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    Little known cartoons

    So we've probably grown up with the greats like Masters of The Universe, Ninja Turtles among others but there are many cartoons that are unknown to a lot of people so I figured I'd make a thread dedicated to us talking about cartoons we grew up with that maybe few people have not heard of.

    First up is Mighty Max. This came out early 90s I believe and was a toy tie-in. Basically, a kid gets a red cap that can create wormholes that can take him to different places and was teamed up with a fowl and a barbarian dude. I recall it being pretty cool at the time of watching it. Not much to say since it didn't stick with me like other shows.

    Another one is one based on Rambo...no, I'm not kidding. This was real.



    That's right. Someone thought that a movie series featuring a PTSD-ridden vietnam veteran who stabs and shoots a crap-ton of people would make great saturday morning material. It's actually pretty hardcore as far as kid shows go because it actually had fairly realistic guns, like AK-47s and M-60s. Granted, when it was used nobody could hit the broadside of a barn and Rambo only used them to blow up vehicles but still, not something you could get away with today. Hell, not even G.I. Joe could do that back in the day. It had some pretty nutty moments like Rambo getting into a sword fight with the son of Dracula (!?!). You know, maybe the makers of this show were on to something. In an age where we get shows like Steven Universe which consists of characters singing and crying, maybe what we really need is a cartoon where the lead solves their problems using M-60s, Kbar knives and raw manliness.

    Speaking of cartoons based on R-rated properties, we had one for Starship Troopers called Roughnecks.



    I recall this being really cool. It was basically a war drama, something that you don't see very often. It actually had a well done story with some nicely done action series and expanded the universe saw in the movie and even included things from the book like the powered mech suits. Speaking of which, I've always thought the suit and weaponry looked much cooler than it did in the movie. Oh, and a fun bit of trivia...Steve "Harry MacDougall" Staley voiced an alien who was a reoccurring character that would help out the squad.

    The last one was the 60s Captain America cartoon. My dad used to buy the VHS tapes for me back when I was a youngin. It was really cheaply made, basically taking comic book panels and gave it "motion". I wouldn't be surprised that the budget on the show was 60 bucks. Watching it now...it's a hoot. Seriously, the show is packed with so much bizarre and daft moments that it actually makes it charming. I mean, you'd never see in the MCU Iron Man driving a truck so Captain America can "Water ski on dry land", Ant-man giving the most stoner faced expression ever and The Avengers being defeated by a court order.



    Anywho, feel free to share lesser known cartoons that you've seen!

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    I never watched Masters of The Universe only saw few episodes of the Turtles. My shows were mainly the 90's animated series of X-Men, Digimon, Pokémon and such. Don't think I seen little know cartoons... though mighty Max rings a bell. I don't remember much from my childhood at all, a bad upbringing and whatnot.

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    One cartoon I really liked as a kid that no one seems to remember is “Dino-Riders.” In the distant future, this race of humanoid aliens are chased by evil reptilians through a wormhole in space/time that lands them trapped on prehistoric earth. They use their remaining technology to befriend or enslave (respectively) dinosaurs and use them to continue their war.Little known cartoons-img_3633-jpg

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    Did that air on the USA network back in the day? I ask because the pic you posted seemed vaguely familiar and I could've sworn that there was a show on USA that aired something like this. Perhaps it's just the animation style is similar to some of the shows from that channel?

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    I honestly can not remember. I want to say it was Disney channel because I remember that Donald Duck cartoons came on afterwards. I don’t know if other networks had the rights to Disney cartoons back in the day.

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    Pirates of Dark Water. Was so sad when this show got canceled. When all the old school talk comes up I've never had anyone mention this series. Personally was an all time favorite of mine:

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    We had a movie store downtown go out of business. They had a closeout sale and I picked up the whole animated starship trooper series.
    "(21:31:30) Kokirininja: will she notice the globs of glue....?
    (21:31:56) TheMachetejoe: Nope! I'm as stealthy as a mouse...on bear adrenaline."
    "(18:42:32) Hannah: I like to giggle when I sit in chairs."
    "(19:46:20) lloydSSJ4: I was contemplating my similarities with Fred Luo, while making a sandwhich."
    Referring to Spammers
    (23:27:52) Mantis: I'm thinking of banning the whole of the Philippines from the site.
    (23:27:56) Mantis: The whole bloody country.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kokirininja View Post
    Pirates of Dark Water. Was so sad when this show got canceled. When all the old school talk comes up I've never had anyone mention this series. Personally was an all time favorite of mine:

    Sweet! I remember that show! I had the action figure of the main character when I was little. Wasn't there a SNES game as well. I wasn't as big on it as some of the other shows I've seen as a kid but I remember thinking that it was a fun show.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kokirininja View Post
    We had a movie store downtown go out of business. They had a closeout sale and I picked up the whole animated starship trooper series.
    I quite recently watched a certain animated Starship Troopers series with Starwind55.



    But back on topic, honestly I'm not really sure. Aside from the obvious ones like Hanna-Barbera series, TMNT, Spider-Man, etc., I didn't really watch anything particularly obscure. Most animations I watched as a little boy really don't meet the 'cool' criteria.

    Does this count?



    Yeeaaahhhh... British TV has always been very lacking, be it live action or cartoons.
    Gene: "Have faith in me guys, enjoy the ride—you're in good hands. I can handle this. I can do it!"
    Jim: "How do you know?"
    Gene: "I don't!"
    Jim: "I knew it."
    Gene: "That's okay. There's a first time for everything!"

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    Growing up, I used to love watching Sky Commanders before I head on to school. It's the typical cartoon where there are two groups of people fighting over which one to rule the sky. They don't use planes or ships or anything, but they have a device that shoots rope from end to end, and they use it for getting from point A to point B. I am having a hard time explaining exactly how it is so I'll post a clip on YouTube.


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