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The story behind Mattel's "Masters of the Universe" toy line featuring iconic characters like the heroic He-Man and the villainous Skeletor, became one of the most popular media franchises aimed at young boys in the 1980s.

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Tom Stern
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Mark Bellomo Mark Bellomo ... Self
Donald Ian Black ... Narrator
Dave Capper Dave Capper ... Self
Circus-Szalewski ... Reenactment Actor (as Circus Szalewski)
Paul Cleveland Paul Cleveland ... Self
James Eatock James Eatock ... Self
Jill Elikann Jill Elikann ... Self (as Jill Barad)
Randy Falk Randy Falk ... Self
Brian Flynn Brian Flynn ... Self
Derek Gable Derek Gable ... Self
Connor Harms Connor Harms ... Reenactment Actor
Josh Herbolsheimer Josh Herbolsheimer ... Self
Tom Kalinske ... Self
Tawmis Logue Tawmis Logue ... Self
Dolph Lundgren ... Self
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The story behind Mattel's "Masters of the Universe" toy line featuring iconic characters like the heroic He-Man and the villainous Skeletor, became one of the most popular media franchises aimed at young boys in the 1980s.

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During the part where Mark Taylor discusses Skeletor around the 13 minutes mark, a dog's head appears in the window behind him. See more »

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Features Masters of the Universe (1987) See more »

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An awkward misstep
12 October 2018 | by Mr-FusionSee all my reviews

'He-Man' was the episode I was really looking forward to when I started watching this series, and it turned out the weakest, so far (I know it's only a four-episode season, but still). For me, it's the editing. They keep cutting to reaction shots from the interviewees for punchlines, and that gets old fast. I know that the disagreements between Roger Sweet and Mark Taylor are woven into the tapestry of Master of the Universe, but this is a tacky way to go about it.

I wasn't expecting to learn anything new with this (a series like this is just comfort food), but someone mentioned that the Skeletor we all remember from this toy line is Oppenheimer's portrayal on the cartoon. And that's absolutely true. What is he without his signature "Myaah!"?

But I'm used to better packaging from "The Toys That Made Us".


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