Movie of the Year: 1991
1991 Action Figure Draft
What can the action figures of 1991 teach us about the Avengers of 1991? Our 1991 Action Figure/Avengers Draft decides!
We were recently cleaning out the PopFilter Vault, and look what we found! An unaired episode from our 1991 season–enjoy!
Drafting—it’s what separates us from the animals. Well, except for the West African Drafting Camel. It’s OK, go look it up: they’re really quite cute. Back? OK!
When we’re compulsively drafting things around our plush, existent studio, we ask ourselves what we are really looking for in our draftees. For this lost 1991 season episode, we were looking for the best action figures of 1991, either real or imagined, and we were drafting them into teams of Avengers. It’s a concept so simple, clean, and uncluttered as to obviate further explanation.
But what were we looking for? Action figures that made 1991 the epic year it was. Mutants who were ninjas dealing with the struggles of being teenagers who were also turtles. Robots who dreamt of being cars, planes, or even a boomedbox. Other, different, robots who dreamt of killing the savior of mankind, pitted against those who dreamt of saving him. We draft until one of us literally flees the studio crying because we love our listeners more than we could ever love each other.
Then we vow never to lose the episode. And, if we somehow should lose the episode, we vow to find it and publish it at a time in the future, convenient to our release schedule.
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