I don’t really know a whole lot about ALF, so I don’t really have much to say about this. As a kid, I wasn’t allowed to watch anything with a laugh track/laughing studio audience (yeah, I know – everyone’s got their own childhood trauma), so I never actually saw it back in the day.
Apparently this comic ran 50 issues, which means it actually ran about the same length as the show (4 season) – not bad for a TV spinoff comic!
Claw The Unconquered #5
You can build this cool model plane! And then you can win a trip to see cool planes in person! Pretty cool, huh?
So first prize is a trip to London to see an air show. But then the second prize winner gets the choice of: A) a trip to Disneyland and the Boeing plant in Seattle, or B) a trip to Disney World and an air museum in Dayton, OH.
Is it just me, or do these seem like really odd trip combinations? I mean, Anaheim and Seattle aren’t exactly neighbors, and neither are Orlando and Dayton. I get that Disney is the prize kids actually want, and the plane-related stuff is to tie in with the model planes, but couldn’t they have found some aviation-related attractions a little closer to Disney?
I’ve never really been into Street Fighter – always much more of a Mortal Kombat fan, and from what I’m reading about this movie, that’s probably for the best: 3.8/10 on IMDB, 15% on Rotten Tomatoes… it doesn’t sound like I missed much by skipping this movie!
So we all know that this movie is based on a video game, but did you know that Capcom took it one step further, and made a video game based on the movie based on the video game?? Yep, in 1995 they released Street Fighter: The Movie as both a coin-op game and as home versions for PlayStation and Sega Saturn.
Anyway, I’m hoping I got all the tags for characters/actors correct – I had to spend a bunch of time flipping between Google and IMDB to figure out who’s who. I guess you can let me know if I made any mistakes.
Here’s your chance to join the Tang soccer team… by sending in Tang labels. Hmm… that doesn’t seem like a very effective method of finding the best players.
Then again, membership includes “Pelé’s best soccer tips,” so I guess maybe that helps the more mediocre players improve their game.
I don’t know about you, but “Tang brand breakfast beverage crystals” sounds way less appetizing than just “Tang” – I guess maybe that’s why you don’t normally hear the full, official name.
Claw The Unconquered #5
I find it kind of ironic that they’re so thoroughly emphasizing the manliness of a product called Daisy – trying to compensate, hmm?
“Maybe Dad can help,” “handsome,” “man-sized,” “heft you can handle”… except for the “Dad” part, that sounds like it could be from gay porn! “Hey, handsome, I’ve got something man-sized with heft you can handle!” 😉
So a buddy came over with a bunch of NES games, and check out what one of them was – Iron Sword: Wizards & Warriors II!
Fabio looks just as fabulous here as he does in the ad!
After posting an entire series of ads from an X-Men comic, here’s an ad that actually features the X-Men! The ’90s were a good time for the X-Men – it seemed like there was every conceivable type of X-Men-branded product everywhere you turned! Well, here’s one result of that: X-Men gummy snacks!
Personally, I don’t think I’d want to put anything “X-ploding with power” in my mouth, but to each his own, I guess.