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Just because the mold is different than mine doesn't prove/disprove anything. I was just merely trying to find any trends that may exist with these figures. They could have been produced with multiple runs....who knows. Thanks for posting though!
The belly button find was great though. I'd be curious to know if other people's WB He-Men have belly buttons.
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Do you know if WB He-Man's leg bands are the same exact leg bands that are used on other Taiwan figures? I've always wanted to answer this question myself but I'm too afraid to pull my WB He-Man's legs out far enough so I can take a peek inside.
It would also be interesting to know if certain leg bands correlate to certain years of production. Dunno if anyone out there in MOTU land has that kind of knowledge...
I have not been around these threads in a long time. It's interesting to see that this thread is still alive after all these years.
My brother and I still have our WB's/Savage Eye/Nestle/Brown Headed He-Man's at our parents house. (how sad?) Although David gets home far more often than I do.
The fact is that we both are still moving around a whole lot with the military.
I still can't believe that this figure is still a mystery. Maybe that is a good thing.
Well, Good luck Val, Josh, Peter, and Carlos in figuring this out. I doubt I am of any help!
I didn't really see a deference between the leg bands when looking at them. I did notice a thin band on a hard headed Skeletor (dragon blaster though maybe), it has no origin, but is stamped 1981 on the head and back. And a thicker band on a Mexican light boot Skeletor. That's the only real figure I have LOTS of to compare though. Almost all the other figures (from Taiwan or otherwise) have relatively similar bands, and I wouldn't attribute the very slight deference to anything other than age/play wear/temperature-humidity storage/whatever. There is a deal at AFA right now though, so I sent my WBHM to be graded, so no more poking and probing at that one. But I have a lead on one in pretty bad condition, so I'm thinking of getting it cheap and busting it apart. Plus a great dealer I know has an okay (C-7, 7.5) one that he will sell at a good price. That way I'll have a few to look at myself. It's hard to see color deferences in photos and all. I dunno, hopefully with a small investment, we can at least make it easier to spot a fake, as there are some good ones out there.
Okay then, I'll report back when I have one of these in my grubby little hands to look at. Thanks guys!!!
Indeed mine DOES have a belly button....it's Taiwan 1981 & does not have any stamps in the neck , fyi.
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Darren's and mine collection just found a nice new home, in the laundry room! I made sure the 3-packs were kept in the closet. Bro, our room is no more, not even the display case is in there anymore!
As far as WB He-man and from what I have seen on this message therad, we are no close to solving this thing than 10 years ago when it first came to light.
Oh, first post in 2 years!
Don't talk stupid!
Still, we thank you for going over the one you bought a long time ago to help try and sort this thing out.
Even though it's still just as valuable (if not more so) on the 2ndary market,
I still love that even today people point at the one you and your brother won way back then and say that's how a Savage He-Man came packaged.
If I had to do it over again, probably would not have bought it. One of the last few things we ever bought. He's been a tupperwear box for the last 8 years.
Don't talk stupid!
Yeah, but you can probably sell 'em for more than you paid, so at least there's that, right?
Well if you are looking to sell let me know...
that thing you got is not "sellable" it's to known worldwide, you randomly search wonder bread he-man anywhere and the picture of your wonder bread comes up, not just a wonderbread heman, THE wonderbread he-man
just a question, what's the colour of the pin inside the neck? was that randomly coloured in other figures or was it always the same?
btw i was looking at my wonder bread he-man and i checked that the arms left and right are numbered "2" and "3" respectively, does this mean anything?
There's an interesting auction up right now where the seller states:
"Description: This figure was actually sent to me when I was a child in response to a letter I wrote to Mattel requesting one of the few figures I had not yet acquired. Although it may not be specifically a so-called "Wonder Bread" He-Man because it was not received through an official mail away program, I have listed it as one because it resembles the various examples of the "Wonder Bread" He-Man available for viewing online.
This figure is in Excellent (EX, C8) or better condition. Although there is currently some debate as to the exact accessories available with the "Wonder Bread" He-Man, it is 100% complete as originally received with all original parts and/or accessories, including the figure and battle axe, which is slightly shorter than other examples due to a manufacturing variation."
So he claims he received WB He-Man as a response from a letter he sent from Mattel. He could be full of you-know-what, but I thought it was interesting and should be noted.
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Hey guys this ebay auction ended with no bids but I am in the process of a deal with the seller. Thought I'd ask all of you if you think this one is fake or real? Thanx Paul~
Thexxwatcherxx's Newly Chosen:
I would ask to see the item in person first, before purchase, if that could worked out. Close inspection of the body mold is the only thing that would satisfy my serious doubts about that figure.
All that being said, it still seems to be real, just repaired, the head, boots, and pelvis checked out on the one we saw, it had just been cracked open, nothing else (as far as we could tell). So unless somebody ruined a black boot/belt Fist-O, then he is authentic but fixed w/ an alternate body top. And if it isn't the same figure, and it is just a "rub" on hard plastic(?), then that's a really nice WBHM, so it warrants looking into. But serious cash for a repaired figure (which AFA will not even touch by the way) is crazy talk, so please do yourself a favor, and be very cautious.
Edit: added picture for ease of view, it's the link below:
detail of the body case
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Id be very cautious on this one. If this was indeed something he recieved from Mattel there should have been sometype of letter included. And from what I am reading it looks like he asked mattel specifically for a wonderbread he-man, and this is what they sent him. If thats the case then that part is a lie. As Mattel has never acknoldge knowing about that figure. If he wrote ands asked for a he-man figure becuase he didn have one, I am still not sure they would have sent one. As Mattel had he-man figures in just about every store at that point.
Im just not sold on the story. The figure may be legit. I would just need more proof about the origin.
The seller that said he asked for a figure "he didn't have" is "dokta-p", and the auction isn't over so it can't be posted here, sorry.
But about that... I don't see why a company would make a special figure just for the purpose of sending them to random kids that asked for a figure, and if they did, why would it not be somebody other than he-man, because you more than likely already have a he-man figure, so it doesn't serve that purpose. And I really don't see them making an exclusive production run for this, that's a little expensive, especially seeing that it's not necessary.
I'm still leaning toward a single large production run error, were the character was just off from the model they were given, so they were not sold in stores, and they were quickly corrected. People (employees) would need something to calm kids down at events (no particular event, in store promo, or larger ones too), and they had those sitting around, and they were like, "hey, this would be good to give out, we can't do anything else w/ them." And perhaps some of them were even nice enough to scrounge up some weapons, and staple it up in a bag to be more "official."
This could just as easily explain why somebody at mattel just started getting rid of them for PR to the people writing in with complaints or whatever, and they just started sending them through the mail as well, in fact, it explains just about every claim to date, so that's a nice little package if you think about it.