Monday, 18 July 2016

Nerdversity Reviews: Thundercats Classics 8 Inch Tygra

In 2011, the reboot of Thundercats hit our screens and with it, a wave of all new merchandise based on the rebooted cartoon and the Classics line, which only lasted 4 figures.

Tygra comes in the same hanging window box that Lion-O comes in. It's collector friendly and has Tygra on display in the box, along with all his accessories.

The back of the card is largely the same as the Lion-O card. Instead it has Tygra in the upper right. The main body of the card has a run down of the original plot and it's place in pop culture history. It also shows Tygra and his accessories. Underneath that, we have a "COLLECT THEM ALL!" banner, which shows the 8 inch scale classics and 6 inch scale 2011 figures.

Out of the package, we can see Tygra properly. He stands around 8 inches tall. The sculpt is dead on to the original figure and animation model, looking as if he stepped right out of an episode of the cartoon. He's articulated at the neck, shoulders, biceps, wrists, waist, hips, thighs, knees and ankles. 

His accessories are a gripping left hand, short bolo whip and a 2 piece, fully extended bolo whip. The handle is painted in a gold colour, with the whip part painted in grey. He can hold both parts perfectly and securely.

The articulation in this figure is simply amazing. This feels like a proper upgrade to the classic LJN figures that had limited articulation and the action attack feature, gotten rid of that and made this a collectors grade figure to go alongside any other figure of this type.

I can't recommend the classics figures enough. They look great, feel great. Bandai did a great job on these and because of that, I really can't wait to see what Mattel does with them. If you're interested in these figures, you can find them on the secondary market for around £20 boxed. £15 for loose.