Thundercats toys sold out before launch

Retailer demand outstrips supply for Bandai's latest range.
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The retro cartoon has been updated and recently released on British TV screens and the licensed toys Bandai are due to hit retail on December 1st. All available stock has already been snapped up by buyers.

Andrew Welch, product manager for boys brands at Bandai UK, commented: "The new animation series of Thundercats is fantastic, with a great refresh look to update the brand for new fans, whilst keeping true to the original series.

"Our Thundercats product range has previewed very well with all our retailers and with very encouraging early US sales we are excited about the launch of Thundercats in the UK."

Buying director of The Entertainer, Stuart Grant, said: "As soon as we heard there was to be a new Thundercats range of toys we knew we wanted stock.

"Thundercats is expected to reenergise the boys’ action market and be a huge Christmas seller. News from America is that it's flying off the shelves so we are confident it will have the same impact in the UK.”

The toy range will consist of Thundercats figures, vehicles and role-play items, as well as Classic Collector Figures of Lion-O and Tygra from the original 80’s TV show.

Key items in the range include collectable figures, Thunder Racer cycles and the Thundercats most powerful vehicle, the Thunder Tank which comes complete with a Snarf action figure. The predicted top seller in the range looks set to be Lion O’s legendary weapon, the Deluxe Sword of Omens. The toys are priced between £7.99 and £39.99.

Last week Peaches Geldof dressed up as the new look Cheetara to promote the launch of the new Thundercats series on Cartoon Network.

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