25 June 2010

He-Man's shield...

Writers and animation directors must hate shields. In the Filmation series we never saw He-Man with the shield that came with his action figure. Yes, the shield appeared briefly in "She-Demon of Phantos" used by Prince Adam, but that does not really count. The same applies to She-Ra; she never had her toy shield, and would rarely transform her sword into a shield. When it came to The New Adventures of He-Man series we saw He-Man once or twice wield the shield that came with his action figure, but like previous shields it rarely if ever appeared again!


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3 comments:

Tyler Baker said...

Awesome getting to finally see He-Man sportings all the tools he was originally given! It wouldve looked great in filmation!

David Monid said...

I always thought the shield transformation used by Shye-Ra was a common one, ah well. :D

Although He-Man rareily used a sheild at least this version got some screen time, unlike in the Fiklmation series where He-Man never really used his shield as you mentioned.

Another plus is that this shield was indeed toy acurate. :)

HB Potlood said...

They didn't even try to make the shield look as cool as it did on the action figure here. You're right, they must have had some kind of prejudice against shields. It baffles the mind.

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