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  • Awesomenauts Achievement Cartoon References

    0 CommentsPosted by on August 6, 2012 under Cartoons, Video Games
    So today I picked up the quirky MOBA-platformer Awesomenauts from Steam. It's supposed to have an '80s Saturday Morning Cartoon vibe to it, but I guess I don't really get that feel from the game other than the inspirations for some of the character archetypes (space cowboy, sentient brain, giant robot, etc). The art and voices just don't match up with the cartoons I'm used to. However, the ach... more.
  • Flowchart for ’80s and ’90s Cartoons

    8 CommentsPosted by on July 9, 2011 under Cartoons, Featured
    My word, this flowchart was a pain in the ass to make! Yes, I'll get questions about why I didn't add Batman: The Animated Series or Eek! The Cat or Rugrats or any of tons of shows not included here. This is confined to roughly the '80s and the first half of the '90s, doesn't include superhero series or Nicktoons, and also omits a bunch of more comedic series (Garfield, Beavis & Butthead, Flin... more.
  • Commercial Break – Skeletor Dragon Blaster

    0 CommentsPosted by on June 29, 2011 under Advertisements, Toys
    There's no denying that He-Man was one of the most popular action cartoons of its time, and with it comes a very expansive toy line. With this line of action figures (don't call them dolls!) is "Dragon Blaster Skeletor!" Sounds awesome right? Before scrolling down, imagine what that toy would be like. Maybe Skeletor is riding on a dragon, shooting out spring-loaded, plastic fire balls at He-Man, t... more.
  • Inhumanoids – 01 – The Evil That Lies Within, Part 1

    0 CommentsPosted by on June 25, 2011 under Cartoons, Featured, Reviews
    What lies before you is the precursor to something truly magical. I can't speak for Inhumanoids' popularity in the '80s, but the name certainly doesn't carry the same amount of weight as something like TMNT (I don't even have to define it, you know what it stands for). Inhumanoids only ran for 13 full 22-minute episodes, but it didn't start out that way. According to Wikipedia (apply your grain of... more.
  • Commercial Break – Chippy Chews

    0 CommentsPosted by on June 23, 2011 under Advertisements
      Our commercial starts the same way a tragic story does on the evening news, with two bright-eyed children following an eccentric man, who made promises of sweets, into the woods alone. Nancy Grace, if you're reading this, calm down and I'll explain. Two children and what we're told is the Sunshine Baker-Man stroll into a Bob Ross painting on a cloudy day. Why is he the Baker-Man and ... more.
  • Commercial Break – Atari “Cosmic Ark”

    1 CommentsPosted by on June 19, 2011 under Advertisements, Video Games
    My earliest game system was a Nintendo Entertainment System my mom bought for me at a garage sale, and at the time they were out of date (I know because the first non-garage sale game I bought for it was Tiny Toons on the Super Nintendo). So, it stands to reason that I didn't witness the awe inspiring wonder these kids did on their Atari in the commercial for "Cosmic Ark". You might be wonderi... more.