Robotech 30th Anniversary SD Blind Box

robotech30The iconic 1980s cartoon Robotech celebrates 30-years in 2015 and Toynami in the upcoming weeks will drop a neat Robotech blind box set of vinyl figures.  The mini-figures vary from 2-3 inches and features: Destroid Tomahawk, Hikaru Ichijo, Regult, VF-1A 1 and VF-1A 2.  No word on any chase figures just yet.

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Transformers Generations: Jetfire

generationsjetfireI’m a big Transformers G1 Jetfire fan and this Hasbro release of Jetfire looks amazing.  I’m looking to pick this Transformer at Toys’R’Us.  Check out the review by Optibotimus:

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Super Deformed Big Head SDF-1

mastermadesdf1Macross (Robotech) fans will enjoy this cool SDF1 toy from Master Made.  The SDF1 Makuros gets the cute super big head treatment.  The Makuros is also transformable and has articulation.  It comes with a neat base stand and two Veritechs with stands.

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Tomas Overbai @ Big Wow! Comicfest 2014

Retrenders - Ichido - Tomas OverbaiJust what does it take to become a Comic Artist? Tomas Overbai explains everything to Ramen and Half‘s host, Eddie Ballar, what got him into comic art and eventually comic story telling with his upcoming Book One of ICHIDO – a post apocalyptic science fiction fantasy comic where a threatened Empire goes to war utilizing the traditions of kung-fu fighting and futuristic advanced robot warfare. The comic is like the battles of a Shogun Empire meets Robotech! Retrenders - Tomas Overbai - Comic Artist - Ichido

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Custom Munny Valkyrie VF-1J

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The Ong-brothers from the Philippines are well-known as Rotobox Vinyl Anatomica where they customize Munnies, like Gundam robots and superheroes.  Here’s their latest creation – the Valkyrie VF-1J MegaMunny.

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Custom G.I. Joe Skystrikers

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As a kid I could never get the G.I. Joe Skystriker and because of Robotech and Top Gun, I wanted this toy even more.  When Hasbro re-issued it 2011 for it’s 30th Anniversary, I was able to pick one up.  I think this is one of the coolest G.I. Joe toy vehicles ever.  And now fans have been building really amazing custom Skystrikers.

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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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