Everything Old is New Again

So I’m shopping around one of those box-stores ending in Mart and I’m in the toy department and what do I see?  SMURFS:   Plush Smurf dolls and the little plastic figurines.  The plush came with a DVD with two episodes.  For those of you who aren’t familiar with those adorable blue creatures, they look like this:

I guess they’re making a comeback too.  Just like everything else I once held sacred in my youth.  “GI Joe:  The Rise of Cobra” had a 30-second teaser during the Super Bowl as did “Transformers 2.”  If you wanted to see the inner fan-boy in me achieve orgasmic heights, you should’ve been at the sports bar I was sitting at. 

I get why it’s all coming back though . . . the technology would have been shitty if the Hollywood big-wigs tried to make these movies in the 80s (refer to Dolph Lundgren’s “Masters of the Universe”).  I admit, I felt all tingly when I saw Snakes Eyes avoiding a projectile and when he was leaping over the cable car (or was that a subway?). 

Ray Parks as Snake Eyes

Ray Parks as Snake Eyes

Pass me a tissue please . . .

I’m glad stuff from the 8os are making a comeback.  It’ll give me something else to connect with my kiddies.  They can enjoy the things I enjoyed when I was their age.  They already think I’m a bit off by my Duran Duran obsession.  But at least they get it.

I would be very afraid of a Thundercats live action film.  Or a Smurfs even.  Some concepts need to be left in the past, like Jem and the Snorks.

Voltron could be fantastic though.  I’m just throwing that out there.

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One comment

  1. Rodman · February 4, 2009

    Voltron is in the works…

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