Now that we have the TRU DCUC vs. MOTUC 2-packs, maybe we can see a red Beast Man like that! :begrin:
I'm truly hoping for exactly that, mjharwood!!! I would buy several to make an army for Gygor!
Those customs look great, & the charcoal colored armor for MAA would be a cool varient, too.
I wouldn't object to this version. It was the first version of Beastman I ever saw anyway
Man those customs look feaking cool! I'd buy them if they made them.
So im really confuesd, I always thought this was Red Beast, the bear looking guy
but then we have this guy as well
and this appears to be a Red Gygor
Which one is it? And who are the other ones?
These are a bunch of various concepts. Without a video camera in the Mattel offices from 1979-1981, it's probably not an answer we're ever going to get. But in hinsdsight, this is what we're looking at:
1) Red Beast - the bear-like concept art that was one of 3 designs that Mark Taylor brought to the table when He-Man was being created.
2) Red Beastman - The Minicomics interpretation of Beast Man, based off the same art as the toys, but differing in color and detail because the toy sculpting of the era toned down and lost much of the style of the design art.
3) Red Beast sketch - probably an intermediary step between the Mark Taylor sketch and the final Beast Man design, possibly one that intended to use the Big Jim Gorilla toy as a base. Notice Beast Man's medallion "burst" is the same design as the belt on this character.
4) A concept sketch of a He-Man vehicle/beast - probably has no connection to Gy-Gor other than Mattel designers intended to use the Big Jim Gorilla mold for it. It seems like Mattel tried a number of times to utilize that existing tooling in the vintage line, but it never came to production.
Beast Man is now the only 8-back character to not have a variant, either from matty or TRU.
I really hope they make him. Alcala Skeletor needs his red Beast Man.
I think I'd be fine buying a custom Alcala head.
i hought red beast that people refrenced was this beastman. but that bear has surpassed this idea so if we got a red beastman rather than the repaint which we could (and have) done ourseles, id rather the bear redbeast. that being said i would also love that "red heroic gygor"
i miss the tru 2 packs most. we should have gotten green trapjaw and red beastman. oh well.
I would be totally for a red Beast Man like that.