Savage World: ThunderCats

Discussion in 'Funko ThunderCats' started by Sebastiaan, Feb 17, 2018.

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  1. Sword Breaker

    Sword Breaker Berbill

    Soooo, I wonder if S7 getting the license will have any affect on FUNKO? I'm not really sure if they were going to continue with T-Cats anyway....
     
  2. Mark M

    Mark M Thunderian Legend

    I wonder if Wave 2 will be shown at SDCC. Personally I still think that the line has been cancelled along with Conan. After the QC problems of the first wave I doubt many retailers wanted to risk buying more of them....but perhaps I am wrong.
    With Super 7 now trying to get the licence that may have put an end to the deal with Savage World Thundercats...especially since Super 7 make their own vintage Savage World style figures. Maybe they want complete control of the licence to make 6" Classics, 3.75" retros and 5.5" Savage World style figures.
    Conan may be in a similar situation with Super 7 getting the licence for the 6" Classics along with Marvel now owning Conan.
     
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  3. Sword Breaker

    Sword Breaker Berbill

    What you say is perfectly logical, MARK.

    I would be very surprised to see any Funko SAVAGE WORLD at SDCC. It would be pretty wierd to see both Funko and S7 offering the same characters in similar styles! It's not impossible, but highly unlikely.

    Just my opinion.
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  4. Mark M

    Mark M Thunderian Legend

    It does seem very unlikely...but it's not unheard of for more than one company to be making similar figures in similar scale. Just look at those S.H. Figuarts, Mafex and Figma figures of various superheroes and Star Wars.
    But in terms of two companies both making figures in the same vintage style does seem very unlikely.
    Funko seem to just do one line then finish it and move onto something else. I am quite surprised they released the second series of those DC Primal Age figures. They looked very cool, but much like Thundercats the quality control on them was quite poor.
     
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  5. Sword Breaker

    Sword Breaker Berbill

    You make a great point about those other companies. S7 getting the license for T-Cats, Ninja Turtles, and Conan could be like a giant kick to the butt of Funko, and make them want to double down and get more stuff out there. They have the advantage of retail placement, and a much lower price point. They just need to work on their QC, and we as consumers could be the true winners.
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  6. Mark M

    Mark M Thunderian Legend

    It's definently nice having more products on the shelf to pick and choose the best versions.
    Funko are even capable of producing Classics style figures. They made some for Game Of Thrones, Firefly and Warcraft.
    They should have capitalised on the Classics scale for Thundercats instead of those knock off Savage World figures.
    Having a lower price point and retail presence would be great advantage.
    Funko's Savage World figures retail for haf the price of Super 7's vintage style MOTU figures.
    I must say even if Super 7' get the licence I am really not a fan of the pre-order purchasing method. And most importantly their quality control would need to drastically improve to justify their prices...especially the import prices for us international customers.
     
  7. Sword Breaker

    Sword Breaker Berbill

    I can't lie....it would be kind of cool to see Funko continue with Savage World, with an emphasis on new, high quality plastic.
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  8. Mark M

    Mark M Thunderian Legend

    In the UK sellers her are selling the Funko Savage World Thundercats and Primal Age figures around £11 while Super 7's vintage MOTU figures are around £22. :confused:
     
  9. Sword Breaker

    Sword Breaker Berbill

    I just had an interesting thought:
    Since nothing seems to be going on with Funko, what if S7 did their own retro-MOTU style T-Cat figures? That is, of course, if they get the license. S7 has done 7" MOTU figures and 5" MOTU figures at the same time, so why couldn't they do that with T-Cats, too?

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  10. jabus

    jabus Laser Beast

    That was part of their initial pitch to Warner Bros. the first time they tried to get the license. When and god almighty lets hope they do get it, I think its a fair assumption we'll get 7", 5", and 3.75" figures
     
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  11. Sword Breaker

    Sword Breaker Berbill

    Awesome sauce! Variety makes us all winners!
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  12. Sword Breaker

    Sword Breaker Berbill

    Hmmm....I've been thinking a lot about toys ( as I always do ) :cool

    If S7 makes 5" 'Vintage style' T-Cats, I wonder if they will feature updated articulation like the upcoming MOTU Origins line? I really, really like articulated knees on my figures. I can deal without articulated elbows if the arms are slightly bent, but I HATE non-articulated knees.
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  13. jabus

    jabus Laser Beast

    They would be more like Super 7's current output - that origin line is made by Mattel.
     
  14. Sword Breaker

    Sword Breaker Berbill

    I certainly don't expect 5" T-Cats to parallel MOTU Origins, but it would be pretty cool. Truthfully, if S7 simply does 5"ers with better QC than Funko, I'd be happy.
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  15. Mark M

    Mark M Thunderian Legend

    As far as I know Super 7 have equally...if not worse quality control than Funko with their retro 5" figures.
     
  16. Sword Breaker

    Sword Breaker Berbill

    Yikes!! :eek:

    I've seen quite a few bad reviews about Funko T-Cats breaking easily, so that's really saying something.
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  17. Mark M

    Mark M Thunderian Legend

    There was some issues with Funko's Thundercats and the first series of DC Primal Age. But I haven't heard of any issues with the second series.

    As for Super 7 I have heard of numerous issues with all of their figures. Classics 6", Retro 5.5" and the Reaction 3.75". Have a read through these pages of the various issues.
    https://www.he-man.org/forums/board...with-Super7-Customer-Service-Catch-All-Thread
    Another big issue with Super 7 is that some of the production figures they show do not turn out looking like the prototypes they show.
    I really hope they can get their quality control sorted for TMNT and hopefully Thundercats.
     
  18. motogp_fanatic

    motogp_fanatic New Member

    To be fair and unbiased, they both have QC issues that they both need to improve.... the other is not better than the other in their 5.5" figures offering. DC Primal Age by Funko had a lot of issues. Super7 wave one is far from excellent too.

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