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Orko and He-Man on CNN

Today’s CtP was going to be a straight cartoon for next week, but I decided it would be a lot funnier to see what you folks can come up with. This week’s prize is: a MOC Hulkbuster Iron Man!

Before I announce last week’s winner, I’ve got a few pieces of business.

First off, it appears the Iron Man movie figures have hit eBay. So I’m sending out an S.O.S.*–if anyone spots an Iron Monger in a store (and doesn’t want him), please consider picking him up for me. I have no idea when I’ll actually see one of these things in stores, and I haven’t been able to find a place to order one online. Papa needs a giant robot.

In other superhero-toy-related news, apparently Mattel is now saying that the second wave of DCUC figures won’t ship until March 31. I wouldn’t be surprised if it were a week or two earlier than that, but I just wanted to keep those of you participating in the contest updated.

OK, on to the winner. After much nagging, I managed to get enough of a pool of entries to pick a winner:  Paul of ToyBender. His winning entry:

“Guy reading the paper: “I get it Sgt. You enjoy wearing women’s underwear. Now can you stop sending these pictures to me as ‘New Top Secret Orders from Headquarters’?”

Paul, shoot me your address and the Bizarro is yours.

One last thing: I need one more correspondent. Paul and PrfktTear are fantastic, but I’m still lacking coverage for one very important toy world: Hasbro’s Marvel stuff. Legends, Superhero Squad, all of it. If you’re an obsessive Marvel Legends collector, enjoy writing, and would like to be PGPoA’s Marvel correspondent, drop me a line. As of right now there’s no compensation other than minor fame, but I’m hoping to change that in the future.

And with that, let’s get work on this week’s Caption the Pic. I’m going to raise the stakes this time–if I don’t get at least twenty entries from different individuals, I’m pushing the Hulkbuster Iron Man back to the next CtP and will offer a somewhat lesser prize to next week’s winner.  Yeah, I’m like that.

* Great, now I’ve got that Police song stuck in my head. I’m an idiot.

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  • Figures you'd start threatening people with one I'd have a hard time captioning… but, I'm giving it a shot in support of the community! (Thanks to Wikipedia for jogging some memory… I was never a big He-Man fan.)

    Orko: I cast a Human-Growth-Hormone spell on Prince Adam on at least four occasions and once on Teela for a War Illustrated photoshoot.

    He-Man: I am not Prince Adam, I am He-Man and this is all natural baby. I have never asked anyone for a H-G-H spell. THIS IS AN OUTRAGE!

    Senator (from off-panel): Mr. Man, you are out of order. You will wait your turn to speak! Sit quietly until you are addressed or I will find you in contempt of this tribunal.

  • ORKO: … is Prince Adam.

    REPORTER (O.P.): Wow! Shocking News! Can you confirm this?

    ORKO: Check my Facebook account, I have pre and post transformation photos using time lapse photography.


  • poe, if the DCUC figures wint ship til after 3/31, doesnt that kinda kill the point of the contest since the last day we could guess was march 31?

  • @Sean–that's what I was originally going for with this one. But then it occurred to me that some people might be able to make some good presidential debate gags out of it, too.

    In the future, though, I think I'm just going to do one-panel captions with funny situations. That seems to work best.

    @Tom-Tom–For now, I'm going to wait and see–I think Mattel may just be hedging their bets there.

    But if it turns out the figures don't arrive until after March 31, I'll re-do the contest–maybe make it another caption-the-pic or something.

  • Orko: "I injected He-Man in the buttox with steroids in 1984 and with steroids and human growth hormone in 1987 and 1989 with needles he provided."

    He-Man: "Never happened, and if I have these needles and these steroids and all these drugs, what, where did I get them?"

  • ORKO: …with at least 60% of castles now in foreclosure, the subprime lending crisis is surely Skeletor's most evil, and successful, scheme yet. We now return to day forty-seven of the Prince Adam impeachment hearings, already in progress.

    HE-MAN: It depends on what the meaning of the word 'is' is. If the—if he—if 'is' means is and never has been, that is not—that is one thing. If it means there is none, that was a completely true statement.

    I made a bet with myself, not to do a steroid joke…

  • Orko: …and I said what about our friendship? And he says, "Friendship! Billy Barty will work for peanuts and won't cost a fortune to animate as a floating ghost thing."

    Offscreen: He-Man, is this the truth?

    he-man: Damn straight.


    Not my best work, but it amused me.

  • orko: i personally believe he-man is clinically insane.


    orko: i rest my case.

  • I have to try this out.

    Orko: So then Adam, well Adam turned into He-Man! All his clothing got ripped apart except for his purple shorts and purple shoes. They turned red, you see! Oh and he got a suntan.

    He-Man: Orko, why? I thought you were my friend.

    Thanks for the opportunity Poe Ghostal.