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    The Variants of Skeletor Thread

    I purchased a Spanish MOC Skeletor dated 1988, which came with a mini-catalog featuring artwork from the 1987 MOTU movie.

    Skeletors face is painted very dark and menacing, and I only noticed today in brighter light that the head is actually molded in black rubber instead of purple. I've never seen this before.
    Has anybody else seen this before and is it rare?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rougewelder View Post
    You got a pic?
    I'll have to take one...also I noticed the half-sword he comes with is actually He-man's half molded in purple! How cool is that?

    I put it together with my regular Skeletor half-sword and have a complete purple powersword.

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    Quote Originally Posted by leo_skeletor View Post
    Spanish "skeletor promocional" ¡Precio super especial!"
    Yes, Leo...that's the one I have. Does yours have a black hood as well?
    I'm wondering if they did that to make him look more like the movie version?

    But then the face should have been lighter, not darker.

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    need info on my Skeletor Variants

    i have in my collection (and some new ones coming) a couple Original SKeletors

    can anyone tell me besides what i listed what are the diffrences and if they are from another country besides USA?

    here's what i have

    -my childhood Skelly: soft head, full boots, male power sword connector
    -skelly soft head, half boots, purple shorts, black belt
    -skelly soft head, half boots, black belt, black shorts
    -skelly hard head, thick feet like terror claws skelly, female power sword connector
    LOOKING for these MOTU Full Cardbacks:
    -Skeletor w/"original" promo on front
    -Man E Faces w/ "extra weapons" promo on front
    -Trap Jaw w/o Ring Promo on front & newer figures pictured on back
    -Tri Klops w/o Ring Promo on front & newer figures pictured on back
    & Mantisaur Empty Box (USA) Version

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    Eh? There's no male/female powersword.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grimbot View Post
    Eh? There's no male/female powersword.
    Um, yes, there are. Like, ALL of them in the classic line.

    Male = The tab on the back. He-Man, Battle Armor He-Man, Thunder Punch He-Man, Weapons Pak, and Prince Adam had this sword.

    Female = The slit on the back. Skeletor, Battle Armor Skeletor, Dragon Blaster Skeletor, and Faker had this sword.

    In some countries outside North America, Skeletor had the "Male" half. I've also seen a He-Man/Battle Armor He-Man colored "Female" half from these countries as well.

    Now, as to your Skeletors:

    The first 3 are regular Skeletors. Not sure where you got the male Power Sword in Skeletor Purple. What country are you from?

    The 4th is a Dragon Blaster Skeletor minus all accessories (except his sword).

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    Half painted boots indicate they originate from 1982. Purple is first edition, and black became standard across the whole line. Full painted boots began in 1983. I'm no expert on variations, but that Is how I recall it. Another variation is the country of origin; "CoO". For USA MOTU, I know Taiwan
    and Malaysia are common.
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    Skeletor variants?

    Hello!

    I have a bunch of Skeletor figures that have different shades of purple used on his boots. Is there some kind of list of variants somehwere that can be used for reference? If not maybe I will make one. My home office looks like someone jammed 4 yard sales into it with He-Man stuff all over the place!
    Thanks in advance!

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    oh man.. there's quite a bit

    different countries with different colors.

    hong kong, china, taiwan, mexico, spain, etc
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    do you mean colors for each variant as in, original skeletor, dragon blaster, etc or like the different countries like carlo mentioned above?

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    Skeletor Variant?

    Help on this one is appreciated..

    He has a hard head, he is slightly taller and seems bigger than an original, also is slightly darker all over (including his staff/armor),armor seems bigger, he is marked mattel inc 1981 on the back but no Country. The darker staff is marked Taiwan.


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    Could be a reissue?
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    Is it dragon blaster skeletor with regular skeletor armor?

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    I THINK its the same as this one from an old thread..
    http://www.he-man.org/forums/boards/...d.php?t=120709

    not a re-issue, its 1981 and has flat feet on bottom no ridge. I will check to see if its the dark footed DB skele version when I get home (see if it has that diff thing stickin out back of foot) I didnt think about that!! I forgot there was a light and dark foot DB skele! Its also not regular armor its slightly different in size and design, and darker. He is darker all over. So is the staff.
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    I never knew there was a dark-footed version of DB Skeletor either. After reading this thread, I remembered having an extra, incomplete DB that came in a lot. I checked, and it has the dark feet. Also has 1981 on the back.

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    HAH! I checked and it IS a dark footed Dragon Blaster Skeletor , doesn't explain the darker staff and armor, but Im half way there and figuring out this monster.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigMOC View Post
    HAH! I checked and it IS a dark footed Dragon Blaster Skeletor , doesn't explain the darker staff and armor, but Im half way there and figuring out this monster.
    Also noticed, the dark boot version has "1981 Mattel Inc.", but my purple boot variant has "1984 Mexico" on the torso. My purple boot variant came from childhood, so I know it's original. But the dark boot one came in a lot recently. Has anyone found any other versions, like a dark boot with 1984 on it?

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    Skeletor Variants

    I recently noticed the my 1981 Skeletor had slightly shorter legs than my 1982 Skeletor. The feet also appear to be chubbier on the '81 figure, as well as the deco on their faces. Are these known differences and do more variants exists?

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    Since this topic is recent and active, can anybody tell me if this is just a simple Usa skeletor with an aging body?, color of the boots is a little different, and more saturated to what I see in ebay; I want to confirm it's the camera and such.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Romer View Post
    Since this topic is recent and active, can anybody tell me if this is just a simple Usa skeletor with an aging body?, color of the boots is a little different, and more saturated to what I see in ebay; I want to confirm it's the camera and such.

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v7...ps58f5b905.jpg
    The head is clearly from Taiwan Skeletor, and color of boots can be very different in both He-Man and Skeletor figures from Taiwan (including that light purple boots for Skeletor). Yellowing torso is quite common for them as well, so I guess nothing interesting about that figure except his arms look to dark and they could be from Skeletor made in Hong Kong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mantisaur82 View Post
    The head is clearly from Taiwan Skeletor, and color of boots can be very different in both He-Man and Skeletor figures from Taiwan (including that light purple boots for Skeletor). Yellowing torso is quite common for them as well, so I guess nothing interesting about that figure except his arms look to dark and they could be from Skeletor made in Hong Kong.
    Thank you very much, very helpful information.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Arkangel View Post
    Those are cards, not figure variants... On same card you can find different variants of figures and in different cards you can find the same figure, so cards and figure variants should be looked as separated things.

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