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Articles and Features

Five Years: The April Fools' Postmortem Experiment

  • Apr. 3, 2010
  • Article

Over the years I've run a few of April Fools' Day gags on the site. They generally revolved around a silly idea and included some modifications to the presentation of the site. The first one I did, back in April 2005, was 'The Super Milk Chan Experiment' which was a ... Continue Reading »

The Mantis-Eye Experiment Presents: The (Not Affiliated With) Twitter to Win Some Free Crap Because There's Not Much Else Going On Contest

  • Mar. 19, 2010
  • Giveaway

Since we've hit some between-season doldrums (or mid-season doldrums, which feel oddly familiar) and news on the new action figures seems to be taking a rest for now, now's as good a time as any to do something! Thanks to the fine people at Adult Swim I have some spare ... Continue Reading »

Second Interview with Bif Bang Pow!'s Jason Lenzi

  • Mar. 2, 2010
  • Interview

The gap in the middle of season four may be forever remembered as the time Venture Bros. toys were finally announced followed by a subsequent outcry. Styled after Mego figures of the 70s and 80s, these new Venture Bros. figures have polarized fans on this site and ... Continue Reading »

Interview with Bif Bang Pow!'s Jason Lenzi

  • Jan. 12, 2010
  • Interview

Founded in 2005, Bif Bang Pow! was started by Jason Labowitz and Jason Lenzi with the goal of providing high quality toys and collectibles to cult audiences. Basically to just make stuff that they thought was really cool. Since then they have secured a number of ... Continue Reading »

Five Years: Historic Episode Scores

  • Jan. 5, 2010
  • Feature

Back in August 2006 I introduced the ability for users to rate episodes on a scale of one through five. Since the site has no user accounts this was always done in a fairly rudimentary way based entirely on IP address. So while these scores are by no means definitive, ... Continue Reading »

Five Years: Happy Holidays Mini Giveaways

  • Dec. 10, 2009
  • Giveaway

Welcome to the Mantis-Eye Five Years Holidays Giveaways. Adult Swim was awesome enough to send me some random stuff to give away, and give it away I shall. What more could you want? As always there's some fine print for you to check out below, but in summary each ... Continue Reading »

Five Years: James Urbaniak Interview

  • Dec. 8, 2009
  • Interview

As the voice of Dr. Thaddeus S. 'Rusty' Venture, James Urbaniak brings a lot to the table. Angry, cynical, sarcastic and bitter, it's a role that is hard to picture any other actor voicing. That's not just because you're used to him either; James was the first and ... Continue Reading »

Five Years: A Mantis-Eye Retrospective

  • Nov. 11, 2009
  • Article

In late 2004 I was in my final semester of college. It was a spare ninth semester I had enrolled in mainly to retake a course I had previously failed. Everything I took were from two years prior, so compared to what I had gone through the past year they were all pretty ... Continue Reading »

Season Three Celebration Giveaway!

  • Dec. 5, 2008
  • Giveaway

Welcome to the third Mantis-Eye season DVD giveaway contest! This year we're going to do something a little bit different. Only a little bit different, mind you. You'll still have to answer fifteen questions related to season three and the one with the most right answers ... Continue Reading »

Henchman 24 Memorial Contest - The Winner

  • Aug. 31, 2008
  • Feature

To my delight I actually got a good number of entries to this contest. Usually when you do a "hey guys make something!" contest your entries can suffer (which is why I usually do an "answer these questions" contest). Not the case here, which was awesome but also kind ... Continue Reading »