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Sat, 28 Feb 2009 01:47:07
Angry Beavers? Rugrats? Real Monsters? Catdog? SOLD!

    Children, our lives have been gongs striking; clamour and boasting; cries of despair; blows on the nape of the neck in gardens.

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Sat, 28 Feb 2009 13:30:41

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FUCK YO TRANSFORMERS AND YO HE-MAN.

If I'm right, DarthHomer has found the fucking megatonof awesome.

Direct Your Browsers to the Orange Splat.

While not as complete as it should be, the site allows you to watch various classic Nicktoons - upto their fourth season. I don't know why that is, but hey, it's better than nothing.

You'll need the DivX webplayer, or whatever plays DivX files on webpages for you. The selection is also quite nice, even if there's some bad stuff on there (CATDOG WAS NEVER GOOD). And with the right tools, you can rip the files from the webpage, save them as AVI's and watch them on the go...or on your PS3/DVD Player...

Ack. No Divx. Not really intetested in the old Nicktoons. Loved them at the time, but rewatching them does nothing for me.

So I watched the first 4 episodes of He-man. Whoa. Starts really badly. It's an 80s cartoon whose design comes straight out of the 70s. The sound effects are awful at times, a bad guy falling off a cliff sounds like someone playing a flute note from top to bottom.

It settles down a bit, but there is this comedy sidekick magician that is the cause of much of the woes. On the plus side the transformation sequence is great and there is some good comedy in here as well as great unintentional comedy - Defenders of the Earth style.

I'm growing to like it a lot more though.

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Sat, 28 Feb 2009 13:56:18

I bought this too:

3 Disc boxset first collection off amazon for £2.50!

Chip N Dale rescue rangers. Those are the two Chipmunks in the middle. The cast is topped off by a giant Aussie mouse with a heart of gold and an inventor girl who Dale and Chip lust after.

Sorry to say but this is miles better than Darkwing Duck. With Darkwing duck you have a high duff to great episode ratio. With this, so far apart from 1 bad one, they've all be good. Entertaining, funny, heartwarming and inventive. Whether it be fighting pirate ghost mice to dressing a dog up as a zombie, this is fun.

Most of its greatness comes from the re-interpretation of the human world that we live in, from the perspective of these diminutive characters. Their plane is a bottle cutout strapped to a balloon. Pencils become weapons.

And Gadget is adorable. I think I have a crush on her like I used to all those years ago.

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Sat, 28 Feb 2009 21:02:47

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I bought this too:

3 Disc boxset first collection off amazon for £2.50!

Chip N Dale rescue rangers. Those are the two Chipmunks in the middle. The cast is topped off by a giant Aussie mouse with a heart of gold and an inventor girl who Dale and Chip lust after.

Sorry to say but this is miles better than Darkwing Duck. With Darkwing duck you have a high duff to great episode ratio. With this, so far apart from 1 bad one, they've all be good. Entertaining, funny, heartwarming and inventive. Whether it be fighting pirate ghost mice to dressing a dog up as a zombie, this is fun.

Most of its greatness comes from the re-interpretation of the human world that we live in, from the perspective of these diminutive characters. Their plane is a bottle cutout strapped to a balloon. Pencils become weapons.

And Gadget is adorable. I think I have a crush on her like I used to all those years ago.

rescuerangersgadgetny2.jpg

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MUST. KILL. FURRY. URGES.

Does the show still hold up? I've seen a few DVD's for the show (ditto Ducktales), but never as an actual boxset. I'd buy it in a heartbeat, but not as individual DVDs.

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Sun, 01 Mar 2009 10:20:17

Yeah Chip and Dale really does hold up well, the first 15 minutes of the first episode had me grinning. It has a heartwarming quality, not as pronounced as Gummi Bears but still great.

Disney sell it in volumes one and two.

Each volume has 3 DVDs in a boxset.

http://www.amazon.com/Chip-Dale-Rescue-Rangers-1/dp/B000AXWGRM/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=dvd&qid=1235902626&sr=8-1

Although you would be better off getting it from UK amazon from a seller at a much cheaper price.

You can get the first volume cheaply, they like to get you hooked with a cheap first volume then ramp up the price of the subsequent volumes. I dont know if they ship to Austrailia but Play.com do it cheap too.

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Also Duck Tales, Gummi Bears, they sell them in 3 disc boxsets.

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Fri, 06 Mar 2009 18:40:21

He-man has improved, it's a 7/10 show. Really dated sound effects and character design but I've come to enjoy each episode and look forward to it. It's funny, really cheesy voice acting. Skeletor always getting foiled LOL He-man is really uncool, but thinks he's cool. Like a middle aged dad. He comes out with these cheesy lines when he pulls the moves on Skeletor. They are so bad they are funny. Some of the female designs are really sexual, suprisingly.


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Fri, 06 Mar 2009 18:51:12

So I'm coming to the epic conclusion of Transformers, 4 series nearing its end. Only Rebirth the final 3 episodes left that finally finished off the American generation one series. At the end of season 3 they did an epic two parter. This was better than the movie, it finally pulled together the threads and brought Prime back to life. His corpse was rescued in an experimental ship. Then an alien virus took over the galaxy. Sky Links:

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Captures a Quintesson (makers of the transformers) and gets him to revive Prime. Who then coats his body in an alloy to resist the virus. He has to pry the Matrix from Rodimus' infected body in an epic battle. It's a great metaphor, the old leader and new leader fighting for dominance.

Then Prime wins out, enters the matrix and the wisdom to defeat the virus no longer exists. So he wakes and opens the matrix to the Stan Bush Movie theme Grinning And saves the freaking galaxy! Even Galvatron shakes his hand at the end "There will be no war today Prime, you have earned my respect."

Oh yeah and the Quintesson upgrades Bumblebee to Goldbug, new design, gold colour.  Awesome! Now only three episodes left Sad

Look at this clip from that episode!

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Sat, 07 Mar 2009 21:51:58

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Yeah Chip and Dale really does hold up well, the first 15 minutes of the first episode had me grinning. It has a heartwarming quality, not as pronounced as Gummi Bears but still great.

Disney sell it in volumes one and two.

Each volume has 3 DVDs in a boxset.

http://www.amazon.com/Chip-Dale-Rescue-Rangers-1/dp/B000AXWGRM/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=dvd&qid=1235902626&sr=8-1

Although you would be better off getting it from UK amazon from a seller at a much cheaper price.

You can get the first volume cheaply, they like to get you hooked with a cheap first volume then ramp up the price of the subsequent volumes. I dont know if they ship to Austrailia but Play.com do it cheap too.

EDIT:

Also Duck Tales, Gummi Bears, they sell them in 3 disc boxsets.

 They sell them cheap here too. I can remember seeing them and DuckTales for about 8 bucks a pop. But that was on sale - I have no idea what the RRP is.

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Sun, 08 Mar 2009 11:28:32

They are really cheap. In stores they are £10 here and online £6.

I got Chip and dale for like £2.50 including postage from an amazon seller.

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Sun, 08 Mar 2009 11:30:13

Neat. 

Anyway, watched my first episode of Rescue Rangers in fucking ages - the first part of "To The Rescue". For those who aren't familiar, it's a five part episode that should've really been the first episode, since it introduces two of the more popular recurring villains AND THE ENTIRE TEAM.

Pretty good stuff. 

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Sun, 08 Mar 2009 11:42:09

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Neat.

Anyway, watched my first episode of Rescue Rangers in fucking ages - the first part of "To The Rescue". For those who aren't familiar, it's a five part episode that should've really been the first episode, since it introduces two of the more popular recurring villains AND THE ENTIRE TEAM.

Pretty good stuff.

I haven't seen this one yet. I'm on disc 2 of the first volume. If I import the next 3 discs in volume 2 from american that's £18.

I found the episode you are talking about here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qoYEjKJrnHM Happy

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Sun, 08 Mar 2009 19:54:51
Yeah, someone on YouTube uploaded the whole thing, so that's how I'm watching it.

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Sun, 15 Mar 2009 15:49:01

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Gargoyles

I forgot to mention this gem. Disney have only released season 1 which is 13 episodes and half of season 2. It seems to have no intention whatsoever of releasing the second half of season 2 or season 3 at all. Sad

It's a shame because this cartoon is really good. I watched maybe two episodes way back when in the early nineties, but didn't remember it at all. So I watched the first episode on youtube:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZJ0E3dEoP9E

And I was really impressed and ordered the first season. The story is about gargoyles that are stone by day, monsters by night, but good guys..... with exception.

Back in medievil times they are frozen in stone and a few hundred years later revived in modern New York. This show, when the writing is good, say in the first few episodes and the first few of season 2, it is really great. Likeable characters, hate-able characters and grey characters too.

It introduces a few silly cartoon elements, robot gargoyles for instance and its always at its best in the flashback episodes set in the past.

This is a good show and the dvds are going to get fairly rare seeing how Disney aren't releasing more.

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Wed, 25 Mar 2009 19:35:53

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I've been watching the Japan only 80s Transformers series. They have to yell "Transform" whenever they do that. So when a team of four appear, seperately they all go through the motions, in a japanese accent. Only there are humans that transform into robot suits, into large robots. So there are found main bots and each one goes:

"Suit on!"

"Preeeeetendaaaaaaaaaaaaaar!"

"Trrransform!"

In Japanese accents x 4.

Then there are headmaster juniors, who turn into the heads of massive transformers bots. And they go:

"Masterrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrforce!"

"Head on!"

x 3.

And then there are Godmasters:

"Suit on!"

"Tresansssssform!"

"God on!"

x 3.

Every episode I feel like dying.


In all seriousness though, it's not  transformers as we know it Jim, but it is quite fun.

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Thu, 26 Mar 2009 01:51:27
Sounds hilarious, John.

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Thu, 26 Mar 2009 12:27:27

Why are you calling me John?

Anyhow, oh noes. There are basically three japanese 80s Transformers series. The first is Headmasters which follows on directly from the US series 4. Only it introduces 8 new bots, 4 evil, 4 good, called Headmasters.

The headmasters are little robots that become the heads, which attach to the larger bot body. (no jokes please).

So now firstly there is some awesome stuff in Headmasters. Firstly, after the amercians ressurected Prime, the japanese then kill him AGAIN in the 3rd episode. Blaster and Soundwave kill each other in a really visceral awesome scene. They later come back as new versions of themselves. Also the japs did what the americans couldn't do in a year by giving Rodimus a hero episode to make him into something like the hero he should be.

But now, Cybertron is.... *GASP* destroyed. And Rodimus, Kup and Blur leave to search for a new home planet. Of course this is a convenient excuse to make Fortress (A Head master) the  new leader, oh and Galvatron was destroyed it seems and Zarak an evil headmaster is the new leader on the opposing side.

Only they left Wheelie, Daniel and Arcee, the lamest set of post movie Transformers intact and got rid of the good ones. It seems like the 80s US transformers I know and love has been completely jetissoned now.

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Fri, 27 Mar 2009 03:04:18
Because you called me Jim, John.

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Fri, 27 Mar 2009 03:28:36
And I thought Transformers talk was shitty enough. 
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Sat, 28 Mar 2009 12:50:49
Screw you. You're the Transformers equivalent of Wheelie, everyone just wants him to shut up.

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Thu, 09 Jul 2009 19:33:39

Spinning off from the box office mega hit- Ghostbusters, the animated series The Real Ghostbusters debuted in 1986 to tremendous ratings, critical acclaim, and an audience that ranged from kids to adults. Take a ride in Ecto-1 and get ready to bust some ghosts.

In the US you can get the timelife complete series boxset which is like 24 discs. We dont get that here. Prior to this they had only released random two parters on individual dvds. 

Now this has started the first volume of what I hope will be the full series. 

I got this today, a 2 disc set which is supposedly the entire first series. 

This is a customer review from amazon:

"This new DVD set from Sony is exellent. Though it's a bit confusing when it uses the term 'complete first season', allow me to explain. In 1986, the Real Ghostbusters cartoon's first season had 78 episodes in it's first season in total, though 13 of those episodes would air on Saturday mornings on the American TV network; ABC, while the other 65 were aired in syndication across the America, to be shown on various networks during the week Monday-Friday. This set from Sony only has the 13 episodes that aired on ABC on these two disks, but that's what I thought it would be from the start. So I'm guessing if Sony continues these releases, we might end up with 8 seasons, instead of 7, or they might merge two seasons together. Overall this set is great, there's no extras, but it has quite a few other language versions, as well as English. Funnily enough though one of the episodes is missing it's Spanish language track, but it has Spanish subtitles, it clearily says that on the Menu on Disk 2. Overall for the price, this is a great starter to any Real Ghostbusters DVD collection and here's hoping Sony will continue to release these shows on DVD and perhaps they could import some of the extras from the Time Life sets in later releases."


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