Rubik, the Amazing Cube

“On a mysterious night, Rubik Cube appeared, bringing happiness…”

We’ve already discussed (ad nauseum) how everything –and we mean EVERYTHING– got its own Saturday morning cartoon in the 80s. Dolls, toys, video games… heck, even The Dukes of Hazzard got 20 (animated) episodes in 1983.

So it only follows that the most popular toy of our generation would get one, too.

Sure enough, Rubik, the Amazing Cube debuted in the fall of 1983, bringing our favorite toy to cartoon-life for a half-hour every weekend.

“But what’s a six-sided puzzle going to do? And HOW?” you ask… well, the cube, of course, had to come to life–– so he was fitted with a blue head that looked like a bizarre cross between Yoda and a Smurf. And as long as siblings Carlos, Reynaldo, and/or Lisa could solve him, little Rubik would power up and save the day (from bullies, dog-nappers, or even thieves in the future trying to steal the Statue of Liberty).

Rubik premiered on ABC in September 1983, but it didn’t catch on… not by a long shot. After just a dozen eps (and even being linked up with his buddy for the Pac-Man/Rubik, the Amazing Cube Hour) he was gone.

Fortunately we’ll always have that zippy theme song by Menudo to keep us warm at night.

We ♥ Rubik, the Amazing Cube

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~ by weheart80s on June 7, 2012.

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