Tuesday, March 19, 2024

X-Men on Television

Today's X-Men post is from Wizard magazine and TV Guide, plus a bonus YouTube clip from another channel I run. Wizard dedicated a special issue to the X-Men's 30th Anniversary in 1993 and while the issue has a lot of articles, I only scanned the one about television since I'm posting X-Men coverage to coincide with the debut of the new animated show X-Men '97. It doesn't have many images but it is an interesting read as it discusses all of the Marvel Comics mutants' appearances on TV before 1993 and how the 1990's animated series struggled to find a home. The article from TV Guide is about a 1996 television movie based on the Generation X comic book that spun off from the X-Men in 1994. Reviews of the movie are on the poor side and I don't recall if I ever saw it, but I don't think I did.

TV Guide - February 17, 1996

Inside Edition (1993)
This is a story that the show Inside Edition ran about the animated series not long after its debut. I may have recorded over the very end though, I'm not too sure if I only cut off Professors X's dialog or something more. 

Monday, March 18, 2024

[YouTube] X-Men 1990's Action Figures

Both the X-Men comic book and animated series were quite popular during the '90s which led to numerous X-Men-branded toys and other products being produced. Some of those included Micro Machines, trading cards, playing cards, yo-yos, Colorforms, board games, video games, and action figures, of course. Toy Biz made the most of its partnership with Marvel that began in 1990, even becoming part of the Marvel empire in a 1993 deal. Throughout the '90s it released a variety of X-Men, X-Force, and some other "X" character action figures and accessories. This is by no means a comprehensive look at what Toy Biz made, just at the X-Men action figures I collected, plus a Bend-Em! To save time I did take group photos for many of them.



Generation X


Sunday, March 17, 2024

X-Men Advertisements

Continuing the X-Men coverage with a post of all ads. Seeing as how the blog began as a game ads project, I decided to put every ad featuring the X-Men I have in one place. Along with video game ads, I've got other product ads, some that also appear on the Vault 1541 Facebook page where I upload various things like food, apparel, and trading card ads. Even if they aren't specifically X-Men ads, I'll include scans of ads with X-Men characters, like Wolverine, too.

Non-Game Products

Video Games