Toys and Cartoons We Want to See as Comics
We here at Outright Geekery, we’re big advocates of all things cool. We’re to coolest geekiest website on the planet, and we’ve teamed Up With coolest Facebook group The Collectors Corner. We came up With a way to mash up two very cool pieces of most of our childhood into one awesome spectacle, taking toys and cartoons from the 80s that did not get the comic treatment, and putting our own thoughts into what we think would be a great comic book involving these properties.
Bigfoot and the Muscle Machines
Originally aired as a special tv mini series, Bigfoot and other monster truck Superstars help a young lady locate and protect the fountain of youth (funny that it’s located in Florida) For a evil billionaire who wants to use it for evil purposes.
Just imaging reading a story that includes the entire Earth, but Bigfoot is upgraded to withstand multiple terrains. Think James Bond, only cooler. I see driving on Water, mountains, snow…all while trying to protect the fountain of youth located in their headquarters while trying to thwart terrorist organizations from trying to steal the fountain.
Originally aired on NBC and CBS as part of their Saturday morning lineup, the show was about a teenage band practicing in their storage unit, when a cartoon villain named Master Blaster kidnaps them and takes them to his cartoon dimension. They escape the prison, trying to either help others escape, or trying to find a way back home. One of the real cool things about this show was that it incorporated real videos by current acts as ways of distracting the bad guys, and then at the end of the show was a live action video of Kidd Video.
I would see this comic as a government conspiracy cover up involving a mashed up Rammstein/Skrillex type band. Somehow they are involved in a government cover up, and are on the run trying to clear their names. I could also see monthly Spotify playlists at the end of the comic with songs that relate to that months issue.
Originally aired on NBC, then on ABC and USA Network, the creator of the Snorks Freddy Monnickendam originally optioned the rights to the cartoon The Smurfs to Hanna-Barbera and when a legal dispute by Peyo happened, he tried to recreate compete with the success of The Smurfs by creating The Snorks. It ran for a total of 4 seasons. The Snorks were creatures that lived under water. That’s it. That’s what Snorks do.
I can see a updated BOOM Studios update just Like They did with Scooby Doo, only having issues with humans polluting their waters, and global climate change. Think along the lines of the under water aliens from James Cameron’s The Abyss.
Jayce and the Wheeled Warriors
Developed by the great J. Michael Straczynski, the show was presenting the Mattel toy line of the same name. It was originally aired in the United States on USA Network, the Sky Channel, Premiere, Channel 4 (UK). The show and toys premise was to combat Saw Boss (leader of the Monster Minds, plant like creatures that travel via vines, and they can also survive travel through space. Humans band together as the Lightning League and the leader is Jayce.
Normally I would see this as a Mad Max type setting, but I’ll go a different route. I can see this being told as a invading alien force, being thwarted by a Knight Rider type organization.
Originally released by Ideal Toy Company, this toy line boasted dinosaurs and different types of lizards that you were able to squish and tear apart, then reassemble. It’s has been said it is very hard to find these original versions of these action figures in good shape.
I can see this being g picked up by KABOOM Entertainment as a kid comic that follows a group of futuristic crime fighting dinosaurs with power morphing abilities. The action figures could then get accessories and playsets.
Produced by Hanna-Barbera, and with toys produced by Kenner Toys, this cartoon revolved around the emergence of an new radioactive element Phaeta Seven, and the evil General Lucas Plague to use it to rule the world. The Sky Commanders are formed to thwart his evil schemes.
I think Image Comics would do a great job of turning this into a Cliffhanger-esque type of story. With a actual fear of death by falling off a cliff or a wire between platforms on mountains, this could make a gripping drama.
Originally produced as a manga from Shonen Jump, this made it’s way to television via Toei Animation on Nippon Television. In North America, the toy line was released as M.U.S.C.L.E. The story is clumsy superhero Shiguru Kinniku finds out he is the prince of planet Kinniku, and must prove himself worthy of the throne.
This is begging for a comic book update. I can picture a book read out like Quantum and Woody. A rag tag team of mismatched heroes trying to keep the throne from falling Into the wrong hands, all while bolstering their own cred. This would sell lots of books.
Produced by Jay Ward and Bill Scott (of Rocky and Bullwinkle fame) and aired by ABC in the late 60s. He would go and save innocent victims of crime with his butler/sidekick Fred the Lion. Not much to this story.
The only way I would read a comic like this, is If they stacked up the fact he Is a rich playboy who solves crimes on the side. Wait…has this has been done before?
Produced by Hasbro Playskool, this wasn’t so much a toy as it was designed to help kids sleep better without the use of a night light. It was extremely successful as into not know any child from my youth that didn’t have one.
I would picture this comic as a reversal of agendas. Instead of putting a single person to sleep, Glo Worm is awoke by man kind, and is not happy. He tries to get humans to go to sleep, and is seen as a attack humanity. There is a great struggle that ends with mankind realizing what Glo Worm was trying to do, only finding out after they have killed him.
Well, there it is. 9 awesome 80s toys and cartoons that have not had a comic yet, and what we think it could turn out like. Just remember, most children’s stories were at One Point in time very beautiful, graphic folk tales designed to keep kids in line and faithful. What other properties do you think we missed and should’ve included in this list? Let us know in the comments!
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