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YMMV: Twisted Toyfare Theatre
  • Crazy Awesome: The Manly Men of Action! Featuring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Dolph Lundgren, Bruce Willis, and Sylvester Stallone (who are both the Manly Men of the 80s and the 90s). They have their own Evil Counterpart team in Steven Seagal, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Wesley Snipes, and Keanu Reeves.
  • Crosses the Line Twice: Repeatedly. Once they went so far they actually called themselves out on it, noting in a footnote that a Dana Plato joke "is a lot less funny once you realize she's dead." One other strip had a flashback of Captain America finding Bucky's body dangling from a noose while INXS' "New Sensation" played in the background.
  • "Funny Aneurysm" Moment: In "I Am Legend: Part 2", the end of the strip has Mego Spidey mock the idea of Toyfare lasting another eighty-four issues. Turns out he was right, give or take an issue.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: There was a strip about the Manly Men of Action, the greatest action heroes of the 80s and 90s (Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sylvester Stallone, Bruce Willis, and Dolph Lundgren) several months before it was announced that those four exact people would be making a movie together, The Expendables. A later strip starring the Manly Men of Action lampshades this, with the writers insisting the movie was their idea in the first place.
  • Memetic Badass: "NOBODY contradicts Alan Moore! KIMOTA!"

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