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4.5 out of 5 stars
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on 4 February 2009
this dvd collection is all good fun, there is a moral to each episode and it makes the children think.
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on 17 June 2008
These DVDs are a great nostalgia trip generally.

The inclusion of the five-part storyline, Thundercats Ho!, is much appreciated (though as it was also released as a film, the choice to watch as one integrated story would probably have worked better on the DVDs than watching the intro/outro sequences and flashbacks to last episode). The defeat of Mumm-Ra, the main antagonist, in the previous series leading to Lion-O's accession to being "Lord of the Thundercats" however seemed to mark the start of decline.

Mumm-Ra's ingenious return in this series is a great plot twist, but with successive defeats and reincarnations, Mumm-Ra starts to look particularly weak and the accompaniment of "Ma-mutt", the counterpart to Lion-O's Snarf, unfortunately leans towards a parallel of Dick Dastardly and Muttley.

To bolster this, there is the inclusion of a new faction, the so-called "Lunataks of Plun-Daar", who even make the former Mutants cower from shadowy rumour of their name. However once they appear, their mystique crumbles in the face of a rather punk-based group of misfits. The most interesting of these enemies is not their leader, diminuitive "Luna" on her henchmen/steed, but actually their psychic/hypnotic trooper "Alluro". His voice seems to be a contemporary of Eddie Izzard, but his talents simply extend to instilling despair and hopelessness, leading to his mantra "Let's face it, You don't stand a chance!!". Its unintentionally funny, especially as a climax before the unsuspecting Thundercat is rescued by the cavalry.

Similarly "Chilla" who is a glamourous Ice Witch (who can strangely also restore heat) is an underused character compared to the others in this group. The flying fortress however is a good concept. The Mutants however are predominantly sidelined to being manipulated by either the Lunataks or Mumm-Ra into being involved with their schemes.

Beyond that however, the actual Thundercats themselves progress with the expansion of their territories and new players of Pummyra, Ben-Gali and Lynx-O and much use is made of the blind Lynx-O and his Braille-board to overcome the blindness he suffered in the original Exodus episode. Although his prescence is laboured, Lynx-O as a character often manages to demonstrate that his blindness impairs him only physically, as his other senses greatly compensate and also manages to exploit the prejudice of various captors who believe he is weak from being unable to see.

In spite of my criticisms, it is an enjoyable series and generally my adult scrutiny will be the factors most children will ignore, as it is the continuing conquest of the heroes against seemingly impossible odds that is the draw. Parents will also generally appreciate the cartoon violence is present but minimal and involves Star Wars style sword and space battles and karate action as well the moral-driven plotlines, being generally a variant on wariness towards overly charming strangers.

Overall a good addition to cartoon collections, both new and old.
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on 16 April 2008
This boxset of the Thundercats start with the movie Thundercats HO! and now invole the new Thundercats introduce in that movie I don't ever remember these episodes ever being aired here in the UK so most of these may be unknown to UK fans.

The stories are still as good as before and enjoyable to watch if you have season 1 I think you should at this first boxset to your collection.

If you were a fan this will take you back to Sataudary morning's vegging on in front of the TV.

This boxset is a good buy and perfect for fans old and new.
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on 27 September 2011
Good and promt delievery. I brought this product as a xmas presant and they were thrilled and found it very enjoyable to watch.
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on 4 June 2013
My partner had the other volumes and was thrilled that I got him this one as he couldn't find it in the shops:)
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on 29 August 2010
Good old classic. Bought as a gift for brother-in-law and he loved it. He highly recommends this dvd.
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on 20 September 2015
This is going to be a xmas present would use again looks great
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on 13 March 2015
fantastic value and great quality
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on 13 May 2015
dog eared corners
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on 7 November 2015
Love it to bits
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