Straight out of Snake Mountain, Skeletor is taking his conflict with He-man to new heights—by accessing technology from another Mattel world and building his very own Shogun Warrior mech. Now, with wheels on his feet, a “rocket-powered” fist, a missile-firing staff, and towering at just under two feet tall, this Skeletor figure is emitting some major retro Shogun vibes and setting up his hostile takeover of Eternia. Nothing can stop this big bad behemoth from acquiring the powers of Greyskull and ruling the universe… except perhaps an equally outsized He-man, which we all know doesn’t exist… Or does it?
"I HELP NO ONE BUT MYSELF!"
And the best way for Skeletor to help himself is to give Shogun Skeletor an even more powerful fist. One that not only packs a powerful punch but one that is “rocket-powered” and used as a weapon itself.
FOR THE GOOD. FOR THE EVIL. FOR THE NOSTALGIA.
Ruben Martinez was introduced to Shogun Warriors when he was a kid. Ruben’s love of these mechs led him to eventually work for Mattel where he is now Senior Manager on MOTU® and sits at a desk adorned with giant mech toys.
Because Mattel was one of the first to introduce U.S. children to Japanese toys with Shogun figures and also the pioneers who created MOTU, a Shogun Skeletor is the perfect pairing of two iconic lines. And a totally rad way to relive the decade when these toys were created, the awesome 80s.
It all started with Ruben and fellow MOTU designer, Terrence Higuchi talking about Skeletor stealing tech ideas from another land to create and pilot a Shogun version of himself. (Yes. They get paid to do this.)