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The tall tree that Spikor climbs towards the end is re-used from the Skytree from "The Dragon's Gift". Even though this tree is not supposed to have human characteristics, it is possible to see the face of the Skytree on its trunk in one shot!
When Spikor enters the Evilgizer, it is supposed to make him more evil and powerful, yet he emerges just as bumbling and stupid as he was before!
Moss Man's voice is different in this episode (his second appearance and final speaking role) to his original voice in his first appearance 'Here, There, Skeletors Everywhere'.
Rather than the traditional false moustache and beard, this false beard Trap-Jaw wears (for the entire episode) is a beard with no mustache.
This is the second episode after "A Bird in the Hand" to portray Melaktha ridiculously out of character. Once again he is depicted as being stupid rather than wise like in his early appearances, and throughout the episode he spouts out countless insults towards Moss Man, which are almost racist.
How many times have we seen in not only this episode but others where He-Man's sword and sheath mysteriously disappear from his back in one scene (while he's pulling the ship back to port) and reappear in the next?!
When He-Man is attacking Skeletor at the end of the episode, his sheaf and sword are missing from his back.
It seems strange how Two Bad remembers Skeletor's last experience with The Cosmic Comet- not only was he not in that episode, but he was not even in the series at the time, as his action figure came out just before the series' closure. Obviously his dialogue here was originally written for Beast Man, who did appear in the original episode.
Since this series is based around a toy range, with this episode being about a Toy Maker using toys for world domination, is this a subtle dig at Mattel and their rampant consumer-related production of toys?
In J. Michael Straczynski's original notes for this episode, he described Modulok as having two heads and lots of spare body parts, like the toy. However, this design was too complex for Filmation to animate and so they simplified him. His extra head was later seen in "Happy Birthday Roboto".
At the end when the lesson of the episode is being told, Adam is clearly speakng in He-man's voice.
This episode contains a direct reference to the earlier episode "Double Trouble", also written by Straczynski. Careel is seen telling Tharen about how He-Man saved the village of Cathenay from Sand Demons- the battle she is talking about was seen in "Double Trouble".
It seems a bit strange how Skeletor is so quick to refuse Modulok's services- when he'd allow bumbling fools like Trap Jaw, Spikor and Two Bad into his army, you'd think he'd be more willing to recruit someone of Modulok's intelligence!
In Mekaneck's origin flashback, before his accident he is wearing the exact same armor as he normally does, and his voice even sounds mechanical though he's not supposed to be a cyborg yet!
Towards the end, Adam transforms to He-Man right in front of the villagers, yet no-one seems to notice!
The Tingler is re-used from Cambro the Giant in "The Heart of a Giant"... in fact, the whole episode is basically a rip-off of the latter.
The village of Ruckstown doesn't seem particularly Eternian at all... not in name or appearance... and why do the villagers have Earth names, like Squire Wilkins? Not a very He-Man-ish setting at all...
How did Steele, someone from another galaxy, know how to operate a Sky Sled on their first attempt?
Evil-Lyn tells Two-Bad and Spikor to guard Blaze. But later Spikor has been replaced by Beast-Man.
Spikor has only one hand, with the other replaced by a trident as on the toy, but in contradiction to his other appearances in the series. Also going against those appearances, here he comes across as a fierce menacing warrior.
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Pre-Teens, beings from another world, fantastic adventure, Classics, Teen