Saturday, 3 November 2012

#923 of Year 3 MotUC Dragon Blaster Skeletor

It's Halloween week.  We've had a Vampire, a Loch Ness monster, a Griffin... and today we have a dragon.  Dragon Blaster Skeletor to be exact.

Dragon Blaster Skeletor is the second refresh of Skeletor in the vintage line.  Here in the Classics line, he's way way beyond the second refresh.  It's still a nice surprise to see him in this line though.

And because he's the third quarterly figure, he comes with the final minicomic for the 30th anniversary year.  Yay!  The story is horrible, but the art is good.

DB Skeletor comes with his dragon, who's not attached to his back armour this time around.  He also has his chain (which is made of metal), lock and power sword.  Thanks to the red highlights, he does look good.

He compares will with his vintage counterpart - the armour and the chain and lock is almost the same.  The dragon is different though as it does not have the water spray feature anymore.  The dragon has a closed mouth this time around, but a more teethy grin than the vintage dragon.  It does look different, but also less cartoony than the vintage dragon.

Overall, this is a great figure design wise, and play wise.  There's a lot going for it, and they do have lots of little parts which are more or less faithful to the original.  This figure is a win for vintage purists, but perhaps is not meant for the casual collector.

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