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    Could this have been the inspiration for Draego Man?

    I wonder if this dragon from a vintage Masters of the Universe Coloring Book cover was inspiration for Draego Man? They even have similar horns too.



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    Looks like you're on to something. Nice comparison

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    nice catch!

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    nope. its a knock off figure. there is a thread about it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Canada-Man View Post
    Looks like you're on to something. Nice comparison
    Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TechTrek View Post
    nope. its a knock off figure. there is a thread about it!
    Link or it did'nt happen ...
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    It could be, but the look in the comic is pretty much what has been seen before, so the artist didn't really do much original planning.

    Here are few examples:
    http://rivendell.fortunecity.com/obs...rminaard01.jpg
    http://sp0.fotolog.com/photo/16/32/7...26492897_f.jpg

    Or simply try "Red Dragon" with Google search and you have a quite a lot of similar images...

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    Quote Originally Posted by TechTrek View Post
    nope. its a knock off figure. there is a thread about it!
    Are you thinking of Dragoon from Galaxy Warriors?

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    Did the Four Horsemen ever say if Dragoon was the inspiration? If not, I think Draego Man's head looks almost identical to the dragon on that Coloring Book cover. Of course he is probably a 100% original concept from them, I'm just saying it is an eerie similarity.

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    I'm gonna say "Yes!"
    That's some nice art.

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    Nice catch Joseephus! Looks like a "yes" to me!
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    There is also a Filmation episode with a dragon man that is fairly similar, but I totally forget the episode. If someone knows what it is, please share.
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    That head does look VERY much like Draego Man.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Invicta View Post
    It could be, but the look in the comic is pretty much what has been seen before, so the artist didn't really do much original planning.

    Here are few examples:
    http://rivendell.fortunecity.com/obs...rminaard01.jpg
    http://sp0.fotolog.com/photo/16/32/7...26492897_f.jpg

    Or simply try "Red Dragon" with Google search and you have a quite a lot of similar images...
    Yeah I guess you never know. How old are those images you linked? Because this picture from the Coloring Book is from 1985.

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    Great catch, old chum! Someone actually posters this idea in one of the SDCC threads, but it bears repeating. I have that comic to this day! I make copies of the few blank pages to color. I love coloring; my wife and I can sit and color for ages.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TechTrek View Post
    nope. its a knock off figure. there is a thread about it!
    There's no evidence other than another dragon figure existing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RyDell View Post
    There is also a Filmation episode with a dragon man that is fairly similar, but I totally forget the episode. If someone knows what it is, please share.
    Dragoon from "Dawn of Dragoon"???

    He's not all that similar, but he is a dragon-man.
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    I'd say that is a match.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joseephus View Post
    Yeah I guess you never know. How old are those images you linked? Because this picture from the Coloring Book is from 1985.
    One of the images if from Dragonlance books, which were rather a big hit. First was released 1984, so I think its likely He-man art was likely inspired by it as those images were widely seen in fantasy at the time.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dragons_of_Autumn_Twilight

    We could go even further back in time and looks at Sleeping Beuty's Dragon for possible inspiration for Dragonlance....
    http://www-images.theonering.net/tor...aleficent4.jpg
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    I would say yes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neal1972 View Post
    I would say yes.
    You have good taste!

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    No offense to Dreago Man, but I think it's kind of silly to have a "Dragon Man" in a world where there are actual Dragons.. I know it's fantasy but it just doesn't make sense. I mean, so we have big, fire breathing dragons and Granymyr(sp), AND a tiny little Dragon Man in comparisson. eh, whatever.
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    Quote Originally Posted by illicitjedi View Post
    No offense to Dreago Man, but I think it's kind of silly to have a "Dragon Man" in a world where there are actual Dragons.. I know it's fantasy but it just doesn't make sense. I mean, so we have big, fire breathing dragons and Granymyr(sp), AND a tiny little Dragon Man in comparisson. eh, whatever.
    In various MOTU media we have seen qiant birds, spiders, beasts, cats and crab creatures but we still have Stratos, Webstor, Beast man, Carnivus and Clawful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joseephus View Post
    You have good taste!
    Why, thank you sir!

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    That could be, but once you start talking about a red dragon.... you're bound to find stuff that looks similar.

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