I just read on Relevant Magazine’s Slices that there is work being done to create a He-Man movie. This may sound nerdy, but this has peaked my interest. Growing up, my brother and I played like we were He-Man and his girl sidekick Teela all the time-I have many fond memories of acting out these roles in our basement. We had the lifesize (or childsize really) cool plastic swords and shields and everything (as well as some of the action figures such as one who I think was named Stinkor, and who really did stink).
I also remember that in the cartoons that He-man would often raise his sword and say “I have the power” and then there was a certain transition to the next scene that would play that would basically be this guy in a powerful sounding voice saying “He-Man” and then there would be the sound of loud thunder. I still remember that my brother, when playing, would quote this and say “I have the power – He-Man” and then try to imitate the sound of thunder as if this all was a necessary part of the play-acting and as if he couldn’t say “I have the power” without the transition that the cartoon then employed. I wish I could accurately describe this, as it probably doesn’t make sense if you weren’t there, but it makes me smile every time I think about it.