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« Reply #105 on: June 14, 2017, 06:35:23 pm »

Sorry dude.  Reality compels me to shoot straight.   Wink

After a bit of Wikipedia detective work, this toon line could be virtually never ending.  WB owns or controls most everything on CN/Boomerang including all those old shows as well as Samurai Jack and Ben 10.  Even if we're just talking the Superhero type stuff, it's dozens, maybe hundreds of characters.  Include Bugs Bunny, the Flintstones, the Jetsons, Tom and Jerry, Scooby Doo, Secret Squirrel and the like, it's thousands of potential figures.  Do 'em all in the same scale/style, I might be tempted.  I'd love Foghorn Leghorn.         
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« Reply #106 on: June 14, 2017, 08:27:13 pm »

A shotgun approach like that doesn't seem to work at big box though.  Most people don't have a big desire to have Johnny Bravo in sync with Cheetara.

Because they're fools, but still.
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« Reply #107 on: June 14, 2017, 09:20:42 pm »

CHOOCH may be right, but man....I would LOVE a line like that!

Sorry dude.  Reality compels me to shoot straight.   Wink

Haha!  It's ok...I just like having stuff to look forward to.  Looking at it from the outside, I would say there is no chance in hell of another Classic T-CATS line.  The frustrating thing is that it wasn't bad  sales....it was simply MATTEL wanting out of the 'specialty' business.  Sure, MEZCO might put out more statues, but I want AFFORDABLE toys.  And I don't want cute little, big headed, cartoony, blocky figurines.
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« Reply #108 on: June 14, 2017, 10:30:34 pm »

First wave:

Porky Pig
Johnny Bravo
Samurai Jack
Top Cat
Barney Rubble
Ookla the Mok

C&C Frankenstein Jr.

Second wave:

Bugs Bunny
Captain Caveman
Space Ghost
Magilla Gorilla
Penelope Pitstop
Race Bannon

C&C Grape Ape

Third Wave

Foghorn Leghorn
Wilma Flintstone w/pack-in Pebbles
Cheetara
Secret Squirrel
Mightorr
I am Weasel

C&C Shazzan

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« Reply #109 on: June 15, 2017, 08:08:34 am »

CHOOCH may be right, but man....I would LOVE a line like that!

Sorry dude.  Reality compels me to shoot straight.   Wink

Haha!  It's ok...I just like having stuff to look forward to.  Looking at it from the outside, I would say there is no chance in hell of another Classic T-CATS line.  The frustrating thing is that it wasn't bad  sales....it was simply MATTEL wanting out of the 'specialty' business.  Sure, MEZCO might put out more statues, but I want AFFORDABLE toys.  And I don't want cute little, big headed, cartoony, blocky figurines.

I'm with you.  I can't afford the upscale stuff either aside from the fact that I have no display/storage room.  I don't like the POPs or any of that other stuff either.  I want good old fashioned articulated action figures in six inch scale. 

I dunno what's gonna happen with the T-Cats.  But there may be a better option than Mattel/S7.  I really just threw it out there about a Cartoon Network line, but the more I think of it, it would be kinda cool to be able to buy Jonny Quest, Thundarr, Lion-O, Space Ghost, and Zandor in one unified line.         
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« Reply #110 on: June 15, 2017, 11:01:24 am »

I really just threw it out there about a Cartoon Network line, but the more I think of it, it would be kinda cool to be able to buy Jonny Quest, Thundarr, Lion-O, Space Ghost, and Zandor in one unified line.

Who knows?  Maybe something like that is in the works.

We live in a day and age of Collecting.  Sure, collecting has always been around, but it's more exposed than ever, even in a negative way as seen in HOARDERS.  But we see it in shows like PAWN STARS, AMERICAN PICKERS, and COMIC BOOK MEN.  So called Geek Culture is highly popular currently.  Maybe WB has something huge going on, and T-CATS is just a small part of it. 

My point is that even if Brian Flynn from S7 pissed WB off, I can't think they just yanked the license with the intention of merely sitting on it.  Of course that's possible, but I just cannot think the CATS are dead and done.
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« Reply #111 on: October 08, 2017, 12:21:02 pm »

http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=27259&start=180

And rumors begin to swirl again from NTCC...
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« Reply #112 on: October 08, 2017, 03:02:35 pm »

I'm very tempted to get a set of 7 off eBay. They're not crazy priced for a whole set like that. That news makes it even more tempting.
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« Reply #113 on: October 08, 2017, 03:50:18 pm »

Go ahead and get 'em now, BW.  They are very high quality, very sharp looking figures.  I don't think you'll regret it. 

As a Cherry Picker with a limited budget, I mainly want JAGA, GRUNE, and possibly HACHI MAN if it would go that far.  But I'm already wondering how much these things will cost.  MOTU Classics are now at about 35 bucks a pop not including shipping.  Why would T-CATS be any different?

Sigh....I have to laugh about myself: Already worrying about the cost of something that doesn't even  exist yet, and may not exist for another year or so!
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« Reply #114 on: October 09, 2017, 10:06:06 am »

Paid $190 shipped for all 7 figures. I'm happy with that.
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« Reply #115 on: October 09, 2017, 04:11:27 pm »

Sounds reasonable.  Those prices will shoot up if they make a deal.  Then again, they'll fall if the deal falls through. 
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« Reply #116 on: October 12, 2017, 09:39:35 pm »

Got them tonight. I'm really happy with them. Glad I went all in. Besides the kids and Pumyra just kind of being OK, the rest are awesome. Didn't realize they had ML style ankles too. I'm realizing how little I actually know about ThunderCats. I need to watch some episodes to refresh my memory/learn for the first time. 
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« Reply #117 on: October 13, 2017, 01:05:00 am »

Got them tonight. I'm really happy with them. Glad I went all in. Besides the kids and Pumyra just kind of being OK, the rest are awesome. Didn't realize they had ML style ankles too. I'm realizing how little I actually know about ThunderCats. I need to watch some episodes to refresh my memory/learn for the first time. 

This could have been a truly epic line  Angry
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« Reply #118 on: October 13, 2017, 10:25:49 am »

Yeah, it's a double edged sword with having these now.

On one hand, I've got some pretty good figures of a few ThunderCats characters

On the other hand, now I'll be pretty sad if we never get anyone else. S7 seems pretty eager to keep it going. I'll be optimistic. This is only going to get compounded by me watching the show.
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« Reply #119 on: October 13, 2017, 11:32:24 am »

I'm optimistic someone other than S7 can continue, or at least start over with the license.  My one complaint about the Mattel Cats is that they're a bit more roided out than they were depicted on the cartoon.  I've suffered through multiple false starts, I can suffer through one more.
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