Oh, boy! I still remember the illumination of the “Filmation” animation company letters fall across my cathode ray tube television like colourful dominos, on some mid-week day, after school, in 1983.
How about these famous words: “Fabulous secret powers were revealed to me the day I held aloft my magic sword and said…”
No, it had nothing to do with puberty.
It was a cartoon, for heaven’s sake. Based on a line of action figures. Toys! It was He-Man and the Master of the Universe!
I remember, age ten, collecting the various He-Man set of action figures: He-Man, Skeletor, Man-At-Arms, Ram-Man, Fisto, Extendar, Snout Spout, and Man-E-Faces amongst many others. Sure, they’re unfortunate (and somewhat homo-erotic) sounding names now, but for a while, they were right up with G.I. Joe and his swivel-arm battle grip.
But it was the cartoon series that sold me on all the toys.
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