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Thread: Motu Redesign challenge #87 - Gygor!

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    Motu Redesign challenge #87 - Gygor!

    Here we've finally come across possibly THE biggest underdog ( or would that be under-APE..?) of all of MotU.

    GYGOR.

    He is a giant golden Ape that would work as an alternate steed for He-man and/or the heroic warriors.

    He was only revealed about 3 years or so ago, as an unproduced prototype-sketched toy, by Roger Sweet
    one of the original managers of the MotU-line back in the day, in his biography: "Mastering the Universe".

    This is all of the information available on Gygor:

    Quote Originally Posted by Roger Sweet
    I changed the ape's body color from black to bright yellow and gave him a dark olive-green face and chest.His face in contorted with white teeth snarling in an open mouth of blood red.I gave him a black body harness.From his shoulders I hung a dark maroon cape."

    "When I showed "Gygor" to marketing Mark Ellis said that is ********** great!!!"

    "Ted Mayer in my design group created a striking full-color illustration of the beast, with He-Man mounted on his back. Gygor was decked out with a panoply of harnesses and weapons.
    Sounds like it could have been pretty damn cool. A third classic animal, after Battle-Cat and Zoar.


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    Base toy from Big Jim ( he's 8 inches tall)





    The rules are as EVER:
    All people who choose to participate will have two weeks to come up with a redesign for this
    character. You can use any medium you wish. You can sketch, paint, make a 3-D model,
    make a sprite, make a custom action figure, whatever you want. Its entirely up to you!

    As well, you don't have to force yourself to make your design conform to the new OR OLD cartoon &
    comic book's style. Be as drastic in your redesign as you see fit. Whatever makes you happy.
    If you can't think of a new design, or just hate the idea of working on this character,
    you do not have to feel obligated to participate in this particular challenge.
    You will still be free to participate in any future challenges you wish.

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    I will be joining in on this challenge!! Gygor is the one I voted for & I have an interesting background story I have been cooking up to go with my illustration ideas!!

    Here is the fan mock-up done on this board to maybe help with visualization & inspiration to the participants...

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    ok good thing we got 2 weeks , this may take some time but im in
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    I need to do this...I just hope I gets me the time!!!
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    I'm not so sure about mine anymore. I got the idea straight away and did a couple of drawings... but the concept makes less sense now. I might post the concepts to see if you guys think it's worth persuing.

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    Heres the concept so far. Because of the similarities with the name stridor (hey they both end in 'or' don't they?) I've taken Gygor as being a technological construct. He retains basic AI so he can act autonomously, but his AI is overuled when a master takes the reigns. I couldn't quite see He-man riding this beast into battle on piggy back so I've made it more of an enclosed mech-suit style device.
    So what do you think? worth finishing up or should I try again?

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    HolY COW Seraphyn. What an amazing pic you have there. Absolutely Brilliant idea. Love it!
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    Seraphyn - Stick with that idea, man its nice and original!!!!

    Great amounts of detail. Make Grygor stand for something, I dunno -

    Giant Reticulated Yellow Gorilla Omnipotent Robot
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    oh god... do you think the naming was that obvious? green yellow gorrilla?

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    LOL probably Just realised I added an extra r...hell Grygor sounds better
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    Munky: You better take the time, you...! ^^ Seriously, it'll be fun. I think you can squeeze it in. And I'm always available if you can't squeeze in time to colour it, you know.

    Seraphyn: Go with the flow and use that concept of yours, it's pretty cool!

    2-Bad: I certainly hope you're up for this one man, we so rarely see these non-humanoid creatures from you.

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    Munky: You better take the time, you..! ^^ Seriously, it'll be fun, and I'm always available for colouring-duties if you can't squeeze in time for that part.

    Seraphyn: Looks like a great concept to me! Go for it.

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    : I definitely hope you're in for this one, a creature like Gygor should be right up your alley.

    Quote Originally Posted by super-munkyboy View Post
    LOL probably Just realised I added an extra r...hell Grygor sounds better
    Nuh-uh. :P Gyroscopically balanced Gorilla is still cool.

    Could be that the big carry-all on Gygors back is balanced by a sort of gyroscope and stuff, so it's always on a certain level, even if he's running on his arms or swinging trough the gigantic trees of the Wine Jungle, allowing his passengers to always have a good line of sight for battle. Just a clever little idea I'm throwing out there.

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    Heh I will try my best

    There ain't gonna be a cape though... Beppo the Super Monkey springs to mind.
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    Seraphyn, that concept is brilliant!! You should definately run with this!! The illustration is great already!!

    Predabot: See a lot of names mentioned in your post there, but what no love for the "Stew" joining in on the challenge?? LOL!! This will be my 3rd one in a row man!! LOL!!
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    Aaarrgh! You're right Jafari, you're right! My bad, my bad.

    Glad to have you aboard Jaf, you always add something great to these challenges. And that's awesome that you've done 3 in a row!! You'll be a regular in no-time.

    Btw... I think this would be your first creature-design wouldn't it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seraphyn View Post
    Heres the concept so far. Because of the similarities with the name stridor (hey they both end in 'or' don't they?) I've taken Gygor as being a technological construct. He retains basic AI so he can act autonomously, but his AI is overuled when a master takes the reigns. I couldn't quite see He-man riding this beast into battle on piggy back so I've made it more of an enclosed mech-suit style device.
    So what do you think? worth finishing up or should I try again?
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...work/gygor.jpg
    DO IT!!! I had thought about him as some kind of robotic/cybernetic creature - but I love the idea of the mech-suit take on him - this is totally awesome! I can't wait to see it finished!

    And Predabot: I dig the idea of the gyroscopic saddle/seat or whatever ... I may try and incorporate that if I have time to come up with something!
    Last edited by j-bird; February 9, 2009 at 12:41pm.

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    Wow, Seraphyn, run with that design and finish it, that's awesome.
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    Seraphyn, that concept rocks! Only problem is that is hard to believe He-man using monkey-like exoskeleton as a extra punch, but some other character (Marlena, Gwildor...) could fit better in that vehicle.

    My Gygor is more like heroic version of Beastman (maybe he comes from another dimension M-a-A visited: one of the Keldor heroes?)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Predabot View Post
    2-Bad[/B]: I definitely hope you're in for this one, a creature like Gygor should be right up your alley.
    You bet I'm not gonna miss this one out. I going to stick to him being a steed of sorts.
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    As soon as I finished work, I sketched a variet of poses..squish squish... there is a hint.
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    I don't remember this guy at all... was he ever made?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Predabot View Post
    Aaarrgh! You're right Jafari, you're right! My bad, my bad.

    Glad to have you aboard Jaf, you always add something great to these challenges. And that's awesome that you've done 3 in a row!! You'll be a regular in no-time.

    Btw... I think this would be your first creature-design wouldn't it?
    LOL!! Pred just teasing you buddy, ya know that!!
    Thanks for the kudos!! LOL!!
    I have been tossing ideas around for this guy since he was announced, so I'm hoping to bring out my best. Yes, this would be the 1st time I've done a creature for the boards, but I'm a HUGE King-Kong fan & really look forward to making a heroic Ape for the Masters mythos. You keep having so many great challenges like the last couple & I just can't help myself but participate!! Great ideas inspire great art!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by JafariStew View Post
    I'm a HUGE King-Kong fan
    Me too fella...LET BATTLE COMMENCE!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by super-munkyboy View Post
    Me too fella...LET BATTLE COMMENCE!!
    ^ CAN'T WAIT!! Let's see what ya got Munky!!
    Last edited by JafariStew; February 9, 2009 at 05:44pm.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JafariStew View Post
    ^ CAN'T WAIT!! Let's what ya got Munky!!
    BRING IT ON
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