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PostPosted: Tue Jun 07, 2016 7:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The SDCC exclusive has been revealed and yeah I agree it's a must have.

it's a two pack of WilyKit and WilyKat. Fully articulated and each come with their own hoverboard (that has a clear plastic stand so it actually appears to hover)



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 08, 2016 4:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Awesome sounds like a fun two-pack!



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PostPosted: Sun Jun 12, 2016 5:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

some more info on the set



here's the blurb from Matty:

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Recreate the exciting adventures of the twin ThunderCats™ on Third Earth! This authentic two-pack includes richly detailed 4” inch figures of WilyKit and WilyKat, their Space Boards and key weapon accessories. Each figure features 30+ points of articulation, deluxe sculpting, removable claws, lariats and one thunder attachment to battle mutants and other foes. Stand them on their articulating hover boards and put them on display! The ThunderKittens also come in dynamic keepsake packaging that depicts a colorful setting from the series. These mischievous, powerful WilyKit and WilyKat exclusive figures are must-have additions for adult collectors.




Not a full Cat's Lair playset, but a great display piece. (and honestly do you really expect to get a full playset in the first year? Look how long it took to get an actual Castle Grayskull)



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 14, 2016 2:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The concept art for the Cats' Lair looks great! Thanks for sharing. Very Happy Cool



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 20, 2016 6:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

okay sorry I didn't say anything sooner, life's been getting in the way but:

1. If you want the Wily Kat/Kit 2-pack (and if you're reading this thread I assume you will) it is on sale now... kinda.

The way Mattycollector is doing the SDCC sale this year is they are selling the items on the site -and not at the con! (unless you did the pre-order to pick up at the con then you still pick up there) But instead of putting the full stock up at once and letting it go until it sells out, apparently they are aloting a certain amount of each item every day through this week. Each day every item is available, but in limited amounts. If it sells out though you can try again the next day when more are put up. The sale starts each morning at 9 am PST (that's noon eastern) and they do go quick. (I missed out the first two days manged to snag them this morning though)

as for the future of the line though... well Mattel just FINALLY made an announcement that Mattycollector.com is shutting down at the end of the year and Super7 is taking over. More specifically they said:

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As of December 31, 2016, we will be shutting down the website as we transition to Super7 to manufacture and deliver the Masters of the Universe and adult collector lines.


They don't mention Thundercats specifically one way or another though they do mention "and adult collector lines" and they're calling it a partnership not a licensing or such

So is that it and we have yet another dead on arrival TC line? Or does this mean it will continue though Super7 instead of Matty/Digital river? I'll report more when I know something



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 25, 2016 6:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

okay so the bottom line is Super7 does not currently have the license to continue the Thundercats line.

HOWEVER they do want to continue it as do the Four Horsemen and they ARE working on ironing out the details to transfer the license over from Mattel to Super7.

But they did admit deals like this move slowly so it may take a while.

Bottom line the 2016 lineup will be released by Mattel and after that the line stops but maybe not forever. We probably won't see anything until very late 2017 at the earliest.



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 10, 2016 6:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I believe I still have some of my original Thundercat action figures including Cat's Lair in my Dad's attic. I have to get up there one day and look for them.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 12, 2016 2:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Now that's pretty cool! Very Happy Cool It'd be cool to set up the Cats' Lair and the original ThunderCats figures on display in a game room or something.



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 16, 2016 4:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree with you. Whenever I get a chance to go up there, I will most certainly set them up for display.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 06, 2016 3:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

nothing concrete yet but Super 7 just said that

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"it looks like things are moving along with Thundercats and moving in the right direction."


so fingers crossed that everything works out. I just got my Lion-O today and I really want this line to keep going.



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 09, 2017 8:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

well bad news: the line is officially dead. Bryan confirmed today that Warner Bros has told Super 7 "we can no longer give you the license" so sadly they will not be able to continue this line.



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