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Darth Walrus
Feb 13, 2012

Gnome de plume posted:

I just had this thought right now: why is he called Skeletor when every part of him except his head is pure muscle? Shouldn't he be Skulletor?

I always assumed from his character design (with the big black void around his 'face') that his outfit was hollow. He's a skeleton-man wearing a muscle-suit.

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Larryb
Oct 5, 2010

Going by the CG series at least his hands are also just bones. Also I believe the Keldor origin has technically been around since the original series though there it was only heavily implied by a comic story and not mentioned in the show itself

Larryb fucked around with this message at 14:14 on Feb 12, 2024

Onomarchus
Jun 4, 2005

Skeletor is Skeletor because he identifies as skeleton, not just skull, and he believes in skeletonism not just skullism. Proof: in Revolution Hordak and Motherboard want to borg people with technology, but he one two-ups them by making his goons part tech, part magic, and part skeleton in his own image. When he goes to work on that first guy in line, he doesn't just give him the skull treatment, but the bone extremities too.

QED

Azza Bamboo
Apr 7, 2018


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I wonder if the decision to make skeletor beefy has anything to do with the difficulty of casting a skeleton figure in plastic.

Dawgstar
Jul 15, 2017

Azza Bamboo posted:

I wonder if the decision to make skeletor beefy has anything to do with the difficulty of casting a skeleton figure in plastic.

They had one mold, darn it, and they were going to use it. Not unlike how they decided "stick a saddle on that tiger" because they had a tiger mold.

nine-gear crow
Aug 10, 2013

Dawgstar posted:

They had one mold, darn it, and they were going to use it. Not unlike how they decided "stick a saddle on that tiger" because they had a tiger mold.

The documentary The Power of Grayskull goes into this a lot. It's kind of hilarious how cheap MotU is/was behind the scenes from the toys to the media.

Larryb
Oct 5, 2010

Speaking of, seems like the second live action MOTU movie might still be alive

https://foreternia.com/2024/02/bumblebee-director-travis-knight-eyed-to-direct-new-masters-of-the-universe-live-action-film

https://foreternia.com/2024/02/new-masters-of-the-universelive-action-movie-starts-with-a-9-year-old-prince-adam

Larryb
Oct 5, 2010

And now itís confirmed (for the time being at least), the MOTU movie is still alive and is slated for Summer 2026:

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/movies/movie-news/masters-universe-movie-theatrical-release-date-1235888303/

Larryb
Oct 5, 2010

TMNT/He-Man crossover comic confirmed for this fall:

Twibbit
Mar 7, 2013

Is your refrigerator running?
mash up toys have been in Target for awhile, Was surprised the crossover didn't already exist.

Larryb
Oct 5, 2010

Twibbit posted:

mash up toys have been in Target for awhile, Was surprised the crossover didn't already exist.

Seems like this might just be a wide release of the comics that came with said toys upon further research

side_burned
Nov 3, 2004

My mother is a fish.

Larryb posted:

TMNT/He-Man crossover comic confirmed for this fall:



I did that 1990 with my action figures.

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Larryb
Oct 5, 2010

The He-Man movie is still happening it seems and now we have our star:

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/movies/movie-news/masters-universe-movie-nicholas-galitzine-1235910399/

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