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Last time on "The Life and Adventures of Boglin!":
Been a while since I posted a new entry and as I'm a little awake presently I busted out my Nitendo DS to remedy this.

Item #1- Toy game photos: It's really amazing how I let this get away on me. Nearly 5 years now and I still haven't managed to post all the pictures from those game nights here. Man, I sure do miss those 1st sessions. I've said it before but its something worth repeating; the Nolan, Cataro & Amanda gaming group of mine was one (if not THE) of the best ones I had the privelage of running. Sure it wasn't all sunshine and lollipops (sometimes getting their attention was like herding cats), but the fun we had was some of the best I've had in my life. Stay tuned to this blog as I really plan on posting more of those pics up in the coming weeks.

Item #2- "The Halloween That Wasn't" Photo Comic: My goal is to have this done before October this year. This way I can post up the next 4-to-5 parts each week with the final part up and ready by Halloween. Its such a mamoth undertaking, at least a 100+ photos to shrink, edit & script. But... in the end it will be worth it.

More to come....

Current Mood: nostalgic
Sunday, November 22nd, 2009
4:27 pm
Thursday, September 24th, 2009
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Thursday, August 20th, 2009
5:57 pm
Holy crap, bead art can make some COOL 8-Bit Nintendo characters!
Saw this guy's deviant art page:

http://zachbits.deviantart.com/gallery/

And he's apparently taken those bead-art things (where you peg those little plastic cylinders to a board & then iron the back of it to make one whole piece) & made a bunch of Nintendo video game characters. O_O I've heard of this being done before & this was really cool to see. I may have to get together with Beth & do this to make all sorts of cool NES style guys. :-D

-Boglin

Current Mood: amused
Saturday, August 1st, 2009
8:33 am
Saturday Morning Cartoons: 2009

As Beth started this mini- weekend-only job she got today, I had to also be up early (i.e. 7am). So, after I dropped her off & came back to my parent's house a thought occured to me: It's Saturday morning....do they still have Saturday morning cartoons??

I remember as a kid Saturday was THEE day for cartoon watching, but as the years went by there seemed to be less & less good stuff on. If you look inside a comic book published during the 1980's, you are bound to see advertisements for all sorts of Saturday Morning lineups from the big 3 networks of Saturday morning cartoons (at least back then): CBS, NBC & ABC. In the 1990's, FOX & the WB/CW started to get in on the whole Saturday morning cartoon bandwagon so then (for a short time) you had FIVE networks to watch cartoons on.

So, as I'm up already, have work at noon, decided to flip on the boob-tube and see just what the hell is playing on Saturday morning. I started at Channel 2 (aka CBS) & worked my way up. Below, are my results:

CBS: About 5 shows, so not too bad. The cartoons don't start until 10:30am though, which is really weird. They used to start at like, 8, 9 am I think. As for what shows, they got "Horse Land", "Dino Squad" (which might not even be a cartoon), "Sushi Pack", "Strawberry Shortcake" & "Care Bears Adventures in Care-A-Lot".

NBC: About 3 shows. WOW, that's nothing compared to their 80's line-up. Nothing starts until 10:30am as well, and then we get "VeggieTales", "3-2-1 Penguins!" & "Turbo Dogs".

FOX: NOTHING. O_O Holy crap. They are completely devoid of any signs of Saturday morning cartoons. The only thing that's even close, is something called "Teen Kids News" & that's at 9:30am. After that, nothing. I rmemeber FOX Kids, or "Killer Tomatoes" or "EEK! The Cat" being on, now...nothing. Like an ancient civilization that's been completely forgotten.

ABC: OK, now, ABC has got some stuff. A lot of it is live-action shows, but at least they're aimed at kids. Starting at 9am we get: "The
Emperor's New School", "The Replacements", 1 Hour of "That's So Raven", "Hannah Montanna", "The Suite Life of Zack & Cody" & 1 Hour of "Power Rangers: RPM".

WB/CW: OK, now, apparently this is the last of the major networks to still have a FULL Cartoon Saturday Morning lineup. From 8am-to-Noon, there be cartoons here. Here's what you get: 1 Hour of "Sonic X", "Yu-Gi-Oh 50's", 1 Hour of "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles", "Dinosaur King", "Kamen Rider Dragon Knight" & "Huntik: Secrets & Seekers".
 
Okay, so it appears that Saturday morning cartoons are NOT completely dead (except for on FOX; it's VERY dead there), which is cool. But...even though there is cartoons on Saturday mornings, there isn't anything worth watching (except maybe Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles). So, again being curious, I decided to turn on a channel that's more for people MY age: Boomerang. And it's glorious LoL.

Here's what we got this morning, & I cut them off at Noon as that's always when Saturday Morning cartoons offically end & then it's time to go play outside:

Boomerang
8:30 am: "The Perils of Penelope Pitstop"- Never really watched it back in the day, but it's typical Hanna-Barbera stuff.

9:00 am: "The Snorks"- AWESOME! Watching it now, this show was always a favorite of mine growing up, so it's cool that it's on still.

9:30 am: "The Smurfs"- HA! Figures they'd have these two very similar shows on back-to-back. Haven't watched this in AGES.

10:00 am: "Dynomutt Dog Wonder"- Okay...I know there was a Dynomutt cartoon in the 80's, and he hanged around with Blue Falcon...but this show says it was, made in the year 2000, so I dunno WHAT it is. If it's the old show, I'll watch it. If it's new, I'm going to the 4th World 20% Off sale. *looks on Google* Hrmm..okay..according to Wikipedia, they never made a newer show...so maybe this is just a collection of older episodes? O_o? The original show came out in 1978, so we'll have to see what it is when it comes on at 10. I'll keep you guys posted on what exactly the show is when it comes on.

10:30 am: "Fantastic Max"- Okay, NO clue wtf this show is, BUT if I'm home I'll find out LoL.

11:00 am: "Hong Kong Phooey"- Number 1 super guy! NICE! This show I liked as a kid. I even managed to get a Hong Kong Phooey beanie from the Warner Brothers store back when it was still around. Cool show AND if features the voice of Jazz, Scatman Crothers.

11:30 am: "Top Cat"- Never really liked this show, as it wasn't in MY generation of Hanna-Barbera cartoons. It's not a HORRIBLE show, but whenever it was on, I'd change the channel.

Okay, well that's it for my blog. Time to go WATCH some of these cartoons instead of writing about them LoL. OH, and a short called "Wonder Wheel" is on now. I vaguely remember this show...ah well, see you later guys!


Current Mood: nostalgic
Wednesday, July 22nd, 2009
12:23 pm
WTF?? They made a Masters of the Universe RPG!? O_o??!

I was looking at He-Man.org's newly updated site, and went into their Merchandise section. There they show various MotU related products that came out during the 80's- from Bath towels & to soap holders to board games & bed sheets. While looking in the games section, I noticed the title of the page that said: "Board and Role Playing Games". "Role playing games?? They never made a MotU RPG...did they? O_o??" I thought to myself. But sure enough, they did- in 1985 by some company called FASA. I did a search on google, and came to a site called "the Board game geek" which had a LOT of information about it (link is below).

The Masters of the Universe Role Playing Game

Apparently it's more like a standard Boxed Adventure RPG (where you play as characters on cards, and you don't make them up yourself) where the players play as either He-Man, Man-At-Arms, Teela, Orko, Ram-Man or Fisto. There's a "dungeon" map you play on and each character apparently has their own skills (and according to the card for Orko, he doesn't suck this time).

HOW in the hell did I miss this?? I totally have to find & buy this game and then run it.

Current Mood: surprised
Saturday, July 11th, 2009
3:44 am
....WTF??
OKAY, apparently Disney and Transformers had a cross-over. It was released in Japan & now there's a repaint of it coming out that's a HALLOWEEN themed version of it....Now, probably would pass on the regular Optimus Prime colored version but..a Transformer/Disney Character/Halloween toy is just 2 out of the 3 things that I'm TOTALLY down with.

Click the following link for a picture.. tformers.com/transformers-/11955/news.html

Halloween themed toys are virtually non-existant in this "modern" (aka not 1980's/90's) age, so seeing this stuff just makes me happy. Totally may buy this provided its' not too much $$

-Boglin
Saturday, October 25th, 2008
4:27 pm
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