Crazy About Thundercats

When I was a kid, few things brought me more joy than sitting in front of the TV at 6:00 am on a Saturday morning with a giant bowl of Froot Loops. The house would be quiet, since both my parents and older sister liked to sleep in. It was on one of these mornings that I discovered one of the greatest shows in the history of animation… THUNDERCATS. Hoh! God I loved them. Lion-O was my first crush. That flowing orange hair, and those glowing cat eyes? Come on. I didn’t stand a chance!

As I grew up, my love for Thundercats continued. I began to understand the mythology of it more, the allegory of it all, how it reflected human conflict, etc… But also I loved that they had a powerful female character fighting right alongside the men. Cheetara was beautiful and strong. She could kick butt like nobody’s business. I wanted to be just like her. There were also kids who were as cunning and fast as any of the grown-ups, and it made my little-girl heart swell with pride.

It’s the inventive storytelling the kept us going back from week to week, whether we knew it or not. The original series ended in 1989, but was thankfully reincarnated on Cartoon Network’s Toonami in 2011. Boy Meets World’s Will Friedle (older brother Eric Matthews) is the voice of Lion-O! What? Yes. The crush continues.

To this day I squeal whenever I see a plastic Sword of Omens in a toy store. Imagine my surprise when I found a quality, real-life, hand polished stainless steel replica on Heavenly Swords. I can die now.

You can own it too. Arm yourself against any hideous mutants that may come your way with this amazing sword. They also have a shield, and some other stuff you have to check out. I’ve made a little list below to give you a taste.

Deluxe Thundercats Lion-O’s Sword of Omens

Just look at it. It’s incredible. 46” long with a 34” blade. It is hand polished, double edge 440 stainless steel. The Eye of Thundera lights up on both sides when you hold the handle! All it needs is a couple AA batteries, and they’re included. The guard is 7” wide and 1 ¼” thick. This is no joke, my friend. This sword is massive!

Thundercats Shield

This substantial shield is made of cast metal and will complete your Thundercats weapons arsenal perfectly. Now grab the orange hair dye and some eyeliner, we’re going full-on Thundera style!

Heavenly Swords isn’t just for the Thundercats lover. Here you can find weapon replicas from all your favorite movies and shows. Whether you’re into medieval, samurai, ninja, anime, cosplay, or buccaneer wear, we have it all. Do you want a beautiful display, or battle ready armor? Whatever it is, we got it. So check us out now!

Naruto: Weapons Galore!

Naruto first burst into the manga scene in 1997. From there it grew into an anime series of 220 episodes. The animated series debuted in Japan in 2002, and slowly made its way to the Americas, gaining loads and loads of fans in the meantime. It’s become one of the best selling manga series, selling over 126 million copies in Japan alone. Yes, I looked it up on wikipedia.

I mean, the series is awesome. The writers and illustrators have created an intricate and complex world. One that is unique yet relatable, where its characters fight enemies, both external and internal, and struggle to achieve their dreams. All of this set in a fantastic landscape. It’s funny, poignant, heartbreaking and just… really engaging.

The main character is Naruto Uzumaki. Twelve years before we begin our journey with him, a terrifying creature called The Nine-Tailed Demon Fox attacked his village. To defeat this demon, the village leader sealed this monster inside the body of a newborn boy. This boy was Naruto.

Naruto was abused and mistreated his entire childhood because of this, unbeknownst to him. But he is determined to become the village leader someday, so he leaves his home to train to become a ninja. There’s so much more to the story, but I honestly don’t think I’d do it justice. You gotta watch it! You can catch it all on Adult Swim, or online at naruto.viz.com anytime.

Take your Naruto fandom to the next level with these awesome replicas. We have lots of weapons from the series available. Here are just a few:

Red Kunai Warrior Set

Perfectly balanced, this three piece set is made of stainless steel and comes with a durable nylon sheath. Nice and compact, each kunai is about 5 inches long.

Or:

Kunai Uzumaki Naruto Manga Set of 3 Throwing Knives

These are just a little bit more hardcore. They’re 6 1/2″ long, super sharp black stainless steel and the handle is wrapped in black nylon. Careful, these are battle ready.

Zabuza Sword and Stand

Become a true Japanese warrior with this massive piece of weaponry. It is 40” long with a 29” stainless steel blade. It comes with a free wood stand, so you can display it with pride. Careful, this is a formidable sword.

Musha Sasuke Uchiha Naruto Anime Sword

Streamlined and gorgeous, you don’t need to be a Naruto fan to appreciate the simple beauty of this item. It has a 27” two-toned carbon steel blade. It is 38” overall with a white wooden handle and matching scabbard. It has a single black stripe running the length of the scabbard and handle, and a red ninja symbol.

Naruto Shippuden Ninja Trench Knife

This super sharp little knife may only be about 9” long, but it has lots of power. It has a stainless steel trailing point blade, and white cotton wrapping around the knuckle guards. Sleek and effective, this knife is indispensable for any ninja warrior. It includes a sturdy sheath and a belt loop.

 

 

 

 

Anime Obsession: Bleach

I know I’m a few years late to the party, but just one look at an episode of Bleach and I was hooked. This anime series airs on Adult Swim on Cartoon Network, and oh man. I was hesitant at first, anime storylines can be very complex, and can be quite confusing for someone tuning in mid-episode. The animation had me hooked instantly. Its use of light and dark, the inventiveness, yet realism of its characters, not to mention the larger-than-life weapons, all work perfectly together to honor the Anime tradition, while creating a world if its own. No other cartoon looks like this.

After closing my agape mouth when the episode ended, I went online to find out more about the series. My first question was, “Why is it called Bleach?”
The only possible answers I found on IMDB. It states,

“It’s generally accepted that the title Bleach comes from the fact the Shinigami use their Zanpakto to cleanse (bleach) the souls of Hollows.

Another accepted meaning for the title is because of Ichigo’s hair color. He was often picked on as a kid for having orange hair and many people accuse him of bleaching it. Both are acceptable reasons, but neither have been completely confirmed or turned down as the right answer.”

Not too certain, but I’ll take it. The title of the series was the least of my concerns. I needed to know who these people were, where they came from, why are they here? So I did some research to find the backstory.

The series began a manga comic in 2002. It came to Adult Swim as an Anime series in 2006, and has since then taken North America by storm. In the series we follow a teenager named Ichigo Kurosaki. He can see ghosts. He runs into Rukia Kuchiki, a Soul Reaper who was chasing after a Hollow, or lost soul, that attacked Ichigo and his family. She becomes injured and ends up transferring her energy to Ichigo, who ends up fighting and defeating the Hollow. Ichigo and Rukia join forces to battle souls… and all kinds of craziness ensues.

The swords on Bleach are awesome. Now you can have your own Bleach replica, in case a Hollow should come your way. We have over 60 different Bleach sword replicas and accessories in stock!! Check out a few of these beauties:

Ichigo Tensa Bankai Sword

This sword is over 37” long overall, with a 27” stainless steel blade with a black liquid finish. Intense. It also comes with a manji-shaped guard and a matching black scabbard.

Ayasegawa Yumishika Shikai Fuji Kujaku

Incredible replica from the series. It comes with a wall mount so you can show off this magnificent weapon to all your friends. Each blade is black and silver, and are 23” long. This sword does not play games.

Renji Abari’s Awakened Zanpakuto

This wooden sword is 52” long, and super impressive! Perfect for cosplay or an event that won’t allow real weapons. It’s really impressive, and isn’t as heavy as it looks, so you can carry it around with no problem.

We have so much more to show you. Check out the rest of our Bleach items right now!

 

 

 

Legend of Zelda: New Items

We are excited to announce the arrival of new Zelda items to our store as well as some that have returned to inventory! If you are a fan you are sure to find something you like and don’t yet have in your collection!

We now have several different versions of shields including a new Legend of Zelda Link’s Shield (metal) which includes a padded hand grip and nylon arm strap, reaching 25.5” in height and 18.75” in width!

Wanting to update your Zelda sword collection? Look no further! Check out this sweet Zelda Twilight Princess Fantasy Video Game Sword & Plaque!

And if you want to dress up like Link, we have the Legend of Zelda Link’s Cosplay Costume and a beautiful Legend of Zelda Princess Zelda Cosplay Costume for the ladies!

Interested in the rest of what we have? Check out our Zelda category and our Anime & Video Games section!

Bleach – Aizen Sousuke’s Kyouka Suigetsu Wooden Sword

Aizen Sousuke’s Kyouka Suigetsu Wooden Sword Aizen Sousuke, of the Anime manga series, Bleach, spent much of his time as a captain of the 5th Division. He is a prime example of a good guy gone bad in an ultimate attempt to gain power. He was seemingly kind and sympathetic, earning the love of his team and disguising his true colors. He was one of the few to suspect that the penalty for Rukia’s crimes were too harsh for what she had done and even went as far as confronting Gin Ichimaru about his plans. Although Aizen’s intentions appear to be good, they are really masking his true personality. Aizen set Rukia’s execution up so he could perfect his own experiments of creating the Visoreds (a Soul Reaper/Hollow hybrid). To make his evil intentions seem like even less of a possibility, he even faked his own death by using the illusionary power of his zanpakuto, Kyouka Suigetsu.

Kyoka Suigetsu looks like a simple katana in its sealed form. When it is activated with its command “shatter,” it can put anyone who sees it under its “perfect hypnosis.” Aizen can then make his victim see, hear, and feel whatever he wants. When Aizen faked his own death, he used these illusory properties on almost every lieutenant and captain in the Gotei 13 during a ceremonial release of his zanpakuto. He can also use illusions during combat to deceive his opponents. He can make a decoy of himself to distract his target and then step close enough to him while the victim focuses on the illusionary copy of Aizen, allowing Aizen to strike him down.

Our version of Aizen Sousuke’s Kyoka Suigetsu Wooden Sword is an all wood replica with a nylon cord wrapped handle and silver painted blade. It looks like a normal katana, just like the real version, but is safe enough for anyone to use!

Sword Specs:

  • Overall Length: 40”
  • Blade Length: 27”
  • Handle Length: 10”
  • Scabbard Material: Wooden with Black Lacquer Finish

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