Masters Of The Universe action figures .
All Masters Of The Universefigures from Mattel
Created by Mattel in 1981, the 'Masters of the Universe' toyline was first released as 5 1/2 inch actie figuren in 1982 (as opposed to the 3 3/4 inch size used by Kenner Star Wars and Hasbro's G.I. Joe). Brief descriptions of the characters would appear on the toyline's unique packaging and box art (with illustrations by Errol McCarthy, William George and others); however, the lore of Masters of the Universe would really first be explored through minicomics that accompanied the toys through the duration line. The two main characters, He-Man (the muscular blonde hero and most powerful man in the universe) and his arch-enemy Skeletor (the blue-skinned, skull-faced master of evil and sorcery) were the first released in action figure form, along with other core characters of the entire series; Man-At-Arms (He-man's friend and scientific master of weapons), Beast Man (Skeletor's master of beasts and main henchman) and Battle Cat (He-Man's large green, Tiger-like companion).