Inhumanoids cartoon review

James / June 24th, 2011


  • Captain-Slusho

    June 24, 2011 at 2:18 pm

    this looks awesome, let’s see what happens

  • thevideogamefilmguy

    June 24, 2011 at 2:20 pm

    looks awesome

  • NinjaSPEED

    June 24, 2011 at 2:23 pm

    Wow, I can’t believe I missed this as a kid, I loved these kind of shows and we are similar in age.

  • xdeathknightx

    June 24, 2011 at 2:28 pm

    Hmmm sadly they never showed that show where l live so I missed it. Looks awesome though

  • Godzilla4Ever

    June 24, 2011 at 2:57 pm

    This looks amazing, to say the least. I gotta somehow check this out! Once again, James, thanks for showing us something original!

  • marky60

    June 24, 2011 at 3:12 pm

    Wow This show looks so epic. I grew up in the 90s and I agree, I do miss shows with balls. I remember Ren and Stimpy was one of the sickest, more demented show ever, but it was awesome. Anyone know where to find/watch Inhumanoids???

  • PorkFrydRice

    June 24, 2011 at 3:17 pm

    Here I thought I knew about all the great cartoons from the 80’s, but this one I never even heard of. Maybe it was just considered to “gruesome” and to “adult” for the children of the 80’s and that’s why it didn’t last long. That would be my guess.

  • cloob1

    June 24, 2011 at 3:21 pm

    I don’t remember this, I don’t even remember anybody having an action figure of it! I missed out!!!

  • June 24, 2011 at 3:28 pm

    I watched this video and then immediately went on and bought it. Thanks for introducing me to a lot of cool new things, James.

  • olimer1980

    June 24, 2011 at 3:49 pm

    Thanks James!! I didn’t know what was the name of this show, but I clearly remember the character that traps people inside his ribcage. Talking about great 80’s animated TV series, do you remember Visionaries? I think both of these were underrated.

  • June 24, 2011 at 3:52 pm

    There was an episode of Transformers called “The Dweller in the Depths” that was really similar to this show.

    The one weakness this show had was its human protagonists. I found them all a bit bland and generic. The show was even named after the villains and not the heroes!

    AKAIK, the only place you can get the entire series on DVD is in the UK.

  • macs311

    June 24, 2011 at 3:57 pm

    I don’t think that cartoon has ever been aired in Italy (lot of censorship here).
    It seems to be a fucking awesome cartoon! I would have really loved to see it… and I would love it still now. I’ll try to get the 13 existing episodes..

  • penumbra

    June 24, 2011 at 4:00 pm

    Wow, I hadn’t seen any of the show in ages. Still have the toys, like maybe 6 of them still in my closet. Thanks for this great flashback, it was awesome to see.

  • Crust

    June 24, 2011 at 4:04 pm

    I remember Inhumanoids, and I remember watching the episode where the blue monster eats its siblings. I was equally horrified and fascinated. Classic cartoon. Good call, James.

  • Aristotelles17

    June 24, 2011 at 4:17 pm

    I love when James makes a review, he makes you want to watch it! Keep up the good work, James!

  • June 24, 2011 at 4:28 pm

    It’s such a shame that we can’t have this kind of thing on TV anymore.

    I hate how in the US people think cartoons / animation are only for kids. And I hate how media babies children so much when it comes to TV and Movies. Please.

  • June 24, 2011 at 4:33 pm

    I loved this cartoon, I even used to have a few of the toys, but you are right no one seems to remember it.

  • Karate Kid Icarus

    June 24, 2011 at 4:41 pm

    Yeah this show was nuts. It was a horror cartoon that gave kids nightmares. I am pretty sure that is why they pulled it. That and probably some parent complained along with a complaint about the music of the time.

  • June 24, 2011 at 4:48 pm

    I’ve never even heard of this cartoon and I’m not surprised this wasn’t aired here in Brasil. There is this stupid cersorship here that ruin great series and makes others just vanish. I would have loved that cartoon when I was a kid!

  • June 24, 2011 at 4:50 pm

    By the way, 10 comment! Yay!

  • JediRob

    June 24, 2011 at 4:55 pm

    I adore this show and the associated action figures. So happy to see you cover it, and just another example of you living in my brain. Stop it!!!

    Great job.

  • June 24, 2011 at 5:07 pm

    I remember this show, I didn’t have any of the toys but it was still badass. This show also took place in the same universe as G.I Joe,Transformers and Jem if I seem to remember correctly.

  • Warrax

    June 24, 2011 at 5:21 pm

    This cartoon look awesome! I’ve never heard of this one and I thank you James for bringing this up to us.

  • ZidaneTribal

    June 24, 2011 at 5:24 pm

    This never aired outside of America. At least i didn’t see it on any TV screen in Germany.

  • spacemongoose

    June 24, 2011 at 5:57 pm

    Holy shit, I wish I could’ve watched this when I was a kid. I have to say, although a remake would probably be awful, a horror monster movie adaptation would be awesome.

  • Hourglass

    June 24, 2011 at 6:13 pm


    I’m close to the same age as James (couple years older), and somehow I missed this one. Guess I was a little too wrapped up in Voltron and the Thundercats, heh.

    Looks like a cool show, though. The monsters have a bit of a Jayce & The Wheeled Warriors vibe to them.

  • TNThielen

    June 24, 2011 at 6:25 pm

    I’m about the same age as well and loved this cartoon. I loved those toys. I remember going to the store and always wanting Metlar and D’compose. I still have a coloring book and some glow in the dark tree thing, but never had any of the big toys. Love this review!

  • sabotage161

    June 24, 2011 at 6:28 pm

    It’s about time someone remembered this great cartoon. It was one of my favorites but boasting a mere thirteen episodes has kept it obscure and mostly forgotten.

  • GoldenFrog

    June 24, 2011 at 6:43 pm

    Never heard of this one before. Looks like it was awsome, surely one of its kind. Too bad it didnt last very long, would have been something i’d be interested in.

  • Jenslyn87

    June 24, 2011 at 7:22 pm

    Damn, this show seems like something out of the ordinary! Great review, have to check up on this. Seems like something I would’ve loved as a kid.

    Thanks for doing all of these awesome reviews, James!

  • Thomas Wellington

    June 24, 2011 at 7:37 pm

    I enjoyed this cartoon and watched it in conjunction with “The Mysterious Cities of Gold” yet another quality cartoon series from the 80s.

  • thefro

    June 24, 2011 at 8:23 pm

    I remember it being on as part of the “Super Saturday”/”Super Sunday” block and the other 3 shows (Bigfoot/Robotics/Jem) I thought were crap. I remember that they were constantly shuffling the shows around so you never knew what was going to air… think I only watched it once or twice. Probably why the show didn’t catch on. I did have the lava guy who splits in two… the monsters were gigantic compared to my other action figures.

  • TomM

    June 24, 2011 at 8:30 pm

    Cool review. I’ve never seen this show but it seems pretty cool. I do have to agree with you that tv doesn’t have balls anymore.

  • Valis77

    June 24, 2011 at 8:56 pm

    inhumanoids i have never ever seen this anime before. Talk about over the top violence i so missed out on it.

  • June 24, 2011 at 9:26 pm

    Bullshit no one remembers this i still watch it! This, Madballs and DinoRiders spell youth for me.

  • June 24, 2011 at 9:33 pm

    I totally forgot about this show , I didn’t even remember what it was called, but I had some of those huge toys. The D’Compose and Metlar. They were awesome.

  • embodythejotun

    June 24, 2011 at 9:56 pm

    I definitely remember this show. I loved it as a kid. I remember wanting the Decompose big action figure so bad and never being able to find it πŸ™ The stores always had that damn Tendril that no one wanted. I also had the rock guys and tree guys. The rock ones were cool cause they had rubber band like things holding the legs and arms on so you could morph them from a rock ball into rock soldier!

  • scronan

    June 24, 2011 at 10:02 pm

    Hmm…I remember the commercials for the toys and the name of the show is very familiar, but I just can’t recall ever watching it. Might be that I did once but it scared the crap out of my two little brothers and my parents wouldn’t let us watch it…looks like a real kick ass show! I remember my brothers watching Ducktales about 9,000 times…and plenty of other 80s shows…but not this one. I would have been 12 when it originally aired…but my brothers at 3 and 5 probably would’ve shit their pants…lol.

    However, we did watch Bravestarr when it first aired…which is a fairly obscure show, but nothing like this one! I’ll definitely have to give it a watch. πŸ˜‰

  • June 24, 2011 at 10:07 pm

    Holy freak, I have completely forgot about this anime!

    Probably because they only showed a few epidosodes in our country and I was way too young when I saw them!

    Funny thing is that back then I found it normal for such gory cartoons to be on the tv!

    Nowadays they would never allow it!

  • preying4war

    June 24, 2011 at 11:10 pm

    I’ve never heard of this. Never saw an episode or a single action figure.
    I was raised on Masters of the Universe, Transformers, G.I.Joe, The Real Ghostbusters, & Ninja Turtles. The other boys shared their enthusiasm for Voltron, Thundercats, Insectors, Go-Bots, & M.A.S.K. The girls always wanted to watch Jem & The Holograms…(which in the spirit of honesty was another awesome Hasbro show I hope one day gets a Blu-ray release).

  • monkymahn

    June 24, 2011 at 11:19 pm

    Wow that’s intense. I remember hearing about this as a kid but never got the chance to check it out. I do recognize that giant green dude; my friend had that one. I’m definitely going to find this on DVD!

  • jtmoore

    June 24, 2011 at 11:32 pm

    I really use to enjoy this one, forgot the name a while ago though. It’s funny this has gotten me thinking of all the other cartoons I watched back then. Shows like Silver Hawks, C.O.P.S., Robocop, Captain Power, I even remember Sky Commanders and all the traps I would set. Thanks to you and a new channel that suddenly appeared on my TV I get to watch and remember all kinds of stuff that I missed. BTW My wife got back into Jem and I noticed that if the stuff that the Misfits pulled were in real life they would be arrested and fired out of a cannon! I wonder what other things I would notice with these old shows?

  • Erich

    June 24, 2011 at 11:36 pm

    Holy crap! This show looks B.A! They need to get all the guys who worked on this show back together again and make some new episodes with all the same artwork and everything :O

  • BrandeX

    June 25, 2011 at 12:07 am

    Japanese animation really is the best.
    Other popular works by TOEI (besides Inhumanoids) includes so many shows, including some of these familiar to western audiences:

    Mazinger (Tranzor z)
    Dragon Ball / Z / GT / Z Kai
    Fist of the North Star
    Saint Seiya
    Sailor Moon
    One Piece
    G.I. Joe
    Dungeons & Dragons
    Muppet Babies
    TMNT (Season 1 only)
    ….and on and on.

    TOEI is responsible for animating so many classics watched world wide, they are really an amazing production company. I only listed a small portion of their works. There is a good chance if you ever watched a cartoon when you were a kid and thought “this show looks cool”, TOEI may have had a hand in it’s production.

    Comprehensive list here:

  • MotherfuckerAndy

    June 25, 2011 at 12:57 am

    THANK YOU!!!! God Damn, I had never been able to recall the name of this show… my fuzzy 6 year old child memories were not enough. And although i once owned at least the huge Green monster, that couldn’t spark a successful google search. Thanks again James.

  • kaltblut1

    June 25, 2011 at 1:17 am


    I watched this cartoon as a kid, too and had the exact same feelings about it as James does. It was very creepy and unlike anything I had ever seen before. So different from Smurfs and He-Man. πŸ˜€

    They showed it at 9-10pm in Germany and it did not run for very long, probably because there were only such few episodes or it was too gruesome, but I tried to watch every episode.

    It really made an impression back then. So that years later I would still remember the show’s name so I looked it up online.

    Back in the days it was like none of my friends watched it, noone really knew about it when I brought it up years later.

    Anyway. Great to see someone else liked this show!

  • kaltblut1

    June 25, 2011 at 1:22 am

    Figures James would like it, though.

    Anyone know “Robotix” ?

    I can’t really name it, but when I think about Inhumanoids, it automatically brings up Robotix, too.

    As a kid, the shows had kind of the same “tone” to them. It’s hard to explain.

    Maybe it’s the ruthlessness they each portray in their own way.

  • June 25, 2011 at 2:50 am

    if i had seen this as a kid, i would have shit my pants, i grew up with horror movies at an early age and sure would have like this, but i have never ever heard of this show before, and i think moral-sweden would never wanted to show it on TV.

    Great tribute James and i will surely check this one out if it comes on DVD.

  • astraton

    June 25, 2011 at 3:14 am

    Wow, I agree with all the horror fans. I would have loved this but have never heard of it. Could it have possibly been banned from some countries?

    I was 17 when The Real Ghostbusters started. I was watching less and less cartoons at the time but I remember that had some amazing transformations and monsters. It was good enough to drag me back in.

    Shame I missed this one. Now the nostalgic feeling can’t be had. Would love to see some of those giant toys though.

  • June 25, 2011 at 3:30 am

    Still got the toys, and they are just as awesome now as they were back then.

  • Razorgeist

    June 25, 2011 at 3:38 am

    Ive heard of this but I had never seen it. Good lord this show looked hardcore.

  • dougiestylez

    June 25, 2011 at 4:05 am

    That show looks fucking bad ass! Being born in ’79 I grew up watching Thundercats, G.I. Joe, He-Man, Transformers, and Voltron. I have never even heard of Inhumanoids, I feel kinda deprived now.

  • dougiestylez

    June 25, 2011 at 4:09 am

    Oh yeah, I also grew up watching Silverhawks and this one show, can’t really recall the title, I think it’s something like Captain Falcon (not the F-Zero guy), but I could be wrong. I had the toy ship that interacts with the show allowing me to shoot the “bad guys” on the tv. I miss those days.

  • dougiestylez

    June 25, 2011 at 4:13 am

    Sorry for the repetetive posts, I don’t know if I’m able to edit, but Dinosaucers was another show I loved.

  • Tex Murphy

    June 25, 2011 at 4:24 am

    I remembered this show! I even have one of the DVD that contained the first 5 episodes (The Evil That Lies Within) that came out a few years ago. Too bad they stopped after the second DVD and never came out the last 3 episodes. Also, I think I still have some of the Inhumanoids toys like Metlar, Redwoods and Derek Bright.

  • likalaruku

    June 25, 2011 at 4:52 am

    Damn…I wanna see it.

    I was born in 1983, but I didn’t start watching TV until the 80s were almost over.

  • June 25, 2011 at 6:09 am

    OMG I KNOW THIS SHOW! This was one of the most Bad-assed television series I ever saw! when they stopped at 13, I was depressed. Why didnt they keep going on with it?

  • gamera138

    June 25, 2011 at 8:38 am

    i definitely remember this one. it was insane beyond belief. the toys were awesome two, my friend have the fat lava guy.

  • June 25, 2011 at 8:40 am

    You wanna know something really crazy? This series is in the same shared universe as Transformers, G.I. Joe, and Jem. The Inhumanoids even appeared on a television in the background in a “Jem” episode.

  • June 25, 2011 at 8:49 am

    That is so awesome…. it’s a shame it didn’t get a longer list of episodes, and it’s a pity that in the 90’s there was nothing near this on television.

  • OrderSolGG

    June 25, 2011 at 9:00 am

    You know… for kids!

  • Otaku4Life

    June 25, 2011 at 9:05 am

    Eventhough this epic cartoon is American, I still feel like I’m watching 80’s anime.

  • Otaku4Life

    June 25, 2011 at 9:06 am

    You should do a review of “Heavy Metal” in the future!

  • BrandeX

    June 25, 2011 at 9:26 am

    “Eventhough this epic cartoon is American, I still feel like I’m watching 80β€²s anime.”

    See my older post. This IS 80’s anime, made by TOEI, along with most of the other great shows of the era.

  • Joker83

    June 25, 2011 at 10:23 am

    I loved this show! I had the big green guy, one of my coolest toys, he was bigger than the technodrome! I loved him. But the one I really wanted was Decompose! I thought Decompose was awesome because you could trap other figures in his ribcage. Good stuff

  • June 25, 2011 at 10:57 am

    I’ve a commercial spot for the toy line on one of VHS tapes. I remember the commercials fondly as they aired during episodes of Transformers.
    I also have fond memories of the oft forgotten Visionaires.

  • June 25, 2011 at 11:06 am

    @Awesome Gamer – nice call on the Jem episode. I love the Hasbro caroons from the 80’s. I think Shout! Factory has the rights now.

  • Bluefalcon

    June 25, 2011 at 11:56 am

    I remember this series, and grew up watching it along with practically every other 80’s cartoon. They just don’t make them like they used to.


    Toei did animate a lot of 80’s cartoons, but had nothing to do with the writing, characterizations, story, etc. You can’t call something “anime”, or the proper term, Japanese animation, just because it is animated in Japan.

    Of the animated shows (all animated shows are considered “anime” in Japan regardless of country of origin, as the term itself is short for animation,) that you listed, the only ones that are as you would say “anime” would be those whose production staff, writing, story, characters, etc… all originated in Japan, originally produced for Japanese audiences.

    Shows like Muppet Babies, GI Joe, Thundercats, Sllverhawks, TMNT,Transformers, etc are American in origin.

    Case in point with TF; yes Takara invented the toys, but the toys were changed, and the story, characters, the TF universe basically were created by Hasbro/Marvel Comics. Bob Budiansky is responsible for creating the characters personalities and names and world. Japan imported TF, and did not officially create their own series until after the US run ended with Season 4. Needless to say, TF is actually an American creation with influence from the Japanese Diaclone, Microman, and Waruder toylines.

    I guess what I’m trying to say again is that it doesn’t matter where a series is animated that makes it “anime” or not. Simpsons, Family Guy, and a whole lot of other series are animated in South Korea, but are they considered Korean animation?

    Batman TAS was animated by TMS in Japan, but it’s not Japanese animation. The story, writing, characters, are American, produced for American audiences.

    Many series in the 80’s were animated in Japan for the fact that it was economic. Now, most animated series, even Japanese animation, is animated by studios in South Korea.

    The Dragonball series, One Piece, etc… these are animated series written, characterized, and produced by Japanese studios for Japanese audiences. These are the only true “anime”.

    Just my two cents, as it’s a pet peeve of mine that people refer to everything animated that has great art, story, etc… as Japanese animation, as if to say no one but Japanese can make animated series; and it’s funny since I’m of Japanese American myself. But you have to give credit where credit is due.

  • gattz

    June 25, 2011 at 12:25 pm

    Looks fuckin’ awesome. Wish I knew about it as a kid, this one went right over my head. Never even heard of it.

  • esteban138

    June 25, 2011 at 1:59 pm

    I’m a year younger than James and I think about Inhumanoids, all the damn time. I haven’t gone back and watched because my memories are so perfect, I’m afraid it won’t match my expectations, but… The show, the toys, what kid doesn’t love monsters and gore? Seriously?
    I actually had a conversation with my older brother about the show a week before this posted where he admitted to being terrified of it, despite being about 13 at the time.

  • June 25, 2011 at 2:59 pm

    Holy shit, this looked awesome. Iv never heard of this.

  • david wev

    June 25, 2011 at 3:14 pm

    THIS is what i missed out on from the 80s!? godammit! i was born too fucking late! when will kids shows start to grow some balls already? =(

  • Kiarachu

    June 25, 2011 at 4:46 pm

    Wow…I’ve never heard of this cartoon…looks fucking awesome!
    I watched at the time TMNT,Muppet Babies,Jem and the Holograms,G.I Joe,He-Man,She-Ra,Voltron and Transformers but I missed this one…maybe because it wasn’t aired in Italy?I don’t remember the commercial of the toys either…

  • asnaes1981

    June 25, 2011 at 5:40 pm

    I remember this from my childhood! I have all 13 episodes on my PC. It’s appropriate only for adults these days, imo. Inhumanoids was a gory-ass show!

  • June 25, 2011 at 7:22 pm

    Damn… this looks so insane… and awesome!

  • Kimpa445

    June 25, 2011 at 7:43 pm

    How much does James Rolf earn on making AVGN and all that stuff???

  • June 25, 2011 at 8:16 pm


    it depends on how many views he gets. the more views he gets on videos, the more advertisements are seen. the advertising companies pay by the view. i have a youtube partnership with machinima so i know from experience how video revenue is made.

  • Scary German Guy

    June 25, 2011 at 8:26 pm

    I still have some of the Inhumanoids toys I’ve saved for all these years:

    Tendril (the huge green Cthulhu-esk one)

    One of the Red Woods. – these are great, their bodies telescope up and down so you can make them short or tall.

    I also have the Magma guy who splits into two…I let my 4-year-old play with him, he loves it!

  • June 25, 2011 at 9:09 pm

    I actually remember this cartoon. It was on USA around the same time as that Mr. T cartoon and Spider-Man cartoon that was also being aired. I also believe the first Swamp Thing cartoon was being aired on USA with Voltron, G.I. Joe, and Transformers. I always wondered what had happened to this show. I guess it just lost out to other animation that was being aired around the same time. A childhood friend of mine had all the Inhumanoid toys. I was so envious of him. They released Inhumanoids on DVD in 2001. I would love to see some anime movie specials done with the series to kind of wrap things up. I know Marvel Comics also had a four part special based on the series in 1987 that I wish I still owned. Indeed, James, you and I grew up in a great era. The 80s and the early 90s had a great series of cartoons and courageous animators who were not afraid of making them adult oriented with just enough tone down to appeal to kids as well. Too bad this new generation doesn’t get the same kind of entertainment you and I grew up on. I really do feel sorry for today’s kids being babied like they are.

  • phoenix252005

    June 25, 2011 at 10:10 pm

    Wow I am really surprised! I thought I saw every cartoon show there was in the 80’s! Hey James how bout that show Centurions? No one seems to remember that show at all! Every time I bring it up people are like,”whats that?” lol

  • nate64

    June 25, 2011 at 10:45 pm

    Kudos ma man!! Great review James. I don’t really remember this cartoon of the 80’s. my genaration time period and all. thx for bringing up this lost gem of obscurity. πŸ˜€

  • Johnthegamer

    June 26, 2011 at 1:40 am

    I really only remember the toys, my friend had the monster that kind of looks like swap thing, when you held it up to a light the eyes would glow red, the cartoon however didn’t really make a impression on me the way G.I. Joe Transformers or TMNT did, I totally forgot about it until watching this video.

  • Mr. Grieves

    June 26, 2011 at 1:48 am

    Omg, THX JAMES!

    As a young kid I rented a videotape of this awesome show. It’s always stuck in my mind of how rad it was but I could never remember the name nor find anything relating to it that would lead me in the right way. And now I know, hopefully I can find some episodes!

  • viJilance

    June 26, 2011 at 2:42 am

    i’m just leaving a comment here to leave a comment

  • June 26, 2011 at 4:57 am

    I really don’t remember this show. The zombie dinosaur with the rib cage that opens might be something I very faintly remember but it could just be a nightmare that I had. I just barely remember Jayce & The Wheeled Warriors and The Silverhawks was something I didn’t know about until my teen years/adulthood.

  • dresmasher

    June 26, 2011 at 5:09 am


  • magnushaavikko

    June 26, 2011 at 12:31 pm

    Never heard of it. Although, I did have a toy similar to Transformers but instead of turning into a car or something it turned into a rock. I thought it was pretty lame and apparently there were other rock/humanoid toys. I recall one being called “Nugget” and possibly another called “Granite”. Is this from this Inhumanoids series? I note tree/humanoids.

    • JoelLovins

      December 26, 2011 at 7:14 pm

      That was a toyline called “Rock Lords” which were part of the “GoBots” line. Apparently, transforming vehicles wasn’t fun enough.

  • marvelis

    June 26, 2011 at 3:48 pm

    Wow, never heard of this one. Looks like the most badass kids show of all time.

  • Fei Wong

    June 26, 2011 at 3:50 pm

    Oh my fucking God, i must SEE THAT NOW. its…its mindblowing for fuck butts hell!!!!!!! Thank you very much James, you made my day!

  • skiswek

    June 26, 2011 at 8:35 pm

    Reviews of old school stuff is cool and all, but why are you depriving us of the good shit!?! MORE SHITTY GAMES!!!! Its been waaay too long.

    I almost get the feeling you are trying to get out of a typecast

  • June 26, 2011 at 9:02 pm

    I don’t remember Inhumanoids and only learned of it years later. Definitely looks cool though. πŸ™‚ My favorite 80s cartoon is still M.A.S.K.

  • June 26, 2011 at 9:21 pm

    James you’ve just single-handedly brought Inhumanoids back into the mainstream. Ebay auctions are about to shoot through the roof.

  • June 26, 2011 at 11:15 pm

    I also love this series’ view of politics; the conservative liberals, the liberals conservatives, the 3rd party candidate whom is laughed off stage, and the fickle united states voters who fall for anything. Sets the scene nicely for the upcoming 1988 election.

  • June 27, 2011 at 12:26 am

    WOW. Looks Awesome. I have never heard of this cartoon before. I must get the DVD’s and check it out. Thanks James. You always do great reviews.

  • Stonen

    June 27, 2011 at 1:34 am

    WTF I’ve never heard of Inhumanoids,. lol. I grew up in the 80s, NEVER seen the toys, NEVER heard of the show.

    I’m around the same age as James,. this is a first for me.

  • June 27, 2011 at 9:02 am

    Holy SHIT! I forgot all about this show, I loved it too, thanks James! Damn I was obsessed with it, I’m sure I forgot beCAUSE it lasted only so long. I had Metlar and Decompose (who was my favorite). And now I’m thinking those two rock-transformer things I have thrown into my transformer collection MUST be Inhumanoids! I’ll have to dig them out tonight and check…
    This, Transformers, Thundercats and the like were all a great introduction of japanese/asian cartoon animation style to many of us that later we’d just call ‘anime’.

  • Charza

    June 27, 2011 at 10:14 am

    I remember this show !
    I think only 2 episodes ever aired here in Europe, but this movie takes me back πŸ™‚

    I hope James will also review “The Visionaries” for that cartoon was awesome !!!

  • rex1983

    June 27, 2011 at 12:05 pm

    I really didn’t like this cartoon.

    Even though it’s a tv show from the 80’s the drawings aren’t all that good ,the main characters (the earthcore )are totally bland, the armors their wearing look really stupid,I mean why in the name of god has liquidator a helmet shaped like a heart, really it’s really shaped that way.

    the tree creatures look like they are always surprised and the inhumaoids themselves can look a whole lot better.

    PS if you don’t agree with me I REALLY DON’T GIVE A SHIT.
    everyone has a right to his own opinion and this one is miine.

  • June 27, 2011 at 2:49 pm

    There’s a damn fine song dedicated to the InHumanoids and D’Compose in particular. Hell, the whole show should have had a death metal score.

  • cheetingfuckingGAME

    June 30, 2011 at 8:30 am

    i dont remember this show at all it looks good the answer is when u have a show that every one likes it lasts longer i did not like GI-JOE it got boring but thats just me there was no P.C. in the 70s for sitcomes same thing in the 80s but with cartoons thats why they where so kick ass there where a few other shows i have yet to see on DVD, like (COPS fighting crime in a different time) (dino riders)( EXO squad) cant think of the others 90s well there was a few but not many

  • Redlion

    July 1, 2011 at 12:30 pm

    This cartoon never made it to Chilean TV, but I used to rent it a lot. I just loved the concept of a group of hi-tech guys fighting against evil monsters!

  • veritas

    July 2, 2011 at 11:29 pm

    Holy MOTHER of FUUUUCK!!! This looks INSANELY AWESOME. WHY oh WHY didn’t they show this in Germany? I need to track this down now. Thanks for bringing it to my attention. Holy shit.

  • July 3, 2011 at 4:49 pm

    There were just too many cartoons in the 80s for TV to handle at one time. In fact there were some that were only ever seen on either east coast or west coast. There were some shows I never got to see bcz they didn’t play on my local stations. From what I know, this had most to do with show cancellation than it simply being a crappy show. And then you had cases like Bucky O’Hare, but I suppose that a different story.

    I remember the Inhumanoids toys at the time, and they were pretty darn awesome.

  • Street fighter

    July 15, 2011 at 12:50 pm

    hey james i think you should review one of the best shows ever…

    swat cats!!!!

    its awsome
    street fighter

  • Bill565

    July 25, 2011 at 3:36 pm

    You really should do a review on the Dragonball Z series.

  • Schloss Ritter

    July 27, 2011 at 10:50 am

    I don’t remember this show at all. Maybe there was another show on at the same time that I watched.

    I’m surprised that any network let this air with all the gore.

  • August 1, 2011 at 2:28 am

    First off HOLY FUCK somebody besides me remembers and loves this show but you forgot to mention one thing. DECOMPOSE!!!! screaching his own name at the top of his nonexistent lungs. I remember when you did the Robowarriors review for monster madness and I saw that dino skeleton robot that’s the first thing I thought off but figured James did not know of the Inhumanoids after seeing this it’s just a missed opportunity

    Secondly, while I get the impression that James does not read these posts I gotta try … do you remember a mock cop show called Sledge Hammer?

  • ravinspawn

    September 7, 2011 at 1:02 pm

    wow man this reminds me of “Mighty Max”

  • JoelLovins

    September 11, 2011 at 1:57 am

    Inhumanoids was indeed one of the best shows of the 80s, and I am still amazed by the things they got away with. It wasn’t just Hasbro behind it, either. It was Sunbow and Marvel who produced the writing and animation!

  • Firewall_Philip_Hanan

    October 12, 2011 at 8:52 pm

    Please review Centurions, the most epic cartoon ever made. Gotta love that Tom Selleck character.

  • TheShadowluigi

    December 13, 2011 at 3:16 pm

    wow i heard of this show reacently and i was like”FINALLY!!!! Cartoonnetwork doesn’t have another shit show!”

    *hears it is cancelled*


  • Adrastia

    December 19, 2011 at 11:31 pm

    My brother had one of the toys. I think it was the plant monster. But I played with it more than he did. I only vaguely remember the series though. I’m a girl but I mostly watched the cartoons aimed at boys in the 80s and 90s.

  • deathbyafrog

    December 26, 2011 at 6:44 pm

    review spiderman tas and static shock that 90 nostogia

  • Nuketehbomb

    January 4, 2012 at 4:53 pm

    A monster who devours people and has a see-through stomach? Isn’t that a wet dream of a vorephilliac?

  • louielions

    January 10, 2012 at 11:31 am

    i have a vhs tape of this show that has about three of this show on there.. it is one of the things i kept with me throughout my life… this show was fuckin metal

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  • Sarrells

    March 4, 2012 at 2:55 am

    I just remember the guy who put people into his ribs and being absolutely afraid of him as a kid, though I loved the series. I forgot about it for years until your review, James. Thanks! I’m gonna look this shit up and enjoy it all over again.

  • HorazStCruz

    March 11, 2012 at 8:33 pm

    Always remembered this one, specially for its absolute “what the fuck is goin’ on” plot and characters. Here in Argentina it was shown in a “Super Saturday” segment along with Bigfoot and/or Jem & The Holograms episode.
    The rib cage opening and the undead heart beating is one of the most terrifying scenes i came to witness during my first school years… that and Flash Gordon’s movie ending. Mind-fucking-blowin’…

  • Dr Doug

    April 10, 2012 at 9:27 pm

    I loved this cartoon. My mom had taped a bunch of episodes for me and I pretty much wore the tape out.

  • scabby

    April 29, 2012 at 10:44 pm


    Cosign on Sledge Hammer!
    I thought that show was one of the funniest things on Earth when I was about 9 years old. Nobody else seems to remember it, though.

  • lotusclown

    June 2, 2012 at 10:06 pm

    they could never get away with showing something like this for kids nowadays yet they can get away with showing commercials for making your dick bigger on saturday morning cartoons… lol
    don’t ya luv america…

  • kaltblut1

    July 3, 2012 at 1:16 pm

    @ veritas

    they did have the show in germany. if you had cable back in the days. it ran at night, past 9pm on tele5.

  • japansgreatest

    July 16, 2012 at 4:55 pm

    Oh this show. I remember this show. I used to have fuckin coloring books from this show. One of my prized possesions as a kid was my InHumanoids and Thundercat books. You went out and bought the cards, the cards were stickers, then you put the stickers in a book, and it showed still shots from all episodes. The stickers, if you had them all, basically chronicled everything that happened in the shows. I STILL have some of those Thundercat stickers.

  • japansgreatest

    July 16, 2012 at 4:56 pm

    HAHA! I showed this video to my mom, and she remembers me wathcing this show

  • Greyfox-X

    July 19, 2012 at 8:25 pm

    OMG I WOULD HAVE LOVED THIS AS A KID, I Really like how the design shows that they were trying to think of what wood make good features for the tolys to have like the rib cage prison and the acid bath belly .

    this is class im guna go grab this right away

    Thanks james

  • likalaruku

    July 28, 2012 at 12:19 am

    1:10 Okay, tell me those two guys do not look like Superman & Lex Luthor.

  • Entropy3ko

    September 21, 2012 at 10:47 am

    FUCK , I remember the inhumanoids! One of my favorites!

    Loved that show. I actually rewatched the episodes recently on youtube.

    It was an awesome show… too bad it had only 13 episodes… πŸ™

    This show had comedy, horror, drama… wonderful!

  • MetalHorrorNES

    October 15, 2012 at 2:04 pm

    Excellent series! It’s unfortunate that it only lasted 13 episodes and I can’t believe it was approved for kids! Glad that I own it though on dvd.

  • Zyll666

    January 15, 2013 at 10:35 am

    Wow,it’s hard to believe that it was for children ! I spend the most time in the world of anime, but for this I’ll make an exception, because it’s looks cool !

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  • May 28, 2013 at 6:12 pm

    I just looked on Netflix for this show, and you wanna know what they put as one of the first search results? Adventures in Lalaloopsy Land. I am not even joking. What is even the hell with Netflix?

  • February 18, 2014 at 4:51 pm

    I never got this show in Canada. I did get this show called Exo Squad. Did James or Mike ever see it? It was sic. This race of Neo-Sapiens created by man as slaves but they revolt and there is an intergalactic war!

  • pghdave420

    March 4, 2014 at 12:43 am

    idk how most of yinz never herd of this cartoon guess yinz wernt 80s kid.i had the green tentical guy and the skeleton with rib cage toys.i also think i had the tree stump guy and maybe the red/blue guy.all your videos are great brings me back to child hood

    • pghdave420

      March 4, 2014 at 12:45 am

      i think the red/blue guy toy had like a outers shell for one color then you pop it off and the other color was inside

  • March 10, 2014 at 6:50 am

    Ever heard of Visionaries? Please, please! Revisit that! Pleeeease! πŸ˜€

  • Nate Day

    August 18, 2014 at 3:15 pm

    Gawd damn, thank you for this. I remember seeing this as a kid, but I’d never known the name of it. You made my day.

  • aidan752

    August 19, 2014 at 5:16 am

    Why is James’s voice so slow in this video?

  • Michael Tomkiewicz

    August 19, 2014 at 3:35 pm

    I do remeber this one quite well, I allways found the funniest thing about it that where i am it was pulled into a cartoon block along side Bigfoot (as in the truck) and Jem… still havn’t a clue how they desided put these together like this. Can’t remeber what the block was called but I was allways happy when this was the show they put on (it was a Sunday morning show and they usualy put up two of the three each week… assuming I remeber right).

  • Night-X

    August 24, 2014 at 12:26 am

    Another thing that end before even started.

  • Stefanoragnopazzo

    August 24, 2014 at 2:21 am

    Japan keeps producing shows with ball, but the few we get here are heavily censored.
    This was because in 1993 there was the Berserk case where we got mom’s rage because the show was too gruesome and with too much nudity for them to take.
    But Lamu had plenty of nudity and Hokuto No Ken was pretty gruesome and they got away in the 80’s, hey but don’t combine the two or mom’s rage will ensue…i guess.
    I prefer to import the Japanese DVDs of the awesome shows that they censor here, or watch them subbed online in the case that those DVD don’t get english subs, it’s the only way.

  • rodster6

    September 10, 2015 at 9:22 am

    Unhumanoids and Visionaries were far better quality cartoons than G.I Joe or Transformers so it’s a shame they both suffered the same fate of only one season each.

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