@MattyCollector And Four Horsemen Revise Thundercats Lion-O Action Figure
August 13, 2015

Kim aka Skeletor’s Love Child just posted this Mattel Thundercats update over on the official MattyCollector.com message boards.  It looks like they found a way to make a good thing even BETTER!

Good day Thunderians!

Remember the Lion-O we showed at Comic Con this year? We loved him and you loved him too, but after hearing from the fans and doing a little thinking we decided to take a trip back to the sculpting table to make him a little more cartoon-esque.

Per the Four Horsemen: “Between the sculpting and paint there were a lot of changes, but we feel like it was well worth it! The figure looks much more animation accurate, and it fits the look of the rest of the figures much better.”

I thought he was pretty breathtaking before but now? Thundercats hooo, indeed. Smiler

Skeletor’s Love Child

Daniel Pickett
Daniel “Julius Marx” Pickett has been around toys his whole life. The first line he ever collected was Mego’s World’s Greatest Super Heroes line back in the 70s. He has been surrounded by collectables ever since. In 1999 he was confounded by a lack of information and news about some of his favorite toy lines he was collecting. Since he couldn’t find the information he decided to pursue it himself thinking other people might also be interested in the same news. He started writing a weekly column on the toy industry and action figure for a toy news site and in a years time he tripled the sites daily traffic with his updates, reviews and product features. He built relationships with every major toy manufacturer and many sculptors, painters and mold makers. He grew his hobby into a world wide expertise that the industry has embraced. In 2004 he teamed up with his toy buddy Jason “ToyOtter” Geyer and they created their own website www.ActionFigureInsider.com. Daniel has been quoted in both industry and mass media press outlets. Over the years Daniel and AFi have been sought out as experts in the field. Daniel was regularly featured on “Attack of the Show” on the G4 network as the primary contributor to their “Mint On Card” segment, and our front page has been linked to from USA Today’s “Pop Candy” Blog twice. Daniel’s content has also been featured on MSNBC.com, Time.com, The Wall Street Journal, The Saturday Evening Post, CNN.com, AssociatedPress.com Wired.com, Fark.com, Boing-Boing, Gizmodo.com, Ain’t It Cool News, the Official Star Wars blog, Geekologie, G4, CNet and Toy Fare magazine, among many others. He has consulted on toy lines, books, documentaries and TV shows. But all of that really just sounds snooty and “tootin’ his own horn” – the long and short of it is that Daniel loves toys and he LOVES talking about them.
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  • Robbie says:

    How Much?

  • demoncat_4 says:

    nice for proof that the four horseman really love a property that they are even willing to make some quick changes for the best results. can’t wait to see how they do the rest of the team and mumra and co.

  • Cajun_ToyMan says:

    ALL HAIL THE HORSEMEN ! You guys rock. Thanks for listening to the fans. I was good with the sample shown at Comic Con, but agree that this version is an improvement. Looking forward to great things in this line. Can’t wait for translucent Jaga, Robear two pack, and maybe a thundertank down the road. Kudos to Mattel too for making it a reality. I thought Bandi was the nail in the coffin for this property for the near future. Nice save guys.

  • I cannot believe I am going to have to deal with Matty again, but the Thundercats are just a better lineup. I do hope they stay with the 80’s cartoon run and not go wonder around like they did with MOTU.

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