Here's what I remember: There was a kid in my neighborhood who had all the He-man figures you could imagine. He introduced me to the line. That was just before the Filmation cartoon. He had an extra He-man that ended up being given to me and I still have it. So I'm along with my mother one day at a yard sale about 7 years later after the line ended. Mom loves yard sales so I always saw a lot of my old stuff in other people's collections. And here was a He-man with brown hair. I'd never seen one before and I just blew it off because I didn't think it was authentic and honestly by 1989 I was getting into other things. But I remember seeing one. Now in all honesty, someone could have painted it, but it was a brown haired He man with brown shorts and black boots. I thought he was a knock off. I have my own customized version but no real one. That's the closest I can come to whether or not he's real.