Based on the animated TV-movie, ThunderCats Ho!, Art Asylum is releasing a new boxed set of characters which will include Bengali, Lynx-O, Pumyra and Tarar-O along with a Berbil. The set will be available at comic and specialty stores through Previews.
Fan reaction to Icon Heroes’ line of Classic ThunderCats Minimates has been phenomenal, and Art Asylum has been putting everything they have into their designs for the two-inch mini-figure line. Now, they’ve put together a brand-new box set based on the TV-movie ThunderCats Ho!, and Icon Heroes is making this set more widely available than ever!
Featuring “new” ThunderCats Bengali, Lynx-O, Pumyra and Ratar-O, as well as a non-poseable minifigure of the Berbil named Ro-Bear Bert, this box set is available to all comic shops and specialty store retailers through Diamond Comic Distributors’ Previews catalog. Now available for pre-order, the set will ship in the fall.
The three new ThunderCats in this set – blacksmith Bengali, healer Pumyra and wise, sightless Lynx-O – were introduced in the five-part 1985 movie “ThunderCats Ho!” as three Thunderans who came to Third Earth in the wake of Thundera’s destruction. Ro-Bear Bert was on of the two Berbils who saved the trio from the doomed planet, and Ratar-O was the Mutant commander who sought to capture them for the evil Mumm-Ra.
Pre-order the set today through your local comic shop or favorite online retailer! To find your nearest comic shop, visit comicshoplocator.com!
Action Figure Xpress now has the third series of their exclusive Thundercats Minimates in stock. For $21.99 you get Tygra, Cheetara, Wilykit and Wilykat along with RoBear Bill. You know the drill, press release and photos below.
ThunderCats fans have been lapping up Icon Heroes’ new ThunderCats products like a kitten lapping up milk, and now the company has released a third set in their popular ThunderCats Minimates line. Produced in conjunction with Diamond Select Toys and Art Asylum, the Series 3 box set rounds out the main band of Thunderan refugees, with Minimates of Tigra, Cheetara, Wilykit and Wilykat, as well as a mini-figure of RoBear Bill.
Each Minimate stands 2 inches tall with 14 points of articulation, and comes with key character accessories. Tygra comes with his bolo, Cheetara with her staff, and the Thunderkittens with their smoke bombs, lassos and hoverboards. (Did we mention RoBear Bill?) The set is exclusively at Action Figure Xpress (shopafx.com), and while Set 1 with Lion-O, Panthro, Jaga and Mumm-Ra is sold out there, Set 2 with Slythe, Jackalman, Vultureman and Monkian is still available! Check out the images below, and keep an eye out for Series 4!
Stepping away from all the Star Wars news, let’s look at the Mezco Toyz line of ThunderCats Classic figures and some upcoming DC Comics releases.
The 14″ tall, rotocast figures feature limited articulation, highly detailed sculpts and accessories. Debuting at Toy Fair, and available in July, is Cheetara. Lion-O, Mumm-Ra and Panthro are already available.
A new 3.75″ scale line of Mars Attacks figures are slated for a July release and they’ll go along with 24″ and 6″ versions.
The Mez-itz line continues with a Man of Steel 6″ Superman Man figure and 2″ Mini Mez-itz Jor-El, Superman and Zod.
The Dark Knight Rises is represented by a Batman and Bat Pod Mini Mez-itz and there’s a 4-pack of Batman, Joker, Scarecrow and Two Face.
Fans of DC Comicx new 52 characters will have a shot at some Mez-itz 2-packs as well. They’ll feature Superman & Green Lantern, Batmand & Aquaman and Wonder Woman & Flash.
If you like the DC heroines, look for Mini Mez-itz of Poison Ivy, Batgirl, Catwoman and Harley Quinn.
Several 6″ designer vinyl figures are on their way from DC; Wonder Woman, Batman and Joker.
Mezco will be bring out a line of 3.75″ Axe Cop figures and plush toys mid year.
Photos and additional reporting by Joe Kersavage