This video of a Masters of the Universe (aka He-Mans) mall display is perhaps the greatest thing ever, even if you don’t like toys. It’s a glimpse into 1986 where everything was better. Don’t argue with me on that. I know for a fact, because this video shows the past, so obviously things were better than they are now.
Anyway, back when action figures sold way better because the money of kids and parents didn’t have to compete with things like super mega 4d Game Boys, a company like Mattel could stage an elaborate display of all their Masters of the Universe figures (He-Mans) at a mall. Sadly those days have passed. Now days you’d be lucky to get a gander at a fancy display case full of figures if you go to a comic convention or an industry toy show.
The holograms at the time were great, and it looks like the same tech used to make an arcade game that was kind of shitty, but stole a lot of my quarters. I can only imagine how much money Mattel poured into this display.
I can only imagine how many kids walked out of that display wanting figures. Hell, if I had my time machine I’d go max my credit card out now and buy boat loads of 1986 He-Mans… right after I picked up Lisa Loeb.
Thanks to: Poe Ghostal