20 Comments

  • J-Hal
    Old Man
    Comments: 1

    Hi, Phelous.

    Long Time Mexican fan, First time posting here.

    Now to complain about something:  🙂

    “Promocaö especial com adesivos” is in Portuguese not Spanish. It does actually mean “special promotion with stickers”

    This probably was sold in Brazil.

    Anyway, if you ever need help with Spanish language or anting Mexico related I will like to help.

  • valou999
    Just might make the CUT
    Comments: 58

    Hey there Phelan. I’ve been binge watching Ashens vidoes of cheap bootleg toys… You two should totally do a cross-over or something. Nevermind the fact that he’s in the UK and you in Canada… Make it happen! Chop chop!

  • Edmond Dantes
    A Real Turtles Fighter
    Comments: 31

    This is not directly related to the current video, but I have a very special message for you, Phelan.

    Hi, I am the head representative and attorney for the Society for the Appreciation of Baltard, and sir, we take great offense at you propogating the myth of Baltard’s stupidity/dumbness/”loserness.”

    Be it known that in the year 2250 Galaxy Calender (hereafter GC) the Planet Ferror had been a grim place, primal and dangerous, the humanoid populations constantly threatened by not only the natural wildlife–the dinosaurs, the tigers, and of course the deadly red-eyed horse–but by each other, for of course the tribal societies back then could not get along and constantly warred.  The number one cause of these wars?  Whether the skull shield was prettier than the bird shield.

    Then from the heavens came Baltard, bringing science and wisdom to the societies of the Planet Ferror.

    The hardships he faced are too many to tell in a mere forum post–for fuller details you can purchase our book “Baltard: His Labors and Lessons” for a mere 49 mobiums–but a brief account is as follows:  He rallied the followers of the “Square Harness” (the Sun Harness clan, alas, had previously been swayed by Pretty Pony and Demon Michelangelo and refused to heed him) and with their help, set up a self-sufficient agricultural society near the Ferror Tropics where they could study and learn the inner workings of the universe.  You may have heard of some of the fruits of this labor–the miracle experiments of Dr. Orio, or the toadlike creatures that became more powerful in lava, or the ability of a mere brain to conquer Dimension X.

    The greatest hardship, however, was the uprising of the humanoids.  Pretty Pony and Demon Mike had a falling out, and without Demon Mike’s cooler head to reign her in, Pretty Pony was free to preach her racialist beliefs to a receptive audience.  This was why the snake men and wolves later joined Baltard’s side–spurred to action by witnessing the cruel massacre of the tiger men at the hands of Magnon’s MaGoons (as he called them–Magnon was not very good at names).  It was, sadly, too little too late, and the barbarians succeeded at shrinking Baltard’s civilization–though not utterly destroying it, and even this is yet more proof of Baltard’s genius, for by this time he had already given his followers the secret of space travel, and even now his intellectual descendants are out there, colonizing vast worlds.

    Therefore, think twice before you denigrate the memory of the greatest being to ever live!

    Also, ponies are evil.

    • Knightroglycerin
      Knightroglycerin
      Fighting Steffi Love
      Comments: 167

      Too much effort, dude.

      • Edmond Dantes
        A Real Turtles Fighter
        Comments: 31

        Yeah, the version in my head was much funnier.  Unfortunately between having a broken keyboard that forces me to re-type the letter “A” and being surrounded with cats and kids who won’t give me a spare moment, sometimes things don’t come out as good as they could’ve been.

        On a completely serious note, I’m curious if Phelous has paid any attention to the Five Nights at Freddy’s franchise.  Seems like something he’d like.

  • Dragon_Nexus
    A Real Turtles Fighter
    Comments: 27

    You know, if you look at the negative space on that yellow Batman logo, it looks like he has an angry gnashing pumpkin on his chest.

  • likalaruku
    likalaruku
    Completely Useless Now
    Comments: 719

    Blue Bird: “That’s right Bathero, I LOVE you…But not as much as I love Nichole Kidman’s boobs.”

  • Jon Protagonist
    Jon Protagonist
    JUST GOT ACTUALLY-ED!
    Comments: 140

    Bat Hero Forever starring:

    Bal Kiltmer as Bat Hero, Nicolette Childman as girl, Todd Le Jones as Double Face, and Drew Carey as the Griddler.

  • Edmond Dantes
    A Real Turtles Fighter
    Comments: 31

    In other serious news.

    Phelous, I’m not sure whether to thank you or f*** you for giving me new obsessions.  After the Lord of Insects video I actually looked up that Sectaurs thing (like you, I had never heard of it) and found uploads of the cartoon on Youtube and… well, its actually damn good.

    Its intro and a representative toy commercial are the second thing mentioned in this video:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=29olhSSHoCs

    And I mean seriously, the toy commercial proudly announces that its whole line is based on “a civilization DIES!”  That’s like something you would do as a joke, and these people actually did it.  This thing is amazing.You’ve also got me wondering if collecting Go-Bots would be a worthwhile endeavor.

    • Jon Protagonist
      Jon Protagonist
      JUST GOT ACTUALLY-ED!
      Comments: 140

      1) That’s the 80’s for you. A strange time before overzealous kid’s program censors bothered with “protecting” us kids from too many kinds of violence or darker themes. If you REALLY want to see the 80’s out of control, check out a cartoon called Inhumanoids, or the somewhat bastardized translation of Macross and two other anime series that ran during kids programming hours called “Robotech”.

       

      2) collecting GoBots will not do anyone any good…

      But seriously, I had some GoBots as a kid, and they just aren’t sought after because they were generally less cool toys than the Transformers, and the cartoon was forgettable Hanna Barbera mediocrity.

      GoBots are also the reason perhaps the greatest 80’s cartoon of all only lasted 13 episodes and was pulled from the air by ABC in 1984: Tonka sued to have Mighty Orbots pulled from the air for copyright infringement, even though it’s pretty laughable and a weak case…Tonka were a big advertiser during Saturday Morning cartoon time…so the network caved.

       

       

      • Anno Nimus
        Anno Nimus
        Just might make the CUT
        Comments: 40

        Yeah, some of those cartoons were surprisingly dark. There was a show called Spiral Zone where roughly half the Earth is covered by a chemical that turns people into mindless husks, and they don’t shy away from the damage that did to human society. It’s also got a pretty badass theme song.

        • Edmond Dantes
          A Real Turtles Fighter
          Comments: 31

          Oh God, Spiral Zone.  I saw an episode of that recently.

          Believe it or not, there was an officially endorsed fan-made DVD set of that (the fan had somehow gotten the original masters and permission to make the set), but apparently it was only available for a limited time from one specific website.  If I had known about it at the time, I would’ve jumped to own it.

          Jon Protagonist… I’m actually a huge fan of Robotech (to be honest, I later saw the three anime its based on and still found Robotech’s telling to be overall superior).  I used to own all the DVDs and a complete set of the novels.  And yeah, its impressive as all hell, especially when you think about how later anime like Dragonball Z and Yu-Gi-Oh had to tone down all the death and violence with things like “sent to another dimension,” when in the eightis Roy Fokker straight-up DIED.

          I’ve never gotten to see Mighty Orbots (probably for the reason you stated, though in general I don’t discover these shows until they get DVDs).  My favorite eighties cartoon of all time is He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, including its sister series She-Ra (but I’m dubious about counting the New Adventures or the 2002 version as part of the canon).

          …. And the main thing that made me think of Go-Bots was discovering there was one named Spoons, who turns into a forklift.  That just amazed me, though if you’ve never watched The Spoony Experiment you might not know what’s so funny about that (by the way, is there any rule against mentioning Spoony on this site?  I ask because I’ve heard there was some drama between him and Lupa, who of course is dating Phelous now, so I don’t want to commit a faux pas)

          • Jon Protagonist
            Jon Protagonist
            JUST GOT ACTUALLY-ED!
            Comments: 140

            Well, do yourself a favor and check out an episode of Mighty Orbots on Youtube

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LRk_j0eFJGo

            First ep. Quality is actually pretty good.

            It’s got a lighter overall tone with some corny humor sprinkled in, but gets awesomely RAD when it’s time to fight. The characters themselves are quite charming and drive the plot rather than just being a generic team of robot heroes, and the animation and voice acting lend it a ton of personality.

            Also, the theme song kicks it up to eleven on the totally rockin 80s o’ meter.

          • Brother_Malachai
            I'm on a post!
            Comments: 244

            All this talk of short lived TV Cartoons and Toy Lines from the 80’s and no love for Dino Riders?  🙁  I mean, why did it fail?  IT WAS DINOSAURS WITH FRICKIN’ LASERS ATTACHED!!!!  D:

             

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WLy8WqksnH0

      • Kooshmeister
        Kooshmeister
        Bat Hero
        Comments: 97

        Go-Bots was mediocre but I still liked it as a kid, but then, I was a weirdo.

  • nickthebastard
    Old Man
    Comments: 4

    These are some pretty bad knock-offs…

  • Kooshmeister
    Kooshmeister
    Bat Hero
    Comments: 97

    Funny you should name him “the Jokester,” as that was what he was named in the Chipmunks parody of Batman, Batmunk.