Category Archives: Cartoons

Hold All the Horses, LEGO Has Made a Transforming Optimus Prime

Those mad geniuses at LEGO have pulled off another miracle. They’re producing an Optimus Prime LEGO set that fully transforms from robot to truck. And not by disassembling the model and rebuilding it. They found a way transform him without taking anything apart; and it’s similar to the original toy transformation as well!

Roll freakin’ out!

Oh man, what a joy to behold. You can check out more pictures and information at the official LEGO site. I’m buying this baby as soon as I can — and I already just spent a bunch of money on that LEGO Tallneck from Horizon Forbidden West! C’mon, LEGO! Cut me some slack!

But yeah, this baby looks gorgeous. The detail is fine, the cool factor is through the roof and the fact that it can transform is unbelievable. Some knock-off brick brand made Transformers a couple of years ago. And here comes LEGO to show them how it’s really done.

LEGO Optimus Prime comes out on June 1, only a couple of weeks away. I’ll be out of town on that day, so I’ll have to hope I can snag a copy sometime later. The whole thing is going to cost $170, which is fine by me. Just give me transforming LEGO Optimus Prime!

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All the Boba Fetts, Animated

Our old pal Tell It Animated is back with a fun look at all the cool Boba Fett armors. I’m a big Boba Fett fan, because he’s cool as hell, and that’s largely because his look is so damn good. So this is right up my alley. Even if The Book of Boba Fett wasn’t so great.

As always, this was just plain fun. I hope this dude is super successful making these animations. They’re always a treat when they come along, and I’m happy to share them. Especially since they tend to pop up over the weekend and they make for good Monday morning happiness.

And, as always, should he ever read these posts, I recommend Robin for a future episode!

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The Upcoming Chip n’ Dale Movie Goes to Some Weird Place

The “live action” Chip n’ Dale: Rescue Rangers movie is coming in a month on Disney+ and I don’t think it’s like anything any of us expected. It’s so meta it’s on a whole different level. But it still looks kind of…like it’s going to be OK.

I’m definitely a John Mulaney fan, and he gets a couple of really good lines as Chip. So I guess we’re just going to see if this whole thing holds together and gets to be a good movie. I’m going to keep my hopes high. I loved the cartoon as a kid, and I’m capable of a lot of hope.

Chip n’ Dale: Rescue Rangers comes to Disney+ on May 20.

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How The Batman Should Have Ended

Welp, it’s another Monday. Gotta get up. Gotta go to work. Gotta consider something to share on my blog. Thankfully, the fine folks at How It Should Have Ended put up their cartoon for The Batman. Makes my Monday just that much easier. These people still do good work.

Some OK jokes. Some good plot hole poking. And a really fun alternate ending. Good times all around. And it wasn’t just 10 minutes of their cafe scenes that I don’t like. Heck, I even liked this one! The most important thing is that my Monday posting is taken care of.

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I’m Now Less Interested in the Lightyear Movie

The first teaser trailer for Lightyear really struck a chord with me thanks to its sweet rendition of David Bowie’s “Starman”. We didn’t know too much about the story, and I am totally open to a movie about Buzz Lightyear the fictional character. That’s fine by mean and not too hard to understand.

But now we’ve got a new story trailer, and I’m liking the movie less and less with each subsequent trailer. There’s no “Starman” at all in this one.

I guess I don’t know what I’m expecting from this movie, but a typical adventure where our hero teams up with a squad of rando losers in order to save the day wasn’t one of them. That seems less a story about something and more just story filler. Also, and perhaps I’ll take flak about this from the millions of people who read this blog, but I already hat that robotic cat.

I’ve really taken a hard stance in recent years against animated animal sidekicks. Movies don’t need that crutch!

Anyway, Lightyear comes to theaters on June 17.

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