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 Post subject: Re: Thundercats Classics Thread
PostPosted: Wed Feb 01, 2012 6:49 pm 
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Damn, the 6 inch line is just ugly. What were they thinking with the head sculpts? Just not buying into the 6 inch. The 8 inch line was so much better. If Lion-O and Tygra is all they make, then oh well.


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 Post subject: Re: Thundercats Classics Thread
PostPosted: Thu Feb 02, 2012 9:58 pm 
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Damn, the 6 inch line is just ugly. What were they thinking with the head sculpts? Just not buying into the 6 inch. The 8 inch line was so much better. If Lion-O and Tygra is all they make, then oh well.


I feel the same way. I was hesitant about the 8 inch line, but gave in and bought them and loved them. And then Bandai switched things up and I felt duped. I will be leaving the 6 inchers on the shelves for now. Three different sized lines was just stupid.


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 Post subject: Re: Thundercats Classics Thread
PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2012 8:27 am 
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Yup. I'm staying with the bigger guys. Here's hoping Panthro and Cheetarah make the cut.

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 Post subject: Re: Thundercats Classics Thread
PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2012 8:40 am 
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I'm on the fence about the six inch line right now. The Mumm-Ra figure is superb but Lion-O is only average because of the head sculpt. I guess I'll wait and see what's coming out later before I pick up any more.

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 Post subject: Re: Thundercats Classics Thread
PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2012 8:30 pm 
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I'm on the fence about the six inch line right now. The Mumm-Ra figure is superb but Lion-O is only average because of the head sculpt. I guess I'll wait and see what's coming out later before I pick up any more.


I feel the same way - fool me once shame on you, fool me twice shame on me. Who knows if the next classic figs they make are going to be 10 inch or 2 inch or 3.14159 inch.

And our hesitance will cause the line to fail and no one will ever get a complete classics line and I just don't care.


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 Post subject: Re: Thundercats Classics Thread
PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2012 9:18 am 
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I'm getting both the 6 and 8 inch lines...

I'm hoping, that way if they cancel one I still have the other. This will blow if they cancel it all before it even takes off.

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 Post subject: Re: Thundercats Classics Thread
PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2012 4:17 pm 
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The way it's going looks like everything could be cancelled before this line gets it's legs, sad really.

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 Post subject: Re: Thundercats Classics Thread
PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2012 8:36 am 
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It doesn't help that the toon has been off the air nearly as long as YJ.

And YJ starts up tomorrow, so the Cats might end up with a LONGER hiatus. :shock:

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 Post subject: Re: Thundercats Classics Thread
PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2012 8:11 am 
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It is disappointing that there was no news at Toy Fair regarding the T-Cats lines and that the toon hasn't been on either. If they had one scale to begin with for the Classics line then we probably would have had at least two waves in in the same scale. Aside from the face which kind of grew on me, the 6-inch Lion-O is kind of cool

I read a couple of days ago that Cartoon Network will start airing new cartoons on March 24 and March 31st. The March 24 episode will introduce Monkian and Jackalman who have new names now. The episode on the 31st starts the trials of Lion-O. I'm not sure if they were waiting till the season for Star Wars the Clone Wars to end b4 scheduling the remaining episodes for this season or is this considered Season 2 now?

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 Post subject: Re: Thundercats Classics Thread
PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2012 8:02 am 
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Any word on anything for TCats classics? The market is there! Why are they not making these things?

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 Post subject: Re: Thundercats Classics Thread
PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2012 4:29 pm 
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Any word on the Thundercats at SDCC other than the minimates figures and the Thunder Tank?



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 Post subject: Re: Thundercats Classics Thread
PostPosted: Fri Dec 21, 2012 9:44 pm 
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I love the 8in line. but my sentiments are pretty much the same as everyone else seems to be:
*8in Classics were surprisingly fantastic beyond expectations (regardless of known joint/eye flaws, & scale preferences)
*I want more 8in Classic
*I'll buy whatever they put out in 8in
*I feel duped/cheated/tricked/used/&crapped on.
*We as a dedicated fan-base community seems to have been teased & definitively promised multiple times, pushing us out of our 'too good to be true/last' concerns & hesitations; then had the carpet pulled from out feet immediately after getting out pants pulled down; all the while they're still acting as if it didn't happen & they are just as surprised as you.

I've wanted these figures since i saw the original show on tv, and knew then the 80's figures didn't do it justice. So when i saw the 8in in stores to much shocked elation, i was further more confused by the odd scale-choice, but immediately added to my love of the figures, as since i had been dreaming of them when i was much smaller bodied, the figures almost seemed to grow in relative size ratio with me. Resulting in STILL the figure i always wanted, not a comparably dwarfed version.
That being said, if they had just started with the 6in, i'd have little to complain about, but after being overjoyed with the scale, accuracy, &quality of the 8in. I just can't bare to deal with the 6in that in a sense seem partly responsible for the lines almost certain death.

Like most, I pondered long&well over going along with their game & switching to the 'inferior' 6in scale; Inspecting them at stores, reading reviews online, trying to see through the haze of my conjecturing predictions in my crystal ball. but not daring to be fooled again, or commit to the death of the better 8in counterparts, I eventually decided i don't want the 6in period. not even for clearance sale price.
And the more i've heard about them, the happier i am to have stuck to my guns. The 6in have poorer articulation, less accessories, the same + new(screws) aesthetic issues, and are tactically lower quality overall.
Though, without the rest of the gang, let alone villains to battle, it's an empty victory. I simply don't feel doubly stupid.

But
Let's be honest here about the scale-size issue:
It's stupid, JUST PLAIN STUPID
, and probably the main reason the 8in hasn't & likely won't continue; & i say everyone who bitched about scale, instead of just eating the delicious cake (because it was just too big a cake?); are just as if not more to blame than the company decision makers themselves.

Why so stupid you ask? Don't get me wrong, i get the idea of how cool it would be to have all your figures be within one definitive world to interact, but the reality is:
*They're aren't from the same show,
*they aren't in the same styles, &
*even within companies, scaling sizes are undefined, let alone competing companies; so even if they make them all "6 inch Scale", that doesn't mean they will all be in relative accurate scale of one another, add to that, the smaller the size, the more minor deviations in measurement show. So 0.5in in a 12in figure in barely noticeable. but in a 6in figure creates some major diminutizing appearances next to each other.
Perfect example: The "6in" modern Thundercats line look nothing like a 6in scale i've ever seen. and the 6in classics, which were basically changed to appease the harping matty fans, don't even fit in genuine scale with the MOTU/DCU line, let alone being a completely different sculpt&paint style. And are a different size than their own 'same scale' era-counterparts. So REALLY great idea with all that.

Besides, having ALL action figures restricted to one specific size would be as dull & disheartening as if everyone in the world looked and acted the same. BORING BORING BORING!!!

Now we got an uncompleted line with so much potential & excitement behind it, and a scaled down version that comparably nobody really wants genuinely (but are at best settling for it).
The only way to save Classics, and Bandai's own faces it keep making the 8in as the primary line[As promised repeatedly from the start]. Cancel the 6in and learn their lesson, unless they really think its justifiable to continue both (as they've been with the Modern 4in & 6in) and keep everybody happy. But with things already so volatile, just stick with the winning start and recognize they might be bigger, but that's not really a bad thing.


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 Post subject: Re: Thundercats Classics Thread
PostPosted: Fri Dec 21, 2012 9:44 pm 
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I've emailed Bandai half a dozen times; Reconfirming quality complaints about what figures they had released, in hopes they will be avoided in future releases, asking about the various lines, showing support for Cheetara, Panthro, & Mumm-ra 8in Classics .
I have yet to hear any reply, other than the automated response that says 'we seriously care seriously about customers and will get back in 24-48hrs'. months later each and they have show how much they care by not responding to any.
Mattycollector may suck & i've washed by hands of them; at least when i contact mattel.com with an issue, they've always gotten back promptly and went beyond my expectations without need for griping on my end.

Has anyone else managed to contact the company?
Or know a way of mass-annoying them to give us are promised 8in line?
we need to get a direct line to annoy this "Brehan Maul" 'senior marketing director' joker.
I don't know how these 6in bigots managed to get their message to the company, but we need to do the same to revive the quality 8in Classics enough to get the minimum, if not sustain it longer.

http://geek-news.mtv.com/2011/11/15/exc ... interview/
the latest news i've seen was from this MTV GEEK interview, further leading us on & Smashing Cheetara in our face without saying her name, but it has been over a year now since then. And the 'mysteriously vague' "SHE" aforementioned has yet to appear.

it would be nice if people provided links the these company statements and whatnot they've mentioned, so we could at least use it as ammo in our complaints that they in a sense 'owe us' at least one more wave.

Things don't look good at all.
Didn't Bandai even say the 8in were selling great?
And I concur i did see these sitting on shelves at most stores, but that was by far more Tygra, whose eyes were wonky enough most weren't worth having. Overall i think the Lion-Os were going almost as quickly as the modern lines in stores, and online/ebay 8in were selling quite well for months. And granted, doing limited exclusive would be better than simply not having them available at all, but anotheroverprice SDCC/online exclusive for this line, would just be perpetuating the type of bullshit problems that Matty has been contemptibly committing, that companies should be trying to move further from, and Bandai seemed like were honorably trying to avoid with this Classics line. They could at least do store exclusives(Walmart/TRU/Target), and make a smaller run(which honestly the first wave should have been considering the age/era content & questionable 'target-market' response); and produced more if/when demand was there. And all in all would still be a far-cry from the embellished high-hoping promises we were given early on & slowly backpedaled.
As others have said, it doesn't make sense how they're acting.
Their company purpose is to sell toys, and they're not going to sell anything by just doing nothing. And the longer they wait or drag their feet (for unknown reasons), the more people will loose interest, and they will simply sell even less.
I'd at least like to know, Good or bad they should at least have the decency to give us a definitive answer.


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