With the MOTUC version of Vikor coming up on January 18th, I felt a vintage counterpart needed to be made as well. So, encouraged by the vintage custom king Tyke, I started working.
This vintage version of Vikor is what the vintage He-Man might have looked like had the sketch by Mark Taylor been approved about 30 years ago...
- Helmet: Playmobil viking (cut and resculpted to fit He-Man’s head)
- Head: vintage He-Man (repainted)
- Body: vintage Tri-Klops
- Cape: vintage Grizzlor’s fur
- Loin cloth: parts of a McDonalds Superman figure cape (cut and painted)
- Sword: from a no-name knight toy
- Axe: vintage He-Man axe (heavily modified)
- Shield: vintage Grayskull weapin (modified)
- Necklace: from a no-name prehistoric figure
I added a ‘rusty’ look to all his weapons, just like the new MOTUC figure has. I wanted to have his weapons look like they are ‘worn’ by time (and fierce battles) and did not go for a very ‘clean’ look. The only thing I don’t really like is the way his shield came out. That needs to be modified a bit so that the ‘tip’ stays on better. Otherwise I’m extremely pleased with this figure. Comments are welcome!
Top Ten MOTUC wants: Sagitar, Great Black Wizard, Fang-or, Dragstor, Peekablue, Skeletor's Skeleton Warriors, Despara, Evil Seed (all era) w/Odiphus, Illumina w/Sleetah, Lady Slither
FINALLY!! GLIMMER IS IN MY SHELF!! Now I need a Crita!! Crita is to Mara what Evil Lyn is to Teela. If we ARE getting Mara, then we NEED Crita.
hot holy smackrel!
THIS IS ONE OF THE BEST VINTAGE CUSTOMS EVER. I am indeed going to copy your recipe....dang! I love this custom!
I've made furry Horde-customs and so therefore used many Grizzlor arms and legs....now I have a use for the fur! awesome, man.
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Wow. Just amazing. Great job!
"I SHALL WARN YOU BUT ONCE, EVIL ONE--SPEAK TO ME THE TRUTH 'ERE MY BATTLE AXE FINDS A PLACE TO REST 'TWIXT YOUR FOWL EYES!" -He-Man.
Hm, looks really cool, he's just as he would have looked like if he showed up in the vintage line. Good job.
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I love an all inclusive canon!
ack Vikor skinned Grizzlor
Just kidding, amazing job though.
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Wow! That looks just like a figure Mattel would've made...awesome job!
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looks freaking great.
it's actually just a bit too good to be a completely believable retro version, but that's a good thing. It looks better.
Thanks (again) for all the kind words everybody!
Ever since I was a kid I wanted to 'upgrade' my MOTU toys. Give 'em something extra. So that's why my vintage customs mostly look 'off' a bit. They are vintage, but more detailed than the vintage line ever was. Or at least, I try to give them that effect. As if they are somewhere inbetween vintage MOTU and MOTU Classics. Here's the one that started it all (for me) Man-At-Arms. He is still the vintage version as we know him, but just a bit touched up. Every vintage custom I made after that followed that direction.