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Thundercats

Thundercats

What an Ace Cartoon this was.

It almost exactly replaced He-Man in my affections. And like He man it had a very clear group of baddies and goodies. And also a magic sword that protected the good people. He-man had the Sword of Greyskull, and Thundercats had the “Sword of Omens” that contaned the “Eye of Thundera” that was the source of the Thundercats power and could also enable Lion-o to see wherever he wanted – especially if his friends were in danger!

The sword would also get bigger when he chanted “Thunder! Thunder! Thundercats, Ho!” and shoot a red lazer-beam into the sky, alerting all the Thundercats nearby. I would have LOVED one of those as a kid.

I did have the figures but nothing like the sword of Omens!

The series was originally made in 1984, and was based on the characters created by Tobin "Ted" Wolf apparently (I’ve always wanted a middle name that’s in inverted commas). In case you didn’t know – and how could you NOT? - The TV Programme follows the adventures of a group of cat-like humanoid aliens. The characters were like big cats – Lion-o, Cheetara, Pathra, and Snarf and Tygra (who was like an ordinary cat), they all talked. Their nemesis, and there is always a nemesis, was Mumrah the Everliving.

The main plot of the programme is that the Thundercats land on Earth after their home world has been destroyed, and they have fleed a mutant attack. However, the intrusion of this alien race upon the world does not go unnoticed! The demonic, mummified sorcerer, Mumm-Ra, recruits the Mutants (The Thundercat’s enemies) to aid him in his campaign to acquire the Eye of Thundera and destroy the ThunderCats.

You can always tell a child from the 80’s I reckon, because if you creep up behind them and say “Thunder! Thunder!” They wil almost definitely add “Thundercats Ho!” Without even thinking!


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Do You Remember Thundercats?

Do You Remember Thundercats?

  • Anonymous user
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    I remember playing thunder cats at school, and i was always cheetarah, all we ever done was run from one side of the playground to the other shouting etc, great fun at the time, but kinda sad now!
  • thunercats_hooo
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    what a great show, although i always kinda wanted mumm-ra to win for once. heard they are making a new movieof thundercats for release in 2009/10, il deffinately be watching that!
  • Anonymous user
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    the most stupid thing was, no matter how powerful mumm-ra got, liono just show him his reflection, and he flew off!! how sad, but it was the best cartoon ever. i cant believe it only came 40th in the top 100 on t.v. a bit since!
  • Anonymous user
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    Panthro used to remind me of my grand dad lol!!!
  • Anonymous user
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    Thundercats rocked - Liono, Panthro, Cheetarah, Snarf and what were those twins called? I can never remember them! BRING BACK THE OLD SKOOL! HA
  • Anonymous user
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    Absolute classic cartoon! Me and my brother used to love it! I remember playing Thundercats on the school yard at play time and every one wanted to be Liono! There are some classic Thundercats out takes on U-tube at the moment, they are well worth a look!! They just don't make kids programmes like Thundercats any more!!*
  • Anonymous user
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    MUM-RAA THE EVER LASTING.
  • Anonymous user
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    I watched this without fail every week! I aspired to be Cheetara and Snurf really annoyed me! Looking back now Panthro reminds me of a Grant Mitchell look alike!
  • Anonymous user
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    Thunder....Thunder...THUNDER...THUNDERCATS, HOOOOOOOO!!!!!! I absolutely LOVED Thundercats as as child. I thought Lion-O was ace and Cheetara was a babe. (No sword of omens jokes, please) I wasn't too keen on WileyKit and WileyKat, and Panthro scared me a bit too. But by far the best character was Mum-Raa. CRIKEY, was he downright scary.