Page 1 of 4 123 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 25 of 97

Thread: Blog outlining the origin of different MOTU characters

  1. #1
    Heroic Warrior Clive Martin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2013
    Location
    the Netherlands
    Posts
    74

    Blog outlining the origin of different MOTU characters

    Click here for the blog.

    The entry about Skeletor.

    "Skeletor was given legs that could be reused for Mer-Man, with three-toed feet and a more generic shin guard. Instead of the decrepit forearms, he was given unpainted gloved forearms that could be reused for Mer-Man (ironically Mer-Man would eventually lose the painted gloves, making this design change unnecessary)."

  2. #2
    Heroic Warrior RyDell's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2002
    Location
    NJ
    Posts
    2,173
    This blog post was awesome!!! Are there more for other characters? Great stuff... I was hoping that the art book would have had more history like this.
    I will NEVER believe that Mermista beheaded Mer-Man! You sit on a throne of lies.... and smell of beef and cheese, bio writer!!!!

  3. #3
    Court Magician
    Join Date
    Jul 2015
    Posts
    48
    Fantastic blog! Thanks for your nice work!

  4. #4
    Scaly photo artist Dragonblaster's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Skeletor's back
    Posts
    1,904
    That article was excellent! I'd LOVE to read more of these!
    Press down on dragon's head. It sprays enemies with a jet of water!
    Press down on a camera's shutter release. It will take pictures that tell stories!

  5. #5
    Widget
    Join Date
    Mar 2014
    Location
    Subternia
    Posts
    25
    Excellent article.

    As a kid, Skeletor was always one of my favorite characters. He-Man and some of the other good guys seemed kind of boring to me, but the villains were colorful and interesting. I think part of the reason Hordak and King Hiss were brought into the line later was to make Skeletor a "lesser evil" that could occasionally team up with He-Man to face the real threat. Skeletor had become so popular that it was decided to make him more of a "lovable villain" like Mr. Burns on the Simpsons rather than an irredeemably evil character like Hordak or King Hiss.

  6. #6
    Heroic Warrior sirsniffy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Location
    Jersey City, NJ
    Posts
    2,182
    Wow! Never knew about this blog. Thanks for posting this!

  7. #7

  8. #8

  9. #9
    Heroic Warrior Twistedpsyche's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2015
    Location
    The Granite State
    Posts
    311
    That's a great article. Thanks a lot!

  10. #10

  11. #11
    Heroic Warrior Lich Leech's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    Lake of Gnarl
    Posts
    2,915
    Thanks gents!!

  12. #12
    Heroic Warrior smaug's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Posts
    323
    I have read all of the articles and they are top top notch, each and every one! I can NOT recommend these enough!

    Thank you for doing these, Lich Leech!

    ěyvind...
    Leech sucks..!

  13. #13
    Evil Lord of the Deadlift Larry Waters's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Miami Beach, FL
    Posts
    3,547
    What an awesome article...thank you for the link!!!
    Successful trades/purchases
    Squishy Duck Man, Man-E-Toys, JOAH-MAN, Jawbridge, Zuff-Man, Mern-Ra, He-Ryno, tattoojunkie74, zodak74, bigassbuzz

  14. #14
    Heroic Hyperborean NorthCoast's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Michigan, USA
    Posts
    2,629
    Great article and nice work! What a fun read! Thanks!
    Hey Matty, Snake Mountain rocks! Please make it!!!

  15. #15
    Midwestern She-Raver Salamandra's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Location
    Ohio, USA
    Posts
    883
    Great articles! I'm reading through them now...I had no idea that Gigantisaur existed! Very nice work.

  16. #16
    Heroic Warrior Greenskull's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    Atlantic Canada
    Posts
    791
    That was great read. Thanks! Now I must check out the rest.
    My top 5 wants for MOTUC: Lodar, Hunga the Harpy, Sharella, Snake Goddess & Hawke

    FILMATION ruined my He-Man!

  17. #17
    Broncos lovin' admin! dorrmann's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Location
    Colorado Springs, CO
    Posts
    12,471
    First, awesome blog. I first started reading it with Man-E-Faces.

    I am going to move this over to the Vintage discussion forum, as it focuses solely on the vintage figure.

  18. #18
    Heroic Warrior Lich Leech's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    Lake of Gnarl
    Posts
    2,915
    Quote Originally Posted by smaug View Post
    I have read all of the articles and they are top top notch, each and every one! I can NOT recommend these enough!

    Thank you for doing these, Lich Leech!

    ěyvind...
    Thanks again ěyvind, good to see you here

    - - - Updated - - -

    Also thanks to you other fine dudes.

  19. #19
    Widget WhiteArmor's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2015
    Location
    Indianapolis, IN. USA
    Posts
    31
    Great articles man! Ive only had a chance to read a couple so far, but I look forward to reading several more about my favorite characters!
    WhiteArmor
    TK900


  20. #20

  21. #21
    LittleSpinny TOKYONEVER's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Funky France
    Posts
    2,190
    Quote Originally Posted by Lich Leech View Post
    Thanks! This is my blog.
    You did an amazing Job! congrats!

  22. #22
    Heroic Warrior Lich Leech's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    Lake of Gnarl
    Posts
    2,915
    Thanks guys!

    This is the facebook page for the blog. Any time there's a new blog post I announce/link it here:

    https://www.facebook.com/battleramblog

  23. #23
    Court Magician Beard of Stratos's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2015
    Location
    Avion
    Posts
    46
    Awesome -- love this pic.


  24. #24
    Heroic Warrior Lich Leech's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    Lake of Gnarl
    Posts
    2,915
    Quote Originally Posted by TOKYONEVER View Post
    You did an amazing Job! congrats!
    Thanks! I featured your He-Man and Wind Raider gift set repro box in my Wind Raider feature. Your post and of course your Grayskull Museum site have been very informative. I believe I mentioned you a few times in several posts

    - - - Updated - - -

    Quote Originally Posted by Clive Martin View Post
    - - - Updated - - -



    thanx man! Awesome work, why did you not post it earlier here?
    I don't know, I guess I didn't know how much interest there'd be, or how it would turn out. I didn't promote it anywhere at first, but no one found it, so I made a Facebook page.

  25. #25
    LittleSpinny TOKYONEVER's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Funky France
    Posts
    2,190
    Quote Originally Posted by Lich Leech View Post
    Thanks! I featured your He-Man and Wind Raider gift set repro box in my Wind Raider feature. Your post and of course your Grayskull Museum site have been very informative. I believe I mentioned you a few times in several posts
    Yep I seen, thx a lot, I read all the articles haha
    I just sent a message to Rudy Obrero to know if he had memories about the guy with the red armor between Beast Man & Skeletor on the He-Man/Wind Raider artwork, I had never thought of asking him.
    I am also thinking for Zodac but have finally few doubts.

    Also regarding your website I discovered an interesting thing about Whiplash that I had never noticed before: the picture from the Mattel catalog with the purple spear.
    I crossed one time on eBay a purple spear (sold with a loose Whiplash figure) exactly like this one, I did not buy it but had wondered where from it could come, as for the Faker orange taiwanese belt I think that few early Whiplash figures are coming with this purple spear.
    The spear from the sale I seen was not a repaint for sure.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •