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Friday, August 17, 2007

Five 80s cartoon remakes l'd like to see

I think its only natural to expect more Hollywood remakes of 80s TV shows and cartoons. Most of today's Hollywood producers spent their wonder years buying Marvel comics, Transformers toys and He-Man action figures.

Transformars is out.

Iron Man, He-Man, ThunderCars are in the works and now Voltron is WIP.

I have to say that I am a sucker for these remakes. I loved the Transformers movie and can't wait to see Iron Man. Word is that ThunderCats will be a CGI film; personally, I think that will kill the movie.

I'll also hold on to my thoughts on Voltron until I know which one will they do. The 5- Lions Voltron or the 50something vehicles ones. (You know there were 2 versions)

Now, having said that, here is my own top 5 list of 80s shows that I would love to see on the big screen:

5. M.A.S.K.

4. Visionaries

3. Centorions

2. Gundam

1. Robotech
Undoubtedly the mother of all mecha animation. This video here tells you why.

One show I'd love to find out more about is Jumaro. It was a Japanese show about remote controlled fighting robots in action figure size. The show was dubbed into Arabic and Greek languages only.

Here is a sample:

Which one was your favorite?

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  • Robotech is the BEST...

    watching these videos brought back so many memories

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at August 19, 2007 at 7:25 AM  


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    Wana3a dumyataho Jumaro

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    LOOOOOOOOOOOOL brings back lots of memories (and broken tapes)

    By Blogger KJ, at August 19, 2007 at 9:19 AM  

  • nothing beats "Grendaizer". I'd love to see a cinema version of that although it is highly unlikely. :(

    By Blogger Hamza, at August 19, 2007 at 9:31 AM  

  • Grandizer is very 70s... if you look at the artwork of the charecter and the enter look 'n feel, its very influanced by late 60s and 70s japanese pop culture.

    Doubt it will ever make the silver screen by anyone from hollywood. Don't forget it was one of the middle east first dubbed production of that kind. Thats why its quite populer here. Its not as populer in Japan.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at August 19, 2007 at 12:27 PM  

  • Voltron .. they're doing the five lion version.

    there are also five versions of voltron out on the market .. but the two most popular ones are the ones you mentioned.

    I'm a sucker for a heroic robot!

    By Blogger inmotion, at August 20, 2007 at 10:43 AM  

  • Cool!

    Centorions was one of my favorites. I was also addicted to "Bionic Six". :)

    By Blogger AyMoNy, at August 24, 2007 at 4:35 PM  

  • He-Man!!!! I used to be Sheera! lol

    By Blogger Shaykhspeara Sha'ira, at August 29, 2007 at 1:34 PM  

  • moryarti...

    Did you know that before? or you wish has just came true??

    Engadget: Live-action Robotech movie in the works

    By Blogger AyMoNy, at September 10, 2007 at 1:20 PM  

  • I had no clue... but I don't know why and for some reason, i just saw it coming!

    Robotech is by far the ultimate mecha-movie :)

    By Blogger moryarti, at September 14, 2007 at 9:34 AM  

  • Out of the topic but related. Are there any available transformers toys in Abu Dhabi or Dubai? Are there any hobby shops of transformer toys there? Thanks

    By Blogger Ren, at October 3, 2007 at 7:44 AM  

  • I have seen a few at some toy stores. There is that Toy Shop place in Mall of the Emirates, they have a decent section, though its targeted for kids.

    If you are looking for the "hobby toys for grownups" type stores; there used to be a good one in Jumeirah Plaza on the beach road in Jumeirah. They used to sell high quality, posable Manga and Anime characters. I don't think the shop is there anymore though..

    By Blogger moryarti, at October 3, 2007 at 9:45 AM  

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