I used to have He-Man toys and watch the tv show. I was the cool kid with Castle Greyskull, even. Heck, this entry just took me an extra 5min because I was waxing nostalgic over those times. Anyway, here in the present instead of the cloudy past of my childhood, we have the Masters of the Universe: The Board Game: Clash for Eternia coming from CMON. They've posted up their Design Diary entry #3, looking into the game's creation.
From the article:
Quickly, name your favorite Masters of the Universe character.
Even if “He-Man” or “Skeletor” was your answer, the simple fact that you had an answer should speak to the influence that the Masters of the Universe toy line holds over pop culture. Every character was iconic and archetypal, memorable and distinct.
Michael Shinall here, co-designer of Masters of the Universe: The Board Game, and I’m here today to talk to you about characters and their impact on the game (the correct answer to the question above is “Mer-Man”, by the way). I briefly touched on this in my first diary and wanted to expand on that a bit here.