The only way I was going to sell this to Wagner was to make a 3D model, a big one.
I glued a Big Jim figure from the Mattel toy line into a battle action pose and I added a lot of clay to his body.
I then had plaster casts made. Three prototypes, which I presented in late 1980, brought He-Man into existence.
I simply explained that this was a powerful figure that could be taken anywhere and dropped into any context because he had a generic name: He-Man!"
- Roger Sweet