That Time Zartan Dressed Up as Man-At-Arms and Kicked All the Asses

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by Howie Decker @HowardTheDeck

in G.I. Joe, Memorygasms, The 80s

The promoters of RetroCon recently announced that Zack Hoffman would be a special guest at the 2014 version of their event. Hoffman is best known as the iconic voice of Zartan in the Sunbow G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero series, but he also played Man-At-Arms in the 1987 Masters of the Universe Power Tour. (Incidentally, the “Power Tour” is also what I call my 3 thruway rest area stops on our annual drive home from Thanksgiving dinner with my out of town family.)

You’ve likely seen this image (or one like it) before:

motu power tour

image credit: X-Entertainment

For as often as the images of live-action He-Man and She-Ra (where are those figures, Matty Collector?) are circulated, rarely do we see Power Tour Man-At-Arms, played by Zack Hoffman:

power tour man at arms

image: RetroCon on Facebook

We’ll be at RetroCon again next year, but without the constraints of running a booth (all the more time to bug Zartan for podcast drops). Check out Zack Hoffman’s one man show, Tuxedo Man, and visit his website ZackHoffman.com.

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@eclectik November 13, 2013 at 12:32 am

The question really is does Duncan dye his eyebrows or his beard? THEN we can talk about the carpet and the drapes.

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HowardTheDeck November 13, 2013 at 10:01 am

AND why did his original action figure come sans stache? Did Mattel have a facial hair plastic embargo?

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