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    Story behind Disco Skeletor

    Near the end of the 200x line we were hit with some wacky repaints. Most were ok in my opinion, but Disco Skeletor was way out there. Now, I think he looked cool. However, it does look like whoever came up with the color scheme just said "Forget it", randomized the colors, and no one bothered to doublecheck before it went into production.

    Have we ever been told the story of how they came up with a metallic blue chest and orange face? I really want to know.
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    We never got an explaination.
    The only thing we heard was that Repaint Skeletor, Repaint Tri-Klops, Megapunch He-Man and some other of the later figures were painted as if they wore clothes, because kids in a test group complained the figures to be too naked. IIRC, Jeremy Padawer said so in one of the old org Q&As.
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    I'm thinking 'shrooms.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JonWes View Post
    I'm thinking 'shrooms.


    I can see the pitch.

    Guy 1: Like...woah man, check it out. What if...Skeletor was like...the Evil Ruler of the Disco...and he's trying to gain the secrets of the disco ball.

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    I dunno who came up with it, but I wana shake thier hand! That is one of my prize figures in my whole collection of toys. I love that bright and shinny monster!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alexx View Post
    I dunno who came up with it, but I wana shake thier hand! That is one of my prize figures in my whole collection of toys. I love that bright and shinny monster!

    Yeah, he's pretty cool alright!

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    Skeletor adopted the "disco" look around 1978 AG (After Grayskull), when he fronted the nu-disco band "Skeletor and the Evil Warriors." Popular at first, an angry backlash soon followed against their "evil music" from the more conservative members of Eternian society. A newly appointed King Randor, hoping to keep his approval rating high among conservative Eternians, had a mystic wall built in order to keep the offending disco music out.
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    I read somewhere that with the popularity of test shots (some with miss-matched colored parts) on the rise, the decision was made to offer a sort of mass produced test shot for anyone to be able to buy/own.
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    Okay, someone needs to explain this disco Skeletor people keep bringing up. The only one I know of is Grumm from Power Rangers SPD.

    Can someone PM me the US number for Matty? I want to talk to someone who might has a clue of what is going on.

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    Disco Skeletor:





    That's a metallic blue chest, by the way.
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    How is that disco?
    Can someone PM me the US number for Matty? I want to talk to someone who might has a clue of what is going on.

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    Skeletor's more than a few of those colours. This guy's actually posed the EXACT same as the first Skeletor pic I posted!
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    I prefer acid trip skeletor myself.

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    I really think that was their last attempt to appeal to kids.
    Like anyone could even know that

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    I've never agreed with the Disco name either, honestly. When I got him the first name outa my mouth was Night Rave Skeletor. Only thing he was missing was some glowsticks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Darkspecter View Post
    Disco Skeletor:

    That's a metallic blue chest, by the way.
    AHHHHHHH MY EYES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Seriously though I remember getting damn sick of seeing that fig and the spin/smash blades every time i went out collecting

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    Quote Originally Posted by JAG2045 View Post
    AHHHHHHH MY EYES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Seriously though I remember getting damn sick of seeing that fig and the spin/smash blades every time i went out collecting

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    Seriously, you saw him alot? Wow! I only saw Smash Blade He-Man a whole bunch. I only ever saw gold Skelly here once, and I'm glad I bought him that time!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alexx View Post
    Seriously, you saw him alot? Wow! I only saw Smash Blade He-Man a whole bunch. I only ever saw gold Skelly here once, and I'm glad I bought him that time!
    Unfortunatly yes- and never once picked him up (and I have no regrets either )

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    My thoughts always wander back to the 1987 MOTU-movie... You know... golden, weird looking skeletor. Isn't it possible this odd version could be a flirt with that movie?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ferio View Post
    My thoughts always wander back to the 1987 MOTU-movie... You know... golden, weird looking skeletor. Isn't it possible this odd version could be a flirt with that movie?
    Same here. I always thought of him as God mode Skeletor

    Like in the flick when he goes "I am a GAWD!!!!!"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alexx View Post
    Seriously, you saw him alot? Wow! I only saw Smash Blade He-Man a whole bunch. I only ever saw gold Skelly here once, and I'm glad I bought him that time!
    I remember seeing him at ToysRUs for like...3-4 months. I was waiting for him to go on sale, but when I first saw him my reaction was:

    "...What the heck is THAT?!" then I laughed, thought it was interesting...but would only buy him on sale.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ferio View Post
    My thoughts always wander back to the 1987 MOTU-movie... You know... golden, weird looking skeletor. Isn't it possible this odd version could be a flirt with that movie?
    Well, that would explain the gold, but what about the metallic blue chest - or the orange face?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JonWes View Post
    I'm thinking 'shrooms.
    Me too, lol.
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    I don't remember an official story for this Figure but I know there were a lot of different theories floating around at the time, many of which have already been mentioned here. That Skeletor is all kinds of ugly but I do love it for its individuality!

    I also recall this Figure having as many different Names as there were creation theories.

    Disco, Acid Trip, Night Rave, ColorBlind, Got Dressed In The Dark, Bling-Bling, Trick-Or-Treat, Fruity Pebbles, Glam Rock & Laundry Day just to list a few.

    At the time, I had a tendency to string together as many names as I could remember whenever this Figure would come up in conversation, just for effect.



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    Quote Originally Posted by RocketPunch View Post
    Well, that would explain the gold, but what about the metallic blue chest - or the orange face?!
    Yeah, but most 200x characters have some variations on the original look, it could just be an attempt at differentiating him from the movie look and adapting it to the new sculpt. I've no idea. OR, being god would probably make Skeletor so full of himself, blushing would be inevitable.

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