12 April 2007

The Origin of He-Man starring prototypes!

Here I present an interesting image from the 1981 Masters of the Universe Licensee Book, featuring not only a prototype He-Man figure, but also the famous Teela prototype! You will immediately notice that the Teela figure is being used as the Sorceress character, here presenting He-Man with his magical weapons as featured in the early Mattel storyline.


(click on the image to see it at full-size)

11 comments:

Kevin Martinell said...

A very nice arrangement of all of the props (and characters, of course!). An excellent job of capturing the color and lighting in the image, as well ... Now that I think of it, it's too bad there wasn't a He-Man episode where He-Man needed his shield and ax on one of his quests. :)

Thanks for posting and reading! God Bless...

~KevyGuy :)
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Mike Bock said...

OOOH WHAT AN INTERESTING PIC. I HAD NEVER SEEN THIS ONE BEFORE.

JUST LIKE THE EARLY MINI-COMICS. VERY COOL.

skeletorrobo said...

one of the all time classic motu images imho.

Jay Amabile said...

it's awesome! This site is a like a masters museum

Brett said...

I would love to see the complete Liscensee Book, the original Mattel storyline is my favorite canon, and most of the references have been lost. Thanks for posting it!

Brett said...

I'm always interested in seeing the Teela prototype--I mean, with that figure's curves and the positioning of her legs, could she have ever stood on her own?

Buzz Chuck said...

Wow, that's very cool. I love how they used to build those little dioramas to display toys in catalogs and what have you.

Geret said...

I love this display. I wish someone would re-do this with MOTUC toys using The Green Goddess! Fabulous!

Go Green at Battin said...

WoW!!! To see this is amazing to see the early toys and pose like in the mini comic.

Kelly

Chris Sunday said...

I remember seeing this images a while back and thinking how cool it was to see a different version of Teela. Of course it's her as the Goddess. But the detail on her is amazing!

Insidious Customs said...

As a child, I played out this scenario many times with my figures. I love this shot.

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