CULT FACTION

For all your cult film, tv, cartoon, comic and video game needs

Mattel to produce new Thundercats figures!

Toy maker Mattel have acquired the license to produce toys based on ThunderCats and will call on Four Horsemen Studios to create the sculpts for the limited 6” scale line of action figures.

Mattel stated in a panel at Comic-Con this week that the new figures would be similar in scale and fashion to the company’s current Masters of the Universe Classics range sold via subscription on its Matty Collector website. The ThunderCats will also be sold direct to collectors through MattyCollector.com, and will not be available at retail outlets.

Mattel showed off painted prototypes of the new Lion-O and Jackalman figures. The company also showed off photos of an unpainted, in-process Mumm-Ra figure. Lion-O, heroic leader of the ThunderCats, will come with two versions of the Sword of Omens and his claw gauntlet, and is set to be the first release in the line currently slated for July 2016.

mattel_jackalman2

The new ThunderCats line will be available via a subscription that is expected to call for one new figure showing up every other month. Cost per figure is expected to run around $27 plus shipping. An initial release of six figures (one year) is planned, and is expected to alternate between heroic and villainous characters. Continuation of the line will likely hinge on sales of the initial wave.

Related Posts
Zenon: Girl of the 21st Century (1999)

Based on Marilyn Sadler and Roger Bollen's book of the same name, Zenon: Girl of the 21st Century was directed by Kenneth Johnson and set in the year 2049. It Read more

Yatterman

Originally running between 1977-1979 for 108 episodes, Yatterman succeeded Time Bokan and followed what happened after fragments of a mysterious stone known as the Skull Stone are scattered across the Read more

Welcome to Paradox

Debuting in 1998 and running for thirteen episodes, Welcome to Paradox was an anthology show where all the stories took place in the fictional future city of Betaville although the Read more

Timecrimes (2007)

Written and directed by Nacho Vigalondo, Timecrimes (aka Los Cronocrímenes) is a Spanish science-fiction thriller. In the documentary Future Shock! The Story of 2000 AD Nacho Vigalondo credits 2000 AD comic magazine Read more

Thundercats

ThunderCats was created by Tobin "Ted" Wolf and animated by Japanese animation studio, Pacific Animation Corporation. The original series ran from 1985 to 1989 (130 episodes). The show follows the adventures Read more

The Rise of Skywalker – One 40 Something’s ‘Obsessed Fanboy’ pre-release thoughts…

No one likes an 'I told you so', so let's get the unpleasant bit out of the way. I told you so. Back in Feb 2018, whilst I was still Read more

The Maze (1953)

Directed by William Cameron Menzies, The Maze was 3-D horror film that deals with teratology and prenatal phylogenetic evolution. It begins when Scotsman Gerald MacTeam (Richard Carlson) abruptly ends his Read more

The legacy of Santa Claus: The Movie

Santa Claus: The Movie was supposed to be the holiday hit of 1985. Such was the confidence that farther and son producers Alexander and Ilya Salkind had managed to get Read more

The Herculoids

Somewhere out in space live The Herculoids! Zok, the laser-ray dragon! Igoo, the giant rock ape! Tundro, the tremendous! Gloop and Gleep, the formless, fearless wonders! With Zandor, their leader, Read more

The Fugitives

Created by Eileen Gallagher and directed by Jane Prowse, The Fugitives was a seven part show from 2005 that follows fourteen-year-old Jay Keaton (Alex Roe). A teenager with a high Read more

Founded Cult Faction in 2014. Some would describe him as a teacher, writer, dream weaver, and visionary... some would not...

%d bloggers like this: