Mattel picks up ThunderCats 6 inch figures license

By |July 8th, 2015|

Huge news coming out of SDCC (toynewsi.com) reporting that Mattel has acquired the 6 inch license for ThunderCats and will be showing figures this weekend!
They will apparently be based on the classic cartoon look, and both Lion-O and Vultureman figures have been spotted at the preview night. If you’re at the event this weekend be […]

Tygra mega scale figure by Mezco – exclusive reveal

By |July 5th, 2015|

We’re very excited to share these first pics of the upcoming Tygra prototype for Mezco’s mega scale line of action figures. Collectors have been eagerly awaiting this, as he will round out the core adult ThunderCat character team. There is no finalized date locked in yet for when this figure will be available for purchase.

According […]

Astral Jaga custom by Toy Collecting Brothers

By |April 30th, 2015|

We’re pleased to share these incredibly cool images of an LJN styled custom by the Toy Collecting Brothers. It’s a Spectral Jaga, the spiritual form that guides Lion-O after his death. It’s a high quality custom created by Troy Parson who is completing his Masters Program in Industrial Design/Toy design. Troy and his brother Jordan […]

Mezco doing more ThunderCats toys in 2015

By |January 14th, 2015|

We’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 […]

Chilla custom figure in LJN style by Barbarossa / Lulu Berlu

By |November 17th, 2014|

Just over two months ago we ran a story about the exciting line of custom LJN style figures created in partnership between figure maker Barbarossa and producer Reg, of Lulu Berlu. We’ve received an update from Reg who has sent through these images and let us know that Chilla, the third figure produced so far, […]

LJN Toy Dealer Catalogue gallery (14 images)

By |October 24th, 2014|

Gallery of vintage ThunderCats catalogue images for the LJN toyline (14 images).

Like many toy companies, LJN released catalogs for dealers on a yearly basis. LJN’s toy catalogues concentrated mainly on their actual toy lines as opposed to the many video games that LJN produced later on. It is unknown exactly how far into the future […]

Toy Aisles of the 80s. ThunderCats figures on shelves!

By |October 11th, 2014|

Memories of ThunderCats figures at the shops
We’re working on expanding this gallery of vintage photos of T-Cat toys on shelves back in the day. If you have any photos or videos like these please let us know at grizzlor@thundercatslair.org

Mad Bubbler artwork revealed

By |September 3rd, 2014|

A notoriously elusive piece of ThunderCats history. A handful of toy collectors swore up and down on forums for years that they had owned a Mad Bubbler as kids. This was impossible of course, because this toy never made it to production. The bubble action was problematic and it was in queue at a time […]

Promotional Mumm-Ra package surfaces

By |July 21st, 2014|

One of the first Mumm-Ra’s ever packaged?

A very cool piece of ThunderCats memorabilia has surfaced which gives us a small window into some of the promotional marketing strategies that LJN used when launching the ThunderCats toy line. A seller on ebay has listed the contents of a package distributed by Promotional Services Inc. (PSi) in […]