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    Vintage MOTU variations

    Does anyone know where I can find information about all the different MOTU figure and playset variations, like the "round back" Two Bad vs the "flat back", half boot Skeletor, light brown Grizzlor vs dark Grizzlor etc.?
    What I'm looking for is mainly an archive or something similar, preferably not random discussions.

    Thanks in advance!

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    Click the collecting tab and look at each figure it usually lists variations.

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    Alright. Thanks.

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    Well you have already listed most of the variations I know of but maybe together we can piece together a list with help from some of the more knowledgeable members. Here is what I could find. I also included same mold weapons different colors from other characters in case someone tried to say that was a variation.

    HE-MAN - Hard head and soft head variations, orange shield stickers, red shield stickers, orange belt, yellow belt Top Toys, gray sword and axe, purple sword skeltor, blue sword and axe weapons pak, pink sword Prince Adam, Yellow sword Thunder Punch HE-MAN

    Skeletor - Hard head and soft head variations, light blue skin, dark blue skin dark armor and weapons LEO, face paint, full boot paint, half boot paint, purple armor, orange armor Faker, orange havok staff LEO Faker, purple waist, black waist

    Man-At-Arms - Red painted dots on helmet, unpainted dots on helmet

    Beast Man - Blue painted chest symbol, unpainted chest symbol Top Toys, Regular black whip, red whip Top Toys, normal red armor, weapons pak yellow armor, Blue whip weapons pak Top Toys

    Stratos - Red wings blue jetpack, Blue wings, red jetpack, Ping wings Top Toys, Pink jetpack Top Toys, blue beard

    Mer-Man - Green Mer-man, Blue Mer-man Top Toys, green belt, orange belt, orange armor Brazil

    Teela- Red hair, Brown hair, Brown boots, Red boots

    Zodac- Red armor and gun, Black armor and gun from weapons pak, unpainted chest symbol Top Toys, hard head, soft head

    Faker- Hard head, regular head, orange armor, purple armor Skeletor, orange havoc staff LEO, Skeletor arms, black around eyes LEO

    Tri-Klops - Large nose, smaller nose, large red eye, small red eye, green sword, purple sword Fisto

    Evil-Lyn - ?

    Trap Jaw - Regular, Blue legs Top Toys, Black legs Top Toys

    Man-E-Faces - Regular, Blue arms Top Toys, Man-E-Weapons maroon weapons, pink chest tubes, purple chest tubes

    Ram-Man - ?

    Battle Cat - Regular, large eyed France, yellow stripes, orange stripes, Orange Tiger Black Stripes Big Jim

    Panthor - Regular flocked, non-flocked shiny purple Top Toys, Black Panther Tarzan Jungle Cat

    Zoar - Orange, blue, and white coloring, White and brown Bald Eagle Big Josh

    Screeech - Blue and purple coloring, Brown Golden Eagle Big Jim

    Battle Armor HE-MAN - ?

    Battle Armor Skeletor - regular, dark blue skin LEO

    Prince Adam - yellow hair, orange hair Top Toys

    Buzz-Off - ?

    Fisto - Brown hair, red hair, purple and silver armor, blue and silver armor Clamp Champ, purple sword, green sword Tri-Klops, purple boots, dark purple boots, purple Jitsu sword

    Orko - ?

    Jitsu - Orange sword, silver sword Ninjor, gold and red armor, less gold and red armor King Randor, purple sword Fisto

    Whiplash - Orange spear, Beige spear Castle Grayskull weapons, Gold spear King Randor, brown spear ?

    Clawful- Hard head, soft head, Buzz-off legs, Skeletor legs, green mace, brown mace Moss-man, gray mace weapons pak, beige mace Castle Grayskull weapons, maroon mace Man-E-Weapons

    Webstor- Orange gun, blue gun, gray gun weapons pak, beige gun Castle Grayskull, maroon gun Man-E-Weapons

    Mekaneck - red armor, orange armor Stinkor, salmon armor Mexico

    Thunder Punch HE-MAN - ?

    Dragon Blaster Skeletor - white inside dragon's mouth, red inside dragon's mouth

    Moss-man - brown mace, green mace Clawful, gray mace weapons pak, beige mace Castle Grayskull weapons, maroon mace Man-E-Weapons

    Roboto - ?

    Sy-Klone- ?

    Two-Bad - Flat back, Round back

    Stinkor - Blue shield, gray shield weapons pak, beige shield Castle Grayskull weapons, maroon shield Man-E-Weapons, orange armor, red armor Mekaneck, salmon armor Mekaneck Mexico

    Spikor- purple limbs, dark blue limbs LEO, white trident LEO

    Flying Fists HE-MAN - ?

    Terror Claws Skeletor - ?

    Rio Blast - ?

    Snout Spout - ?

    Extendar - ?

    King Randor - Gold spear, Orange spear Whiplash, Beige spear Castle Grayskull weapons, brown spear ?, gold and red armor, more gold and red armor Jitsu

    Sorceress - ?

    Scare Glow - Green halberd, Glow halberd, Beige halberd Castle Grayskull weapons

    Ninjor - Silver bow, Gold bow Eternia weapons, silver sword, orange sword Jitsu

    Clamp Champ - blue and silver armor, purple and silver armor Fisto

    Blast Attak - ?

    Laser Power HE-MAN - regular HE-MAN head, movie head

    Laser Light Skeletor - ?

    Hordak - white crossbow, Red/Maroon crossbow Leech, Green crossbow Grizzlor, Gray crossbow Mantenna/Dragstor, yellow crossbow Hook toys, red bat on back, red striped ribs

    Buzz-Saw Hordak - white crossbow, Red/Maroon crossbow Leech, Green crossbow Grizzlor, Gray crossbow Mantenna/Dragstor, yellow crossbow Hook toys

    Hurricane Hordak - ?

    Leech - Red crossbow, maroon crossbow, white crossbow Hordak/Buzz-saw Hordak, Green crossbow Grizzlor, Gray crossbow Mantenna/Dragstor, yellow crossbow Hook toys, orange belt, black belt

    Grizzlor - Light skin, Dark skin, green crossbow, white crossbow Hordak/Buzz-Saw Hordak, Red/Maroon crossbow Leech, Gray crossbow Mantenna/Dragstor, yellow crossbow Hook toys

    Mantenna - Red eye lever, Black eye lever, Red boot bats, Black boot bats, Gray crossbow, white crossbow Hordak/Buzz-Saw Hordak, Red/Maroon crossbow Leech, Green crossbow Grizzlor, yellow crossbow Hook toys

    Modulok - ?

    Dragstor- Gray crossbow, white crossbow Hordak/Buzz-Saw Hordak, Red/Maroon crossbow Leech, Green crossbow Grizzlor, yellow crossbow Hook toys

    Horde Trooper - ?

    Multi-Bot - ?

    Mosquitor - ?

    King Hiss - green staff King Hiss, purple staff Tung Lashor, red staff Rattlor, dark green staff Snakeface

    Kobra Khan - regular, Camo Khan Top Toys, Buzz-Off arms Camo Khan Top Toys

    Tung Lashor - unmarked back, marked back, purple staff, green staff King Hiss, red staff Rattlor, dark green staff Snakeface

    Rattlor - Yellow neck, Red neck, unpainted arms Top Toys, red sta, green staff King Hiss, purple staff Tung Lashor, dark green staff Snakeface

    Sssqueeze - ?

    Snake Face - dark green staff, green staff King Hiss, purple staff Tung Lashor, red staff Rattlor

    Gwildor - ?

    Saurod - ?

    Blade - ?

    Tytus - ?

    Megator - ?

    Tyrantiasaurus Rex - ?

    Bionatops - ?

    Turbodactyl - ?

    Mantisaur - ?

    Stridor - ?

    Night Stalker - ?

    Monstroid - ?

    Battle Bones - ?

    Stonedar - gold and red gun, silver and red gun Rokkon

    Rokkon - silver and red gun, gold and red gun Stonedar

    Twistoid - ?

    Rotar - ?

    Castle Grayskull - Slotted gun platform, non-slotted gun platform, gray weapons, beige weapons, maroon weapons Man-E-Weapons, beige ladder, gray ladder Snake Mountain, dark green castle, light green castle Top Toys
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    Thanks, that's a great list! That's about all variations I knew of, and more!
    Btw, didn't Mekaneck come with a orange/salmon colored armor as well?
    Also, have you ever heard of or seen a brown spear in the same mold as King Randor's?

    When I was googling around I found this website containing information on a few MOTU variations:
    http://www.he-man.org/forums/boards/...variations.htm

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    Orange Mekaneck armor is from Stinkor. I have never seen a brown King Randor spear however I have seen several gold spears that when photographed appear brown.

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    Mekaneck's orange armor is a different orange then stinkor's armor.

    Also I have a screech with pink paint on it's head.
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    @ deltadod - Interesting! Do you happen to have a picture of that Screeech?

    @Amra - I took a couple of pictures of a few of the variants I have.



    As you can see, the salmon/pink armor for Mekaneck looks different than the orange one that belongs to Stinkor.



    Perhaps you or someone else can help me shed some light on these mystery accessories?

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    There are many more variations. Check out this thread in the Original MOTU marketplace:

    Classic He-man Series World Variants Encyclopedia and Figure Picture Gallery CD...

    *Please don't post direct links to the marketplace! Thanks! **

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    I also have that brown spear, my Randor is holding it. Not sure if its a variant color that came with him or not, but I have noticed it and been wondering for some time. I also have the Salmon Armor Mekaneck, his eyes are definitely more shiny than the reg version, but the paint on his head is very flaky.

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    It seems the salmon Mekaneck armor is from Mexico. I have no clue on the brown spear but my guess would be international variant.

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    Ok! Thanks for the info!

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    One of the long-time .orgers produced a CD a few years back listing many if not all of the variants, complete with photos and production details. (I still have my copy somewhere) My mind's blurry on who compiled it now, but they're likely still about on the forums.

    I've catalogued a whole chunk of variants myself over the years (from He-Man's famous Mexican-produced axe - with side handle! ... to the numerous versions of Faker (hard head is the late waves re-release; and some early versions actually had black boots) ... at least four versions of the Tri-Klops head mold, so many more including the French - most notable - variants, from different paint jobs, to a blue He-Man shield with Stinkor), I did have a saved document of some of them on a now ancient hard disk. I'll try to dig it out at some point, but maybe someone who can remember who produced the variant CD?
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    See my post earlier in this thread about the cd!

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    Quote Originally Posted by suckator View Post
    See my post earlier in this thread about the cd!
    Gotcha. Late night posting and my sleep brain do not a good combination make
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    @ Spacedust - Thanks for the reply! I should really get e hold of one of those CD's...
    Btw, do you have a list of the variations you have collected? Do you know if they can be found on the CD?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Queen Marlena View Post
    @ Spacedust - Thanks for the reply! I should really get e hold of one of those CD's...
    Btw, do you have a list of the variations you have collected? Do you know if they can be found on the CD?
    I do have an ancient Word document buried on some even-more-ancient hard disk for the various examples of variations I have. It'll be back at my parents home somewhere, I'll have to wade through my pile of old computers(!) when I'm there. From what I can recall most of these varations were on the CD, but even all these years later, a new variation might often pop up that no-one has encountered before, even if down to something small as a tweak to the paintjob, or the countless international versions or bootlegs.
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    Alright. Thanks for the reply.
    I think I'll probably end up getting that CD sooner or later.

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    What are the major figure variations.

    Just curious what all are the figure variations people consider to be major and worth having for the US line and international.

    I consider the following are US released variations worth having:

    Rattlor red neck
    Hordak painted ribs
    Teela paint variations
    Mer man belt paint variations
    Mantenna lever color variation
    Dark Grizzlor
    Tung Lashor Painted back
    Clawful leg Variations
    Stratos red and blue wing
    Mekaneck armor color variation
    Spikor variation in spikes across
    Roboto gear color variation
    Man e weapons with extra weapons
    Webstor gun variation blue or orange
    Fisto hair and fist variations
    Tri klops sculpt variations
    hard head versus soft heads any people consider worth having

    International

    Modulok green arms top toys
    Khamo khan top toys
    zodak not painted cross on vest
    he man not painted cross on vest
    Trap Jaw legs not painted
    Laser light he man both head variations

    Skeletor Leo Toys
    Faker Leo Toys

    Any people think should be added as being major variations?
    and anyone have any side by side pictures of the fisto variations or tri klops variations

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    Two Bad chest armor vaiation.

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    Half-boot Skeletor, early axe handle variation he-man.

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    What figures were released in hard head and soft head form?

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    Going through a few of my figures and noticed Rokkon comes with both blue arms and orange/silver gloves, and orange arms with silver gloves. As well as other slight colouring variations.

    Rokkon.jpg

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    The Joahman guide is a good place to start. It's a cd that has many of the variants.
    Their are literally hundreds of MOTU variants produced, which is what is so great about collecting Masters.

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    The Joahman guide is a good place to start. It's a cd that has many of the variants.
    Their are literally hundreds of MOTU variants produced, which is what is so great about collecting Masters.

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    Yeah the CD sounds awesome. Too bad it would arrive too late for me to use.

    Some of the variances are so small I almost miss them. Don't think I would have noticed the fluro orange at the edges of skeletors jaw, except for that I was already going to keep him as my Half-boot Skeletor.

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