Fans of 1980s cartoons that came complete with cynically commercial toy tie-ins are rejoicing, after it was revealed that a new episode of He-Man and The Masters of the Universe is on the way.
First produced alongside a series of action figures by Mattel, the animated series told the story of Prince Adam, aka He-Man, and his weekly battles with Skeletor – a character who you could definitely judge by his appearance.
Seemingly “inspired” by the Arnold Schwarzenegger film Conan the Barbarian, He-Man and his assorted band of cohorts including She-Ra, Man-At-Arms and Battle cat among others captivated an entire generation of kids with his giant sword and penchant woolly pants and shouty catchphrases.
He-Man also set the precedent for the likes of Transformers and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles to create an animated series that tied in to a series of toys.
And now, after so many years away from the limelight – there was an animated reboot series back in 2002 but the less said about that the better – He-Man is back.
According to Entertainment Weekly, Prince Adam will return in a new episode entitled The Curse of the Three Terrors.
There’s even a trailer for the new episode which confirms what we all probably assumed anyway: Skeletor is back too.
Due to be broadcast at a San Diego Comic Book convention, the episode could prompt an entire new series of the show.
Netflix, meanwhile, could yet pursue the project, having already resurrected the Transformers animated series.
Just don’t go expecting anyone to make that He-Man live-action movie sequel they hinted at in the final post-credits scene from the lamentable 1980s effort, Masters of the Universe.
Sorry Dolph, it just isn’t’ going to happen.
Loaded staff writer Jack Beresford has produced content for Lad Bible, Axonn Media and a variety of online sports and news media outlets.