In the POG line, He-Ro was originally Gray, a peasant farmer that had been chosen by Eldor to become a great fighter and leader against the Snakemen. Well, officially, Gray has been taken out of the MOTUC line, but in my canon, he remains He-Ro's secret identity. Thus, I had to make my own Gray using a He-Ro head, He-Man body, spear and club from the Weapons Pak, and homemade furry vest and necklace. His story is as follows:
A peasant farmer who lost his entire family to the Snake Men™ when his father’s tithings weren’t enough to appease King Hssss™, he ran away to hide in the forest and live a life away from the evil that rampaged through Eternia®. Fate, however, had other plans for young Gray. Starting small uprisings against the Snake Men™, he became a most wanted criminal in the eyes of Hssss and his followers and was forced into exile or be destroyed. A hermit duid named Eldor found him and decided that the young man was worth a gift only he could give. Using the Book of Living Spells along with the magical amulet the young man wore around his neck—the only heirloom he had of his family—Eldor transformed Gray into He-Ro™, the most powerful wizard in the universe! His mace transformed into a powerful staff with which he could battle evil warriors. He-Ro™ was called to the stars soon after to become a Cosmic Warrior, but would return to his homeworld fifty years later when Fate would step in once again, bringing both him and the Sword of He to Eternia®.
Are you tired of Orko's book (or books if you bought more than one) lying around? Will you be getting Shadow Weaver next year? Or did you cut out the cardboard X-Plo-Dar magazine cover from Mo-Larr's dental office floor? Then you need...(*insert drumroll here*)...the Eternian Bookshelf! Able to hold a large number of books, as well as a small number of other small things. Take for instance, Wun-Dar's loaf of bread or Bow's altnerate chest button or harp. Have no place to put them? Try on top of the bookshelf! 2 out of 3 of the bookshelves will let the books stand upright, while the top shelf will let them lean or lay on their sides. Plenty of room for your existing MOTUC books and those to [hopefully] come (ie. Eldor, Batros, Master Sebrian...just to name a hopeful few)!
I found a website (Shapeways.com) that had a version of Keldor's swords for sale. So I bought one, painted it, and now my Keldor has his 200x-style sword(s)!
There was also a movie Sword on the same site, so I bought one of those and painted it too. Turned out really nice (although I'm not sure who I will give it to just yet).
I saw someone on here had made a custom Battle Armor Wun-Dar and liked the idea so much, I made one myself. The Cosmic Enforcer chestplate was made by Fahnengrabbler:
I bought 2 King Hssss so I could display both versions (snake and humanoid torsos). Then I decided to use the extra snakes from one torso and graft them into the other one so I had a "Super Snake" King Hssss. The bendable snakes made it where he can still hold onto his staff and shield too!
I've seen a few people making their own "He-Men" that spanned between King Grayskull and Adam, and thought I'd make a few of my own. My first He-Man (not Adam) is a Quadian character I made from Grayskull's hair, the Quadian Guard head, Carnivus' body and armor (modified and repainted), and Adam's Power Sword. I wanted to give him a great Quadian history, so I made him into he who would be King Saz! Using the Filmation The Cat and the Spider story/history and the MYP/MOTUC Carnivus and Quadian people, I created a nice little story for him. *EDIT: gave him the Carnivus sword & shield from WP#3!
Real Name: Saz Fervelius
After Vikor perished in battle sending Demo-Man to Despondos, the Goddess needed to find a new guardian of the Sword of He to protect it from evil. Because of his bravery, Saz Fervelius, a Quadian™ warrior, was chosen to guard the halves of the Power Sword from evil forces that sought them out to use against Eternia and the universe. Like Vikor before him, he was given half of the Sword and told to use it for the betterment of Eternia. He became a master of using both the Sword of He and his custom-made curved blade that he favored above all else. The Quadians™, a secretive cat-like people, were seen as outcasts and untrustworthy by humans until Saz and his people captured a demon called the Grimalkin that terrorized Eternia, and forced it into a statue using the powers of the storm. Unfortunately, his favored sword had been broken during the battle, and mysteriously disappeared. He then hid the statue deep in the Temple of the Cat behind many fortifications that would deter anyone from freeing the monster. Soon after, he was crowned King of the Quadians™ and his curved sword was returned to him, reforged with magical properties from an unnamed person. With his newfound powers, he helped make the Quadians™ the strong people they are today and became a legend to both humans and Quadians™ alike!