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PostPosted: Sun Jul 12, 2015 3:02 pm    Post subject: New Thundercats figures from Mattel Reply with quote

A big announcement came at Comic Con that Mattel has acquired the rights to produce new figures of Thundercats!

They will be based on the classic 80's cartoon and it seems they will be sculpted by the Four Horsemen -the talented guys behind the Masters of the Universe Classics figures.

On that note they will be done in the same scale, and with much of the same style buck and articulation of the MOTUC -so if you always wanted to have a crossover you wont' be hindered by size difference.

The line will begin in July of 2016 with a figure a month. The first figure will be LION-O followed by JACKALMAN in August. There will be a subscription exclusive figure of MUMM-RA in his mummy "decayed form"

They had painted prototypes of Lion-O and Jackalman on display but only a pic of the unpainted Mumm-ra during the panel reveal.

The line will be offered online though Mattycollector.com and will have a subscription service available. The sub's not yet up for sale but I'll be sure to post here when it is.



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 13, 2015 2:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for keeping us updated on this! I will be interested to see the ThunderCats figures definitely. Very Happy Cool



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 13, 2015 7:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They look beautiful and will compliment the He-Man figures for when you want to have your inter-dimensional battles! Smile



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 22, 2015 2:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Small update:

The subscription for this line will go on sale sometime in early 2016 so you've got a while to wait. Mattel has said though the full year's lineup will be revealed and it will include a good mix of heroes, villains, and allies.

I like the sound of that; including allies. While this undoubtedly means we won't get all of the cats themselves right away it also means we should get guys like say Hatchiman sooner.

Personally I'm hoping they give us some never released characters too like Willa and Manadlora! (It was mentioned they hope to get the Lunatacs out)



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 22, 2015 8:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maybe there will be a Cats Lair!!! Smile



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 27, 2015 7:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I second the vote for the ThunderCats' Lair! Very Happy Cool



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 10, 2015 11:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tigersharks homage and Quick Pick- otherwise I dont GAF.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 08, 2016 10:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

well looks like we finally have some news for this line.

the subscription Club Third Earth goes on sale on January 11. Strangely while it says there will be no extensions, it does not give a cut off date yet.

The cost is $25 each if ordered through subscriptions but $30 each on day of sale.

No new pictures yet, I believe we will see new stuff at Toy Fair in February. The line up has been revealed though.

Sub exclusive: Mumm-Ra in mummy form
July: Lion-O
August: Jackalman
September: Pumyra
October: Panthro
November: Grune
December: Jaga

Gotta admit I'm surprised we're getting Pumyra and Jaga in the first wave. I was expecting Cheetara though I was also afraid they'd hold off on her to boost sales for future waves. Wasn't expecting them to go with Pumyra, not that I'm complaining.



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 11, 2016 9:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow- sweet line-up! Yeah, interesting to see Pumyra in there, but sounds good to me. By the way, I definitely second the request for a TigerSharks homage- and I'd love to see SilverHawks in there too, while they're at it.



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 12, 2016 7:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

well the sub was initially supposed to go on sale on January 11 but it didn't go up and now they're saying available TBD.

I'll keep you posted and let you know when it's really up. Speculation now is that they decided to wait until Toyfair when we will presumably get to see most if not all the figures.



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2016 6:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Okay- I guess that makes sense. Thanks for the update.



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PostPosted: Sun Jan 17, 2016 7:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

okay good news bad news

good news the sub is now up and available. It will be available for purchase through February 26.

bad news -there apparently was some kind of production delay and as a result the release dates have been pushed back two months. The result is that the last two figures Grune and Jaga have been dropped from the sub. The sub will run from September through December and only include four figures plus the sub exclusve (so five altogether)

Most likely Grune and Jaga will kick off 2017 assuming the line continues...

and that's the other bad news. The price has changed and the figures are $30 each. And this may be a sign of prices to come in future years too. MOTUC's Lord Masque went on sale this month and his price was initially listed as $30. After people reminded Mattel we were quoted $27 for day of sale this year they "fixed it" but that's a good indication they plan to up the charge next year. Since no official quoted price was given for the Thundercats line we can't force them to lower it.

At $30 each plus shipping cost may kill this line before it gets far. I hope not. I will be subbing regardless. We'll just have to wait and hope for good news.



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 20, 2016 12:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, hopefully Grune and Jaga will get produced eventually. Thanks for the news, whether good or bad. Smile



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 22, 2016 4:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Matty Collector doesn't sound to be a in a good place if they're changing the prices so much. :-\



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PostPosted: Sat Jan 23, 2016 1:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

well this is good... though it does reek of incompetence

Matty just put out an announcement that the raised price of $30 per figure ($35 day of sale) was an error and they have corrected it.

So we still have the delay that pushed Grune and Jaga out/back, but the figures won't be prince inflated. They will sell for $25 each for subscribers and $30 day of sale.

Anyone who already bought the sub at the incorrect higher price will be refunded the difference.

Glad I waited though. I am going to get the sub I just hadn't signed up yet.



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 25, 2016 1:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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So we still have the delay that pushed Grune and Jaga out/back, but the figures won't be prince inflated.

Aw, man! So now they're not going to have Prince personally inflate the blow-up doll versions of Grune and Jaga? I was so looking forward to that- I was going to party like it's 1999! Wink Laughing



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 25, 2016 4:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MacGyver wrote:
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So we still have the delay that pushed Grune and Jaga out/back, but the figures won't be prince inflated.

Aw, man! So now they're not going to have Prince personally inflate the blow-up doll versions of Grune and Jaga? I was so looking forward to that- I was going to party like it's 1999! Wink Laughing


damn you autocorrect!



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 26, 2016 9:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

lol- sorry, I couldn't resist a dumb joke. Smile Cool



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