Discussion in 'Community' started by DarthMane2, Jun 13, 2013.
For a time, I couldn't get enough of these.
Good lord this takes me back. The show spawned this which I also remember
I remember the episode of Married with Children he appeared on, and Peggy was getting all spastic.
"Look Al, it's Ed "Kooky" Byrnes!"
I think I had that. It was about He Man sized, right? And the single, useless large claw rotated?
Also, lol at suggestion kids stuff from the 90s is retro.
It's retro to those who grew up and came of age in the 90s, so don't laugh. There are some people who would LOL at some of the stuff you grew up with, so it's best to keep an open mind about these things.
There's just some about the original Transformers cartoon intro (especially the season 3 &4 versions) that seem to make me mentally regress back to a hyperactive 10-year-old when I watch them.
Remember the joy of getting a bunch of Transformers for a birthday, only to discover one was Bumblebee?
I remember getting Cosmos (the little green flying saucer Autobot) from my grandparents one Christmas. Considering how frugal they were (I remember getting some pretty neat-looking Micronauts knock-offs from them one year), I'd say it was pretty good.
Remember the joy of getting Bumblebee only to discover it was Cliff Jumper?
Repaints/redecos isn't something new in the toy industry (molds is expensive!), so companies will reuse them when they can, like how Kenner basically took the Super Powers Penguin and painted it black for their Batman Returns movie toyline.
Kenner's Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves was pretty much this principle writ large, with the Sherwood Forest playset being a redeco of the Ewok Village from the Star Wars Return of the Jedi toyline. The figures didn't escape this practice either: One of the Robin Hoods made for the line was basically a repainted Super Powers Green Arrow with a Kevin Costner head added (the belt buckle will give away its true origins), and Friar Tuck was a Star Wars Gamorrean Guard covered with a soft-goods robe.
This article is a good source of info on this practice, with a special focus on SW.
Must have been an 80's thing to use old guys to sell the toys. I noticed this in the He-Man commercials as well. I do like some of the He-Man commercials that shows the dads playing with the kids.
Anything with the Nature Boy is automatically awesome.
Before STAR WARS, Eagles were one of the coolest spaceships around.
And Hawks were the other coolest spaceships around.
Obviously Debo's attic thread reminded us just how amazingly amazing Corgi toys were back in the day (except the Superman van. Seriously. What the..?)
I had a weird starship from Corgi, with three engine nacelles and a giant green plastic cockpit. Anyone have that, know what it is?
And this may have been an Australian thing, but does anyone remember the small chocolates with He-Man temporary tattoos?
that's not just any old guy. that's webster's dad.
2 strangely comforting songs
(Ron Burgundy voice) This song is about daytime lovemaking.
Another thing that watching makes me regress mentally back to a hyperactive ten-year-old:
If it's this...
...it's the Liberator from "Blake's 7". Please note that the model is facing away from the camera; the green sphere is the power unit/engine, not the cockpit. The nacelles are the neutron blasters.
I totally played with it the other way.
Who builds a giant lozenge engine anyway?
To quote Zen, "That information is not available."