Back in 1983 a little television show by the name of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe debuted and it introduced the world or at least kids to He-Man, Skeletor, Man-At-Arms, Battle Cat and the rest of the Masters Of The Universe. This show was used by Mattel as a way to drum up more enthusiasm for its He-Man toy line which it hoped kids would want enough they would whine and cry at their parents until they got more toys…and it worked.
I was one of the kids it worked on and was constantly asking for new He-Man toys and eventually I worked my way into acquiring Castle Grayskull itself but my favorite of all the toys, figures and vehicles was the battle damage He-Man that had a damage spinner on his chest that when you hit it would revolve and show battle damage. It was pretty damn sweet.
The popularity of the action figure line eventually led to a movie…this didn’t go so well and I believe may have been the reason for the decline of the franchise. Luckily, those of us with a certain nostalgia for the line have been given new toys and hope for a new movie that hopefully doesn’t suck.
If you were a fan of the Masters Of The Universe then you’re in luck because in the video above, Toy Galaxy runs through a list of 10 things you need to know about He-Man and the Masters of the Universe.
What was your favorite He-Man figure? Are you hoping for a movie reboot? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.