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New ThunderCats Figurines from Bandai

Lion-O six-inch figure from Bandai

The ThunderCats toy line from Bandai America Incorporated is being updated with a six-inch figure line. The line, based on the classic 1980s animated series and the re-imagined new series from Warner Bros. Animation, will launch in the spring.

The six-inch figures are highly articulated, detailed, and designed to complement any fan’s collection. The Lion-O and Mumm-Ra figures will be the first available in the Classic Series line. The Tygra and Cheetara figures, a new introduction from Bandai, are inspired by the new animated series. Bandai will continue to offer the successful classic 8-inch ThunderCats figures in a limited-edition capacity.

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ThunderCats at Toy Fair

Bandai holds the global master toy license for ThunderCats, and the company showcased its upcoming line of ThunderCats-licensed toys at Toy Fair last week. Bandai’s lineup, to launch this fall, will include detailed ThunderCats four-inch figures, the Deluxe ThunderTank vehicle and four-inch Snarf figure, the highly articulated ThunderCats eight-inch Classic Figures, and the ThunderCats Deluxe Sword of Omens. Check out the video above to view the products.

ThunderCats, a new animated television series from Warner. Bros. Animation (WBA) and Japanese animation studio Studio4°C, will air on Cartoon Network this year.

Bandai Picked as Global Master Toy Licensee for Thundercats

Warner Bros. Consumer Products (WBCP) has appointed Bandai America Incorporated as the global master toy licensee for the animated series Thundercats. Bandai will create and distribute products worldwide to complement the original brand property, as well as a new animated series, set to air on Cartoon Network in 2011.

The new Thundercats, based on the series that first aired in 1985, is executive produced by Sam Register (Teen Titans, Ben 10, Batman: The Brave and the Bold), and is being called a “21st century re-imagining of the original.” Michael Jelenic (Batman: The Brave and the Bold, Wonder Woman) and Ethan Spaulding (Avatar: The Last Airbender) are the producers. Warner Bros. Animation and Studio4°C are developing the series, which is currently in production.

Icon Heroes to Produce “Thundercats” Collectible Statues and More

Warner Bros. Consumer Products (WBCP) has partnered with Icon Heroes to create collectible products inspired by the 1980’s animated series, Thundercats.  Under the new deal, Icon Heroes will manufacture a line of six-inch and under-scale statues, vehicle replicas, environments, and dioramas inspired by the television series. The statues will be branded as “Staction Figures” (Static Action Figures), and will be non-articulated, standing on top of a detailed environment base.

Each Staction Figure will be scaled so that they can be displayed individually or alongside other six-inch action figures and statues. The first Staction Figures scheduled for release are Lion-O, Jackal Man, and Jaga. Other products––such as Thunderclaw, Cat’s Lair, and more––will be released at a later date.

Icon Heroes’ products will be available for purchase directly through its store at www.iconheroes.com.