“ Manufacturer: LJN „
Poor old Lynx O, blessed with a name that sounds like an anti-perspirant. Not to be confused with Lion O of course, who is far more attractive. If you ever watched the cartoon Thundercats, then you will maybe know who this chap is. Lynx O made a few appearances in the show and was one of the later figures to be produced by toymaker LJN. Although not my favourite, he is a worthy addition to the line up of the toys as he represents the elder gent, a little like Jaga.
The toy stands at about six inches in height and has been exceptionally well made. The robust nature of the toy allows you to play roughly with him and chuck him around. All my old Thundercats figures were thrown around the garden, taken down the staircase in boxes and chucked out of windows when they 'died.' I never has any of them snap, because the chunky plastic limbs are so well moulded. You can move this chap at his head, arms and legs and seat him down.
Good colour work on the toy adds charm. Despite only reds and blacks, the outfit is accurate and he looks just like he does in the show. I am glad that the face has been caught accurately, as Lynx O is blind and this feature has been reflected in his glowing orange eyes. The beard and facial features have been crafted well too giving the figure a mature look.
In terms of play value, he might not be as fun as the monsters, but for collectors he represents an interesting side, as he is quite hard to come by and a truly unique character. His added shield adds value, though I always hankered after a little more weaponery with this figure.
Except to pay around five to eight pounds for a loose version online, boxed ones are hard to find these days.