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    Found Skeleton Warriors today!

    While out hunting for a Thunder Punch He-Man at Big Lots, I struck out but went into 'The Great Escape' in Nashville.

    I've never heard of this Skeleton Warriors line from Playmates, circa 1994, but I really dug them!

    And I couldnt turn them down at this price -- 3.99 each and in terrific shape!

    The first thing I thought of when I saw them was Skeletor's 'Skeleton Warriors' (that I hope we see Army Builders for some day soon)...Then I thought of another line I only learned of about 2 months ago, a semi MOTU knock off -- which escapes me at the moment.

    Anywho, I thought I would share. I really like the cyborg skeleton guy, 'Dr Cyborn'! And the detail is pretty decent, IMHO.

    (I hope the pics turn out ok... I rarely post pics on here. Also, these were the only 2 they had -- probably would have picked up the entire line if I could have lol. And I would have paid even MORE for this if I needed to!)

    What do you think?

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    I picked up the entire line MOC about a year ago. Paid about $120 for everything. There's a beast and one vehicle.

    I have come to appreciate the 90's as having been a great era. Maybe not as great as the 80's, maybe not as great as now, but still a lot of fun lines (many of which are still affordable today).
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    I agree. Seems to be a lot of underrated lines from that era.

    For me the late 90s is where it really took off, beginning with McFarlane.

    How did you acquire this line--was it eBay or a find somewhere?

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    I think Playmates did a reissue of them in the late 90s/early 2000 as I saw a lot of first wave TMNT and SW at Big lots many years back.

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    I have all of these, plus a really cool Mexican bootleg that has a new head with an Egyptian motif. Very cool line, And I still feel gutted when I think of the cancelled 2nd series with Morgoer, the Bone Dragon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by theotherguy View Post
    I agree. Seems to be a lot of underrated lines from that era.
    What you basically had back then was diversity. Nowadays, the aisles are dominated by a few major franchises. But back then, there was a mllion and one small and/or obscure lines. I can literally remember there being no Transformers and Star Wars figures to buy. Instead, you had stuff like Biker Mice, Cadillacs and Dinosaurs, The Tick, and Swamp Thing. Wish I could get all of those, but I'm out of space, heh.



    Quote Originally Posted by theotherguy View Post
    How did you acquire this line--was it eBay or a find somewhere?
    I first got a few at a flea market and was a little surprised how cheaply they came. I got the rest of them off ebay. Most of them came from one seller. He had them listed separately or something, but I was able to negotiate a good deal for all of them. I used to have some of them back in the day.
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    Yeah, I bought Aracula when they line first came out in the 90's. I was a college student at the time so I couldn't really afford the entire line so I just bought the one I really liked. However, I got a couple more recently thanks to Philly Cheese Steak here and may get the rest when I'm done with some other collecting interests I have going on right now. But if I ever see them at a store on pegs, I would pick them up in a heartbeat.
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    It's really gnawing at me trying to figure out the name of the line similar to this and MOTU. in fact the initials are MOTU or WOTU or something and contains a lot of skeletons/fantasy characters.

    I've only seen it once and every search comes up naught.

    Anyone have a clue what it might be?

    I've always been fascinated by knock offs and lines inspired by big toy lines, and to me, Skeleton Warriors are no different.

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    You found Skeletor Warriors at your Big Lots? I wonder how long those have been sitting there! Good find dude! This is one of my favorite lines. I have the whole line.

    Quote Originally Posted by theotherguy View Post
    It's really gnawing at me trying to figure out the name of the line similar to this and MOTU. in fact the initials are MOTU or WOTU or something and contains a lot of skeletons/fantasy characters.

    I've only seen it once and every search comes up naught.

    Anyone have a clue what it might be?

    I've always been fascinated by knock offs and lines inspired by big toy lines, and to me, Skeleton Warriors are no different.
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    Ah, the 90's. We never opened any figures up because they couldn't do anything but stand there. They were completely non-poseable. I still have MOC tendencies to this day

    And what about the free figures? Mail aways. Buy 3 x-men, get a free Mojo or Senyaka at TRU!

    Wish those kinds of deals were still being offered.

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    BTW, I'm really glad I spent my money on the Skeleton Warriors instead of buying devalued Big Lots exclusives like Orko at high prices
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pixel Dan View Post
    You found Skeletor Warriors at your Big Lots?

    I think he said he found them at "'The Great Escape' in Nashville" which was near a Big Lots.

    I myself saw them at Big Lots more than 10 years ago, but I'd doubt any store has merch sitting around that old, not even a dump like Big Lots.

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    Quote Originally Posted by diosoth View Post
    I think he said he found them at "'The Great Escape' in Nashville" which was near a Big Lots.

    I myself saw them at Big Lots more than 10 years ago, but I'd doubt any store has merch sitting around that old, not even a dump like Big Lots.

    TRU just might. Check the web site

    (If not, I'm sure the SDCC Lion-O will still be there 10 years from now....)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil.Pastel View Post
    TRU just might. Check the web site

    (If not, I'm sure the SDCC Lion-O will still be there 10 years from now....)
    Ah TRU.... haven't ordered from them since they apparently stopped supporting Shoprunner. I got a free 1 year Shoprunner membership and what does TRU do? Make most of their stuff ineligible. No Neca Duke Nukem for me. Though both versions of Classics Lion-O are eligible.

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    I remember the cartoon more than the toy line but the toys were pretty cool.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pixel Dan View Post
    You found Skeletor Warriors at your Big Lots? I wonder how long those have been sitting there! Good find dude! This is one of my favorite lines. I have the whole line.



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    YES! Thank you x 1000! I only learned of them a few months ago (around the time I first heard of Jolly Rancher Hordak) and found them interesting. I need to look into those more

    Quote Originally Posted by HammerFall View Post
    I remember the cartoon more than the toy line but the toys were pretty cool.
    There was a cartoon for Skeleton Warriors too!?! Wow, just watched the intro on Youtube. Looks pretty good actually! How could I let High School get in the way of all that awesomeness!?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by theotherguy View Post
    YES! Thank you x 1000! I only learned of them a few months ago (around the time I first heard of Jolly Rancher Hordak) and found them interesting. I need to look into those more



    There was a cartoon for Skeleton Warriors too!?! Wow, just watched the intro on Youtube. Looks pretty good actually! How could I let High School get in the way of all that awesomeness!?!

    HA! I was at that great escape and thought about buying those skeleton warriors. At least I know they have a good home now man lol
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    The Great Escape sells old toys?

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    Quote Originally Posted by King Kahn View Post
    HA! I was at that great escape and thought about buying those skeleton warriors. At least I know they have a good home now man lol
    Indeed!

    Actually my son wanted to rip into them when he saw them. He's 5 and all my collection will be his 1 day....but not yet lol

    I guess he could open the color change Orko you got for me a few years ago King Kahn lol

    I hope all is well with you!

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