The POP section of MOTU is always the one that requires the most research on my part. I need to rewatch most of the old Filmation shows that I can (I never seem to find much time for television) and that’s particularly true for She-Ra, Princess of Power. There are plenty of episodes that I’ve not even seen once. Particular to Spinnerella, I’ve never seen the episode “When Whispering Woods Last Bloomed” and that means I’ve never seen her one and only appearance.
In that particular episode, the Rebels are celebrating the one-year anniversary of Netossa & Spinnerella joining the Rebellion. Did I mention it was the only episode Spinnerella appeared in? It’s also Netossa’s first appearance, so I guess that first year is what we’d call not well documented? Anyway, Spinnerella has this awesome power to… um, spin. And Hordak is convinced that this is just the thing he needs to finally do away with the Rebels once and for all.
So he kidnaps her model buddy Netossa and blames the Rebels for the kidnapping. Hijnks ensue. The plot is revealed, foiled, and we get the flashback episode one year later. Simple enough. But then the Rebellion seemingly never needs her help again (though Netossa appears a few more times). Her vintage figure was also one of the last released and is among the rarest vintage MOTU ites to pick up. All this makes Spinnerella more obscure then she probably ought to be. At least until now.
Spinnerella was the final figure in Club Etheria. At least I think so, December got a little blurry there. She did cost a little more due to the tremendous amount of paint apps to get her costumes details just right. And, overall, I’d say she was worth the extra cash. Continue to Page 2…