He-Man action figures were quite heavy as they were made of a rubbery plastic and some had a spring-loaded action. This action would enable He-Man or Skeletor to be able to throw a punch.
Accessories with the actual He-Man action figure would include a shield and sword for He-Man and a battle-axe (not his mother) for Skeletor. Other characters from the cartoon series were available, but no so popular.
He-Man also had another accessory which was a green and black tiger, which he could ride. Skeletor had Snake Mountain and He-Man and the rest of the Masters of the Universe had Castle Greyskull .
My parents wouldn't buy me this as they didn't approve of Skeletor and all the other ugly characters.
The He-Man toys were produced by Mattel and managed to earn the manufacturer a serious load of cash as it was released during the mass He-Man hype of the 80s. The original figures were released between 1982 and 1983 and included He-Man, Man-At-Arms, Skeletor, Beast Man, Zodax, Teela, Mer-Man and Stratos. When these proved insanely popular Mattel decided to release a whole new batch in 1983 including Faker I, Tri-Klops, Trap-Jaw, Evil-Lyn, Man-E-Faces and Ram-Man.
Mattel continued to make the He-Man figures until 1987 although there were a couple of European exclusives - Laser Power He-Man and Laser Light Skeletor available in 1988. Alongside the He-Man figures you could also buy figures from the spin-off series "She-Ra: Princess of Power".
Mattel released a new Masters of the Universe He-Man line in 2002 as well as a full commemorative series.