Well, last week we looked at Thunder Punch He-Man, so lets this week turn our attentions to the 4th Wave's Skeletor variant, DRAGON BLASTER SKELETOR.
Dragon Blaster Skeletor is the only Skeley variant that doesn't mirror the wave's He-Man variant (i.e. Battle Armor He-Man and Skeletor, Laser Lights, Terror Claws mirrors Flying Fists, etc.).
This version of the Evil Lord of Destruction featured a 'dreadful' dragon on his back. This dragon could be filled with water which he could squirt (a la Kobra Khan and the later Snout Spout).
Some promotional shots show this version of Skeletor to wear his pronged belt as the original version did, but no figures were actually released with this belt.
The dragon can be found with a variant mouth - some are painted red, others are plain white.
The figure is fun to play with, with the dragon squirting venom (i.e. water) over their victims, and it's nice for Skeletor to have a pet (although he already has Panthor, but he's too big to fit on his back).
Dragon Blaster Skeletors can be found with a bit of hunting on the second hand market. In my own experience, the chains that run through Skeletor's chest armor and around the dragon are the hardest to find complete.
Needless to say, as with any variants of He-Man or Skeletor, there was never any appearance of DB Skeletor in the Filmation series.
200x didn't really bother with any He-Man or Skeletor variants, so there was no update of this Skeletor and his dreadful dragon.
All-in-all, I like this version of Skeletor. I'll give it a favourable 9 out of 10.
So there are my own thoughts on DB Skeletor.
Now I'd really like to hear your own thoughts, comments, criticisms, memories... anything related to the figure.
And as always, whether you post or not, don't forget to rate the figure in the poll!