Some of the most horrifying things I have ever seen in my life are those baby dolls that people buy and then paint to be ultra-realistic so that they can sell them on Etsy to people who, I assume, have truly horrible homes. Today, however, I have learned that crafting horrifying babies out of plastic is something best left to the professionals, because I have seen Mattel's new Baby Skeletor doll.

So, you know, if you've ever wondered what Eternia's greatest villain looked like as a child, or, more disturbingly, if you've ever wondered what a baby would look like with a bright yellow skull for a face, you can find out now for only $35 at MattyCollector.

Now, when I saw Baby Skeletor, I had a lot of questions. Outside of the amazing Christmas special, I'm pretty unfamiliar with He-Man mythology (my preferred childhood sagas were M.A.S.K. and Destro vs. The Army Chumps), so I had no idea if this was something that actually came up in the show. Like, was Skeletor a baby at one point, with a skull for a head and a fashionable hood? Is his lack of face-skin something that has affected him since birth, or were his parents also skeleton people? Was one of them a skeleton and one a regular (super buff) person, explaining why he is only a skeleton from the neck up? Also why would you do this it is horrifying.

Turns out, it's actually loosely based on a bit from Robot Chicken. Here's the segment in question, wherein Skeletor turns himself into a baby who derives sexual pleasure from being spanked. Could that be why this toy is for collectors 18 and older?

 

 

Don't say I didn't warn you.