Whether you’re a fan of Masters of the Universe: Revelation or not, the show has achieved something pivotal: It’s brought back attention to He-Man and Skeletor. More importantly, it’s resulted in a revival of the Masters of the Universe toys from the ’80s. We got our grubby little paws on the action figure with the worst haircut in the world, He-Man, and the ultimate source of power for good and evil, Castle Grayskull.
When Prince Adam lifts the Power Sword and sings Snap’s infamous lyrics “I’ve got the power,” he turns into the champion of Eternia, He-Man! Inspired by the look of the classic 5.5-inch action figure from the ’80s, this figurine comes complete with He-Man’s chest plate, sword, and axe.
Unlike the ’80s version of the action figure, this one has 16 points of articulation, allowing for better poses and movement of He-Man. He might not have the swing motion from the original series, but it isn’t really missed since it was more a gimmick of its time rather than an essential. Included with the action figure is the traditional bite-sized comic book that collects one of the many adventures of Masters of the Universe. Considering the nostalgic detail and quality upgrade of the figurine, it’ll make a fine addition to your toy shelf.
The Masters Of The Universe Origins He-Man Action Figure retails for R189 on Takealot.
Castle Grayskull playset
If you were born in the ’80s, you’ll know that the Castle Grayskull playset was the granddaddy of all toys. It was the fortress where all the action would take place and be the ideal location to have the final fight between He-Man and Skeletor.
Again, this modernised version of Castle Grayskull is inspired by the ’80s playset with a few minor tweaks and adjustments. The large castle opens up to reveal four rooms of interactivity. From Skeletor’s throne being able to activate a trapdoor on the floor to an elevator to lift the characters to the next level, every section of the castle holds the ability to unlock more action and secrets. The castle also comes with other accessories such as a ladder, battering ram, racks for the castle’s armoury, and even a Sorceress figurine to add more authenticity to the fun. And once you’re done playing, you can fold and shut the castle, putting everything out of the way. So even if you don’t plan on opening up the playset too much, the folded-up Castle Grayskull looks great on any shelf.
The Masters Of The Universe Origins Castle Grayskull Playset retails for R1,475 on Takealot.
Masters of the Universe Origins toys
Without a doubt, the Masters of the Universe Origins series is hitting the nostalgic feels. Heck, even the packaging is done in a retro style and reminiscent of how these toys were released in the ’80s. If you’re looking to reclaim your youth or introduce your children to this world, you can’t go wrong with the revival of the toy line that started it all.
Tell us, what do you think of He-Man and Castle Grayskull toys?