He-Man's first variant: Battle Armor! The kinda armor you wear down to the Battling Cages on Mid-Boss Mondays. Why? Cause this armor apparently fixes itself up after three hits! Yeah, if you know toys, then you're familiar with battle damage and all the options available for that kinda feature. Sometimes it's awesome removable parts like Jurassic Park dinosaurs that had breakaway skin to reveal bones 'n such, or maybe cuts and scrapes that are revealed with cold water and disappear with hot water.
Vintage Battle Armor He-Man, however, went with the good 'ol WHEEL. OF. DAMAAAGE!! That's right: the chest area had an open cavity that held a cylinder that had three different levels of damage: No damage, one cut, and two cuts. I never cracked one open before, but I assume there's some sorta spring or gears in there that make it work like it does: you hit the wheel and it'll roll over to the next damage! Hit it again and it'll go to the last one, then you just press it in and roll it back to reset it. There you go! Healable battle damage.
This figure does not have that feature. It mimics it, but because Mattel is against action features for MotUC, we didn't get this classic feature. Personally I would have been happy to give up the chest joint to get this old feature intact, but whaddayagonado? For this release you gotta take the armor off and pop out the symbol on the chest and replace it with your preferred level of battle damage: same as the old one!
'Course I was just takin' random pics at the time so I don't have them all displayed. He also only comes with an axe, but I gave him the old shield and the 200X sword 'cause I thought it looked awesome. Also, Skeletor was still using both Power Swords, sooo....
You'll also notice from the Adora post and on this one that I have a sort of background now! Adora was the first to use my new table-with-towel-in-the-back-covering-The-Pit-from-G.I Joe. Yeah, that's what's under the towel. In fact, The Pit is still under the eventual brown sheet that I'm still using now! Anyway, I move to the brown sheet right after this one.
Finally, there's this:
Yeah, I don't know either.