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    The MOTU Power Sword Variations Thread

    Hi Masters of the Internets!

    A colleague showed me something interesting today: Two different versions of the Powersword (no, not the color).

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    Can someone explain to my, why there are different versions of (He-man's) Power-sword? I got two here, both malaysia: One has a slot on the back, where the other one has a bar / peg. It looks a lot like you could combine the two weapons - somehow. I guess it is 'just' a different mold, or a different he-man-actionfeature, - but it is quite puzzling that they match so well. Do you know more?

    Thanks in advance,
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    Are they both the same color?

    He-Man's version (gray) has the "bar" while Skeletor's (dark purple) has the slot. They're meant to fit together. The idea was that both halves put together would grant access to Castle Grayskull.

    Prince Adam's reddish-purple version also has the bar. Faker's orange version has the slot.

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    That makes sense, I thought of that too .. but the are both gray.
    Maybe there were some wrong ones?

    Maybe I see my own power-sword today, and have a check.

    Thanks a lot for the answer!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ninn View Post
    That makes sense, I thought of that too .. but the are both gray.
    Maybe there were some wrong ones?

    Maybe I see my own power-sword today, and have a check.

    Thanks a lot for the answer!
    Interesting, I never heard of a gray version having the slot. Maybe someone else here has

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    There is also a 3rd style from the board games, it's full power sword (Gold, 2 sided).

    I had a bunch I painted and sold:



    Here's an animated gif of it I made years ago:


    I just found an unpainted picture of one:

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    There are two versions of the gray and the purple swords. I have both the female and male versions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by speldor View Post
    There are two versions of the gray and the purple swords. I have both the female and male versions.
    Pictures!!!!

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    Checked my two swords this morning too... both he-man's and skeletors sword have the peg.

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    I believe the 'wrong' versions (Gray with slot, purple with tab/bar) were found in later versions (tagged "the original") of basic HeMan and Skelly figures. I've had a few of the HeMan errors and can't recall having one of the Skellys with the tab.

    As far as I know, only the gray and purple power swords have been found with both halves. I've never seen an error version of the maroon (Adam's), orange (Faker), gold (tp HeMan), or silver (ba HeMan) power sword halves.

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    Quote Originally Posted by He-bro View Post
    There is also a 3rd style from the board games, it's full power sword (Gold, 2 sided).

    I had a bunch I painted and sold:

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6...DoubSword1.jpg

    Here's an animated gif of it I made years ago:
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6...SwordSpin2.gif

    I just found an unpainted picture of one:
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6.../goldsword.jpg
    I've got the gold one too. When I was a kid that's what I really wanted (the sculpt, not the color). I was always trying to hide the flat side of the power sword when He-Man was holding it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by He-bro View Post
    Pictures!!!!
    Here you go my friend. I actually found I had two male purple swords.

    image.jpg
    Last edited by speldor; September 2, 2016 at 06:48pm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ninn View Post
    Hi Masters of the Internets!

    A colleague showed me something interesting today: Two different versions of the Powersword (no, not the color).

    Question:
    Can someone explain to my, why there are different versions of (He-man's) Power-sword? I got two here, both malaysia: One has a slot on the back, where the other one has a bar / peg.n
    I've not seen a malaysia marked sword with the slot before, would you mind posting a pic please!

    From my own knowledge-
    Gray He-Man sword always have the tab- exceptions France have the slot
    Purple Skeletor sword always has the slot- exceptions some Hong Kong have the tab.
    Gold Thunderpunch always have the tab
    Pink Prince Adam have the tab
    Orange Faker has the slot
    Blue Weapons pack has the tab
    If anyone has examples that differ from standard, post them up please.
    Last edited by PetezorIII; September 3, 2016 at 06:52am.

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    Good morning!

    I wanted to take pictures of the swords in question, but the slotted one is indeed France. My Fault.

    I guess the question is answered then: The slots are indeed to combine the two weapons, but there are exceptions on the slots/pegs. Thanks a lot for learing that up, guys!

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    Gold power Sword ID Help (Not Battle for Eternia).

    Sword on the left is the Thunder Punch He-Man sword. What's the one on the right?

    It's a one-sided (male) sword with no markings. Plastic seems a bit heavier than regular power swords.

    Quick search of Google doesn't find this sword.

    IMG_20160926_154751152.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toy Galaxy View Post
    Sword on the left is the Thunder Punch He-Man sword. What's the one on the right?

    It's a one-sided (male) sword with no markings. Plastic seems a bit heavier than regular power swords.

    Quick search of Google doesn't find this sword.

    IMG_20160926_154751152.jpg
    They are both from Thunder Punch He-Man, probably Taiwan (opaque) and Mexico (solid) (standard Mexico, not Los Amos).

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    Quote Originally Posted by PetezorIII View Post
    They are both from Thunder Punch He-Man, probably Taiwan (opaque) and Mexico (solid) (standard Mexico, not Los Amos).
    Thanks for the assist! Thought it was weird that the sword on the right had no markings whatsoever but it didn't seem like a bootleg or KO.

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