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    Sllohcin-vision (sort of pre-MOTUC)

    Hey gang, with all the fantastic MOTUC fan designs starting to surface (Emiliano, Baena, etc.), the urge to re-post mine here on He-Man.org just got the better of me so I hope you all enjoy it for what it is - a style guide based on how I thought a "new" MOTU line could go. Most of these were done the summer/fall of '07 and trickled into the spring of '08 (mind you, I still have a lot unfinished.) I tried to draw elements from all over and I didn't see these as final designs (just concepts with a style that I felt would work for a younger generation.) The age demographic I was aiming for was the 5 -7+ range (which is pretty much equal to the 7 - 9+ age range of the '80s.)

    Anyway, I'll start with the 8-back and give very minor thought processess as I go. Currently I have 55 designs 100% completed. I'm not going to post them on a daily basis but pretty close to it (as I tend to fail on the daily post thing - don't ask why as I don't have an answer...)

    Cheers and I hope you all enjoy my work. These designs won't be everyone's cup of tea but hopefully I acheived a look that you could all imagine as a child's line of MOTU (ie. coloured eyes, a chunky look, bright and complimentary colours, 5" - 5.5" in height, etc.)

    Sorry to those have already seen these multiple times.

    Some points to ponder about my choice direction...
    • The reuse of parts was a major design element where every character was planned out before I even started into the project with any seriousness.
    • Every accessory has a place to be "held" (could even be a hand.)
    • I incorporated different materials into the designs (ie. Grizzlor's hair and cloth skirts, etc.)
    • Almost all chest armour and loin armour coverings are fully removeable.
    • Articulation is virtually the same as MOTUC except I didn't go the route of ab-crunch, the bicep twist or the ankle joint.





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    Last edited by Sllohcin; September 22, 2009 at 12:43pm.
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    ... and one of the exclusives I had planned

    Last edited by Sllohcin; September 22, 2009 at 12:43pm.
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    dude... these are killer. Now if only you'd start your own MotU web comic...

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    I have always liked these designs as they make me laugh...and anything that makes me laugh gets an A+ in my book.

    Which reminds me...whatever happened to your Toy Nexus site?
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    Laugh? I hope in a good way

    As for ToyNexus, well... long story short it will take a lot of effort to get it back up and running.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sllohcin View Post
    Laugh? I hope in a good way
    yes in a good way...they are short, podgy and cute

    Quote Originally Posted by Sllohcin View Post
    As for ToyNexus, well... long story short it will take a lot of effort to get it back up and running.
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    Great to have you back, budd. And that too with more art. All ok on your end?
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    Well as you know I always enjoyed these. I hope you mix up the order a little from when you posted them elsewhere as I'd really like to see some that are new to me

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    't was about time for you to post here your pre-MOTUC design, I was searchin' for 'em on web for weeks!
    They are great pal, but I know you've got more to show us...so? More! Give us more!
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    I seem to be one of the few who's never seen these, so I'm very glad you posted them here - I love 'em!

    They are great fun, and definitely perfect for a kids' line. (I don't want MotUC to end any time soon, but these would be great fun to buy for nieces/nephews/etc.)

    I love the heavy influence of the vintage line with elements from 200x sneaking in here and there. Super fun!

    (And I'm so glad you did Zodac in addition to Zodak!)

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    NICE !

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    I've never seen these!

    I love them. You have a beautiful style that would great for a cartoon and toyline. I'd buy them in a heartbeat.

    I love the movie elements you've added. He-Man being the Champion (that's what Skeletor called him), Duncan's visor, and Castle Grayskull housing the Eye of the Universe. I think the movie had some really great concepts.

    I can't wait for more. I hope you have a Blade and Gwildor coming.
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    i know he has more designs he has not shown yet that were on toy nexus... question is when he plans to reveal them...
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    These designs remind me of those Kid Friendly Super Friends line or those Spider-Man and Friends.

    They look awesome by the way!
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    Awesome! I would buy them all. What would be really awesome is if each was huge and bulky, say 8 to 10 inches tall and wieghing in close to a pound of vinyl. Sweetness.
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    Great work Ric
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    THEY SO NEED to make a MOTU line like these! It's all awesome!

    Uhmm... Where's Evil-Lyn???
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    These are all very cool. Are you taking requests?
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    Amazing figures!!! very congratulations!!!

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    I really wish you could make these figures i'd buy everyone

    can we see a Fisto Jitsu figure drawing please

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