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Classic Lion-O


4 comments posted
Great review as always, I

Great review as always, I really enjoyed this line as well and hoped we could've seen a few more additions. Was a shame the new show didnt have a chance to see a 2nd season or we might've had more classic figures. Im told the low number sales of the toy line from the new show was what canned the series, I really wish the success or failure of a toy line wouldn't have to be the life line of a good show.

In any case, I Sincerely hope Bandai revisits this line someday and decides to complete the set.

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Posted by Mazinkaizer on 1 February, 2014 - 20:20
I got the Lion-O but passed

I got the Lion-O but passed on the Tigra because I was waiting for a Panthro to be made. The new show was great and I was eagerly anticipating a second season as well. Oh well, at least I still have my fond memories of the original show to hold on to!

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Posted by Astronopolis on 2 February, 2014 - 01:55
I think Mattel was crushing

I think Mattel was crushing the MOTU classics line and at it's peak when these figures came out. Unfortunately Bandai really phoned in these figures. Glossy finish, flesh colored joints, questionable abb crunch, uneven paint apps when you compare these to what Mattel and the 4 Horsemen her sending out they come up wanting. Thundercats deserves better.

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Posted by TattooedRobot on 3 February, 2014 - 09:21
Great review. The 8"

Great review. The 8" Classics could have been a great line if a little more effort had been put into them and the other main characters released. Still even with its faults it's great having a big Lion-O that is so articulated with all his accessories from the show.
As bad as the toys for the 2011 series were they cannot be blamed entirely for the failure of the 2011 show as it had a lot of faults on its own that turned viewers away. I personally did not like the new series and I did not like their plans for the second season.
I hope one day Diamond Select, NECA, Playmates or Mattel make some figures based on the original series.

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Posted by Mark M on 4 February, 2014 - 05:53