If you were a kid and played with He-Man, it was a sure bet you were into weird stuff. Sword, sorcery, horror, monsters and of course slime. As a child, I couldn't get enough of the stuff, no matter how messy it was. Of course, most of the times, I wasn't the one cleaning it up if it got stuck in the carpet (sorry, mom) but it was worth the mess. In fact, I'm pretty sure every successful (read: weird) toyline had some form of slime. Ghostbusters, Ninja Turtles, Toxic Crusaders all featured their own variant of this amazing green glop. While I had my share of other toys that featured it, Slime Pit was always the one that eluded me. Until now. I finally own it and can experience it as I had always wanted to. I had the Flushomatic from the TMNT line which was somewhat similar, but this was always on my toy grail list. Why wouldn't it be? Just look at it!
To paraphrase Evil Lynn "After all this time...The Slime Pit...is mine...". Impressive. I've only seen photos of it, but never actually held it, studied it, played around with it. For such an iconic piece in the line, I always thought it would've been bigger in scale. Now, that's not a knock on it at all. It's a pretty awesome piece to behold. I guess in my mind, I always figured it to be much larger since it's legend is larger than the actual toyline itself. But that's allright. It's still a fun piece to own. And...yes, ok...play with. You think I bought this and had no intention on playing around with it? Don't be ree-dic-u-lous. The main gimmick of The Slime Pit is to turn anyone you place in the chamber into a mindless slave to serve Hordak in his battles against He-Man and Skeletor. Of course, there were obvious exceptions according to the instructions that came with it:
The claw is an interesting choice as a restraint. Although, considering all the weird gloom and doom, it totally makes sense. Hordak and his boys aren't gonna have the time to strap someone to that wall or something. By the time they'd be done holding their prisoner, they'd be slimed too!
Whew! Look at that slime. If Stinkor loved his foul odors before, he's gonna love this. The slime I used wasn't the original slime, obviously, but it's just as gooey and smelly as the old slime was 30 years ago. Now, I'm not the biggest fan of the clean up after, but watching this is super cool. I feel like a kid again. Even if it means messing up my sister's lawn and having to clean it up afterwards. Worth. It.
Love watching the sliming process take place. Especially since this was a somewhat windy day, so watching it sway around and cover Stinkor was extra fun. It was like watching snot pour from some sick nose all over their toys, which I'd find hilarious.
Hmm...Interesting...So you're telling me there's a chance?
(Box and instructions photo credit: He-Man.org)