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Saturday Morning Cartoons – Captain Power and the Soldiers of the Future

Rise and shine, my friends, it’s Saturday morning! You know the drill:

Go grab your favorite breakfast treat
Hop in to your favorite spot
Get ready for some old school Saturday morning fun!

This week, I wanted to go a bit of a different route, as a recent purchase from the fine folks over at Meep Meepleton’s World of Fun has led me down a rabbit hole!

So with that, this week, rather than check out a cartoon, we’re going to go back to 1987 to check out the oh-so-unique Captain Power and the Soldiers of the Future!

For those unfamiliar with the series, here’s a breakdown from the Captain Power Wiki:

Captain Power and the Soldiers of the Future is a science fiction-action television series, merging live action with animation based on computer-generated images, that ran for 22 episodes in Canadian and American syndication. A toy line was also produced by Mattel, and during each episode there was a segment that included visual and audio material which interacted with the toys.[1][2][3] A production of Landmark Entertainment Group, Captain Power and the Soldiers of the Future was created by Gary Goddard and Tony Christopher, and developed by Marc Scott Zicree, with J. Michael Straczynski becoming de facto head writer. Plans to bring the series back, set 28 years after the first series, were announced in July 2016. Goddard Film Group, headed by one of the original series co-creators, Gary Goddard, was one of the development teams working on the new series.[4]

If this is all new to you, there’s one key takeaway – The programs interacted with the toys!

On that note, let’s get to it!

How cool is that?! As noted earlier, I’ve recently begun to re-collect the line, so I hope to bring you some old school toy reviews soon. Stay tuned!

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