Mattel’s MOTUC Demo-Man
December 2, 2011

 

Manufacturer: Mattel

Release Date:  December 15th, 2011

Wave/Assortment: Online Exclusive/December 2011 Club Eternia Figure

Packaging: Single boxed

Accessories:

  • Sword
  • Mace/morning star
  • Alternate skull head with helmet
  • Alfredo Alcala Skeletor head

Scale: 6"

Sculpted By: The Four Horsemen

Notes:  This figure is based on the original Mark Taylor concept art for Skeletor.  In hindsight we can see that many of the sketches features ended up being incorporated into Beast-Man, but within the new story line of MOTUC Demo-Man was fused with Keldor by Hordak to become Skeletor.  

There is a lot to love about this character – he’s the other side of the coin to Vikor, who was based on the original He-Man sketch, he’s bright, vibrant and neon green.  he features a lot of new parts, he has great accessories and even better extras.  Mattel and the Four Horsemen really pulled out all the stops on this figure.  They even went so far as to sculpt the little tuft of hair on his left shoulder that is seen in the original sketch.  The figure also come with the jaw-less barbarian skull head that is seen in the original sketch.   They also made it possible for you to snap it onto a neck peg of a MOTUC figure.   I’m not sure who you would use that for.  Because there is no lower jaw that head sits really low and not very natural looking, but I give Mattel points for making it more than just decorative.

 The other big draw for this figure is that he comes with a Skeletor head based on the vintage comic book work of Alfredo Alcala.  This is an extra many MOTU fans have been waiting 30 years for, and when it’s in place it makes your Skeltor figure so much more gruesome and unsettling. 

THE PACKAGE

l Mailer Box Front Mailer Box Back

MOTUC Demo-Man Card FrontMOTUC Demo-Man Card BackMOTUC Demo-Man Loose

MOTUC Demo-Man bio

THE FIGURE

MOTUC Demo-Man Front MOTUC Demo-Man SideMOTUC Demo-Man Back

MOTUC Demo-Man FrontMOTUC Demo-Man Buck
MOTUC Demo-Man Tuft

MOTUC Demo-Man Concept Art 

MOTUC Demo-Man Head #1 MOTUC Demo-Man Head #2MOTUC Demo-Man Head #3

ACCESSORIES

 MOTUC Demo-Man Accessories

THE TRANSFORMATION

 The transformation

 

Alcala Skeletor Head

MOTUC Demo-Man Alcala Skeletor Head Comparison

  The Other Head

30 Years in the Making

 

 

 

Daniel Pickett
Daniel “Julius Marx” Pickett has been around toys his whole life. The first line he ever collected was Mego’s World’s Greatest Super Heroes line back in the 70s. He has been surrounded by collectables ever since. In 1999 he was confounded by a lack of information and news about some of his favorite toy lines he was collecting. Since he couldn’t find the information he decided to pursue it himself thinking other people might also be interested in the same news. He started writing a weekly column on the toy industry and action figure for a toy news site and in a years time he tripled the sites daily traffic with his updates, reviews and product features. He built relationships with every major toy manufacturer and many sculptors, painters and mold makers. He grew his hobby into a world wide expertise that the industry has embraced. In 2004 he teamed up with his toy buddy Jason “ToyOtter” Geyer and they created their own website www.ActionFigureInsider.com. Daniel has been quoted in both industry and mass media press outlets. Over the years Daniel and AFi have been sought out as experts in the field. Daniel was regularly featured on “Attack of the Show” on the G4 network as the primary contributor to their “Mint On Card” segment, and our front page has been linked to from USA Today’s “Pop Candy” Blog twice. Daniel’s content has also been featured on MSNBC.com, Wired.com, Fark.com, Boing-Boing, Gizmodo.com, Ain’t It Cool News, the Official Star Wars blog, Geekologie, G4, CNet and Toy Fare magazine, among many others. He has consulted on toy lines, books, documentaries and TV shows. But all of that really just sounds snooty and “tootin’ his own horn” – the long and short of it is that Daniel loves toys and he LOVES talking about them.
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