Star Wars may have produced the most famous sword prop in fiction: the lightsaber, but when it comes to cartoons, Prince Adam and his Power Sword from He-Man and the Masters of the Universe are a close runner up.
If you’re planning on doing a cosplay based on Masters of the Universe: Revelation or any other He-Man show, these replica swords are great for putting together an outfit and displaying as a piece of merch.
He-Man Uses the Sword of Power a.k.a the Power Sword
He-Man’s Power Sword, sometimes called the Sword of Grayskull, is a weapon that Prince Adam of Eternia uses to transform into He-Man. The sword has gone through multiple changes throughout the show’s seasons, but most fans will recognize the all-silver version with a brown leather-wrapped handle that closely resembles the She-Ra’s Sword of Protection.
The sword is derived from an earlier version in Blackstar, a 1981 cartoon that showed a pair of swords that were representative of two halves of one power. Fans speculate that this is why He-Man’s Power Sword and Skeletor’s sword look the same.
He-Man’s Magical Sword Transforms Him Into He-Man
Like Adora (from Netflix’s She-Ra and the Princesses of Power) whose Sword of Protection allowed her to turn into She-Ra, the Masters of the Universe Power Sword allowed Prince Adam to turn into He-Man by saying the words “By the power of Grayskull!”
Once transformed, He-Man grasps the top of his sword and shouts out “I have the power!”
He-Man Sword Replicas That Are Perfect Collectibles
He-Man movie sword replica come in different sizes and materials ranging from He-Man action figure sized replicas to limited edition swords that can only be bought on pre-order. But for those looking for a high quality replica that’s perfect for cosplay, here are a few versions of the Power Sword.
He-Man Golden Power Sword
This high quality replica of He-Man’s Power Sword uses a translucent golden blade that’s meant to simulate the lighting effects of the Power Sword as seen in the show. It’s made entirely of plastic, giving it a cartoony, block-like appearance.
The sword comes with a lighting and sound effect that can be activated using the button placed on top of the hilt, just under the crossguard. This makes it well-suited for kids who need a He-Man toy that can take a beating while still having interactive features.
Length: 50.8 cm
Material: ABS plastic
He-Man Silver Power Sword
This replica is based on the Power Sword design used in the show during the early 2000s and features a pronged crossguard with a spider-like design. Though it looks sharp, this copy of the Power Sword is perfectly safe since it’s made of durable ABS plastic and painted with a glossy silver finish.
The sword leans into the futuristic themes of Masters of the Universe and has a circuit board embossed on the flat side of the blade.
Material: ABS plastic
He-Man Classic Power Sword
Become your own 80s man-at-arms with the classic Power Sword that He-Man uses for fighting Skeletor. The sword has a smooth silver blade that seamlessly blends into the crossguard and handle, giving it a minimalistic, but still decidedly retro look. The sword also has a brown painted handle to simulate the leather wrap of He-Man’s sword.
Length: 38.10 cm
Material: ABS plastic
Skeletor Themed He-Man Sword
The Power Sword was a weapon for good, but it’s twin sword was used to terrorize the people of Eternia. Skeletor’s sword uses an all-purple color scheme that matches the shade used for his cape and hood.
Aside from this difference, it looks exactly the same as He-Man’s classic silver sword which helps reflect how the swords represent two sides of one struggle between good and evil.
He-Man’s Power Swords went through multiple transformations in the show, but one thing’s for sure: they’re awesome. So, it’s no wonder fans like us have always wanted our own replica He-Man sword. While the replica swords on this list may be copies of different versions, they will all make you feel like you have the power of Grayskull.
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