This was the final figure that I needed to complete my “base set” of the new Thundercats. Sure, there have been other figures released, as well as figures that only come with certain vehicles/accessories(I would like to get them at some point too). But the core members are the ones that I am most interested in.
When the line was first released, and as I started to buy the figures, Tygra was plentiful. Even as I purchased the other figures, he was no trouble to find. But of course, when it’s the last figure I am looking for, I can’t find it! I’m sure most, if not all, of collector’s has had them happen to them before. But on a recent excursion to a not-so-local Wal-Mart, there were Tygra’s aplenty! Actually, they had a good assortment of the first series.
He comes with his bolo whip and blaster. His belt is removable, but it’s not poseable, as there is a small “peg” on the inside that attaches to a hole on his hip.
The whip is very flimsy, and the blaster is a very light weight plastic. I think both accessories could have been made better, but the figure itself is pretty decent. The face is a little off from how Tygra actually looks like in the show, but it’s a four inch figure, so I really can’t complain too much. As you know, tigers’ stripes help them to “disappear” in the tall grass of the plains to stalk prey. Well, Tygra is obviously a tiger, so his whip makes him invisible. I also figured that it would be fitting to take shots of him in the tall grass(tall to Tygra, anyway) of my yard.
I wouldn’t say that Tygra is my least favorite character, but it just happened that he was last on my list of figures to get. But I’m glad that I got him. The only other figures I have besides the collection of Cats are the 2 Mumm-Ra figures in this scale(the mummy and “The Ever-Living). I have never seen “The Ever-Living” figure on the pegs, and I have Jboypacman to thank(if I didn’t already 🙂 ) for both of those figures.
Now that I have the complete team, I can get to reviewing the Thundertank, which should be a lot of fun!