I am a self-proclaimed He-Man junkie. Growing up, I pretty much had every figure and every playset, including the dangerous (according to my Mom) Slime Pit. But one of the playsets that got lost in the shuffle was The Evil Horde’s ‘Fright Zone‘!
Well that was fun. I’m actually thinking of grabbing one of these off of eBay soon just based off of the nostalgia alone. I don’t have kids, so I would be playing with it by myself. Don’t judge. But anyway, I was always more in favor of the ‘bad guys’ in the He-Man collection – so I gravitated towards things like The Slime Pit and Snake Mountain before I would go to Castle Grayskull. Which is why I loved the Fright Zone so much. And I could actually control the giant snake with my hand and gobble up all of the good guys. If you need any more proof as to why Fright Zone is amazing, just look at that kid’s face below in the pic! He’s having a blast. And how about that hair too?!
Have you wanted to pour bad smelling green slime all over one of your enemies? It’s ok, you can admit it. Well back when I was a kid, you could do just that! But only if your enemies were He-Man action figures. I always gravitated towards the more creepy and disturbing He-Man characters and products, so it wasn’t really a big surprise that I was all about The Evil Horde Slime Pit that came out in 1985.
Oh trust me – it was as much fun as it looks in that commercial. A couple of fun facts about the slime though:
1. It smelled like a mixture of glue and piss.
2. It didn’t taste that good.
3. An unused can of slime goes for around $100 on Ebay.
Now, you can find the actual playset on Ebay as well for around $100, but the can of slime doesn’t come with it, hence the higher price tag on a can of that. I have to say that it’s moments like this when I take a stroll down memory lane when I realize just how early of an age I had gotten into horror-related products. And it only snowballed after that ladies and gentlemen. So a big thank you to The Evil Horde Slime Pit for shaping up what has become a great horror mind. Ok – great might be overstating it a bit, but it’s a pretty good horror mind at the least. Now let’s end this thing by looking at some of The Horde’s minions, shall we?