From the very start of the toyline known for numerous action figure gimmicks, the one defining gimmick that almost all Masters of the Universe characters had was the ever reliable “power punch”. It was a pretty simple but effective gimmick really, just wind back the upper body of the figure and let go. With the help of some elastics in the waist, the upper body would snap back into place, and if you had the arms positioned just right, it could create a “power punch” to knock down any unfortunate enemy who would be in the way.
Anyway a couple years down the line, toy designers were busy trying to come up with new action figure gimmicks to keep the line fresh. They eventually decided figured out...why not build up on the whole “power punch” gimmick and go beyond the one trick punch? Using a simple gearing system, they devised an action feature wherein by continually turning a dial on the waist, you could make the upper body turn around...and around...and around….well, you get the picture. Thus was born the heroic fist flinging tornado, Sy-Klone.
By the time Sy-Klone made his debut in 1985, I was already kinda losing interest in He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, but I remember seeing his toy commercial for the first time and the toy definitely making quite the impression on me. The watching him mow down Skeletor’s rank of evil warriors made him instantly cool for me. While it wasn’t enough to make me go out and buy the toy, I did earmark him as one of my favorite heroic warriors moving forward.
Ok so I know I went a bit off tangent there but the point is I think the shared racial ancestry with Skeletor makes the Sy-Klone character a little more interesting and compelling than your typical heroic warrior. I think this would be something worth exploring in any future iteration of the Masters of the Universe.