5 Fearless Cartoon Females of the 80s

To help celebrate International Women’s Day (March 8) and Women’s History Month (March), I along with some of WordPress’s best bloggers are teaming up to shine a spotlight on some of our favorite fearless females from movies, comics, television, and beyond.

For my contribution to this celebration I chose the subject of 80s cartoons (Shocker!!). Before I begin let me say that there are dozens of fearless, headstrong, and strong female characters in the world of 80s cartoons. Last year for Fiction’s Fearless Females celebration I did a video for Scarlett, G.I. Joe’s counter intelligence operative and first female character. Scarlett is a very popular character in the world of 80s cartoons, so this time i wanted to talk about some great characters that are lost to time (kinda). Continue reading “5 Fearless Cartoon Females of the 80s”

Weird, Rare, & Awesome Masters of the Universe Products (Part 2)

In this episode i take another look at weird, rare, and awesome products from the world of 80s cartoons and toys. This time i travel back to the world of He-Man and look at some Masters of the Universe products.

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Toonsday – Tunesday

This week’s theme is animated music videos.

They range in styles and mediums, just like the music itself. The importance of music videos in the 1980s is often taken for granted. With freedom to create “shorts” in many different styles, music videos helped the flow of art and creativity for many people making the videos and watching them. Anyway, on to the videos….

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Cartoons vs Live Action – A Kindly Rant

In this bare bones, kindly RANT, i discuss my thoughts on turning cartoons into live action. As usual with most sentiMENTAL episodes, i’m all over the place in my thoughts. I hope you enjoy.

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Weird, Rare, & Awesome G.I. Joe Products – part 1

Even a Real American Hero needs to pay the bills…
Not even a highly popular and rad toyline like G.I. Joe could escape the merchandising machine. Here are 10 examples of weird, rare, and awesome products from G.I. Joe.

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NEW G.I. Joe Pins!! Zanini Box Unboxing

In this episode I open up a package from http://zaninibox.com and find some awesome G.I. Joe pins and a plethora of other amazing pop culture and 80s nostalgic enamel pins. Everything from Stranger Things to Thundercats!

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G.I. Joe Super Summer Special Episode

In this very special summer edition of IT CAME FROM… My Side of the Laundry Room, I devote the entire show to G.I. Joe. We look at two different styles of action figures and a collection of cards. Yo Joe

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The Animals of G.I. Joe

This episode is an unofficial follow-up to the Animals of Cobra episode that I did for Cobra Convergence 4. This time we explore the animals that came with the American Heroes, G.I. Joe.

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The Animals of COBRA – Cobra Convergence Special Episode

It’s that time of year again, the time that Cobra takes over the internet! It’s Cobra Convergence IV, folks.

For my contribution this year, I am talking about the Animals of Cobra. Never ones to settle for the norm, the forces of Cobra had animals within their ranks such as Alligators, Manta Rays, and Giant Scorpions. These animals are a far departure than the cute and cuddly critters the Joe soldiers called friends.

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