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Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Happy New Year Color Crystals

Hey Brites,
It's been a while, but I've been dealing with a lot of health problems the last few years. These are not something I will go into detail about here, because I only what the bright and shiny news here.

Brite and Shiny News

  1. Despite rests Brite Cast: The Rainbow Brite Podcast is still around. We released an episode in November of 2016. It's a special 2 hour podcast playing catch up with all the news that has to do with Rainbow Brite since our previous episode in June.
  2. I'm working on parting with a huge part of my personal collection. This will come into detail in another post, so keep a look out if you are curious.
  3. Rainbow Brite merchandise is in heavy flow, releasing the first Stormy Doll and Itty Bitty on If you can't find them in your stores you can order them online. ProTip: have orders under $50 sent to your local Hallmark store for free shipping.
I know I always promise to write more, but I write when I can, so hopefully that will be more frequently.
Until the next update!
Have a Rainbow Day!

Friday, September 30, 2016

Sunshine after the Rain

Hi Color Kids,

So much has happened. So wonderful and I feel truly lucky the past month.

1: There was an announcement of a Rainbow Brite celebration in Hallmark's headquarters in Kansas City MO. I took the time to go to this celebration to represent the fans, as well as meet new fans.
Katy of RainbowBrite.Net also came and we shared our cheer with others online on behalf of ourselves as well as "BriteCast".

2: We were able to meet the current creators of the new Rainbow Brite products, as well as see the Hallmark Archives where we learned even more secrets about the creation of her that we will be sharing as we can.

3: [Personal] I got a 3rd opinion on my back and had surgery to assist in helping it. I'm currently in recovery and hope to be able to come back to work soon. I've been spending the past 2 weeks in recovery so I haven't said anything about it, but now that the pain in lessening, I feel inspired to share what I can with fans, so hopefully you will see much more coming from

Until then,
I'm still resting but hope to have more for you soon.

Have a Rainbow Day!

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Another Year, Another Day...

Hello Color Kids,

This is going to be yet another personal entry. I have had a lot of personal life issues that have kept me from being as active as I have been.

My mother has been ill, and for the last 3 years she has lived with me, but since her health began to decline last fall, so now lives with friends. I hope to find a better living situation for her as soon as we can find out what has made her sick.

As for myself, a year ago I was diagnosed with Degenerative Disc Disease (aka DDD). It ends up a lot of females in my family have it, but I actually got MRI's to prove mine now. I lost the ability to walk for a while, and recently I've had my symptoms flare up and have started losing it again so I'm trying epidural shots to relieve the pain. It worked last year, but I don't know if it still will, and it's been messing with my concentration. Anyone who deals with chronic pain will know what I mean. Still I have kept a full time job as well as attempted to keep things going on the website, but because of the pain I often can't think clear enough to do my private projects.

I've been trying to keep up with things on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, etc with official sources share Rainbow Brite news, or if I find something cute to promote. It all comes down to the not being able to think clearly. Anyway, I recently decided that due to current events my beloved Rainbow Room will be dismantled, and boxed.

But this is good for you too, because I plan to catalog all my items so you can see them. As well as selling items I don't want/need.

I hope to have more about that in the future.

In the mean time, what are some things I've done so far:

January of this year I re-branded many of the social media site names to Rainbow Brite.Co. In doing this I have also worked on the site layout. I'm hoping to start more features with fans and artists, but I want to organize these posts and haven't.

Anyway, thanks for hanging in there with me, and I hope to have more news soon.

Have a Rainbow Day!

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Personal Progress

Hello Color Kids,
I've had a lot of personal things to over come this year. From my health, personal theft and various trials and tribulations. Still I'm here. It's made updates slow, but its getting better.

I'm working on getting some things updated this weekend. The Official Rainbow Brite Facebook page has been releasing never before seen images from the making of Rainbow Brite and Star Stealer. If you aren't already following them, you should. They have also released preview photos of the new Itty Bitty line of Rainbow Brite toys. Very exciting information and you should follow them if you don't already!

If I can keep the momentum going, check back for more!
Have a great day!

Monday, January 5, 2015

A fan in need is a friend, indeed

Pat Fraley and Michele Ivey 2011
Michele Ivey of Cowabunga Corner, is one of the biggest Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle fans. 

She maintains a website, vlog, and does all she can to promote the TMNT brand. She does what many fans dream they could do to be part of the fandom they love and helped shape them into the people they are today. Her dedication to her fandom is almost as close to her dedication to her family.

She and her family do need help, so I'm hoping to help her out a little by sharing her posts with Rainbow Brite fans too. 

Michele is a Rainbow Brite fan also. She has a few childhood toys still, and has even interviewed Patrick Fraley, the voice of the original Lurky, and in TMNT the original voice of Krang!

Click this link to go to the donation page she has set up and read the full story of what she is asking fans and friends to help save.

If you can't donate, please share and help get the word out.

Share the Rainbow!

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Rainbow Brite, My Dad and Me

Me & Dad 1981
Hello Color Kids,
Me & Dad 1982
This is going to be a very personal entry regarding Rainbow Brite and my history with her. One that I wanted to share with you.

In recent weeks I've been dealing with a family emergency. My dad has been in the hospital with a heart condition and I went to Tennessee to be with him. This was hard because this was the week before the new show on Feeln was coming out. However during this time I was drawn more to the original Rainbow Brite then I had been before.

Me & Dad 1985
You see, my family has supported my Rainbow Brite fandom since I was small, but my dad has a very special part in all that. It was my dad who bought me my Rainbow Brite doll for my 5th birthday. It was my dad who put together my Rainbow Brite Bike and gave it to me. It was my dad who bought me my Rainbow Brite costume when I told him I wanted to be her for Halloween in 1985. For all his flaws he has moments where he shines.

My dad loves to quote me as a child. "Once I asked you what you wanted to be when you grew up and ya said 'Nope daddy, I know I've got it made. I'm not going to grow up.' and that tickled me to no end." I guess if you consider my current interests are the same as they were as a child, I kept my word.

Me & Dad 2006
Anyway, as absent as some parents can be, even after divorces, separations, etc... and as much as my dad can currently drive me crazy, push my buttons and every level in between I also remember that he supports me, loves me, and helped make me the person I am. He says I'm his Rainbow Brite, but I know I wouldn't have what I do if it wasn't for him and my mother being such loving people to their little color kid and I'm thankful for them both.
Me & Dad 2014

Anyway, I wanted to share that with you.
Have a Rainbow Day!

Sunday, October 26, 2014

2014 Rainbow Brite Character Review (Appearance)

Hi Color Kids,
The new Rainbow Brite character designs have been slowly coming out all week! Today, the last Color Kid was posted and I couldn't help but want to review them!

A year ago before the show came out I actually did some soul searching regarding "if the color kids were re-designed, what could they be like?"

In the original 1980's British Audio books the Color Kids were given different accents, Patty O'Green was honestly Irish for example. So I thought that based on their names, what were some subtle changes they could do to provide different nationalities to each kid.

So I did a break down of the nationalities : NOTE: THESE ARE MY OWN THEORIES. THESE ARE NOT FACT
 Red Butler: Southern American
The name is very much a parody of "Rhett Butler" the male lead in Gone with the Wind. A character made famous by "Clark Gable". I thought it would be interesting if Red could actually be a southern gentleman. Though you will have to be careful with the "Red neck" comparison..har har.

 Lala Orange: French
Lala was always given "French" features, such as wearing a Beret, and being so fashion forward. Even her name "Lala" is very much like: "oh là là":  french phrase for surprise meaning "Oh my," "Oh, dear", or "oh no".
Why couldn't she be French?

 Canary Yellow: ?????
Canary was another "blonde" character like Rainbow. But the characteristics of the character weren't very defined, other then her liking to dance and having a very "sunny" personality. Someone suggested to me she could perhaps be Russian, because of the blond hair being such a characteristic in the culture and her being a Ballet dancer.

 Patty O'Green: Irish
Patty's name really speaks a lot to being "Irish", Her cute pigtails and freckles on her cheeks.

 Buddy Blue: Spanish
Buddy was always very Sporty, but his personality often reminds me of a soccer player, and Soccer  is the most popular sport in Spain.

 Indigo: Indian or African
The original Indigo was dark skinned, but I have seen Fan Art that makes her "India Indian", This can be traced to the fact that Indigo Dye was first mass produced in India, but her costume seems to be inspired by Arabian/Genie costumes or harem pants.
However, she can also be considered African, because Africa is also close to the Asian areas that inspired the color.
Like I said , I've seen in fan art, both ways.

 Shy Violet: Asian
Shy Violet's "bun" hair style, knee high socks, and shoes reminded me of Asian school girls. Asian schools have a dress code which includes such things. Primary/Elementary (age 6-12). She is a very "smart" character too.

When I brought this up to a friend they said "Oh! So it's Captain Planet and the Planeteers!"

This made me laugh.

Anyway, the kids were released and here is what they look like! (See right)
I was surprised to see Shy Violet with those almond eyes! It was like they read my mind! That is how I really knew I wasn't the only one who had the thoughts about these characters.

Now weather or not the other characters are anything like I mentioned above, I have no idea. They probably have nothing in common with my theories, but I think Shy Violet, the one who has the most dramatic change in appearance is really sweet looking.

A stereotype: a widely held but fixed and oversimplified image or idea of a particular type of person or thing.

I don't want to make something positive and turn it negative by including characteristics that can be considered stereotypical and mean. Some races and cultures may feel honored to be included! On the flip-side you are also going to have people angry over such a stereotype. And to those people I don't understand.

Shy Violet can still be smart and sweet no matter what "nationality" she is.

Now, there is a hint that Monday, October 27th there will be more surprises! I can't wait! Will we see the Dark Princess?  who knows! I don't!

Until then,
Remember, the power is yours!