Masters of the Universe

Heroic Human…Robot…Monster? It must be Man-E-Faces!

February 28, 2014

Masters of the Universe, Mattel’s hugely successful action figure line of the 1980s, has proved enduringly popular. Big sellers back in the day, these figures can still be found loose on flea markets for a fair price, like this classic Man-E-Faces 1983 figure (dated stamped 1982) from the second wave of Heroic Warriors from the […]

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Skeletor – Evil lord of destruction!

July 24, 2012
Skeletor MOTU by Mattel

It has been quite some time since we’ve looked at any of those swivel-hipped vintage wonders of the early 1980s – Mattel’s Masters of the Universe. MOTU action figures swept toy aisles by storm thanks to a fiendishly well organised merchandising campaign which saw the tie-in animated TV series He-Man and the Masters of the […]

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Buzz-Off – Heroic Spy in the Sky!

December 9, 2010
MOTU 1984 Buzz-Off figure by Mattel

Ever since the news was first announced at the 2010 San Diego Comic Con earlier this year that Mattel would be issuing a Buzz-Off figure in December as part of its Masters of the Universe Classics toy line, the buzz (ahem!) about this figure got louder and louder! It became immediately clear from online forums […]

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He has the power! Battle Armor He-Man

November 22, 2010
Battle Armor He-Man

Love him or hate him, there’s no doubting that the star of last week’s post – Arnold Schwarzenegger in the guise of Terminator – is a tough act to follow. Unless, of course, you sport a set of muscles that would put even the one-time Mr. Universe to shame! Who better to follow Arnie than […]

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Do I hear hissing? It must be Tung Lashor!

November 5, 2010
MOTU Tung Lashor figure by Mattel

You’ve really got to hand it to Mattel, the creators of He-Man aka Masters of the Universe action figures, in their ability to come up with some of the greatest character names of any toy line ever! There was Moss Man (who was covered with moss – what else?!), the onomatopoeic names Buzz-Off and King […]

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What’s that smell? It’s pine scented Moss Man!

March 23, 2010
Moss Man - Masters of the Universe

The Internet is fairly buzzing this spring with news of the latest Mattel release in the Masters of the Universe Classics toy line – Moss Man. So here’s a timely look back at the vintage version of that figure… If there were a prize for the most bizarre action figure attribute then surely whoever thought […]

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