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10 Totally Rad '80s Toys… And Where They Are Now

        Entertainment | Toys

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He-Man and She-Ra
Actors in 1987 portray the characters of He-Man and She-Ra. © Neal Preston/Corbis
Actors in 1987 portray the characters of He-Man and She-Ra. © Neal Preston/Corbis

"By the Power of Grayskull!" Fans of the early '80s "Masters of the Universe" cartoon will remember He-Man as he transformed from the mild-mannered Prince Adam into a muscular hero, and the toy came complete with a snap waist for realistic punching action. The release in '85 of a line of accompanying "Princess of Power" She-Ra toys gave girls their own gender-specific way to join in the fun and help protect Castle Grayskull from the evil Skeletor and his henchmen. Bonus points if you had your very own He-Man or She-Ra dress up kit, complete with Power Sword or Sword of Protection, which you proudly held overhead as you proclaimed, "I have the power!" -- just like your animated heroes.

Where They Are Now: The toys resurfaced in updated versions in the early 2000s, and a line of Masters of the Universe Classics toys plays homage to the originals. DC Comics currently publishes a comic book based on the characters, and as of late 2014 a new feature film was in production.