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« Reply #15 on: May 23, 2018, 06:44:24 pm »

to be fair I heard it was cancelled same reason as Young Justice.  the toys weren't selling

Which is strange because the toys were really great.
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« Reply #16 on: May 23, 2018, 06:49:19 pm »

I wasn't into the rebooted thundercats because I'm not a fan of the anime look.
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« Reply #17 on: May 24, 2018, 05:29:51 pm »

I wasn't into the rebooted thundercats because I'm not a fan of the anime look.

I really enjoyed it.
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« Reply #18 on: May 24, 2018, 07:20:44 pm »

I very much liked it as well.
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« Reply #19 on: May 24, 2018, 10:15:11 pm »

It was a lot better than the original and had a lot of potential, had they given it more time. 
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« Reply #20 on: May 24, 2018, 10:31:31 pm »

My understanding is that ThunderCats never had the sheer numbers that MotU did.  On the Netflix "Toys that Made Us" special, I was astounded at the sales numbers Mattel did.  I don't think T-Cats ever had that kind of following.  Either the toon or the toys.  Which didn't really translate into the kind of nostalgia MotU Classics tapped in to 25 years later.  The Cats just couldn't rally their fan base sufficiently.  Maybe it wasn't there to begin with.     
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« Reply #21 on: May 25, 2018, 06:05:17 am »

Well said.  The Cats definitely have thier fans, but they just don't compare to MOTU numbers.  To this day, I am still blown away by how serious some people take MOTU. 

God knows I love certain elements of MOTU, but there is a lot of silliness and strangeness that goes along with it.  But many fans act as if MOTU is the most serious of High Fantasy and should be treated the same way we treat the US Constitution.
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« Reply #22 on: May 25, 2018, 06:24:53 pm »

Well said.  The Cats definitely have thier fans, but they just don't compare to MOTU numbers.  To this day, I am still blown away by how serious some people take MOTU. 

God knows I love certain elements of MOTU, but there is a lot of silliness and strangeness that goes along with it.  But many fans act as if MOTU is the most serious of High Fantasy and should be treated the same we the treat the US Constitution.

Rose coloured glasses methinks.
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« Reply #23 on: May 25, 2018, 10:57:43 pm »

Right.  Tolkien, Lewis, Martin, and Masters of the Universe.  Makes complete sense.
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« Reply #24 on: May 27, 2018, 10:36:12 pm »

Right.  Tolkien, Lewis, Martin, and Masters of the Universe.  Makes complete sense.

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Over the last several months I've rewatched a bunch of cartoons from my childhood and enjoyed them to varying degrees. I still really enjoy Centurions and Thundercats (Snarf not withstanding).
But I seriously don't understand the MotU love. It's "ok", but it's very dated and I find everything from Prince Adam and Skeletor's voices annoy me to the constant reuse of the same animation.
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« Reply #25 on: May 28, 2018, 10:03:32 am »

The MOTU cartoon was cheezy as hell.  I never minded the stock animation, and I thought the backgrounds and landscapes looked really cool.  But, Good Lord it was so lame at times!!  It was Sword & Sorcery lite that was very dumbed down and made safe for the kiddos.

Over on the Org, there are folks who will verbally draw and quarter anyone who badmouths it.
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« Reply #26 on: June 03, 2018, 12:39:45 pm »

I always liked Thundercats,  Silver Hawks, and Tigersharks better than MOTU.
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« Reply #27 on: June 03, 2018, 09:53:17 pm »

I wonder what the little kids think or will think,the target audience,when and if they discover the more "grown up" versions of teen titans and thundercats?I never watched tigersharks when it was on,got to check that out sometime.I also really liked galaxy rangers and mighty Orbot.(like voltron,five robots merge into one big robot).
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« Reply #28 on: June 05, 2018, 05:43:35 pm »

I often wonder that too, PTB.  Most young kids only know the kiddy cartoon, so I think the comics would be completely foreign to them.  To them, it would be like us seeing Bugs Bunny or Tom and Jerry drawn in a realistic style, and being completely serious.
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