Heman and the Masters of the Universe burst on the pop culture scene in the early 1980’s. The storyline featured a battle between good and evil and centered around the control of Castle Grayskull. Grayskull was first released in the initial MOTU roll out that featured test market action figures, Battle Cat, and two vehicles. The “8-Back” Castle Grayskull is considered a “holy grail” piece amongst advanced MOTU collectors as many have had trouble tracking down a factory sealed example. Most have settled for the later released 12-back version.
Presented is an exceedingly rare factory sealed first release 8-Back Castle Grayskull in outstanding condition. Recently graded just a few short months ago, AFA has assigned it a strong AFA 80 overall grade. Box quality and cover art are immaculate. The reverse is amazingly white on the 40 year-old relic. How it has not darkened over time as you see in almost every example is a mystery! Truly a most impressive specimen of one of the most popular and elusive pieces of the 1980s. We expect lots of action on this lot as many high-end 12-back owners will see a rare opportunity to upgrade to a first release. Encapsulated by AFA (80), #18238457