Let's look at one more of Sakomoto's E-Hobby pitches while we're on this tangent of unused concepts. Transformers Part One was similar to Bravemasters in that it would have used non-screen character toy molds from the movies. However, instead of a series taking place in a specific timeline, it was seemingly a general classic characters line. I'd like to think there would have been some fiction to go along with and give the toys a setting for these new looks to take place in. It makes me think of Machine Wars a little as is. The way we've got the classic characters in new bodies made from older toys with no apparent setting. Either way, it looks like it would have been a lot of fun.
One thing I wish would take off here in the states is those neat trading card arcade games that I see often in Japan. It seems every attempt just kinda stalls. Which surprises me as trading cards and video games are always popular. Seeing as the toys to life craze is dying down (something I was too very into until burning out about a year before it started dying out itself) I can understand. But something like a card game seems pretty easy to sell. Specially in today's world of smart phone games, I figure just scan a code on the card and boom. Either way, man, I'd love it if it was a thing here. This Animated card game by SEGA had some really neat cards and while I don't know if the games were fun or not (I can see myself enjoying The Shooting, not sure if The Chase would be fun), I'd certainly enjoy myself participating in the activity.
Fuzzy Pumper Monster Shop is probably one of the the worst names for a toy that I can imagine. There's just no way to say that out loud without feeling a little embarrassed. Oddly enough, Fuzzy Pumper (sigh) was a line of Play-Doh sets that still continues to this very day! Now they're called 'Buzz n' Cut' or 'Crazy Cuts' because... dude. Awkward names aside, this is the classic Play-Doh barbershop. You know how it works, Put the head on the thing, push the 'doh' through and watch the wacky crazy hair grow! Then give it a hair cut, any crazy style you want. Any color! What's so special about this set is that it's a particularly spooky themed one. MONSTERS! The wolfman's got a funky green and red beard! Frankenstein's got a pink dreadlocks! The Zombie has a Chelsea because it's into 90's alt rock! Then when your monster customer gets mad at the terrible job you did on it's precious hairdo, you can just lock it up! There&
I'm not a Dungeons and Dragons guy. I've tried to play it, it seems awesome, I'm just not a role player. I've certainly enjoyed D&D in other forms. The cartoon (which was awesome), the old toy line, various books and the occasional video game. You know, stuff. The stuff is great. One character that I've always loved and held in high regard is Warduke. Warduke is good stuff. I was first introduced to Mr. Duke by getting his action figure, then he'd pop up on the cartoon and other outlets (odd children's book via weekly reader and other stuff). Just pure bad ass. One day I'm going to replace my old action figure of him (his parts lay in memorial at my Mom's house). Though despite only getting that one action figure, I've kinda gotten him in other forms. It's a stretch, but work with me here, I'm going somewhere with this. Somewhere bad ass. Warduke has a very distinct looking design. Know how you see a skeleton warrior and Skelet