Wednesday, June 22, 2011

SDCC: Mezco's Variant Limited Edition Lion-O

ONE MONTH!! In one month half of us will be wading through a sea of geek to score the most sought after toys of the year and the rest of us will be sitting at home ebaying our kidneys to buy those same prized items from the comfort of our well worn computer chairs. I love living in the future. This week we begin an "up close and personal" look at Mezco's summer exclusives. It is no exaggeration when I say Team Mez has put together a damn fine lineup this year with something for everyone. We kick things off with a piece that is sure to have folks lining know..unless THUNDERCATS are suddenly out of fashion? Naaa..didn't think so.

ThunderCats Ho!
Straight from the ThunderCats’ Lair on Third Earth, it’s Lion-O and the legendary mystic Sword of Omens.

This mega-scale figure measures over 20 inches tall from the tip of his upraised, extended sword to the soles of his Thunderian boots.

Featuring 7 points of articulation this mega figure is superbly detailed, perfectly capturing not only the iconic look of Lion-O as he appeared in the classic television series, but the essence, of Lion-O as he proudly raises the mystic Sword of Omens towards the heavens and roars out “Thundercats, Ho!”

This special Summer Exclusive Variant Edition features: *Interchangeable glowing eyes head and open mouth heads *Both Sword of Omens and short sword of Omens *Alternate left hand Claw Shield

Your giant Lion-O figure is rotocast (a hollow sort of casting process utilizing less plastic for a lighter, larger toy at an often excellent price), so you can smack someone upside the head with it and do damage while not breaking the toy. KEEN! (note: don't smack people with toys unless they are trying to steal them. Natch.) This also gives him a sturdy feel, unlike some figures today that break if you look at them cross eyed. The light weight plastic even allows easy transfer of swords without too much fear of paint rubbing off. Heads swap off and on very easily as well! I'm partial to the more stoic, glowing eyes head myself.

Articulation includes a ball jointed head and shoulders, swivel waist (somewhat impaired by the belt), and swivels at the mid-forearm and boot tops. Balance is excellent within seconds of set up, so Lion-O is not likely to take a dive off your shelf.

Lion-O is packaged in a collector friendly window box that allows him to be displayed while remaining Mint In Box. This is a non-numbered limited edition item. Edition size TBD. $50

Limited Edition Variant Mega-Scale Lion-O will premiere at the world famous San Diego Comic Con, but is also available for pro-order at:

As always, we've got a few more pictures up on our Flicker so CLICK HERE and dive in!

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