Ah, He-Man and the Masters of the Universe. For those of a certain age, it’s still practically impossible, upon seeing those words, not to hold aloft an imaginary sword and boom, “IIIIIIII haaaaaave the poooowwwwwer!”
Inspired by Mattel’s action figure toy range, this ’80s Filmation cartoon pitted the titular beefcake and his pals Man-At-Arms, Battle Cat and Orko against the skull-faced Skeletor and his henchmen. It ran for 130 episodes, some of them written by the likes of J Michael Straczynski (later to create Babylon 5) and Paul Dini (who went on to produce shows like Batman: The Animated Series). And He-Man wasn’t alone: Prince Adam’s twin sister also got in the act with her own series, She-Ra: Princess of Power, in which, over the course of another 93 episodes, she fought to free Etheria from the tyrannical rule of Hordak and the Evil Horde.
Both characters have recently been the subject of Netflix revivals, but come on: the originals are the best, right? Complete box sets of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe and She-Ra: Princess of Power are available to buy now, RRP £59.99/£49.99. Both come with bonus features, including the feature-length 2018 documentary Power of Grayskull: The Definitive History of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe.
Thanks to Fabulous Films Ltd/Fremantle Media we have box sets of both series to give away to three lucky winners. To put your name in the hat for the chance to win both, simply answer the question below.