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Alexis Lasek (Page Owner)

Alexis Lasek (Page Owner)
Alexis is a 39 year old toy collector and reviewer!

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE WEEK: VINTAGE CHILDHOOD: MASTERS!

This was planned in early June and then July but I decided to just post them now and next week I do plan to continue the 3 day schedule!

Masters Of The Universe is probably one of the toylines that I had the most of as a kid in the 80s (G.I.JOE was the second). As such, it has a huge spot in my heart and I have great memories of it. Sure their are a few lines that I cherish more for various reasons (M.A.S.K., Dino-Riders, and the one I never had as a kid, Glo Friends, but I think Masters will always be one of my all time favorites!) As such and because I had 2 posts I was going to make anyway, I have decided to do Masters of the Universe week! All this week (3 days of Eternian goodness), I will focus mainly on my vintage items.  So get ready for Masters week! First off, an entry in my Vintage Childhood series.

 Time once again but this time, it'll be a little different. Instead of looking at just 5, I decided to do 7!
 BEAST MAN (1982)
First off is Skeletor's lackey Beast Man! I got this figure in a trade with BROTHER MIDNIGHT OVER AT GREEN PLASTIC SQUIRT GUN. I think I have s better connection with him now than as a kid honestly. As an adult I love having Skeletor's flunky with him, as a kid I would have just liked his look. Also I felt he was the best redesigned in the 200X toon so its great having the vintage guy once again.
 DRAGON BLASTER SKELETOR (1985)
This was MY favorite Skeletor as a kid. I mentioned this before in my Skeletor spotlight last October, but unlike many figures I actually had a lot of Skeletor (Regular, Battle Armor, Dragon Blaster, and New Adventures). HE-Man was one less as I had Regular, Battle Armor, and New Adventures. No other MOTU or POP character came close and I think only GIJOE characters came close but not hit Skeletor's numbers. I think this shows how great a charcater he truly was, that I could convince my parents to buy me variants. I loved this one the most for his dragon and the water squirting. These days he is still my favorite but because of the design and the dragon of course.
MAN-AT-ARMS (1982)
Duncan is the Man-At-Arms and a very integral part to the collection. He is also the most boring lol. I never understood (and still do not) why he has a mustache in the toon but not the toy. That might be why I feel the way I do as the 200X Duncan looks somilar but he has a mustache and I like him a lot.
STRATOS (1982)
I had him as a kid and think I found him at Goodwill. He has a boring design (in my opinion) but like that he can fly and resembles a flying monkey.
WHIPLASH (1984)
By far one of the coolest designs. Whiplash is a reptile and looks like he can rip you to shreads with his teeth. He was and still is a fav of mine. However in the toon, like most of the villians, he was lame.
ZOAR (1983)
Last of the figures is actually the only vintage beast that I have that I had as a kid Zoar. As a kid I Also had Battle Cat, Panthor, Swift Wind, and Screech. I love having the Sorceress' bird form though find it funny that in some things Zoar is not her but male and in others it is her. As a kid I have no clue if I had it as her but now days I do.
TIME TROUBLE - THE ORIGINAL VERSION (1983?) GOLDEN BOOKS
I had all 6 of the 1983 Golden book paper backs as a kid. When I found this at a thrift store (might have been Goodwill but doubt it) in San Francisco I freaked. This was a great addition and although I have not read it since I was a kid, having it once again is awesome!
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That's it for vintage childhood this week, but we'll be back next week with even more vintage goodness and stay tuned all week for more Masters week!

4 comments:

  1. My nephews had some of these guys when I was watching them in the afternoons

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    1. lol yeah most kids at that time had MOTU figures as it was the big thing then, its a shame that kids no longer care about toys like they once did and care about tech more!

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