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Thunder! Thunder! Thundercats, Ho!

This cartoon was ace. Brill. ‘mazin’. And I even had all the figures for it as well.

The series was originally made in 1984, and was based on the characters created by Tobin "Ted" Wolf apparently (I’ve always wanted a middle name that’s in inverted commas).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.

I had the action figures of Mumrah and Cheetara (she was very fast) and snarf. I liked Snarf, because he was always making jokes. Though he was useless in a battle. I really wanted Lion-o and the “Sword of Omens”.

Also, Lion-O's eyes and Mumm-Ra's eyes would illuminate when a special battery-powered key ring that came with the figure was pressed into a slot in their backs.

I wasn’t mad mad for Thundercats – though the same as He-Man I loved the whole special sword – but I had a few other Thundercats related things such as the game ThunderCats: The Lost Eye of Thundera, for Commodore64 and also a board game, and lunch box!

They were great fun to play with – especially Mumrah’s magic eyes, I LOVED that feature! I would play out as many of the plots as I could – though in truth I probably made up a lot more of my own – I remember that the series began with the dying Thundera meeting its end (A bit like Superman), forcing the ThunderCats to flee their homeworld. They have the Sword of Thundera which is the source of the ThunderCats' power.

They land on Earth and the intrusion of their 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.

As you can imagine, the Thundercats were never destroyed on my watch! Though that’s not strictly true as my figures did eventually break and were forgotten. Saying that, so did the Figure of Mumrah, that was unceremoniously eaten by a dog! Everliving? Perhaps not.


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Do You Remember Thundercats?

Do You Remember Thundercats?

  • Th3 Firestarter
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    I've still got my thundercats tank and figures. My mum an dad fished them out of the loft and they're now in my possesion again.
  • mummieto2
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    You buy the cartoons on DVD now, the wonders of technology.
  • Anonymous user
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    I found a thundercats bed sheet recently and my mate gave me one half of the one she used to have. yey
  • Anonymous user
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    I used to love my "S-S-Slithe" figure, but my favourite was "Ma-Mutt" the grey bulldog with big fangs - I think he was Mum-Ra's dog in the cartoon.
  • Anonymous user
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    I remember my bro and I used to have the Liono toy sword. When you press the button it used ot light up! Wonder what happened to it! "Thunder! Thunder! Thunder! Thundercats... Hooooooooooo!" Glad to be an '80 child!
  • Anonymous user
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    Thundercats.... Ho!!!! We used to run round the playground pretending to be the ThunderCats cuz my fiend Daniel had the Sword Of Omens (He was Liono ofcourse!) Do yo remember the hover board type things that whilley kit and whily cat used to ride around on?? Cooooooooooool*
  • Anonymous user
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    Man, I loved this cartoon! Used to have the Cheetara action figure!..Thundercats are Go-oooooo!!! why did they ever stop making these kind of cartoons???
  • Anonymous user
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    My older brother bought me the Sword of Omens when I was 9 years old. It was just on time, because we used to play thundercats with my mates and the biggest problem was always who's gonna play Cheetara! Well, needless to say, when I turned up with my brand new-thundercats logo glooming sword, they all bowed before the mighty Lion-o!! Oh, these days...
  • Anonymous user
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    When i was 5 i got Thundercats bed sheets.Well needless to say with my bladder problem they didnt last long.thats what my parents get for feeding me corn.
  • Anonymous user
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    I loved Thundercats. I only had a few of the figures, and also had the sword. I loced that sword.