Top 5 Collectible He-Man Figures Of The 1980s
One of the biggest line of toys in the 1980s was He-Man and the Masters of the Universe. The toy franchise was huge with not only the toys, but cartoons, books, books on tape, and even a live action movie released before the toy line was canceled in 1988 after a huge drop in sales. But during those years in the ’80s a lot of figures were released and here are some of the highlights with the Top 5 He-Man figures of the 1980s.
1980s He-Man figures #5 – Rio Blast
A Cattle Rancher character released in 1986. While the character didn’t make too many appearances, he did have the one comic book he came with that starred him. His biggest draw was that unlike many of the other figures of the original era, he was armed to the teeth. With guns on his thighs, in his hands, and the big double blaster that folded out from his backpack and over his head, he had more guns on him than most other figures.
1980s He-Man figures #4 – Stinkor
A bad guy from 1985. He didn’t come with swords of guns, but his biggest weapon was that he smelled bad. An evil skunk, he was called “Evil Master of Odors!” and the figure itself was made to smell kinda rotten. The figures didn’t smell as strong as the packages said but you could smell something. Featured in comics and in the cartoon as well, but usually as a minion or a lackey.
#3 – Scare Glow
A bad guy that came out in 1987 just before the end of the original line up of toys. He was a glow in the dark skeleton that came with a cape and weapon but that is all he needed. Being released near the end of the line, he wasn’t featured in much aside from the comic he was introduced in but still was unique enough to leave an impact. It is said from the comic that the “glow” made his opponents cower in fear, but never got to use it much.
#2 – Ninjor
Another villain character released in 1987 who made his comic book debut in the same mini-comic as Scare Glow. As the name implies, he is a ninja that came with a sword, nunchucks, a bow and arrow, along with a mask to cover his face. It was said he would use his skill to sneak up and surprise He Man and the other heroes.
#1 – Wonder Bread He Man
It is also called “Savage” He-Man by some. A figure with a lot of mystery sounding it. It was released sometime in the ’80s by food maker Wonder Bread as a mail-in figure. It wasn’t a strong campaign and collectors of the series have debated if it actually happened. The figure is of the He Man but he has many differences like darker hair, a darker loincloth, and completely different armor and weapons than the standard figure you could find in stores. For many years it was thought to be a custom figure or just a rumor until more recently when a few figures turned up online. A rarity to even see, worth a lot of money and easily the top He-Man figures of the 1980s!