28 June 2010

Acrobad!

Acrobad the villain who appeared in the She-Ra season one episode "The Wizard" is one of the least acknowledged villains, and yet should be noted as the villain who more than any other nearly became a toy! During production of the series Mattel gave Filmation a conceptual illustration of a new jester like character whose toy action feature was to perform great leaps; Filmation turned this proposed Mattel toy into Acrobad. However, at some point Mattel decided not to pursue a toy of the character and he was quite literally left on the drawing board; though Filmation gave the character some screen time...


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2 comments:

Mosquitor said...

Thank God they never made the toy of that weirdo! Truly annoying character from unquestionably the most horrendous She-Ra episode ever!

Kevin Martinell said...

Interesting! I guess Acrobad appeared to be a bit too comical looking for the toy-line. Favorite part in the episode ... Acrobad: "Gotcha, gotcha, gotcha!" She-Ra: "Oh no you don't!" :)
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