With the resurgence of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, I thought; “Why not the knockoffs?” back in the day when TMNT really caught on we were flooded with animals with human qualities who fought crime … Tigersharks, BattleToads, Extreme Dinosaurs, even CyBoars LOL
This post I will focus on two of the most popular and unknown … least remembered TMNT alternative lol
The Wild West C.O.W. Boys of Moo Mesa and The Biker Mice from Mars
The Wild West C.O.W. Boys of Moo Mesa
Wild West C.O.W. Boys of Moo Mesa came out in 1992 created by the artist of TMNT … so that’s something.
Of course there’s mutation this time a meteor in lieu of Ooze. The best was their names lol
Marshal Moo Marshal
The Cowlorado Kid
The Dakota Dude
… not to mention Cowlamity Kate Cudsterand Cody Calf
They fought Sheriff Terrorbull and The Mayor Oscar Bulloney LOL …
The cartoon went for 2 seasons; they had toys of course, even a video game
… they did work with The TMNT a few times, which never made it to the show (only in comics) … would’ve been hilarious tho
Oh and C.O.W stood for “Code Of the West” lol
A year later in 1993 we got
Biker Mice from Mars
No mutation this time, these mice were from outter space! lol
They fled their planet and crashed on Earth … in Chi-Town no less! This was more Transformers than TMNT though as the main baddies the Plutakians ran the mice off of Mars and then followed to earth to steal earth’s resources
… they even had a Chicago big wig who was a Plutarkian in disguise lol
They had an “April” named Charlene … and the Mice antagonist … the guy in disguise? His name was … Limburger (naturally.)
The Mice were: Modo, Vinnie, and Throttle (The Leader)
Vinnie was the cool one, he got the ladies
Along with Limburger, off course there were other interesting names, even more notable were the actors who voiced them
Grease Pit, Rimfire, Carbine, and Napoleon Brie were voiced by Brad Garrett, Brian Austin Green, Leah Remini, and Luke Perry lol
… Continuing with the 90210 theme Vinnie was voiced by Ian Ziering
The mice went 3 seasons and had the toys and a Video game
Do you remember these shows?
Did you watch? Play the games? Have any of the toys?
Which would you want back?
Which one is better?