Masters Of The Universe…Songster?!

Do you recall the majesty of rock that was the Masters of the Universe Power Tour? Well, in 1986 for 19 consecutive sold out performances at the Radio City Music Hall in New York City before touring in 1987 some fans of He-man were treated to an…interesting musical take on our favorite heroes and villains of Eternia.

[Via] Robatsea2009’s YouTube Channel

Were they playing the music from Captain Power and the Soldiers of the Future in that TV ad?

The Power Tour was a 3 Million dollar 90 minute production that apparently had black lights, a roller derby, acrobats, and explosions. It also had two new characters that had been specially made for the show, the General and…Songster. A heroic Bard with a magical guitar.

[Via] Sifugus’s YouTube Channel

You can watch the whole Power Tour thanks to Sifugus! Doesn’t He-Man sound like John Erwin from the original animated series?

A big thanks to i09 for the heads up on all of this and make sure to check out the Masters of the Universe Powertour Blog for even more videos and photos like you see up top.


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8 thoughts on “Masters Of The Universe…Songster?!

  1. Seven year old me would have killed (again) to go to this concert and present day me wishes it would get brought back (can you fund this Vic…Kickstarter?) So that I could go to it today. By the most epic MOTU content I’ve seen online in quite some time. Dreadful! In a good way!

  2. Atari Adventure Square says:


    If this concerned my era of toyline, we woulda had The Bionic Ice Capades.

    Bigfoot on ice skates!
    What a missed opportunity.

  3. @Claymation Werewolf I certainly could try to fund this puppy…though only if I get to play Man at Arms.

    @Retroist “The Retroist Presents: The Masters of the Universe PowerTour 2012!”

    @Atari Adventure Square You and I would be in the front row, friend. :)

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