Poe in Pictures > March 1985

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Mumma Ghostal (or it may have been Sister Ghostal) came across this photo recently, revealing a young Poe surrounded by a cornucopia of plastic playthings (and proudly showing off his Rancor, whose battered, one-legged carcass still resides in my parents’ attic). Once I saw it, I had to inventory all the toys shown in the photo.

Can you find them all?

Masters of the Universe toys:

  • Castle Grayskull
  • He-Man
  • Prince Adam
  • Zoar
  • Faker
  • Beast Man
  • Battle Cat
  • Mer-Man
  • Wind Raider
  • Attak Trak

Star Wars toys:

  • Luke Skywalker in Jedi Knight Outfit
  • Nien Nunb
  • C-3P0
  • Gamorrean Guard
  • Klaatu
  • Weequay
  • Biker Scout
  • Speeder Bike
  • Rancor
  • Princess Leia in Boushh Disguise
  • Chewbacca
  • Han Solo
  • 8D8
  • Squid Head
  • Warok Teebo
  • Logray

There are a few things I’m not sure about: who did the little spear in the lower right corner (next to Weequay) belong to? And is that an Intellivision in the upper right corner, or something else? As for the coloring book, I have no idea what it is, but it looks MOTU-esque to me.

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20 Comments

  1. Poe

    @Fengschwing: Close! You have led me to the answer…it's not Logray, it's Teebo (whom I misidentified as Warok).

  2. Fengschwing

    Actually, it isn't Logray…I have no idea who he is…

  3. Fengschwing

    Poe, take a look at the bottom left-hand corner of this pic…
    http://www.uncrate.com/men/images/2009/03/vintage
    It's Logray's staff.

  4. Great googaly moogaly, that could've just as easily been my room as a kid.

    My two great loves, Star Wars and MotU.

    And two of the greatest toys I had, Castle Grayskull and the Rancor…

    Good memories, good times. Thanks for the retro nostalgia fix Poe!

  5. Poe

    @Fengschwing: You're right. That's a calculator.

    Still not sure on the spear, though. Maybe it's not a toy at all. Could just be some random living room flotsam.

  6. Mark

    @Jim, will do.

    Poe thats a cool, pic I have an old one of me with my cousin and his Mr T doll, my M.A.S.K. Matt Tracker and Thunderhawk and Secret Wars Captain America with Turbo Cycle and Hobgoblin with Doom Roller.

  7. Fengschwing

    I think the spear might belong to an Ewok, possibly more of a war-hammer type thing? A rock lashed to a stick. I may be wrong but that rings a bell.

    As for the intellivision, I can see where you're coming from but that's too large to be a controller I think. More likely a calculator.

  8. jim

    @Mark: Lol…IDEALLY i'd like 40, but I'm only getting 8 Horde Troppers…4 on each side of Hordak.

    As for Tri klops….he's too bare for me. I'm fine with heman being bare but I suppose Tri klops looks unbalanced. He has a lot of armor and gadgets from head to waist but from the waist down he's bare….like he's going to strip for evil lyn or something.lol Don't get me wrong, I still thing the figure is AMAZING! I just think that since skeletor got those "armor leg boots"….triklops should've came with some sort of slight update as well….since he's a technology genius like man at arms.

    Hey do me a favor Mark….when you get Man at arms…take his armor off. Put Triklops armor on the man at arms body and put the Triklops head on the Man at arms body as well. I'm wondering if the green of the maa body matches the triklops armor! 🙂

  9. By a happy coincidence, I received in the mail today the 2008 Rancor. The one with purple splotches and some freak riding him.

    Look for geektastic photos soon.

  10. Mumma Ghostal

    The coloring book was a Paint-with-Water MOTU. I loved those…

  11. You must put this on Dork Yearbook!!!!

    http://dorkyearbook.com/

  12. Mark

    Could be a remote for one of his devices or another eye/head piece.

    Jim why are you getting two? Your buying an army of Horde Troopers (when they are made) and now your buying two Tri-Klops, man leave some for the rest of us LOL.

  13. jim

    2002 doomseeker stand is going horizontal behind his calves.

    doomseeker next to his right forearm.

    Cant see the secret accessory…must be behind the paper insert?

  14. jim

    <a href="http://cgi.ebay.com/MOTU-TRI-KLOPS-CLASSICS-FIGURE-MASTERS-OF-THE-UNIVERSE_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQ_trkparmsZ66Q3a2Q7c65Q3a10Q7c39Q3a1Q7c240Q3a1318Q7c301Q3a1Q7c293Q3a1Q7c294Q3a50QQ_trksidZp3286Q2ec0Q2em14QQhashZitem3ca1dbc095QQitemZ260413571221QQptZLHQ5fDefaultDomainQ5f0QQsalenotsupported

    ">MOTUC TRI KLOPS ON EBAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    LOOOKS AMAZING! I'm getting 2 to make him have 2 swords…he needs to amp up in the weapons department since hes a bit too bare than his 2002 counterpart.

  15. jim

    @prfktear: Yup! That was a good sell out time! It's odd though…everyone here in California has either gotten or is getting their zodacs except me. I don't have a shipping notice. Called digitalriver and they said everythings fine. lol I expected an answer like that but I was bored and I don't think they cwuld've known if the warehouse messed up my order anyway.

    Oh well…i'll just wait and see how everything plays out.

    Lastly, someone on the he man.org displayed the 2002 zodac staff with the motuc and says it fits well. Hopefully, I'll think the same because zodac is SORELY lacking in the accessories department. Heck he's lacking a trigger for his gun lol. I know..classic style.

  16. Haha! Great pic! This makes me want to go digging through all of my old pictures to see if there are any of 'lil PkTear in action. Two MOTU memories I don't think I'll ever forget. One is when I got the Slime Pit for my birthday, and I accidentally stubbed my toe on the damn thing! Second is Christmas when I got the motherload of MOTU figures, including Extendar, King Randor, The Sorceress, and I'm sure a few others.

    @Jim: Thanks for the update! I'm glad he lasted more than 56 minutes, but I'm also happy that he didn't go out with a whimper

  17. jim

    Hello Poe Jr….

    Zodac is Sold out now at Matty!

  18. Can I come over and play this weekend? I call dibs on the Rancor!

  19. Scary… You look EXACTLY like my older brother in that picture. Probably because the bottom half of your face is obscured, but I could put that picture in a family album and no one would know the difference.

    I love these old photos of kids with their toys. Really takes me back to my youth. I always enjoy when I see them posted online.

  20. Red Kryptonite

    LOGRAY! I couldn't think of that name to save my *life*.

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