He-Man is coming back! What did you do with your He-Man mannetjies?

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Man, I wished I kept all my handheld Nintendo Game & Watch games from the 1980s! I had quite a moerse collection, but probably not as close what other kids had back then. Of course when I say ‘I’, I actually mean ‘us’ – all the games accumulated over several birthdays and definitely more than one Christmas where kind of shared with my three siblings as well. The numbers made us stronger. From the top of my head I remember Donkey Kong, Donkey Kong II, Donkey Kong Junior, Snoopy Tennis, Octopus, Parachute, Popeye, Chef, Fire, Mickey Mouse and the odd one out by Takatoku and not Nintendo – Robot Maker.

I have no idea why the series of games were called ‘Game & Watch’ because I never saw one fokken Nintendo watch anywhere, but that could also be because I grew up in Vereeniging, which is basically Mosselbaai Lite but without an ocean. At the end of last week some dude put up his Donkey Kong game up for sale on the marketplace on Facebook. Remember the orange one with the double screen? Offers from R1500. People were falling over their feet to outbid each other. The next day it was Donkey Kong Jr and the day after that another game. I am so glad that I only had R45 in my bank account, because I would have been in so much shit with my wife.
If that dude had waited until this week, I think he would have gotten even more for his retro games, because on Monday, Kevin Smith announced at Power-Con in California that he is re-launching the 1980s Masters of the Universe brand as an anime limited-series for Netflix. He is continuing the “unresolved story” of the original 1980s He-Man cartoon. This reboot is going to revive a massive wave of nostalgia and people are going to dig through their toy crates for all those He-Man mannetjies and possibly put them up for auction and make a killing. On Gumtree a 1984 He-Man mannetjie goes for R495, out of the box but on Bid Or Buy you can be expect to cough up more than R1450 – also out of the box but for the 1981 model.
I had fokol Masters of The Universe mannetjies when I was a laitie. The only mannetjie I had was Mr-T from the A-Team but like a doos I chowed his plastic M16’s barrel off within the first week and lost BA the next week. My sisters had Face and Hannibal but I was never allowed to play with it because they were forever having fokken tea and cake with their Barbie dolls. I do however have this befokte He-Man box set from way back, so hopefully with Kevin Smith rebooting He-Man and consequently the rest of the 80s, I will be able to retire from selling it in 20 years from now. I would love to hear what kief stuf you’ve preserved from when you were a kinners!

Go scratch around for some nostalgia over at
the Plumlist but also check out our current top 10 pick for the weekend:

#10 Six of the best local documentaries to stream
These stories either united or threatened to divide us as a country. And now they’ve gone on to inspire and inform us in the shape of these thought-provoking documentaries that teach us a thing or two about how resilient South Africans are, even in the midst of a storm.
On Showmax
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 #9 Seven reasons The Republic gets our vote
In Mzansi Magic’s drama series, which streams every Sunday night on the DStv Now app at 20:00, South African President Kgalema Motlanthe was replaced by the corrupt President Hendrik Zondo (Siyabonga Thwala, Isibaya’s Mpiyakhe Zungu) when his term of office ended in 2009.
 On DStv Now
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#8 Grassroots: An attempted suicide, bribery and an abusive relationship
So much is beginning to unfold in Grassroots as each character struggles with their demons. And unfortunately, the battle with their inner turmoil is affecting everyone around them.
 On  DStv Now & Showmax
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 #7 Jack Farthing of Poldark: “Standing on a cliff in a nightie is not all that much fun”
Season 5 of Poldark is currently streaming on DStv Now every Tuesday at 20:00 on ITV Choice (DStv 123). Jack Farthing, who plays Ross Poldark’s troubled and complex adversary, George Warleggan, describes mixed emotions about the drama coming to an end.
On DStv Now
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 #6 Here’s what we know about Netflix’s anime He-Man reboot
At Power-Con over the weekend, Kevin Smith announced an upcoming anime series that picks up right where the hit 80s era He-Man series left off. He’ll be the showrunner of the series titled “Masters of the Universe: Revelation”, set in the Mattel toy-inspired world.
 On Netflix
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 #5 IT (2017)
Afraid of clowns? Then don’t watch this movie. The modern remake of Stephen King’s classic horror about a killer clown is grim and disturbing – perfect for horror fans.
 On Showmax 
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 #4 Artful animated films for adults
Animation isn’t just for kids! Whether you classify yourself as a former kid or a devoted parent to the child inside, here are a few animated films with mature themes that you’ve just got to see.
 On Netflix & Showmax
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 #3 Ready Player One (2017)
In 2045, the Earth is in chaos, but humans have found refuge in a virtual reality universe, OASIS. When the creator dies, he leaves the key to his fortune hidden in OASIS, and an unlikely hero is determined to find it.
On Showmax
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 #2 Interview with a (SCARY) mermaid
The second season of scary-mermaid hit series Siren is now streaming on Showmax, with new episodes coming weekly, express from the US. We caught up with actress Eline Powell, who plays Ryn, a mermaid who comes ashore at Bristol Cove with dramatic results…
 On Showmax
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 #1 Recapping The Walking Dead, season by season
The grim, gory series about the sheriff who wakes up from a coma to find his town taken over by zombies, aka the Walkers, has arrived on internet TV in South Africa, with every single episode of every single season available on Showmax.
On Showmax
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Our randomized trailer pick of the week

Each week we take a number from 1 to 10 from our list of suggestions and put it through a randomizer to choose a trailer to show you. This week it landed on our number 5 spot, IT (2017), which is probably one of the most iconic an kak scary remakes of a horror ever:

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