The League XXVIII: Ninja Attack!

Why do I all too frequently write up these League posts on Sundays?  Usually its because it takes me all week to think of how I want to answer the question.  Never has that been more true than this week.  I could not think of an answer.  Then there I was late Saturday night, doing dishes, when inspiration hit.  Inspiration to the following question:

Who would you take in an 80′s character fantasy draft? Your team’s goal will be to defeat a shady conglomerate of Russian businessmen and their team of hired ninjas. It’s go time.

If you want to answer cool questions like this, start reading Cool and Collected and maybe you too could join the League of Extraordinary Bloggers!

I need to think of a way to defeat these ninjas and Russians.  Sure I could pick random characters from the 1980s but if they cant stop a Ruskie then what good are they on the list?  No good!  Therefore I need to think of the enemies in order to discover the heroes.  Ninjas use darkness to conceal their movements.  The Russians of the 80s were big on Communism (but as they are businessmen actually trying to be Capitalists).  Therefore I only have one answer.  One thing that can destroy darkness and celebrate capitalism.  Glow in the dark toys from the 1980s!

The first line of defense are the Super Naturals from Tonka.  Holograms in the head and chest, but best of all – glow in the dark swords!  It will be the rare Russian businessman and/or ninja who could hold their sanity long enough to face these frightening adversaries.  The battle is nearly won right here.

Image of the Super Naturals comes from Action Figure Blues.

As the GI Joe animated movie taught me, once your opponents think they are free from the initial wave of defence that is the perfect time to unleash the denizens of the deep!  It time for the creepy looking creatures of nightmares to rise up from the Earth and destroy the enemies!  Attack my army of the underworld!  Attack my glo worms!

But maybe, maybe there are still some Russian ninjas or Ninja Russians who can get past both lines of defense.  These villains need something to put the fear of God into them.  Something that is so horrific, it has even halted Prince Adam himself.  From time and space I summon forth…. Scare Glow!

Yeah.  Damn right.  Who could get past the Scythe of Doom?!

Well, just in case someone does.  In world that is just beyond the realm of possibilities there is only one, no!, two men who have the skills we need.  Two men who have experience against ninjas.  Two men from the heart of the 1980s.  Two men who have… THE GLOW!




Classick joins the League with his Bro Battalion.  I strongly suggest checking out Classick and friends at the Cold Slither Podcast.


Reis of Lair of the Dork Horde has a picture so amazing I borrowed it for a post.


Shezcrafti and I have one overlap.  Which I’m a little surprised doesn’t happen more often.


Goodwill Hunting 4 Geeks may have picked the best images of the week.   And a damn fine team too.


Paxton Holley.  Gymkata.  That is all.


Tom Krohne is a genius for throwing in that post credits scene.




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