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Sharky
2nd February 2011, 06:35 AM
to go with the new TV Show (Discussed here) (http://www.otca.com.au/boards/showthread.php?t=7827)

new toys coming from Bandai

4" Deluxe Figure Series 01

· Each of these 4” Deluxe Figures utilizes the embedded magnet to unlock unique actions!
· Each figure comes with a base and/or accessory. This set is to include the following figures:

- Lion-O
- Grune
- Tygra
- Mumm-Ra


4" Figure Series 01

· Each of the 4” figures comes with a weapon and/or accessory that is unique to each character
· All 4” figures include an embedded magnet in the figure for interaction with multiple SKUs across the line, activating unique features.

- Lion-O
- Tygra
- Panthro
- Cheetara
- Wily-Kit
- Wily-Kat
- Mumm-Ra (Mummy)


6" Collector Figure Series

· Based on the ALL NEW 2011 ThunderCats animated show!
· Each of these 6” figures includes 18 points of articulation and comes with each characters iconic weapons

This set is to include the following figures:

- Lion-O
- Panthro
- Mumm-Ra


8" Classic Collectior Figure Series 01

· Based on the classic 1980’s animated ThunderCats cartoon!

Each of these 8” figures includes 18 points of articulation and comes with each characters iconic weapons This set is to include the following figures:

- Lion-O - with long Sword of Omens, short Sword of Omens, ThunderClaw
- Tygra


Basic Vehicle with Figure Series 01

· Roll into battle with these ALL NEW ThunderCats vehicles. Each of these vehicles comes with a semi-articulated figure (with embedded magnet). The Bikes can combine with the Deluxe ThunderTank for added play.
· Unique Actions and features activate with magnet
Basic 4” figures can also ride and play with basic vehicle

This set is to include the following:

- Bike with Tygra and LED Accessory
- Bike with Lion-O and Drill Accessory
- Lizard Cannon with Slithe and Missle-Launching Feature


ThunderTank Deluxe Vehicle

· Roll into battle with the ALL NEW 2011 ThunderCats ThunderTank!
· The ThunderTank comes with a 4” scaled Snarf figure, designed to activate the magnetic “ThunderCats Hooo!” sound efx.
· Launch the Bikes with a simple push of a button
· All 4” figures can ride and play with the ThunderTank.



Tower of Omens Deluxe Playset

· Recreate iconic moments as seen in the all NEW ThunderCats animated cartoon with the Tower of Omens playset. Set comes with an exclusive 4” figure.

· All 4” Basic figures can play and interact with the Tower of Omens, unlocking amazing features.

Some Pics (http://i.toynewsi.com/g/index.php?mode=album&album=Finds%2FBandai_Thundercats%2F&dispsize=600&start=0)

Source (http://toynewsi.com/news.php?catid=291&itemid=16830)

Sharky
8th February 2011, 08:03 AM
Stactions from Icon

Jackalman

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v158/Sharkysparky/Jackalman__scaled_sm.jpg

Jaga

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v158/Sharkysparky/Jaga20Old__sm.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v158/Sharkysparky/Jaga20Young__sm.jpg

gantz
11th February 2011, 08:50 AM
Some more pics here:

http://www.thundercats.ws/news/modern-thundercats-toy-news-2/thundercats-ny-toy-fair-2011-preview-42/

fatbot
21st June 2011, 10:20 AM
Hi – Bandai America, the manufacturer of the Thundercats figure line has informed us that this product may only be shipped to addresses in the USA and Canada. They require us to cancel all orders & preorders for customers anywhere else in the world. We wanted to inform you of this policy before we cancel your preorder. If you have an address or forwarder in the USA or Canada, please update the address on file in your account and your preorder will remain open. If you do not have an address in the USA or Canada, we will need to cancel your preorder and unfortunately cannot ship the products to you. We are very sorry for the inconvenience, and would love to sell you the product, but Bandai America will not allow it. There may be local distribution of the product in your country, but we do not have any specific information on this, sorry. We plan to cancel preorders in 1 week and will continue to monitor preorders each week after that.



Thanks for reading this and sorry for the inconvenience.



Thanks

Joel & The BBTS Crew

www.bigbadtoystore.com


this blows, I may not get any of them now in protest. Congrats Bandai, you've just lost a customer.

kup
21st June 2011, 10:25 AM
this blows, I may not get any of them now in protest. Congrats Bandai, you've just lost a customer.

That stinks. If they ever get released here they are more likely to be marked up 400%.

I was thinking of getting these but I will not do any extra effort for them.

Lord_Zed
21st June 2011, 08:40 PM
That stinks. If they ever get released here they are more likely to be marked up 400%.



Bingo!

If anything this points to them releasing them here, but for nasty prices. Why else restrict sales?

primatives
21st June 2011, 09:16 PM
has anyone seen footage of the cancelled thundercats CGI movie??

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QtTZu9OlypU

Accel
21st June 2011, 10:47 PM
looks like I will be using a proxy service to get the toys...will still be cheaper than here ;D

rampagesss
15th August 2011, 04:51 PM
HOOOO!
http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t152/Rampage_017/100_4820.jpg

loophole
15th August 2011, 06:08 PM
HOOOO!
http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t152/Rampage_017/100_4820.jpg

oh they look sexy, love to hear your thoughts on them to see if there worth tracking down or not

rampagesss
15th August 2011, 06:53 PM
oh they look sexy, love to hear your thoughts on them to see if there worth tracking down or not

Probably not going to open them yet, but even in the box they look incredible! I wasn't going to worry about them but saw some reviews on youtube and they were all positive. So i figured ill go for them, and yea in the box they look great so out of the box they should be amazing! If you were thinking about tracking them down do it! you wont be disappointed there great

liegeprime
16th August 2011, 12:47 AM
Where did you get them rampagesss? coz BBTS cancelled all preorders with non USA addresses as per Bandai USA orders apparently, which totally stinks:(:(

Tetsuwan Convoy
16th August 2011, 12:57 AM
My guess our best bet would be ebay.

I actually emailed Bandi US asking about these (yes, sometimes I am THAT bored) and they said that there would be a global rollout over the next 6-12 months of them.

No comment on how much the prices will be though:p

rampagesss
16th August 2011, 02:42 PM
Searched up Thundercats on Ebay AUS and someone had them, and i bought them as quick as i could!

rampagesss
28th August 2011, 12:46 PM
THUNDERCATS Prop SWORD OF OMENS Replica -- 30" (http://www.ebay.com/itm/THUNDERCATS-Prop-SWORD-OMENS-Replica-30-LION-O-/200642151569?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2eb7344491)

loophole
28th August 2011, 02:26 PM
THUNDERCATS Prop SWORD OF OMENS Replica -- 30" (http://www.ebay.com/itm/THUNDERCATS-Prop-SWORD-OMENS-Replica-30-LION-O-/200642151569?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2eb7344491)

cool, would hate to try and get it through customs though

gdmetro
29th August 2011, 08:43 PM
Apparently other online retailers besides BBTS were told to not sell outside the US for these.

I'm not that knowledgeable about toy industry but- Why are Bandai doing this? Is it because they want to force non-US people to buy locally? or is this a temporary ban until we do get them over here (i.e.: with media fanfare etc) - could we then still purchase online?

Tetsuwan Convoy
29th August 2011, 11:59 PM
Apparently other online retailers besides BBTS were told to not sell outside the US for these.

I'm not that knowledgeable about toy industry but- Why are Bandai doing this? Is it because they want to force non-US people to buy locally? or is this a temporary ban until we do get them over here (i.e.: with media fanfare etc) - could we then still purchase online?

That is true, I ahve seen a fair few online retailers who wont sell outside US. Ebay is the only way you can get them here that I have found.

I emailed Bandai and they said they were doing a world-wide rollout of the toys over the next 6-12 months. Perhaps they wanted to test the popularity of the line before investing the amounts of $$ required to send them locally. Or perhaps they had limited quantities and wanted to give the US the most (or all) of the stock.

Tetsuwan Convoy
6th September 2011, 04:02 AM
Got my 4 inch Mumm-Ra, 6 inch Lion 0 and Classic Lion O today.

Had a play with Muum-Ra and 2011 Lion o. I am pretty happy with them both. Mumm-Ra is limited, only 5 points of articulation (wrists, shoulders and neck).... But LionO is fantastic!!

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k313/Wootnchoo/IMG_8398.jpg

Good balance and lots of options. Joints all over the place and his armour is hinged as well.


http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k313/Wootnchoo/IMG_8401.jpg
Lets hope he get sight beyond sight, since he can't see beyond his sword...

These six inch figures appear pretty good. hope they do more, So far only Panthro, Mumm-Ra (big mode) and LionO as 6. All the rest are 4.

Oddly, despite the request for online shops to keep orders to north america, the back of the box has spanish, english and french on them. They don't really tell you much either. I don't think it mentions the sword of Omens on liono's box or why he has a dagger and sword... Wasted opportunity there, as you are banking on people already knowing the cartoon first then the figure.

TheFallen
6th September 2011, 11:32 AM
I have the Thundertank, Grune and mummy Mumm-Ra.

As a MOTUC collector, these are crap. As a Thundercats fan these still aren't that good.

Grune has rub marks on his shoulder because it rubs on the torso shoulder piece when it is moved and because of his long hair there is zero head movement. The weapons are a pit soft as well. He does have pretty cool articulation though for a 4 inch figure.

Mummy Mumm-Ra is basically a Happy Meal toy. His weapon does not fit and his posing ability is hindered by his lack of articulation.

The Thundertank isn't too bad but it does feel cheap. The 'arms' don't retain into their recess' very well and are very loose. It is not a play piece at all because it keeps falling apart. I don't play with my toys so any usual play by a child will end in frustration with it falling apart.

I have the rest of wave 1 of the 4 inch figures currently in transit so hopefully the others will be much better but I am not holding out much hope.

I can't stand the 6 inch figures only due to the ghastly black joint pegs which are more distracting on the larger 6 inch figures than the smaller 4 inch ones.

My personal belief is Bandai did not want to invest too much money on this franchise just in case it was not popular. They have even said in a recent interview that the popularity of the show and toyline was a suprise to them.

What that means is I am sure Bandai will start to invest more money in the line so the figures that have already been released will get a re-do and be of higher quality (and hopefully get painted joint pegs).

It may seem like I do not like these and, to be honest, there is nothing great about them. They are easily passable. However, the fact that Bandai could make this better, and the fact that I could get Silverhawks again, is enough for me to keep watching the line and probably pick up more than a few of the figures

Tetsuwan Convoy
9th September 2011, 11:58 PM
How does the ' magnetic lynx' shenangins play on the Thundertank?

My main gripe with my 6 inch LionO would probably be the screws in his back. Yeah, he has black pegs and bits in his shoulders but they don't seem to bother me all that much. Great artciculation and the look af the character has me playing with it much more than I thought I would. I agree on Mumm-Ra though, he is very, erm, static, but then so was the original...:p

Yeh, the sword is really soft, but they always are now.
Comparing them to MOTUC is a bit unfair, epsecially the 4 inch as they are almost half the price in the first place.

Hopefully Bandai will make some improvements on them, I would really Like to see an armoured Leo (?)/LionO in the past toy! That looked cool. And some more 6 inch characters. They only have three at the moment...

damnyouhussies
18th November 2011, 10:10 AM
I got a friend to ship over from the states most of the 4" line, didn't arrive so we assumed it got lost in the mail so he sent another. Now both have arrived, I am not super impressed by the line at all but they look alright on display, pity about the lack of articulation.

I have a spare set of lion-o/tigra/cheetarah/wily kat and kid/mumra and panthro now still in box, anyone interested?

Tallestblue
18th November 2011, 05:39 PM
Pm me deets, Hussies! Especially if it's the 4'' action feature Mumm-Ra.