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Uncle GrandpaTonight Cartoon Network premiered the long awaited cartoon by Peter Browngardt, Uncle Grandpa. With its rapid fire visuals and bizarre characters Uncle Grandpa dumbfounds us as we all scratch our heads in unison, sit back and say: “What the heck is happening?”

That isn’t such a bad thing in the world of animated cartoons, especially during a new show’s first airing. Think back to the fist time you saw Sponge Bob, The Regular Show or Adventure Time, most of us had that confused expression on our faces too and they have gone on to be three of the most entertainingly original cartoons ever.… Read more…

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Masterpiece Soundwave in boxTransformers Masterpiece Soundwave MP-02 is a Toys R Us exclusive released in summer of 2013 by Hasbro. At nearly 3 pounds in weight his is much heftier and thicker than the original G1 toy and comes packaged with a variety of detailed accessories that are as well crafted as Masterpiece Soundwave is.

It has taken 30 years but the technology behind the manufacturing process has finally come to the point where it is possible to mimic not only the functionality but also the visual aesthetics created by the original animation designers like Floro Dery and Shōhei Kohara.… Read more…

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Gravity Falls gnomeNow that Disney has announced that they have green lit a second season for Gravity Falls, fans of the show are asking. Where are all the Gravity Falls Toys? Until now there hasn’t been hide or hair of Dipper, Mable or even the lovable pig Waddles. A quick scan of Toys R Us and Amazon pull up nothing officially licensed. Oh sure you can go to ebay and find a butt load of phony crap like a polyester mesh baseball cap with a blue pine tree on the front or maybe you’d like artificial nails with Mable airbrushed on them each for a mere $14.95.… Read more…

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25 Sexiest Cartoon CharactersThe 25 Sexiest Cartoon Characters, the all female edition, as compiled by the Toys and Cartoons crew was no easy task. Over the years animators have dabbled with sexuality, sometimes subtlety and sometimes not so subtle. Ever since the seductive shimmy of Betty Boop’s grass skirt and strategically placed lei in early 1930′s cartoon images have always found a way to titillate.

For this 2D pageant we laid some basic rules to determine our list of the Top 25 Sexiest Cartoon Characters.… Read more…

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In this episode of Toys and Cartoons Podcast, John prods James to relive his childhood memories of The Transformers cartoon by Sunbow Entertainment and Marvel Productions and his extensive collections of Hasbro Generation 1 Transformers figures.

We talk about some of our favorite characters and the brilliant voice actors behind them like Peter Cullen and Frank Welker. And we both express our utter distaste for Michael Bay and his callous re-imagining of the 80′s most beloved childhood icons.… Read more…

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Gravity Falls LogoAlex Hirsch’s incredibly popular 2D animated hit continues to impress with its numbers as Disney Channel orders a second season of Gravity Falls. It is rated the number 1 animated series across various youth demographics according to Nielsen Television Index.

The Mystery comedy follows fraternal twins Dipper (Jason Ritter) and Mable Pines (Kristen Schaal) as they spend they summer with their eccentric miserly Uncle Stan tourist trap of Oddities called the Mystery Shack.… Read more…

General GreviousRenowned for their incredible attention to detail in their modeling kits, Kotobukiya releases their 2013/14 Wonder Festival Catalog right on the heels of their San Diego Comic-Con catalog.

Over the years some of the finest artists have found their way to Kotobukiya enabling the company to create sculps are second to none. From either the DC Universe, Marvel Universe or the Star Wars Universe each sculpture in a work of art worthy of your collector shelf space.… Read more…

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beware the batman magpieSo we all have heard that the rouges gallery in Beware the Batman will be a lot less traditional than other past iterations. As we are reintroduced to Anarky as Batman’s new arch-nemesis, we also get to see some lesser characters take center stage. Enter the Magpie.

Margaret Pye, the original compulsive criminal who just can’t resist a shiny bauble has gone through some changes throughout the years.… Read more…

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Uncle GrandpaGood mornin’ Uncle Grandpa. Get ready for your Uncle Grandpa to crash through your door in his magical RV this fall on Cartoon Network. This upcoming animation series created by Peter Browngardt is a surreal nonstop ride with that revolves around the quirky yet lovable character Uncle Grandpa. And yes he is your Uncle and your Grandpa at the same time but not just yours but everyone’s Uncle Grandpa in the whole world!… Read more…