Thundercats Hoooo! Minimates Box Set Review

Thundercats Hoooo! Minimates Box Set Review

Thundercats Hoooo! Minimates Box Set

Icon Heroes had released the last Thundercats Minimates box set through Diamond Select Toys and distributed to online retailers and specialty shops. This set includes Lynx-O, Bengali, Punyra, Ratar-O and Berbil Bert.

The Thundercats Minimates line has had an amazing run with 5 sets, the Thundertank and Cats Lair statues. We applaud Icon Heroes for this amazing line and thank them for all their hard work and dedication. However, we also want to take the this opportunity and ask that they reconsider stopping the line after the Thundercats Hoooo! box set. In an email to Icon Heroes asking them why they cancelled the line before characters such as The Lunataks were made, we were told it’s because “the minimals needed to produce a set are too high to pursue the lesser known characters.” In a struggling economy, that’s understandable, but they are also missing the opportunity to produce characters such as The Lunataks that have never been offered before in action figure form, and they might not know this, but they have given us the best Thundercats toyline since the original 1980’s line was produced. No one else has given us Lynx-O, Bengali, Punyra, Ratar-O, Young Jaga, Wolfrat, Ro-Bear Berbil Bill and Berbil Bert. The 2″ Minimates line was a very unique way to produce these characters.

Would fans be willing to pay a higher than $20 price to get The Lunatanks with a smaller production run such as a convention exclusive? Or other characters for that matter? Maybe at a $30 price point? We know that the fan base is there but are there enough buyers out there that want these characters? Let Icon Heroes know!

Availability: December 2013

Sculpt:

Lynx-O –  He uses shared parts and is given a newly tooled removable head red bandana, newly tooled head with pointy ears, red wrist band and weaponized mirror. The weaponized mirror attaches to his left arm onto a peg, and has the ability to reflect energy attacks and projecting its own dazzling light. The figure has his beard painted on his face, and is given a red, black, and yellow costume with brown gloves.

Bengali – He uses shared parts and is given a newly tooled hair piece that’s different than Tygra’s, newly tooled shoulder pads, a newly tooled shoulder strap, and a newly tooled The Hammer of Thundera accessory. He was painted with a white hairpiece with black stripes, and a light blue strip at the hairpiece. His face is also white with a light blue covering his eyes and forehead, as well as his chest. He has a dark blue shoulder pads, forearms, trunks, and boots. On his arms are legs are a medium blue, and his feet and hands are white with black stripes on his wrists. He has a Thundercats logo on hisgrey  shoulder strap. His hammer is painted silver.

Pumyra – She uses shared parts and was given a newly tooled hair piece, shoulder pad and skirt. She has a light tan flesh tone and is wearing a dark brown dress with cutouts at the sides and a pouch on her belt. Her hair piece is has a white stripe a the top and on the sides and on the tips of the front ponytails. She is the only figure that does not include accessories other than a figure stand. Her boots are the same color brown as the Thundercats logo.

Ratar-O – His entire head is a newly tooled separate piece with the dark blue and yellow helmet sculpted on and can be lifted up to reveal a round plain minimates head underneath. His dark blue and yellow shirt is also a newly tooled separate piece with the tail sculpted on over the standard minimates body, and can also be removed by lifting the head pieces first. He has folds sculpted on his orange sleeves and includes two newly sculpted swords with wavy silver blades and gold handles.

Berbil Bert – He has no articulation and is repainted using Ro-Bear Berbil Bill’s mold. He is painted in blue and silver and does not include any accessories.

Articulation:

Standard for minimates, Berbil Bert has none.

Accessories:

Each figure comes with a figure stand and additional accessories as mentioned above.

Overall:

Icon Heroes has done a fantastic job with this line of 25 figures spread across 5 different box sets. For a small line, it’s simply very impressive we have gotten all the core characters plus some extras like 2 Berbil’s. Unfortunately, we are not ready to say goodbye to this amazing line and we are asking readers to speak up and email Icon Heroes at the link above asking them to continue the line with characters such as The Lunataks.

If Bandai ever tries to make Thundercats action figures again, they should take some notes on what Icon Heroes has done and have hopefully learned all of their mistakes with the 2011 line.

Highly Recommended.

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