Zim Animation Teases 3D Intros To He-Man And More!

You might remember Zim Animation from the post I shared on Halloween two years ago. It was a 3D computer rendered version of the intro to the classic Real Ghostbusters cartoon. But that wasn’t the only bit of awesome retro inspired 3D work that Zim Animation has produced.

Why back in 2014 he in fact delivered the 3D intro to the 19802 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles!

It appears that Zim Animation though is more than willing to keep bringing us 3D versions of popular animated series. To prove this the Vancouver, Canada based animation team have put together this short teaser. With the idea in mind that they will eventually include short clips – mashed together with various classic characters. Like the Thundercats, Masters of the Universe, and Batman.
Zim Animation

One can hope that in addition we might see some of the Transformers included as well! Furthermore is it too far a stretch to believe that G.I. Joe might make up the roster of retro cartoons to make the cut?

Without further ado here is Zim Animation’s 3D Remake Mashup!

With what we could see in that teaser – I assume this new project will look like someone is flipping channels. If you want to help support Zim Animation in this new project, you can totally visit their Patreon Page. Moreover make sure to check out the awesome rewards for pledging your support to this endeavor. Reward such as first looks at the work in progress and communication with the animators as well!

First New He-Man And The Masters Of The Universe Cartoon In 31 Years?!

The last Filmation episode of the classic He-Man and the Masters of the Universe was entitled The Cold Zone and aired back on November 21, 1985. It’s been almost 31 years since we’ve last had a look at He-Man and the Masters of the Universe in that retro animated style but thanks to those mad geniuses over at Super7 we are about to get our chance to see a new bit of animation with…

[Via] Super7’s Store Channel
Of course if you watched that video you will noticed that the “bad” news is you can only see this at the San Diego Comic-Con next week…until it’s released on August 1st on iTunes and Google Play for those us that can’t make the trek to see it.

That isn’t the only thing Masters of the Universe related from Super7 at the Comic-Con this year, not by a long shot. First of all you will need this nifty Power Token to gain entry into Skeletor’s Lair…

All images courtesy of Super7.

All images courtesy of Super7.

…where you can grab Super7’s Masters of the Universe M.U.S.C.L.E. Multi-Color Trash Can Assortment…
Masters of the Universe - MUSCLE - Super7
…or the exclusive San Diego Comic-Con 24 figure pack!
MUSCLE - Masters of the Universe - Super7
There isn’t a whole lot of information from the Super7 camp on the Masters of the Universe cartoon just yet…or even if it’s a cartoon or just a bit of short animation. At least we do know that Beast Man, Mer-Man, and of course Skeletor will be in it and there are rumors from Super7 that the dastardly villain is going to try and take over Comic-Con!

“Ok…Who Brought The Bashasaurus?”

Now that famous Ghostbusters line went a little differently in the film but it seemed appropriate in this situation.

[Via] Ghostbusters.Net

While on the Diary of An Arcade Employee Facebook Page today I shared one of the very rare incidents that gets us angry, the truth of the matter is the community we have been lucky enough to become friends with while being amazing for embracing the arcade itself, are also quick to bring their personal retro items they no longer need so that Shea might have the opportunity to put them on display for everyone to enjoy.

Now in this particular case, the other night when local artist and friend to the arcade, Terry Thielen, dropped by with his Family he didn’t bring something to be displayed but a gift to my co-worker Andy Pickle with this 100% unopened Masters of the Universe Bashasaurus vehicle!

Masters of the Universe - Bashasaurus 1

Just last year the Retroist himself shared this vintage TV commercial showing us how useful He-Man’s dinosaur inspired vehicle could be…you know…smashing stuff!

[Via] Sean Mc

The Bashasaurus gift was well received and while the box might have had a little damage it still possessed the original stickers for the Heroic Combat Vehicle!
Masters of the Universe - Bashasaurus stickers
Masters of the Universe - Bashasaurus Back

Bashasaurus…Bam! Bam! Bam!

Do You Recall The 1980’s Computer Warriors Toy Line?

As I’ve mentioned on the site before, when it came to transforming toy lines my heart was always with Hasbro’s The Transformers. Which might be why I overlooked the Computer Warriors toys from Mattel back in 1989…even though now I certainly wished I could have at least picked up the Pepsi transforming hover jet playset!

Computer Warriors - Pepsi

The Computer Warriors story finds that a government computer has malfunctioned and it is producing an evil army of viruses, their leader Megahert manages to guide his minions into the real world to begin the take over of all computer systems. Thankfully the same computer realizes it’s mistake and programs four heroic antiviruses dubbed the Computer Warriors, led by Romm, to dispatch the evil Megahert and his cohorts before they can take over the world.

To make sure their activities are not discovered in the real world both forces learn to hide in common objects of the day as in the already mentioned Pepsi can, a soccer trophy, flashlight, pencil sharpener, calculator, digital desk clock, a book entitled “Invasion of the Viruses”, and even a desktop computer.

[Via]HootyHaHa’s Flashbacks

There was even a special animated movie produced for the toy line and since it’s a Mattel production you might even spot a familiar figure hidden in a toy chest. For your viewing pleasure is Computer Warriors: The Adventure Begins!
He Man - The Computer Warriors

[Via] 80sVideoTrix

“Pepsi Can Transform!”

This He-Man Statue By Sideshow Collectibles Has The Power Of Grayskull!

A few days ago while browsing the interwebs I came across, thanks to our friends from Warpo, what I think can only be described as a STUNNING 23″ statue from Sideshow Collectibles featuring He-Man/Prince Adam in all of his epic glory.

I really do have many fond memories of the Masters of the Universe line of toys as well as the Filmation animated series but what hooked me on the toy line initially was the very rugged and dangerous settings presented in those original minicomics…you know…when He-Man left his tribe of jungle barbarians.

Image courtesy of He-Man.Org

Image courtesy of He-Man.Org

[Via] Sideshow Collectibles

Image courtesy of Sideshow Collectibles.

Image courtesy of Sideshow Collectibles.

From the Sideshow Collectibles official release:
“As our debut release from a new statue collection inspired by the popular 80’s cartoon series Masters of the Universe, Sideshow Collectibles is proud to present He-Man!

Standing an impressive 23″ tall, Prince Adam of Eternia holds aloft his indestructible magic Power Sword as he transforms into He-Man, the mighty champion of Castle Grayskull! Sideshow’s artists have re-imagined the muscular hero with his trusty shield, intricately detailed armored pteruges, boots and gauntlets, his strength-magnifying breastplate and power harness, and a magnificent removable cape. As a special nod to the earliest versions of the story, we have also included an exclusive swap-out axe, He-Man’s primary weapon before he joined the two halves of the Power Sword that would gain him entry to Castle Grayskull. Charged with defending his kingdom from the evil forces of Skeletor, He-Man is the most powerful man in the universe!”

A big thanks to He-Man.Org for the minicomic image above.