It's been a couple years since I last reviewed a Mighty Max playset so here's another original set from my original childhood collection: Mighty Max Battles Skull Warrior! This is one of the smaller sets (called Horror Heads) and they were some of the first sets I remember finding as a kid. If I recall correctly these came out first, followed by the Doom Zones and then Skull Mountain. I remember getting this for Christmas the year it came out with a few other Horror Heads and Skull Mountain. While the Doom Zones and larger playsets were the best in the series, the smaller sets, like the Horror Heads, were more memorable because of the memorable character depicted when the playset is closed and the micro villains included. Skull Warrior is my second favorite of the series 1 Horror Heads and has a fantastic villain and a neat vehicle, the Space Surfer, which both the villain and Max can ride. Let's flip our caps and check out this spooky set for today's installment of 31 Days of Toy Terror X after the break...
Dimensions: 3 x 2 1/4 inches (closed)
Includes: Mighty Max, Skull Warrior, and Space Surfer
Year of Release: 1992
* Most of the sets in the line look some villainous creature when they're folded up and Skull Warrior is one of the coolest series 1 Horror Heads to look at. Green teeth, a half cyborg face, pointy ears, and lots of little electrodes connected to his skull make for something that looks like it should be on the cover of a heavy metal album. It doesn't quite look like the Skull Warrior figure, so I guess this is a different take on the guy.
* Skull Warrior is a pretty cool minifigure, though after thinking about it I believe this is actually the one from the Heroes & Villains Collection #1. That Skull Warrior had lighter bronze armor while the one included with this set has more of a brownish- bronze colored armor. Still, robotic cyber skeleton guy, green skin, and a pistol. Pretty cool stuff. He's definitely larger than Max, too.
* The coolest part of the inside of the playset are these cyber skeletons inside. They kind of remind me of the T-800's endoskeleton. The brown one is all hunched up but the silver one looks like he's been scattered about.