Friday, February 23, 2024

Rangers of the New Republic

     I've decided to rebrand my "Star Wars Afternoon" as Star Wars Adventures, in reference to Disney Adventures Magazine, a magazine that heavily featured comics from the Disney Afternoon shows as well as played a huge part in shaping who I am as a human being.

     Now I'm sure that something with the very generic title of Star Wars Adventures already exists, but... so what? This is my own little unofficial corner of fan-fiction that will never be distributed in any official form, and... I can do what I want!

     And the first thing I want to do is make retro-styled trading cards for each of my characters, starting with these guys inspired by the gang from Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers!







Wednesday, February 14, 2024

Happy VILLAINtines Day!


     I, for one, think this freaky lookin' dude is pretty cool. It had to have been a real trick to create a new villain for the movie that set up DARTH VADER, but they managed to pull it off. Rather than match Vader's cold intensity, Grievous counters it with a very "mustache-twirly" type flair, almost as if he's about to tie Shaak Ti (or whoever) to a railroad track somewhere. And from a visual standpoint, this guy gets the Fabuloso stamp, as well! The way he fights Jedi with the weapons of the Jedi he's killed is such a delightfully creepy touch, and his cyborg frame ever so subtly sets up what happens to Anakin? ...Yeah. I'm a fan of the general. 

Four thumbs up.

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Did you get my joke? Because... because he has... Yeah. You get it.

Tuesday, February 6, 2024

Welcome to Muppetville

Okay, so here's my pitch:

     Fashion diva and super mogul Miss Piggy's entire empire has come crashing down. Left without a cent to her name, she has no choice but to move back to her small podunk hometown of Muppetville. There she struggles to find her place among the town's zany residents, as well as make amends with her ex-boyfriend Kermit the Frog after he graciously hires her as a waitress at the town diner. It's a show about big dreams, second chances, new starts, and on occasion... a crazy who carries a TNT plunger.



Tuesday, January 9, 2024

...Millions of People Happy

We're overdue for another animated Muppet series.

I have some ideas.

Monday, January 1, 2024

Topping Off 2023

     Happy New Year, kids! The House that Walt Built officially turned 100 in 2023, and to celebrate (probably the only celebration that really counted) I rolled out a new blog header each month devoted to  some of the lesser known brand properties that probably wouldn't be getting the biggest piece of the birthday cake. 

Congratulations on one heck of a centennial, Disney! Here's to the next one-hundred!




Monday, December 25, 2023

Grogu's Favorite Things

     For my Instagram account this year, I put together this little Countdown to Christmas with Grogu reaching for things. There's not really anything "Christmasey" about it at all, but it was a lot of fun to do. I suppose you can say it's Grogu opening an advent calendar filled with the most random stuff imaginable.

Yeah... Let's go with that.

Merry Christmas!

A candy cane | Fried okra | A VHS copy of Fievel Goes West

An old Nokia cell phone | A rubber chicken | An extended car warranty

An autographed headshot of Tom Bergeron | Camelot (only a model) | Chattermax

A dirty old boot | That grain of sand from The NeverEnding Story | B.B. King's Lucille

A pair of Air Force Ones | Harry Potter's birthday cake | A roll of duct tape

Green eggs & ham | A jazz cup | Sheet music for "The Final Countdown"

Patrick Begorra | Aldebaran whiskey | That carrot toy from Disney's Bolt

The Maltese Falcon | A black & white cookie | That Miss Piggy doll that McDonald's sold in the '80s


Thursday, December 14, 2023

Far, Far Away...

 Some random characters from that galaxy we all love so much.







Monday, December 4, 2023

Rebooting Ruxpin Action Figures

     It's now been more than ten years since I suggested a reboot of Teddy Ruxpin and started on this little on-again/off-again fan art indulgence of mine. In my first post, I mentioned how I never owned the famous Teddy Ruxpin doll on which the whole franchise was based, but I did own the action figures... and played with them a lot! I, therefore, thought it'd be fun to conceptualize what the new action figures would look like if my reboot were actually a thing. 

     While I loved playing with the figures, they were severely lacking in terms of accessories, and since this whole thing is about creating the Teddy Ruxpin that I, personally, would want to see, I figured the toys should follow suit. 

In other words... a Grundo-load of accessories!








     This is just the first wave... which would be sold separately, of course, from Teddy and his friends' airship, The Patchwork.

Tuesday, November 21, 2023

Sam and Badtz

I'm usually one of these two penguins.