Monday, 18 July 2016

Nerdversity Reviews: Thundercats Classics 6 Inch Mumm-Ra

The second figure released was Mumm-Ra. He was the last classics figure to be released before the Thundercats brand was sadly killed off in 2012.

Mumm-Ra comes in the standard hanging window box that all the classic figures came in. The card has a large and open window where the buyer can see the figure and the accessories in it.

The back of the card is largely the same as the other figures. It features animated style artwork of Mumm-Ra in the upper left. The bulk of the main body is taken up with pictures of the figure and a short celebration of the 1980s Thundercats. The "COLLECT THEM ALL" banner features the classics Lion-O figure and the other 2011 figures.

Mumm-Ra looks like he just stepped out of the cartoon. From the roar in his face, the blueish-grey skin and the bulging muscles, to his loin cloth and furry boots. He stands 6 inches tall, same height as the original figures and a definite improvement on the 1980s figure from LJN. Articulation is in the neck, shoulders, biceps, wrists, waist, knees and ankles.

His accessories are bandages which plug into his back and a pair of open hands. This is simply because this is how he's supposed to be posed, as if he's just got done transforming from his mummy form to Mumm-Ra The Ever-Living, as in the cartoon. He doesn't come with his trademark cape, or any other accessories or even a weapon. 

While a reasonably good figure overall, I find him to be very lacking in terms of accessories. It would have been nice if they gave him a cape, a knife or something, like his original figure, or even a macguffin from the show to balance out the bandages. Even a mini Ma-Mutt figure would have been a welcome addition. Sadly, due to the 2011 reboot dying on both TV and at the store pegs, this line didn't progress past these 4 figures. It would have been nice to see the Mutants, allies and other Thundercats in this classics scale. Here's hoping that they actually get some love in the Mattel line of figures.