Pop Culture Shock Thundercats Statue Line Canceled

Pop Culture Shock has announced that their line of Thundercats Statues is no more. The Tygra and Cheetara statues will not be produced. Sideshow sent out letters to those who pre-ordered Tygra and then PCS responded, via Statue Forum, and confirmed that the line is indeed no more. Here are some quotes from Pop Culture Shock.

“Well we did our part. We made an amazing Tygra statue. IMO the single best ThunderCats collectible ever.

But only a few ordered it. Less than 50% of the number we need to go into production.

Im truly sorry as i had high hopes for the ThunderCats line, but it seems that most fans only wanted Lion-O and Mumm-Ra.”

When asked if the line is officially over…

“Unfortunately, yes.”

“We only cancel when the pre-orders are very very low. So low that we would lose money going into production.”

“The numbers were very very low. About as low as Lord Raptor which I DID go into production on (against my better judgment) and now have a warehouse full of them.

I cant afford another Lord Raptor situation.

You seem pretty reasonable and understanding. Im at a loss to see how others see this as my fault…

They need to blame the TCats fans for not ordering a gorgeous statue that Khurram Alavi spent months sculpting and Mike Najera did a masterful paint job on.”

“If our deal wasnt up in 6 months Id regroup and try to sell them direct through me. I only have to sell half as many if Im selling directly.

However, the deal is up soon and I cant afford to write another giant check on the *hopes* that it works out. Just far too risky.

I think you are right in that the market spoke and most TCats fans really only want Lion-O and Mumm-Ra. To most that is as complete a line as they need.”

“200 is our minimum to go into production but that doesnt fluctuate depending on the piece.

Tygra didnt come close to 200″

So there you have it folks.You can see the Tygra Here and the Cheetara Here.

Discussion / Comments From the Thundercats.ws Forums (Read Only, Archived)

  1. L08e16o has no avatar! L08e16o says

    "Im truly sorry as i had high hopes for the ThunderCats line, but it seems that most fans only wanted Lion-O and Mumm-Ra."

    I guess MJ and DN didn't get the memo.

  2. Joe Moore's Avatar Joe Moore says

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by L08e16o View Post
    "Im truly sorry as i had high hopes for the ThunderCats line, but it seems that most fans only wanted Lion-O and Mumm-Ra."

    I guess MJ and DN didn't get the memo.
    That really has nothing to do with this news story. I think it's time to give it a rest my friend.

  3. englishw has no avatar! englishw says

    This is sad. I don't normally buy statues (price), but I was seriously thinking about trying to find a way to get these. They look absolutely amazing.

  4. AlexofThundera has no avatar! AlexofThundera says

    Perhaps I am not in a position to talk about the statues because honestly they never appealed to me nor did I ever purchase any of them BUT, I have a problem with this line

    Quote:
    They need to blame the TCats fans for not ordering a gorgeous statue that Khurram Alavi spent months sculpting and Mike Najera did a masterful paint job on."
    That is just straight up wrong. I assume that the majority of people who preordered the Tygra statue went into it knowing that there was a minimum of preorders needed in order for the item to go into production. If it didn't, no one can blame anyone. It doesn't matter how long it took to sculpt or paint (not discrediting the artists at all). It just means that right now not enough people were interested or (most likely) able to spend the money on the statue. I think the word "blame" is in poor taste.

  5. rodster6 has no avatar! rodster6 says

    I enjoy Thundercats but I do get bored of the actual Thundercats themselves, strange as that may sound. How about Grune, Ratar-o, Driller etc. Panthro, Tygra and Cheetara are three of the more boring designs of the show.

  6. si3ge has no avatar! si3ge says

    the only reason i didnt purchase one of these is the price. i was actually trying to contemplate how id get my hands on the set.
    im willing to spend a whole lot more than your average kid or shopper on this stuff because im passionate about the TC universe but i just cant muster up 180$ at the drop of a hat for tygra... let alone 380 for liono.

    do i look at these statues longingly every few days? yes.
    am i willing to go into debt to attain them? not really.

    i paid 25$ for the liono statue where hes standing in green foliage and i probably would have paid up to 40$ for it just cause im a fan... but 180$?

    im still trying to muster up 100$ for the TCats Lair statue.

    i have a decent job and make a decent living but seriously... buying one of these statues is kind of hard to accomplish for a working father of 2.

    if you price your items this high then you should expect low sales

    either way im sad to hear any bad news concerning TCats. i actually wanted to get cheetara most.

  7. MegatronWolf has no avatar! MegatronWolf says

    did they ever think that maybe they were asking to much for em and thats why no one pre-ordered? I also love how they always blame the fans, cause they obviously cant do no wrong.

  8. Joe Moore's Avatar Joe Moore says

    These were never meant to be inexpensive products. They are very large, high end collectibles meant for people who collect high end items. If you've ever seen these in person, they are very high quality items. Having seen both the Mumm-Ra and Lion-O in person, they are stunning looking. They anticipated that there was a market for high end Thundercats statues, but they were wrong. Nostalgia alone wasn't enough to get people to spend hundreds of dollars on these. It didn't help that the Thundercats fan base just hasn't grown much with the recent relaunch of the franchise.

  9. User897 has no avatar! User897 says

    Yep, it's all our faults. But seriously, statues are such a niche expensive item to begin with. The economy is still in the toilet, and unless we are offered more affordable products, things like this will continue to happen. To say it's one person or a group of people's "fault" is simply irresponsible. With attitudes like that, perhaps they should look into other business pursuits.

  10. moreprimeland has no avatar! moreprimeland says

    Awwwwwwww...sad kitty...but can't say I'm too surprised. Would have loved a Tygra one, but like so many others, just let spend that kind of $$, not this year anyway.

  11. Ravenxl7 has no avatar! Ravenxl7 says

    Can't say I'm surprised. Whether or not they were overpriced, these weren't going to sell anyways. The Thundercats fandom isn't quite large enough to support items like these.


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