The Evil Lord of Destruction is getting an epic-sized mashup.
Mattel Creations just unleashed the Shogun Masters Skeletor, the first-ever mashup of Masters of the Universe and the Japanese Shogun Warriors. In the 1970s, Mattel brought Shogun Warriors to the U.S. and just a few years later launched the Masters of the Universe collection.
Traditionally, Shogun Warriors are massive figures that represent mighty robots with firing projectiles. In recent years, Super7 has carried the Shogun torch with releases like last year’s Super Shogun Optimus Prime created in collaboration with Hasbro. Now, Mattel is bringing the Shogun styling back home for the Shogun Masters Skeletor.
The figure stands nearly two feet tall and was developed by Ruben Martinez, senior manager on Masters of the Universe (MOTU) at Mattel. His desk is adorned with giant mech toys, so the inspiration for a MOTU-inspired figure has literally been sitting right in front of him.
Shogun Masters Skeletor is battle-ready with a Missile-Firing Havoc Staff, a “He-Man Smashing Stance,” a Flying Rocket Fist, and a total of eight included missiles that can be stored on Skeletor’s armor.
The exclusive collectible and an accompanying T-shirt are available as an exclusive drop at Mattel Creations for a limited time.