The Countdown to Halloween continues with another ghoulish toy from my collection. This is the Thundercats Mumm-Ra’s Tomb Fortress from the 80’s.
This playset is so great looking, but it doesn’t have any battery-operated sounds or lights. The center platform spins around, transforming Mumm-Ra from old and decrepit to all-powerful. The eyes and teeth glow in the dark, which is kind of cool and creepy. The alligator tail moves and the arms on the bull figure also move via levers on the back side.
It’s been a while since we’ve seen a decent playset produced. With the new Thundercats cartoon airing now, Bandai has released some pretty nice action figures. I wonder if a playset is in the works.
Shawn Robare says
Wow, I never saw this one back int he day. It’s kind of weird to see the statures so colorful and life like, but that skull is the bee’s knees!
I always thought those statues were kind of goofy looking next to that skull. They are fairly cartoonish and fun.
Reis O'Brien says
Soooooooooooooo EPIC! I’m a little sad that Thundercats were just past my time. These toys were dope!
Nice find! There actually is a playset in the new Bandai line, but it’s of the Thundetcats’ HQ. In my opinion, it looks kinda boring, as it’s comprised of a tower and some satellite buildings. The figures, however, have some sort of magnet tech built in, which triggers action features in the playset.
Ok it’s official am jealous! : )
I would love to get this for my “mummy” Mumm-Ra. Definitely a cool little playset. The only problem is that most of the time they’re missing pieces on Ebay. But one day…one day… 🙂
The older I get, the more the playsets call to me…”buy me”. The other competing voice I hear is my wife’s, “no room for more crap”. Her voice is louder.
I think I may have married your wife’s sister. 😉
Paxton Holley says
Where’s all-powerful Mumm-Ra? Was that separate.
Mumm-Ra was my favorite part about Thundercats. I love this playset.
Sadly, I have not found an all-powerful Mumm-Ra yet. He’ll be added to the collection some day. 😉