Articulation: Swivel/hinge ankles, double swivel/hinge jointed knees, balljointed hips, balljointed waist, balljointed mid-torso, swivel/hinge shoulders, bicep swivels, swivel/hinge elbows, swivel/hinge wrists, a double balljointed head, a balljointed face, and a hinged jaw.
Accessories: Eight interchangeable hands, 2 bracers, 2 swords, 2 pistols,acid vial, 3 interchangeable portraits, cape, and display stand.
Non-Scalper Price: $185
* Keldor is the son of King Miro and Saryn, a Gar, which explains why he has blue skin. Keldor's portrait takes most of its inspiration from the MYP/ 200x series and the MOTUC depiction of the character so he has long, straight black hair and a pointy goatee. He has a very dastardly smirk going on, too, which fits the character perfectly.
* The third headsculpt is a more traditional looking Skeletor portrait inspired by the art of Alfredo Alcala from the early MOTU minicomics. Alcala's art really helped to set the tone for the early years of the MOTU brand and the distinctive features of this skull (longer teeth, larger eyes, and lots of shading) really make for one of the creepiest depictions of Skeletor around.
* Like the standard Mondo Skeletor this Alcala inspired head has an articulated face. The hood serves as the main "head" for the
figure while the face is attached via a balljoint onto the interior of
the hood. This allows Skeletor's skull visage to move around so he can look around without moving the head. He also
has an articulated jaw. This is such a cool feature and I love how expressive it makes old bonehead.
* Keldor's bracers are different than Skeletor's bracers. They're a bit simpler with rounded studs along the band. It's a cool look and does offer something different so you can create your ideal Skeletor or Keldor design.
* While you probably don't "need" it, Keldor the same stand as every other figure: A black
plastic display stand with a metal arm that rests under his
crotch to keep him standing. It's not the best design for a
stand but it works quite well for a heavy figure like this.The bottom of the stand has a stylized "M" for Mondo bit that's all the personality you'll find on this piece.
* Keldor comes with two copies of the sword that Skeletor came with although the decoration on the hilt is different. These are essentially two copies of Skeletor's half of the Power Sword. The paintwork is always really nice on Mondo's weapons and the sculpted detail is excellent. Keldor figures thus far have usually included two swords so this is a good inclusion for the figure.
* Keldor also comes with dual pistols for him to wield. These are the same as the Filmation inspired pistol that came with Mer-Man but now you get two of them!
* Keldor's last accessory is the vial of acid that he attempted to kill Randor with. It's a new piece that looks pretty cool. I like the bone shaped structure protecting the acid vial and the bright green acid inside.
* Like the rest of the figures in the line Keldor's packaging is incredible and very collector friendly. It features a Snake Mountain themed slipcover and a magnetic five panel window box with new artwork of Keldor. The packaging design is by Brent Ashe while the artwork is by Florian Bertmer. There are some cool Easter Eggs in it like the burned Keldor image in the mirror/ portal, the Horde logo and what looks like the Grayskull rug on the bottom of the mirror/ portal, the vial of acid on the window sill, and the image of Battle Bons carved into the wall above Keldor.
* Keldor has long hair and since it's molded from a harder plastic it kind of forces him to constantly be looking down. You can't really have him looking up much, either. It's not awful; just a little annoyance.
* On the previous figures I could pop off the torso at the waist to have the character wearing the standard trunks or swap out the loincloth/ belt piece. Here that doesn't seem to be the case. Am I just not pulling hard enough?
* While posing my Keldor the thread holding his chain broke off. I'm going to have to get my wife (who is an expert seamstress and quilter) to reattach it for me.
Keldor was released in a limited run of 1,000 figures and is a variant of Skeletor. That being said, while he does come with three very nice portraits (more than most other figures) he still feels a bit light. He doesn't come with a companion and has fewer weapons than the previous release. Plus, he's mostly reused. Had he sold at a lower price I would understand this but he's the same price as most other figures (or a bit more) and it feels like you're paying for his exclusivity. Is he a really good figure? Absolutely! The burning skull and the Alfredo Alcala inspired Skeletor head are incredible. It would have been nice to get some new accessories besides the acid vial, though. Perhaps Mondo's attempt at the combined swords of the 200x Skeletor or a new Havoc staff? He's a Great figure but not one of the strongest entries in this line. Hordak is coming soon, so we may have a new top dog on the block...
I've reviewed so many toys based on Skeletor/ Keldor that I've given him his own review archive. Check out Snake Mountain for a plethora of Skeletor reviews!
Post a Comment
What'chu talkin' 'bout?