The Horde is She-ra's villainous faction in the Filmation canon. I don't give a rat's ass that they were originally intended to be in MOTU. In TV history they ended up being in POP and NOT MOTU.
You can't argue otherwise on the ground that things might have happened differently. Originally in Star Wars, Luke was a tiny little miniature person. Guess what? Lucas changed his mind and Luke ended up NOT being a miniature person. What's important is what actally happened as opposed to what could have happened!
The Horde's media birth and introduction came with SECRET OF THE SWORD when He-man first encountered them on Etheria when he went there to look for Adora. They were never featured in the He-man cartoon, only in POP. Blah.
As for them being released under the MOTU toyline banner, that's another story. I would understand the argument had the Horde been FIRST released under MOTU before the Secret of the Sword movie and then 'stolen' by POP, but that's not what happened. The Horde was premiered with She-ra and then was released under the MOTU toyline label. Not the other way round.
Next topic: The female buck. I totally agree with Tallstar about the slight frustration of always having Teela premiering a new buck tailor fitted to her, and then having that same buck being recycled for She-ra.
Same happened with the exclusive SDCC She-ra figure, who wears Teela's infamous asymetrical BOOT, and her bracelets, etc. being a simple Teela redeco.
It would be nice one day for Mattel to give she-ra a brand new, original buck made JUST for her. They can reuse it on other characters if they want but She-ra is as iconic as He-man and you'd think she would at the very least deserve her very own sculpt, as opposed to a neon green gorilla that no one has ever heard of before...
Don't get me wrong. I love the diversity in MOTUC. I love Gygor and Battle Ground Teela (can't wait to have her). All I'm saying is that sometimes the budget for tooling seems to go for obscure characters as opposed to ones that people have been clamoring for ever for.
Here's a good example: Bow. As a Pop fan, you'd expect me to defend him right? Well, he's one of my favorite figures so far but I was kinda surprised that he gets the brand new wrist articulation whereas He-man can't even hold his sword up in the air right. That to me doesn't make any sense. I'm still happy and I love the fact that Mattel gave us such a wondrous figure (Bow is awesome) I'm just surprised that figures such as Gygor or a Teela Variant (no matter how cool they are) would get so much new tooling, as opposed to A list characters.