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Old Dec 24th, 2008, 07:03 AM        He-Man And She-Ra: A Christmas Special
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Old Dec 24th, 2008, 09:58 AM       
Skeletor damn neared died at the thought of feeling compasion.
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Old Dec 24th, 2008, 11:02 AM       
I still never understand why they didn't invite skeletor to celebrate christmas with them. I can see him walking in with a smile on his face, only to have the 30,000 human action figures in eternia beat the living crap out of him before Adam explains that he's on thier side today. That would have been awesome!

Also, can someone explain why the women in the he-man universe don't seem to wear pants? I mean don't you think if you were princess of etheria your mom would tell you to put a skirt over your under-roos? I wouldn't complain, except the MEN seem to have this problem too. There's something really gay about a "magical sword" that gives you great power, but makes your pants disappear.

And with that mental image, I wish you all a very merry Christmas! ;-)
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Old Dec 24th, 2008, 01:34 PM       
HowardC: They probably thought that bringing Skeletor to the Christmas celebration would make him go wild and try to impersonate Santa. I mean... What if instead of the magical flying belts they got magical staves with a skull on top? They would have gotten true witchcraft there and I'm not sure their parents would be all that pleased... Seeing Skeletor laugh with glee was enough already.
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Old Dec 24th, 2008, 03:58 PM       
I actually still have this one on tape. Truly awful in that "must watch it every year" way that most of these specials have.

And I could never figure out why they made a big deal about the dog licking Skeletor's face to show affection. His face is bone. Bones are like crack to cartoon dogs. I'm amazed Relay didn't run off with it when Skeletor was unconscious and bury it in the snow.
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Old Dec 24th, 2008, 04:57 PM       
I want to see the animation of the fist-shaking Skeletor with "Robble-Robble!" flashing across it.
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Old Dec 24th, 2008, 05:10 PM       
My boyfriend's neices have this on DVD. Although I was a huge She-Ra fan when I was five (I even had the costume, which I would wear ritualisticaly every day when it came on the fuzzy old floor-model tv), I never knew until last year that this jewel even existed! I'm hoping someone places this work of holiday art into my stocking this evening....
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Old Dec 24th, 2008, 10:29 PM       
Believe it or not, the DVD of this brought me a lot of Christmas joy the year the one store I was working in was closing. I was having a terrifically crap-tacular day, practically in tears because our liquidator was being his usual charming self [/sarcasm] and while I was straightening up, I found that we still had a single copy of this in stock. My one manager wanted to get it himself, but I stood there, hugged it to my chest and went "No. Mine! I need this." It truly made my day a lot better.

And Nirvana, I have pictures of me on Christmas morning, decked out in the costume over my pajamas, not to mention me as her the following Halloween, too. Plus, every time the show came on, I had to run and grab the glow-in-the-dark sword with sparkly sticker gem and go through the entire intro with it, not to mention the show itself.
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Old Dec 24th, 2008, 11:18 PM       
I-Mockery is the gift that keeps on giving, between this and Santa's Slay.

BTW, the "what evil robots" line = not-so-subtle burial of MOTU's competition at the time? You decide...
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Old Dec 25th, 2008, 01:16 AM       
I hated Orko.
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Old Dec 25th, 2008, 01:17 AM       
I've gotta admit, I STILL sometimes hold my magic sword aloft and shout "By the power of greyskull!" It's far more disturbing now then when I was 6, but hey, I have enough issues so that nobody notices it.
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Old Dec 25th, 2008, 03:19 AM       
I think She-Ra says the whole honor bit to keep with her standing as a princess. You know, the V-Card.
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Old Dec 25th, 2008, 05:14 AM       
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Old Dec 25th, 2008, 09:43 PM       
Skeletor smiling with holiday spirit is creepy.
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Old Dec 25th, 2008, 09:48 PM       
I found this piece extremely disturbing, and it will take more than booze to sleep tonight.
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Old Dec 26th, 2008, 01:59 PM       
fights are fun. i like fights!

heman aged really well compared to most cartoons
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Old Dec 26th, 2008, 02:49 PM       
One thing about Filmation, they always had hot females to oggle.
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Old Dec 27th, 2008, 01:25 PM       
The review I read of this on another site downplayed the shit out of it. Count on -RoG- to turn feces into filet mignon! Thanks for the funny review!
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Old Dec 27th, 2008, 02:00 PM       
Manchines = Ewoks
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Old Dec 28th, 2008, 04:25 AM       
Wow I had an action figure of Two-Bad as a kid, and only now did I realise he was from He-Man! (and that his name was Two-Bad) hehe that's one mystery solved
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Old Dec 29th, 2008, 09:05 AM       
Ah the memories. I still have all of my He-man action figures and vehicles in a box at my parent's house. I need to put up a shelf and display them proudly, dammit.

Also, did anyone else notice that Miguel's father looks a lot like Ron Jeremy?
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Old Dec 31st, 2008, 04:21 PM       
I don't think they were trying to capitalize on the Transformers craze when they presented the transforming robots. In fact, that they said they were evil makes me think they were aiming for the whole "HOLY POO TRANSFORMERS ARE EVIL AND WILL KILL YOU FAMILY BUY HE-MAN TOYS INSTEAD" marketing strategy.
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