Day 542 Jan 9th
Thundercats Box Set 3 Pictures
For fans of the classic Thundercats cartoon this was a welcome reveal as it is generally a slower news time as Toy Fair is looming on the horizon. It was revealed at NYCC last fall that Icon Heroes had 4 box sets for Thundercats in the plans, with the first two being released at SDCC and NYCC respectively last year. This week they gave us fans pictures of the Minimates in the third box set and labeled them as a ‘Spring 2013’ release. When exactly this is is unknown but odds are leaning towards the C2E2 convention as it is the bigger spring time convention and it would follow suit with the trend of them being convention exclusives. These are some great looking Minimates, completing the core team of good guys nicely. Most Minimate fans have been buzzing about these not only for what they are but also for what the new design on Wilykit and Wilykat could mean for other Minimate licenses with smaller/child characters most notably the character of Carl from The Walking Dead. The newly designed shorter arm and leg sections will help make these characters look smaller and more childlike compared to the standard Minimate without to much changing of the core Minimate body style which is something that DST has said they are unlikely to do to make the smaller characters. Personally I think these look great and will be a welcome addition to my Minimate collection and I can see my kids already asking for a set for their Minimate collection too!