Wednesday, October 25, 2006

masters of the universe

Anyone close to me knows that I am a HUGE Action-Figure Collector! Not only do I collect X-Men Figures, I also have an extensive Masters of the Universe Collection. It all started at the tender age of 7... I was, like many in the 80's, big on cartoons by He-Man, Thundercats, Transformers, etc. Mainly He-man because of the action figures.

It was so cool. Every time He-Man said, "By the power of Grayskull, I HAVE THE POWER!" I would get so excited! I would take my toys and play along while the show was on. I would have Skeletor try and take over Castle Grayskull, as He-Man would ride into action with Battle Cat, it was as if Eternia was my way of escaping reality. I had so many figures... until my Grandmother threw them away.

I was so heart broken. It was as if my own little world was taken away from me, and I couldn't get it back. I vowed, as a young kid, that when I got the money, I would buy them back and keep them for myself! So 20 odd years later, I have my Universe back... with a little update.

In 2001, He-Man came back with a new cartoon, and new action-figures, which were far better then the ones previously made.

I actually got to have my "New" He-Man signed by the designers "The Four Horsemen" at Toys R Us Times Square. I actually got to meet Mario Lopez (Slater from Saved By The Bell) as well, he's a huge He-Man Fan! Even though the new cartoon didn't last long, I still got to get some of my favorite characters: Ram Man, Buzz Off, Evil Lyn, Stinkor, Man-E-Faces, and Beast Man! I even have a She-Ra figure, which I never had because it was considered a "girl toy."

So yeah... I'm happy now! I have over 40 figures to the collection! My Castle Grayskull talks now. It allows He-man to enter when you rub his foot on the doorstep, and locks the door and crackles thunder when Skeletor trys to come in. It's so much fun! I don't really play with them now, they pretty much just showcased around my computer room, but Omar picks them up and plays with them from time to time.

What are some of your memories
with He-man & the Masters of the Universe?


antneya said...

I cant beleive I am about to do my FAVORITE He-Man episode was when it was revealed that Teela was the daughter of the Sorceress...lmao!!!

Enigmatic1 said...

Do you know how many afternoons my brother and I would RUN home from school to make sure we caught this cartoon?!? I liked when they introduced She-Ra and did the spin-off of her show, but they did a 2-parter to give us the lowdown on Adam & his twin sister. Hordak was the shyt!!!

Jamal K. Franklin said...

playing with toys, huh? that's hot!

lj said...

He-Man..Yes lawd. Can I just go back to childhood for about a day? He-Man and Thundercats were my world. My favorite episode was the one when he met

Ladynay said...

*smirk* you was hating on shera back in the day! Shame!

ShawnQt said...

@ antneya

Yeah that episode was good, I always loved when history was reavealed... in he new cartoon, we found out that Fisto is Teela's Father!

@ enigmatic1

The He-Man and She-Ra was a cartoon in the actual Movies... I never got to see it there, but I own it now on DVD. Remember the Christmas special?

@ Jamal

I don't know if I like your toys!

@ lj

Seems like everyone loved She-Ra just as much as He-Man.

@ ladynay

I loved her... I just couldn't buy her toys... I do like combing her hair... (im so gay!)

Enigmatic1 said...

I had the Christmas Special recorded on VHS! Now if only I could find it and try to rip it to DVD... LOL

E... said...

I dont know anything bout He-Man...

But thundercats, I mess with...

did u make that lil animation, thats kinda hot!

antneya said...

WOW Shawn I have to say I havent been up on the new series because I have become addicted to Justice League so thats some good info to know..Imma have to check that out now :).