1993 would also bring us Dragon League, which is hysterical and rad.  It’s about a kid named Tokio who makes a magical journey to the enchanted land of Eleven-ia with his dad.  Because soccer teams have eleven players, get it?!  Ha!  A mishap results in dad being cursed and turned into a tiny dragon by the captain of the kingdom’s most powerful team, the Eleven Winners.  Dragon League is a grand, soccer playing medieval fantasy epic.

this is how all fantasy sports should be, why pretend otherwise

Quote from this Mike Toole article.

Interview with Toren Smith of Studio Proteus from the July 1990 issue of Amazing Heroes (cover previously posted here). Includes art from Hayao Miyazaki’s Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind, Masamune Shirow’s Appleseed, Johji Manabe’s Outlanders, Yoshikazu Yasuhiko’s Venus Wars, and Smith and Adam Warren’s own US-original Dirty Pair comics.

Some glorious work on the bio-ships there. Also, I have never before seen such bone-splitting violence perpetuated by someone in a bunnygirl outfit. WHDD WHROK KNCH indeed.

Part 2 of 2. Part 1 is here.

Sixshot and White Leo by Ban Magami, made for a DVD release of Transformers: The Headmasters. Scanned with the intention of maybe making it the top image for Sixshot’s TFWiki page, but in the end I decided something about the art just didn’t “pop” and never proposed the change.

Sixshot and White Leo by Ban Magami, made for a DVD release of Transformers: The Headmasters. Scanned with the intention of maybe making it the top image for Sixshot’s TFWiki page, but in the end I decided something about the art just didn’t “pop” and never proposed the change.

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One of my favorite toys i’ve designed. The concept board is very close to the final product. Had to design the large wings to fit in a tight package blister, that is why the wings are posed behind the back.

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One of my favorite toys i’ve designed. The concept board is very close to the final product. Had to design the large wings to fit in a tight package blister, that is why the wings are posed behind the back.

note: NSFW warning- black and white gore

Trailer for Band of Ninja / Tales of the Ninja,  a Japanese “animated” film from 1967 made entirely using photographed pages from Sanpei Shirato’s Ninja Bugei-chō (忍者武芸帳) manga. The accompanying tune is kinda neat, insofar as I don’t run into men’s choral work in anime very often.

Interview with Toren Smith of Studio Proteus from the July 1990 issue of Amazing Heroes (cover previously posted here). Includes art from Hayao Miyazaki’s Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind, Masamune Shirow’s Appleseed, Johji Manabe’s Outlanders, Yoshikazu Yasuhiko’s Venus Wars, and Smith and Adam Warren’s own US-original Dirty Pair comics. There’s more interview pages than Tumblr allows in a single post, so this is getting broken up.

Part 1 of 2. EDIT: Part 2 is here.

Scene depicting Maccadam’s Old Oil House, by Guido Guidi. That bouncer about to throw a guy bodily? That’s the Giant Decepticon Warrior (or Soldier), who Guido drew in after seeing this profile I wrote for the Obscure Transformers Website way back when; he confirmed as much to me at OTFCC 2004. Hurray, one more contribution to the franchise (kinda-sorta-notreally)…
Scan from DK Publishing’s Transformers: The Ultimate Guide. Aside from curiosity or completion’s sake, mind you, you’re probably better off getting a copy of the Transformers Vault book.

Scene depicting Maccadam’s Old Oil House, by Guido Guidi. That bouncer about to throw a guy bodily? That’s the Giant Decepticon Warrior (or Soldier), who Guido drew in after seeing this profile I wrote for the Obscure Transformers Website way back when; he confirmed as much to me at OTFCC 2004. Hurray, one more contribution to the franchise (kinda-sorta-notreally)…

Scan from DK Publishing’s Transformers: The Ultimate Guide. Aside from curiosity or completion’s sake, mind you, you’re probably better off getting a copy of the Transformers Vault book.

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Pirate Joker Legend of Batman Kenner 1995

Hit shelves as “The Laughing Man Joker,” which seems to explicitly tie the toy into DC’s 1994 all-Elseworlds Annual event. Detective Comics Annual #7 featured an alternate universe where Captain Leatherwing (heroic pirate Batman) fought against The Laughing Man (evil pirate Joker).
Funny enough, the design here looks more like the comic incarnation than the finalized toy, which sported shorter hair and a giant grinning belt-buckle. Both the comic look and the final toy should be viewable with this Google image search.

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Pirate Joker
Legend of Batman
Kenner 1995

Hit shelves as “The Laughing Man Joker,” which seems to explicitly tie the toy into DC’s 1994 all-Elseworlds Annual event. Detective Comics Annual #7 featured an alternate universe where Captain Leatherwing (heroic pirate Batman) fought against The Laughing Man (evil pirate Joker).

Funny enough, the design here looks more like the comic incarnation than the finalized toy, which sported shorter hair and a giant grinning belt-buckle. Both the comic look and the final toy should be viewable with this Google image search.

Remember when there was a cartoon about a cotillion of southern belle pigs who teamed up with a gang of hot-roddin’ male pigs in time travel adventures using magic gloves and apparently they fought a crocodile swamp witch?

I suspect not!

Anyway, that was Pretty Piggies, which has neither a Wikipedia nor an IMDB page. Between it, Piggsburg Pigs, and half of the Barnyard Commandos, evidently people in the early ’90s really thought pigs were going to be a trend. (They weren’t.)

The Daimon Daiheart, as seen in Quiz!! Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon ~ Chiryoku * Tairyoku * Toki no Un ~ (Quiz!! Pretty Soldier Sailor Moon ~ Wisdom * Endurance * A Matter of Chance ~), a Sailor Moon arcade quiz game released in 1997. Sadly, unlike the episode she appears in, she doesn’t attack Melvin or summon monstermen dance partners in the game.

The Daimon Daiheart, as seen in Quiz!! Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon ~ Chiryoku * Tairyoku * Toki no Un ~ (Quiz!! Pretty Soldier Sailor Moon ~ Wisdom * Endurance * A Matter of Chance ~), a Sailor Moon arcade quiz game released in 1997. Sadly, unlike the episode she appears in, she doesn’t attack Melvin or summon monstermen dance partners in the game.