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Daniel85
1699 Posts
16 years, 9 months ago
... here's what it would have:

- A kickass theme song. Awesome lyrics and a rockin' beat are musts.

- A great action figure line, made by Hasbro (which bought out Kenner, the greatest toy company in history).

- A video game (only for Gamecube and Game Boy Advance. Let's have some brand loyalty here, unlike, say, Squaresoft, which wouldn't be around if it weren't for Nintendo).

- A debut special (one hour episode) on a Friday night.

- New episodes airing on Saturday mornings.

- Toy commercials during Saturday morning cartoons which feature kids playing with the toys and making their own sound effects and voices.

- A Marvel comic book.

- Its own cereal. Not just a promotion with like Rice Krispies or something, but a completely new cereal. Like C-3PO's.

- A Christmas Special, with snow in it. Not just a Christmas-themed regular episode (I'm looking at you, Fairly Oddparents!), but a one hour special. I cannot stress this enough.

- A float with costumed versions of the characters in the Thanksgiving Day parade.

- And of course all the other merchandising crap like shampoo and lunchboxes.

Feel free to add anything to the list, but I think I've covered the important things... :D
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    GrimmBilly
    211 Posts
    16 years, 9 months ago
    I think Sealab 2021 is a good example of a new cartoon made by some retro junkies.

    The creators obviously grew up watching the same old cheesy toons we did and decided to make a show for our generation.
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      Daniel85
      1699 Posts
      16 years, 9 months ago
      I really meant Retro Junkies (note the capitalisation) as in the denizens of this forum. The stuff on the list is what we talk about endlessly, or complain about being missing from cartoons these days.

      The stuff I remember more than cartoons and toys themselves is the advertising and peripheral junk like video games and comics. I mean, I can hardly remember the plot to any of the original TMNT episodes, but I can describe at least 10 comic book ads for TMNT products at the drop of a hat.
        Jason43
        1494 Posts
        16 years, 9 months ago
        And we'd still be on here complaining that its horrible compared to the old cartoons. :roll:
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          Cyber_Bishop
          2440 Posts
          16 years, 9 months ago
          Jason43
          And we'd still be on here complaining that its horrible compared to the old cartoons. :roll:


          As great of an idea as it is I have to agree with Jason..

          IMHO nothing tops the Sat morn toons of the late 70's and 80's.
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            the90sruled
            266 Posts
            13 years, 11 months ago
            Well I've been thinking more on the lines of taking a new crappy cartoon of today & turn it into something funny by editing the animation to your liking in photoshop & make many new sound effects and make cool music that REALLY is cool.
              nippy
              2386 Posts
              13 years, 11 months ago
              the90sruled
              Well I've been thinking more on the lines of taking a new crappy cartoon of today & turn it into something funny by editing the animation to your liking in photoshop & make many new sound effects and make cool music that REALLY is cool.


              holy shit....necrobump much? Straight outta '05! :shock:

              *edit: ...and I was about to question Daniel's sanity, until I realized the makeup of RJ back then was completely different from what it is today.
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                eddstarr88
                6987 Posts
                13 years, 11 months ago
                nippy
                the90sruled
                Well I've been thinking more on the lines of taking a new crappy cartoon of today & turn it into something funny by editing the animation to your liking in photoshop & make many new sound effects and make cool music that REALLY is cool.


                holy shit....necrobump much? Straight outta '05! :shock:

                *edit: ...and I was about to question Daniel's sanity, until I realized the makeup of RJ back then was completely different from what it is today.


                Home Run baby! Nippy hit that right out of the park!
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                  nippy
                  2386 Posts
                  13 years, 11 months ago
                  eddstarr88
                  nippy
                  the90sruled
                  Well I've been thinking more on the lines of taking a new crappy cartoon of today & turn it into something funny by editing the animation to your liking in photoshop & make many new sound effects and make cool music that REALLY is cool.


                  holy shit....necrobump much? Straight outta '05! :shock:

                  *edit: ...and I was about to question Daniel's sanity, until I realized the makeup of RJ back then was completely different from what it is today.


                  Home Run baby! Nippy hit that right out of the park!


                  It's really too bad we don't have the account creation dates on everybody's profiles anymore...you'd be able to see who has been here since back then (of course, my original account is still banned by Edymnion due to 'hiding behind the Legion'...glad those days are behind us. :lol: )
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                    Caps_2-0(Moderator)
                    2745 Posts
                    13 years, 11 months ago
                    Nippy got it right. Due to necro-bumping, this thread will be locked.
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