New Vintage Inspired Super7 ThunderCats ULTIMATES Wave 6 just announced! Inspired by LJN classic 80’s ThunderCats toys we all grew up with; Lion-O, Cheetara, Mumm-Ra the Ever-Living, and Monkian come to us in all their Ultimates versions in original vintage toy inspired glory!
ThunderCats are on the move, ThunderCats are loose! We want to welcome ThunderCats to the Toy Habits family of toy news, reviews and shopping experiences! We here at Toyhabits.com have been covering MOTU and GI Joe exclusively, but we are very passionate about other toy lines as well. Being children of the 80’s, we grew up with ThunderCats, so we hold them very near and dear to our hearts. So, with today’s exciting announcement of new Wave 6 of vintage inspired ThunderCats Ultimates by Super7, we thought what a fitting way to launch our new ThunderCats coverage on Toy Habits.com! We will bring you all the greatest news, reviews and eventually Shop Pages to help you complete your ThunderCats collection! So with this inaugural post, let’s dive in and take a look at this rad new Wave of ThunderCats Ultimates!
Super7 has been killin’ it for the past 2 years on their ThunderCats Ultimate figures! I personally own several of them myself, but I am a child of the 80’s like many of you adult collector’s out there, and like many of you, I grew up playing with the original LJN ThunderCats action figures. So, when Super7 first came out with Ultimates, a part of me always wanted them to be more LJN like! The first Wave was a remake of the Mattel molds they had acquired when they got the license, and as cool as the first Lion-O was, he was not my LJN vintage style Lion-O I loved as a kid. Super7 has done an amazing job recreating the TMNT line in that Playmates “vintage” Ultimates style, and I always wished they would do the same for the ThunderCats line. They came very close with Panthro and Tygra, as those look very close to their vintage counterparts. Well, now with this new Wave 6, I finally get my wish! These are not simply re-paints of the existing Super7 Ultimates figures, but totally brand-new body and head sculpts! These new Wave 6 figures totally pulls at those nostalgia strings big time!!! Let’s take a look at who’s included in this new LJN vintage inspired Wave!
- Lion-O – LJN Vintage Toy Variant Design
- Cheetara – LJN Vintage Toy Variant Design
- Mumm-Ra The Ever Living – LJN Vintage Toy Variant Design
- Monkian – LJN Vintage Toy Variant Design
UPDATE: 7/28/2022: Preorders are finally live!!
After 3 long months of a pause on this announcement, Super7 has finally released Wave 6 for preorder! We also go official images of all the figures! We have all the updated images and preorder information below!
Where to buy:
Wave 6: Lion-o, Cheetara, Monkian & Mummra The Ever Living at:
- Super7.com: ThunderCats ULTIMATES! Wave 6 – Super7
- BBTS: ThunderCats Ultimates! Wave 6 Set of 4 Figures (bigbadtoystore.com)
What can I say, Lion-O looks freaking spectacular, I am blown away and speechless!! It a beautiful homage to the vintage LJN figure, Super7 has hit it out of the park on this one!! It looks like Super7 took my vintage LJN figure and super articulated him! And yes, that is a photo of my vintage red-haired Lion-O and Snarf, from the Toy Sorceress’ personal collection! The new Wave 6 Lion-O features pin-less joints and a whole new sculpt! He comes in the vintage inspired orange skin tone, red hair, with light blue outfit and bright blue boots! He even has the reddish orange Thundercats logo on his blue belt, just like the vintage figure. Lion-O’s stance also resembles that of the vintage figure, as you can see the comparison of all 3 versions below. The new Lion-O totally resembles the stance and build of the vintage figure. He has the same light orange outlines around his eyes and mouth, just the like vintage figure. Lion-o comes with an alternate head, 2 sets of alternate hands and his vintage-colored orange claw and sword of Thundera. I have got to say I am head over heels in love with this new figure and can’t wait until next spring to have him in hand!!!
Where to buy:
- Super7.com: ThunderCats ULTIMATES! Wave 6 – Lion-O [Toy Recolor] (Pre-Order) – Super7
- BBTS: ThunderCats Ultimates! Lion-O (Toy Variant Ver.) (bigbadtoystore.com)
- EE: ThunderCats Ultimates! Lion-O (Toy Version) (Entertainment Earth)
The new Cheetara figure looks just like the vintage LJN figure, just upgraded! With totally new body and head sculpts, from the previous Cheetara that is soon shipping to collectors, this version of Cheetara is a tribute to her vintage counterpart. Complete with the same bright red body suit and bright orange leggings, this Cheetara truly resembles the vintage figure. Cheetara too gets an all-new stance, that maintains that vintage LJN charm. Looking more innocent than the Wave 2 fiercer looking Cheetara, this version is truly a tribute to the vintage action figure! She comes with an alternate head, her classic yellow bow staff and 3 extra pairs of alternate hands. I don’t currently own the vintage Cheetara, as she can go for a lot of money on the aftermarket, so Iam looking forward to adding this version to my collection!
Where to buy:
- Super7:Thundercats ULTIMATES! Wave 6 – Cheetara [Toy Recolor] (Pre-Order) – Super7
- BBTS: ThunderCats Ultimates! Cheetara (Toy Variant Ver.) (bigbadtoystore.com)
- EE: ThunderCats Ultimates! Cheetara (Toy Version) (Entertainment Earth)
Mumm-Ra The Ever Living
Mumm-Ra too is a direct homage to his vintage LJN counterpart! In again a totally new head and body sculpt, this Mumm-Ra totally resembles the vintage figure from his red headdress to his teal-colored skin, to his red skirt and finally his yellow-colored shin guards. Mumm-Ra includes an alternate head, 2 pairs of alternate hands and a knife and sword that look just like the vintage LJN accessories! This is not a re-paint of the Wave 2 Mumm-Ra but an all new sculpt from head to toe! This is super exciting to see the vintage LJN Mumm-Ra made into a modern Ultimates figure! This too is a figure I don’t currently have in my collection, so looking forward to adding him!
Where to buy:
- Super7.com: ThunderCats ULTIMATES! Wave 6 – Mumm-Ra the Ever Living [Toy Recolor] – Super7
- BBTS: ThunderCats Ultimates! Mumm-Ra the Ever-Living (Toy Variant Ver.) (bigbadtoystore.com)
- EE: ThunderCats Ultmates! Mumm-Ra the Ever-Living (Toy Version) (Entertainment Earth)
The last figure we have in this wave is Monkian. Monkian was originally included in Wave 4 of the Thundercats Ultimates figures. As a matter of fact, my Monkian figure just arrived in the mail today LOL! To my surprise, we are getting an all-new design! This Monkian has a less pronounced fierceness to his face than that of the wave 4 figure and has an all-new design to the hair on his head and shoulders. He comes with an alternate, a pair of alternate hands and his classic mace. The colors on this figure are also inspired by the vintage LJN figure, with his red and purple arm bracelets and ankle wraps. And yes, that is my vintage Monkian photographed below as well!
Where to Buy
- Super7: ThunderCats ULTIMATES! Wave 6 – Monkian [Toy Recolor] (Pre-Order) – Super7
- BBTS: ThunderCats Ultimates! Monkian (Toy Variant Ver.) (bigbadtoystore.com)
- EE: ThunderCats Ultimates! Monkian (Toy Version) ( Entertainment Earth)
This new wave of Super7 Ultimates; inspired by the timeless toys we grew up with; with amazing accessories and all new articulation, are exactly what I have been waiting for from this line! These figures have all new sculpts, while still maintaining that classic charm of the vintage LJN toy line we all know and love! We are so happy to welcome ThunderCats to the Toy Habits family! Be sure to keep an eye out for more ThunderCats News, Reviews and an all new ThunderCats Shopping experience!
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