Thursday, February 12, 2015

Inhumanoids: Where Have You Been All My Life?

Today over at AIPT, I reviewed an awesome cartoon series from the '80s I never saw until now: Inhumanoids!

Inhumanoids: Where Have You Been All My Life?

The series was short-lived, but for what it accomplished in its 13 episodes it was really damn cool.  While not as well-known as Transformers or G.I. Joe (or even Jem), it was easily one of the best cartoons Hasbro and Sunbow produced during their partnership.

I'll get back to Turtle reviews this weekend.


Chet said...

'Inhumanoids' is one of those forgotten '80s cartoons which has gained something of a cult following in the last few decades. I actually got to know it after watching old cartoon theme songs on YouTube. There are various compilations of '80s theme songs of cartoons you might have never heard of, but which seem pretty damn cool by the looks of the opening credits alone. 'Inhumanoids' is one of those.

Looking back, it seems TMNT might've been responsible for the decline in children's television in the early '90s. Somehow by the time TMNT hit it big, concerned people seemed to get aware of cartoon violence, even though TMNT was much softer and friendlier than many of the other '80s cartoons. 'Transformers' had a full cast being murdered. JUST TO SELL NEW TOYS. Even some 'David The Gnome' episodes were scary or even a bit lewd for a children's cartoon (plus, it had the saddest season finale to any kid's show ever). Yet, I feel TMNT were the ones to get blamed, and then all the fun was over.

Luckily, by that time, Ren & Stimpy came along.

Patrick C said...

The Inhumanoids toys were awesome, and the show was legit scary at times. I hadn't thought about them in years, thanks for the post.

Anonymous said...

What made you decide to review this show?

Anonymous said...

Surprisingly, one of the Inhumanoids worked as an inspiration for the "alien baddy" in one heck of a videogame in the Commodore 64, a really gory one.