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#1 Posted on 31.8.05 0131.16
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Just picked this up, and I feel like I've gotten my money's worth. Of all the old shows I watched as a kid, Thundercats has aged the best. I've seen Transformers since then, and found it mostly dreadful and mucho boring, but Thundercats warms my heart.

The set has got three volumes, each volume contains two discs, and each disc has about five or six episodes. This is all you need to know. I noticed a lot of things about the Thundercats I hadn't picked up on as a child.

Any get this, or want to?

Wil Wheaton loved Thundercats, so you should too!
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#2 Posted on 31.8.05 0657.26
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I used to run home from school in the 7th grade just so I wouldn't miss the beginning of that show.
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#3 Posted on 31.8.05 1240.32
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I picked this up a couple weeks back when it came out. The "super fans" extra was worth a good portion of the price... :-)

Anyway, I was thinking that I would probably get the first volume and maybe not the latter ones because I seem to remember the animation and story quality going south later in the run. This first set really surprised me as it was better than I remembered, so I'll get the next box on December 6. That's going to be an busy day with the final Batman set, Superman season 2 and Gargoyles Season 2 part 1 all coming out the same day.

Of all the moral themes that they put in the show, I had forgotten how awesome the drugs episode was when "Silky" got Tigra hooked on hallucinogenic fruit... :-)

Now hopefully some other old favorites will start turning up. There's been rumors of a Voltron set coming and I'd love to see Tranzor Z (Mazinger Z).

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#4 Posted on 1.9.05 0043.41
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They did some comics recently that continued the story of the series.

Wily-Cat grew up to say the least . Wait...Wily-Cat was the girl right?
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#5 Posted on 1.9.05 1053.32
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    Originally posted by The Vile1
    They did some comics recently that continued the story of the series.

    Wily-Cat grew up to say the least . Wait...Wily-Cat was the girl right?


Forgot to mention those. The art is fantastic and the story was solid. I think they've collected them into trade paperbacks by now. I think there were only two storylines, one catching up to "current" and the other was the Dogs of War.

Oh, and that's Wily-kit you're thinking of. Both she and Wily-kat are older, but she was the more, shall we say, dramatic change... :-)
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#6 Posted on 1.9.05 1151.21
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    Originally posted by HairRaiser
      Originally posted by The Vile1
      They did some comics recently that continued the story of the series.

      Wily-Cat grew up to say the least . Wait...Wily-Cat was the girl right?


    Forgot to mention those. The art is fantastic and the story was solid. I think they've collected them into trade paperbacks by now. I think there were only two storylines, one catching up to "current" and the other was the Dogs of War.

    Oh, and that's Wily-kit you're thinking of. Both she and Wily-kat are older, but she was the more, shall we say, dramatic change... :-)

Because SOMEBODY'S bound to ask...

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#7 Posted on 1.9.05 1232.01
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    Originally posted by The Vile1
    They did some comics recently that continued the story of the series.

    Wily-Cat grew up to say the least . Wait...Wily-Cat was the girl right?


Anyone have anymore info on these comics? I remember they had an old series of comics from when the series was first on the air. They were pretty crappy, but I still liked them.

And where does this volume of the DVD leave off? I wasn't going to get them, but it's been a while since I've seen Thundercats on Toonami many years ago ('98?). Definately looks worth the cash.
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#8 Posted on 1.9.05 1336.01
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Yeah, they did three five-part miniseries that fit into continuity, and a couple that don't. Thundercats, which had a number 0 as well, picks up from the end of the animated series, with the Ancient Spirits of Evil bringing Mumm-Ra back to give him one last chance... again... to destroy the Thundercats. He ends up bringing back Grune the Destroyer for the attempt. At the end of this series, Lion-O goes into the Book of Omens to complete his training, while the others wait for the remaining survivors of Thundera to arrive.

Thundercats: The Return picks up five years later, with Lion-O just emerging from the Book, as Mumm-Ra used some magic to screw with the Book's time-warping powers. Basically, he spent five years in the book, which should have been a short time in the real world, but Mumm-Ra negated that. In the meantime, he took over New Thundera and all the Thundercats became his slaves. Lion-O, of course, is blamed by most of them for abandoning them, and sets out with Snarf (oh yes) to set things right.

Thundercats: Dogs of War is a few years later still, with Lion-O aging rapidly because of Mumm-Ra's spell, and the War Dogs invading the planet. It's not quite up to par with the rest of them to me, but the new Thunderkittens using a battle cry of "Mumm-Ra, Mumm-Ra, Mumm-Ra, HOOOO" makes it all worth it. This is the last of the after-series trilogy.

There's also Thundercats: Hammerhand's Revenge, which I've never read, Thundercats/Superman, which is a one-shot and quite ridiculous, and the last one, Thundercats: Enemy's Pride, which deals with Lion-O apparently going insane and turning the Thundercats into a full-blown army. I did enjoy this one, especially since it has a shot of Lion-O booting Snarf faaaar off-panel.
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#9 Posted on 1.9.05 1759.12
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    Originally posted by BigSteve
    And where does this volume of the DVD leave off? I wasn't going to get them, but it's been a while since I've seen Thundercats on Toonami many years ago ('98?). Definately looks worth the cash.


Lets off just after the creation of the Feliner and Snarfer appears. The 5-part Trials begins early in the next set if that helps. I had forgotten that they originally aired that series over 5 weeks on Mondays instead of 5 days over one week.
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