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    Hello from the Azores Islands!

    Hello, everyone!

    My name is Carlos, I'm 39 years old (40 tomorrow!) and I live on the island of S. Miguel, in the Azores Islands. All those interested, please follow this link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Azores.

    I had my first Master of the Universe (it was Skeletor! ) in 1985. I was then 7 years old and it was love at first sight.

    I then regularly got more figures over the next few years and I'm proud to say that I still have them all today. It's not a huge collection by any means (I have 40 pieces, including play sets and vehicles), but it means a lot to me.

    Even before I even knew a cartoon show existed, I got the sticker album, which I completed. One fine day, which I remember distinctly, I was coming home from school and I had some sticker packs to open. I went inside and I turned on the TV and an episode of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe was just starting! Try to picture a young boy, living on an island which only had ONE TV channel, and he was lucky enough to watch his first ever episode of a franchise he already knew and loved. This only caused my love to grow even more.

    Nowadays, my 11-year-old son is already a He-Man fan. Maybe not as much as his father, but a fan nonetheless. I watch old episodes with him from time to time, we play "Tappers of Grayskull" on our phones and we fixed some of my old figures' broken legs together.

    I'm very happy to join this community and I hope I can share many memories, old and new, with all of you.

    Take care,
    Carlos

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    That is a nice story sir. Welcome to the forum.☺

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    Thank you very much, motogp_fanatic!

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    On behalf of He-Man.org's admin, staff, and moderators, allow me to extend an official Hello and welcome to He-Man.org, CMA7OS!!

    We're glad to have you join our site and we hope you have a fun time discussing Masters of the Universe and Princess of Power here.

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    Hello, Carlos!! It's very cool to hear from the fans of the Azores, my father was born on St. Miguel and I still have some family there!! It's great that you still have your childhood collection and that you're now able to share your love of MOTU with your son, it doesn't get much better than that!! We have the best He-Fans and She-Ravers around and as always, we have great ongoing MOTU and POP discussions, so feel free to join in the conversation!!

    Enjoy your time here and welcome!!
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    Welcome aboard! Happy early birthday!

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    Welcome!

    The Azores Islands sound lovely. You should host a local MOTU convention so I can see the place for myself!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dedset13 View Post
    On behalf of He-Man.org's admin, staff, and moderators, allow me to extend an official Hello and welcome to He-Man.org, CMA7OS!!

    We're glad to have you join our site and we hope you have a fun time discussing Masters of the Universe and Princess of Power here.

    Please be sure to read over the rules for posting and interacting on He-Man.org. And if you have any questions, you are welcome to send me a PM for more information.

    If you want to buy and trade you will need to upgrade your account to have access to the Marketplace. Please click here and read the section entitled "What are the limitations for users with Gmail/AOL/Yahoo accounts?" for more information. For details on how the upgrading system works click here.

    Hello, Carlos!! It's very cool to hear from the fans of the Azores, my father was born on St. Miguel and I still have some family there!! It's great that you still have your childhood collection and that you're now able to share your love of MOTU with your son, it doesn't get much better than that!! We have the best He-Fans and She-Ravers around and as always, we have great ongoing MOTU and POP discussions, so feel free to join in the conversation!!

    Enjoy your time here and welcome!!
    Thank you for your kind words! It's always great to find another Azorean anywhere in the world, especially if they share a passion for MOTU or POP! Let me know if you ever come to S. Miguel and we'll have a beer!

    Quote Originally Posted by dorrmann View Post
    Welcome aboard! Happy early birthday!
    Thanks, mate!

    Quote Originally Posted by BrianCBaer View Post
    Welcome!

    The Azores Islands sound lovely. You should host a local MOTU convention so I can see the place for myself!
    Thanks! You need to join dedset13 and come over to S. Miguel!

    The convention is actually an excellent idea! Who knows, maybe some day it'll really happen!

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    Fantastic back story. Thank you for sharing! And I wish I could visit the Azores Islands
    Hope to see you at Power-Con 2019!
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    Quote Originally Posted by CMA7OS View Post
    Thank you for your kind words! It's always great to find another Azorean anywhere in the world, especially if they share a passion for MOTU or POP! Let me know if you ever come to S. Miguel and we'll have a beer!
    You're quite welcome! And who knows, maybe one day I'll be able to take you up on your offer!!

    Happy Birthday, Carlos!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by JVS3 View Post
    Fantastic back story. Thank you for sharing! And I wish I could visit the Azores Islands
    Thanks for the welcome! You need to come and visit sometime!

    Quote Originally Posted by dedset13 View Post
    You're quite welcome! And who knows, maybe one day I'll be able to take you up on your offer!!

    Happy Birthday, Carlos!!
    Thanks, man! You know who to call if/when that happens!

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    I can't believe a year has gone by! I haven't posted anything since I registered, but even if I didn't, this day will always bring me back here with a smile on my face.
    I hope everyone's doing well!
    See you around,
    Carlos

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