by John Archetko on July 01, 2011
Since reviving franchises from the 1980's is all the fashion these days, we thought we'd take a moment and celebrate the moment that we've been waiting for since the 1980's became "cool." Thundercats! Thundercats! It's about darn time that this franchise got a second look and perhaps, if we're lucky, some new life. Lot's of storied franchises from that decade have gotten some new life and a second wind. G.I. Joe, Transformers, and heck, even the Smurfs are coming back. While we are somewhat satiated by the Masters of the Universe releases over the years, we are still waiting for more He-Man. That chapter had better not be closed...laugh.
Thundercats, however, has been deserving it's due credit for some time now. One reason that Thundercats is so deserving of a re-release and revival is that it was one of the franchises that helped make the 1980's become so "cool." Reprint Thundercats tee shirts were among the first vintage remade apparel celebrating that decade. So it is definitely about time.
Thundercats was not some weird flash in the pan 1980's cartoon, as many people who missed it believe. It ran from 1985 - 1990 and had a television movie. It was a huge success in the merchandising arena. The action figure lines actually lasted longer than the syndication of the cartoon. Not to mention apparel, lunchboxes, and games. Thundercats was big time. It's seems like some kind of error that the Thundercats franchise has somehow been left behind in all this.
Celebration is near though. A new animated series has been slated for 2011. An awesomely, there will be action figures released to suppor the show. There are a few different companies producing the Thundercats franchise, but at the moment we are scoping out and drooling on Bandai's six inch line of figures, due to be released in July of 2011. This is the most current picture we have of what we can be expecting:
These are going to be great on the shelf. It's going to be fun seeing how the Thundercats reboot goes. We have high hopes for the new animated series and the product lines. The Thundercats can be summed up by their awesome logo. Here, take a look:
This is going to be awesome, and if you missed it the first time around, get on board, Thundercats are back to reclaim the throne. Man, we love this franchise, and you can believe that we have ours on pre-order for July. We will be putting them up for the best price on the internet. Period. It's the least we can due to help the most underrated franchise from the 1980's.