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    Heroic Warrior mrguardia's Avatar
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    8-Back He-man vs "The Original" He-Man - Differences?

    Hey guys, I'm in the market for a LOOSE vintage He-Man and was wondering if there exists a difference between the (1st run) 8-back He-Man and the (re-issue) "The Original" He-Man. Clues like paint app variations, different head sculpt, etc. Any info would be greatly appreciated.

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    There's a third to keep in mind--the 12-back without "The Original" burst. This would have been the 1983 wave, possibly into 1984. I got one in January 1984

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    Oh ok, any differences that you know of? I'm mainly trying to distinguish the 8-back in loose form if it's even possible.

    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew L. Martin View Post
    There's a third to keep in mind--the 12-back without "The Original" burst. This would have been the 1983 wave, possibly into 1984. I got one in January 1984

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrguardia View Post
    Oh ok, any differences that you know of? I'm mainly trying to distinguish the 8-back in loose form if it's even possible.
    I'm not even sure on the differences between 8-back loose and later loose, myself. I was just filling in a bit of detail and showing off. As far as I know, they moved from hard to soft heads at some point, but I couldn't tell you when, or even which came first.

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    All of mentioned are mostly TAIWAN He-Man, which is always the soft head variant. There are TAIWAN 1981 and rare TAIWAN 1982 figures of He-Man.

    The firs edition He-Man (as far as I know) is always TAIWAN 1981 variant known as "Yellow Belt" because of more Filmation like color of the belt (yellowish-orange) and the harness has shorter straps than all the later versions. The hair color of this variant is very intense yellow also close to the Filmation color of the He-Man hair...

    The second run, also marked TAIWAN 1981 has orange-reddish belt and it is known as "Orange Belt" variant. It has somehow lighter yellow hair, noticeable different than the first one.

    The last of He-Man produced in Taiwan is marked 1982 and it is rare compared to others... it has a bit different quality of plastic, orange belt, but hair color is closer to the first run He-Man.



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    Thanks for the info and the picture. Do you have a high-res copy of the pic you can email me?

    Freddy
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mantisaur82 View Post
    All of mentioned are mostly TAIWAN He-Man, which is always the soft head variant. There are TAIWAN 1981 and rare TAIWAN 1982 figures of He-Man.

    The firs edition He-Man (as far as I know) is always TAIWAN 1981 variant known as "Yellow Belt" because of more Filmation like color of the belt (yellowish-orange) and the harness has shorter stripes than all the later versions. The hair color of this variant is very intense yellow also close to the Filmation color of the He-Man hair...

    The second run, also marked TAIWAN 1981 has orange-reddish belt and it is known as "Orange Belt" variant. It has somehow lighter yellow hair, noticeable different than the first one.

    The last of He-Man produced in Taiwan is marked 1982 and it is rare compared to others... it has a bit different quality of plastic, orange belt, but hair color is closer to the first run He-Man.

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