The mid 1980's marked the zenith of popularity for Erno Rubik's amazing cube (previously on the blue
). But how magic was it? To find out, Ruby-Spears Productions
gave the toy a face, legs and some clever, albeit grammatically incorrect dialogue, and in 1983 Rubik the Amazing Cube
The theme song, as performed by Menudo
♫On a mysterious night, when the cube appeared...[unintelligible]
Then the cube had changed everything in our lives
He's colorful, magical, loooovable!
Rubik, he's our friend. Rubik, the amazing cube!♫
After the poorly-reinforced treasure chest holding Rubik captive fell from the angry man's stagecoach, Rubik was adopted by a well-to-do family who just so happened to need some crime-fighting help and light amusement. Behold Rubik's magical powers!
-He proffers upon Lisa the power of flight in "Super Power Lisa" (Part 1
-One of his cubic pieces can serve as a bugging microphone
to help kids find a coffin!
-Need I point out he's an excellent dancer
-Oh, and he is a self-contained heat source
for all your camping needs, but watch out for those hotdogs!
Ruby-Spears, credited with the original idea for Scooby Doo
, were also responsible for Dynomutt
and the American MegaMan cartoon series.
MegaMan Cartoon - Episode 1 (Part 1