"The Return of Optimus Prime" garnered itself some newspaper coverage back when it aired, albeit from some wildly different perspectives. (The “ex-wife robot named Pam” thing is a reference to contemporary prime-time soap opera Dallas.)
Despite the incredibly ’80s artwork on display here, this Care Bears coloring book was part of an early ’90s relaunch of the brand. I don’t know too much about this iteration, but it’s obvious enough the characters had their tummy symbols and fur colors slightly changed, and apparently it introduced Proud Heart Bear, who is… um, I guess a Care Bear superpatriot? He’s got a heart-shaped American flag on his stomach. I wouldn’t think the Care Bears would pick a favorite nation when it came to their stated mission of Keeping Kids From Feeling Sad, but whadda I know? (Does make me wonder how he’d get along with Colbert, mind.)
The story inside has a heavy environmentalism bent that was common for the era. Hilariously, though, it segues into this pro-Earth message by opening with the Care Bears accidentally landing in freeway traffic. But, fear not, there are no Care Vehicular Homicides - the bears just end up complaining about the pollution coming from the cars and go from there.
It’s an Aaron Archer interview at TFCon 2014 by Internet Personality Vangelus! The background noise gets overwhelming at points, but it still serves as a nice endcap to Aaron’s TFCon panel (posted here).
Transformers: Robots in Disguise SDCC trailer - final image set! Sideswipe, Fixit the Mini-Con, Bumblebee, Strongarm, and Human Friend meet the menace of UNDERBITE! Plus their own logo.
Another set from the SDCC Transformers: Robots in Disguise trailer! Sideswipe, transform! Next one SHOULD be the last…
Set 5 from the SDCC Transformers: Robots in Disguise trailer! A leftover Bumblebee from the last set, and then it’s New Human Character and Sideswipe!
Set 4 from the SDCC Transformers: Robots in Disguise trailer! There are BAD GUYS! And a hidden bust of Generation 1 Optimus Prime as Bumblebee gets shot at! We probably don’t have to worry about BB, though, since he’s gotta go somewhere to have a dramatic moment in front of a Space Bridge…
More from the Transformers: Robots in Disguise SDCC trailer! After visiting a statue, Bumblebee gets a mysterious hint from watery ghost, and goes… someplace!
More from the SDCC Transformers: Robots in Disguise trailer! More Bumblebee and Strongarm, presumably some Sideswipe, and… some very interesting statuary! Could that be a giant Ratchet…?