Masters of the Universe – The Original Series 1982 Checklist

He-Man and the Masters of the Universe

The early Masters of the Universe prototypes were a trio of macho figures with the idea that He-Man would span many action settings, much like G.I. Joe or Mattel’s own Big Jim line. The figures were designed with simplicity in mind and the male form exaggerated in its heroic proportions.

Repurposed Big Jim figures were bulked out to super-musculature with modeling clay and then molded in plaster and given painted sheet wax outfits. There was a soldier who literally had a neck-breaking tank gun on his face, a fantasy spaceman with a suspiciously Boba Fett style helmet and rocket pack, and a familiar-looking barbarian.

DISCLAIMER

All prices are for informational purposes only and are NOT a solicitation or offer to buy any of the items quoted.

When researching for this guide I used many different online and offline retailers, auction sites, and magazines. Many of these sources date back to pre-2000.

As a result, many of the prices are out of date and are here to give you an idea of which figures are the rarest and more sought after.

Also, as with prices of stocks and shares, the prices of these figures are in constant flux, and what sells for $100 today could sell for $25 or $1000 tomorrow.

To get a more accurate idea of the value of your figures please check my videos on how to grade and value your action figures.

How to Value Your Action Figures
How to Grade Your Action Figures

Abbreviations KEY

E= Exclusive DD= Diamond Distributors EB= Electric Boutique FAO= FAO Schwarz JC= JC Penny KB= Kay Bee Toys KM= K-Mart SDCC= San Diego Comic Con TF= Toy Fare TG= Target TR = Tower Records TRU = Toys R Us WM= Wall Mart WWC= Wizard World Chicago

Masters of the Universe - The Original Series 1982