Now that the holiday season is upon us, it’s time to pick up gifts for your favorite people. But, from time to time, your favorite geek/nerd/toy collector can sometimes pose a bit of a challenge. To help you out, I’ve put together the AwesomeToyBlog holiday gift guide. Ten products, each addressing a niche in the fandom, one each day. Up today is the perfect gift for fans of the Thundercats; which is experiencing a renaissance with a new animated series on Cartoon Network.
One of the big events of the past year was the return of the Thundercats; buzz started at toy fair last year when the first folks got their first glimpses of the toys. At San Diego Comic-con the toys were on display and the show premiered just after SDCC to positive reviews. The toys are now widely available and of all the product available, the basic 4″ figures are perfect for the Thundercats fan in your life. They’re really solid figures, with a good sculpt, good deco, appropriate accessories and adequate articulation. Each of the figures can interact with vehicles and playsets via the magnetic ThunderLynx system – which is continuing into the line next year. One of the smartest things Bandai did with the relaunch was make the basic versions of all the characters available right from the start. At about $8 each, getting the whole gang wouldn’t break the bank. You can see the whole line on Amazon, Wal-Mart or your local Toys R Us.