The Loyal Subjects Action Vinyls

tlsaction02This year The Loyal Subjects will have their Action Vinyls line-up in many Walmart stores.  These collector blind box 3″ action figures will feature Dragon Ball Z, Masters of the Universe and Mighty Morphin Power Rangers “The Movie” characters.  The TLS Action Vinyls will also have exclusive Walmart chase figures.

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Mattel Toys: A Look Inside the Toy Company

mattelBarbie, He-Man, Uno, Hot Wheels, just to name a few toy product lines from toy company Mattel.  CBS Sunday Morning takes a look inside the fun factory.  Make toys for a living.  How cool is that?

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Thrud The Barbarian by Carl Critchlow

thrud the barbarianIs it He-Man?  Conan the Barbarian!  No, it’s not – it’s our wandering beer-guzzling warrior Thrud The Barbarian!  Comic artist Carl Critchlow first unleashed his character Thrud as a college project, where it first appeared in a fanzine in the 1980s and then spawned a six-year comic strip run on Games Workshop’s “White Dwarf” magazine.

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Custom LEGO Masters of the Universe

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If you can’t afford to buy all of Mattel’s He-Man Master of the Universe’s toys and figures, why not just build your own from LEGOs?  And that’s what custom LEGO builder Alex Jones (Orion Pax) has done.

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Custom built LEGO Castle Grayskull

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Wowza.  This is pretty neat.  From the He-Man Master of the Universe world, here’s a custom built LEGO Grayskull Castle by David Frank (AKA Fraslund).

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Batman Expressionism Art

Expressionist-style art with a modern superhero twist.  Inspired by Edvard Munch’s famous painting – The Scream:

Joker Scream by ben6835 on Flickr

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Viral Video Friday: He-Man & 4 Non-Blondes

This mashup remix music video came out awhile back, like 4 years ago.  It still cracks me up – He-Man and 4 Non-Blondes “What’s Up?”

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Making A List: Top 40 Cartoon Songs

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I have to say some of the coolest pop songs in 1980s and early 1990s were from cartoon TV shows.  Every once in awhile, I can be humming along these cartoon theme songs.  Thanks to YouTube now, everybody gets a chance to relive the experience and do some karaoke cartoon show tunes.  So, here’s my Top 40 list of the best cartoon theme songs from 1980s thru the early 1990s.

1.  Saber Rider & The Star Sheriffs – There’s no better chessy glamrock song than Saber Rider & The Star Sheriffs.

2. Jem & The Holograms was truly outrageous.

3. Adventures of the Galaxy Rangers – “no guts, no glory!”  The theme song makes me want to do some electric air guitar.

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