Mattel’s MOTUC New Adventures of He-Man Intergalactic Skeletor
September 25, 2014

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Sometimes you’ve just gotta branch out. One planet isn’t enough for this greedy guy… he wants a much bigger piece of the cosmic pie. Representing his healed techno virus body, this figure comes with a removable helmet, cosmic Havoc Staff, and an all-new “battle damage” head for Faker®.

Skeletor, the Intergalactic Overlord of Evil™  is the Club Eternia®  Masters of the Universe® Classics figure for August 2014.  He is currently still available on MattyCollector.com.

 

The Package – Same as it ever was.  Cardboard outer mailer box, standard MOTUC card with bio.  “Space Mutants” faction sticker on the front of the bubble.

 

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The Figure – New Adventures of He-Man or Intergalactic Skeletor finally joins his arch-nemesis (New Adventures) He-Man on collector shelves.   Figure has the standard articulation, he comes with his cosmic Havok staff, a removable helmet and an alternate battle-damaged head for Faker (who I didn’t have on hand for this shoot so I had to put the head on Skeletor.)  He has quite a bit of new sculpting and is loaded with detail.  It’s tough to see in the pictures, but close up you can see a lot of subtle paint details in the circuitry and cyber parts.  The head/face is fantastic.   The Horsemen really knocked it out of the park with this figure.   There is some collector concern over the torso overlay being to thick as a result of some design decisions from the previous design regime at Mattel, but the rest of the figure is so great I’m not that bothered by the size of the torso.

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The Showdown –

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Intergalactic Skeletor is on sale now on MattyCollector.com

This sample was provided by Mattel.

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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.

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2 Comments »

  • TheCollector says:

    Removable helmet and a Battle Damage Faker head for my Battle Armor Faker made this a must have IMO. The torso doesn’t bother me either. Backward parts aside, it’s a great figure. I love it!

  • demoncat_4 says:

    skelator looks more creepy when the helment is removed like a real skeleton. plus that faker head one could swap it out with faker and make him look damaged.

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