Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Thundercats Classic Lion-O

Thunder ! Thunder ! Thundercats ! Hooooo !

Seeing the Thundercats lettering on the package brings back memories.

This figure looks like he came straight out of the cartoon. Great sculpt, the likenss is spot on. There's not a lot of detail, but that's how he's supposed to be. I like the clean look. The paint overall is good. The eyes and eyebrows are really sharp. The paint on the belt and hands seems to come off easily. The hands especially since we'll handle them more. For some reason, the ankle joints are orange and not blue. It spoils the look. Another gripe is the thigh muscles. The top portion of the muscle overlaps the hip joint. When you rotate the thigh, the muscle follows it. It's just wierd.    

He comes with extra hands, the claw glove, the dagger and sword versions of the Sword of Omens. I like that the claw connects to the wrist directly rather than over his hand, think it looks better. The long sword is made of soft rubbery plastic, it'll warp easily. 

The dagger can be placed in the claw and he can carry the whole thing on his waist with the little blue attachment piece.

He's got good articulation. The head rotates. The neck can be moved forwards and backwards but it does not stay in position, otherwise he can look up and down better. Shoulers have ball and hinge joints. There's bicep swivel, single hinge elbows and wrists have hinge and swivel. The upper torso can be moved forwards and backwards a little. The waist has a ball joint. Waist rotation though is hindered by the belt.

Hips have ball and hinge. There's thigh swivel and double jointed knees. There's swivel at the top of his boots. And ankles have hinge and side to side action.  

"Sword of Omens, give me sight beyond sight."
One more dagger with a curved up hilt would be great.

 He looks much better than the original.

Lion-O is supposed to be 8" scale. He's got lengthy hair, but even after factoring that out, he's still around half a head taller than Marvel Select Thor.

I got this figure before news surfaced of a possible 6" scale classic Lion-O. Would have preferred that. Hopefully it'll be just as good, if not better than this figure.


cazdghost said...

Hi where did you getthis one, i am looking for one. Thanks email me cazdghost@yahoo.com

Jason said...

Hi, if in Singapore, you can try Simply Toys or the shops at CSC.