I grew up with He-Man. I saw every aspect of He-Man until “The New Adventures.” Even then I had a few of those figures.
So who were my favorite characters? I promised Pixel Dan in my comment for his contest that I would list my top ten. So here we go! I love these guys probably more than the others. But it is so hard to choose. I did not even consider Battle Cat or Panthor. But I love them too!
10. Hordak. In my mind Hordak is the goofy villain from She-Ra. But I also love the MYP interpretation where he is a powerful threatening wizard. I don’t love the Hindu-ish looking Hordak from the current comics, however.
9. Tongue Lasher. Cool name. Cool action feature in his toy. Loved his color scheme. I prefer this guy to any of the other snake men.
8. Scare Glow. Old Scare Glow is especially bad in the dark!
7. Mosquitor. This guy is just awesome! I loved the blood sucking feature. Ironically, as a kid, I got Mosquitor in my Easter basket……
6. Man-At-Arms. Ever loyal to He-Man and Eternia. I am not fond of the idea of Duncan dying a snake man. To me, Duncan is the mastermind behind all of the vehicles and such. He also appeals to me as the sort of priest for the good guys. That might strike some readers as weird, but here’s why. If you study anthropological formation of religion, you find that the first religious figures were the ones who could predict nature, build fire, and heal people. Man-At-Arms has the secret of the lost technology from Eternia’s ancient past. And he communes with the Sorceress, who is also a religious figure. So there you have it!
5. Rio Blast. The guy has more guns than Swartzeneger. What’s not to like?
4. Evil Lynn. She has such depth of character. More than many other villains in this universe. Everything from the white hair under the helmet, to the contrast with Teela, to the classic yellow skin, faceless dad, and even the seductive story in the digital comics. Evil Lynn is an agent that generates story. I also used to love to put the figure on Tyrantisaurus.
3. Roboto. The gears in the chest get me every time. AND you can swap his weapon hands. How cool is that?
2. Skeletor. Not for the same reason as He-Man. I just think he is AWESOME. A barbarian wizard dude with a skull face, goat staff, and lives in a mountain shaped like a snake. Skeletor is THE DEFINITIVE bad guy,
1. He-Man (Does this need explanation?) He-Man caught my imagination. He helped solidify my view of “good guy.”
So what is yours, Hub City Geeks? Do you agree with me or disagree? Comment!