I have to tell you, I am not a fan of bugs. Of any kind. Oh, sure; I try to ignore or “free” spiders that I find in my house, telling the children that I like them because they eat the other, yuckier, bugs, but I’m shuddering on the inside.
So do not ask me to explain to you why it is that little spiders I can step on completely gross me out, but gigantic spiders saddled up by cartoon characters delight me so. I don’t know the answer. I can only offer Exhibit A for your consideration: Meet the Spider Riders!
(Lost world! Elite warriors! Bravely fight against evil! I was powerless against all of my favorite cartoon jargon, I tell you. And you just try telling me you didn’t find the theme song catchy.)
The Spider Riders series is having its “official” debut on the Kids’ WB this Saturday morning, January 20th, at 11:00 AM. (It has aired previously, but this is the Real Deal.) Tune in to the special one-hour block for an abundance of arachnid goodness.
Haven’t heard of Spider Riders before? Check out the press release for all the gory details, but here’s your crib sheet on the animated series:
SPIDER RIDERS follows the adventures of 11-year-old Hunter Steele who is suddenly transported into the fantastic subterranean world of Arachna, a land of eternal day where the sun is earth’s molten core and waterfalls flow towards the sky. Trapped in this world, Hunter discovers a lost civilization. Struggling to survive and locked in battle with the Invectids – giant humanoid insects determined to wipe out human life – the people of Arachna are fearlessly protected by a group of elite warriors who ride aloft 10-foot tall Battle Spiders – the SPIDER RIDERS. In the city of Arachna, Prince Lumen’s royal army defends the people – and Hunter and his spider Shadow are determined to help their cause. The stage is set for an epic battle and quest that follows Hunter, Shadow and their small team of warriors as they hone their skills to win their fight against the evil Invectids. In classic anime style, SPIDER RIDERS focuses on the everyday boy who becomes a great SPIDER RIDER warrior encountering field battles, competition – and gains friends along the way.
Remember how I said at the beginning that there were prizes? Thanks to Cookie Jar Entertainment and Special Ops Media, Ty’s Toy Box is excited to join in on the excitement and celebrate the very best way possible—with free stuff! Two lucky Ty’s Toy Box Blog readers will receive the Spider Rider trilogy of books from Newmarket Press just for being part of our community. All you have to do to win is leave a comment on this entry with a valid email address. (Seriously, people, would it kill you to comment when I’m not giving stuff away? Ahem.)
You have from now until 11:59 PM on Saturday, January 20th to leave a comment here for a chance to win one of the two sets of books we’ll be giving away. We will randomly select two winners via a highly scientific process and announce them on Monday.
The fine print: One entry per person, please. Kids, please have your parents enter on your behalf. Entries without a valid email address will be disqualified. Flattery and bribery will not increase your chances of winning, but that doesn’t mean you can’t try them, anyway.