March 24, 2005 8:20 PM   Subscribe

He-Man mini comics
posted by srboisvert (16 comments total)
The best part was how each fable ended with rebate coupons.

Thanks for a little slice of nostalgia...
posted by AlexReynolds at 8:27 PM on March 24, 2005

Man, holy sh-t, I remember these!
I actually remember the packaging and illustrations of He-Man to really add to my fascination with the toys. Same goes for all other Hasbro and Mattel toys back then. But I'd completely forgotten about these comics until just now. Very cool.

Great post, thank you.
posted by Peter H at 8:52 PM on March 24, 2005

Now this brings back memories. Mine were in Castillian (the toys were imported from Spain, there wasn't a Portuguese-specific version), and it was through them that I started learning the language.
posted by Goblindegook at 11:28 PM on March 24, 2005

Sweet! Thanks for the link, srboisvert. I miss my childhood He-Man collection (long since bequeathed to my younger cousin in a misguided fit of maturity), but Modulok was the only one I cared enough about to repurchase off of eBay.
posted by Faint of Butt at 3:59 AM on March 25, 2005

Agreed, Modulok was one of the best 80s Action Figures ever conceived.

Shame, really, since looking back, He-Man seems SO laughably bad now.
posted by InnocentBystander at 4:29 AM on March 25, 2005

This post rules.

I once traded my Prince Adam action figure for Stinkor. What a fool I was/am.
posted by sciurus at 5:18 AM on March 25, 2005

One of my teachers had the same scent as Stinkor - I swear it, they must have used some "Denim" derivative.

Also, Teela. That is all.
posted by NinjaPirate at 5:56 AM on March 25, 2005

My older brother's friends used to make Teela & He-Man "do it" to torture me.
posted by password at 6:12 AM on March 25, 2005

Awesome link... thanks for the flashback!

I used to love spotting the reused molds in my collection (I had way too many of those damned things). Faker He-Man was probably the most obvious use of the technique... the legs and body were He-Man's, but the arms were Skeletor's, all cast in Skeletor's blue hue. Hell, even the cartoon reused lots of animation sequences.

Trapjaw and Roboto were my favorite figures, fwiw.

/back to lurking
posted by grimcity at 6:55 AM on March 25, 2005

My god. All of a sudden, I could smell mossman, and I could remember precisely where Man-At-Arms had exploded pen ink stuck in the wiring of his neck. Thanks for this. I actually had a couple of these as a kid.
posted by shmegegge at 7:31 AM on March 25, 2005

What a gip. She-Ra figures didn't come with comic books. :(
posted by FunkyHelix at 7:56 AM on March 25, 2005

I have a 1" scar on my right index finger from stabbing my Man-At-Arms action figure with my Kamp-King pocket knife. It closed on my finger. I always thought Man-At-Arms was kind of stupid, but he got the better of me that day.
posted by willpie at 8:16 AM on March 25, 2005 [1 favorite]

Thanks for taking me back in time. Wow.
posted by safetyfork at 8:31 AM on March 25, 2005

I used to have a huge pile of these and I threw them out.

I'm so goddamned dumb! Christ!
posted by rocketman at 8:53 AM on March 25, 2005

I picked up some He-Man comics last summer from a street-vendor in Dali, Yunnan, China.

??,?????: Cover 1, Cover 2, and a blurry sample page.
posted by msittig at 8:03 AM on March 26, 2005

Friggin' Metafilter-posting other-character-sets (non-)support: ??,?????.
posted by msittig at 8:07 AM on March 26, 2005

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