When I was a little boy I loved Lego and Thundercats, so I wrote Lego a letter asking them to make Thundercats Lego sets so I didn’t have to keep ruining my Lego men by painting their faces and puting the red traffic cone on their heads to make them look like Lion-O.
Well, it seems they finally got around to reading my letter! Look at Lion-O up there! Same hair, same blue suit, same, um, lion-ness, holding a sword of power up high and fighting lizards and birdpeople! Wooo!
But wait… this thing isn’t called Lego Thundercats. It’s called Lego Chima. What the fuck is a Chima? I don’t remember there being Chima on Thundera. Although they sound kind of similar. Well, they both end with “a”. Is Chima where they end up? And why are they calling that dude that is very obviously Lion O looking a bit more Lioney “Larval”? What kind of a name is that? Is it because he’s in the in-between stage between Lion and Lion O? That would be cool.
Rah though, what’s with this yellow Thundertank? And where’s Mumm Ra? What the fuck is going on here, have I fallen into another reality or something? Should I check the mirror for cat eyes?
Oh, hang. I see. Lego had some meetings about doing Lego Thundercats then decided it’d be cheaper and easier to just rename the characters and the setting and slightly tweak the animals. Lizard to Crocodile, Vulture to Eagle, Jackal to Wolf etc. Wow.
Is that what’s going on now? Is copyright really that loose? Damn son, I might have to make my own thinly veiled Thundercats rip off called Dondera or something, since the new T Cats series got cancelled by the Cartoon network and replaced with this thing. What an amazing thing this “capitalizm” is.