I love memory games .
I believe I saw the toys just before the cartoons . I was impressed but after seeing the cartoons I was sold . Before that my life was Maya the Bee , Smurfs , Green Forest , Yearling and Tom and Jerry.
My only expectations were that the Cartoons and Toys are the same but they were not . Castle Greyskull did not belong to Skeletor , Zodak was a bad guy . HeMan ran around with a shield and axe . Teela had Snake Armour . Some Stratos had blue wings and blue beards and who was this Fakor ? I never saw him in the toons at that time .
Another expectation was that all toys be available if they were in 90 percent of the cartoons but Orko took a while to show up and Sorceress took forever .
No i never imagined more than what wave was available at the time . Too busy enjoying the current wave i suppose . I never thought HeMan or Skeletor had too few minions . I was just glad to get one . I did not get em very quick . I got HeMan for Christmas 84 , Man At Arms Easter 85 and Teela and Battlecat and later a Zoar for my Birthday June 85 .
At that time my parents decided buying a Skeletor monster or his minions were not going to give me nightmares but I got the "Evil Zodak" first . I guess because he did not look very scary . I think those gothic horror images on the vehicles / playsets kept my parents nervous . It was much easier for me to beg for a Heroic Warrior then an Evil one . I suppose i should be grateful for getting a scary Battlecat . The filmation toons helped to dumb down the scary villains for my parents .
< Ironically Skeletor gave me a nightmare or two after i was allowed to get Evil Warriors >