Series: Retail Exclusive (Summer 2005)
Articulation: neck, ball-jointed shoulders, biceps, elbows, wrists, ball waist, hips, ankles
The Uncle Deadly Action Figure was released exclusively through online retailer OMGCNFO.com for the Jim Henson's Muppets action figure line.
As an action figure, Uncle Deadly appears in three variations: a standard version, a glow-in-the-dark version, and a Steppin' Out version. Each comes with differently painted Muppet Ghost and Muppet Skull pack-in figures. A "black-and-white movie" grayscale repaint was prototyped, but never went into production.
Because of the figure's ball-waist, which had previously been used on the Statler and Waldorf action figures, Uncle Deadly's tail had to be attached to the inside of his tuxedo jacket instead of to his body.
The clear display base comes with a clear rod that is connectible to the ghost, allowing it to appear to be floating.
The skull's name is Yorick. He appeared on the Muppet Show episode 418 in a Hamlet scene: "Alas, poor Yorick, I knew thee well!" The inclusion of the skull is an appropriate choice; Uncle Deadly mentions being famous for his interpretation of Hamlet in episode 121.
Besides a brief scene in episode 304 of The Muppet Show, Uncle Deadly never had legs. In this scene, the camera simply cuts to a closeup of a pair of black shoes and trousers. The design of Uncle Deadly's legs and feet comes from a comic strip in The Muppet Show Annual 1979. This is also the only source that reveals his tail.