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Old Jan 18th, 2008, 08:00 AM        The Grotesquely Glorious Return Of Madballs!
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Old Jan 18th, 2008, 08:23 AM       
I only had Lock Lips. I was more of a M.U.S.C.L.E guy myself.
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Old Jan 18th, 2008, 09:11 AM       
I never had the normal ones, i did though have one of the action figures versions of Oculus Orbus, The head was a heavy bouncy ball, which was superb in he-man battles.
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Old Jan 18th, 2008, 10:16 AM       
I know for a fact I had Oculous, Skull Face, and TD Terror, but I think I may have had more. So much nastiness in such a small thing...glorious.

Rog, how is the weight on the new ones? I seem to remember the old ones needed a bit more density to them.
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Old Jan 18th, 2008, 10:58 AM       
I cannot possibly tell you how much I love the WTF Ball article.
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Old Jan 18th, 2008, 01:00 PM       
You can really tell on the photo of you squeezing Brain Bash that it took alot more effort to expose the innards than the other two. Look at those tendons!
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Old Jan 18th, 2008, 03:34 PM       
Anyone ever see the Madballs cartoon? Some advice: Don't. It's truly awful. But if you enjoy pain you can find it on Youtube.

Those toys rule. I loved Touchdown Terror as a kid, and the new version looks even cooler.
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Old Jan 18th, 2008, 04:05 PM       
Is Captain Clueless supposed to be the lovechild of He-Man and the Hulk?
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Old Jan 18th, 2008, 04:40 PM       
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Old Jan 18th, 2008, 05:22 PM       
yes! i loved these things. my parents would never buy me one, sadly, but my cousins had them all.
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Old Jan 18th, 2008, 10:15 PM       
Man too bad i wasn't around to see those awesome glorious MADBALLS! now thanks to you Roger, I now want one.
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Old Jan 19th, 2008, 12:11 AM       
I LOVE THE MADBALLS!

Redesigned or not, I'm very glad they're back!

I just hope they get around to the "super" Madballs. I had "Touchdown Terror" as a kid (this was before my house burnt down) and would love a chance to get one again.
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Old Jan 19th, 2008, 03:39 AM       
My goodness - I remember these awesome beauties.

I used my ones in imaginary battles against my Sectaur toys. They kind of suited each other. Ah the golden days of youth.
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Old Jan 19th, 2008, 09:10 AM       
I feel compelled to purchase!

Why is it that you can get me to buy shit, but multi-million dollar ad campaigns have no effect whatsoever?

My guess? You're made of pure awesome.
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Old Jan 19th, 2008, 09:27 AM       
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Old Jan 19th, 2008, 06:31 PM       
Wasn't there a MadBall cartoon to? I had only one of these as a kid
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Old Jan 20th, 2008, 02:22 AM       
There was indeed a cartoon. I remember hiring them at the video store when I was a kid. My favourite one was the 'Gross Jokes' special (A collection of humorous skits, unlike the regular episodes).

The new Madballs look even better than the old ones, ESPECIALLY in the case of Screamin' Meemie and Slobulus.
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Old Jan 20th, 2008, 02:52 AM       
I never had any of the Madballs. I had Star wars figures for a couple years but they mysteriously disappeared.

The next day my parents had 3 cases of Night Train.
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Old Jan 20th, 2008, 04:18 AM       
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Rog, how is the weight on the new ones? I seem to remember the old ones needed a bit more density to them.
They're pretty much the same density as your average Nerf ball. The "SICK" series Madballs are a lot heavier though since they're made of rubber and filled with all sorts o' gunk.

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I cannot possibly tell you how much I love the WTF Ball article.
Hehe thanks. It's scary to think that's the WTF Ball is still lurking out there somewhere isn't it?

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You can really tell on the photo of you squeezing Brain Bash that it took alot more effort to expose the innards than the other two. Look at those tendons!
Yeah, that ball is definitely the thickest of the bunch, but as you can see, it's well worth the extra squeezing effort to make those brains bubble out like that. Mmmm tasty!

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Why is it that you can get me to buy shit, but multi-million dollar ad campaigns have no effect whatsoever?
Probably because multi-million dollar ad campaigns try to target people by speaking to them in a way that they think is "hip" - but it comes off as nothing but insincere instead. They're writing/talking about stuff because they have to... I'm simply doing it because it's what I love to do. Just like you guys, I'm a big fan of this kind o' stuff, so hopefully all this stuff I say is easy for you to relate to. At least more so than your average McDonald's ad campaign

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Wasn't there a MadBall cartoon to? I had only one of these as a kid
Yeah, but they were nothing to write home about, believe me. Just look 'em up on Youtube and you'll see what I mean. American Greetings actually sent me a copy of the old Gross Jokes video on DVD for some laughs. And when I say "laughs" I mean "tears of agony". It's just one of those things that proves they didn't need to make extra stuff for the Madballs line back then... it was fine with just the balls and nothing more.

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The new Madballs look even better than the old ones, ESPECIALLY in the case of Screamin' Meemie and Slobulus.
Yeah they all look way better than ever before, that's why I can't wait for them to release the 2nd series and hopefully some of those Super Madballs.
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Old Jan 20th, 2008, 03:59 PM       
I remember the cartoon more than anything else except at my blockbuster they only had the pilot. I think they played "great balls of fire" every five minutes or so.
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Old Jan 20th, 2008, 06:54 PM       
That is awesome. Grotesquely awesomely awesome
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Old Jan 20th, 2008, 11:00 PM       
I gave all my old boxed up toys to my friends' kid, so I still get to play with oldschool Madballs to this day. Yay for me!
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Old Jan 21st, 2008, 12:37 AM       
I remember when I was 4 some kid tryed to freak me out with a skull face and I picked it up and shot it right at his eye.
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Old Jan 22nd, 2008, 04:24 PM       
What stores carry these and how much do they cost?
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Old Jan 22nd, 2008, 05:04 PM       
I already stated in the article what places carry them. You should already be able to find them at Toys 'R' Us stores.

As for online places, Urban Outfitters is currently selling the standard Series 1 Madballs for extremely cheap - click here to see. (note: you have to use their little dropdown menu to select the ball you want, but they do have all 6 regular Madballs)
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