To your toy comment, well, if the cartoon is created by a toy company, that's what you're going to get.
As one from an (ahem!) "older generation" (wheeze), I have to confess to having missed this completely. My
version was this:https://youtu.be/Dstk7-Tzr7s
I was in my teens even then, but never missed this most violent cartoon of the 60's -- they actually killed things, week after week! Did He-man ever kill anybody?
Lasted only one season. Of course, this was in the days before the discovery of what merchandising could really do.
Some of the original episodes used to be on youtube, but they're gone now. Most of the ones up now have the same basic look, but they're from an early 80's revival. I missed those, too.
OK, I'll try not to disrupt White Knight's thread any more.