Lot # 3: 1982 MOTU: He-Man 8-Back AFA 80 (Rare Clear Bubble, Top 5%)

Category: Featured Lots

Starting Bid: $2,500.00

Bids: 16 (Bid History)

Time Left: Auction closed
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Item was in Auction "2023 Winter Premier Auction",
which ran from 2/2/2023 2:00 PM to
2/19/2023 5:00 PM

LCG 5% Eye Appeal Designation


 Presented is one of the most sought-after action figures in the entire hobby.  We are privileged to offer the one and only He-Man from the wildly popular Masters of the Universe toyline.  This early 8-Back release from 1982 is equipped with a dazzling crystal clear bubble and exceptional card.  In our last auction, He-Man (also AFA 80) realized a final price of $32,513.  Our Winter Premier offering was consigned by a top international collector and it’s the very first time it’s been auctioned publicly.  Our example is also relatively “hobby fresh” emerging from a first quarter 2021 MOTU find that also included a well-preserved early release Skeletor and Man At Arms (albeit both were plagued by yellowed bubbles).  

 Our subject, He-Man, is simply immaculate.  The face of the card is perfectly flat, no fading, no creases, no veins, no edge wear, no sticker residue, no bubble lift.  The reverse is a pristine white with only a faint vein above the Skeletor image.  Small check marks appear under three characters but hardly detract from the atheistic.  The bubble is outstanding, crystal clear retaining perfect form and showcasing a flawless He-Man figure within.  Includes King of Castle Grayskull comic.  Simply put, this is a striking example of one of the hobby’s most important and recognizable action figures and one that would certainly be a worthy addition to even the most advanced world class collection.  G2, Made in Taiwan. Encapsulated by AFA (80, 80-85-85), #15733257


Estimate: $20,000 - $40,000



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