View Poll Results: What year did you get into Masters of the Universe?

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  • 1982

    25 40.98%
  • 1983

    13 21.31%
  • 1984

    7 11.48%
  • 1985

    6 9.84%
  • 1986

    4 6.56%
  • 1987

    0 0%
  • 1988 or later

    6 9.84%
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    What year did you get into Masters of the Universe?

    What year did you get into Masters of the Universe? Doesn't necessarily have to be the year of your first figure, just the year you got into it.

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    Since I was 5 which was 1985. Little did I know this was the beginning of something bigger. One of my passions in life......

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    1982. I was hooked by the awesome Castle Grayskull commercial and by the mysterious box art.
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    1985. good year.
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    It was April/May 1982 and i still remember seeing the ad in the catalogue....
    He-man atop Battle cat at the front of Castle Grayskull and Skeletor was standing next to the Castle,which wasn't for sale at that time and i was 6 and didn't understand why everything in the photo wasn't for sale,and i got them for my sisters birthday,as my mum always made us equal and she would get something on my birthday,and that led to six great years of collecting figures,vehicles and playsets.

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    1985, had the toys, the t-shirt and the hair, it was truly a magical time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rankinman View Post
    ...and the hair, it was truly a magical time.
    Gotta rock the hair, dude!

    It was 1988 for me (am I the latest here?). I grew up in Yugoslavia and MOTU was a little late there. I was already 12, almost 13 and I remember my parents didn't want to buy me any toys because they thought I was too old for them. So I saved my pocket money, lunch money, birthday money and bought the toys myself. I loved them. So, I never really played withe MOTU. I was always collecting them, and I would arrange them on the shelf and come up with stories.

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    1982. IIRC, I got He-Man, Skeletor & Mer-Man, and my brother got Beast Man & MAA. It was magical. I wasn't a basher, I'd just stare at details for hours - the sculpt of Skeletor's Hood & "gloves" (I wondered if they were supposed to be gloves or just his anatomy), the parallelograms on He-Man's power harness, the details on the back of Mer-Man's head. When I got Castle Grayskull I spent as much time with the box as with the Castle. I loved the art, both front and back.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ivan View Post
    Gotta rock the hair, dude!

    It was 1988 for me (am I the latest here?). I grew up in Yugoslavia and MOTU was a little late there. I was already 12, almost 13 and I remember my parents didn't want to buy me any toys because they thought I was too old for them. So I saved my pocket money, lunch money, birthday money and bought the toys myself. I loved them. So, I never really played withe MOTU. I was always collecting them, and I would arrange them on the shelf and come up with stories.
    Me too!
    I am even later than you, I just checked my first MOTU comic and it was from March 1989.
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    I was 6 at the time I got into MOTU. Before that comic my dad bought me Yugoslavian bootleg (unpainted) He-Man packed with Jet Sled.

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    1983 for me. Trap Jaw was my first, then Man-E-Faces. After quite a while I got Man-At-Arms and Beast Man...then a while after I got Battle Armor He-Man and Battle Armor Skeletor and after that it blossomed full blown and I was hooked. So summer time (approx) 1983 was when I got my start.

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    Sometime before returning to school 1982. The commercials I'm sure captivated me, what I remember most vividly were the minicomics and the eight back art. I remember looking at the figures on the pegs at the grocery store in near wonder. All of those characters were amazing to me and the minicomic made them better.
    Wax headed melting face Man at Arms seemed as dangerous as the villians even though the cardback said he was heroic.
    Skeletor was the first figure that I purchased or was purchased for me. On a camping trip I would make him magically appear from the campfire smoke.

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    1983, Good Times, Good Memories!
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    Got in on the ground floor as I got the entire Wave 1 (including vehicles & Grayskull) for Christmas.
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    I put 1983. I was born in 1982, but I can't remember a time that I didn't know/like Masters of the Universe. I know I watched the cartoon when I was a toddler, and found a picture of me wearing a He-Man shirt from early January 1984, so probably around the time the cartoon debuted in fall of 1983, I became a fan.

    Would love to see how many came into the line in 1987 or 1988. Perhaps some inherited toys from their older siblings, or got into the series thanks to the re-runs on regular TV or USA Network.

    For those who were alive and fully aware in 1982, did the toys just blow you away? That's what I'm gathering from those posts so far.

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    1982. I was seven, my brother was five, and we were all over those figures.

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    It started for me after seeing the movie Excalibur in I think 1981 and then Krull and Conan. It's all kinda foggy now, but it was around that time. Then the figures came out and I got the first wave and been hooked ever since.
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