40th Anniversary He-Man Masterverse Reveal
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Masterverse 40th Anniversary He-Man Reveal

Mattel celebrates MOTU’s 40th Anniversary on the final Reveal Day with the all-new MASTERVERSE Anniversary Edition He-Man!

Masters of the Universe Logo

Harkening back to the 1982 Vintage version of the He-Man we all know and love, Mattel unveiled Masterverse Anniversary Edition He-Man! Celebrating 40 years of MOTU, the most powerful man in the Universe returns in truly glorious fashion with this Masterverse rendition of the 1982 vintage He-Man! This reveal is very exciting because not only does this figure look amazing, but this opens the door for more vintage style Masterverse figures! I can’t tell you how excited I am for this one! Let’s take a closer look below.

Masters of the Universe Masterverse Anniversary He-Man Main image
Masters of the Universe Masterverse Anniversary He-Man

Anniversary He-Man comes packaged in the standard collector friendly window style Masterverse packaging as the rest, but with a huge twist! His package artwork is a direct tribute to Mattel’s 1982 He-Man, complete with the red rock burst, blue sky and classic Masters of the Universe logo. This Anniversary He-Man’s front and rear package artwork is spectacular! The rear artwork shows He-Man in all his glory welding his axe at Skeletor with Battlecat by his side and Castle Grayskull standing proudly in the background. Can this be a tease to more vintage inspired Masterverse figures to come in the future?

Masters of the Universe Masterverse Anniversary He-Man in package
Mattel unveils 40th Anniversary He-Man Package view
Masters of the Universe Masterverse Anniversary He-Man rear box art
Masters of the Universe Masterverse 40th Anniversary He-Man rear box art

Shown below is the 1982 Vintage Master of the Universe He-Man figure as he appeared on his vintage card back! You can see the blue sky, red rock burst and classic Masters of the Universe logo that were all used on the new Masterverse Anniversary Edition He-Man!

Masters of the Universe Vintage He-Man Carded
Masters of the Universe Vintage He-Man Carded
Source: vintageactionfigures.com

In a complete homage to the 1982 vintage He-Man, the new Annivesary He-Man has a vintage inspired head sculpt, and vintage style chest armor with the classic red cross. This new head sculpt looks amazing! The recent modern versions of He-Man’s head sculpts have all been a bit off, but this Anniversary He-Man head sculpt absolutely nailed the look of his vintage counterpart! His chest and arms look to be a new sculpt as they reflect that bulkier stalkier look of the vintage He-Man figure. The loin cloth and boots are in that classic burgundy color like the vintage. He shares the same wrist bracers, belt, loin cloth and boots as the current Masterverse Revelation He-Man but in vintage inspired colors. His arm bracers are in an orange color with burgundy accents. The vintage He-Man’s arm bracers were never colored, as they were the flesh tone color of his arms. But had they been colored in, these are the colors that would have been used. With 30 points of articulation, and vertical hinge on his wrist, you can finally have your He-Man action figure hold his power sword aloft and utter those 4 famous words “I HAVE THE POWER!!!!”

Masters of the Universe Masterverse Anniversary He-Man
Anniversary He-Man

Shown below is the Masterverse Anniversary He-Man with all his accessories. Again all paying tribute to the 1982 vintage He-Man Action figure. He includes a vintage style power sword, axe and shield and also 2 swappable hands.

Masters of the Universe Masterverse Anniversary He-Man accessories
Anniversary He-Man Accessories

Let’s celebrate 40 years of He-Man!

We at Toy Habits focus on Masters of the Universe and GI Joe, so we find it only fitting that after an amazing week of reveals, we pay a special tribute to the 40th Anniversary of MOTU and take a trip down Memory Lane!

Masters of the Universe He Man famous poster art
Source: Art of He Man and the Masters of the Universe

Mattel’s 1982 He-Man action figure shown below in classic form riding on Battle Cat! The first time I sat He-Man on Battlecat and saw how absolutely AMAZING he looked sitting on there, it took my breathe away! I am sure we all hold a special place in our hearts for the Vintage 1982 He-Man action figure!

1982 Vintage He-Man Action Figure on Battlecat
1982 Vintage He-Man Action Figure
1982 Vintage He-Man Action Figure with axe

Seen below are Mattel’s first Wave of 8 action figures released in 1982. Will we see more Anniversary style Masterverse Action figures? Only time will tell, but let’s take a moment to pay tribute to the first 8 that started it all!

  • He-Man
  • Skeletor
  • Man-At-Arms
  • Teela
  • Mer-Man
  • Beast Man
  • Stratos
  • Zodac
Masters of the Universe First 8 Vintage
Masters of the Universe First Wave of Vintage Action Figures

As kids, we always looked forward to coming home after school and tuning into our favorite cartoon, the 1980’s He-Man and the Masters of the Universe by Filmation!

He Man and the Masters of the Universe Filmation Gang
1980’s He-Man and the Masters of the Universe by Filmation cartoon series

Part of what made Masters of the Universe so mystical, and grand was the artwork. And Mattel was no stranger to producing amazing art posters for the line! Below are a few classic examples of the some of the amazing art posters that came out of the 1980’s!

Masters of the Universe He Man Battling Clawful artwork
Masters of the Universe famous poster art
Source: Art of He Man and the Masters of the Universe
MOTU Clash in front of Castle Grayskull
Masters of the Universe famous poster art
Source: Art of He Man and the Masters of the Universe
Masters of the Universe vintage artwork
Masters of the Universe famous poster art
Source: Art of He Man and the Masters of the Universe
Masters of the Universe vintage poster art
Masters of the Universe famous poster art
Source: Art of He Man and the Masters of the Universe

Previous Days Reveals

Mattel released new drops every day this week on their Facebook and Instagram pages, and today was the final day of reveals. They did say however to be on the look-out for more announcements later this year. No release dates, nor order information have not been provided yet either. But as soon as we find out anything, we will let you know!

Articles

Videos

We also published videos of the Day 1, 2, 3 & 4 reveals below:

Whats Next?

To see what else Mattel might be teasing through their artwork, check out part 1-Characters & part 2 – Vehicles and playset articles below. Be sure to be on the lookout for part 3: Creatures, because it’s already in the works!

Masters of the Universe Origins Teased Figures From Card Art (toyhabits.com)

What MOTU Vehicles and Playsets are Next in the Origins Line? – (toyhabits.com)

You can watch the YouTube Video on part 1 on Characters Teasers below:

You can watch the YouTube Video on part 2 on Vehicle and Playset Teasers below:

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