Masters of the Universe Senior Manager Ruben Martinez and his Shogun Masters Skeletor figure | Source: Mattel Creations/The Toy Book

Mattel Creations’ latest drop is the first-ever mashup of Masters of the Universe and the Japanese Shogun Warriors.

In the 1970s, Mattel brought the massive Shogun Warriors figures to the U.S. and just a few years later launched the Masters of the Universe collection. In more recent years, Super7 has carried the Shogun torch with limited releases like last year’s Super Shogun Optimus Prime created in collaboration with Hasbro, and a line of 3.75-inch Shogun Warriors ReAction Figures. Now, Mattel is bringing the Shogun styling back home for the Shogun Masters Skeletor.

Mattel Creations’ Shogun Masters Skeletor | Source: Mattel/The Toy Book

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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 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 beginning this Friday.

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James Zahn

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James Zahn, AKA The Rock Father, is Editor-in-Chief of The Toy Book, a Senior Editor at The Toy Insider and The Pop Insider, and Editor of The Toy Report, The Toy Book‘s weekly industry newsletter. As a pop culture and toy industry expert, Zahn has appeared as a panelist and guest at events including Comic-Con International: San Diego (SDCC) Wizard World Chicago, and the ASTRA Marketplace & Academy. Zahn has more than 30 years of experience in the entertainment, retail, and publishing industries, and is frequently called upon to offer expert commentary for publications such as Forbes, Marketwatch, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, USA Today, Reuters, the Washington Post, and more. James has appeared on History Channel’s Modern Marvels, was interviewed by Larry King and Anderson Cooper, and has been seen on Yahoo! Finance, CNN, CNBC, FOX Business, NBC, ABC, CBS, WGN, The CW, and more. Zahn joined the Adventure Media & Events family in 2016, initially serving as a member of the Parent Advisory Board after penning articles for the Netflix Stream Team, Fandango Family, PBS KIDS, Sprout Parents (now Universal Kids), PopSugar, and Chicago Parent. He eventually joined the company full time as a Senior Editor and moved up the ranks to Deputy Editor and Editor-in-Chief.