Yeah, it more and more blows me away that FP did not make their headmaster G1 compatible.
I think you could fit both barrel attachments on, but I didn't try it. Weirdo.
It's true how often grown-up things often pop up in "children's entertainment" that is there often for those parents to get a chuckle out of having to watch said production with their kids. Growing up in the 80's and 90's, I recall how often Casablanca would end up being spoofed in many circles if only because certain writers simply liked that movie too much. There was a Warner Bros. cartoon made almost 20 years ago that did that called "Carrotblanca" with Bugs Bunny playing Bogart's role. The same could also be said for Orson Welles, Elvis Presley, the Beatles and other 20th Century relics that were often lived on through parodies and homages we've seen as well. I suppose there's always the role parents could bring to a movie by being the ones who have to answer the child's question concerning who these groups were if or when it comes up, since I'm sure I probably asked my folks the same questions too.
I've actually heard of this "Foodfight!" for quite a long time as it was being chronicled on a blog I frequent called "Cartoon Brew" going back to 2004. Here are those historic postings all tagged on one page for reference. It's quite a fascinating and terrible ride, especially to notice one piece of merchandise ended up on the shelves back around Xmas of '09 involving one of those kiddie storybooks with the sound effects buttons!
I'm really impressed by how well the 3rd party and G1 heads look on each other's bodies.
The weapon accessories are also neat - can you put the bayonet and both barrel attachments on the same rifle simultaneously?
That statue looks sexy!
Dan, would you happen to have a review of the DX Super build tiger?
Sorry if I'm off topic here.
How does Hardbone look in comparison to Defender?
Glad I didn't have to watch this film at all (now I see YouTube is having it up for $3.99 if you're that desperate http://www.youtube.com/movie/foodfight ).
Hearing about watching classic commercials instead I've already done for quite a long time on YouTube, I put together 8 playlists loaded with 'em! But one in particular I like to point to if only to correct a bit Jeremy said is that Fred and Barney were plugging Fruity/Cocoa Pebbles in the 70's. I have proof of those ads myself.
The law that Ronnie lifted that banned the sort of use of having cartoons based on toys or other brand name products was enacted sometime around the late 60's/early 70's. Prior to that, there was two cartoons that drew the line in that regard. One was "Linus the Lionhearted" featuring characters from Post cereals of the day (including Sugar Bear, The main character Linus himself promoted "Crispy Critters", you might recall a version in the 80's using some weird puppet character), the show lasted a good five years on Saturday morning from 1964 to '69, featuring the voices of comedians like Sheldon Leonard, Carl Reiner, Ruth Buzzi, the late Jonathan Winters and others....
For years a balloon in the Macy's Thanksgiving Parade was made in Linus' honor despite the show becoming forgotten after the 60's!
Another one in 1969 was "Hot Wheels", based on the familiar Mattel property.
Both cartoons were victims of such groups like Peggy Charren's "Action for Children's Television", simply sighting them as half-hour commercials despite the shows actually being pretty decently written and didn't come off like product placement at all.
Of course in the 80's, things conspired to bring it all back in a sensible manner, namely that these shows aren't allowed to have advertising related to it running at the same time. This of course open the flood games to many toy and greeting card companies to start developing such potential properties that could be cross-marketed such as a TV special or series. Getting a show like He-Man in syndication also helped as the standards weren't as strict as they were on network TV at the time and these shows could be placed anywhere in the morning or afternoon hours depending on the interests of the station. In the end, the half-hour commercials came back, though we had already got use to it all like a hot tub.
There, I derailed this topic far more than it needs to be!
Shoulda just made the front page pic of his ass - we all woulda known who it was! If Mega Man knows dat ass well enough, then I think we can all manage.
Anyway: This is the only guy I ever got out of this series, and only because a friend didn't want him. I had NO idea his arm came off!
MAN I wanted these figures so bad, back in the day. I dunno why I never ran across them - just chalk it up to what I saw when I could see it. We never really took toy runs back in the day; it was just what I saw when my mom and I were out shopping.
Instead of these, I had to made my own Mega Man guys by putting pen grips on the arms of G.I. Joes (my little actors...they played a lot of parts back in the day).
Nowadays these are pretty ugly, but the Robot Masters keep some of the charm, since they seem more accurate. At the very least, these beefed up versions of Mega Man and Proto Man were always hilarious.
Based on Hardbone and Grind Rod, I've decided that ToyWorld is completely run by perverts.
The Headmaster + Roller Dash combination is really tempting. I have no problem with more 3rd party Headmasters.
"Hardbone can even pull off a Dougram-style shoulder gun-aiming pose."
This is a easy must have for me! Only thing better is if somebody would make all the E.D.F. transformable powered suits from this OVA series!
Thanks! Glad to be here, and thanks for reading. Yeah, the Rokkon/Stonedar set looks great, though I'm a bit apprehensive about the price...it could be in the $60-$70 range...
Yeh I agree with that. By itself its just really boring. simple transformation that takes seconds and the motorised features are a joke. I only got it because it was 2000yen. It becomes fun when you put together the Samurai Haoh (no matter what one may think of the final combination, I still think its fun to put together) but that requires owning like every otther toy from this DX line. I was already wanting to complete Daikai Shinkenou anyway so I didnt mind forking out a little more to get the big clusterfuck. But on its own Mogyudaioh is really boring.
Not enough Hardbone jokes.
Ooooh... Finally some love for this obscured by history classic. This looks great.
Yeah! Masami Obari actually talked about it on twitter a while back. He said the reason Orgun seemed to similar to Tekkaman Blade, which started airing a few months later, was because they were both based on the original Tekkaman. The fact that Obari later did work for Tekkaman Blade led to some confusion as to how it relates back to Detonator Orgun.
The chrome on these are gorgeous!
This is sexy. I had no idea Orgun was an updated version of Tekkaman!
I see a Tote!
Well, I hope you win. But to clarify, the toy itself actually belongs to Sanjeev. Everything I'm selling now is his (except the Shogun Solar Saucer), although I DO like it and was tempted to keep it for myself. But since it's not perfect and not exactly what I normally buy, I decided to pass. But I kept his 1:48 scale Dougram instead. :)
Great to see you posting on CDX, PG! I'm a longtime fan and reader. I was particularly geeked to see the news of the new Stonedar and Rokkon figures. I covered Stonedarr awhile back for CDX. We'll have to do some cross-coverage when they come out.
Hah! I'm watching that auction (though I'm sure it will get too rich for my blood). I didn't take you for a Diaclone kinda guy. A couple of those variant modes are shown on the Diaclone box.
I don't want to think about Mega Man taking special prescription energy pellets to increase the power and duration of his mega buster :(
Please consult your doctor for a Super Arm lasting more than four hours.
"Guts Man's removable forearm can also be attached to other toys in the line so they can use his Super Arm ability. "
JESUS CHRIST, PROTO MAN
SEE A DOCTOR