ThunderCats.ws was present today at the NYC Toy Fair Bandai Booth. At the presentation we were shown a short video with updated Animation and Character information. Beware there are major spoilers if you choose to continue and learn some secrets of the upcoming ThunderCats Animation series on Cartoon Network.
To view the complete ThunderCats Animation information click the Title Bar. Inside the Bandai Booth at NYC Toy Fair 2011 ThunderCats.ws were treated to a short video previewing updated information on the ThunderCats animation series. In the video new characters were shown as well as updated designs on old favorites.
In the animated series concept art was shown for many updated ThunderCat team members. Included were Cheetara, Tygra, Lion O and Panthro. The video then went on to explain how weapons of the ThunderCats have hidden features that go with each character.
Panthro – His Thunder-Chucks (Fanboy name for weapon not official) have a hidden power for each side. Red has the power of a flame thrower and blue has the power of ice. (shown in concept art)
Cheetara – Her staff splits apart and can be used two handed. (Shown in concept art)
Trgra Whip – His whip was shown but it was unclear to me how it interacts with the concept art of a blaster (hand laser) he now has.
Lion O – His claw will now grow around him as he grows in skill, will also turn into Armor.
Jackal Man in animation style and looks more feral and mean.
Vulture Man – was shown having wings and one would think he can fly.
Mumm Ra was shown in many forms including his tomb. This is unofficial but it looks like he can turn into more then just one form. He was shown with a classic look as well as with wings. (see action figure images for updated look.)
New characters that were shown were villains.
Duelist – Don’t call me on the name it went by so fast…. But his personality is that of a sword fighter who challenges skilled people for their sword. One would speculate he will go after the Sword of Omens and Fight Lion-O for it. He was shown with a collection of swords he won in battle.
There was also a villain shown who has a spike cannon ball head. He has the ability to remove his head and throw it at you as a weapon.
Mumm Ra’s Pyramid was also shown along with Berbil village and concepts of other enviroments in the cartoon.
Concept art of the animated ThunderTank and it was close to the toy images and box art.