I too remember the mini-comics, but don't remember if I really held onto them much or threw them away with the packaging so I could play with the figure.
Anyway, I just don't see the appeal of comic books anymore. I liked 'em when I was a kid, but now I prefer to experience characters in the "as close to real life" form as I can---with a cartoon you have movement, voices, and special effects, and and interplay to touch your emotions. With comics you have to jump yourself from frame to frame to see what happens next, and read the words in the balloons. It just seems several steps back to me.
I don't hate comics or think they're dumb (I know many people love 'em), but I just don't get the appeal if you have a version of the characters that's "brought to life" for you. Maybe if I read some good He-Man comics (especially ones that featured my favorites) I might really like those---but then I will have wished that they could have been made into cartoon episodes! lol
Ironically, when it comes to books vs movies, I usually much prefer the books, lol (I treasure the Narnian books, dislike the movie that came out, but I do like the BBC versions I first saw as a kid).