(September 3, 2009 – Burbank, CA) – Warner Bros. Consumer Products (WBCP) today announced a partnership with Hard Hero Enterprises, leading producer of limited-edition licensed sculptures and statues, to produce official statues inspired by the classic cartoon “Thundercats.” This all-new product line will feature prominent hero and villain characters from the beloved 1980’s television hit. To introduce the highly anticipated collectible line, Hard Hero will initially offer a Lion-O statue, to pay homage to the leader and lord of the hero “Thundercats.” The first piece in Hard Hero’s “Classic Scale" full figure statue series, Lion-O is constructed from cold-cast porcelain, standing approximately 14” tall (1/7 scale). Following the release of Lion-O, new characters in the collection will continue to be unveiled, including, Cheetara, Panthro, Mumm-Ra and Snarf, and other heroes and villains inspired by the series. “‘Thundercats’ is a classic cartoon property which is near and dear to the hearts of many fans and Hard Hero is the ideal partner to deliver a limited edition collection befitting of these beloved characters,” said Kelly Gilmore, Senior Vice President of Global Toys and Themed Entertainment, Warner Bros. Consumer Products. “Anyone who was and is passionate about the series will be thrilled to see the incredible statues that have been created with remarkable detail.” The “Classic Scale" full figure “Thundercats” statue collection is specifically designed to be displayed together, bringing the popular animated series to life. The limited edition Lion-O statue will be available to consumers in the first quarter of 2010, with an approximate SRP of $199. Prices for additional characters in the line may vary according to individual size. “Hard Hero is all about bringing classic characters to life and as we have done in the past, we very excited to be recreating some of our favorite 1980’s animated heroes,” added Robb Potts, President of Hard Hero Enterprises. “It is wonderful to be able to work with Warner Bros. Consumer Products, and we can’t wait to offer fans our special brand of limited edition items.” About Hard Hero Hard Hero began in 1998 with a focus on pop culture properties, one-half from animation, such as Conan the Barbarian, Red Sonja, King Kull, Pokemon, Transformers, X-Men Evolution and Classic Marvel Superheroes. Hard Hero has produced statues in varying styles and materials, from maquettes to realistic fine art bronze sculptures. About Warner Bros. Consumer Products Warner Bros. Consumer Products, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, is one of the leading licensing and retail merchandising organizations in the world. THUNDERCATS and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and © Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. and Ted Wolf.
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