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    "Timeline" Of Live MOTU & POP Character Appearances

    This thread is to document/record of all the in-store appearances that MOTU and POP characters made in the 80s. I'm hoping to keep adding to this every so often. For now, here's a couple interesting adverts I came across doing newspaper searches. Let me know if you think there's a better way this could be organized...

    Characters: He-Man and Skeletor
    Store: Toy City
    Date of Appearance: June 19, 1982
    Location: Anaheim, Orange, Placentia, La Habra and Santa Ana, California locations.
    Advertised in: Santa Ana Orange County Register
    Details: Free iron-on patch or poster.



    Characters: He-Man and Skeletor
    Store: Toys "R" Us
    Date of Appearance: October 9, 1982
    Location: Costa Mesa, California
    Advertised in: Santa Ana Orange County Register
    Details: Costumed characters.



    Characters: He-Man, Orko and Skeletor
    Store: Hess's (Fayetteville Mall)
    Date of Appearance: September 7, 1984 and September 8, 1984
    Location: Syracuse, New York
    Advertised in: Syracuse Herald Journal
    Details: Free Orko mini-magical sketch boards and MOTU Art Fun Rub-Ons.
    Create a Character Contest: Win a He-Man Telephone.
    Register to win Castle Grayskull Playhouse or Monogram model kit.



    Characters: He-Man, Orko and Skeletor
    Place: Frederick Memorial Hospital
    Date of Appearance: Approx. September 11, 1984
    Location: Frederick, Maryland
    Advertised in: Frederick News Post
    Details: MOTU characters spreading good cheer. Organized by Mattel and Frederick Town Mall.



    Characters: He-Man, Skeletor and other Mattel characters.
    Store: Higbee's (Midway Mall)
    Date of Appearance: November 25, 1984
    Location: Elyria, Ohio
    Advertised in: Chronicle Telegram
    Details: None given.



    Characters: He-Man and She-Ra
    Store: Wal-Mart
    Date of Appearance: July 27, 1985
    Location: Galveston, Texas
    Advertised in: Galveston Daily News
    Details: Free posters and She-Ra rings to the first 1,000 children.




    Characters: She-Ra and Catra
    Store: Montgomery Ward (Annapolis Mall)
    Date of Appearance: September 7, 1985
    Location: Annapolis, Maryland
    Advertised in: The Capital
    Details: Take pictures with Catra and She-Ra. Free poster.



    Characters: He-Man
    Place: Taylor County Fairgrounds
    Date of Appearance: Approx. September 19, 1985
    Location: Abilene, Texas
    Advertised in: Lethbridge Herald
    Details: Sponsored by KTXS-TV and Mattel to apologize for taking He-Man off the air.
    A crowd of 8,000 mobs "He-Man" and he has to leave early.
    Station order 10,000 posters from Mattel to give to disappointed fans.



    Characters: He-Man and King Hiss?
    Store: JC Penney (The City Mall)
    Date of Appearance: August 23, 1986
    Location: Orange, California
    Advertised in: Santa Ana Orange County Register
    Details: Free MOTU posters. Free balloons for the kids.



    Characters: Starburst She-Ra
    Store: Wal-Mart (Hutchinson Mall)
    Date of Appearance: November 22, 1986
    Location: Hutchinson, Kansas
    Advertised in: Hutchinson News
    Details: Take pictures with Starburst She-Ra. Free Princess of Power crowns.



    Characters: He-Man, She-Ra, Catra, Orko and King Hiss
    Place: Idlewild Park
    Date of Appearance: July 7-10, 1987
    Location: Ligonier, Pennsylvania
    Advertised in:
    Details: Meet the characters. Sponsored by WPTT-TV22

    http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/...lewildpark.jpg

    Characters: He-Man and Hordak
    Store: Hills (Mercer Mall)
    Date of Appearance: July 27, 1987
    Location: Bluefield, West Virginia
    Advertised in: Bluefield Daily Telegraph
    Details: Free MOTU Posters.

    http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/...july271987.jpg
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    Tallstar, you continually amaze me with all these great finds, kudos.

    Please add the live Buzz-Off and Sweet Bee appearance at the 1986 Summer Beekeeper's Festival in Austin, TX. "Meet He-Man and She-Ra's Bee-st friends! Free honey to each honey, and an Eternain spelling bee contest to follow."

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    Quote Originally Posted by The All American View Post
    Tallstar, you continually amaze me with all these great finds, kudos.

    Please add the live Buzz-Off and Sweet Bee appearance at the 1986 Summer Beekeeper's Festival in Austin, TX. "Meet He-Man and She-Ra's Bee-st friends! Free honey to each honey, and an Eternain spelling bee contest to follow."
    Will do. Let me see if I can find an image for this event first. btw, added another image. (2nd one down) Heartwarming.

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    This is great! It would be cool if we had some pictures from the events as well.
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    Tallstar how & where do you keep finding this amazing stuff. Thanks for sharing. This is a great idea. Oh for the days when you could find MOTU at JC Penney.

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    Added two new entries. LOL @ 8,000 fans mobbing He-Man and the station wanting him to show up in a hot air balloon.

    Quote Originally Posted by Hemotoggy View Post
    This is great! It would be cool if we had some pictures from the events as well.
    Here's one of She-Ra from February 1986. Location of mall undetermined.

    http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/view?...74852032204770

    Quote Originally Posted by iron_pride View Post
    Tallstar how & where do you keep finding this amazing stuff. Thanks for sharing. This is a great idea. Oh for the days when you could find MOTU at JC Penney.
    Glad you're enjoying the thread. Just basically doing a bunch of searches through newspaper archives and whatnot. Here's an interesting article that has nothing to do with in-store appearances, but I thought it was pretty cool.



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    New entry. 4th one down.

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    I WANT A PICTURE WITH CATRA!

    So jealous...why haven't theme parks gotten the rights to these awesome characters???

    Love reading how "He-Man had to leave early for the safety of the children." The kids were so totally freaking out!


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    New entries that I will organize later...










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    Very Cool. I saw NA He-Man at the Toys R Us in Montgomery PA in the early 90's. I wasn't really aware of the NA at the time. I hadn't seen the show, I was at the store looking for Monsters in My Pocket toys.
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    Some more ads/appearances.



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