February 9, 2017


When the UK classic Danger Mouse cartoon from the early 1980s got a relaunch in 2015 I couldn't wait to catch up with one of my favorite spy characters from my youth. The original show was filled with humor, puns, and some marvelous nods to 1960s spies. The title, of course, is a comical twist on Danger Man starring Patrick McGoohan (titled Secret Agent in the US). Although I haven't been quite as taken with the roboot, the episodes I saw on Netflix clearly showed efforts to recapture the charm of the original. Fifty episodes were produced so far and it was announced last May that a second season had been commissioned. Much of the first season has been relapsed on region 2 DVDs. Both the 1981 and 2015 series are streaming in Netflix. One thing I did not expect from the new cartoon was merchandising. and I'm happy to report that a recent trip to the local Toys R Us left me pleasantly surprised. Just as I was leaving the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles aisle, there was Danger Mouse- sporting his white jumpsuit and ready for adventure. In addition to various puzzles and card games, fans (and kids!) can enjoy talking and plush figures, a role-play costume kit, shrinkatizer ray gun, as well as a number of DM figures with accessaries. Spy Vibers can also find these items at Amazon and on-line toy outlets. Here are a few images that caught my eye. Learn more at Danger Mouse and Spy Vibe. Enjoy!

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