The One That Got Away: Thundercats Driller

A few weeks ago before the madcap pace of the Holidays enveloped me I found a toy at one of the local flea markets in my neck of the woods, it had been well loved in its time but still was in great shape, I picked it up and carried around with me…but I couldn’t figure out what it was…it looked familiar but my old memory banks were just not producing the answer.

I sadly put this toy back, I decided to buy some Muppet Caper glasses for my Wife…but I found the mystery of that toy was stuck in my head these past weeks. Why had it look so familiar? What toy line was it from?

Thanks to the ThunderCats Lair I now know it was Driller, one of the Ram-Pagers Thundercats toys. As soon as I learned what toy line he was from I remembered him in the animated series.

He was a mercenary that worked for Mumm-Ra twice in the series and even for Jackalman during the rebellion against the Thundercats and the Mutants. His pay? Diamonds to keep his drills sharp.

So we went back today to pick up Driller…and someone else had picked him up. Wherever that little mercenary happened to end up I hope it went to a good home…with plenty of diamonds.


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Searching through the alleys for useful knowledge in the city of Nostalgia. Huge cinema fanatic and sometimes carrier of the flame for the weirding ways of 80s gaming, toys, and television. When his wife lets him he is quite happy sitting in the corner eating buckets of beef jerky.

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