Check out our in hand King Keldor Masterverse Review from the Masters of the Universe Revolution series and part of Wave 12
It was Christmas Eve, December 24, 2023, when we broke the news that Keldor was the mystery figure in the Masterverse Wave 12 assortment. Four days later, King Keldor was confirmed as the mystery figure based on the cross sell images we say from sellers posting the MOTU Revolution Battle Armor He-Man on eBay. Flash forward to one month later, official images of King Keldor were revealed as the Masters of the Universe Revolution Netflix series dropped on January 25, 2024. Thanks to sellers on eBay again as we now have the figure in hand and share his greatness in all of his glory!
Box and Art
As Roy Juarez and team were taking a breather releasing the card art for the Turltes of Grayskull Wave 1 figures, they focused efforts on Masters of the Universe Revolution King Keldor figure as official images surfaced the day before. Since we’ve see the front of the box revealed in the official images on Amazon, we can focus on the back of the box and the side panels and it’s great to have the box in hand to examine how the colors and layout came out! The back of the box has the figure posed in front of Eternos Palace and the back of the box reads, “Randor’s half-brother from Isle of Anwat Gar, Keldor returns to Eternos to assume the throne.
Here is the video for the official King Keldor box reveal!
On the left side panel, we see an illustration of King Keldor with his arms crossed looking very pensive. There is also a larger hero images above as he is wearing the crown proudly. On the right side of the box we see King Randor and Queen Marlena looking at King Keldor from a distance, with an ominous image of Motherboard in the background. What she have planned? You’ll have to tune into the Masters of the Universe Revolution Netflix series to find out!
King Keldor is a regal looking figure and, apropos for a king, he comes with a purple/blue soft goods cape with fur around the collar. What king wouldn’t want that? His overall color scheme is a mix of blacks, burgundies, and golds that meshes very well with the overall look of the figure!
The head sculpt that comes packed on his body in the box has a serious look on his face and a mustache that is slightly turned down around his lips. The salt and pepper hair is a great look for the figure as you can see his sideburns, the tuft in the middle of his har, and the back of his head are painted in white. His black hair runs down the side of his head and meets in the top and the back of the head sculpt.
King Keldor also comes with an alternate, more sinister looking head sculpt that has a removable crown around atop his head. There is a slight difference in this head sculpt as his eyebrows are furrowed up and there is a slight tilt to the right of his mustache, giving him that devious look!
The crown is cast in a gold color to match his armor and it is the same crown that comes with the Masters of the Universe Revolution Skeletek figure. We should have known what Skelly was plotting!
The fur collar has large fluffy strands and the cape is see through so you can see the silhouette of the figure.
King Keldor has a simple armor with the some sculpted oblong details on the front and a very simple plate of armor that hangs over his shoulders and down to where his shoulder blades meet. He has a gold belt that is studded and it’s the same color as his armor, tying everything together.
His arms are asymmetrical as his right wrist buff is painted on and he has a regular gold wrist cuff on his left arm that is a reuse of parts from other Masterverse figures.
He has kama, often seen on Star Wars Clones, which is kilt-like piece of flexible material. The simple burgundy shapes gives the piece a unique look and adds some flair to the royal outfit. The piece is fairly plain from the back but you can see the details from the front as they wrap around the back.
He’s got brown boots with white furry tops to the them but you can’t see them if the figure is standing as his royal outfit hides them.
Aside from the alternate head and crown, King Keldor comes with a lackluster packout, which includes a set of gripping hands. As there is no weapon for Keldor to hole of wield, the extra open hands don’t make a whole ton of sense but, if you have one of Skeletor’s Havoc Staffs lying around, you can throw it those hands.
Official Images and Box Reveal
Looks like Roy and team are taking a breather releaseing the card art for the Turltes of Grayskull Wave 1 figures and focusing on Masters of the Universe Revolution line! Yesterday, part 1 of the Masters of the Universe Revolution Netflix series dropped with much fan acclaim and with the drop came the official images of the King Keldor Masterverse figure.
Roy said on his Instagram page, “⚔️ IT’S PACKAGING TIME! ⚔️ Here’s a special preview of the packaging for the upcoming @masters of the Universe Masterverse Revolution King Keldor. Randor’s half-brother from the isle of Anwat Gar, Keldor returns to Eternos to assume the throne.”
King Keldor Masterverse Box Reveal
Since we’ve see the front of the box revealed in the official images on Amazon, we can focus on the back of the box and the side panels.
The back of the box has the figure posed in front of Eternos Palace and the back of the box reads, “Randor’s half-brother from Isle of Anwat Gar, Keldor returns to Eternos to assume the throne.
On the left side panel, we see an illustration of King Keldor with his arms crossed looking very pensive. There is also a larger hero images above as he is wearing the crown proudly. On the right side of the box we see King Randor and Queen Marlena looking at King Keldor from a distance, with an ominous image of Motherboard in the background. What she have planned?
King Keldor Official Images
Now that the Masters of the Universe Revolution Netflix series has launched, we finally get to the see what the King Keldor figure looks like! Information was released early about the figure but Keldor has been shrouded in mystery up until now! We’ve gotten to see the cross sell for the figure but, on first take, the King Keldor Masterverse Revolution figures looks awesome! Special thanks to Bee’s Battlegrounds on Instagram for the heads up and for sending over the link to the figure on Amazon!
King Keldor looks mighty regal as his color scheme for the figure is deep purples, golds and dark blues. The fluffy soft goods came looks amazing! He has a removable crown too!
With respect to the packout for the figure, he comes with a soft goods cape that is fluffy around the collar, a crown, and an extra head sculpt and a set of closed fisted hands.
With the cape off, we get to the deep burgundy color, which compliments the entire look of the figure. Whether dressed up or down, the figure will make a fantastic addition to the Masterverse series
King Keldor Tease
The shroud of mystery is over as an anonymous source as sent a photo of the back of the Masterverse Wave 12 box, revealing the mystery 4th figure! If you have been following the box art reveals of New Eternia Mekeneck, New Eternia Tri-Klops, and Revolution Battle Armor He-Man, you quickly realized that the MOTU team was hiding something huge! In fact, we got wind of a MOTU Revolution Keldor Masterverse figure that is the 4th figure in the Masterverse Wave 12 figure assortment but today we got confirmation via a cross sell image of the Wave. This image confirms that Keldor is the 4th figure in the wave and he is from the MOTU Revolution subline! Introducing King Keldor as the 4th figure in the wave and he looks amazing! If the cross sell is anything like the actual figure, we are in for a treat! This version of Keldor comes with a purple cape with furry shoulders, gold armor, and gray in his hair and his goatee. As these figures are starting to show up in eBay and other online retailers, it was only a matter of time before we saw what the figure actually looks like.
eBay Listing for Battle Armor He-Man
A seller on eBay has the MOTU Revolution Battle Armor He-Man in hand and listed for sale, showing King Keldor as the cross sell and 4th figure.
Here is an up close photo of the cross sell on the back of the Battle Armor He-Man box.
History of Keldor
Keldor has a long history and, if you are not familiar with his origins, you can catch up below!
1980’s Mini Comic
Keldor never appeared in any form of the 1980s Masters of the Universe line, and was only mentioned in one of the final mini comic, The Search for Keldor. According to the Wiki Grayskull, “In that story, Randor explains that his brother Keldor sought to master the forces of magic, but that he vanished years ago when his experiments backfired, leaving him lost in “dimensions beyond time.” Randor and the Sorceress hope to use the power of the Three Towers to peer through the veil between dimensions. When Skeletor learns of this plan, he declares that the secret of Keldor could destroy him, and hastily summons Ninjor, Scare Glow, and Faker (rather than his usual minions) to attack. Skeletor’s forces are beaten, but the heroes are prevented from learning anything about Keldor’s fate, “except that Skeletor will do anything to stop the search.”
MOTU 200x MYP Series
In the 2002 Masters of the Universe animated series, the MOTU lore was given an infusion as Keldor is depicted as the man who becomes Skeletor. In We see this transformation The Beginning Part 1 Keldor leads the Evil Warriors in an assault on the Hall of Wisdom, but Randor and the Masters defend the Council of Elders. When Keldor tries to throw a vial of acid at his enemy, Randor shields himself and the corrosive substance lands on Keldor’s face instead. As the Evil Warriors retreat, Randor expresses concern for his foe, but no deeper relationship between the two is revealed on-screen.
A flashback sequence in The Price of Deceit reveals that, following his disfigurement, Keldor recognizes his only chance to survive is for Evil-Lyn to take him to the sanctuary of Hordak, where she summons the ancient villain. Keldor begs Hordak to save his life, no matter the cost; in response, Hordak reduces his head to a disembodied skull hovering over his shoulders. Renamed “Skeletor” by his new master, the former Keldor laughs maniacally at his own reflection. Later, in The Power of Grayskull, Hordak attempts to collect on his debt by demanding Skeletor free him from Despondos, but is ultimately denied.
Keldor 200x MOTU Figure
A Keldor action figure was released as a limited edition exclusive in 2003.
The figure comes with the same weapons as Skeletor, as well as the vial of liquid which dissolved his face. It also features three interchangeable heads: Keldor, Skeletor, and an “in-between” head being burned by the corrosive agent.
Keldor was also released in the MOTU Classics line in 2010. He came with two halves of a purple Power Sword and the fateful vial that was shown in the 200x animated series.
Keldor’s MOTU Classics bio reads: Banished from the royal palace, in part due to distrust for the rare blue-skinned Gar race, Prince Keldor became an outcast. He travelled Eternia seeking knowledge and guidance, eventually discovering the ancient Spirit of Hordak. From him, Keldor learned of the dark arts and came to realize that to truly unite Eternia he would need to take command of the planet himself. He gathered an army of fellow outcasts and led them into battle against his brother, Captain Randor. Eventually defeated and near death, Keldor once again turned to Hordak who, in exchange for his own freedom, agreed to save Keldor’s life by merging him with Demo-Man, twisting Keldor into Skeletor – Lord of Destruction!