As far as I can remember it was a combination of things. We moved the summer prior to the first MOTU cartoon episode airing. My new neighborhood had a kid in it who had a lot of the new figures. We played in the neighborhood a lot and he brought over some of his figures. That fall MOTU aired on TV and I caught the show after school. My friends at school were watching it too and we eventually hung out and even watched it at eachothers house. I somehow managed to acquire a He-man because someone I knew had an extra one. It was during the next year I started getting figures myself. I still have that He-man. It was Christmas the next year that I got BA He-man and a bunch others.