Last week, we asked the members of the Toyark to discuss old toy lines that needed to be reimagined. Thundercats seemed to be the overall pick, and I couldn’t agree more. We got some fantastic responses, and I’ve highlighted a few of my favorites below.
The Visionaries were bad ass because the toys had holograms on them. Each knight had a special totem that represented their attributes. I liked how the knights had to say a magic chant for the powers in their staffs to work. There were also some cool vehicles made for the figures. To top it off, there was a 13 episode cartoon that was on hit.
Inhumanoids could easily come back to modern kids, and expand on it’s premise while becoming a merchandising juggernaut. Human scientists in powered suits not much bigger than wrestlers in suit, researching, defending, fighting and protecting Inhumanoids from all directions, whether it be the other races that need protection from us and want peace, or the Metlars and other dictators who want to rule, inhumanoids could branch out extremely far. Heck, they could even expand it outside of just subteranean beings even, by changing the inhumanoids definition to something like:
Inhumanoids – Plural Noun. Beings of sentience or inteligence of unknown origin deemed of such magnitude, malevolence, or superiority that they are a direct threat to mankind and or the planet earth itself.
Thundercats is easily at the top of the list for me, too. As already mentioned in this thread, they should be done in the same style as MOTU Classics: Sculpts based on the original figures updated to today’s articulation standards. Who would not buy these?
Shin Densetsu said:
One of the most innovative military aircraft toylines ever made! Hasbro made this in the 80’s and there has been nothing like it since(I suspect the KB exclusive Tomcats in 3 color schemes with noselights were licensed derivatives as opposed to bootlegs, if anyone remembers them from the early 90’s).
Anyways, the planes were about 1/48 scale, had removable joysticks, swappable weaponry, stickers for both regular squadrons AND aggressor squadrons, posters, squadron patches, and removable pilots. Very durable toys and a good selection, all of the “teen” fighters and the Apache helicopter were made.
Anyways Hasbro has PDF instructions for these toys on their site. It’s a line that I’d LOVE to see return to the aisles. I have fond memories of taking my F-14 Sundowners Tomcat everywhere I went after I got it as a gift.
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