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    Ok I am going through Bootleg withdrawal! THose customs are great though!

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    i finished my thunder punch 200x custom today. Here he is:

    i used dragon walker he-man as base for the body, because i thought like that:

    As thunder punch vanished he was a long time in dark smoke mountain at the fortress of the dragons (granamyr......). This is why he got that tatoos.

    informations about the custom you will find in the custom thread.





    by the way: in the backpack of thunder punch is a pneumatic system which makes his punches stronger as they are normal.

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    These customs are so cool! See what your genius inspires bootleg!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hordaks Henchman View Post
    then i will show team grayskull together (with savage, because in the my story for my 200x diorame for the customs, he came backe from the jungle and joined team grayskull)
    Hordaks Henchman: i think you must be a mind reader--i myself was thinking that savage would return to join team grayskull! great minds think alike my friend. as for thunderpunch, he turned out AWESOME! (and i like the way you've added on to his story) i'll post some more detailed comments in the customs forum. thanks again, you rule!

    Patreek: you're too kind, buddy. however, i'll try and get you a fix soon!
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    that with savage is really cool. i am a mind reader, my friend is uri geller and i was a member of the x-men in the late 90ies. (just joking)

    new character designs could be a heroic warrior called "Laserpower" and an member of skeletors elite calles "LASERLIGHT" or "DARKLIGHT" or something like that.

    but if you will make characters like that, that will be expensive classic customs, because for a classic custom base for the i will need laserpower he-man and laserlight skeletor (oh my good......400EUROS for 2 custom base figures...or i will find a cheaper way)

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    Quote Originally Posted by bootleg View Post
    Patreek: you're too kind, buddy. however, i'll try and get you a fix soon!
    I was just about to ask when we'd see some more from you!

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    It would be really cool to see your Malbino character in figure form!

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    Hordaks Henchman: i'm definitely going to make variant characters for laser power he-man and skeletor. laser power "he-man" is likely going to be a part of team grayskull, but laser light "skeletor" is going to be part of a NEW faction (one that will have far more members than the elite ). as for potential customs... i say do it the cheap way!

    j-bird: thanks j-bird! i have two new variants today (see below), and hopefully i'll be back with another variant next week.

    Patreek: actually, someone at planeteternia.de made a malbino custom: http://www.planeteternia.de/cgi-bin/...D=1;cusID=3518 though i don't understand german, so i have no further info.

    Now, for today's post:

    I've seen two versions of Horde Prime as he appeared in comics in the UK, each with a different color scheme. I made each of them into new characters, Praetors of Horde World. Their weapons were my idea.



    I'll be honest, the drawing of these was a somewhat hasty process. I was trying to keep it fast and loose, but instead it got sloppy. I think the colors helped pull it together somewhat, and I'm glad I was able to tweak the original color schemes, while sticking pretty close to the source material.

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    PROFILE: The harsh enforcers PRAETOR ALPHA and PRAETOR OMEGA are, in reality, genetically modified clones of Horde Prime. Horde Prime is over a thousand years old, and the biology of the Praetors matches that of Horde Prime as a young man--therefore, while Alpha and Omega are extremely skilled warriors with some knowledge of combat spells, they have not yet developed Horde Prime's advanced magic and shapeshifting abilities. Both of them are merciless in the performance of their duties, though an instinctive mutinous streak is gradually surfacing in both of them.

    HISTORY: While it is widely known that Alpha and Omega were genetic experiments raised and trained by Horde Prime in secrecy, their secret genetic heritage is unknown to all but Horde Prime and his trusted follower Ifreet.

    Disappointed in Hordak's failure to crush resistance on Etheria, and having placed Zed (the Crown Prince of the Horde) under house arrest for being a rebel sympathizer, Horde Prime is looking at the very real possibility of placing Alpha and Omega in the line of succession. Already, they are entrusted with the stewardship of Horde World, while the newly regenerated Horde Prime leads the Eternian invasion in person.

    Hordak does not suspect the true origins of the Praetors, but he is very wary of them. Hordak is aware that his failures on Etheria put him in grave danger of losing favor with his brother, and he senses his brother's favoritism for Alpha and Omega. Away from the eyes of his all but his most trusted advisors, Hordak has begun to plan the execution of the Praetors of Horde World.


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    Those are cool - I'm not diggin' on the green on Alpha as much, but I really like the look of Omega.

    I can totally imagine the battle between them and Hordak (with Hordak being the ultimate victor, of course ).

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    So freaking cool! Great stuff Bootleg, I love the weapons! Also that Malbino is so cooool!


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    j-bird: thanks! the funny thing about the reference that i used for omega, is that the color scheme looks exactly like the character "mongol" from dc comics. weird.

    Patreek: thanks dude. i'm pretty happy with how the horde-halberd turned out. and yeah, the customizer who did malbino did a great job! whoever he/she is!


    EDIT:

    Here's a variant character for Leo Skeletor:



    I'll be the first to admit, this one is kind of a stretch. I took a look at the original toy and decided that I would interpret his dark blue body as chain mail, and using the moniker "Leo" as a theme, I integrated lion-related imagery into his armor to differentiate him from Skeletor proper. After that, his personality and background quickly fell into place.

    You will note that the character's ring is modelled after the glow-in-the-dark skull insignia ring that was included with the Trap Jaw and Tri-Klops action figures. The ring has no official backstory or copy attached to it--however the symbol on it has popularly become known amongst fans as the "Grayskull symbol," believed to be modelled after Castle Grayskull or the spirit of Castle Grayskull (a smokey skull-shaped apparition that appeared in several of the early mini-comics that were packaged with the action figures).

    However, this explanation still didn't quite sit right with me... the shapes projecting from the top of the skull insignia's head were too pointy to be the battlements of Castle Grayskull, and were also far too regular to be wisps of smoke as per the spirit of Grayskull. To my eyes, the projections looked far more like three demonic horns. While all that could be perhaps dismissed as me looking at the ring's visual cues too literally, something bothered me even more--the fact that the ring was included only with two of Skeletor's best-known evil warriors. Why were they the bearers of the mysterious rings?

    To make a long story long, I decided to go against conventional wisdom--the insignia is not a symbol of Grayskull in my interpretation. I don't claim to be an expert, and this is all just for fun, so I hope you'll all enjoy yourselves as the story of that insignia unfolds through the continuing profiles of my variant characters, moving from the classic Masters of the Universe line, to the New Adventures of He-Man, and beyond.

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    PROFILE: Hailing from the world Infinita, and serving the God-King of Infinita, HIGH PRIEST LEO is an alien warrior-cleric of the highest order. He was born of the same process that created Skeletor--given demonic powers and a terrifying skeletal visage through dark spellcraft and ritual scarring. Armed with a Havoc Staff (the traditional weapon of Infinitan priests) and accompanied by his winged mount MANTICORE, there is no zealot more fiercely devoted than Leo, whose famed exploits in the name of the God-King have earned him the title "the Lion of Infinita." All who cross High Priest Leo's path will bow to the will of the God-King of Infinita. HAIL INFINITA!

    HISTORY: With no communications received from Eternia in years, Skeletor was declared a renegade, and the High Priest Leo was dispatched from Infinita to track down and report Skeletor's whereabouts. His vessel damaged by a meteor shower, Leo crash landed somewhere in the jungles of Eternia, and began the long trek towards Snake Mountain.

    Nearing the perimeter of Skeletor's Fortress, Leo spyed Trap Jaw and Tri-Klops standing guard. With little effort, Leo stepped into the open and bested them both. As Trap Jaw lay on the ground groaning in agony, his prosthetic arm torn from its socket, Leo level his Havoc staff at Tri-Klops. Tri-Klops's glaring red eye widened at the sight of Leo's ring, bearing the insignia of the God-King of Infinita--a triple-horned black skull. "W-wait--there's been a misunderstanding!" he stammered, as he fumbled through his belt pouch. Amused, the High Priest paused to see what attempt at bribery this Eternian could muster--though it did not matter, Leo would kill him one way or another. What Tri-Klops produced from his pouch was not gold or silver, but a blank ring. Tri-klops put it on his finger and held up his hand for Leo to see.

    "Hail Infinita! Hail the God-King!" Tri-Klops cried. With a gleam of demonic energy, the triple-horned skull insignia materialized on Tri-klops's ring. "We've been waiting for you, my lord."

    With great effort, Trap Jaw clumsily managed to put on a similar ring on his remaining good hand. He muttered the same invocation, and an identical insignia appeared on his ring as well. Leo stayed his hand, somewhat disappointed that he would have to spare these two Eternian wretches. "Tell me everything you know," Leo demanded.

    In the distance, a stealthy barbarian and his dreadlocked young ward strained to hear the conversation between the High Priest, the swordsman, and the cyborg. When the invader fell from the skies, they had shadowed him silently, ultimately tracking him to the fringes of Skeletor's lands. The barbarian decided that they could no longer risk detection--it was imperative that this development was relayed to his allies in the capital.

    Without a noise, Savage sneaked away, his protege on his heels.
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    oh great. i need to make him as custom

    i molded battlescar 200x last night. i will paint him tonight.

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    Ooooh, I'm really enjoying High Priest Leo ... especially the black Havoc Staff and the fur elements (particularly the topknot). I was not at all familiar with "Leo Skeletor," so thanks for putting in that link.

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    Leo looks awesome, but unlike your other redesigns he still looks kinda just like he's skelly in another outfit. But be does look awesome! I love the lion stuff in his costume, as well as the ring. SO COOL!

    Quote Originally Posted by Hordaks Henchman View Post
    oh great. i need to make him as custom

    i molded battlescar 200x last night. i will paint him tonight.
    You should cast these dude!

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    Great stuff!!
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    Another fantastic new character there, Jason! I love his bio, too...
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    Hordaks Henchman: sorry to add to your workload, my friend! i'm eager to see battle scar 200x though!

    j-bird: i wasn't sure how this one would be received, for a variety of reasons--i'm glad you like it!

    Patreek: thanks Patreek. i totally agree with you that he looks like skeletor in an alternate costume--as i get into more of variant characters that are high priests of infinita, there will be more of this going on. at first i wasn't into it, but i decided its acceptable, in a way, as a nod to the skeletor clones from the early mini-comics.

    Eamon: thanks dude!

    BlueLobster1979: thanks michael!
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    Pretty cool idea Bootleg I think these would either be clones of He-Man & Skeletor OR other world versions of He-Man & Skeletor.....

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    why you say sorry? gimme more gimme more gimme more gimme more.

    here is battle-scar 200x and team grayskull. i have posted more pics in the custom forum.

    BATTLE-SCAR 200x



    Team Grayskull 200x


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    Paralyzor

    Paralyzor is finished. Dragonblaster will follow the next days.




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    Dragonblaster ist ready for war.

    i will post more pictures and details today in the custom forum



    and i got a reason why he has reptile skin

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    WOW !!! Nice pics.Congratulation.

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    Very very very cool.

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    Nice custom! I really like it. Is that Ooozor stuff on his belt? It's very hard to recognize Snake Face under there. Good job

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    i got clawdius already finished (my former Clawdeen custom) and i started today clawdeen.

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