MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE (1987) - Skeletor's Light-Up Barge Miniature

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MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE (1987) - Skeletor's Light-Up Barge Miniature
Skeletor’s light-up barge model miniature from Gary Goddard’s fantasy adventure Masters of the Universe. He-Man (Dolph Lundgren) and his companions fled to earth with the Cosmic Key, a powerful device capable of opening portals throughout the galaxy — a prize greatly desired by Lord Skeletor (Frank Langella). When Skeletor’s army failed to retrieve the Key, he journeyed to earth himself on his throne barge. Full-size and miniature versions were created to accommodate different shots required for the production.

The barge is built around a metal chassis and covered in a combination of biscuit foam, resin and plastic components, with assorted greeblies beneath the throne platform and skull details on the barge panels. The entire surface is painted in dark shades of brown and grey and given a lightly distressed appearance. A small resin figure of Skeletor is seated upon a throne with serpent-shaped arms, holding the Cosmic Key and wearing a black cloth hood. Two gunners are seated on either side of the barge, with a pilot at the front, all made of solid rubber. The gun positions and Skeletor’s head are all rigged to move, although the mechanics have not been tested.

Several elements of the barge can be lit up: the pilot console buttons are back-lit, the throne platform glows white, and the rear engine and chassis all glow red, powered via a UK 13-amp plug. The model is presented on a black wooden board with a museum-style plaque detailing the item. It remains in very good condition, with two detached cannons that are included in the lot. Dimensions: 120 cm x 90 cm x 64 cm (47” x 35” x 25”)

This item contains electronic and mechanical components. While every effort is made to describe them accurately, no guarantee or warranty is made as to the functionality, lifespan or safety of those components. It is entirely incumbent on the new owner to satisfy themselves as to their safe use and maintenance.


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