DVD/Digital Review: ‘Power Of Grayskull: The Definitive History Of He-Man And The Masters Of The Universe’ Dives Deep To Explore One Of The Most Successful Franchises Of All Time

With the new ‘Masters of the Universe’ movie actually looking as though it might get made in the next few years, it’s the perfect time to bring “The Power” back into the public consciousness and the FauxPop and High Octane Pictures documentary ‘Power of Grayskull: The Definitive History of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe’ is a perfect retrospective of the brand’s nearly 40-year history.  This doc is already available on Netflix, but is now being released on digital and DVD so that all fans can take a deep dive into how this billion-dollar franchise came to life. Hurting after the failure of several toy lines that tied into mediocre films, Mattel attempted to craft its own brand that wasn’t tethered to anything as ephemeral.  Smashing past the scale of ‘Star Wars’ (but shy of the 12″ scale of the original ‘G.I. Joe’), the ‘MotU’ toys were hulks of muscle on top of muscle, merging conventions of science fiction and fantasy. In the ‘Power of Grayskull’, Mattel employees recall the brainstorming and spitballing that went into the early creation and development.  The exact genesis (and more specifically, the credit) of this line has been somewhat controversial over the years, … Continue reading DVD/Digital Review: ‘Power Of Grayskull: The Definitive History Of He-Man And The Masters Of The Universe’ Dives Deep To Explore One Of The Most Successful Franchises Of All Time