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    MOTUC Figure Encyclopedia

    So, this is a l'il project I'm working on. It's my own personal MOTUC figure encyclopedia. It's like a chronological guide to MOTUC releases, pictures (which I've admittedly "borrowed" from all over the web), trivia, and character information that I've combined from various canons (with some additions of my own). The layout is influenced by the Dark Horse cartoon episode guide layout. I'm curious what you all think...

    King Grayskull (3/1/2017)
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    He-Man (3/2/2017)
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    Beast Man (3/3/2017)
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    Skeletor (3/6/2017)
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    Stratos (3/7/2017)
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    Faker (3/8/2017)
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    Mer-Man (3/9/2017)
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    Zodac (3/10/2017)
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    Hordak (3/13/2017)
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    Man-At-Arms (3/14/2017)
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    He-Ro (3/15/2017)
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    Tri-Klops (3/21/2017)
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    Webstor (3/21/2017)
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    Teela (3/21/2017)
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    Zodak (3/21/2017)
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    Scareglow (3/22/2017)
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    I've reached my max attachment limit on this post, so see posts below for new updates.

    King Randor (3/23/2017)

    The Goddess (3/24/2017)

    Adora (3/28/2017)

    Battle Armor He-Man (3/28/2017)

    Trap Jaw (4/3/2017)

    Battle Cat (4/3/2017)

    Moss Man (4/3/2017)

    Evil-Lyn (4/3/2017)

    Wun-Dar (4/4/2017)

    Optikk (4/5/2017)

    Tytus (4/12/2017)

    She-Ra (4/12/2017)

    Keldor (4/12/2017)

    Count Marzo (4/12/2017)

    Orko (4/12/2017)

    Prince Adam (4/13/2017)

    Mo-Larr (4/13/2017)

    Whiplash (4/17/2017)

    Chief Carnivus (4/18/2017)

    Gygor (4/19/2017)

    Roboto (4/26/2017)

    Grizzlor (4/26/2017)
    Last edited by Wakko; April 26, 2017 at 01:22pm.
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    Cool Idea and great work, that would be great to have a print out for reference.
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    Very nice.

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    That looks fantastic!

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    i think this is utterly brilliant, not only would I greatly enjoy to see every figure get a double page spread like this, I'd happily pay for the book they were in.

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    I absolutley love looking forward to seeing the finished product

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    Thanks for the positive response, all! I really hope to see this through to the end. It's only going to get tricky at times because of finding all the images I need (particularly the silhouetted 360-degree views of each figure... the .org doesn't have such images for all of the figures). Anyway... I'm hoping to do one update per day on weekdays. Here's today... He-Man!

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    What an awesome idea. Your first two pages look great! Thanks for creating and sharing with us

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    I enjoy any kind of character compendium idea, so this is really fun to see.

    I notice that you didn't list Queen Marlena under He-Man's relationships; any particular reason why?

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    Quote Originally Posted by j-bird View Post
    I enjoy any kind of character compendium idea, so this is really fun to see.

    I notice that you didn't list Queen Marlena under He-Man's relationships; any particular reason why?
    Stupid oversight. Thanks for pointing it out. I fixed it above. Those of you who follow this thread, definitely feel free to point out any mistakes you see, like j-bird did. I'll gladly fix them.

    Thanks!
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    Wow, nice work. Great idea!

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    Thanks for the encouragement, gang!

    Today's installment: Beast Man

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    Last edited by Wakko; March 16, 2017 at 08:54am.
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    off to a good start.

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    This is a really cool idea, Wakko! Looks awesome!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Penny Dreadful View Post
    This is a really cool idea, Wakko! Looks awesome!
    Thanks, Danielle! That's high praise, coming from you!
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    Very awesome stuff Wakko!
    I love all the gathered "figure trivia", especially since with MOTUC we had tons of things to note about figures, their releases and plans and accessories and all that goodness.... which I don't remember all, anymore. Hehe

    With King Grayskull, I like that you included trivia info about his design being inspired by 4HM concept on He-Man. Though your wording leaves it to read like the toy was gonna have gray hair. But that's only a note made with the cartoon version of King Grayskull and not related to the 4HM concept. :hmwinK:

    Keep up the great work! Look forward to reading more!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jukka View Post
    Very awesome stuff Wakko!
    With King Grayskull, I like that you included trivia info about his design being inspired by 4HM concept on He-Man. Though your wording leaves it to read like the toy was gonna have gray hair. But that's only a note made with the cartoon version of King Grayskull and not related to the 4HM concept. :hmwinK:
    You're right; the original wording wasn't clear. I tweaked it a bit to make it clearer that I was talking about the original character design, not the figure itself.

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    Keep up the great work! Look forward to reading more!
    Thank you very much! I'm glad people seem to be enjoying these. It's a lot of work, but fun. I hope I can see it through to the end.

    Here's today's featured figure: Skeletor
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    Last edited by Wakko; March 7, 2017 at 07:20pm.
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    Here's today's featured figure: Stratos
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    I find myself looking forward to these updates, this is such a fun project.

    Two bits of feedback:

    Skeletor's entry lists Terror-Claws He-Man as a variant.

    Stratos' entry omits Delora in the relationship section (though this may be a deliberate change / choice on your part).

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    Quote Originally Posted by j-bird View Post
    I find myself looking forward to these updates, this is such a fun project.
    Thank you!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by j-bird View Post
    Two bits of feedback:

    Skeletor's entry lists Terror-Claws He-Man as a variant.
    Fixed. Thanks for the catch!

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    Stratos' entry omits Delora in the relationship section (though this may be a deliberate change / choice on your part).
    Yeah, I left this out on purpose. Hawke/Delora's continuity is all over the place, so I opted in favor of 200x, where Hawke was a sister and there was no mention of a wife.
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    Today's installment: Faker
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    Today's installment: Mer-Man
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    i think this is awesome. and would so buy one if you get it published(hard copy)

    Keep up the good work

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kinghsss456 View Post
    i think this is awesome. and would so buy one if you get it published(hard copy)

    Keep up the good work
    Thank you! Publishing it would definitely be awesome, but not very likely, considering that I'm using images and copy that belong to other people. I just see this as a fun project until (if and when) an official figure guide is released. It also gives me an opportunity to "fix" certain storyline elements that I never cared for. (I'm about to throw a bit of a storyline curveball with the next figure's bio - Zodac.)
    Check out my on-going project: THE UNOFFICIAL MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS ENCYCLOPEDIA
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wakko View Post
    Thank you! Publishing it would definitely be awesome, but not very likely, considering that I'm using images and copy that belong to other people. I just see this as a fun project until (if and when) an official figure guide is released. It also gives me an opportunity to "fix" certain storyline elements that I never cared for. (I'm about to throw a bit of a storyline curveball with the next figure's bio - Zodac.)
    An official character encyclopedia ("He-Man and the Masters of the Universe: A Character Guide and World Compendium") is set for release in May of this year, but I don't believe that will be MotUC- (or even action-figure-) specific.

    I continually find myself wishing that MotUC Mer-Man would have had the coral-colored shorts of the vintage figure instead of plain yellow; I understand that they wanted to incorporate aspects of the vintage cross-sell art, but I just think that lack of the orange color leaves the figure wanting somehow, especially if displayed with the alternate / cross-sell head.

    I'm eager to see what you have in store for Zodac now - excellent teaser.

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