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  • Middle-Aged like Filmation, the toy and 200X

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Thread: King Randor--Old or Younger

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    Heroic Master of 200X MegaGearMax's Avatar
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    King Randor--Old or Younger

    In the original comics, Randor was a white haired elderly king.




    But in the toyline, Filmation and 200X, Randor was much younger and could hang with the other Heroic Warriors.





    So which Randor would you like? The original version of elderly king supporting character or the middle-aged version?
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    You know, I never did like that Randor.
    When I was a kid collecting MOTU, I was into the figures for some time before the cartoon came along. A lot of He-Man's appeal was the wierdness of Eternia that was presented in the first four mini-comics. When the second wave of DC mini-comics came along, including the three-parter that was an actual comic book, and the Point Dread storybook, etc. and all of a sudden Eternia had a proper king... I dunno, something about it didn't gel with me and all of a sudden this barbaric monsterish out of space world with other dimensions and such took too much of a medieval bent, with the introduction of this elderly king and queen. I was like "But I thought whoever became king of Castle Grayskull ruled Eternia and the universe? What the hell?"... LOL.
    It took a while for me to get used to the idea of a King in Eternia. And hoo-boy, when Filmation's cartoon came along and suddenly He-Man was this prince (King Randor's son?!?!)... I didn't really like "change" so much, you could say
    But I digress... given the choice, give me the younger (or youngish) Randor as an action figure in the MOTUC line. What's this old guy going to do? Fall off my shelf and die? What kind of toy is that?
    (Oh, and as an aside, I much prefer the MYP telling of Randor's role on the planet... as someone who was put in place by the Council Of Elders as- what I'm guessing is/was- Eternia's first king proper (not counting King Hssss, I guess).

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    MYP's version is the best. He can still battle with the best of them.

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    I always thought of Randor's place as either a weird retcon or expanding He-Man's universe.

    The Texiera era expanded the MOTU universe to include "normal" background Eternains, cities and towns, whereas the Eternia within the Alcala mini's seemed to be devoid of life except for the main characters (and the tribesmen from He-Man's village).

    Suddenly we had the king of the entire planet. And He-Man lived there (according to Skeletor in "The Power of Point Dread"). I thought he lived in a shack in the woods that he made using his super suit.

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    60 years old or older

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    The "new" middle aged would look good. A mix of the toy, filamtion and myp would be good.
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    The original toy is the best Randor.

    Did you see him in "The Search for Keldor?"

    He rocked!...and he was regal, too.


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    Quote Originally Posted by SKELEPIMP View Post
    The original toy is the best Randor.

    Did you see him in "The Search for Keldor?"

    He rocked!...and he was regal, too.


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    And he had white hair in that one. A mix of young and old Randor?

    There was also Star Comics' MOTU#7. Where Randor was portrayed as an aged warrior who still wanted to sneak past Queen Marlena and adventure with the younger warriors.

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    I think he should be a little bit of all, but mostly the old toy, since this is a Classic line.

    Perhaps a few streaks of greying hair here and there? The toy and filmation-version always stroke me as a few years older than the MYP kick-ass Randor.

    I think taking a little bit of everything from all would be great. Based on the classic toy, but with more of a unique breast-plate ( come on! Just a slight re-mold at least, of Jitsu's torso ) the MYP weapons, and perhaps a wrinkle or two.

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    I voted for middle aged ala Filmmation/toy/2002, but a few gray streaks wouldn't hurt.
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    I think MYP Randor is the best...

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    Agreed on the MYP Randor.. it was nice to see him get out and fight along side the Masters and such. I can't recall how old Adam was in the orginal series.. I want to guess 19-early 20's and I know that in the MYP series he is 16.. they have his party... so I would think Randor would be in his mid 40's.

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    Count me in for a middle aged Randor!

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    200X/Vintage figure style.

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    MYP Randor...
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    Middle aged with gray streaked temples.

    An older guy, but still a total badarse and warrior. He should be all chisled and musclebound with a face carved from stone.

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    I like the younger Randor, where he can still fight and hold his own. Defend his kingdom...

    An older version reminds me of King Miro.

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    Middle-aged. His not the wise old king type person, so he has to be middle-aged, to be a cool king with some fighting skills.

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    I see Randor as a fit 55 year old. I wouldn't mind a little gray in his hair, but not an over abundance...alot like my own father was.
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    I think the "Search for Keldor" version would rock. Vintage look, with white hair. He could've gone gray prematurely...!
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    Middle-aged is the way to go. I always had it in my head, pre-MYP days, that Adam was in his early 20's so I think a mid to late 40's Randor would work great. Where he's still able to grab his gear & go out for a scrap if need be.

    Randor was portrayed well in MYP.

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    "Middle-Aged like Filmation, the toy and 200X" - of course! I don't want the old guy as a figure!


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    I voted older .

    Not that I think this is "best," but would like a new action figure I guess, and an older version would be kinduh cool. But now that I say that, and I want Marlena too (and more), I made the wrong choice I guess.

    hmmm, can I change my vote once cast?

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