Masters of the Universe Rub n’ Play Transfer Set (Colorforms, 1983)

MOTU 1983

MOTU 1983-2

MOTU not homoerotic enough for you, kids? Well, now you can create your own bare-skinned He-Man action with lots of rubbing and playing, provided you own a “rubbing tool” and are at least four years old! Warning: rubbing action that lasts longer than two hours may cause chafing, cramping, blurred vision and other harmful side effects.

Rub n’ Play was Colorforms’ answer to Presto Magix (though the idea of adhesive figures arranged on a backdrop was developed by Colorforms in 1951). My favorite Presto Magix knock-off is Imperial’s Rub-A-Doos.

(Images via eBay/DIG Auctions)

3 Responses to “<em>Masters of the Universe</em> Rub n’ Play Transfer Set (Colorforms, 1983)”

  1. 1 J February 27, 2014 at 2:43 pm

    Position, rub down, and lift? These instructions bother me. There is an applicator? Are there more steps? Lie down, apply, and force? Where exactly is He-Man’s sword anyways? This is some weird kind of Rubik’s Cube that I don’t think I want to solve.

  2. 2 leftylimbo February 28, 2014 at 12:32 am

    lol, “Rub n’ Play” hahaha. It’s all starting to get clearer for me now. I definitely had one of those rub-down transfer toys in the early ’80s or late ’70s…still don’t know that “smell” you’re talking about though. Somehow I remember airplanes and explosions. Perhaps a WWII or combat type of rub-down set? So hazy.

  1. 1 Michael Jackson Rub n’ Play Transfers (Colorforms, 1984) | 2 Warps to Neptune Trackback on August 26, 2014 at 2:26 pm

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