Mexican version of the minicomic "Battle in the Clouds" this figure gives Skeletor a much more pastel color scheme. He kind of looks like an Easter egg, doesn't he? Let's check out this unusual Skeletor variation after the break...
Height: 3 3/4ths inches
Articulation: Swivel hips, swivel shoulders, and a swivel head.
Accessories: Havoc staff
Original Retail Price: $15 dollars
Year of Release: 2018
* Rather than the standard cross sell art on the back the packaging for this Skeletor variant showcases the recolored art panel from the Mexican minicomic where Skeletor does appear to be pastel blue with a pink face and green armor. There is a Los Amos Del Universo Mer-Man, too, in case you're interested.
* I really like the appearance of the MOTU ReAction figures as there's something rather unusual about seeing the MOTU cast rendered in the slim, forward facing aesthetic of the vintage Kenner Star Wars line rather than the burly, beefy style of the vintage MOTU line. Skeletor is easily recognizable even with his unusual color scheme. The paintwork is quite neat and clean and definitely helps him to stand out on your shelf.
* I love the Re-Action headsculpt for Skeletor. This is my first time seeing it in person and the detail is quite cool. It definitely feels like it's heavily inspired by the Alfredo Alcala art, which is always a good thing. I love the colors! There's a nice mixture of pinks and the colors really bring out different elements of the sculpt than the regular colors do.
* The card art on most ReAction figures released by Super7 is beautiful
and their Masters of the Universe line is no exception. Skeletor
features an awesome illustration of the character done-up in these variant colors. To
preserve the card I actually made a slit in the top of the blister so I
can slide the figure in and out. It work great and allows the figure to
be displayed inside and outside of the card. I've got mine hanging on a
metal pegboard similar to what you'd see in a retail store!
* If you've ever picked up a retro figure like this, you know what to
expect: 5 points of articulation and all swivel joints. Skeletor feels
well made and sturdy and definitely of a better quality than some of the
earlier ReAction figures that Funko put out. Super7 has been very
consistent in the quality of their ReAction lines over the past couple of years.
* For causing trouble for He-Man and Los Amos Del Universo Skeletor comes with his Havoc Staff. This is an excellent (though smaller) replica of the staff included with the vintage toy although it differs since it is bright green rather than purple.
I've reviewed quite a few other Skeletor/ Keldor items: Besides the various Series 3, Series 2, Series 1, and the exclusive purple M.U.S.C.L.E. versions I've also reviewed the MOTUC Laser Light Skeletor and Terror Claws Skeletor, the Super7 Ultimates Filmation Skeletor, the Super7 Possessed Skeletor, the Mega Construx Battle for Eternia Skeletor and Wind Raider Attack Skeletor, and the Funko VYNL Skeletor.
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