Warner Bros. Consumer Products has sent over some high resolution images of the new Thundercats toys that are arriving later this year. While I never thought the Thundercats would get rebooted, I have to say, I’m really curious what the new animated show will look like. As a fan of the 80’s cartoon, I hope they don’t screw it up. Already I’m not crazy about the look of the new Lion-O and Snarf, but, again, I’m willing to give it a chance. Hit the jump to check out the toys. The new Thundercats premieres later this year on Cartoon Network.
Before going any further, here’s a synopsis and image of the new show. For all our previous Thundercats coverage, click here.
Roaring to life through WBA and Studio4°C’s use of the Japanese animated artistry of anime, “ThunderCats” characters Lion-O, Mumm-Ra, Panthro, Cheetara and others will spring off the screen with realistic cat-like characteristics inconceivable in previous incarnations.
The new “ThunderCats” will appeal to viewers who have loved the characters all their lives as well as young newcomers to the franchise. A sweeping tale combining swords and science and boasting ferocious battles with the highest of stakes, the grand origin story of Prince Lion-O’s ascension to the throne – and of those who would thwart his destiny at any cost – takes on epic dimensions in this sharp new telling. As the forces of good and evil battle each other in the quest for the fabled Stones of Power, Lion-O and his champions learn valuable lessons of loyalty, honor and mortality in every episode.
“ThunderCats” is executive produced by Sam Register (“Teen Titans,” “Ben 10,” “Batman: The Brave and the Bold”). Michael Jelenic (“Batman: The Brave and the Bold,” “Wonder Woman”) and Ethan Spaulding (“Avatar: The Last Airbender”) are the producers.
And thanks to the Thunder Tank toy (pictured further down the page), we have our first look at the new Snarf. What are your thoughts?
Here are the toys. Some are available now, some are arriving later this year. Click on any image for high-resolution.
ThunderCats 4” Basic Figure – Lion-O
Crafted with great detail and quality, collectors and kids can play with or display their favorite ThunderCats heroes and villains in their own environment and recreate scenes from the animated television series. Each 4-inch figure comes with a weapon and/or accessory that is unique to each character and includes an exclusive embedded magnet activation system that allows the figure to interact with and activate unique features in multiple ThunderCats products, including the Deluxe ThunderTank. Available soon for $7.99.
ThunderCats Deluxe Vehicle with Figure
Storm into battle with the Deluxe ThunderTank and 4-inch Snarf Figure. Kids’ favorite ThunderCats figure can ride inside and unlock special ThunderTank features, including ―ThunderCats, Ho!‖ sound effects, with an exclusive embedded magnet technology. For serious action, launch ThunderBikes from the ThunderTank with the push of a button.
Available soon for $29.99.
ThunderCats 8-Inch Collector Figure – Cheetara
Flash back to the original series with the iconic and classic heroes of ThunderCats with these 8-inch figures. These high-detail figures incorporate many of your favorites from the classic 80s series.
Available soon for $16.99.
ThunderCats Deluxe Roleplay Sword
Wield the power of Lion-O and become a ThunderCat with the mystic Sword of Omens! With an extendable blade, lights and sounds, kids can let their imaginations roar with Lion-O on his destined path to become king.
Available now for $19.99.
ThunderCats Staction Figures (PVC Figurines)
Lion-O, the Lord of the Thundercats is presented here in this highly detailed polyresin statue! Lion-O wields the Sword of Omens with Claw Glove ready for battle. Spared from the destruction of his planet Thundera, Lion-O leads his team of heroes to protect the legendary Eye of Thundera. This statue from Icon Heroes stands approximately 6-inches tall and includes a forest environment base. Available now for $59.99.
ThunderCats Limited Edition Porcelain Statue
Hard Hero brings the classic animated fan-favorite, ThunderCats, to collectors with a series of high-quality, limited edition statues. Following the Lion-O, Cheetara, and Mumm-Ra statues, sculptor Paul Bennett has moved on to Lion-O’s second-in-command, the level-headed Tygra! This fierce warrior and keen intellect is made of cold-cast porcelain and comes fully-painted and ready for display in a color collector’s box.
Available now for $199.