The end of the year seems to be a traditional time for top 10 and top 25 lists. It seems like an American ritual to tabulate lists of the most popular things we did, said, ate or watched over the course of one trip around the sun.
I didn’t do this for 2015 (it would have seemed somewhat meaningless, as I didn’t start this blog until August of that year), so I thought I’d formulate the top 20 articles I’ve written to date (by number of views).
I’ll post them in ascending order of popularity. Try, if you can, to imagine this list read by David Letterman:
#20: 1982 Mattel Wish List
#19: Castle Grayskull prototype – a closer look
#18: Masters of the Universe Trademarks Timeline
#17: Masters of the Universe store display (1982)
#16: Panthor – Savage cat (1983)
#15: Battle Ram – Mobile Launcher (1982)
#14: Stratos – Winged warrior! (1982)
#13: Rudy Obrero: Heroic master of illustration
#12: Ted Mayer: Virtuoso of vehicle design
#11: Beast Man – Savage henchman! (1982)
#10: Mark & Rebecca Taylor on the origins of He-Man
#9: Man-E-Faces – Heroic human…robot…monster! (1983)
#8: 1982 Mattel Toys Dealer Catalog
#7: Mer-Man – Ocean warlord! (1982)
#6: Teela – Warrior goddess (1982)
#5: Faker – Evil robot of Skeletor (1983)
#4: Battle Cat – Fighting Tiger (1982)
#3: Castle Grayskull – Fortress of mystery and power (1982)
#2: Skeletor – Lord of Destruction! (1982)
#1: He-Man – Most powerful man in the universe! (1982)
And that’s the list! Thanks everyone for reading and commenting. I appreciate all the kind support and encouragement from all the readers, and for all those who have contributed to my blog with information, images, and corrections. Special thanks to Mark, Rebecca, Ted, Rudy and Martin for taking the time to let me interview them. Here’s hoping for a great 2017.
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9 thoughts on “The top 20 posts of 2016 (and part of 2015)”
What a great year its been, amazing stuff BR.
Looking forward to seeing what you have in store for us in the new year 🙂
Thanks so much, Sir Shenanigans!
I second that! Thanks for informing and entertaining me in 2016. Can’t wait for another year on Eternia in 2017.
Thanks a ton, targo76!
No, thank you. Your love of the subject of He-Man is inspiring. You put your heart and soul into it and it shows. And please call me Rob…lol
Very kind of you to say so, Rob! I really enjoyed your recent posts on D&D toys, which I knew very little about. 🙂
Thank you, Adam. Can’t wait to read your box art piece. That is one thing toys are missing nowadays.
Great list, great topics. Great posts in 2016! Continue this awesome work that is building that great Motu heritage. It’s from a fan for the fans, you can really see that in each and every post. Have a Happy new year (also to all you Motu Fans out there). Cheers! 🙂
Thanks wolfstor, I look forward to reading your posts this year as well! Happy new year 🙂