“I have the power!…” and the time to clean the basement, so here we go. Finally dug in last week and went through one of the boxes marked “He-Man” to see exactly what was hanging out inside. I wasn’t surprised to find it filled to the top with guys, vehicles, castles, etc.
Me and He-Man, we go way back.
A jolt of memories fired up as I sifted through a load of action figures. My late grandmother was a generous toy buyer for her grandkids (read: spoiled the h*ll out of us), and more than once I can recall opening up a heaping box of b-day present toys sent over from her.
While we’re reminiscing, let’s crack open an old photo album and take a look at a picture of a young lad (me) unwrapping an action figure.
This one turns out to be the vintage He-Man MOTU action figure called Dragstor (one of Hordak’s inventions that became a psychologically embattled member of his Evil Horde, if you really care to know).
For this picture, we’ll give a little nod to James Joyce and call it ‘A Portrait of the Collector as a Young Man‘.
At final count, the box contained about 60 Masters of the Universe action figures. A solid 85% of them are in very good shape, with extremes from like-new to like-not-so-new. My man Spikor somehow lost his legs– I’m looking at you, Land Shark…
(From that video I think Land Shark might be vegetarian. Look at him go for the leaves.)
Anyway, I sorted out the He-Men into a chest of drawers and I’ll be going through to take pictures and check-off all the weapons & accessories. My next step is to do some eBay research and ask questions on the He-Man.org Forums to see what I can find for selling info. Stick around.