It feels like we’re past due for a dedicated Bucky O’Hare page here at The Nostalgia Spot. Bucky O’Hare was a favorite of mine when I was a kid thanks to the cartoon series Bucky O’Hare and the Toad Wars, so it’s a topic that is inherently nostalgic for me. It’s helped by the fact that Bucky has not been well-remembered. The show was part of that wave of cartoons following in the footsteps of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. It was short-lived, spanning just 13 episodes originally broadcast in the fall of 1991, and once it was over it was over. The toy line ceased, the video games dried up, and the franchise all but died.
Little has changed for Bucky and his crew over the ensuing decades since the show came to an end. There was a comic book that ran in Europe, giving Bucky a slightly larger following over there than in the US, and the original six issues from Continuity Comics have been kept in print via the trade paperback format. Otherwise, attempts at jump-starting the franchise have failed, and Bucky wasn’t even given a Shout Factory DVD release which seemingly every other cartoon from the era was able to secure.
Bucky O’Hare has largely been kept alive due to classic gaming enthusiasts who would eventually discover the excellent Konami game for the Nintendo Entertainment System. It was a late arriver for the system and thus overlooked by a lot of folks and has become a sought-after title for collectors and those who appreciate a hard game. Toy company Boss Fight Studio has also done its part to keep the franchise alive by releasing a line of deluxe action figures. These collector grade toys capture the likeness of the characters from the cartoon and comics and have been well received by fans and action figure enthusiasts alike. It’s a slow moving line, averaging two new sculpts per year, but it’s still ongoing and hopefully it continues for several years.
Since Bucky O’Hare is a favorite topic of mind, it’s one that has come up a lot on this website and this page is an index for all of that content. Below you will find links to game reviews, toy reviews, and my synopsis and review for each episode of the cartoon series. Any new posts pertaining to Bucky will be linked here as well so if you’re a Bucky enthusiast this may be worthy of your bookmarks menu.
The Animated Series – (Introduction)
- War of the Warts
- A Fistful of Simoleons
- The Good, the Bad, and the Warty
- Home, Swampy, Home
- On the Blink
- Kreation Konspiracy
- The Komplex Caper
- The Search for Bruce
- Corsair Canards
- The Artificers of Aldebaran
- The Warriors
- Bye Bye Berserker Baboon
- The Taking of Pilot Jenny
The Toys of Boss Fight Studio
- Bucky O’Hare and First Mate Jenny
- Dead-Eye Duck and Holiday Bucky
- Corsair Canard Dead-Eye Duck and Lunch Box
- Storm Toad Trooper
- A Wish List
And the Rest