Special treat for you guys as I think we’re about the first to have a review up of the new SDCC Lion-O. We wanted to do something special, so here’s a video breakdown of the infamous cat. Check it out:

9 Responses to Figure Review: SDCC Thundercats Lion-O

  • Newt says:

    The Revoltech hand joint is unexpected, but awesome. Great review Wes.

  • Mario says:

    A bit too much wash on him for my liking, but I certainly can't wait to get the regular version. I'm massively stoked.

  • wesitron says:

    I'm really not sure what they were trying to accomplish with it. I think if they wanted to do painted differences at this price point that could have left the suit the metallic blue and given him painted lit up eyes and give the base a sound feature that plays the horn that goes boop ba booooo when he does "sight beyond sight" or calls everybody a ho

    That mighta pushed me a little more toward the 40 dollar mark. The paint works as the muddy look, but I think the sterility of the mass release will much better capture the old cartoon character. Can't wait for it.

  • clark says:

    Thanks for posting the review, and for letting us know that it's probably best, or at least a better value, to just wait to find the mass market release. I really wasn't sure how much I wanted this figure, now I'm certain I'll have to get him whenever I find it.

  • Rexplode says:

    Great job scoping this fella out early Wes, it was cool to hear you talk and you did a really good job of showing off everything a picky collector would want to know about him!

    I waffled back and forth on getting the SDCC one when I was looking for Battle Armor Faker but since he never showed up I convinced myself to wait. Thanks for proving me right!

  • I have two old Lion-O figures. One has a darker orange hue and slightly darker hair. Maybe that's the vibe they were going for?

  • wesitron says:

    I thought the video review was going to be a cool, easy 10 minute thing. Man, was I wrong. Once I got going, I just started talking about everything. I guess one thing I didn't realize is how much I like it when reviewers show off the range of articulation on a figure. Sure they've got a ball-jointed head, but is it useful?

    Hopefully I didn't drone on too long, ended up being waaaay longer than I thought it would be 🙂

  • Mark says:

    Excellent review. I would love this figure but I doubt I will get it as it costs a bit much but I will be getting the regular release, maybe 2 or 3 ;), what a brilliant figure. Bandai have done a great job with the classics and the new 2011 figures.

  • Bill White says:

    Wes, as video reviews go, I thought you did a fine job, and seem a fine fellow. That said, I prefer written reviews.

    This figure does look cool though (those thigh cuts are genius! Mattel- Pay attention!), and I can't WAIT to get the regular version at retail. I wonder how hard it's going to be to find these? Bandai has HORRIBLE distribution in my area.

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