Wednesday, 15 June 2016

Thundarr The Barbarian!!

It was a dark time known at 1980.  A time before every Saturday morning cartoon (they used to only really show them on Saturday mornings) was a 30 minute infomercial for a toy line.  A simpler time when you get at up the end of an episode of The Flintstones to get a bowl of cereal and when you came back the actor who voiced Fred Flintstone was now an evil wizard plotting world domination.

It was the time of THUNDARR THE BARBARIAN!!

Thundarr The Barbarian was an animated show that aired for 2 seasons that followed the adventures of; Thundarr The Barbarian, Ariel The Sorceress and Ookla The Mok (kind of an ape/lion hybrid) as they travelled across the wilds of post-apocalyptic America.  The show was geared to kids but was very much in the vein of Ralph Bakshi's Wizards or Heavy Metal in that it freely mixed sci-fi and fantasy.

Interloper Miniatures makes a pack of Wastelanders that are perfect representations of Thundarr and his friends.

These will be great figures for Gamma World as they cover some options that don't show up in a lot of other figure lines and I also fully expect to field the forces of Thundarr in at least one game of This Is Not A Test.

This is the kind of stuff that truly makes the miniature gaming hobby great to me.   It's a throwback to my childhood and its the kind of thing that is super-fun and doesn't take itself too seriously.



  1. A cartoon from the co-creator of Howard the Duck and with character designs from Alex Toth and Jack Kirby makes Thundarr's longevity a little less surprising. Nice paint job, too!

    1. Thanks.

      Yeah, Thundarr has a pretty good pedigree.

    2. Were you at least a little tempted to make the Sunsword yellow and glowy?

    3. I tried :(
      It didn't turn out very well but I tried going with a really bright metallic (Mithril Silver maybe?) and then using a gold/yellow wash but it just kind of washed out and looks totally like its just silver in all the pictures.

      Letting Thundarr down makes me feel like a Demon-dog :(