“ Type: Costume „
Created by: Ted Wolf
If you liked the cartoon series Thundercats then this had to be the ideal Christmas present for you in the late 1980's. In the series Lion-o would put the sword's handle in front of his face and say "Thunder, Thunder, Thundercats HO!". Now as a kid to have this sword and say these words would make you feel invincible.
I would love to flick the light switch on the sword on when in darkness and the sword would produce a large Thundercats logo which could be projected onto walls or ceilings.
I remember the sword design being quite similar to the cartoon sword. The handle was blue and had golden horns which curved inwards. The sharp end of the sword was silver and had a pattern in the middle. The most favourite part of the design which I loved the most was the Thundercats logo in the middle. I also remember that you could get replica swords but without the Thundercats logo design. Instead the replica would have a rabbit logo or something stupid like that.
The sword did not have many features but did come with a projecting light which when turned on you could project the Thundercats logo onto anything you wished as long as it wasn't too light. I distinctively remember shining the light into my mum and dads eyes when they were asleep; I think they regretted getting me this as a child.
~Which cartoon character used the sword~
The leader of the Thundercats Lion-O used the sword to take on the evil enemy Mumm-Ra. Without the sword Mumm-Ra would be able to take over the world. Fortunately us kids never had to take on such enemies with our swords it normally meant that your dad got lots of sore shins with you whacking him or some type of furniture.
The sword can be bought from sites like E-Bay but for the older version which I had it is quite rare and hard to get hold of. I did a bit of research and found that you can get fancy dress outfits which come with the sword and that people actually own a real life sword made out of metal which would look cool on any wall, but I don't think my wife would let me!
At the time I think my parents bought it for around £20 and I thought I was the bee's knees, pretending to be Lion-O.
~Is it safe for my children? ~
Yes, but only for children of a certain age. I would recommend between the age of 6 and 10 years old. The sword itself is plastic and is quite harmless, although if your child decides to hit you then you need good reflexes!
This is a nice toy for kids aged 6+ and is made out of plastic so no need to get out the body armour although you may need shin pads to protect your shins from the whacking of your kids. Its lots of fun and a great laugh when using the main feature of the sword (projecting Thundercats logo). If you are an avid Thundercats fan then you can actually by the real thing in metal online.
The price is cheaper now but does not entertain your child for a long time and that is my only negative point I will make about this item.