This really pisses me off. I trust that you all were He-Man freaks in the early 80s and I won't have to go into great detail describing the fun we all had with the Evil Horde Slime Pit playset. Nothing ever compared to this damned toy, ever. I wish I still had it. Well, anyway, I was at Toys R Us the other night and what do I see? They have remade the Slime Pit as....
A HARRY POTTER TOY
The front of the box shows the same familiar dinosaur skull puking the same old green slime NOT ON MOSS MAN, but on HARRY F'IN POTTER.
I'm all for giving this toy to a new generation of kids, but couldn't they have released it in the new He-Man line? AAHHHH
"YOU WANT A PIECE OF ME?" - The chilling words of the Shockmaster!
"Here comes Charles Benoit, and he's really mad.....Charles Benoit is here, and he's FUCKING CRAZY"- T.R. on the barbecued cat thread (it's too terrible to link)
THE AWESOME UNDERTAKER drives out - damn, how did those STEEL steps rise up onto their ends and out of the way of - hey wait, I see DUDES there! They must be soulless minions of Big Evil's Red Devil Underwood Deviled Ham Team Evil. What? - CRZ, back to his old antics
Wienerville freakin rules! He-Man! Yeh! anyway, the reason for my excitement is just the other day my co-worker and I were discussing He-man. Can someone tell me the name of his cat? And where did he get the magic sword? Did he always keep it with him? Or did he have to go get it? I forget so much about that show. We were also discussing thundercats, but let's leave that for a future thread.
I'm actually surprised they brought back a slime based toy in this modern "PC let's protect the kids from anything dangerous age" Slime is awesome. Remember the slime that had the worms in it? Great stuff. On an unrelated toy topic, does anyone remember, or better yet own, that old fake bat named Gregor? his chest was clear plastic and you could see all his internal blood. prett cool.
Wasn't it "By the Power of Greyskull, I have the Power!" Though it could have been castle.... I just went through by old toys, even though my old Transformers and GI Joes aren't in good condition, my old HeMan toys are... guess they were more durable. I have most of them and most of the vechiles, and the playsets, and I have all the comics. Damn these toys rock, Man of Arms, He-Man, Skeletor, all the old classics. Does anyone else have the catapult toy? I remember shooting my friends with that all the time. He-Man rocked.
I'm gonna get me an oversized guitar, gain 40 pounds, and become the next D!
Oh, lord. He-Man being recycled as Harry Potter. That borders on blasphemy, IMHO. I had the Slime Pit, Castle Greyskull, The evil base unit that had that microphone that made your voice all creepy, and that huge city-thing- I think it had some sort of track connecting it or something? Does anyone remember what those last two were called? It's bugging me.
Man, what is it with Mark Waid? Is there a title he didn't get fired from, or leave amidst some kind of weird controversy? He couldn't get along with Alex Ross on Kingdom Come, Scott Lobdell on X-Men, Bob Harras on Captain America, and now this.