02 October 2010

Memories #10 - Whiplash!

In an effort to make a note of all my He-Man and She-Ra childhood memories I've decided that every once in a while I will make reference to them here! There is no particular order to these; just amusing little anecdotes from years gone by.

Even though we in the UK were the first country in the world to see He-Man air, due to the way in which cartoons aired on terrestrial television it would take roughly six years for the channel to air all one-hundred and thirty episodes! It would become somewhat confusing for we fans in the UK when video releases came out featuring episodes that would not air for another couple of years! One evening I went to my friend Wayne Mullen's house, and he had just been bought the first of the UK Video Collection He-Man video cassette releases. On this tape were the episodes "Search for a Son" and "The Toy Maker". As kids we were all surprised to see Mekaneck have an entire episode revolve around him, and even more shocked to see Whiplash make a silent cameo in the latter episode. The funniest thing is that these appearances were actually their last in the series!


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3 comments:

Kevin Martinell said...

This is one of the funniest moments in the series, because Whiplash is seen in a total of about three shots, as the camera changes back and forth, plus, when the scene returns back to Snake Mountain, later in the episode, Beast-Man and Trap-Jaw are the villains featured alongside Skeletor! :)
Thanks for reading! God Bless!
~"KevyGuy" :)
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Kevin Martinell said...

This is one of the funniest moments in the series, because Whiplash is seen in a total of about three shots, as the camera changes back and forth, plus, when the scene returns back to Snake Mountain, later in the episode, Beast-Man and Trap-Jaw are the villains featured alongside Skeletor! :)
Thanks for reading! God Bless!
~"KevyGuy" :)
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David Monid said...

How very strange that the first Video Collection volume contained the last appearences of some characters.

What's even weirder though isthat my original copy didn't have sound for 'Search For A Son', I guess it was early off the production line and so it probably had issues with it? The Toy Maker was just fine though and I always wondered who it was beside Skeletor in this opening scene.

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