This dandy little collection arrived several days ago and I immediately started sampling the cartoons. Space Stars is a show of early 80's cartoons which tried (as did so many) to capitalize on the enormous success of Star Wars. The folks at the Hanna-Barbera studios reached into their sizable cache of characters and pulled out some of their 60's wonders, specifically the Herculoids and Space Ghost, dusting them off and giving them a then-modern makeover.
It's easy to spot material post-Star Wars since the space ships and other equipment have the now-vintage overly detailed designs which the movie popularized. Before Star Wars spaceships were sleek and smooth similar to racing cars. The most notable example of this change is the redesigned Phantom Cruiser which exhibits all manner of louvers and random small details it didn't need to show off before.
|1960's Phantom Cruiser|
|1980's Phantom Cruiser|
|The Astromites - Plutem and Glax|
|The Space Mutts|
It's neat to have all the Space Ghost and Herculoids cartoons handy at long last, even if it comes with some other somewhat less desirable material.