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When I was little, my brothers and I never missed an episode. We loved it so much we were able to persuade our parents to get us the giant action figure that you could actually assemble. I was lucky that the team had Princess Allura because, otherwise, my brothers would have left me out of it. Yay for “equality” in old cartoons (Equality = 1 of the characters must be a girl. LOL)!