With the Transformers becoming a hit film series and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles coming out soon I started thinking about the cartoons I grew up with and which ones should be transferred to the big screen.
Visionaries: Knights of the Magical Knight.
Who remembers this? The cartoon was about a gang of good knights called the Spectral Knights who were always battling the evil Darkling Lords. They had holographic chest pieces which contained the spirit of animals and would give the knights special powers!
Defenders of the Earth
>Clears Throat< “Lord of the jungle, the hero who stalks! The beasts call him brother, the ghost who walks!
Phantom!”. With a theme tune that contains classic lyrics like this how can it fail! With the recent success of Guardian’s of the Galaxy and the Avengers maybe the tales of Flash Gordon, Phantom, Mandrake and Lothar could prove to be a hit?
Jayce and the wheeled warriors
The battles of Jayce verses the evil plant-like robots called the monster minds was a classic kids program when I grew up. With todays CGI a film version who wouldn’t bet against the movie being epic!
Dungeons and Dragons
Now I am a geek if you haven’t established that so far in this blog! I loved this cartoon as a kid and have often thought that this could easily be a hit film or tv series. The tale of six friends who ride the dungeons and dragons ride only to be transported to a mystical realm which contains a evil vampire type baddie, A three headed dragon and a little dwarf like dungeon master. Classic film material if I do say so myself!
How Thundercats has not been made into a film as yet still baffles me! Its a tale of Lion-o and the Thundercats who as the song tells us are loose and ready for war against the evil Mumm ra. It has cat people, a evil Egyptian mummy and a cool sword. Oh give me sight beyond sight!
I love buying my children toys! At heart I am a big kid really and I love to buy them the latest gadgets or gifts advertised on TV. Christmas & Birthdays bring memories too of my childhood and the toys and games I grew up with. With this in mind I have decided to start writing some blogs about what childhood toys I use to play with. I hope they stir up happy memories with you as they do with me!
I was bought this for Christmas in the 80s and it was a classic. You play one of four characters who are lost in a ghost castle. Each spin meant you were closer to the exit or close to death! The premise was the same as Mousetrap where traps are set on the board around a very cool glow in the dark mini skull. In fact I feel so nostalgic about this game I am currently watching one on Ebay. Expect more info if I win!
Poor Mr Pop has been born without a face and its your job to give him eyes, nose, mouth and improve his lifestyle. Beware however as Mr Pop may wake up from his general anesthetic resulting in him jumping up and knocking off all his newly acquired face implants!
What fun can you have with a metal ball, Some magnets and a timer. Quite a lot in the 80s thanks to Screwball Scramble. I remember having hours of fun with this but I admit I never used the timer 😉
While I was looking for pictures of Screwball Scramble I came across this other gem from my childhood which I had totally forgotten about! Basically the same concept as Screwball but required batteries and was also vertical rather than horizontal. Another one added to my ebay list (Don’t tell the wife)
Tomy Super Cup Football.
Before we had Fifa and Pro Evo and before we even has Sensible Soccer there was Tomy’s Super Cup Football. Basically the players could only go up and down in a certain line and it vibrated like mad but I loved it so much that I brought it in for toy day at school and it impressed all my mates!