Hey Thanks, in the original design He-mans basic Weapon was the Battle Axe. The sword was part of a Quest, were you have to find the second half of the Power sword (packed with the Skeletor toy). The 2 combined halfs gave you entrance to the castle of the ancients (Castle Grayskull). That storyline was than put aside when the "alter ego" of He-man Prince Adam was intoduced with the second wave of Action figures. Then the widely known transformation with the Sword started.