It's time for another entry of Skeletober and this time it's the second figure released in series 3 of Super7's The Worst line: King Hell, the DemonArachnid Emperor! I reviewed Killer Bat
earlier this month as a special non-skeleton themed review but King Hell is absolutely on theme this year. He's a skeleton, he's all into spiders, he looks like Skeletor's twin brother; what's not to love about this guy? He's a super cool figure and it's time to get spooky and check him out. More terror after the break...
Height: 3 3/4ths inches
Articulation: Swivel hips, swivel shoulders, and a swivel neck.
Non-Scalper Price: $18 dollars
* I've long loved the Ed Repka artwork on The Worst and King Hell is
another is at another level. The packaging is so fun and colorful and it really
adds a lot to the overall appeal of the line I open mine but keep the
cards because they're so darn slick. This guy needs to be a Super7 Ultimates figure stat as he's just so darn amazing!
* The character design on The Worst is always amazing and King Hell is another excellent addition to this team of villains. He's clearly a MOTU fan as he's wearing little clothing and is just covered by armored bits. The metallic blue of his chest armor, which combines skeletons and a spiderweb motif, is awesome. The detail on his shin guards and his codpiece is also pretty cool. This guy looks like he doesn't give two flips about what people think about the way he dressed. He things he looks good and that's enough for him.
* King Hell's cape is a spider web inspired vinyl piece that you could remove if you wanted to but I'd advise against. Vinyl capes can be fragile! This one looks really cool, though, and according to the package art it's just supposed to be a spiderweb rather than a spiderweb inspired cape.
* I know that skulls pretty much look alike but doesn't this guy look like he could have been one of the greatest Skeletor variants of all time? He's got white...bone, red eyes, and a headdress that almost rivals Hela.
* I'm not sure if this is an intentional feature or just the back of King Hell's helmet but if you spin his head he looks like a giant spider. Perhaps this is his true form?
* King Hell comes with a long staff with a purple spider as the headpiece. It's cast in metallic purple plastic and can fit in either of his hands.
* If you've ever picked up a retro inspired figure like this, you know what to
expect: 5 points of articulation and all swivel joints. He feels quite
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 and they're always durable and well made.
King Hell is another excellent addition to The Worst and earns a Great and a 1/2 rating from me. He has an excellent design and the retro design is a huge part of the charm. His armor, the spiderweb cape, and his staff really add to his coolness. I'm really excited for Super7's upcoming The Worst Ultimates and I can see it as a line I'll go all in on. I hope they start releasing more than just two figures at a time as currently we've got 14 members of The Worst with four more on the way. This guy was a perfect treat for Skeletober and I'm excited to see who else Super7 has in store for the rest of series 3.
This is the first figure of King Hell I've reviewed. For more reviews from The Worst check out the following:
the spider legs sticking out upwards on that helm reminded me of 'God Skeletor's helm from the MotU movie.ReplyDelete
He totally looks like the movie version of Skeletor, doesn't he? He could fit right in with the MOTU ReAction figures with a bit of a paint job.Delete
Come to think of it I wouldn't mind seeing some movie figures in other lines too. Super 7 did good Classics versions. Would love a MCX set even if just a one-off. I recall Blade, Gwildor and Saurod got figures in the vintage line but I don't remember He-Man or Skeletor. I seem to remember seeing Target listings for Masters of the Universe Origins Movie He-Man and Skeletor so I guess they getting some love in Origins which is fair enough.Delete
From what we've been told by Mattel (and Super7 during their time with the line) Mattel can make the movie characters who appeared in the vintage line (Saurod, Gwildor, and Blade) and possibly characters who appeared in comics (Super7's first Karg appeared in a vintage comic). The way Super7 managed to create their movie based MOTU figures was through a licensing deal with designer William Stout who kept the rights to his designs for the movie. I'm not sure that Mattel would be able or willing to do that for those characters, especially since they never did during the years when MOTUC was at its peak, so who knows what the future will hold? I'd like to see Blade and Saurod make more frequent appearances for sure.Delete