Webstor (ok I know, spiders aren’t insects but arachnids...but close enough) and the heroic side got the bee themed hero Buzz-Off.
Based off really early concept notes and art, Buzz-Off was originally supposed to be a half man, half beetle called Bugoff. He was also referred in some notes as Mandible Man...for obvious reasons.
In the new cartoon, he was now the leader of the bee people now called the Adreenids who produced a powerful substance called ambrosia. Because ambrosia was highly sought after by many Eternians, the Adreenids were a rather isolated and distrusting race. And Buzz-Off was the most distrusting of them all. In fact initially, Buzz-Off refused to join He-Man in his crew in his battle against Skeletor. Eventually it took a grand manipulation by Skeletor that almost set off a war between the Adreenids and the Bird People led by He-Man’s ally Stratos, over his precious ambrosia that ultimately convinced Buzz-Off to join the heroic warriors.
shared” him with my friend. I did however get the heavily redesigned 2002 version which while never depicted in the show even came with it’s own “Mickey Mouse” cap as a nod to the vintage toy.
I may not be the biggest fan of insects in general, but even I’ll concede that, visually they can be very interesting which is probably why Buzz Off to this day remains one of the more remembered and recognized members of the Masters of the Universe.