Inhumanoids: Gonzo Cartoons of the Eighties

Going with the theme of seriously weird stuff in the eighties Sunbow Productions was an animation studio that originally did television advertisements in for the G.I. Joe toy line.  Eventually they graduated to doing the full animated series for G.I. Joe and Transformers in collaboration with Marvel Productions. (now owned by Disney)

They tried something new in the world of advertainment with the Super Sunday block.  The shows were broken down into small segments with three or four in a single episode I believe the thinking was that they would run with the shows that would ‘stick’ via viewership and toy sales.  The original shoes were Jem and the Holograms, Bigfoot and the Muscle Machines and Robotix.  I may talk about this more later, but I LOVED Robotix, it was a nifty cartoon with robot dinosaurs and a genuinely creative and interesting toy.

Now the Inhumanoids, which I also really enjoyed, eventually replaced Robotix when it didn’t ‘stick’.  It was a really odd cartoon that featured giant, subterranean somewhat demonic creatures battling hero scientists in retro themed exo suits.  You can watch the entire episode above but if you don’t have the time just catch the intro.  This interest started when I came across a Tendril figure at the Toy Vault.  I couldn’t place the figure at the time, but I knew that it was there somewhere in my memory, just needed to dig a bit until memories of twenty-seven years ago came back.