We at Toy Habits have a great knack at predicting what new characters may be coming to the MOTU Origins line and the Skeleton Warriors are no exception. As we covered in our Wun-Dar Card Art Teases New MOTU Origins Characters article, we predicted that these cool glowing army builders were going to come to the MOTU Origins line, and today we got confirmation of that! Just like Mekaneck and the Road Ripper, these little glowing army builders made their silent debut at the huge Eternia Playset display at 2022 SDCC! There was no big splashy panel announcing these guys, so they quietly sat in the corner looking oh so cool with no fan fair to greet them. But this weekend we got confirmation and MOTU Origins Skeleton Warriors are officially confirmed to be coming to the line in 2023!
But yesterday, Pixel Dan did a follow up interview with Mattel’s MOTU Brand Manager Josh Graham, and he officially confirmed that the Skeleton Warriors the Eternia Playset display were indeed real and not custom figures. Josh confirmed that these SKeleton Warriors are indeed coming to MOTU Origins in 2023 and that there will be plenty available so that you can army build your Skeleton Warriors! So our prediction was correct, and this is super exciting news! You can watch that interview here: Mattel MOTU 40th Anniversary Product Interview at SDCC 2022
These Skeleton Warriors look absolutely amazing! They have a light green bone color so I hope that means that they might be glow in the dark?! They are outfitted in Viking Style helmets, and purple and black chest armor with yellow bat symbols on their chest. They are wearing purple battle armor skirting with black belts and black monster type feet. They are equipped with bright green spears and green swords, like the one that came from the Castle Grayskull weapons rack and was also packed with Wun-Dar.
Card Art Teases:
We first saw the appearance of the mysterious green glowing skeleton warriors on the front of the Masters of the Universe Origins Castle Grayskull box art. They were emerging out of the ground by Evil Lyn, Yri-Klops and Ram Man, coming back from the dead and on the attack! They are sporting glowing Viking Helmets, spears, swords and shield. These characters have yet to be made into action figure form, but how cool would it be to get glow in the dark versions!!!
We next saw the glowing green skeletons appear battling the Man At Arms and the Eternian Palace guards on the 2021 Eternian Palace Guard Royal Defender Master of the Universe Origins Packaging art wheedling swords and axes and spears, shown on the front and side of the package! And we also get hint at some vines and Moss Man’s hand coming out of the ground.
On the Wun-Dar comic card back art and the “Lost Legend” comic, Wun-Dar is depicted battling these Viking Horned Helmet Glowing green skeletons and they freakin amazing!! Here seen in the comic below, again they are emerging out of the ground from the un-dead, just like they were from the Origins Castle Grayskull package and the Eterian Palace Guard artwork.
Be sure to check out our NEW MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE SHOP PAGES! You can find links to your favorite retailers for all your favorite MOTU figures all in one convenient place from the vintage line all the way up to Origins.