Did You Own It – Mattel’s Masters of the Universe Castle Grayskull

Mattel MOTU

Back in the 80s, the girls had their Barbie Dreamhouses. The boys? Their imaginations ran wild within the walls of Mattel’s Masters of the Universe Castle Grayskull.

Mattel caught lightning in a bottle — or rather with He-Man’s Power Sword — when it introduced its original line of MOTU Wave 1 series in 1982.

The action figures had a 5-inch scale and introduced all of the now classic favorites such as He-Man, Teela and, of course, Skeletor.


The Castle was a sight to behold, tipping the charts at 20.5 inches tall, 13 inches long and 10 inches wide. When opened up 180 degrees, it stretched to 28 inches in length.

The inside had multiple levels, accessories such as a throne and, of course, the famous spring-loaded jaw-bridge that was opened with the sword key.


With more than 3.5 million sold, it’s safe to say it was a big hit at Christmas time that year.

Eventually, Mattel released newer versions of the castle, including an Origins model.


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A collector friend in Savannah, Georgia, recently shared where his Castle Grayskull now resides…at the bottom of his aquarium.

Sounds like a good place to find Merman hanging out.

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