Hey! I do know we’re all excited to be including new additions to the ThunderCats ULTIMATES! ranks, however you should be cautious! Don’t forget that evil is at all times lurking, and the dangerous guys will take any likelihood they will to infiltrate to Cat’s Lair. Such is the case with the most recent providing: Pumm-Ra. Don’t be fooled, ThunderCats followers, not all feline warriors are what they appear.
Now, I’m certain you already know that Pumm-Ra is only a disguise of the evil Mumm-Ra. Taken from a really early episode of the cartoon sequence, Lion-O was fast to belief the obvious Thundarian refugee after he “saved” Cheetara from the Mutants. In fact issues go dangerous rapidly and Pumm-Ra begins to sabotage the Cat’s Lair, the Thunder Tank, and weaponry as he searches out for the Sword of Omens, Claw Protect, and different treasures of Thundera. In fact, the Cats finally see via the plot and defeat Pumm-Ra, however helpful classes are discovered via the trial, and the specter of Mumm-Ra stays.
When this sequence was introduced, Pumm-Ra was essentially the most stunning alternative for me. I had given some thought to this (technically) variant of Mumm-Ra being added finally, however it’s the shock characters that preserve this line contemporary, particularly once they haven’t had determine illustration earlier than. Certain, this was a one-shot look, however very memorable, and the episode is certainly strong, so Pumm-Ra is a cool addition for certain. Very similar to Lynx-O, this determine has snuck up on me with how a lot I prefer it, so I’m already serious about some “head canon” for find out how to replace the Pumm-Ra story to make him much more revenant within the show.
The determine does an ideal job representing the character, and it’s instantly distinctive to the sequence in that it includes a important quantity of soft-goods. Pumm-Ra’s costume is pretty easy within the cartoon, however the flowing robes design was at all times going to be a little bit of problem in determine kind. Whereas I’m not the most important proponent of sentimental items, Super7 and the 4 Horsemen made the appropriate alternative in making the robes out of fabric, and I’ve to say, I’m very impressed. The completely different supplies used from the beige to the brown make for fascinating textural adjustments, and the wire body across the collar and sleeves works remarkably effectively. The waist is stored cinched by a velcro piece on the left aspect of the belt (the belt is a separate piece), and every little thing works collectively VERY effectively to maintain the robes flowing and pure on the determine, whereas permitting for some nice posing. I’ve come to anticipate incredible sculpting and paint work on this line, however the success of the delicate items right here provides one other layer, and I believe lots of people will likely be impressed by the work right here.
Now, if you wish to get contemporary, or you’re simply all for seeing the development of the particular determine, Pumm-Ra’s robes are totally detachable. When uncovered (oh my!), the determine consists of a reasonably customary ULTIMATES! base physique, and it retains the entire articulation you’d anticipate. I recognize the airbrushing of the colours used on the chest/torso of the determine, and Mumm-Ra was certain be sporting some brief shorts beneath these robes. The boots/toes design from the cartoon is a bit odd in that it seems to be like he has boots, however they’re extra like tall brown socks/hosiery as you possibly can nonetheless see the entire particulars of his toes; this has been precisely retained right here.
Pumm-Ra options some nice equipment, and a few of my favourite of all the wave. When Mumm-Ra was creeping across the Lair, the Sword of Omens knew one thing was up, and the Eye of Thundera was about to name him out. He was fast to wrap the sword in fabric, and that has been represented effectively. We additionally get the Claw Protect in a closed fist kind. Now, this doesn’t embrace a peg that may be plugged into Lion-O’s forearm, BUT it completely can slide into place (with the hand eliminated) and keep snuggly on the arm. That could be a cool little addition of the accent, so you possibly can have extra show choices.
We additionally get the communicator Pumm-Ra makes use of to be in contact with Slithe and Mutants to plot the Lair raid, in addition to three units of swappable palms (open, grip with aspect to aspect, and grip with up and down). Now, there three portraits included, with two of them being meant to swap out for the Pumm-Ra determine. There’s a growling/open mouth/evil portrait, in addition to a extra calm and stoic model. Once more, I’m keen on the offended head, however in case you are posing with Pumm-Ra nonetheless fooling the Cats.
The ultimate head is a an upscaled model of the offended model, and it’s meant to have the ability to be swapped on the upcoming Mumm-Ra The Ever Dwelling head. Clearly, it was not within the playing cards for this determine to be launched forward of that one, so I can not present it off now, however sequence two will likely be touchdown quickly, so we’ll know the way it works shortly. It’s a cool concept that simply fell sufferer to the delays, so I’m glad it’s included. The entire heads are molded in two elements, and whereas the faces are extra customary PVC plastic, the hair parts are a lot softer, so swapping and motion is way simpler on the neck peg. That could be a very appreciated element and one thing that must be the case for all long-haired motion figures.
Don’t be fooled: Pumm-Ra just isn’t a pleasant dude, however he will get a reasonably incredible motion determine. I hope that as we proceed via the road, one slot will likely be devoted to extra obscure characters/variations like this as a result of they bring about loads of depth to the gathering. As talked about earlier than, Pumm-Ra joins Monkian, Snowman, and Lynx-O in sequence 4, and they need to be arriving very VERY quickly, with sequence two proper behind it. ThunderCats followers, we’re transferring now, and I can not wait to proceed the journey of increase that assortment we now have dreamed about for YEARS!
Should you missed any of those, you possibly can nonetheless get them organized from BBTS:
*Thanks once more to Super7 for sending lengthy this determine for a First Look, we actually recognize it.