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Masters of the Universe Classics – Top Five Reasons Plundor Needs a Slot!

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With just six slots in Mattel’s upcoming Filmation subscription, there’s not much room for everybody to get what they want. With the wide variety of one-shot characters introduced over the lifespan of the classic ’80s cartoon, you have to choose wisely to keep the fans happy and to insure repeat business.

One character, however, rises above all others as absolutely necessary to the line, to toydom, and to humanity as a whole.

 His name is Plundor. Plundor the Spoiler. The following are the top-five reasons that Plundor is the only sane choice to fill one of the remaining Filmation club slots:

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Reason the first: It’s a big pink bunny.

 I’ll assume there are some philistines out there that think a big evil pink bunny doesn’t fit into the wild and wacked-out world of MotU. I won’t be inviting those people to Thanksgiving dinner, but they’re free to have their opinion, however wrong it may be. But to me, nothing fits in more with beast men, mer men, snake men, elephant men, and lion Men than a bunny man. And screw Snakes — bunnies are evil. Did you ever really trust the Easter Bunny when you were a kid? At least Santa had the decency to come down the chimney, leave some presents at the tree, and leave. But the Easter Bunny? The dude was in your room with a basket of candy, watching you sleep. You know who else tries to give you candy? Men in white vans that troll elementary schools, that’s who.

Yeah. Plundor is a bunch of shades of pink unrightness.

 

Reason the second: Huge cult following.

 Love him or hate him, there’s no doubt the people want him. Well, some people. But it’s a vocal people of impeccable taste. We all know the unstoppable juggernaut that lies behind cult characters. And we also know that these vocal minorities always, always get what they want, because they don’t EVER quit. EVER. They will post and post and post; they will form organizations, they will write letters and e-mails and create youtube videos and send in pieces of their own skin. Do I need to introduce you to the Ice-Cream Maker Man? I think not!

 

Reason the third: Bunnies are popular

 I don’t have to introduce you to a certain man named Bugs to prove that bunnies are cool. In addition to Mr. B. Bunny himself, there’s plenty of popular members of the rabbit family that prove that nobody except for dentist’s kids need be ashamed of buck teeth. The list of bunny characters goes on for as many as I can think of to list in this space.

Bunnicula.

Trix Bunny.

Nestle Quick Bunny.

Usagi Yojimbo.

Bucky O’Hare.

Captain Carrot.

Hoppy the Marvel Bunny.

Jaxxon.

Roger Rabbit.

…and so forth. You get my point. Bunnies are everywhere. It’s all the sex they have.

 

Reason the fourth: He’d look awesome as a toy.

 The 4 Horsemen have done some kickass interpretations of cartoon media-only properties that have never had a toy before; look at Shadow Weaver, Fang Man, or the upcoming Shakoti, or Icer. Even people who stubbornly flex their upper lip and proclaim “I’d never buy no stupid pink bunny” would be crying themselves to sleep after seeing the first proto shot of Plundor. He wouldn’t require much extra tooling either, so he’d be economical, and we know Mattel likes to save a buck or two here or there. That extra money could be plopped into Modulok! It works exactly like that.

Reason the fifth: He’s actually more of a badass than Skeletor

 So you’re not convinced yet. What place does a fluffy bunny have in your MotU world, you ask? What the hell am I smoking/drinking/snorting/injecting/inserting, you ask? Well, these are all highly personal questions, but I’ll answer anyway.

Skeletor’s a bastard, but he’s usually only concerned with breaking into Castle Grayskull, gaining power, and subjugating the masses, and all that. But while Skeletor attempted that stuff, Plundor was busy polluting an entire planet! Trying to take a world over is one thing, but making the air unbreathable and the water undrinkable? That’s harsh. He’s like the Anti-Al Gore, which is exactly what I think about when I see a big pink bunny. That and Al Gore with a goatee.

 

So yeah, consider those reasons, and pine for Plundor the Spoiler!

Discuss on the Fwoosh forums!

 

13 thoughts on “Masters of the Universe Classics – Top Five Reasons Plundor Needs a Slot!

  1. Hell NO, not even in a thousand years this lame, dumb and terrible character should be released in Classics, why? Let me give you, not 5, but 6 great reasons:

    1) You say he’s a big pink bunny, right? Well, I don’t care if he’s a yellow wallaby either, he’s LAME, he doesn’t fit the line at all, he never will.

    2) You say huge cult following… C’mon, for one episode? I get that characters like Huntara, Icer or StrongArm got cult following, it’s simple, they’re not lame, they’re cool characters that fit the M.o.t.U. universe.

    3) Bunnies are pupular you say… Wrong, tell me, where’s Buster Bunny right now? I don’t see a Classics toyline for Bucky O’Hare either, how many times Bugs Bunny tried to come back but ultimately failed? And the list keeps going and going.

    4) He’d look great as a toy you say… Wrong again, he’d have the same stupid face and he’d be the same lame character.

    5) More badass than Skeletor…? For ruling over a deserted junkyard? C’mon, you want a cool evil bunny, watch Donnie Darko over and over.

    6) And the best reason to keep this silly bunny away from production; we NEED to get characters like Vultak, Scorpia, General Sunder, Granita, StrongArm, Kol-Darr, Light Hope, Lizard Man, Madame Razz & Broom, Huntara, Scorpia, Melog and so meny others and I don’t think we will always have a Filmation sub, come on, not even a Club Eternia sub, so, before the line ends, I’d rather have all those characters than a silly pink bunny wasting space.

  2. have to admit if nothing else the four horsemen can have some laughs sculpting him for the thought of a pink bunny as a motu toy is hilerious though he is second to my top choice of shigora the demon skelator summons in the episode to save skelator.

  3. Plundor the Spoiler? Heck yes. I’d be thrilled to the buttons if he makes it into the line-the sooner the better! Toss in one of those adorable pink things from the last picture, too. Shokoti got her Darkling; Plundor needs his little, Bismol-Pink Q-Bert fella.

  4. What’s the appeal of Plundor?

    i can’t speak for all Plundor fans, but here’s the appeal for me-

    1. I love humanoid mutant animal characters.

    2. unlike, Skeletor, Plundor was actually successful at taking over a planet.

    3. he’s foppish, he’s pink, he’s a bunny- which means he’s disliked by males who are insecure in their masculinity and by women who worship at the altar of stereotypical “manliness”. i am very fond of characters that have that effect on people.

    4. his design was daring and subversive, being a pink bunny, but having that muscular body- he fit right in with MOTU and yet broke some of the expectations.

    i really hope we see him in this line.

  5. That figure would be too surreal not to own… and in the Masters Universe, that’s seriously saying something.

    If Matty wants to release him, fine. But please not in the Filmation sub that I just subscribed to. Any single character on Ghost6’s list would be preferrable.

  6. I strongly and respectfully disagree. I don’t understand the appeal of Plundor at all.

    The Filmation subscription was sold as included heroes AND villains from He-Man AND She-Ra. We already have three villains from He-Man. We need one hero and one villain from She-Ra. That means that the remaining figure from He-Man must be a “hero” and the giant pink bunny is no hero.

    I agree with Ghost6’s list of preferable Filmation characters for inclusion in the subscription, especially Scorpia, Vultak, Sea Hawk, Madame Razz and Granita. I would also add General Sunder.

  7. Sorry… Plundor is perhaps the lamest character design in the lifespan of MOTU. And as a side note, there are Filmation characters in the main sub…he doesn’t have to be in the six figure sub…

    Here are a list of MUCH better options to round out the three remaining spots:

    Scorpia
    Strong Arm
    Lizard Man
    Two pack of Dree Elle and Uncle Montork
    Vultak
    Sea Hawk
    Dylan-A-Mug
    Evil Seed
    Delora
    Kittrina
    Skeletors flying robot knights
    Imp
    Madame Razz
    Granita

    Then somewhere about 20 figures after the above list, Plundor.

  8. I second Strong Arm and Lord Masque. I could see the line continuing if it does well, so Plundor probably fits in as the first on the list of a second iteration of the Filmation sub.

  9. I concur. He deserves a spot in the Filmation sub just as much as any of the other one-episode wonders. Still, with only three spots remaining (and one possibly/likely going to Sea Hawk) I have to give the nod to Strong Arm, Huntara and Lord Masque.

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