While I rarely had a chance to watch He-Man I did have the Greyskull Castle. I got that and a bunch of X-Men action figures as hand me down toys from my cousin.
That reminds me that I never had a full set of action figures for a single brand. For instance, I had a few He-Man villains, but none of the main good guys, so I couldn't exactly act out a He-Man adventure. And I had maybe two of the ninja turtles, plus a couple of their villains. Which meant any Ninja Turtle plot I played out had to center around my two turtles on an unending quest to find their brothers. The really shitty thing is that it became impossible to find a "default" ninja turtle at any of the local stores. Instead, all I could find where those stupid gimmicky versions of the turtles like, Punk Rock Donatello, Cross Dresser Leonardo, or whatever. So If I wanted to finally get Rapeheal, I'd have to settle for some bullshit like, "Slam Dunk Raphael", and my plotlines would then be forced to revolve around Rapheal's unyielding desire to constantly play basketball. Fuck whatever marketing dude came up with those gimmicks.
So I was basically forced to utilize all my motley crew of toys into one crazy shared universe, where Optimist Prime and Hulk Hogan would team up to save my medieval Lego castle from the terror of Skeletor, Destro, and their army of Battle Beasts and MUSCLE figures. But I suppose that was as precursor to the kind of '80s hodgepodge I ended up doing with the comic.
I watched the old GI Joe cartoons a few years back (the ones I could find on youtube) and was hugely entertained by the randomness of events, the ridiculous machines and weapons and terrible plot lines. The suckiness is probably the best part about these cartoons but I guess you need a certain perspective to enjoy it..
I watched some G.I. Joe as a kid, but never got into it as much as I did with He-Man or Transformers. Earlier in the year when Jessica and I started watching classic '80s cartoons for comic inspiration, we were a little hesitant to watch G.I. Joe, since neither of us are into military-themed things. However, that cartoon was so fucking crazy, nonsensical, and delightfully stupid that it's now one of our favorite '80s cartoons.