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Hi fellow ThunderCats fans.
It’s been a very productive couple of months here at the site. With the new ThunderCats toys, statues and merchandising lines slowly fading out we’ve turned our attention back to classic fandom and we’ve set out to document and review the exciting revival that seems to have come and gone so quickly.
In this update we’ll tell you about the following: the new staff team members that have joined the site, the revitalization of the classic Cartoon Episode Guide; the latest news from Funko, Mesco and PrototypeZ Studios; and have you checked out cereal:geek yet?
New team members
In the last few weeks we’ve welcomed two Staff Writers (Wilycub and Zack – Thezaxfactor), two Artists (Balgus82 and Wilycub) and a Toy Guru (Justin aka thunderianroyalguard). Our writers are focused on compiling the internet’s best episode guide for ThunderCats – more on that in a second. Balgus is illustrating characters from the 2011 cartoon for inclusion in the upcoming 2011 series Encyclopedia. Justin has just joined us and will be developing the Toy sections, with an initial focus on the 2011 toys. It’s been an absolute pleasure working with these new team members already and their passion and knowledge of their chosen areas promises to take the site to new levels.
Revitalizing the classic Cartoon Episode Guide
Our team has been hard at work revitalizing the classic series Episode Guide which was first developed by Chris (He-Fan). We’ve reached a milestone worthy of an update! The first 65 episodes are now complete and available for your enjoyment.
Each review includes the original Rankin-Bass synopsis and morals written by the series staff psychological consultant – Dr. Robert Kuisis. Our Staff Writers (Wilycub and Zack) have written our official ThunderCatsLair reviews and there are 12 key scenes captured with screengrabs to tantalize you further.
Learn more about each episode by reading the Notes of Interest too! A special shout out to Wilycub who has done a lot of heavy lifting for us getting the first season completed.
Click here to see the growing list of reviewed episodes.
News about Funko, Mezco and PrototypeZ Studios
It seems that the last we’ll see of the Funko line of vinyl figures were the Comic Con exclusives. Direct word from Funko indicates that they’ve stopped developing new characters. Mezco who produced the popular 14 inch classic series has recently announced that they’re entering the world of 1 / 12 scale. Could this mean that they may extend their license with Warner Bros to produce another line? Possibly, our contact there has said it is a possibility but couldn’t commit anything more than that. We can’t get a reply at all from PrototypeZ Studios so we’re not optimistic about them releasing anything in 2014 like theire press release last year indicated. Sadly folks, for now it seems there are no new figures or statues on the horizon.
If you’ve never heard of and aren’t already subscribing to cereal:geek magazine then you’ve been living too strongly in the modern world. cereal:geek is the glossy 100 page magazine (with NO ads) dedicated to the many animated cartoons of the eighties! Inside each and every issue are exclusive illustrations and articles focusing on behind the scenes information, trivia, comparisons, interviews with the creators of the shows, articles that cover the familiar themes found throughout the shows that a generation of children grew up with!
Some truly fantastic ThunderCats material has been featured in the magazine including an article on the T-Cat comics written by our very own Legacy Team Member, Chris Davis (he-fan). Some scrumptious original ThunderCats art splash pages grace the pages too. See a on the front page. Head over to the cereal:geek webpage (cerealgeek.com) where you can pick up back issues and upcoming copies.
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