Fan reaction to Icon Heroes’ line of Classic ThunderCats Minimates has been phenomenal, and Art Asylum has been putting everything they have into their designs for the two-inch mini-figure line. Now, they’ve put together a brand-new box set based on the TV-movie ThunderCats Ho!, and Icon Heroes is making this set more widely available than ever!
Featuring “new” ThunderCats Bengali, Lynx-O, Pumyra and Ratar-O, as well as a non-poseable minifigure of the Berbil named Ro-Bear Bert, this box set is available to all comic shops and specialty store retailers through Diamond Comic Distributors’ Previews catalog. Now available for pre-order, the set will ship in the fall.
The three new ThunderCats in this set – blacksmith Bengali, healer Pumyra and wise, sightless Lynx-O – were introduced in the five-part 1985 movie “ThunderCats Ho!” as three Thunderans who came to Third Earth in the wake of Thundera’s destruction. Ro-Bear Bert was on of the two Berbils who saved the trio from the doomed planet, and Ratar-O was the Mutant commander who sought to capture them for the evil Mumm-Ra.
ThunderCats fans have been lapping up Icon Heroes’ new ThunderCats products like a kitten lapping up milk, and now the company has released a third set in their popular ThunderCats Minimates line. Produced in conjunction with Diamond Select Toys and Art Asylum, the Series 3 box set rounds out the main band of Thunderan refugees, with Minimates of Tigra, Cheetara, Wilykit and Wilykat, as well as a mini-figure of RoBear Bill.
Each Minimate stands 2 inches tall with 14 points of articulation, and comes with key character accessories. Tygra comes with his bolo, Cheetara with her staff, and the Thunderkittens with their smoke bombs, lassos and hoverboards. (Did we mention RoBear Bill?) The set is exclusively at Action Figure Xpress (shopafx.com), and while Set 1 with Lion-O, Panthro, Jaga and Mumm-Ra is sold out there, Set 2 with Slythe, Jackalman, Vultureman and Monkian is still available! Check out the images below, and keep an eye out for Series 4!
An interview with Larry Kenney on Operation Retroshock
Hello Everyone and Welcome to a very special but simple edition of Operation Retroshock!
It is special for two reasons, the First being that the guys are Interviewing the Legendary voice of Lion-O, Mr. Larry Kenney! The Second and most important is that its Allan’s Birthday Show! Ok we are only kidding about it being the more important! But there was no better way to mark Allan’s Birthday Show than to speak to such an amazing man.
So sit back enjoy the interview and also find out just who won the competition! Plus there is the launch of a new competition!
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Another episode is here! Thats right the first “Bonus” Episode of Operation Retroshock has arrived and you are in for a special treat. As the guys are now going to be doing the show on a more regular basis and thus they will be going back to their old format every other show! Yes that means Retro TV and Movies are Back! Soooo…
Our First subject of this show is what can be considered one of the biggest things in wrestling history….The Monday Night Wars! Allan and Chris talk about all things MNW’s, the people involved, the storylines and make passing reference to the epic fail that was TNA’s attempt to bring the war back!
The guys then shift gears into our second segment that looks at the amazing Retro movie, Who Framed Roger Rabbit! Brought to us by the two men who were the brains behind Allan’s favourite movie series (Back to the Future) Robert Zemeckis and Steven Spielberg. The guys talk about how this is such a memorable movie not only for it being so entertaining but for the technology used at the time. Is it true that Bob Hoskins went mad after filming? Also Allan attempts an impression of Porky Pig…..oooooh Pleeeease Noo!
The next port of call is a subject that the guys have got endless amounts of requests to cover, it is of course the Amazing, the Legendary and Extremely Retrotastic…..THUNDERCATS HOOOOOO! Not much needs to be said but that! Allan and Chris talk about their favourite characters, what they thought of the theme, the merchandise line and drop hints for the future of Thundercats on the show….Interested? Oh you will be!
Finally we do not have a 4th subject as such, but the guys debut a new segment by the name of Allan Vs Chris! We shall not tell you what it involves here, you will have to listen and then guess what is gonna happen! After this the guys round out the show in their usual fashion and announce not only their first competition but an upcoming interview!
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