The He-Man and the Masters of the Universe toyline inspired by the Netflix animated series of the same name was exclusive to Walmart in 2021 but now it's available everywhere. What is exclusive to Walmart right now is this Battle for Eternia 2-pack, which includes repaints of the standard He-Man and Skeletor and a RK Unit (which the package refers to as Skeletor's drone). It's a cool little set that easily gives kids and parents a chance to snag He-Man and Skelly in one go. It's been a month or more since I saw a standard He-Man on shelves so this is probably a good idea for a release right now. While it seems that a trend in the toy industry lately has been to overcharge for multipacks, this set gives you both figures at the regular retail price plus throws in one of the
The Facts: Chaos Energy Skeletor
* I'm not 100% sure this is a new face sculpt but it definitely looks a bit better than the first release. Maybe the paint work is just cleaner and sharper? I like it, though I still wish the head was a bit larger.
* Master Energy He-Man also comes with the really cool, oversized Sword of Grayskull which can attach to his back. This is the same as the standard figure, so nothing new here but it's still cool.
* Chaos Energy Skeletor also is just a repaint of the previous figure but now with more green energy crackles painted on and the translucent green arm. It's a decent sculpt that's fairly stylized and looks pretty cool. I love this Skeletor in the show and while the figure doesn't match his awesomeness, it's still quite good. He's as articulated as He-Man for the most part except for his head.
* Here's a close up of Skeletor's Chaos energy arm. It's pretty nifty looking!
* Skeletor's Havoc Staff is also molded in green plastic as if it's currently overflowing with Chaos energy.
* The real selling point of this set is this
RK Unit. These security droids hover around Eternos and show up quite often in the series. This is a standard RK Unit and it's a nice sculpt. Beastopoid Poacher Drone. These guys are used by R'Qazz in the episode where he bothers Cringer and the crew. It's quite large and I love the red and black eye on the front of the droid.
* This drone also has three swiveling legs underneath. Pose him right and you can stand him up next to your figures.
* Any negatives I have with this set are basically negatives shared with the standard releases. I still think the head on this He-Man is too small. It needs to be a bit larger to really look right.
* Skeletor also needs more detail on his face. It seems like a decent sculpt but the detail is all washed out due to being cast in neon green plastic with no details.
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