Saturday, January 10, 2009

Cartoon Saturday: This is Ghostbusters?

If one were to mention Ghostbusters, you would immediately think of: Ray, Winston, Peter, Egon, and Slimer.

So who in the heck are these guys?!!:

I mean, a monkey in a fedora? That ain't no Ghostbuster. And what's up with that flying bat thing? A poor substitute for our junk-food binging Slimer.

And what happened to Ecto-1? Instead, we get some sort of jalopy with the Scream mask on the front. How can you respond to ghost sightings without flashing blue strobes and a siren that sounds like a strangled cat?

Having the heart of a secret agent, I did a thorough investigation of this cartoon. Alright, I went to IMDB. Here's what I found:

Eddie, Jake and their pet gorilla Tracy track down and eliminate ghosts with the help of a few supernatural sidekicks. This is an animated remake of the live-action series, "The Ghost Busters" (1975), and is in no way related to the more well-known film "Ghostbusters"

So there you go. This head-scratching cartoon by Filmation is an animated version of a show that nobody watched. Now I got it.

Friday, January 9, 2009

Joe Friday: Life on M.A.R.S.

So Toy Ark is providing us with the first images of the tie-in figures from the New G.I. Joe movie.

It's the M.A.R.S. (Military Armored Research Syndicate) trooper set.

What possible evil do these red and blue masks cover? And who the deuce is that tough armored masked hombre in the middle? All will be revealed soon.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Legoland Sniper

Who better to strike terror in the hears of Legoland residents than the Custom Starwars Elite Camo Sniper Clone.

This little guy hides quietly in the plastic bushes stalking his miniature prey. Pirates. Policemen. Pilots. Spacemen. None can stop him. Well, no one but this guy:

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

It's Slime Time

Never has slimy gunk been so much fun! It's the Banshee Bomber!!

In my day, I've received a few of the Real Ghostbusters Cartoon figures. And, frankly, they were alright. However...add a little slime, and these figures became awesome.

I love how Ray is being vomitted on by some red demon of the netherworld. And that vomit is the most delicious color of purple. And who hasn't taken some kind of slime at some point in life and faked a massive sneeze?!

And in case you've lost your container of Ecto-Plazm, here's some dude showing you how to make your own slime:

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Toy Tuesday: El Senor He Man Ninja

Man, I love bizarre toys. And what better place to find them than in Argentina. Known for its sultry Tangos and rugged cowboys, Argentina has produced some of the best boot-leg toys ever. And, so, I present to you:

The Masters of the Universe Black Ninja:

I don't ever recall He-Man needed to use his Power Sword defending Castle Grayskull against invading Ninja Hordes, but to millions of Argentinian children, he sure as heck did.

His red galoshes allow him to sneak up on any prey. And check out the cold, lifeless eyes of this killing machine. No remorse. No mercy. He Man, you have been warned.