Inspired by the concept sketches of the late great Mark Taylor, Mattel Masterverse Line brings us Barbarian Skeletor and Viking He-Man as part of their New Eternia sub-line! We now have official boxed and unboxed images of both, so let’s dive right in for a closer look!
Here we can see images of Barbarian Skeletor both in his package and out of the box for us to explore all he comes with. Packaged in the typical Masterverse collector friendly window box, you will notice the new “New Eternia” sub-line logo at the bottom. This is the first of the non-revelations related sub-lines to be released. Barbarian Skeletor comes dressed in an outfit similar to his usually look but with a Barbarian flare to it. This includes his Barbarian style helmet, a large rustic scimitar, darker chest armor, signature Havok staff, ankle bracers, and a tattered looking cape. His outfit has a darker purple, almost black color to it, rather than the more purple color of the standard release. He also includes a more classic style all new head sculpt alternate head, and 2 alternate hands. This alternate head might be a nice option for those of you out there that weren’t happy with the original Skeletor’s head sculpt to can use on your first release Skeletor, although his hood color might be a bit dark compared to the rest of the chest armor. Barbarian Skeletor features the same 30 points of articulation as all the rest of the Masterverse figures and seems to share the same buck as the original Skeletor. This Barbarian version however looks to have a slightly different skin tone than the standard Skeletor, and also has 5 unpainted toenails (versus 3 that came with the original Revelation release. Take a look at the official boxed and unboxed images below.
Masters of the Universe Masterverse Barbarian Skeletor
Thanks to sites like the Big Bad Toy Store, we now have other alternate shots, including a rear view of Skeletor, which shows how he can hold his scimitar in his armor
Here we have Viking He-Man in all his Mark Tayler image inspired glory! As some of you may recall, this look for He-Man came out of some of the original sketches Mark Taylor drew up for He-Man at the inceptions for the original vintage line! He took is packaged in the typical Masterverse collector friendly window box, with the new “New Eternia” sub-line logo at the bottom. Viking He-man features the same 30 points of articulation as all the rest of the Masterverse figures and seems to share the same buck as the original, but that’s about where the similarities end. From here, there are a lot of new features to highlight. He comes with his concept style viking helmeted clad head and alternate helmetless head. Viking He-Man has large golden colored shoulder armor, with a more stylized chest armor with a redesigned red cross logo in the center, matching golden colored belt and wrist bracer on his right arm. His left arm sports a much larger removeable brown & gold colored wrist bracer. Viking He-man is wearing a brown color loin cloth and matching brown boots with tan trim. He comes with a small dagger and his signature sword with a tan colored hilt, vintage style shield and 2 alternate hands.
Masters of the Universe Masterverse Viking He-Man
Courtesy of the Big Bad Toy Store, we have more alternate shots of He-Man, including his rear view where you can see how he can stow his Power Sword in his harness