Monday, 18 July 2016

Nerdversity Reviews: Thundercats 2011 4 Inch Lion-O

In 2011, Cartoon Network aired the rebooted Thundercats cartoon series by Ethan Spaulding and Michael Jelenic. Despite being one of the most popular cartoons on the channel, it was put on hiatus after the first season ended, before being eventually cancelled. To capitalise on it's success, Bandai was given the license to make action figures in both 4 inch and 6 inch scale.

Lion-O was one of the first figures to be released on this new style of 4 inch action figure. It features artwork of Lion-O and the redesigned logo. It comes on a window bubble that is circular in shape. The buyer can see the figure and the accessories in the bubble.

The redesigned Lion-O stands at 4 inches tall and is articulated at the neck, shoulders, bicep, wrists, hips, knees and ankles. He comes in his new look, which resembles knight's armour with a shoulder pad. The feet are bare, unlike the original figure, that wore boots.

His accessories are a re-designed Claw Shield that slips over the right arm and two Swords, one in dagger form, the other in fully extended form. The dagger mode can slip into the Claw Shield when not in use. 

All the figures in this wave have a gimmick called Thunder Lynx, which is a magnet in the figure's back and it activates certain features when they're connected to vehicles and playsets. Overall, this figure isn't too bad. It looks great and looks as if it stepped right out of the cartoon. If you are interested in buying one, a loose one is around £5, while carded is £10.