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Post by Uncle Tony on Tue May 21, 2013 1:20 am

LJN produced the Thundercats action figures from 1984–1987. The Thundercats line was based on the animated series which was actually created in 1982. Due to difficulties, it would not air until 1985.
Each figure had an action feature of some sort, and the line also included a unique "laser" light-up feature that interacted between the Cats' Lair playset, some figures, and some accessories.
Lion-O's eyes and Mumm-Ra's eyes would illuminate when a special battery-powered key ring that came with the figure was pressed into a slot in their backs.
PVC companions were packaged with some figures in 1986, including WilyKat with Tygra, WilyKit with Cheetara, Snarf with Lion-O, and Ma-Mutt with Mumm-Ra.
The PVC companion figures were also produced as full size articulated figures.

Other Thundercats merchandise of the 1980s included, among other items, a board game, TV tray table, an electronic racing set, tin lunch box and apparel. A retro spurt occurred in the mid 1990s and 2000s (decade) that began with the familiar 1980's Thundercats emblem on t-shirts and has since grown to include new t-shirt designs and various other Thundercats themed apparel such as hats and belt buckles.


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Re: Thundercats

Post by Wednesday Toys on Tue May 21, 2013 7:16 am

Oh Thundercats - they are one of my 'the one that got away' toylines. Always wanted the figures as a kid, but never ended up owning any. As a toy, production-wise, perhaps not as well crafted as He-Man figures, but still pretty cool in their own way.

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