheetara and Snarf figures 2-pack at SDCC 2013!

Mezco Toyz Reveals 3rd Summer Exclusive: ThunderCats Cheetara and Snarf Mega Deluxe Figure 2 pack

New York- As the world of fandom collectively counts down to the July 18th start of San Diego Comic-Con International 2013, Mezco adds fuel to the flames of excitement by revealing the details of one of their Summer Exclusives: Cheetara and Snarf Deluxe 2 Pack! This mega scale multipack features Cheetara, the Thundarian noble who is as lovely as she is brave and cunning, and Snarf, the much beloved sidekick of the ThunderCats.

This exclusive version of Cheetara features glow in the dark eyes; superbly detailed, with 10 points of articulation, perfectly capturing not only the iconic look of Cheetara as she appeared in the classic television series, but the essence of Cheetara as she proudly wields her signature bo staff in defense of her comrades.

Snarf, the comedic yet fiercely loyal sidekick of the ThunderCats, stands a snarfing 5 inches tall (in scale with the rest of Mezco’s ThunderCats Series) and snarfs a snarfity snarf snarf. Both are packaged together in a collector-friendly window box.

As a special for ThunderCatsLair.Org readers who order before 6/07/2013, use coupon code SNARFSNARF and receive a 10% discount off your Cheetara and Snarf combo!

This Mezco Summer Exclusive is a Limited Edition of 1000 pieces. A limited amount are available online at www.mezcotoyz.com/exclusives/, but don’t delay because once they are gone, they are gone forever!

Be sure to visit Mezco at San Diego Comic Con, at booth 3445.

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ThunderCats Nintendo DS game by Namco Bandai out now!

 

A brand new ThunderCats game for the Nintendo DS, based on the recent re-imagining of  ThunderCats is out right now! Our good friends at Namco Bandai sent along all the details on this exciting new release:

THUNDER, THUNDER, THUNDER, THUNDERCATS HO!
The hit animated high-action series claws its way onto the Nintendo DS™! Become Lion-O and battle Mumm-Ra
and his evil forces as you run, jump, and slash your way through action ripped straight from the new animated
series. Wield the incredible power of the Sword of Omens in this epic side-scrolling adventure.

• Intense and dynamic gameplay – Exciting swordplay, huge robot battles and more
• Master Lion-O’s special attacks – Deal devastating damage with the Sword of Omens
• Summon the rest of the Thundercats – Call upon Tygra, Cheetara, Panthro, WilyKat & WilyKit to help in diffi cult
battles. Each character possesses a unique support function and attack
• Collect Memorial Cards – Unlock and acquire memorial cards by completing objectives throughout the game

PLATFORM: Nintendo DS™
GENRE: Action Adventure
RELEASE: 30th October 2012

PUBLISHER: NAMCO BANDAI Games Inc.
DEVELOPER: Aspect Digital Entertainment
PLAYERS: 1 player
RATING: RP

For more information on Namco Bandai Games, be sure to visit: www.namcobandaigames

Keep an eye on the front page of the site, as we will be uploading  a clip from the game, along with details on how to win your very own copy courtesy of Bandai Namco Games! However be sure to check out the screenshots from the game below!

Bandai ThunderCats exclusive 4-pack figure set at Argos in the UK!

Thanks to forum member ThunDagar II, we have learned that Bandai is selling a 4-pack of previously released ThunderCats 4″ figures at Argos. The pack is similiar to the US Target store exclusive ‘Eye of Thundera’ pack, but contains different figures (aside from Snarf)

The re-pack includes the golden Lion-O from the Armor of Omens with both versions of the Sword of Omens and the Claw Shield, Clear Tygra (named as such on the box) sans weaponry from the Tower of Omens playset, wave 2 Mumm-Ra with the folded back wings and Sword of Plundarr and the Snarf, which came with the ThunderTank.

This set is advertised at £24.99, instantly reduced from the £29.99 RRP. The pack should be available in most Argos stores and for home delivery. Check the Argos website out here: Argos Exclusive ThunderCats 4-pack.

Unfortunately Argos do not deliver outside the UK, so any fans wanting this, who are outside the UK will need to get a friend in the UK to pick it up for them.

Power-Con/Thunder-Con now less than a week away!

The first ever convention jointly dedicated to both He-Man and ThunderCats returns again next saturday and promises to be bigger and better than last year! You can join the fun at the Torrance Marriott South Bay 3635 Fashion Way,Torrance, California 90503! The convention takes place saturday 22nd – sunday 23rd September.

ThunderCats related guests to look out for include:

-LARRY KENNEY

If you watch TV or listen to radio, you know his voice or more accurately, his voices. Larry Kenney famously brought life to Lion-O, Lord of the ThunderCats, from the original ThunderCats cartoon and voice of Claudius, Lion-O’s and Tygra’s Father, in the new ThunderCats series from Cartoon Network.

-KEVIN KLIESCH

Kevin Kliesch is the composer for the new ThunderCats series on Cartoon Network. His score has been nominated for for the Annie Award and GoldSpirit Award, and he himself was a GoldSpirit Award nominee for Breakout Composer of the Year.

-LYNNE LIPTON

Ms. Lipton is a talented film, stage, screen, and voice actress who worked on the original ThunderCats cartoon series. She brought one of the most popular ThunderCats alive, Cheetara, by providing her voice during the entire series run.

-JIM MESKIMEN

Jim Meskimen is a comedian and actor who is voicing Aburn, member of the Elephants race and ally of the ThunderCats, in the new ThunderCats series airing on Cartoon Network. As a man of many talents, he was also a conceptual artist and  lead character designer for the original ThunderCats cartoon.

-MATTHEW MERCER

Matthew Mercer is a talented voice actor who currently brings the character of Tygra to life in the new ThunderCats cartoon series on Cartoon Network.

-PEPE MORENO

Pepe Moreno is a comic book artist, writer, and video game developer who served as the secondary character designer for the original ThunderCats series.

-PETER NEWMAN

Peter Newman is best known to ThunderCats fans for being the voice actor to bring the popular character Tygra to life in the original cartoon series. In addition to Tygra, he also provided the voices for Wilykat, Bengali, and Monkian.

-DAN NORTON

Dan Norton is the Art Director on the brand new ThunderCats series airing on Cartoon Network.

-GERRIANNE RAPHAEL

Gerrianne Raphael is an actress who provided the voices for Chilla, Pumyra, and Jaguara on the original ThunderCats cartoon series.

and if your also a big He-Man and the Masters of the Universe fan, there are far too many guests to list here! Be sure to check out: Power-Con Guest List

The convention will also have many vendors selling all kinds of He-Man, She-ra and ThunderCats merchandise! Well worth attending the convention whether your a He-Man, She-ra, ThunderCats fan or certainly if your a fan of all 3 iconic cartoons of the 1980′s!

The admission for the convention is as follows (kids 12 or under get in free!):

-Saturday Pass: $25

-Sunday Pass: $15

-Saturday and Sunday: $30

For full and complete details about the convention, be sure to check out: Thepower-con.com

For news coverage from the convention be sure to check out our forums where fans are sure to report on all ThunderCon news!

Exclusive 8″ Lion-O Figure by Bandai at Singapore Comic Convention!

Remember when Mumm-Ra transformed in an evil version of Lion-O in the classic series episode, Fond Memories?…. Well now is your chance to pick up a version of this in action figure form, as Bandai Asia will be releasing the red Lion-O variant at the Singapore Toys and Games Comic Covention taking place between 1st-2nd September 2012! The figure seems to be a repaint of the 8″ Bandai SDCC 2011 exclusive, but still a cool edition to anyone’s ThunderCats collection!

Be sure to check it out at the The Falcon’s Hangar Booth. For more information on the Singapore Comic Convention please be sure to visit:

www.Singaporetgcc.com

ThunderCats Classic Minimates exclusive boxset at SDCC!

Following on from the news that Icon Heroes ThunderTank statue will be sold at SDCC in a fortnights time, AFX have also announced a second ThunderCats exclusive available at their booth (booth #3345), ThunderCats Minimates based off the classic 1980′s TV series!

Limited Edition of 3000
Fleeing their dying homeworld, the THUNDERCATS have settled on Third Earth, a strange planet populated by fantastic creatures. LION-O, the Lord of the THUNDERCATS, will need the wisdom of his departed teacher JAGA, as well as the strength of his comrade PANTHRO, to keep his people safe. Especially since the evil sorceror MUMM-RA has his sights on Lion-O’s Sword of Omens, which contains the powerful Eye of Thundera. Lion-O comes complete with alternate head, 2 versions of the Sword of Omens (both short and long version), and removable Claw Glove which can also attach to his left hip; Panthro comes with his nunchucks; Mumm-Ra comes with his staff. Includes a bonus Snarf PVC figure! THUNDERCATS, Ho!

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Classic ThunderCats Thundertank exclusive statue at SDCC!

The San Diego 2012 Comic Comvention will soon be upon us and Icon Heroes have announced that their ThunderTank statue will be sold exclusively at the convention, at the AFX booth (booth #3345). The statue can also be pre-ordered for pick up by visiting the AFX site.

Limited Edition of 600
The THUNDERTANK is regarded as one of the THUNDERCATS’ ultimate weapons, second only to the Sword of Omens. It is extremely versatile and maneuverable on a wide variety of terrains; and a continual work-in-progress with new weaponry and enhancements being added all the time. Cast in high quality polystone, this THUNDERTANK statue measures approximately 10.25″ long x 7″ wide x 2.5″ tall, and features a removable cover to reveal its detailed cockpit underneath.

ThunderTank Statue

ThunderCats game to be released this summer for Nintendo DS!

Source:  http://www.siliconera.com/2012/04/17/thunder-thunder-thundercats-video-game-ho/

Naruto: Ninja Council developer Aspect Digital have created a side-scrolling ThunderCats action game for the Nintendo DS based on the new cartoon series.

Thundercats picks up at the very beginning of the story with the Lizard army advancing on Thundera. King Claudus, Grune, and Tygra have all gone off to fight, leaving Lion-O behind. Just when it seems like the forces of good are about to prevail, Grune defects. Lion-O, armed with the Sword of Omens, runs into battle and that’s when you begin to kick lizard tail.

Thundercats is going to be very closely tied to the cartoon, a Namco Bandai representative explained. Aspect Digital included sound effects and voice acting from the Warner Bros. series into the game. Concept art has also been added in as an extra reward for players, so they can see how the animation team decided on the final character designs.

So, why is Thundercats on the Nintendo DS instead of the 3DS? The representative explained the companies involved are aware of the current economic climate and know many parents, who would probably be buying Thundercats for their kids, might not be able to afford a 3DS. There’s a better chance of their children already owning a DS, which would mean they wouldn’t have to worry about getting a whole new system for a game. Plus, people who are fortunate to own a 3DS can still enjoy Thundercats due to backwards compatibility.

You’ll be able to shout, “Thundercats, ho!” and fight “huge robot battles” when you play Thundercats in August.

*The above article contains excerpts from Siliconera.com, please be sure to click the above link to view the full article as well as screenshots from the game!*

For a preview video of the game, be sure to visit: gamepreviews.com!

To see what other fans are saying about this game and discuss it’s release, be sure to visit our forums here!