View Poll Results: When were you born and when did you start loving MOTU?

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  • 2007-2008

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  • 2005-2006

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  • 2003-2004

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  • 2001-2002

    1 0.49%
  • 1999-2000

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  • 1997-1998

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  • 1995-1996

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  • 1991-1992

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  • 1989-1990

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  • 1987-1988

    2 0.99%
  • 1985-1986

    3 1.48%
  • 1983-1984

    20 9.85%
  • 1981-1982

    24 11.82%
  • 1979-1980

    40 19.70%
  • 1977-1978

    40 19.70%
  • 1975-1976

    35 17.24%
  • 1973-1974

    18 8.87%
  • 1971-1972

    9 4.43%
  • 1969-1970

    6 2.96%
  • 1967-1968

    1 0.49%
  • 1965-1966

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  • 1963-1964

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  • 1959-1960

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  • Before 1943

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Thread: Motuc age demographic

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    Heroic Warrior Cute Cult's Avatar
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    Motuc age demographic

    I’m just curious to see how old everyone is around here and what the current demographic might look like for the current line.

    I think I was 4 in ’84 when I first saw He-Man at the store, before I had any exposure to the cartoon or advertisements. I was from a small town so far removed from modernity. We had horrible TV reception and no cable TV, so I watched the cartoon from VHS rentals.

    My first figure was He-Man himself and I specifically remember the great plastic smell when I opened him. I couldn’t wait to open him and maybe I shouldn’t have opened him in the parking lot, in the doorway of our car, because his axe fell out and was never seen again.

    It’s kind of funny how it worked back then, and maybe still does, it was like an unspoken rule that you had to get the main hero and his arch nemesis and then the other choices, for me anyway, were kind of based on availability and what I was gifted. Castle Greyskull came X-Mas ’84 or ’85.

    I’ve since sold off all my old collection and now in the classics line I only buy the figures I loved (Horde members mostly), the figures I really wanted back then (Mer-Man), and of course the ones I was never allowed to have (POP). Oh man, how I tried to convince my parents that it was alright to get Catra… never happened… till now!!!

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    I was born in 1981, but i think I started getting into He-Man around '84 or '85 at the earliest. Great memories!
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    I was born January 1st, 1978. My grandfather bought me He-Man in 1981. Like all of you, MOTU was a huge part of my childhood. Glad to see it still alive in some form today!

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    I was born in 1970 and my first figure was Zodac in 1981-82

    That got me hooked...

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    Born in '77. I got my first He-Man for Christmas, I think and was immediately hooked. Then, the cartoon came out. Good Lord, I couldn't get the toys fast enough.

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    I was born in '76, and didn't get into MOTU until Filmation. Trap Jaw quickly became my top favorite. But it He-Man of course was my first figure, and I never got a chance to own Faker....until 2 years ago thanks to MOTUC after wanting one for 30 years. By 1987 I had long moved onto music, I was 11, Transformers and MOTU had dried up with anything I cared about. and Def Leppard's Hysteria had just been released, instantly became my favorite album, and got me writing songs....I left toys until I got a few TMNT in 89 or 90, but then it was more to look at then to play with.

    I collected pretty much nothing figure related until MP Hasbro Prime in 2004, that sparked my nostalgia bug that is still burning, and here I am 72 MOTUC Skus (well over 80 individual figures, vehicles or character accessories like Zoar, screech...etc...) later. Including the Sky Sled set, FFM 3-pk, Troopers 2-pk, Orko & Adam set, Marlena / Cringer...etc.

    But I have to add my son was born in '09, and he's a MOTUC lover too, and watches Filmation She-Ra and MOTU with me. Even has a few of his own MOTUC.
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    Needed.... Dragstor & the new Filmation line.

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    I'm as old as MOTU!
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    Born in 1981, got into MOTU in 1984/85 when I was 4, wonderful times.
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    Yay, I'm in the youngest age bracket of collector here!

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    I was born in 1974 and in 1981, He-Man was my first figure.
    My top 5 wants for MOTUC: Lodar, Hunga the Harpy, Sharella, Snake Goddess & Hawke

    FILMATION ruined my He-Man!

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    Heroic Master of 200X MegaGearMax's Avatar
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    I'm from 1975. I was into MOTU from when it first started around Christmas of 1981.

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    1977 I visited my grandma in Cali and she bought me a bunch of stuff. Best christmas ever. I remember how long it took for me to get my toys cause they had to be shipped home, couldn't take them on the plane. Christmas 1981

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    I was born in 1969. I got Zodac & Skeletor first from 1981 if memory serves.

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    I was born in 1981, I bought my first MOTU in june 1985, but I think I already knew and wanted them earlier.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AllenJ1977 View Post
    Born in '77. I got my first He-Man for Christmas, I think and was immediately hooked. Then, the cartoon came out. Good Lord, I couldn't get the toys fast enough.
    Exactly what happened to me
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    Born in 83, and I'm pretty sure MotU figures were some of the first plastic in my mouth. Needless to say: they were chew toys before anything else! Nevertheless, they made a strong impression.
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    Yup, I was around when MOTU began, and then got HOOKED on the FILMation show!

    How cool is it that MOTU has been one of the constants almost throughout our entire lives? How many other properties can say that?
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    I was born in 81, so just before the line was released. When I started getting figures and watching the cartoon is a bit of a mystery to me. I feel like MOTU has always been in my life, but since I was only 1 when the toyline started I can't say for sure I was getting action figures at that age. Certainly as far back as I can remember I've been a MOTU fan.

    Unfortunately, I wouldn't expect many in their early 20s, teens, or younger to really be into the property since it's been over 10 years since it's really had a big prescence in pop culture. It's mostly had a cult following and nostalgia for people in their 30s and older for the past decade or so.
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    misleading title or I just didnt understand.

    I voted on the year of my birth, 1978. I started loving it as I recall obviously a different age than when I was born.

    I'd say that I remember distinctly being say 3 (or 4) and playing with the neighbor with He-Mans. I dont think I really was a "fan" until the toon. I loved the toys. I read the minicomics. But the toon trumped any previous understanding I had of it. I was not aware of the Comics or ladybird books or he-man magazine.

    I feel like by the time I got toys it was a goodly way in because my first He-Man was Battlearmour.

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    Born in 1975, got into MotU as soon as it was out in 81-82.
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    Born in '77, I was given Zodac in '82. I remember wondering at the time why I didn't get he-man!

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    Born in 1980. Think it was 83-84 when my dad brought me to child world and bought me my first He-man. Loved them immediately And for the next few years I played with nothing but Motu.

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    Great stories everyone!

    That's quite the bell curve we've got going here. I was hoping there would be more outliers? Has anyone heard of people who were introduced to He-Man through New Adventures or 200X?

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    I was born in 1981 and I knew all about He-Man while I was in preschool. I have vague memories of having a Castle Grayskull in my early years. I did remember watching NA before going to school every morning to give me some distraction. It wasn't until 2006 when I really got hooked into MOTU by getting the DVD of the He-Man and She-ra Christmas special.

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    I was born in 81 started collecting in 83
    Skeleton-Warriors, Ra-Jar, Spinwit, Rock Golem, Evil Seed, Lord Masque, Prahvus, General Tartaran, Hawke, Slob-Boar, King Agho, Hunga the Harpy, Sh'gora, Masks of Power Demons, Nocturna, Lizzor, Horde Wraiths, Sagitar, Crimson Fury, Lodar, Vizar, Angast, Negator, Melaktha, ABC Giants, Stridor

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