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    The Official Nocturna Thread

    I was thinking about SDCC 2011 reveals and who the Galactic Protector would be...then my mind drifted to "how many times do they need to use parts and bucks before they break even or turn a profit on the investment".....then I thought of Bow's wrists and how one hand is posed to hold an arrow....and then I thought of Nocturna.

    I checked MGM's index and saw this guy had no entry, so here we go.



    How do we feel about the NA martial artist/archer in classics?

    Will he get 2 heads? One helmeted and one not.

    Is he a likely candidate for a reuse of Bow's hands?(another forum post on that topic is here http://www.he-man.org/forums/boards/...d.php?t=205228 )

    Should he still be sporting that sexy blue and purple camoflauge? Should we call it Etherian forest camo?

    I don't know much about his character, role in the series, bio, etc... so will a NA fan please help me out and share that info?
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    heres his vintage cardback Bio-

    Martial arts warrior from Mida on planet primus.Has the ability to deliver a stunning side kick as he moves swiftly and silently to aid He-Man in his fight against evil.
    He was never my fave figure as a kid, but his 'Camo' outfit always made him stand out on the shelf!
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    He could actually end up getting three heads - helmeted, and then a black haired head and a blond haired head, since he was colored with blond hair in the cartoon.
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    Take a good look at Nocturna's face : it was clearly inspired by Jackie Chan !

    I quite liked his bright colors and his high-kick action feature...

    I don't think we'll see him before several years, though.

    Toyguru had said at some point that the only figures that had not been taken into account in the "roadmap" until 2017 were mostly the human NA figures...
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    I'm all for getting Nocturna and hoping classics really expands on his background and gives him more character than the cartoon did!
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    I'm liking NA more and more as I spend time on this site. I don't feel I gave them a fair deal when I was a kid.

    What I like about this guy is that the ball jointed wrists contribute both to having a bow, and being able to do "tiger claw" or "crane" poses or whatever would be fitting(I'll leave those distinctions to those who actually know martial arts). Well, being able to do those poses in theory.

    Thanks for posting that from his original bio Staff of Ka, he's beginning to seem more special forces to me now, technology + martial arts training, but that's just my take on it.
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    I just recently added this figure to my collection. That blue/purple camo is definitely eye catching, as that is what has always stood out to me.

    I'm all for giving NA more love in Classics, and would be very interested to see what the Horsemen can do for Nocturna here! So I say bring him on!
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    I am almost as excited for Nocturnal and other NA humans as I am for most anything in the line. I hope their bios give them a bit more appeal though!
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    Hm...seems kinda plain. The accessory is kinda boring, and he doesn't have much else going on visually. I think a MotUC figure will do him a lot of good, but I hope the 4H give him a little more to spice him up. This is gona be one where I think the bio will be a big help in warming me up to the character.
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    Using only previously used Components,what do you think could be reused for him?

    this should be fun!

    Bows- shoes,Forearms and hands.

    Sykes- calves/boots with a different 'top' (more tech,spy-ish)

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    Right at the bottom of my list - but I'll get him anyway if he comes sooner

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    I have to say this guy is my least favourite NA character and figure. The colours are just terrible IMO.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Staff Of Ka View Post
    Using only previously used Components,what do you think could be reused for him?

    this should be fun!

    Bows- shoes,Forearms and hands.

    Sykes- calves/boots with a different 'top' (more tech,spy-ish)

    ka
    Hm...getting a closer look at him in the archives, I think I can say that his boots and wrist guards have some really cool details. I'm not sure if we have anything good enough to portray them yet; we may have to see what other parts are released in time. Might be some good parts in other NA figures that will eventually lead to Nocturna, rather than any of the parts we're deailing with now (save for maybs Bow's hands and whatnot).
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    Kung Fu Kicking action!
    w black weapons

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    Masters Action!
    w silver weapons

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigassbuzz View Post
    Kung Fu Kicking action!
    w black weapons

    or

    Masters Action!
    w silver weapons

    Or....'Masters Action!' with Black weapons!



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    Quote Originally Posted by Alexx View Post
    Hm...getting a closer look at him in the archives, I think I can say that his boots and wrist guards have some really cool details. I'm not sure if we have anything good enough to portray them yet; we may have to see what other parts are released in time. Might be some good parts in other NA figures that will eventually lead to Nocturna, rather than any of the parts we're deailing with now (save for maybs Bow's hands and whatnot).
    My thinking is along the same line as Alexx's at this point in time. His bracers and boots have the same overall shape as Bow's, but a different texture/design.

    I wonder if he'll get an arrow and quiver? Where would the quiver go?

    *EDIT* Thanks to those for posting more/bigger pics of him.
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    Quote Originally Posted by slackrguy View Post

    I wonder if he'll get an arrow and quiver? Where would the quiver go?
    From having the bow in hand, it doesnt look to need 'arrows' it seems to fire 'laser' bolts! apart from the one 'Missile' attached.
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    I loved the original figure as a kid, so I definitely want him in MOTUC.
    In fact, I want all the NA characters I had as a kid in MOTUC. And so far none of them have been released .
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    Quote Originally Posted by Staff Of Ka View Post
    From having the bow in hand, it doesnt look to need 'arrows' it seems to fire 'laser' bolts! apart from the one 'Missile' attached.
    That's what I was going to say. Space bows shoot lasers!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Staff Of Ka View Post
    From having the bow in hand, it doesnt look to need 'arrows' it seems to fire 'laser' bolts! apart from the one 'Missile' attached.
    Quote Originally Posted by davidlogan View Post
    That's what I was going to say. Space bows shoot lasers!
    Hrmmm....well that would work against Nocturna having Bow's hands and ball jointed wrists

    Unless......we split the difference and give him a translucent "laser" arrow to hold in it In all fairness, i try to get anything translucent whenever possible.
    Last edited by slackrguy; July 11, 2011 at 05:29pm. Reason: because it needed it
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    Quote Originally Posted by davidlogan View Post
    That's what I was going to say. Space bows shoot lasers!
    well, that's right...nontheless, it could be nice if he came with some "trick-arrows" for special purposes (ā la hawkeye or green arrow) as extras.

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    hes to much of a g.i. joe wannabee, but i may get him just to complete motuc.

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    Am I the only one who is wondering why he has a female name?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Atomicdios View Post
    Am I the only one who is wondering why he has a female name?
    for a long time when I saw the name I thought it was a female character, likely due to the abundance of names ending in "a" in PoP
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    i'd like nocturna to be the next in line over hydron for the galactic guardian

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