Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Disney Descendants/Marvel XOver

Disney Descendants/Marvel XOver

Because It was promised a long time ago,here is my Disney Descendants/Marvel XOver.

Story: A great evil (shuma gorath jr.) has come to Auradon,with plans on conquering the world. Fairy Godmother feared this day would come,so she recruits Jay,Evie,Mal,Ben,and Carlos to combat this evil.

Using special stones she got from Dr.Strange,Fairy Godmother grants the 5 Super Powers.

Ben is granted the Powers of a Super Soldier and becomes Captain Auradon. Carlos is given a Gamma burst to become The Silver Hulk. Jay is given Mutant Powers that grants him Super Speed and becomes Crimson Streak. Evie gets Mutant Powers as well,her abilities are a mix of Sue Storm's and Psylocke's Powers. She becomes Lady E. Mal gets an increase in her own magical abilities and becomes the Violet Witch.

During their adventures,they meet other heroes,villains,and anti-heroes. They even get aid from the Marvel Heroes themselves.

So Join the VKs and King Ben as they take on the evil Shuma Gorath Jr. and his minions to save the world.

I promised this,and I delivered.

Thursday, August 3, 2017

2 Toonami's Not Too Much

As you all remember I did a piece on how to fix the Adult Swim Problem: https://cartoonhistorian.blogspot.com/2017/02/solutions-for-toxic-pool.html

Well,I've come up with a follow up. This time concerning Toonami. Now,before reading any further,make sure you read the Original post first (linked above),so you'll know what I'm talking about.

Anyway,I've come up with a solution for 2 Toonami blocks,one for Adult Swim (on tbs or a stand-alone network) and one for Cartoon Network. Normal Toonami would be on Cartoon Network,it will air Anime/Cartoons that are TV-PG and Under. While Adult Swim will get Toonami: Mature Edition,which would air Anime/Cartoons TV-14 and TV-MA.

I think this is a great idea,and goes well with my previous post on the whole CN/AS debacle. Anyway,I'm gonna be posting a final follow up to this,with a Cartoon Network line-up. So stay tuned for that.

Stay Gold,Space Cowboys.

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Superior Line-Ups: Disney Channel Update

Welcome Back to Superior Line-Ups. Today,I'll be updating my Line-Up for Disney Channel.

Note: Disney Afternoon Rebirth has been moved to Disney XD. Why? Because it just fits better. 

Here's what will air on Weekdays.

12 am - Diznight Movie (Old Movie)
12.5 am - Disnight Movie (Old Movie)
1 am - Disnight Movie (Old Movie)
1.5 am - Disnight Movie (Old Movie)
2 am - Off Air
2.5 am - Off Air
3 am - Off Air
3.5 am - Off Air
4 am - Donold Duck Presents (a show that airs old donald duck cartoons)
4.5 am - Mickey Mouse Origins (a show that airs mickey's early works)
5 am -  Jungle Cubs
5.5 am - 101 Dalmations: The Series
6 am - Raw Toonage
6.5 am - Raw Toonage
7 am - Bonkers
7.5 am - Bonkers
8 am - Gamers Guide To Pretty Much Everything
8.5 am - Gamers Guide To Pretty Much Everything
9 am - Diz Kidz (Miles From Tomorrow Land/Mickey and the Roadster Racers on Fridays)
9.5 am - Diz Kids (Jake and The Neverland Pirates/Puppy Dog Pals on Fridays)
10 am - Diz Kidz (Sofia The First/New Eps on Fridays)
10.5 am - Diz Kidz (Sofia The First/New Diz Kidz Show on Fridays)
11 am - Diz Kidz (The New Adventures of Winnie The Pooh)
11.5 am - Diz Kidz (The Lion Guard/New Eps on Fridays)
12 pm - Phineas and Ferb
12.5 pm - Phineas and Ferb
1 pm -  Bunk'd
1.5 pm - Bunk'd
2 pm - Jessie
2.5 pm - Jessie
3 pm - The DC Afternoon Movie (Movie)
3.5 pm - The DC Afternoon Movie (Movie)
4 pm -  The DC Afternoon Movie (Movie)
4.5 pm - The DC Afternoon Movie (Movie)
5 pm -  The 7D
5.5 pm - The 7D
6 pm - Mickey Mouse
6.5 pm - Right Now Kapow
7 pm -  Liv and Maddie
7.5 pm - Liv and Maddie
8 pm - The Sitcom Zone (Home Improvement)/Makermania (TV-PG rated content from Maker Studios every Friday)
8.5 pm - The Sitcom Zone (Home Improvement)/Makermania (TV-PG rated content from Maker Studios every Friday)
9 pm - The Sitcom Zone (Boy Meets World)/Makermania (TV-PG rated content from Maker Studios every Friday)
9.5 pm - The Sitcom Zone (Boy Meets World)/Makermania (TV-PG rated content from Maker Studios every Friday)
10 pm - The Sitcom Zone (That's So Raven)/Makermania (TV-PG rated content from Maker Studios every Friday)/Makermania (TV-PG rated content from Maker Studios every Friday)
10.5 pm - The Sitcom Zone (That's So Raven)/Makermania (TV-PG rated content from Maker Studios every Friday)
11 pm -  The Sitcom Zone (The Golden Girls)/Makermania (TV-PG rated content from Maker Studios every Friday)
11.5 pm - The Sitcom Zone (The Golden Girls)/Makermania (TV-PG rated content from Maker Studios every Friday)
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Here's what will air on Saturdays.

12 am - The Proud Family
12.5 am - The Proud Family
1 am - Cory in the House
1.5 am - Cory in the House
2 am - Off Air
2.5 am - Off Air
3 am - Off Air
3.5 am - Off Air
4 am - Donold Duck Presents (a show that airs old donald duck cartoons)
4.5 am - Mickey Mouse Origins (a show that airs mickey's early works)
5 am - The Ink and Paint Club
5.5 am - The Ink and Paint Club
6 am - Timon and Pumbaa
6.5 am - Timon and Pumbaa
7 am - Mickey Mouse
7.5 am - The 7D
8 am - One Saturday Morning (Hotel Transylvania: The Series)
8.5 am - One Saturday Morning (New SatAM Show #1)
9 am -  One Saturday Morning (Teachers Pet)
9.5 am - One Saturday Morning (Recess)
10 am - One Saturday Morning (New SatAM Show #2)
10.5 am - One Saturday Morning (New SatAM Show #3)
11 am - One Saturday Morning (House Of Mouse)
11.5 am - One Saturday Morning (House of Mouse)
12 pm - Kirby Buckets
12.5 pm - Kirby Buckets
1 pm - Afternoon Movie Break (Movie 1)
1.5 pm - Afternoon Movie Break (Movie 1)
2 pm - Afternoon Movie Break (Movie 1)
2.5 pm - Afternoon Movie Break (Movie 1)
3 pm -  Afternoon Movie Break (Movie 2)
3.5 pm - Afternoon Movie Break (Movie 2)
4 pm -  Afternoon Movie Break (Movie 2)
4.5 pm - Afternoon Movie Break (Movie 2)
5 pm - Stuck in the Middle
5.5 pm - Stuck in the Middle (new eps go here)
6 pm - Bizarrdvark
6.5 pm - Bizarrdvark (new eps go here)
7 pm - New Show #1
7.5 pm - New Show #2
8 pm - Elena of Avalor (new eps go here)
8.5 pm - Tangled: The Series (new eps go here)
9 pm -  Saturday Night Flashback (Ducktales)
9.5 pm - Saturday Night Flashback (Chip 'n Dale's Rescue Rangers)
10 pm - Saturday Night Flashback (Talespin)
10.5 pm - Saturday Night Flashback (Hercules)
11 pm - Saturday Night Flashback (The Weekenders)
11.5 pm - Saturday Night Flashback (Filmore)
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Here's what I will air on Sundays.

12 am - Midnight Flashback (Lizzie McGuire)
12.5 am - Midnight Flashback (Even Stevens)
1 am - Midnight Flashback (Phil of the Future)
1.5 am - Midnight Flashback (Pair of Kings)
2 am - Pickle and Peanut
2.5 am - Pickle and Peanut
3 am - Walk the Prank
3.5 am - Walk the Prank
4 am -  Donold Duck Presents (a show that airs old donald duck cartoons)
4.5 am - Mickey Mouse Origins (a show that airs mickey's early works)
5 am - Wander Over Yonder
5.5 am - Wander Over Yonder
6 am - The 7D
6.5 am - Mickey Mouse
7 am - Kirby Buckets
7.5 am - Kirby Buckets
8 am - Princess Power Block (Elena of Avalor)
8.5 am - Princess Power Block (Tangled:The Series)
9 am - Princess Power Block (The Little Mermaid)
9.5 am - Princess Power Block (The Little Mermaid)
10 am - Princess Power Block (Aladdin)
10.5 am - Princess Power Block (Aladdin)
11 am - New Show #1 (Rerun)
11.5 am - New Show #2 (Rerun)
12 pm - Andi Mack
12.5 pm - Raven's Home
1 pm - Stuck in the Middle
1.5 pm - Bizzardvark
2 pm - Best Friends Whenever
2.5 pm - Best Friends Whenever
3 pm - Sunday Movie Break (Movie)
3.5 pm - Sunday Movie Break (Movie)
4 pm - Sunday Movie Break (Movie)
4.5 pm - Sunday Movie Break (Movie)
5 pm - Maple Leaf TV (Canadian Show #1)
5.5 pm - Maple Leaf TV (Canadian Show #2)
6 pm - Maple Leaf TV (Canadian Show #3)
6.5 pm - Maple Leaf TV (Canadian Show #4)
7 pm - Andi Mack (new eps go here)
7.5 pm - Raven's Home (new eps go here)
8 pm - Sunday Night Club (Gravity Falls)
8.5 pm - Sunday Night Club (New TV-PG rated Show)
9 pm -  Sunday Night Club (The Muppets)
9.5 pm - Sunday Night Club (The Muppet Show)
10 pm -  Sunday Night Club (The Muppet Show)
10.5 pm - Sunday Night Club (Right Now Kapow)
11 pm -  Sunday Night Club (Once Upon A Time)
11.5 pm - Sunday Night Club (Once Upon A Time)

Sweet,Eh? Next Up...Who Knows!

Monday, July 31, 2017

The Koopa King Is Kaput! Harvey Atkin,We Hardly Knew Ya!

I just received the news late last night,so I apologize if this mini-eulogy seems late. Actor and Voice Actor Harvey Atkin,who is best known as the voice of King Koopa in DiC's Super Mario Cartoons,has died. He died just a few short weeks ago.

The cause of death..To quote Split Mushroom of Mega Man X4: "Take A Wild Guess!" 

Yup,Cancer! Always Cancer! He was 74.

Harvey Atkin was a Canadian VA,who was best known to us Toonatics as the voice of King Koopa. In fact,it's likely the first time we ever heard of him. Harvey did the voice of King Koopa for all 3 DiC Mario Cartoons and was the Very first Voice Actor for the character overall...at least,in English.

Harvey even worked with Tracey Moore,the 1st english voice of Sailor Moon,in a few shows,though surprisingly,Sailor Moon wasn't one of them. Thank You,Harvey Atkin. We,Toonatics,will miss you.

R.I.P.
Harvey "King Koopa" Atkin
December 18th 1942 - July 17th 2017

Friday, July 28, 2017

The End of the Golden Age - The Death of June Foray!

I am still on vacation to take care of my friendship issues, but I stop by to give you the bad news, especially if you are a fan of animation like myself. I just don't know how to put it, so here goes.

June Foray, the first lady of voice acting, has died at the age of 99, shy of becoming 100 years old. Foray, a voice acting legend, was best known for voicing Rocky the Flying Squirrel and Natasha Fatale from The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show. She also voiced Granny and Witch Hazel from Looney Tunes, Lucifer the Cat from Cinderella, Cindy Lou Who from How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Jokey Smurf from The Smurfs, Grammi Gummi from The Adventures of the Gummi Bears, Ma Beagle and Magica de Spell from Ducktales, among others.

Her death is greatly mourned to those are fans of animation, especially those who followed in her footsteps like Tara Strong, Veronica Taylor and Jodi Benson. However, as legendary as she is, she is one of a long line of voice actors who are spurned, scoffed and ignored by the media, stating that voice acting is not as professional and well known as everything else in all the media and in real life. Voice actors in general are treated like second class citizens, not getting all the admiration and respect like all the regular actors, musicians, politicians and sports heroes combined.

Bottom line, unless the media changes its tune, voice actors will continue to be ignored, just like animation itself. Maybe someday, if by chance and if we play our cards rights, voice actors like June Foray will finally get the respect they so rightfully deserve. Until then, let us remember the voice of a squirrel who can soar through the heavens. Now, she is in heaven, soaring with Alan Young, Paul Frees and Mel Blanc. Godspeed, Ms. Foray and thanks for the memories you have given us.

(TAPS plays)

June Lucille Foray
(September 18, 1917 - July 26th, 2017)


This has been an ACF Special Bulletin. We now return to your regularly, scheduled redemption/friendship tour, already in progress.

Saraba (Farewell)...for now.

#RespectVoiceActors

Sunday, July 2, 2017

What If Saban Dubbed Sailor Moon in the 90's Instead of DiC?

As everyone remembers way back in January of 2010 I talked about "Saban Moon" and how it wasn't associated with Saban at all. Instead,it was created by Toon Makers.

But since it was co-produced by Renaissance-Atlantic,an ally of Saban Entertainment,people wrongfully assumed that Saban was responsible for this version of Sailor Moon. Thus why it was called Saban Moon.

Anyway,back in the 90's Saban was could do no wrong,and they had a great relationship with Toei.

So what if,in the 90's,Toei decided to give the Sailor Moon dubbing rights to Saban instead of DiC? Would that dub be better? And what about Cloverway? Would they still play a roll,or do dubbing duties stay with Saban?

A 90's Saban Sailor Moon dub would be superior. Why? Because the Writing and Voice Acting would be way better,that's why. Also,Haim Saban and Shuki Levy would've create excellent music for the series. Plus,DiC Can't Handle Anime,Saban Can. This has been proven fact.

So? what about Voice Actors? Who would Voice who? I have no idea. But I'm very sure Saban would use Californian VA's (the ones that they always use for their anime dubs).

Plus,I believe Saban would either change names or keep them as is. Maybe do a bit of both. Change the names to what? Who knows? I'd be up to Saban. I doubt they'd keep the DiC or Cloverway names,though.

Also,the series would've aired on FOX Kids and/or Fox Family. Reruns would've aired on Disney's Jetix block.

Now,with all of this said,it's time for the billion dollar question: Would Saban dub the final season,Sailor Stars? Well the answer isn't very clear...for a few reasons:

1 - Sailor Stars is somewhat controversial.

2 - Toei may decide to pull the plug on the Sailor Moon dub before Sailor Stars,despite Saban doing a good job.

And 3 - There's a chance that Disney would've purchased Saban,before they even had a chance to dub Sailor Stars. So it would've been too late.

So,why did DiC get dubbing duties for Sailor Moon and not Saban? I have no idea. DiC either got to the bidding table first with a good deal or Saban wasn't interested or was preoccupied with something else.

Whatever the reason,Saban not acquiring the dubbing rights to Sailor Moon was a huge missed opportunity. But we can always dream...dream of what should have been.

Make no mistake,had Saban acquired the dubbing rights,we would've been treated to a really great Sailor Moon dub in the 90's. Let's face it,DiC did a bad job and Cloverway did even worse.

Soooooo,what are the Downsides to Saban dubbing Sailor Moon? Well,for starters,Saban will still be editing the Anime for General Audiences. And Haruka and Michiru would have to be just good friends,instead of lovers. Same with Zoisite and Kunzite. But on the bright side,Saban edits anime way better than DiC and Cloverway do. So there's that.

Also,since Saban would be handling the dub,Sailor Moon will be exclusive to Fox Kids,Fox/ABC Family,and later,Jetix. So it can't and won't be on Toonami. Which really sucks.

No time for the Good Aspects of a hypothetical Saban dub. Well like I stated earlier,Saban handles anime way better than DiC and Cloverway. There's a chance we could've had ZERO missing episodes for this dub. Plus,I think the 1st Season Finale would've remained un-spliced.

Another good apect besides the editing would be the Voices and Voice Acting. Trust me,If you watched any of Saban's 90's anime dubs,you'll instantly notice the quality of the Voice Acting is vastly superior to Optimum Productions. The scripts would be better too.

And finally,an original musical score done by Shuki Levy and Haim Saban. How great is that?

I think it's safe to say that Saban would've handled Sailor Moon way better than DiC and Cloverway. Shame it never happened,though we do have our imaginations.

Until next time,
Stay Gold,Space Cowboys!

Friday, June 16, 2017

Superior Line-Ups: Disney XD Update

Welcome Back to Superior Line-Ups. Today,I'll be updating my Line-Up for Disney XD.

Note: Disney Afternoon Rebirth has been moved to Disney XD. Why? Because it just fits better. 

Here's what will air on Weekdays.

12 am - Marvel Nights (Guardians of the Galaxy)
12.5 am - Marvel Nights (Guardians of the Galaxy)
1 am - Avengers Assemble
1.5 am - Avengers Assemble
2 am - Off Air
2.5 am - Off Air
3 am -  Off Air
3.5 am - Off Air
4 am - Ducktales
4.5 am - Chip n' Dales Rescue Rangers
5 am - Kick Buttowski
5.5 am - Kick Buttowski
6 am - Bayblade 
6.5 am - Bayblade 
7 am - Yo-Kai Watch
7.5 am - Yo-Kai Watch
8 am - Pokemon X/Y (sun/moon episodes air every friday)
8.5 am - Pokemon (classic episodes)
9 am - Wander Over Yonder
9.5 am - Wander Over Yonder
10 am - Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja
10.5 am - Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja
11 am - Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero
11.5 am - Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero (new eps every friday)
12 pm - Gravity Falls
12.5 pm - Gravity Falls
1 pm - Future Worm
1.5 pm - Future Worm (new eps every friday)
2 pm - Disney Afternoon Rebirth (Dave The Barbarian)
2.5 pm - Disney Afternoon Rebirth (Phineas and Ferb)
3 pm - Disney Afternoon Rebirth (Star vs The Forces of Evil)
3.5 pm -Disney Afternoon Rebirth (Darkwing Duck) 
4 pm - Disney Afternoon Rebirth (American Dragon: Jake Long)
4.5 pm - Disney Afternoon Rebirth (Kim Possible)
5 pm - Disney Afternoon Rebirth (Gargoyles)
5.5 pm - Disney Afternoon Rebirth (Star Wars Rebels)
6 pm - Milo Murphy's Law 
6.5 pm - Milo Murphy's Law 
7 pm - Right Now Kapow
7.5 pm - K.C. Undercover
8 pm -  Marvel Nights (Hulk and the Agents of SMASH)
8.5 pm - Marvel Nights (Hulk and the Agents of SMASH)
9 pm - Marvel Nights (Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes)
9.5 pm - Marvel Nights (Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes)
10 pm - Marvel Nights (X-Men: The Animated Series)
10.5 pm - Marvel Nights (X-Men:The Animated Series)
11 pm - Marvel Nights (Spectacular Spider-Man)
11.5 pm - Marvel Nights (Spectacular Spider-Man)
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Here's what will air on Saturdays.

12 am - Marvel Nights (Guardians of the Galaxy)
12.5 am - Marvel Nights (Guardians of the Galaxy)
1 am - Spider-Man and his Amazing Friends
1.5 am - Spider-Man and his Amazing Friends
2 am - Off Air
2.5 am - Off Air
3 am -  Off Air
3.5 am - Off Air
4 am - Fillmore
4.5 am - Fillmore
5 am - Two More Eggs
5.5 am - Two More Eggs
6 am - Spider-Man and his Amazing Friends
6.5 am - Spider-Man and his Amazing Friends 
7 am - The 7D
7.5 am - The 7D
8 am - Disney Saturday AM (Billy Dilley's Subteranian Summer)
8.5 am - Disney Saturday AM (New SatAM Show #1)
9 am - Disney Saturday AM (New SatAM Show #2)
9.5 am - Disney Saturday AM (The Replacements)
10 am - Disney Saturday AM (Aladdin)
10.5 am - Disney Saturday AM (Hercules)
11 am - Disney Saturday AM (Buzz Lightyear of Star Command)
11.5 am - Disney Saturday AM (Ducktales 2k17)
12 pm - Disney Saturday AM (New SatAM Show #3)
12.5 pm - Disney Saturday AM (ESPN Sports Center)
1 pm - Gamers Guide To Pretty Much Everything
1.5 pm - Gamers Guide To Pretty Much Everything
2 pm - Kickin' It
2.5 pm - Kickin' It
3 pm - Lab Rats
3.5 pm - Lab Rats
4 pm - Mighty Med
4.5 pm - Mighty Med
5 pm - Lab Rats: Elite Force
5.5 pm - Lab Rats: Elite Force
6 pm - Gravity Falls
6.5 pm - Gravity Falls
7 pm - K.C. Undercover (new eps go here)
7.5 pm -  Milo Murphy's Law (new eps go here)
8 pm - Star vs The Forces of Evil (new eps go here)
8.5 pm - Mech X4 (new eps go here)
9 pm - Guardians of The Galaxy (new eps go here)
9.5 pm - Star Wars Rebels (new eps go here)
10 pm - Heroes Of Late Night (New Night Action Show)
10.5 pm - Heroes of Late Night (Motor City)
11 pm - Heroes of Late Night (Tron: Uprising)
11.5 pm - Heroes of Late Night (Mech X4)
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Here's what will air on Sundays.

12 am - Heroes of Late Night (Agents of Sheild)
12.5 am - Heroes of Late Night (Agents of Sheild)
1 am - Avengers Assemble
1.5 am - Avengers Assemble
2 am - Off Air
2.5 am - Off Air
3 am -  Off Air
3.5 am - Off Air
4 am - Wander Over Yonder
4.5 am - Wander Over Yonder
5 am - Elena of Avalor (new eps air on disney channel)
5.5 am - Tangled: The Series (new eps air on disney channel)
6 am - Earlybird Theater (Action Movie)
6.5 am - Earlybird Theater (Action Movie)
7 am - Earlybird Theater (Action Movie)
7.5 am - Earlybird Theater (Action Movie)
8 am - Sunday Morning Superheroes (Ultimate Spider-Man)
8.5 am - Sunday Morning Superheroes (The Mighty Ducks)
9 am - Sunday Morning Superheroes (W.I.T.C.H.)
9.5 am - Sunday Morning Superheroes (Avengers Assemble)
10 am - Sunday Morning Superheroes (New Daytime Action Show)
10.5 am - Sunday Morning Superheroes (Star Wars Rebels)
11 am - Lego Star Wars: Freemaker Adventures
11.5 am - Lego Star Wars: Freemaker Adventures (new eps go here)
12 pm - New Sports Show
12.5 pm - New Sports Show
1 pm - The Sunday Afternoon Double Feature (Action Movie)
1.5 pm - The Sunday Afternoon Double Feature (Action Movie)
2 pm - The Sunday Afternoon Double Feature (Action Movie)
2.5 pm - The Sunday Afternoon Double Feature (Action Movie)
3 pm - The Sunday Afternoon Double Feature (Adventure Movie)
3.5 pm - The Sunday Afternoon Double Feature (Adventure Movie)
4 pm - The Sunday Afternoon Double Feature (Adventure Movie) 
4.5 pm - The Sunday Afternoon Double Feature (Adventure Movie) 
5 pm - Kickin' It
5.5 pm - Lab Rats
6 pm - Mighty Med
6.5 pm - Lab Rats: Elite Force
7 pm - Mech X4
7.5 pm - Mech X4
8 pm - Avengers (new eps go here)
8.5 pm - Spider-Man (new eps go here)
9 pm - Action After Dark (TV-PG/TV-14 Action Show)
9.5 pm - Action After Dark (TV-PG/TV-14 Action Show)
10 pm - Action After Dark (TV-PG/TV-14 Action Show)
10.5 pm - Action After Dark (TV-PG/TV-14 Action Show)
11 pm - Action After Dark (TV-PG/TV-14 Action Show)
11.5 pm - Action After Dark (TV-PG/TV-14 Action Show)

An extremely awesome improvement over the current line-up,huh? Keep in mind that all Line-Ups will be updated as time goes on.

Stay Gold,Space Cowboy!