Hi, am new here. I'm not all that keen on forums but I've joined here cos my love of the original ThunderCats got re-ignited cos of the Classics figures and I've started buying up some of the old figures again (mainly because as nice as the Classics are, it sucks to not have more characters and a lot of the original figures still hold up well enough today). And I thought joining this forum might help me get some good deals and help complete any incomplete or broken toys I obtain.
I can't go crazy buying stuff as I'm unemployed and waiting to start training to become a teaching assistant so I have to take my time and really hunt for the best prices. The Tomb Fortress was my christmas present to myself and even then I feel I got a pretty good price for it considering it's condition and size.
As a kid I only ever had Mumm-Ra and Snowman. For some reason I was never given many ThunderCats despite it being my fave cartoon ever and regularly buying the Marvel Comic. About 10 years ago I did buy up a lot of the old toys including all the original main cats and mutants and had the tank and fistpounder. That entire collection had to get sold back in 2006 though to pay rent and bills cos my life was pretty down at that point and priorities had to be made. Things are better now so the urge has started coming back mainly prompted by the short-lived Classics and rewatching the cartoon again on DVD.
Ok so my current collection includes:
8 inch Classic Lion-O
8 inch Classic Tygra
6 inch Classic Lion-O
6 inch Classic Mumm-Ra
2011 4 inch Mummy Mumm-Ra - I've no interest in the 2011 cartoon at all. Tried a few episodes, didn't like it. I bought this figure online for 99p cos at first I thought it looked more like the 80's Mumm-Ra than the original mummy toy did (which I eventually got anyways in the Tomb) but when it arrived I realised it's far too small to work in that role.
Mini Panthro - that I found in a car boot sale a while ago and forgot I even had til recently.
Snarf - was my first actual vintage purchase of this collection cos of his size scale to the 8 inch Lion-O and Tygra.
Mumm-Ra's Tomb Fortress - missing staff (which I don't think he ever had in the show anyways), and the tail on the reptile statue has the bottom hinge post broken off but functions and displays fine anyways. The Tomb arrived yesterday (with original box in decent condition) for £41 including the hefty postage costs.
Thundertank - missing one set of treads. One paw is broken inside (the tab that connects to the overal mechanism), I've opened it up and made a temporary replacement bit til I can get a 'new' unbroken paw. Displays fine for the meantime.
Skycutter - seems complete and works fine. Cost only a few pounds.
Thunderclaw - works but missing handles.
Mini Cat's Lair - missing symbol but I'm making a replacement.
Slithe - great condition and with axe.
Rataro - in great condition just missing weapons and he cost only 99p.
Snowman - with spear and shield
Cringer - from MOTU was only 99p and gonna get repainted into Snowmeow (which I've seen other people do).
Cloth at the bottom is what I've been using to add missing clothing items. I'm gonna be making Classics Mumm-Ra's cape, and give Slithe a lil skirty thing and such. I replaced Mumm-Ra's rubbery bandages (which I hated) for cloth ones I arranged more accurate to the show too. And you can probably see I've done some other work on him and a few other bits on figures (green in the Sword of Omens hilts on the Classics figures, red and black cat symbol on the tank, yellow on Snarf's arms and legs)
Anyways here's my little collection so far.
hm, took me a while to understand this '1. Required attachment missing. error message I was getting. Never seen that on a forum before. Just shoved my avatar into the attachments bit so the thread would work. Hope that is ok.