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Thread: The mystery of "Wonder Bread" He-Man finally solved.

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    The mystery of "Wonder Bread" He-Man finally solved.

    Toyguru puts the mystery to rest with a letter to Mattel from 1983. It had nothing to do with Wonder Bread. It is a real figure and was made by Mattel.

    Skip ahead to 10:50 the video takes a long time to get to the point.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xhnH62KZ0SI

    Long story short the figure was, as long speculated, part of Mattel's buy 3 get 1 free mail in promotion. Kids did not get a random figure from the offer. They only got the brown haired He-Man figure. The figure did not come with any accessories.
    You are a bold and courageous person, afraid of nothing. High on a hill top near your home, there stands a dilapidated old mansion. Some say the place is haunted, but you don't believe in such myths. One dark and stormy night, a light appears in the topmost window in the tower of the old house. You decide to investigate... and you never return...

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    Very interesting--thanks!

    Wouldn't it be awesome if Mattel repeated this promotion for Origins?

    Have collectors given this figure a name and history?
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    Quote Originally Posted by PNGwynne View Post

    Have collectors given this figure a name and history?
    From what I remember it's been called Wonder Bread He-Man since dial up days because people speculated it was part of the MOTU Wonder Bread promotion. Which was only trading cards. There was also A Nestle Quik MOTU promotion but fans never called it nesquik He-Man oddly enough. The Wonder Bread thing just kind of stuck. Since MOTUC I think it's been only Savage He-Man or Wun-Dar.
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    You are a bold and courageous person, afraid of nothing. High on a hill top near your home, there stands a dilapidated old mansion. Some say the place is haunted, but you don't believe in such myths. One dark and stormy night, a light appears in the topmost window in the tower of the old house. You decide to investigate... and you never return...

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    lol I like Wun-Dar, though now it's irrelevant.
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    Tri-Power He-Man for a new name?

    This was fascinating! I agree that letter is the "smoking gun" that finally solves this case.

    Thanks for sharing!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Earth 2 Chris View Post

    This was fascinating! I agree that letter is the "smoking gun" that finally solves this case.
    I really liked the back and forth internal memos from Mattel discussing they should have been clearer kids would receive a special edition He-Man figure and not a random Masters of the Universe one. It was also really nice of Mattel to send her two new figures as an apology. The mother's letter to Mattel also proves the figure came with no chest armor and no weapons. It did not come with the weapon pack Zodac armor or the maroon weapons that were included some Man E Faces figures.
    You are a bold and courageous person, afraid of nothing. High on a hill top near your home, there stands a dilapidated old mansion. Some say the place is haunted, but you don't believe in such myths. One dark and stormy night, a light appears in the topmost window in the tower of the old house. You decide to investigate... and you never return...

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    Is the nightmare finally over?
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    Quote Originally Posted by palitoy View Post
    Is the nightmare finally over?
    Very soon.
    You are a bold and courageous person, afraid of nothing. High on a hill top near your home, there stands a dilapidated old mansion. Some say the place is haunted, but you don't believe in such myths. One dark and stormy night, a light appears in the topmost window in the tower of the old house. You decide to investigate... and you never return...

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    I honestly hated it when one of these got posted in our Vintage Toys group on FB, it started a cacophony. Some people think the whole thing is fake and wow, do they have time and energy.
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    Amazing that a letter from a Karen of the 80s solved the greatest toy mystery this side of Mego's Mystery Astronaut/Pilot.

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