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Figure Friday Zen Godzilla

I thought I would do something different today and see if I like to do it. I was cleaning up my nerd closet as I plan on selling a bunch of figures and other loot I’ve acquired over the years. While I plan on getting rid of a lot of stuff but I will be keeping my favorite things. I will be taking pictures of figures and making fun mashes from time to time. Unless it’s a huge hit I doubt they’ll be very frequent but who knows.

Nothing quite special today but I took a picture of Shampoo of Ranma 1/2 with Jango Fett as her enforcer for anyone who was thinking of doing any funny business. It was just something I did for a silly picture I was going to send but thought I’d share it here as well. We also have Zen Godzilla raking the sand to better balance out his karma and to let his chakras open up, on the background you can see Gamera trying to listen to the ocean using a shell he stole from the Zen garden.
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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2k3 4Kids

The 2003 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles show by 4Kids came out in my teens and by that time I had long grown out of cartoons, I remember knowing about the show because I was a “gamer” and I was looking forward to the new Konami game and thought the new turtles looked cool. I was also growing out of gaming pretty much at that point in life so I never played the game. Around the summer 2004 I got back into cartoons thanks to Teen Titans and re-watching Batman: TAS re-sparking my interest in cartoons. That’s when I started watching TMNT 2k3 in Miguzi, Cartoon Network’s old block. I watched it for a little bit before Cartoon Network took it off. I later started watching the show on Fox Box or 4Kids TV or whatever it was called and I watched the season that was airing at the time and I loved it. Like the original show, It wasn’t until later that I got to watch the whole show. So here is my review and random thoughts on each season.

Season 1, there are a lot of things happening in the first episode, definitely not a good ‘pilot’ for new viewers but its not bad. Second episode was definitely an improvement. So umm how old is April supposed to be in the show? I’m guessing around 24 since I’m assuming to have that Science assistant job she’s already out of college. Also her work outfit is just her regular attire with a lab coat? Just looks odd to see a lab coat over a crop-top shirt. Aprils first meeting with the turtles was handled much better in the original show and it felt more natural than it did here. Weird seeing something that was actually done better in the original show. Now the third episode does feel like a pilot episode and establishes the status quo, don’t get me wrong the first three episodes are cool for fans but its not a good way to set up the series for new viewers unless it was aired back to back like short movie. I mean it takes three episodes to explain what was done in one episode in the original show. Continue reading Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2k3 4Kids

Looking back on.. Power Rangers Zeo

Last week we finished the last season of Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers which is a direct lead to Power Rangers Zeo. As you know Saban decided to change the format of Power Rangers with the fourth season and decided to follow the yearly sentai theme more closely and not only changing villains and mecha but also the suits. So let’s take a look at everything that the last season built up and if it delivered.

Before Zeo even began they aired some shorts leading up to the premier which is called “the Zeo Serial” which all the short together make another “episode” and it’s cool; This never aired where I lived but it would’ve gotten me super excited in fact as a kid I probably thought Power Rangers was cancelled as it got taken off the air after Season 3. I did find out about the other seasons not long after and even got to see a little of Zeo and Power Rangers Turbo but for the most part the franchise was dead in my area. Dragon Ball and Video Games kept me from being too sad about it though and I moved on. The Zeo serial works fine I don’t know why the fandom mentions that it’s non-canon because of A Zeo beginning, it can still fit, I mean what’s Power Rangers without a few retcons?
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Life-like relationships in cartoons

Valentines Day is today, and while some may be out there celebrating in crowded restaurants and movie theaters; The majority of us are waiting for some new content online to keep our minds occupied as we try to stop sobbing all over the keyboard. What better way to do this than seeing some realistic depictions of a relationship on animated shows.

Most cartoons include very basic relationships where the boy and girl are just meant to be and this is a trope that is done in almost all shows. We also have shows that try to make it into a central part of the show but while it may create drama for the show it doesn’t accurately depict a real life relationship. I’ve only encountered two such shows that reflect wanting to be in a relationship and the complications that arise.
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