Faster than an event speeding donut spender! More powerful than a local Addict! Able to leap long comment threads in a single bound! Look! Up in the TSTO-niverse! It’s a building! It’s a decoration! It’s Superheroes 2016!
In our silly lil game, we sometimes see things pop in that we have no clue as to their Origin. They seem familiar, but we just can’t pinpoint from where. So that is why we decided to make a fun lil reminder out of it. To let you know just Where did THAT Come From?
So unless you’ve been locked away in Lucite, by now you’re probably similarly stuck in the latest new in our beloved game. Lots of new stuff and that means I have one heck of a job to do letting you know where all the new “super” things come from. Origin stories are sort of the bread and butter of any comic book story worth its proverbial weight in Booster Gold, so I’m back at my usual antics again. For this issue of WDTCF, we’ll be looking at:
X-Ray Truck – 2nd Issue 3 Prize – 16,850 Crab Juice
Painted Horse – crafted for 790 Trading Cards
Milhouse’s Trailer – 40 donuts
Radioactive Man Film Set – 150 donuts
Spirograph Factory – 5th Issue 3 Prize – 61,900 Crab Juice
Once again a bunch of the prizes, premiums, and crafting items come from the same episode. Let’s head off to “Radioactive Man” (S7:E2) to find them. The long and short of this episode is that it all revolves around Hollywood choosing Springfield as the location for filming the Radioactive Man movie. A local kid is chosen to play Fallout Boy and to most people’s surprise, the pick is Milhouse. Bart was trying for the role but was an inch too short. He did try hard though.
Bart obviously is bummed but decides to visit his best friend on the set. While they are filming the Fallout origin scene take one, we see the X-ray Truck.
Love the stuntman playing Milhouse. Of course, Milly has to film some principal photography too. Probably not the best idea to use a real x-ray machine.
We also see the painted horses on the set. They’re using them as cows.
“Cows don’t look like cows on film. You gotta use horses.”
“What do you do if you want something that looks like a horse?”
“Eh, usually we just tape a bunch of cats together.”
Later, we find Milhouse in his trailer. I’d love to have my own personal Squishee machine.
Similar trailers are seen earlier but they could be other stars’. Also a backdrop that probably was used for the Alien sequence of the Rad Man movie.
Strangely, Milly is none too thrilled with fame and ultimately, he runs away from the fame monster. His absence is noted clearly when he isn’t there for his epic shot to “untie Radioactive Man and pull him to safety moments before he’s hit with a 40-foot wall of sufuric acis that will horribly burn everything in its path. Now, that’s real acid, so I want to see goggles, people.”
“My eyes! The goggles do nothing!” Rainier Wolfcastle ends up crashing into yet another trailer. I wonder is it was his?
Poor Wolfcastle. At least we saw this awesome film set though. Bart goes in search for his missing friend. The Spirograph Factory is one of the old haunts Bart went looking in after checking Slot Car Heaven. Bet you forgot the CBG won Champion of the Universe. Unfortunately Dr. S tells Bart he hasn’t seen Milhouse. “Did you know that there’s a direct correlation between the decline of spirograph and the rise in gang activity. Think about it.”
Here’s where I just have to point out that anyone who calls this the Spirography Factory needs to stop just reading the TSTO files and watch some episodes. The extra ‘y’ is driving me crazy. Dang… who makes these soapboxes so small? Anyhoo… that’s it for all these new items. What do you think of all of them? Glad they found homes in our game? Sound off in the comments and happy tapping.
TTFN… Wookiee out!