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    Heroic Warrior Skeletortilla's Avatar
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    Tally all differences between orig.-rerelease He-man

    Okay, so I've examined both figures very carefully under natural, flourescent, and standard lighting and found many differences between the two, aside from the obvious ones (red-eye, reversed shoulders, smaller crotch piece). I'm guessing a lot of these won't photograph, and can only be seen by the naked eye. My wife reluctantly (love ya honey) agreed to double check and confirm/deny my findings. We agreed on all points.

    First release...more orange skin tone
    Re-release...more olive skin tone

    First release...more brownish boots/loincloth
    Re-release...more reddish boots/loincloth

    First release...very slightly lighter hair color
    Re-release...very slightly darker hair color, repositioned eyebrows

    First release...lighter gray harness
    Re-release...darker gray harness, red appears same on both versions

    First release...sword, axe, shield slightly darker gray plastic
    Re-release...sword, axe, shield slightly lighter gray plastic, darker red paint on shield

    None of these things detract from either figure, but I thought them worth mentioning here. If anybody else sees anything I missed, please add it.
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    Don't forget the narrower crotch joint and softer rubber/plastic/furry shorts!

    Also the fixed shoulders.

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    In every comparison pic i`ve seen i notice the re release looks a tad taller than the original

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    The original half sword had four pegs on the back holding it to the other half sword...this one has five...changing the mold.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Toyjesus View Post
    The original half sword had four pegs on the back holding it to the other half sword...this one has five...changing the mold.
    Interesting! So, if somebody only has the re-release He-Man, but an original Skeletor, they cannot combine swords?

    That kind of sucks.

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    No, it can combine...the Skeletor already had five holes. Of course, there might be some people with a Skeletor sword with only four, but I don't know. Surprised no one noticed that yet.
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    I was very happy to see that the new HM 1/2 sord fits with the Skelly 1/2 sword so much better! That's probably my very favorite change, to be honest.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Toyjesus View Post
    The original half sword had four pegs on the back holding it to the other half sword...this one has five...changing the mold.
    My first release He-Man's half sword has 5 pegs.

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    How is the ankle-articulation on "The Original" He-man?
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    Quote Originally Posted by REX-203 View Post
    Don't forget the [...] softer rubber/plastic/furry shorts!
    HOW MUCH softer?

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    my original sword only had 4 pegs. And the top one of them was squashed so wouldn't connect properly. Very glad to hear the new one has 5 pegs. also interested that the colours are slightly different. looking forward to when he arrives

    regarding ankle joints, my original he-man has no problems with any of them. it was only around mer-man i started to notice problems with loose joints
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fneh View Post
    regarding ankle joints, my original he-man has no problems with any of them. it was only around mer-man i started to notice problems with loose joints
    Does the Original He-man's ankle have any left-right side-to-side movement? If I remember correctly Man-at-Arms and Tri-Klops had movement that way but the first release of He-man did not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Heidi View Post
    Does the Original He-man's ankle have any left-right side-to-side movement? If I remember correctly Man-at-Arms and Tri-Klops had movement that way but the first release of He-man did not.

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    My first edition He-Man does have side-to-side ankles. They don't move very far, but it's the same amount of movement M-A-A and Tri-Klops have.

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    Thanks for the info, RocketPunch. I don't have the first-edition He-man anymore, but I don't recall him having side to side movement in the ankle. Or if he did, it was very minimal.

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    No problem. As far as I can tell, King Grayskull is the only figure that doesn't have side-to-side ankles.

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    The paint on the feet of the reissue match the color of the boots better than on the the original.

    The reissue appears to have a very faint paint wash on the loin cloth while the original was completely unpainted.

    The serial number printed on the bottom of the reissue feet go across the foot horizontally while on the original it went lengthwise.

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    Ya'll have left out the red eye issue as well.
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    The elbow joint pegs are painted on my reissue He-Man, while the original pegs are flesh colored plastic. I noticed it because the paint is cracked and looks really bad on the reissue.
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    The wrist bands have different finishes, and the loin cloth has a little black wash at the top, just below the belt, on the reissue.

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