Discussion in 'Fan Art & Customs' started by Mark / Grizzlor, Aug 17, 2015.
Not even the 1986-87 Lorimar-Telepictures prints of that iconic artwork included Kit.
I know, that's pretty depressing!!
I've always wondered why. It is rather curious why Kit is absent. I don't think that her character had not been conceived when that poster was commissioned. It's very likely that Kit and Kat were conceived together, so why only one of the twins was featured? :confused
I know that Kit was not one of the originally conceived characters. Kat was the only child character originally and I believe it was Jules who prompted that here was a need for another female character. It was at that point Kit came along and they decided to make the Wily's twins. I believe this all happened very early in the process but I guess it was possible that this classic image was already in the works.
The first issue of ThunderCats Magazine from 1987 almost dupicated the original artwork, and Kit is included:
The link didn't work for me, but that is interesting. Perhaps since it isn't until 87 she was added in a 2.0 version?
Try this link: http://www.toyarchive.com/Thundercats/Novelty/TcatsMagazineWinter19871a.jpg
Ok I see. No Jaga or Mumm-ra to be had in that one. As nice as it is to see Wilykit in that picture it just isn't quite the same as the iconic image.
Oh I didn't know that. I always thought that the two twins were conceived together. Thanks for that interesting bit of info, adssse! It certainly explains Kit's absence from the Classic poster.
It certainly does.
Ya, I will have to try and remember where I read it but I found it very interesting myself.
It's evident in the original show pitch, when all the character names are different (Jagu-R, Lion-L, Panth-R, Cheet-A, Tige-R, and Wiley-Kt) and the Eye of Thundera is called the Eye of Xanth!
Yes, I remember the part about Wily-kt now! Thanks!
I thought I heard Aburn call 2011 Lion-O "Lion-L" in an episode of the reboot show.
Yes, you are right. They threw many nice nods to the classic series in the new cartoon!