Man, oh man. Remember The New Adventures Of He-Man? No, me neither. Even though I was a huge He-fan as a kid and seemingly would have followed him to the ends of the Earth (or, more appropriately, into space), I didn’t make that jump. I do have memories of the cartoon happening and seeing commercials like the one above. That image of this new He-Man wielding a lightsaber and riding around on a space motorcycle hangs out in my brain pretty iconically. I watched some of the episodes about six years back when the DVDs came out and they’re pretty hilariously bad, but there’s a lot to love in this commercial.
First off, I’m always a fan of seeing my favorite cartoon characters brought to live action life. At first it seemed like only Skeletor got an actor and then BAM, there’s He-Man! I’ve also got to say that this commercial made these toys look awesome. What is that giant spaceship thing?! I want it and I’m 30! Good advertising, Mattel.