Friday, October 8, 2010

Happy Birthday She-Ra

Some little girls had Barbies, some She-Ra. I was coming to the end of my doll phase when she appeared which was a pity. I battered some Sindys through an assault course or two; She-Ra might have been more durable. And, of course, there was that classic line: "For the honour of Greyskull! I am She-Ra"? As clear as mud that. Fighting the Evil Horde and Skeletor - if only life was still so simple.

I didn't appreciate then how unusual it was to have a doll who didn't depend on high heels and an invisible corset to hold herself together. But I'm sure there are lots of kick-ass martial artists and sportswomen out there who have a She-Ra stashed in their cupboards.

She-Ra from Hack Princess

7 comments:

Emmet Ryan said...

Ah now she wasn't a patch on He-Man
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7cztVRf-Mro

niamh said...

have you not seen this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Knwo6YFbYPM ...might have to agree to disagree!

Emmet Ryan said...

All I'm saying is....Dolph Lundgren played He-Man in the film version.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for this post, I love it!
For the honour of Greyskkull, She-Ra come back and inspire our little girls !!!

niamh said...

I think I know who this is - hope you showed your kids the post! I'm not sure how popular she is with this generation but she should be:)

Marie said...

I had mainly Star Wars action figures. Mum never wanted me to have Barbie dolls, thank goodness, and I never missed them. I remember being at friends houses and they wanted to "play Barbies". I just didn't get it. I did have the most awesome Tonka trucks and tractors our local sand box had ever seen though. I secretly miss those!

niamh said...

Tonka Trucks! That is a blast from the past - sadly I missed out on those too. What a blighted childhood!

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