Mumm-Ra and his hench … mutants (?) are coming together to form a massive diorama courtesy of Iron Studios.
Each of the six statues is 1/10th scale and is based on the original Rankin Bass cartoon that premiered in 1985. The show ran for four years and had 125 episodes. Each statue is made from polystone and is hand painted. These are scheduled for release during the third quarter of 2022.
Here’s the price breakdown for each baddie:
From the darkest corners of the planet called the Third World, Iron Studios proudly presents the ThunderCats\’ greatest archenemy, the evil sorcerer Mumm-Ra, the Eternal Being, with his powerful muscles, on a base in the shape of an altar, referring to the interior of his Black Pyramid, amid the ruins of what appears to be an ancient civilization with Egyptian characteristics. In his primary form, the villain has the fragile appearance of an undead and mummified elder, but by invoking the power of his masters, four divine and evil entities known as the \”Ancient Spirits of Evil\”, the bands that cover his body are completely torn, and he changes his shape, making him, who previously had a decadent appearance, become the king of eternal life, a muscular, blue-gray giant with the appearance of an ancient pharaoh, with an adorned helmet and a symbol on his chest, in the form of two connected black snakes.
Having mystical powers linked to witchcraft and an apparently unlimited life span, Mumm-Ra in this form, has super strength, can cast spells, can also cast bundles of energy from his fingers, and can fly and change shape, but he also has a unique weakness: when he sees his ghastly reflection, his ability to remain outside his Black Pyramid is neutralized and this forces him to return to the Pyramid as a mummy. The villain\’s name is inspired by the words \”Mummia Raa\”, which means Mummy of Evil or Mummy Evil in Hebrew.
This isn’t anything new to the artists of Iron Studios. We previously covered their Mighty Morphin Power Rangers diorama. That thing was massive. This ThunderCats one looks to be no different. There was no artistic license taken here. Without a doubt, you can tell that these are the Rankin Bass designs. Maybe Silver Hawks will be next on the list?
In all honesty, I’d really love for Iron Studios to make a diorama based on the Rankin Bass version of The Hobbit. Gandalf, the dwarves, and Bilbo. I’d buy it, even if I had to get each character separately.
What do you think of Mumm-Ra and his gang? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.
[Source: Iron Studios]
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