If you’re a He-Man fan that likes to keep their MattyCollector.com figures pristine in their packaging then look away. It’s about to get really sad up in here.
The most powerful man in the universe was also part of the greatest toyline in the universe. MotU’s giant, wildly varied assortment of heroes and villains set it apart from its ‘80s counterparts — admittedly, some more so than others. So here are all 60 original action figures, scientifically ranked by awesomeness.
What is best in life? Seeing a classic sword-and-sorcery hero brought to the big screen, with an iconic bodybuilder in the lead role. But how did Robert E. Howard's Conan the Barbarian become such a classic film? The path to glory was long and twisted. Here's everything you never knew about the making of Conan.
It probably shouldn't shock anyone to realize that any franchise whose main character was named "He-Man" was, in fact, kind of ridiculous. But somehow the Masters of the Universe toys, cartoons and movie managed to exceed all expectation of weirdness. Here are a dozen bizarre He-facts that you've probably forgotten…
Look here, Pop Culture Shock Collectibles — if you're going to ask me to put down $679 for a life-size He-Man bust, you're going to have to show some super-heroic nipple.
Here's a convincing He-Man in Star Wars: The Old Republic. Below, see another He-Man and a Skeletor:
We can thank Alex Jones (Orion Pax) for this, a set of designs for He-Man LEGO so complete and professional that it's a wonder he didn't just sneak into my dreams and steal them.
I have to admit that—of all the “who’d win” nerd arguments over the strength of pop-cultural metahumans— the Man of Steel vs. The Hero of Eternia is one I never really thought about. Superman and He-Man? Science vs. magic is always a good clash but so much about the characters’ respective universes was just so…
I'd sure love to play a kickass game based on Skeletor. That may not be an option right now, but fortunately there's Vigil's upcoming Darksiders II, whose protagonist Death looks a fair bit like He-Man's blue-hooded nemesis.
Just one week ago we were pretty sure that a He-Man video game was in the works. It turns out that it's more of just a hope and a dream right now. So now's your chance to be influential.
Mattel is the company behind some of the world's hottest toy brands, including Hot Wheels, Barbie, Fisher-Price, and Masters of the Universe. Now the company hands over the rights to create video games on those properties to THQ.