How many of you where in my spot?
I grew up in Paramus, NJ. There, I was the worlds biggest He-Man Fan. I had every toy under the sun. And like everyone else, I soon followed into the next fad that came our way. First it was Thundercats, then Real Ghostbusters. and Finally, Ninja Turtles.
He-Man has come and Gone with a Revival that was doomed due to poor planning and support. Ninja Turtles, on the other hand, had a great Revival, with lots of support, and was almost as successful as the first series...Now, in 2011, it seems that it is Thundercats turn.
The new trailer was un-officially posted online by fans yesterday... Here's what we can gleam from it.
Jaga's design is revealed. He almost looks like the old wizard from the first Lord of the Rings Movie. His spiked hat is present, and it looks like the hat goes on to his fellow soldiers as well.
Grune: Surprisingly, Grune seems to be in this series from the start. His episode, 'The Ghost Warrior', was one of my favorites..Not only is it a fun episode, but it also establishes that when the need arises, the other Thundercats can notice the ghost form of Jaga. That always bothered me, because I thought it made Lion-O look a little psycho..talking to thin air and all from others POV.
Lizard Men: We get our first peak at Slythz's race of Mutants. Appearing to be dragging a huge object which Grune is standing on.
The Cats Lair: Because the Tower of Omens was the first toy released, it was speculated that it was the only fortress we'd be seeing. In the original show, the Tower was constructed second as a warning out post. But if you look closely, you can clearly see the Classic Cats Lair surrounded by a smaller series of buildings, looking pretty much the same as it did 20 years ago.
Mumm-Ra: Thankfully, the only thing that seems to have changed with him, is he now has bigger for arms, and his chest insignia has changed a little.
What else can we glean from this trailer? My thoughts. At least the Pilot episode takes place on a Thriving Thundera. Claudis is alive and well, as is Jaga and Grune. Lion-O appears to be in training for the title of 'Lord of the Thundercats.
The most obvious plot line here, might involve Grune being slighted, and somehow destroying Thundera, killing all but the Thundercat nobles, who of course escape to Third Earth...
Current premier date is now rumored to be July 2011...more news as we hear it..