The Mattel Creations MOTU Origins Kol-Darr goes up for preorder on May 27 2022 at 9am PST , in all his heroic warrior of justice glory!
UPDATE: Kol-Darr is sold out but, as expected, if you missed out on this figure, you can get on eBay but for a higher price:
Complete with his bright yellow armor, and Viking horns, Kol-Darr’s design comes straight to us from the 1980’s He-Man and the Master’s of the Universe Filmation cartoon!
If you are not familiar with Kol-Darr from the Masters of the Unvierse Filmation cartoon, here is more about him:
Kol Darr is an old friend and ally of He-Man’s. He rides a mechanical pegasus called Shadow Master.When Kol Darr came to visit He-Man at the Royal Palace, Skeletor lured him into a trap and used the Mirror of Moravad to make an evil double of him. The double asked to see the inside of Castle Grayskull, then ran off in search of its secrets. Meanwhile, the real Kol Darr tricked Skeletor into creating a good double of himself, which he sent to the Royal Palace to disable the freeze field that his double had planted and tell everyone what was happening. Kol Darr’s double eventually found the guardian of Castle Grayskull’s secrets, but was transformed to glass and shattered upon failing the guardian’s test. He-Man then left for Snake Mountain with Man-At-Arms, Teela, and Skeletor’s double, and rescued the real Kol Darr.Kol-Darr
According to Mattel’s product description:
Kol Darr joins the fight for Eternia! Introduced in the “Double Trouble” episode, Kol Darr is one of He-Man’s old friends. He’s lured into a trap by Skeletor who makes an evil double of him at a failed attempt to steal Castle Grayskull’s secrets. Kol Darr is replicated again, but this time as a trusty ally to join your collection. This first ever Kol Darr action figure looks like the animated original with his horned helmet, iconic accessories, and a new belt design to match the other collectibles in the MOTU Origins line.
- MOTU Origins Kol Darr Action Figure
- Stands 5.5 “ tall with 16 points of articulation for battle-worthy poses
- Replicated to look just like the 1980’s Filmation animated cartoon
- Includes sword, axe, and removable chest armor
- Includes exclusive mini comic
The Kol-Darr figure is clad in a canary yellow armor that has some texturing and shimmer to it. You will notice the familiar reuse of Tri-Klops’ and Fisto’s sword in a silver paint app. The deep gold wrist cuffs and belt add a premium feel for the figure, which is great as this is a Mattel Creations exclusive.
The figure also features a reuse of Ram Man’s axe and it appears that the head sculpt is a single piece and the helmet is not removable, which is great because it streamlines the look of the figure.
The card art is absolutely amazing and features as it features an extra illustration of Kol-Darr that we come to find only on deluxe packaging. The back of the card art is off the charts as it features Snake Men concepts from scrapped MOTU Classics figures from the MOTU comic and art lore!
It appears that Lady Slither and Reptilax (among other) appear to be on the card art, which opens the door WIDE OPEN for this figures to be produced in the Origins line. Will this happen? One can only dream!
The brown outer box, like the Mattel Creations Mini Comic Tri-Klops, features a pencil sketch of the main illustration that is found on the back of the card art plus the pencil sketch of Kol-Darr found in the upper right of the front of the card art! This all adds to the premium feel of the figure and for ONE PENNY more over retail, you get all this!
Where to Buy
Kol-Darr goes up for preorder on Friday, May 27 2022 at 9am PST and will set you back $17! Preorders are found on the Mattel Creations website when the countdown timer hits zero!