Amusingly enough - given my fandom of choice - the creator of Fighting Foodons, Naoto Tsushima, would go on to write and illustrate a number of well-received Transformers manga. None of them have featured cooking battles or catgirls, though.
Original Digimon Tamers artwork showing Takato and Guilmon merging into Gallantmon via the power of Calumon. Images saved from a now-defunct Fox Kids website gallery, circa 2002. I think I saved these specifically because official Digimon artwork done by Western artists tends to be rare, though it does seem like part of the image is missing.
Before the Hasbro/Kenner conglomerate purchased rival toymaker Galoob, they attempted to compete with Galoob’s MicroMachines via their own series of miniature figures, vehicles and playsets, collectively known as MicroVerse. Since Kenner held the Batman license at the time, they produced a few MicroVerse sets related to Batman: The Animated Series / The Adventures of Batman and Robin, including this tiny rogues gallery pack. Each figurine is roughly the size of a fingertip.
Personal photo taken in 2005, though I think the set itself was released concurrently with the show. Also: KB Toys “clearance” sticker!
And then there was that time Destro’s voice actor mentored a group of superheroic masked wrestlers, who spent most of their time fighting a chihuahua with the mind of an evil scientist.
Cross-contributed to 80 Page Giant…
Defenders of Dynatron City was a LucasArts project that, as far as I can tell, was dead on arrival. It produced a handful of comics, a single animated pilot episode, and a mediocre NES game I could maybe sometimes get to the second level of. I don’t know anything about its development beyond those facts, but the reason I didn’t completely disregard the property to the dustbin of history was sparked, of all things, by childhood frustration.
As a kid living on Guam, I saw ads for the pilot’s special Fox Kids airing a few times, and got super excited because ANIMATED SUPERHEROES I’D NEVER SEEN BEFORE! However, due to the time delays and schedule shuffling inherent in watching TV on a Pacific island in the 1990s, I never actually SAW the pilot, despite looking for it in the local schedules. Many years after the fact, my memories of this annoyance led to me tracking down the show’s release on VHS tape (though I can no longer remember where I got it from).
This was probably not worth the effort, but I must admit the non-CG animation in the pilot is surprisingly nice, having been done by the same studio that animated “Heart of Ice” for Batman: The Animated Series. Plus, it was written by Bob Forward, of Beast Wars story editing fame, and features the voices of Gary Owens, Tim Curry and… Whoopi Goldberg? Huh. Anyway, you can watch the whole thing at Veoh.
And that, my friends, is more on Defenders of Dynatron City than has been written since 1992.