Gotta catch ’em all with Combee

Like many guys born in the seventies and eighties, as a child, I spent many Saturday mornings watching cartoons on TV. I used to watch classics such as Transformers, M.A.S.K. and Jayce and the Wheeled Warriors and build them out of LEGO. By the time Pokémon came along, I had lost interest in cartoons (other than Ren & Stimpy). Pokémon struck me as an obvious ploy to get children to spend their pocket money on what were obviously rubbish toys. Gotta catch ’em all, right? Not at all like the cartoons I used to watch.

Ash & Pikachu

I have, of course, come to realise that my favourite cartoons were as much about selling toys as Pokémon, but I still think that much of the TV series was a bit rubbish. That said, I also realise that, to many people, Ash & Pikachu are no less iconic than Scott Tracker and T-Bob, or (dare I say it) Bumblebee and Spike Witwicky. This and the quality of the models, means that I cannot overlook these great figures built by Combee!. Pikachu looks particularly cute.

Thanks to Niels Huyzer, who suggested this to me several weeks ago.

3 comments on “Gotta catch ’em all with Combee

  1. DagsBricks

    Thank you for being one of the few people in the LEGO-sphere who seems to remember MASK. This was one of my first projects when I exited my dark grey age. I designed the first series of MASK vehicles in micro and posted them on MOCpages. I’ve got many of them built now, including series 2, racing, and a couple of split seconds. I oughta post some actual photos or something.


  2. Ralph Post author

    MASK never seems to have been as popular as GI Joe, for instance, but I know there are several LEGO fans who were fans of the series. I built my own Thunderhawk last year. Orion Pax, no stranger to TBB, has built several MASK models, including Boulder hill, which was blogged here a few years ago.

  3. DagsBricks

    I started a MASK group on MOCpages years ago but it never really took off. There was one phenomenal builder who eventually deleted his creations and disappeared. Your Camaro looks great, I love the studs up old school look for an old school cartoon.

    Oh wait, this post is about Pokemon. Mm-hm.

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