Sunday, February 5, 2012

He-Man & Masters of the Universe Collection

He-Man & Masters of the Universe (MOTU) by Mattel was a great toyline in the 1980s. I still remember I was very young when my mom brought me to Klasse Dept Store (Now Parkson) in Sg Wang and a sales guy approach my mum and promoted the MOTU to my mom, saying it was a great toy and a cartoon coming soon. My mom asked me if I wanted it, of course I said yes! And my mom got me a He-Man figure. Sadly that was the ONE and ONLY figure she got for me. I played, 'abused' and had loads of fun with He-Man. After some years, I threw it away during one spring cleaning. I was a kid then....duuuh..if only I knew the value of toys then...I got a pair of complete He-Man (with axe, half sword & shield) with Battlecat (with full armour) and also Skeletor (with sword but missing his staff) and Panthor (with full armor) in the early year 1999 or 2000, can't really recall exactly. Quite pricey but wanted to have it as a 'tangible childhood memory'. I've been searching for Skeletor's staff since then. The search ended today. I found it at flea market (where else?). Aaahh, now the pair is complete. Play Features: Both He-Man and Skeletor had a 'battle swing' feature - turn the body and let go, it will swing! Battlecat and Panthor are the same mold but Battlecat comes with head gear whereas Panthor doesn't. Panthor had a purple velvet coverering it's body but due to age, there are already many bald spots in the figure I own. Mattel had since re-issued these classic toys...but nothing beats the original!

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