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The secret behind 'He-Man' villain Stinkor's unending reek

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stinkor (fastco design)
stinkor (fastco design)

"Stinkor uses his powerful scent to repel or destroy," read the Mattel blister pack. In 1985, the company’s Masters of the Universe franchise was riding high when the powers that be decided to take a left turn, releasing a half-man, half-skunk action figure with a long-lasting scent embedded in his plastic skin. FastCo Design revisits the fragrant figure nearly 30 years after his debut, answering why the villain’s odor has managed to outlast that of his less nefarious contemporaries from the worlds of Strawberry Shortcake and My Little Pony.