The cross sell image of the King Keldor MOTU Revolution has been revealed and we can’t wait to see what the figure looks like in plastic!
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!