The Power of Greyskull

5 thoughts on “The Power of Greyskull”

  1. I always wanted that snake Mountain with the microphone – my friend had it and it was awesome but my parents wouldn’t get it for me. I’m still traumatised!. I too used to make my He-Man figures mix with my sister’s barbie dolls…

  2. Your post title caught my eye. I loved the TV show, and the action figures. I liked Ram Man (was that his name?); I seem to remember he could compress and extend somehow. And you raise a good point, what exactly was the power of Greyskull? Additionally, your post makes me think about genderized toys. I had the Barbies myself, but I think my sister and I also had the He-Man action figures. Will have to double check with my mom on that. Still, it makes me wonder as my son grows, how can I counteract the limitations and expectations that are put on him for what is appropriate or right for boys? And get him to see that there shouldn’t be any similar limitations or expectations leveled at girls. Hmmm… Thanks for the post. Got me thinking…

    1. Toys are meant to me played with, and who are we to judge what our kids decide they’re comfortable playing with? Those Barbies were just as much mine as they were my sister’s and that was okay. She played with my He-Man just as much as I did too. And yes, Ram-Man was a human battering ram. I had him too at one point before he mysteriously disappeared.

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