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 Post subject: What's the Deal with the Thundercats?
PostPosted: Thu Apr 29, 2010 3:28 pm 
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GIJoe stages a comeback with the 25th anniversary collection.

MOTUC is cashing in.

Transformers had the successful Universe offerings before the movie crap took over.

But Thundercats gets no love.

I've heard it has something to do with licensing issues, but nothing beyond that. Anybody out there have some specific knowledge as to why Liono and crew aren't getting any love?

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 Post subject: Re: What's the Deal with the Thundercats?
PostPosted: Sun May 09, 2010 1:56 am 
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I just read the other day some big news about a forthcoming line of statues, so at least there's some licensing deals cooking at last. We're slowly getting there. 8)


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 Post subject: Re: What's the Deal with the Thundercats?
PostPosted: Sun May 09, 2010 7:58 am 
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Just for the record, MOTU had a successful relaunch PRIOR to MOTUC.

not sure if you heard of it, I mean, it only got a limited release in the state of EVERYWHERE. It even had a Cartoon.


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 Post subject: Re: What's the Deal with the Thundercats?
PostPosted: Sat May 15, 2010 8:26 pm 
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I think Mattel is interested but there seem to be licensing issues with the property. The Four Horsemen would make Thundercats that would rock your socks off.


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 Post subject: Re: What's the Deal with the Thundercats?
PostPosted: Thu May 20, 2010 4:19 pm 
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After seeing these customs I realized I would definitely buy modern Thundercats.
In fact I realized I'd kill for modern Thundercats.

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 Post subject: Re: What's the Deal with the Thundercats?
PostPosted: Thu May 20, 2010 5:06 pm 
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If Mattel made Thundercats figures and sold them on their website like they do with MOTU . . . that would totally blow and I would pass. I would love if another company made them. Maybe someday.


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 Post subject: Re: What's the Deal with the Thundercats?
PostPosted: Thu May 20, 2010 6:07 pm 
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BCYa wrote:
If Mattel made Thundercats figures and sold them on their website like they do with MOTU . . . that would totally blow and I would pass. I would love if another company made them. Maybe someday.


I agree. The few MOTUC that arrives in Brazil are usually sold for USD 200
I'll never get one =(


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 Post subject: Re: What's the Deal with the Thundercats?
PostPosted: Thu May 20, 2010 7:28 pm 
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Macbee wrote:
After seeing these customs I realized I would definitely buy modern Thundercats.
In fact I realized I'd kill for modern Thundercats.

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These customs are a reminder of how much money has NOT been made for way too many years now. In the right hands, this property could rake in the cash for a lot of people.


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 Post subject: Re: What's the Deal with the Thundercats?
PostPosted: Fri May 21, 2010 7:59 pm 
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Lt. Clutch wrote:
These customs are a reminder of how much money has NOT been made for way too many years now. In the right hands, this property could rake in the cash for a lot of people.


Exactly!
A few more shots:
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 Post subject: Re: What's the Deal with the Thundercats?
PostPosted: Sat May 22, 2010 6:19 am 
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Those are some great customs!

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 Post subject: Re: What's the Deal with the Thundercats?
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Thundercats rule!!!! :mrgreen:


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 Post subject: Re: What's the Deal with the Thundercats?
PostPosted: Wed May 26, 2010 8:45 pm 
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Seeing how we're talking Thundercats, has anyone heard the news about TC scripter Steve Perry? He's gone missing in Florida and seemingly met with foul play:

http://robot6.comicbookresources.com/2010/05/thundercats-writer-stephen-perry-missing-after-grisly-discovery/

Growing up, I remember noticing Steve's name in the opening credits of various cartoon shows. I was hoping he would beat his illness and play a part in any eventual TC revival. It's a sad time for fans of Thundercats, Silverhawks, and comics/animation in general.


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 Post subject: Re: What's the Deal with the Thundercats?
PostPosted: Thu May 27, 2010 7:46 am 
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Lt. Clutch wrote:
Seeing how we're talking Thundercats, has anyone heard the news about TC scripter Steve Perry?

So crazy.

There's a thread discussing it here:
viewtopic.php?f=15&t=18483

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 Post subject: Re: What's the Deal with the Thundercats?
PostPosted: Thu May 27, 2010 8:29 pm 
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You said it, bro...

Thanks for the heads-up, Dan.


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 Post subject: Re: What's the Deal with the Thundercats?
PostPosted: Wed Jun 02, 2010 1:49 pm 
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Looks like toys may be on the way

http://site.wizardworld.com/blog/2010/0 ... s-returns/


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


THUNDERCATS, HO!


WARNER BROS. ANIMATION ANSWERS THE CALL WITH A NEW

TAKE ON THE CLASSIC ANIMATED SERIES “THUNDERCATS,”

TO AIR ON CARTOON NETWORK

(June 3, 2010 – Burbank, CA) – Warner Bros. Animation (WBA) has begun production on “ThunderCats,” an all-new animated series for Cartoon Network, based upon the iconic 1980s action classic. “ThunderCats” is the newest series from WBA, joining “Batman: The Brave and the Bold,” which was recently renewed for a third season, and the following forthcoming programs: “The Looney Tunes Show,” “MAD,” “Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated” and “Young Justice.” The announcement was made today by Sam Register, Executive Vice President, Creative Affairs, Warner Bros. Animation.

“In addition to being Warner Bros. Animation’s first anime series, ‘ThunderCats’ marks our most ambitious foray yet into fantasy,” said Register. “The realism and dynamic visual style we’ve achieved are sure to thrill viewers, and the cool weapons, vehicles and technology should help the show appeal to a diverse audience.”

The 21st century reimagining of the series marks a creative collaboration between WBA and Studio4°C, one of the most vibrant animation studios in Japan, with credits including “The Animatrix,” “Gotham Knights” and “Halo Legends.” WBA is working closely with Studio4°C, utilizing the latter’s expertise to give the “ThunderCats” characters a new cutting-edge look while remaining true to the compelling storylines and mythology of the original series.

“We at Studio4°C are excited to be in this creative partnership with Warner Bros. Animation to bring ‘ThunderCats’ to life,” said Eiko Tanaka, President and CEO, Studio4°C. “This collaboration combines the strengths of our two companies – high production values and great storytelling – toward reintroducing this classic fan-favorite to a new audience.”

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.

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