The MOAR You Know – Prince Adam

I mentioned previously that my local Big Lots got some Masters Of The Universe Classics in stock, selling them for only $10, when they were originally only available through at twice that, and most of these were going for three or four times that on the secondary market.

The guess is that the company that handles Mattel’s warehouses cleared out a bunch of stock that was kept for quality control replacements. Before this my MOTU Classics collection consisted of a yellow-faced Skeletor and a Merman, both of which I got for about the cost of shipping, so $10 each was a good price to pick up a few more.

I also bought a bunch for friends, and sent them off for cost plus shipping. One of those was Orko, who came with an exclusive Prince Adam… that my friend didn’t want. He actually gave him to me for free as thanks for finding all that cool stuff.

While I didn’t want to pay $10 for an action figure that I wanted mainly for the lulz, getting it for free was right up my alley.

For those who don’t know of the old He-Man toyline, the main thing you really need to know for this post is that Prince Adam was He-Man’s secret identity, and it was an even worse disguise than Clark Kent’s glasses.

Just take a look.

"Just the tip."

Click the picture for the full version!


Why yes, dear reader, that is suggestively posed.

In a toyline full of burly dudes with possibly shaved bodies and sometimes full on nipple harnesses, Prince Adam manages to look the most like [insert negative gay dude stereotype here].

It will probably never be publicly admitted, but surely Prince Adam’s design was a joke. It’s He-Man in pink tights! Even his furry loincloth is purple!

It. Is. Hilarious.

And it reminds me of one of the best youtube videos ever, something so awesome it makes me LOL every time.

“Fabulous Secret Powers” by SlackCircus

I LOL at Skeletor’s, “Myah!”

Every time.



Shifty-eyed He-Man


I totes dig the song itself.


So what say you, dear readers? Is pink spandex the equivalent of a domino mask on Eternia?

And could that explain Skeletor’s secret career as a professional ballerina?

Leave me a comment and let me know.


~Matt Booker

4 thoughts on “The MOAR You Know – Prince Adam

  1. You forgot to add that, to make the disguise even better, Adam comes with a head that looks exactly identical to He-Man’s.

    My daughter (who is 8 and enjoys He-Man and She-Ra) really likes the short version of that video, which kicks in with the dancey upbeat part. I have seen that SO MANY TIMES in the recent past… and yet the “myeah!” always makes me laugh. It’s pure unfiltered comedy, apparently.

  2. PS If you get the chance, you might want to consider Icarius; his alternate unmasked head looks exactly like Val Kilmer. And if you can’t think of a use for Val Kilmer dressed as a spaceman, I just don’t know what to say.

  3. What no one understands is the actual transformation of Adam to He-Man is an allegory for foppish to grizzly bear. When you think about it, He-Man is really no less homoerotic. He really looks like he has his own S & M dungeon somewhere in Greyskull. There’s a second side to “I have the POWER!!!”

  4. Heli, glad to see I’m not the only one that likes that part. :D

    And L.T., what does that make Orko?

    ~Matt Booker

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