Bits & Pieces

More fun with Bacardi!


Yeah, we missed April Fool’s Day last year, but we did get a quick commemorative gag off for 2008 — our pal Bacardi eating to a fun banjo tune! If you haven’t seen it (or want to check it out again!), you know where to click.  (4/1/08)

Take that, Trypticon!


In this awesome guest review, Tresob Yr of the Star Wars Action Figure Theater gives us a firsthand look at the unlicensed Kabaya Transformer Metroplex model. There’s even a bonus mini-comic, so check it out!  (3/18/08)

In Grodd we trust.

A Crayon Haiku #75!

Do you realize that three of the last five haikus have been about Grodd? Including this one, make that four out of the last six — ’cause that evil man-eating ape is back again in A Crayon Haiku #75! Fear the super-gorilla.  (3/18/08)

I <3 Allison Mack.

A Crayon Haiku #74!

We’re convinced that “Smallville” is the worst live-action show based on a comic book superhero to date — that JLA pilot can’t be worse — yet we’ve still been watching it lately. Why, you ask? The answer is simple.  (3/3/08)

More monkey madness...

A Crayon Haiku #73!

Why does the DC universe have so many gorillas?! In A Crayon Haiku #73, we see the latest Kong destined to join the ranks of our DC roster. It’s only a matter of time before we get to Solovar and the Ultra-Humanite.  (2/26/08)

The 2008 Series 2 Madballs!


The new Series 2 Madballs aren’t in stores yet — but since Basic Fun was kind enough to send us a preview set, we’re bringing you an advance review! This wave has its pluses and minuses, but the kids should dig it.  (2/18/08)

Grodd just can't stay away.

A Crayon Haiku #72!

Yes, Gorilla Grodd is back AGAIN… and in A Crayon Haiku #72, he’s brought something with him! Could this be the beginning of a Legion of Doom plot to subdue humanity through germ warfare? We certainly hope not!  (2/14/08)

He's baaaa-aaaack...

A Crayon Haiku #71!

Grodd proves that you can’t keep an evil gorilla down — and that, like in comic books and on Super Friends, his appearance has been known to change considerably — in A Crayon Haiku #71. I love the purple cape.  (1/30/08)

Grodd likes the star-spangled booty.

A Crayon Haiku #70!

Animals attack in A Crayon Haiku #70! Gorilla Grodd’s not devouring hostages or hurling cars through buildings this time around, but he’s still a pretty dangerous customer… especially if you’re a member of the fairer sex.  (1/29/08)

A Care Bears/Madballs crossover?!?!?


…together! There have been plenty of amazing comic book crossovers, but none so unlikely as the 1987 meeting of the Care Bears and the Madballs. Intrigued? Then check it out here, but beware: awful puns abound.  (1/26/08)

Let the universe howl in despair... again!

A Crayon Haiku #69!

In the last haiku, we saw the DC heroes defeated by an evil new member of the toy collection. Today, we learn that he is not alone! Together… just the two of them… they will discover the secret of the anti-life equation.  (1/25/08)

That lion is wearing glasses.


Short fiction returns to Scary-Crayon with an all-new story entitled “The Lion That Wore Glasses”! Well, technically it’s an old story, but still. And no, the title’s not trying to be clever: it really is about a glasses-wearing lion.  (1/20/08)

''The skies will rain fire. The oceans will boil...''

A Crayon Haiku #68!

The formerly hero-centric (sorta; the ‘zarro twins mean well!) DC Comics action figure collection of Scary-Crayon is rocked by the arrival of its latest addition in A Crayon Haiku #68. Let the universe howl in despair!  (1/18/08)

Now taking submissions!


That’s right — Scary-Crayon is now taking submissions! Well, we always kinda sorta were, but now it’s officially official. Wanna submit? Read the lengthy guidelines first so you know just what you’re getting into.  (1/4/08)

That'd look great atop a Christmas tree, eh...?


George and the Christmas Star — the story of one man’s quest to retrieve the Star of Bethlehem and stick it atop his Christmas tree — is the official favorite holiday special of Scary-Crayon. Read our review to find out why!  (1/1/08)

When predators attack, Chris Hansen is on the case!

Dusty Plastic HELL: Hot Flash #103!

Dateline NBC‘s “To Catch a Predator” is the kind of show you’ll likely go to Hell for enjoying — and in Dusty Plastic HELL: Hot Flash #103, we spotlight one of the reasons it’s so hilarious. These predators are idiots.  (1/1/08)

Freaky fun for everyone in 2007!


The Madballs have finally returned, and we couldn’t be more thrilled. Sure, they’ve changed over the years — as seen in this review and comparison piece — but they’re still the same ghastly globes at heart… head.  (12/18/07)

The epic battle between evil and eviler rages on...


Okay, Street Blazers doesn’t threaten death, but the toyline does inspire despair by offering no heroic sides in the race to decide the fate of Earth. In addition to discussing the line, we review the Dante 7″ tractor trailer.  (12/12/07)