Do you remember He-Man and Masters of the Universe!?
January 26, 2007 11:13am CST
This was one of my favorites toy, when I was a boy I was crazy for He-Man and his tiger Cringer. I had 35/40 Masters (I think, maybe they were 50 or more:D )with blades, guns and sticks...full optional!:D.....I can't forget the big Castle, "GraySkill, I don't remember how much time I have passed in its gates, hom many Masters have fallen in the traps;)...The eternal war: He-Man vs Skeleton...Oh Yeah, my best years!!
• United States
25 May 07
I typed a story on He-man recently..here you can have it here as a reply....and yes I had loads of He-man toys Any kid who grew up in the 1980’s was more than likely familiar with the name: HE-MAN. As a line of toy figurines and a cartoon series He-Man rules his mythical world and ours with the power of adventurous story. He-Man is coming back! In 1987 a film version of He-Man was made starring Dolph Lundgren as He-Man. The film was entitled, Masters of the Universe. Since then, in more recent times (2002), the cartoon series has been revived and now comes the word that a new live action film is in the baby stages of becoming a full born reality. Joel Silver and Warner Brothers Pictures have confirmed that they are moving forward on an idea for a new He-Man movie. The producer and studio are negotiating with Mattel, the toy company owning the He-Man rights, to acquire licensing for use of the property. Adapting the script is a relative newcomer named Justin Marks. Marks has also been named as the co-writer for David Goyer on the superhero prison film based around the Green Arrow, currently titled: Supermax. Early word out has the story for this new rendition of He-Man to be based on Prince Adam, the alter ego of He-Man, being a soldier who stumbles on to the magical world of Eternia. The evil Skeletor is then found within that world using a technology-fueled army to destroy all magic within Eternia. He-Man has seen several different reincarnations and various angles have been explored with the plot and character. However the basics of the creation and toy line center around the world of Eternia and the basic Good versus Evil scenarios of He-Man against Skeletor. Similar to Superman He-Man has the alter ego Prince Adam, a less buff and intimidating figure usually seen hanging out with his cowardly Tiger pet Cringer. However, with his special powers and sword Prince Adam is able to transform into the muscle-bound He-Man and transform Cringer into the fierce: Battle Cat. Skeletor of course is always up to no good trying to take over the rule of He-Man’s home base of sorts Castle Gayskull and ultimately rule the entire world. Skeletor is a blue skinned figure with a skeletal face and is referred to sometimes as a demon. The original cartoon series ran from 1983 to 1985 with the revival starting in August of 2002 called The New Adventures of He-Man. The New Adventures of He-man were aired on The Cartoon Network. The concept was changed a little between each series and then of course the live action movie altered things as well. Master of the Universe follows He-Man as he is accidentally transported to Earth, where they must acquire a cosmic key to save Eternia from Skeletor. No matter what the plots for the shows were, however, it was in the toy line that He-Man truly excelled. Children all over could use the larger than GI Joe action figures to carry out any sort of story their imaginations desired. The new installment of He-Man should introduce the character and surely a new toy line to a new generation while at the same time give fans of the series something new as well.
• United States
26 Jan 07
Oh yes, I remember him. Wasn't it He-Man vs. Skeletor? Castle GraySkull...he loved it. My son was nuts over action figures and spent a lot of his time playing with He-Man and all the figures. That's all we use to buy him for gifts. He kept them until he was over 20. LOL. We still mention them from time to time.