Jonny Quest 8-inch Retro Action Figures

Figures Toy Company managed to snag a license to produce 8-inch retro action figures based on Hanna Barbera properties. This line of Jonny Quest figures gets things started off right.


Jonny Quest
Roger “Race” Bannon
Hadji Singh
Dr. Benton Quest

Gilligan’s Planet — Where’s the DVD Set with Commentary?

One of my favorite pop culture blogs, BooBerry Alarmclock, highlights some screen caps and YouTube vid of the classic 1980s Saturday morning cartoon, Gilligan’s Planet.

Even if you’ve never seen it, the title probably gives it away. The Professor manages to build a spaceship (of course — why didn’t he think of that before!) to get off the island, but of course things go awry and the castaways end up marooned on another planet.

Except for Tina Louise (who obviously had issues with the whole Gilligan gig), all the original cast provided the voices.

So my only question is how come its 2009 and this still isn’t on DVD?

The Secret Saturdays Cryptid Lab

To promote its cryptozoological-influenced cartoon The Secret Saturdays, Cartoon Network has added a Flash-based Cryptid Lab that lets the user design their very own cryptozoological creature buy selecting from various parts and then modifying/re-coloring them.

It’s no Spore Creature Creator, but considering it’s all done in Flash there’s a surprising level of customization possible.