About a year ago I made mention of how in my youth I attended Thundercats LIVE! at the Philadelphia Civic Center. The show was produced by Rankin/Bass & Lorimar and toured major U.S. cities during 1987 and featured a variety of characters based on their syndicated cartoons, aside from the eponymous Thundercats there were their cousins the Silverhawks and Tigersharks along with Gumby & Pokey, the Street Frogs and Karate Kat. The 90-minute stage show was a guided tour led by a roller skating Gumby & Pokey that somehow shoehorned all of these Rankin/Bass properties into a cohesive narrative.
To this day I really do not remember much about the show, but it’s late at night and I found myself with nothing better to do but to dig through the Interwebs to uncover everything I could about this infamous event.
Not much evidence is left out there save for a few dedicated Thundercats fan sites like ThunderCatsFans.org, but the images we do have available are just chock full of everything cringe worthy about the 1980s.