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Spinnerella Review

“But meanwhile, there wasn’t any dancing going on in the Fright Zone…”

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…

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11 comments to MOTUClassics.Com
Spinnerella Review

  • Retcon

    Is the spear a repaint of the Green Goddess? Looks familiar.

  • Carsten

    Yeah, with the hair piece she looks a bit like Fran Drescher in “The Nanny” 😉
    But a striking colour sheme, even if she can just make one pose (like the Sorceress)
    Anyway, great review – I like her a lot.

  • Great review and some fantastic pictures! (I love her as a kind of human Swifter-Hehe.)

    Oddly enough, I feel like this is the third Spinnerella review I’ve read today. What gives? Is everyone just finally deciding to review her? Is it her birthday or something?

  • Sweet review, pics, and comics, as always!

    I like this figure, and all the work that went into her, but I think I may try to replace her plastic strips with actual ribbons at some point.

  • I’m pretty happy with Spinnerella. She is a welcome addition to the Great Rebellion!

  • Mikey

    I really only get the POP figures and recently there are two I feel like I have been really ripped off with and this is one of them. The extra cost of this figure was justified as the extra plastic of the tassels, and once the figure was in hand it was pretty obvious that there was no more “extra” plastic then any figure with a decent cape. I understand capes generally aren’t painted but it still leaves me with a bad taste. I can understand the reluctance to use soft goods but this figure really is screaming for it, but I know many would hate it. As for the tiara personally this is the most awful accessory in the line for my money and looks terrible, particularly in a deluxe figure a second head should have been included wearing a tiara that actually is sitting somewhere within a foot of the top of her head.
    Believe it or not I actually don’t mind the figure for the most part, and as a regular figure I would have happily worn my complaints but those extra few dollars have crossed a line for me.

  • I can’t quite pinpoint what it is, but I just don’t like the figure. Though I like some of the individual elements, maybe the retro design just doesn’t translate well? I can’t quite pick it.

  • Cythagen

    She’s a beautiful figure, but the bracers bother me. A lot. Probably more than they should. Given the requirement for a new sculpt, I don’t understand why the bracers weren’t sculpted on their own and used with the ‘flesh’ forearms from Battleground Evil-Lyn. That would have allowed her arms to be positioned just about any one wanted without the ribbons sticking out at strange angles. I don’t have any complaints about her price, but you’d think Mattel could have given us articulated/adjustable bracers for that small increase.

  • Jonatan

    I’m pretty happy with this figure and very thankful for Club Etheria. I know there are many people who doesn’t care about POP figures, but I really do. Club Etheria brought me awesome figures like Entrapta (one of my favorites figures in the line), Madame Razz & Broom and Spinnerella.
    I agree we should have two heads for her. The only thing that really bothers me is her shield that looks odd when she is holding it. Apart from that, I loved this figure.

  • Brainlock

    “Sometimes I doubt your commitment to Sparkle Motion.”
    “Spinderella cut it up one time!”

    maybe Spinner would have benefited more from soft goods tassels? and maybe clip-on bracers? or a more spidery theme?

  • Mark

    Not to keen on the face sculpt.