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    Motu Redesign challenge #88 - Three Towers of Eternia!

    Indeed. Long time ago, we decided to redesign these towers, but they were put on hold,
    since the interest has been somewhat waning for the playsets, as redesign-candidates.

    But, I do believe that now the time is right. :-D

    So... Hark now, to the tale of the Three Towers!

    The Three Towers are basically ancient structures built by the ancients, but also by their enemies,
    in a sort of joint effort, to balance evil and good energies. Symbolized by three towers, one good green
    greyskul-towers, an evil Viper-tower, and finally, the blue Lion-tower in the middle,
    combining the energies of good and evil. It therefore contains the ultimate power...


    Read more about it here:
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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Three_Towers


    Reference-pictures:
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    Toy

    http://www.toyarchive.com/He-Man/Toy...niaLoose1a.jpg

    Box-art



    Deadline is as always, in two weeks - which would be on April the 25th.


    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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    Bout Time!!!! I've been waiting for this since watching the challenges go up!

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    Three monolithic beasts roam the land...they have no name but are just known as the Three Towers of Eternia
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    Gatch thats AWESOME!!!!

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    I have to agree with Patreek - that's a great re-envisioning of the Three Towers, gatchagrey!

    I like that concept much more than three actual structures (we've already got Castle Grayskull - I've personally always felt Three Towers to be a little redundant).

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    Tonguelasher: Glad to hear it! Will you be joining in with your own design, then?

    Gatchagrey: Great idea! Giant semi-sentient monoliths... Would you say the Viper-creature is perhaps one of the spawn of the great Serpos then?

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    gatchagrey:
    That's very imaginative. I prefer the Three Towers to be a fortress/playset, but your idea is still very cool.

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    gatchagrey those are awesome , that was a great idea .
    this is gonna be a tuff one ill see what i can do
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    wow..thanks everyone i am glad you like them...

    and predabot...little is known about the THE TOWERS... if you want to know more about them you must seek the 2 GOLDEN GRIFFENS...

    they are said to be the GUARDIANS to the TOWERS if anything know their origins it would be them...
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    Quote Originally Posted by gatchagrey View Post
    wow..thanks everyone i am glad you like them...
    gatchagrey:I love the idea of the giants, but I'd like to see Central Tower & Viper Tower a lot more bulkier. Especially Central Tower, because besides having a lion face, nothing about the original fortress says lithe.

    Love the concept though! I can really imagine some ancient curse turning these "titans" into the towers!

    Predabot: Wish I could, it'll just have to be my 2¢ though as I'm not good with the whole pen2paper thing.

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    Hmmm... I might take a crack at this... Buildings and architecture is really not my thing though

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seraphyn View Post
    Hmmm... I might take a crack at this... Buildings and architecture is really not my thing though
    Me either fella, but its good to get out of the comfort zone.
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    Doubt I'll make it to this one. But looking forward to the entries. & Gatch you're concept is Awesome.
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    thanks again for everyone who has comment so nicely.. i am still the only entry and it so early i am sure there will be many that will blow mine away like past contests...

    i hope to see that some of my others ideas that i don't have the skills for come to light....

    for example i do not see the towers as stationary i always saw them as having some kind of movement to them...

    maybe the central tower with the other tower with the other orbiting it or something....

    still i am sure we will see some really cool stuff..and i cannot wait to see some other entries....and what other great artist come up with
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    I might have an idea for a redesign for A tower, but fitting all three would be pretty hectic, would it be okay for someone to do just one of the towers .

    Also I always thought Point Dread was the Greyskull tower... oh well guess you learn something new every day. We'll see if I finish this before the deadline.
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    Has anyone thought of changing the animals a little bit and making it so that each tower has an animal that represents land, sea, and air?

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    When I saw Eternia playset first time, my first though was "This is toy that my family will never ever have". I think that was the reason why I suggested myself thinking that it's lame and boring playset -and even today Eternia is in my list somewhere with weapon pack and Megalaser if all toys are listed in the order of coolness.

    So my design uses parts which were cool in original line. Because they used filmation design of Snake Mountain in 200X line, I picked toy version here.
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    That's really cool Monikasvo!! I especially like the Grayskull Tower. Perfect mix of the original castle, and the Tower. Same with your snake Mountain tower. Really cool!!
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    Oh this is gonna be a tough one!
    I'm looking forward to see how you guys are gonna handle this!
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    Great job Monikasvo!! I really love the 'Snake Mountain' part.

    I would take place in this one, but I can't do buildings to save my life. Hopefully givin time restraints I'll take part in the next one, but I really am looking forward to seeing what everyone comes up with for this one.

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    Moni: Cool idea! Man, that central-tower looks absolutely ferocious!

    I think you used a little bit too much black on the two support-towers in the background tho. They're kind of a bit hard to make out.

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    Oh yay a new challenge! I'll definitely try it.

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    In the mythos I've developed for my "Dark Legacies" fan-fic, the Three Towers became the Hall of Wisdom following Shokoti's run-in with the Council of Wisdom.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Telkan2 View Post
    In the mythos I've developed for my "Dark Legacies" fan-fic, the Three Towers became the Hall of Wisdom following Shokoti's run-in with the Council of Wisdom.


    I like it; but something about it screams Emirald City.
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