Tuesday, October 19, 2021

31 Days of Toy Terror: Skeletober! Skelegod from Masters of the Universe Revelation: Eternia Minis by Mattel


   Skeletor is back again but this time he's wielding the Power of Grayskull for himself! Now we've got Skelegod on the scene! Appearing at the end of the fifth episode of the recent Masters of the Universe: Revelation animated series Skelegod was a pretty big surprise. Well, he would have been if the action figure hadn't been on shelves nearly a month before the episodes released. Well, that's OK. Honestly, I'd rather have the best, most accurate action figures of the most desirable characters rather than do whatever the heck Hasbro has been doing with new Star Wars stuff since Disney took over. Remember how it took them about two years to give us a Luke Skywalker figure from The Force Awakens? Yeah, me too. Well Mattel ain't playing and they have managed to get us not one but two Skelegods ASAP. I reviewed the Masterverse figure back in July. This one is from the MOTU Revelation: Eternia Minis line so he's quite a bit smaller. Let's check him out after the break...

The Facts:

Height: 2 1/8ths inches

Articulation: Swivel waist, swivel shoulders, and a ball jointed head.

Accessories: Havoc staff

Non-Scalper Price: $5-$6 dollars

The Positives:

* This is a pretty cool simplified/ stylized take on Skeletor's Power of Grayskull infused look. There are quite a few more paint applications and cool sculpted elements here than you typically see on one of the Eternia Minis such as the stylized logo on Skeletor's torso, the skull-like design on his waist guard, and his massive flippin' pauldrons. He's a pretty rad looking mini for sure.


 * The headsculpt is great. I love the look of he Revelation inspired Skeletor skull with his massive helmet that seems inspired by the Havoc Staff.


* The cape isn't removable but it is a separate piece added on that has a unique look to it. It's not just a flat sculpt; there's quite a bit of detail on it.

 * These little guys have four points of articulation which may not seem like a lot except you gotta consider they're only a little over 2 inches tall. That's not bad for that scale! They're very durable little figures and would probably fit in well with lines like Imaginext and the Hasbro Heroes figures, so if you have a little one who's into MOTU these could be some decent starter toys. They're fun to play with and have a lot of shelf presence!


* Skeletor of course comes with his Havoc Staff and it's a nicely sculpted little piece. Good detail and a great design.

   Skelegod turned out to be one of the coolest minis in the Eternia Minis line. He's a Great and a 1/2 little mini and my only complaint would be that I wish he came with a Power Sword as well since that's kind of a key factor in him having this look. Still, this is an excellent Skeletor. Even if you didn't like Revelation (I did, recognizing it's telling a very different story) you still should be able to appreciate a cool new Skeletor design. It seems like Mattel has quite a few more of these little guys in the pipeline and considering that the second half of the show hasn't hit yet who knows how long they'll keep releasing Revelation merchandise?

 I've reviewed so many toys of Keldor/ Skeletor that he has his own review archive. Check out Snake Mountain for all of my reviews of the Evil Lord of Destruction!

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  1. This Skeletor looks really cool. Love the helmet design.

    Mattel kicked Hasbro's rear when they took over the Jurassic Park line as well.

    1. Despite being a huge, HUGE Masters of the Universe fan rarely do I think Mattel does anything better than Hasbro. They definitely have done a nicer job with Jurassic Park, though, and have really kept that line going way longer than I ever expected.


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