POP Wave 3 – 1987

Princess of Power Wave 3 – 1987


Mattel decided to end the Princess of Power toy line in 1987, after the animated series also came to an end on December 2, 1986. The third and final wave of Princess of Power, provided only five new figures in 1987, including new versions of She-Ra and Catra. Mattel also produced the last of the creature horses with Royal Swift Wind and Silver Storm. Unsurprisingly, Mattel decided not to issue any vehicles, playsets or other accessories for the final wave.

For more information about Mattel’s Princess of Power line from 1987, see bottom of the page for a complete summary.

Princess of Power – Wave 3 (1987): Figures

The final wave of figures for the Princess of Power line contained only 5 new figures, including new versions of She-Ra and Catra.

Bubble Power She-Ra

Market Value:
Carded $1,000 – $1,250
Loose $200 – $300

Bubble Power She-Ra: The Great Rebellion
Accessories: Cape, Choker, Armor, Sword, Shield, Headdress, Bubble Liquid, Comb, Mini-Comic
Years Released: 1987
Scarcity Factor: Tough to find on secondary market
Notes: She-Ra gets her 3rd different figure version with the new Bubble Power She-Ra. The bubble liquid goes into the blaster to shoot bubbles at her enemies.

Loo-Kee

Market Value:
Carded $600 – $750
Loose $150 – $200

Loo-Kee: The Great Rebellion
Accessories: Brush, Comb, Mini-Comic
Years Released: 1987
Scarcity Factor: Tough to find on secondary market
Notes: Loo-Kee is a sort of weird looking troll character that joined the Great Rebellion. He has wheels on his feet and takes off when you pull him back. Loo-Kee is a tough figure to find still in package.

Netossa

Market Value:
Carded $400 – $500
Loose $100 – $150

Netossa: The Great Rebellion
Accessories: Armor, Helmet, Cape, Shield, Comb, Mini-Comic
Years Released: 1987
Scarcity Factor: Tough to find on secondary market
Notes: Netossa is the latest ally to join She-Ra and the Great Rebellion. Her special feature is that her cape becomes a net to capture her enemies.

Shower Power Catra

Market Value:
Carded $500 – $650
Loose $80 – $110

Shower Power Catra: The Evil Horde
Accessories: Cape, Skirt, Belt, Cat Mask, Face Shield, Sword, Water Gun, Comb, Mini-Comic
Years Released: 1987
Scarcity Factor: Tough to find on the secondary market
Notes: Catra gets her 3rd different version figure for the final wave in 1987. This version squirts water through the gun when you squeezed the trigger activator.

Spinnerella

Market Value:
Carded $1,250 – $1,500
Loose $500 – $700

Spinnerella: The Great Rebellion
Accessories: Belt, Cuffs with Streamers, Shield, Stand, Hair-Piece, Comb, Mini-Comic
Years Released: 1987
Scarcity Factor: This item is rare, and the hardest to find of the POP series
Notes: Spinnerella is the latest hero to join She-Ra and the Great Rebellion. She had a feature that would allow her to spin around when connected to her stand.

Princess of Power – Wave 3 (1987): Accessories

No new accessories were released for the final Wave of the POP line in 1987.

Princess of Power – Wave 3 (1987): Creatures

Two new horse companions were released for the final wave in 1987, and they were both new versions of Swift Wind and Storm.

Royal Swift Wind

Market Value:
Boxed $750 – $1,000
Loose $350 – $450

Royal Swift Wind: The Great Rebellion
Accessories: Saddle, Armor, Wings, Unicorn Mask, Reigns, Comb, Mini-Comic
Years Released: 1987
Scarcity Factor: Very difficult to find on the secondary market
Notes: The faithful steed of She-Ra, Swift Wind, makes his 3rd different version with Royal Swift Wind. This new version has all the bells and whistles with fancy new armor.

Silver Storm

Market Value:
Boxed $600 – $850
Loose $200 – $300

Silver Storm: The Evil Horde
Accessories: Saddle, Saddle Blanket, Wings, Mask, Comb, Mini-Comic
Years Released: 1987
Scarcity Factor: Very difficult to find on the secondary market
Notes: Storm from the first wave makes his triumphant return as Silver Storm. Of course, he is painted silver now. After being replaced by Clawdeen in Wave 2, Catra decides to go back to her faithful steed.

Princess of Power – Wave 3 (1987): Fantastic Fashions

No new Fantastic Fashions accessories were released for the final wave in 1987.

Princess of Power – Wave 3 (1987): Playsets

No new large scale playsets were released for the final wave in 1987.

Princess of Power – Wave 3 (1987): Vehicles

No new vehicles were released for the final wave in 1987.

Mattel had done an excellent job of promoting the Princess of Power toy line with some great looking figures, creatures, sets and vehicles, but in 1987, things were not looking up in the Princess of Power and Masters of the Universe world. The Masters of the Universe animated series had been cancelled in 1985, and The Princess of Power series followed the same fate, when it finally came to an end on December 2, 1986. Without any mass media outlets to promote the lines and increased competition from other successful toy lines, such as GI Joe and Transformers, Mattel’s toy sale numbers took a massive decline. Like most toy lines throughout the years, the MOTU and POP lines ran a typical cycle and their time was just coming to an end. The Princess of Power toy line was ultimately cancelled in 1987, and Masters of the Universe officially followed the year after.

The third and final wave of the Princess of Power line, gave us only five new figures in 1987, including new versions of She-Ra and Catra. The Great Rebellion team added Loo-Kee, Netossa, Spinnerella and a new version of our favorite female hero, She-Ra, this time with Bubble Power. The Evil Horde only got one new figure and that was a new version of Catra that was named Shower Power Catra. Mattel also produced the last of the creature horses with Royal Swift Wind and Silver Storm. Unsurprisingly, Mattel decided not to issue any vehicles, playsets or other accessories for the final wave.

Once again, the packaging for the Princess of Power line featured the POP logo at the top of the card, just above a pink starburst that seemed to jump out at you, along with the name of the character above the bubble. A beautifully drawn portrait of She-Ra riding her steed, Swift Wind, sat to the left of the card, and was the same portrait on every wave 3 card except for the Shower Power Catra, which featured Catra in that spot. Also once again, the horse figures featured an open faced box style instead of the closed box style from the first wave.

Wave 2 Card Back

Mini-Comic

Wave 3 Card Back