SUMMARY: The almost mythical Savage He-man aka Wonderbread He-Man! This figure has been shrouded in mystery since it first began to emerge in the 1990s, and has been the subject of much debate amongst collectors as to its authenticity and origins. In 2020, a letter was discovered in the Mattel vault that shed light on this mystery. The letter was from a disgruntled mother, who complained to Mattel about receiving an incomplete, “special edition He-Man” upon submitting the buy 3, get free offer in the “wrong” color. The letter is marked received on August 19, 1983. The prevailing theory was that the figure was the buy 3/get free offer, but this letter went a long way to validate this belief that this was the origin of the “Special Edition He-Man”.