09 August 2010

Rio-Blast explained!

Colonel Blast, a villain that appeared in the She-Ra season one episode "The Wizard" was clearly inspired by the Masters of the Universe action figure Rio-Blast. But many often ask why Rio-Blast, who was a Heroic Warrior in the toyline, became Colonel Blast, a member of the Evil Horde. The fact is much like Acrobad, Rio-Blast was still a character in development when Mattel gave the concept artwork to Filmation. Filmation were informed that the gun-toting character was evil and turned the concept illustration into a character who was a member of the Evil Horde.

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Mosquitor said...

To quote Bill Murray in Ghostbusters, "Then my theory is correct!"

Kevin Martinell said...

Cool! James, in a future Blog post, you MUST feature the hilarious moment from this scene after Bow shoots his arrow at Colonel Blast ... You could title it "Colonel Blast Exposed!" :)
Thanks for reading! God Bless!
~"KevyGuy" :)
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Brett said...

Wow, so Colonel Blast really was based off of Rio? I mean, sure, that was always the suspicion--but to have it confirmed: great!

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