MOTU – Different Skeleton Action Figures from 1982 – 1988

Different Skeletor Action Figures

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This following blog is dedicated to the different Skeleton action figures throughout the MOTU franchise.

1982 – Skeleton Action Figure

The very first Skeleton action figure released by Mattel in 1982 had a twist waist and power punch action. The action are similar to He-man figure released in the same year.

The figure came with the purple half of the Power Sword* and purple staff.

* He-man held the other grey half other Power Sword.

Skeletor was first released with a rubber head or ‘soft head’ version as its rubber head is soft & squeezable. In the later years of production, a few early characters was altered to hard head version. The soft head version is more common compare to the hard head version.

1984 – Battle Armour Skeletor Action Figure

In 1984 Battle Armour Skeletor was released with it’s purple staff & purple sword, the only different with original Skeletor is the chest. Its chest have a spring loaded rotating drum bearing three “damage indicators”. It would show no damage, one battle slash & two battle slash when you spin it.

1985 – Dragon Blaster Skeletor Action Figure (his dreadful dragon with the “paralyzing” spray)

In 1985 Dragon Blaster Skeletor was released, it comes with armor that has a dragon on his back. The dragon can be filled with water (or any other liquid) and by pusing on the dragon’s head it sprays liquid from the dragon’s mouth.

A complete piece is diffcult to collect due to it’s many small parts (i.e green lock, green cuff and chain)

1986 – Terror Claws Skeletor Action Figure

Terror Claws Skeletor arms can swing back and forth by pressing the thumb grip on the back.
It comes with 3 accessories-both terror claws, dragon’s skull and red clip

Versions:
There are two versions of the dragon skull. One, the inside of the mouth was painted red. The second, was not painted.

1988 – Laser Light Skeletor Action Figure

In 1988 Laser Light Skeletor was produced together with another rare Laser Power He-Man for exclusively for the europe market. These 2 motu figures are the rarest figure in the market. A complete working figure could easy sell for USD$1000 (of cos it also depends on how much u want it. ; p)

Laser Light Skeletor lights up it’s hand and eyes when you raise the arm! Man I would love to see it for myself!!! Would you? : )

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