After seeing the pictures on TNI, I'm pretty sad that Bandai has gone the route of the Power Rangers what I was afraid of (and like some of Playmates' 200X TMNT figures with humongous hands like the Foot Elite for example). Just look at Lion-O's hands! They are as big as his head! Totally out of proportion! That really sux! Cheetara looks reasonable, but is still a bit off. The thing is, what makes them cool are the action features and interaction with the vehicles and playset. I'm sure even tho they are totally out of proportion, they would be a lot of fun to play with and I'm sure they could become popular amongst kids.
I personally have a hard time to decide if I want the 4" line or not. I am extremely curious to find out how everyting works and to see it in action first hand, but I can't stand the out of proportions. I'm afraid if I get them it will be based on impulse and I know I will regret it later on which finally leads to selling them off and losing money on them big time (It's what happened to my TMNT 200X collecting before).
I know for a fact the 8" Classic Collector Figures is what I really want and what I am most thrilled about. It feels like MOTUC to me and I really hope they will have the correct proportions. The new Sword of Omens role play sword is a must have for sure as well. The features it has makes it totally awesome.
It's only for all the 4" figures & vehicles.
In the 4" Scale with all figures/vehicles combined, we'll be getting the complete team of ('80's Season 1) ThunderCats;
Lion-O, Tygra, Panthro, Cheetara, Wily-Kit, Wily-Kat & Snarf
And the following Villains: Mumm-Ra (The Ever-Living), Mumm-Ra (Mummy), The Mutant: S-S-Slithe
and the evil rogue ThunderCat: Grune the Destroyer
I wonder which figure will come with the Tower of Omens Deluxe Playset. I assume it's a repack of Lion-O, Tygra, Panthro or Cheetara,
but it would be more fitting if it comes with BenGali, Pumyra, Lynx-O or Snarfer.
This is what's known so far:
8" Classic Collector Figures (18 points of articulation) vintage style:
- Lion-O (with long Sword of Omens, short Sword of Omens, ThunderClaw)
6" Collector Figures (18 points of articulation) new style:
4" Basic Figures new style:
- Mumm-Ra (Mummy)
4" Deluxe Figures new style:
4" Vehicles & Playsets - with ThunderLynx action features new style:
- Tower of Omens Deluxe Playset with ???
- ThunderTank Deluxe Vehicle with Snarf
- Bike with Lion-O and Drill Accessory (combines with the ThunderTank)
- Bike with Tygra and LED Accessory (combines with the ThunderTank)
- Lizard Cannon with Slithe and Missle-Launching Feature
"Life Size" Role Play new style:
- Sword of Omens (with extendable blade + lights & sounds)
From the looks of it, I'm pretty sure it also transforms the hilt when it extends and opens the eye of Thundera!!!