She-Ra: Princess of Power

She-Ra: Princess of Power. Shadow Weaver’s Magic Mirror. Ladybird. UK. 1986.

She-Ra: Princess of Power is a 1985 animated TV series and toy line from Filmation and Mattel. She-Ra’s birth name is Princess Adora. She is the long-lost twin of Prince Adam (He-Man) and her adventures are set in the same timeline as He-Man and the Masters of the Universe. She-Ra: Princess of Power aired for 93 episodes across three seasons between 1985 and 1987, including an animated film He-Man and She-Ra: The Secret of the Sword. In 2018 the series was rebooted as She-Ra and the Princesses of Power for the Netflix channel.

Images from She-Ra: Princess of Power. Shadow Weaver’s Magic Mirror. Ladybird. UK. 1986.


She-Ra: Princess of Power. Mattel. Italy. 1986.

1985. Super Jouet. France.

Rebooted 2018 Netflix series, She-Ra and the Princesses of Power

Image courtesy of Wikipedia 

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MOTU 1983 View-Master Gift Set

The latest addition to TVTA’s toy room is this superb 1983 View-Master MOTU gift set.

I must have been about nine the first time I looked through a View-Master – Planet of the Apes and Disney images are what I remember seeing, all in wonderful 3-D colour. It was like staring through two keyholes that promised magical lands, heroes and creatures… a whole new dimension to the wide-open eyes of the nine-year old me. If kaleidoscopes were the Stickle Bricks of the optical toy world, then View-Master was the Lego 🙂

So, onto the MOTU gift set, and fabulous secret powers were revealed to TVTA when we attempted to photograph a few sample images of He-Man and his pals direct from the View-Master. No easy task. Here are our (2D) results …

Onto the box, which hasn’t fared too badly over the years, and some attractive artwork along with a very pleasing overall design …


Reverse – note the cut-out window through which light could enter, enabling you to view the images of a reel before purchasing the gift set.



And finally, a French ad featuring the gift set …

France. Pif Gadget. 1984.

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Masters I Dominatori Dell ‘Universo

By the power of Grayskull! I just added these three cool Italian Masters Of The Universe ads from 1984 / 1986 to the MOTU collection 

Italy. Double page ad. 1984.

Italy. 1986.

Italy. 1986.

and another…

Masters of the Universe. 1986. Italy.

A mixed bag of MOTU for your viewing pleasure

Masters of the Universe 7 inch record story book. 1985. France.

I love how they used the actual toys to illustrate the cover of this!

1983 Masters of the Universe 7 inch record from France, and Secret of the Dragon’s Egg Super Adventure

Masters of the Universe Danish comic cover 1987

Two ads, Masters of the Universe toys

Denmark. 1987.

Denmark. 1988.


Mattel relaunched the Masters of the Universe toy line with a 1989 line called He-Man, which featured a more streamlined look for the action figures. The storyline shifted the adventures of He-Man and Skeletor away from Eternia and into outer space.

Denmark. 1990.

He-Man and Masters of the Universe transfers

Denmark. 1988.

Castle Greyskull maze puzzle page

Denmark. 1988. Image supplied by Jaltesorensen.