I remember lining up all day in Tampa to see the Phantom Menace on opening day. The conditions at the theater were terrible: Broken AC, blurry lens, and a terrible crowd. I ended up leaving the theater feeling a bit drained, like someone had siphoned the “force” right out of me. The movie wasn’t what I was expecting, but there was one thing I loved about the phantom menace and that was Liam Neeson’s portrayal of Qui-Gon Jin.
Have a look at this picture just taken from the London Toy Fare. That’s right, this is the first image taken of the all new Thundercats. Growing up Thundercats was pretty special to me. I would wake up early each and every morning before school started to catch the reruns of Thundercats on local cable. During recess we would all take turns swinging from the monkey bars pretending to be the various thunder cats. Sadly, I was often given the character of Snarf. I’m keeping my fingers crossed that this new series will be just as magical for today’s rug rats as the original was for me… many…many years ago.