Wednesday, 20 July 2016

Nerdversity Reviews: Thundercats 2011 4 Inch Cheetara

In 2011, we were treated to a rebooted version of that cult classic 80s cartoon., Thundercats. Created by Ethan Spaulding and Michael Jelenic, the new series was darker and more adult oriented than it's original counterpart. The show lasted 13 episodes before being put on hiatus, then eventually cancelled.

Cheetara was released that same year. She comes on the same blister card as the other figres. There's a picture of Cheetara in her new look on the upper left of the card. The bubble is wide open so you can see the figure inside. On the front is a sticker promoting Thunder Lynx.

The back of the card features Cheetara in the main part of the card. The rest of the upper section has a brief bio in a multitude of languages. The rest of the card back is dedicated to showing what other toys can be found in the first wave.

Out of the package, Cheetara looks like she stepped right out of the cartoon. She comes in her outfit from the series, which is the torn brown top and leggings. Articulation comes in at the neck, shoulders, biceps, hips, thigh and knees. Her sole accessory is a long bo staff, which is difficult to keep in her hand. Due to this, I would recommend using a double handed grip or a bit of blu-tack in the hand to keep it secure.

Another of the main cast bought to life in in plastic form. The figure looks great and sits well in a 2011 collection. Articulation is brilliant for a figure of this scale and is easily as articulate as a Star Wars figure or GI Joe. This figure goes for around £10 carded in secondary markets.