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    Mezco producing ThunderCats figures in 2015

    http://thundercats.org/2015/01/mezco...-toys-in-2015/

    I've confirmed with Mezco that they will be revealing ThunderCats figure(s) at Toy Fair in NYC on February 14th. This is great news for collectors and fans who had assumed that we’d seen the last of licensed toy products years ago when Bandai, Funko and Mezco all stopped releasing new figures.

    Our contact at Mezco says that we’ll have to wait till Toy Fair before we learn what scale they’ll be working in.

    Speculation is that they’ll continue the mega scale line and fans are hopeful to finally get to add Tygra to their collections. Mezco also moved into the 1:12 scale in 2014 and so there’s a chance we’ll see a collectors line of figures in this coveted size. I've also confirmed that Mezco holds rights to produce in the 1:12 scale as part of their existing license.

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    I wish them luck and hope that this line will be the one that works
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    I want Tygra, Wily Kit and Wily Kat, the next gen cats (Lynx-o, Pumyra and Bengali), and the mutants (at least) in the mega scale.

    A 1:12 line would be cool too, as long as they have good design. The Bandai line just looked so funky.

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    This news is awesome on so many levels!

    Honestly though, I wouldn't even mind if Mezco just shrunk their existing large-scale figures down to 6 in. size and added a bit more articulation.

    I can't express how happy I am that Mezco is doing this. I am almost certain that they will do the line justice... I have the entire Hellboy line of figures on permanent display (because they are so awesome looking) and I can tell you that they are very well-made figures.

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    Be interesting to see what they come up with, if it' figures along the lines of classics then I'll be picking some up.

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    If they're 1:12 classic design figures, I'm in!

    Anything else would be a pass.

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    If they are going to do a mega scale Tygra then they need to do another production run of the other figures. Otherwise some newcomers will see this one character, yet the rest they need to pay scalper secondary prices for. Packing Snarf in with a regular release would also help them a good deal.

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    Great news, I'll be interested to see what they are producing. So what is 1:12 scale roughly compared to a standard MOTUC figure?
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    I'm not 100% sure but I think that's 6" scale so hopefully they will be motuc compatible

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    Just looked it up , 1/12 th is 12 inches

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    1/12th = 6"
    1/6th = 12"

    Roughly.

    MOTUCs are around 7" but they're close enough that they're generally lumped in with 1/12 scale.
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    While the giant figures are done well I hope that we get 6" (or there about) figures. Not only that; but, a complete line-up.
    I really hope for the best. Mezco has some wonderful sculpts on the large figures...Here's hoping it carries over into a new 6" line!

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    That is awesome news. I love the big figures, but would really like a new 6" line of Thundercats.
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    That would be very cool. I'ts been a long time coming. While I am a more casual fan of Thundercats, I feel for those who have been waiting and waiting for something decent to come out and had to be let down by Bandai. I hope some quality products are on the way!

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    I can't tell you how happy this makes me! As much as I love MOTU, for me, Thundercats was always my #1 property. The Mezco large scale figures are amazing. I love the detailed sculpts on the weapons. The sculpts and paint on the figures are fantastic. At the very least, I am hoping this news means they are going to make Tygra (if not even more new mega-scale figures). Beyond that, if there was a new line of 6inch or 7inch figures, that would be a dream come true! Just, please, Mezco, at LEAST commit to the four main cats and Mumm-ra. Anyone beyond that is gravy, but it is a crime to end any classic t-cats line before getting to those! Right now Minimates has done it right…and that's about it . Can't wait to see what Mezco has in store!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wes2882 View Post
    I can't tell you how happy this makes me! As much as I love MOTU, for me, Thundercats was always my #1 property. The Mezco large scale figures are amazing. I love the detailed sculpts on the weapons. The sculpts and paint on the figures are fantastic. At the very least, I am hoping this news means they are going to make Tygra (if not even more new mega-scale figures). Beyond that, if there was a new line of 6inch or 7inch figures, that would be a dream come true! Just, please, Mezco, at LEAST commit to the four main cats and Mumm-ra. Anyone beyond that is gravy, but it is a crime to end any classic t-cats line before getting to those! Right now Minimates has done it right…and that's about it . Can't wait to see what Mezco has in store!!!
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    If it is 6", then I hope we finally get a Lynxana figure. She rules
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    This would be a dream line for me.

    Absolute must-haves would be the six main cats, Mumm-Ra and (yes) Snarf. Anything less than that is inexcusable.

    Nearly as necessary would be Jaga, Slithe, Jackalman, Monkian and Vultureman.

    If they can knock those out, then I'd be over the moon to get the three additional T-Cats, Rataro, and the Lunataks. And the Berzerkers. And...

    Yeah, this line has no chance of satisfying me. Bring it on anyway!
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    As one of the biggest Tcats fans ever.... Im not touching this line until we have confirmation that a core team is going to be done. The giant Mezco figures, the pop vinyl, the statue series, bandai (3 different asst.) NONE had complete teams. The closest we got to anything was the minimates (which were the best figs ever IMO, just wanted more randoms).

    I simply cant invest into another series that might be dropped on its head after 3 figures. If this series gives us a full core team, hell, id throw in for 3 to 4 of each figure just to support the line, but I want some game plan first
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    I never cared for mini mates. too small, breakable looking and looseable. I prefer something bigger.
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    I think Mezco having the license is as much bad as it is good. True, they can't possibly churn out a worse product than Bandai US and their miscolored joint pins, but outside of TRU what retail chain will carry them? Mezco has never really played well with the large retail chains and all those smaller/specialty places like Media Play went under years ago. Unless they start changing their business practices then this is going to be a line you mostly buy online or at comic stores and I think that has potential to wreck the line within a year. If it ends up being anything like the Hellboy licenses then they also run the chance of making that one character no one really wants, which will clog pegs hard and keep stores from stocking more- and this has a strong chance because no toy company wants to make the fill main cats in the first wave. They make a small part plus superfluous secondary characters. These secondary characters don't sell, waste store inventory space and prevent them from buying more of future waves.
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    which is why you really need fans producing these things. big companies don't seem to get it..most of the time
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    From what I've heard it'll be in the 6-7" scale
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