Saturday, January 28, 2012

Cinemassacre + Inspector Gadget = Review

I just found out that James Rolfe of Cinemassacre (probably best known as The Angry Video Game Nerd) came out with an in-depth, 2-part review of the Inspector Gadget series back in November! He starts out by saying it's one of his favorite cartoons of the 80s (cool to hear!) and goes on to make a lot of other (mostly) good points about the show's storylines, its inspirations and its characters. Watch and enjoy!

UPDATE (December 18, 2012): The Youtube videos I had originally embedded are no longer up, so I'm embedding the review directly from Cinemassacre's official Blip Channel instead.

UPDATE #2 (November 30, 2015): The embeds I posted in 2012 no longer work, and for some reason I can't find any embedding options on so I decided to just link directly to the videos instead. Go here for Part 1, and here for Part 2.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

More Wallpaper-Worthy Pictures from the Original Series

These 6 high quality pictures (three of which I used in the temporary banner for this blog) were originally found at the French site Tout Le Cine (click here to go to the 'Inspecteur Gadget' section). These pictures seem to be scans of original cels like the ones from THIS TV. Whatever the source, they look nice. (Well, perhaps except for the one with Corporal Capeman in it. You know... because Corporal Capeman is in it.)

From "Unhenged"

From "Gadget and the Red Rose"

From "Plantform of the Opera"

From "Plantform of the Opera"

From "Smeldorado"

From "Gadget Meets the Clan"

Friday, January 6, 2012

Vintage Merchandise: Dress Up The Gadget Characters

The "Gadgetocromos" sticker album, directly from Spain of 1983, allows you to change around the I.G. characters' wardrobes as much as you like! Wanna make Penny a 1/3 vampire? Simple: borrow the vampire part from Chief Quimby. From this very cool blog about Spanish sticker albums.