Here's my take on the controversial DEMO-MAN
! I actually see the clear-cast version as the main one. That's the route I think Mattel would go when/if they release a figure.
I still say blah! to the name but I'm cool with it
I really went with an amalgam of designs with this one.
Firstly, I simply felt that Demo-Man was/is Skeletor with the Keldor parts taken out.
Secondly, I wanted to play up the Skeletor bat theme and give reason for it beyond the scope of the Evil Horde. I see Keldor's "symbol" as the raven (colours and belt buckle
) and then with Skeletor it gravitates to skulls and bats.
Lastly I wanted to pull something cool from the vintage line. You'll see Mark Taylor's influence when you track down his early concept of Skeletor (not the beastly one but the undead zombie version.
Now, putting that all together I came up with what you see here. I tried a slew of colour schemes as well. Red looked great but purple just fit the Skeletor vibe more. Red was just too Evil Horde-ish.
Am I happy with my take? Most definitely. I decided to push the envelope and go something different with him as well as stay away from what Scare Glow has going on... BUT
... if I had to do it again, I would heavily consider going with a Charon vibe. It would down-play Demo-Man allowing Skeletor's visual appeal to be more daunting.