Toys That Suck :: Purple Hooded Warrior
This guy is all sorts of weird. He's like a bootleg knock-off of bootleg knock-offs!
He's in scale with Masters of the Universe, but stands straight instead of doing the MOTU squat. His chest and arms look like this Wrestling Champions MOTU knock-off but his, umm, panties, are similar in design to Sungold MOTU knock-offs. He's solid hard rubber and poorly cast. He looks like he may have been inspired by Cobra Commander, but wears a dainty orange belt. He sort of gives off a large scale M.U.S.C.L.E. vibe with his weird design.
His hands are painted skin color, so I assume the purple is a unitard of some sort. Or body paint. And in addition to that plain purple hood, he has horns AND a crown!
This guy is all over the place, and not in a good way. But I have to admit I do love these knock-off Masters of the Universe figures, specifically because they are so oddball!
I did some asking around the internet and discovered he is from a line called Ninja Commandos. I found this picture of carded examples (PHW is there on the top right) at the Action Figure Archive in a thread that discusses this and some other similar Knock-off lines:
The Super Ninja/Dragon Ninja version of this guy was called Emperor Nightmare. This guy seems more generic and unnamed, but he's knock-off of a knock-off so what do you expect? He lacks any identification on the Ninja Commandos packaging, but Emperor Nightmare is as good a name as any, better than Purple Hooded Warrior anyways, so I think I'll stick with it.
Viva la Purple Hooded Warrior!