Tuesday, August 24, 2010

New Hex Girls

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/


Daniel R. Davis said...

I'm kinda diggin' the new series. They occasionally throw little bits in here and there from the older shows, which is cool. Shaggy and Scooby watch a black and white horror show occasionally that stars Vincent Van Ghoul, for example.

christian said...

I need to check that show out. Thanks for the tip!

Anonymous said...

G'Day mate Danny Illiwara again,

Just wanted to let you know, I just finished updating my site with "Trap Of Love" video and lyrics, and many screen caps from "In Fear Of The Phantom" and a new Press Release for Honorary Hex Girl Crush!

I like their new look too! The color co-ordinated outfits are reminiscent of JEM.

Unknown said...

I've been watching the new series since it started and I'm digging the new style althought the plotlines aren't that great. The last 2 eps were awesome, including this one. The first few, and the alligator monsters were kind of silly.

Anonymous said...

Im not too sure.... Im a really big scooby doo fan and have been my whole life so maybe im just stubborn about change! But i really do miss the orignal animation and the hex girls too!! :(

Anonymous said...

I really don't like how they look. I mean they look ok but I am so used to the older version of them it might take time to get used to it. There look is good but I like the old look. Just my opinion.