Ok. I am such a geek. But you all know that by now.
Well there is a new Scooby Doo cartoon out now, Scooby Doo! Mystery Incorporated. I am not completely sold on it yet, but my boys like it, so really that is all that is important. Today though, I watched a new one with them featuring the Hex Girls, "In Fear of the Phantom". Obviously I wanted to watch, but had to get the morning prep done before school/work first.
Here is what I saw. The visual style has changed a bit and Dusk has a new voice, but all in all I like the new look. So people online are complaining (shock! I know) about the changes (they are rockers, they should update their style every so often, and excuse me, but Luna was always African-American, or at least bi-racial).
Thorn looks mostly the same, I like the new looks for Dusk and Luna, very Goth-Punk and neo-Victorian. In fact I might adopt this as their new look in either the "Season 2" game I am thinking about for Cartoon Action Hour, or as a new Season 3 game. No ideas are hitting me just yet.
I won't go into the episode too much. It was cool to see Luna playing bass. Dusk also looks older now. I do plan on using the Hex Girls more often in my games, even if it just as a background thing in a more serious game and I still like the idea of using them in Witch Girls Adventures and Cartoon Action Hour.
To tie in this episode, I might have a nod in Season 2 to a single, "Trap of Love" that was recorded live with another lead singer, the 4th (or is it 5th) Hex Girl, "Crush"; really Daphne in disguise (looks like bondage gear to me, but hey) to lure out the episode's bad guy.
So yeah, some new stuff to add to a game. My kids were very excited to see the Hex Girls again and I am sure it is only a matter of time (and repeated viewings) before they ask me to make them a CD with the new songs on it.
Clips, Screencaps: http://www.comicvine.com/news/scooby-doo-mystery-incorporated-in-fear-of-the-phantom-clips/141930/
And of course Danny's Hex Girls site, http://www.angelfire.com/goth2/thehexgirlscoven.com/