SAVAGE WORLD: THUNDERCATS (FUNKO)
It feels a bit boiler plate to have to start every Funko review off by noting that the company has the license to everything you love, everything you hate, and just about everything in between, but that’s just how I do. Apart from Pops, which seem to remain a fairly evergreen investment, Funko seems to slide from style to style. For a while, they had their ReAction line, based on the Kenner stylings of the late ‘70s, but now they’ve moved forward a bit, with their new Savage World branding, which takes they stylings of Mattel’s vintage Masters of the Universe line. So far, they’ve done Mortal Kombat, an assortment of slasher flick stars, some DC super heroes, and, perhaps most sensibly, Thundercats, which is the line I’ll be focusing on today!
THE FIGURE ITSELF
Mumm-Ra is one of the four figures in the first series of Savage World: Thundercats. While some of the other lines have been sort of modifying the characters to better fit the Savage World style, the Thundercats line are more straight adaptations of the characters. This Mumm-Ra in particular is based on his powered up “Mumm-Ra, the Ever-Living” form, which is a sensible choice, given its inherently muscle-bound appearance. The figure stands 6 inches tall going by the top of the horns (about 5 1/2 without them) and he has 6 points of articulation. The sculpt is unique to Mumm-Ra, and is a pretty sensible recreation of his design. Obviously, he’s super buff, as is the style for the line, but given the usual look for Mumm-Ra, it’s not much of an adjustment. The detailing on the sculpt is clean and sharp, and the head in particular has a lot of really nice detail work on both the face and the helmet. The cape is affixed to the torso, and not removable, which was slightly surprising, but I don’t mind it too much, since it means it’s not flapping all over the place. Like the sculpt, the paintwork on Mumm-Ra is clean and sharp. He’s bright and eye-catching, and he has all of the important details that he should. He doesn’t really have any of the smaller details like the Leatherface did, but it’s befitting of Mumm-Ra’s cleaner design. Mumm-Ra is packed with his double-bladed sword, which he has a little bit of trouble holding, but is otherwise a pretty cool piece.
THE ME HALF OF THE EQUATION
I’ve never been a super hardcore Thundercats fan, but I do have some of the toys from the 2011 relaunch, and I can certainly appreciate the style they’re going for with these figures. This one’s not actually mine. As with Leatherface, Mumm-Ra arrived at the store with a limb popped out of place (though it was an arm this time). While I don’t know that I would have chosen Mumm-Ra on my own, I certainly like this figure, and I’m definitely planning to pick up at least the Tygra figure from Series 2.
As noted above, the Mumm-Ra figure featured here was provided to me for review by my friends at All Time Toys. If you’d like one of your own, they still have them in-stock through their web store. And, if you’re looking for other toys both old and new, check out their eBay store front or their web store!