He-Man and the Masters of the Universe was a quintessential toy line beginning in the 1980s to the point where the TV show was almost secondary to it. This continued for ages even as recently as 2008. To celebrate this line, Dark Horse is releasing a 700+ page hardcover called The Toys of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, delving into its vast history.
YouTuber “Pixel Dan” Eardley and He-Man historian Val Staples have worked with fans around the world to put this impressive volume together. It features in-depth overviews of every item in several complete toy lines including 1982’s Masters of the Universe, 1985’s Princess of Power, 1989’s He-Man, 2002’s Masters of the Universe relaunch, and 2008’s Masters of the Universe Classics.
The hardcover includes expertly-researched documentation of the toys’ development and unique variants. Each entry includes photographic reference of the figures and playsets from decades of development. It also features never-before-seen interviews and designer commentary from the toys’ creators with keen insights into the creation of the product line loved by millions of kids.
The Toys of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe will be available at your local comic shop, bookstore, and Amazon on November 25th, 2020. It is priced at $59.99.