This article is about the media franchise. This article has multiple issues. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. Mattel attempted to launch several unsuccessful toylines, none of which captured the public’s imagination or made a significant dent in the toy market. Mattel’s Preliminary Design Department throughout much of the 1970s and 1980s, realized simplicity was the key to success. However, this is not officially acknowledged by Mattel, and it is also disputed by some other contributors.
Two other designers, Mark Taylor and Jill Barad, have also taken credit for creation of the superhero. I then had plaster casts made. These three prototypes, which I presented in late 1980, brought He-Man into existence. I simply explained that this was a powerful figure that could be taken anywhere and dropped into any context because he had a generic name: He-Man!
Roger Sweet presented the He-Man concept to Ray Wagner at the Mattel Product Conference, in the form of the aforementioned three large three-dimensional plaster prototype models, which Sweet dubbed the “He-Man Trio”. The He-Man Trio models were a barbarian, a soldier, and a spaceman. Upon Mattel introducing a toy line starring He-Man, the rights-holders sued the toy company claiming the character was a copy of Conan. Mattel eventually won the lawsuit.
Taking in consideration that the Conan character was created almost 50 years prior to the development of the He-Man franchise, it is likely that the Masters of the Universe borrowed many aspects from Conan, but it appears that it was not intended to be a toyline for the film after legal agreements were dissolved. The decision to change He-Man’s hair to blonde was made by Mattel’s Tom Kalinske. Masters of the Universe’ action figure toyline in 1981. Filmation He-Man and She-Ra series.
65 episodes of the New Adventures cartoon, while minicomics and a few adventure magazines were also created for this new series. From 2007 to the present, a new assortment of Masters of the Universe action figures has been released under the banner of ‘Masters of the Universe Classics’. She-Ra, culminating in Hordak’s conquest of Eternia. Complicating matters further, several media have made implicit attempts to change details to realign with other versions, with the result that internal discontinuities arise. The final production sculpt of the 1982 He-Man action figure was done by Tony Guerrero.
North America, Europe and Asia. During 1985-1995 it was hot selling toy in United States, United Kingdom, Western Europe, Malaysia and India. Most of action figures were made in Taiwan and distributed worldwide. Initially figures in India and Thailand were imports from Malaysia for few months. Since they are out of production and few left. It has a good collectors market specially for figures made in Malaysia, India and France. 49 distinct comics being issued from 1981 until 1987.