My redesigned King Grayskull, inspired by elements from the Vintage line, with several features of MYP design (loose ponytails and cape) so that he would still be recognizable.
I decided to combine design elements of the castle Grayskull, He-Man and She-Ra figures and a few characteristic details of the MYP design.
I used Grayskull coat of arms which is present at the door of the castle. This coat of arms shows helmet with three horns on the place where crown should be, so that must the crown of King Grayskull
Since his helmet represents a crown, I painted it in gold, while horns are painted in the color of the castle. The helmet have a symbol of the skull framed by pair of wings as found on the coat of arms, and it is interesting that She-Ra's tiara is also in shape of wings, framing her face in the same way.
Because I used He-Man's head as a base, eyes and eyebrows are painted in colors like those of She-Ra.
Instead of the chain across the chest I will probably put a silver harness of Yugoslavian bootleg He-Man in the same color of YU ax which he already has, and of course, the sword in the same manner, when I get them.
That is SO cool! You've built a bridge between vintage MOTU and POP with this figure. Really well done!! The hair really looks looks as of it belongs on a MOTU figure. Repainting the eyes is a great touch. Well thought out.
Also, the helmet... NICE!! Never realized up until now that the helmet in the door is actually also a nod to the very first He-Man prototype. Your version takes that design to the next level. Fun! And wonderful sculpt too!
The hair really looks looks as of it belongs on a MOTU figure.
Yeah, don't forget that MOTU figures (Tytus and Megator) have the same hair (even the same color in Tytus).
Originally Posted by e-man
Never realized up until now that the helmet in the door is actually also a nod to the very first He-Man prototype.
I am planing to make figure based on Tony Guerrero sculpture/prototype as a separate character (the third viking like character) so I made a bigger horns and a bit different proportions for King Grayskull helmet, but still they both fits good as interpretations of helmet from coat of arms.
and there for the gold chain is fitting if you ask me.
Thanks Niki, as a fan of your redesigns of course that your opinion matters to me.
The chain is good solution until I find the silver harness.
On the other hand I am afraid that harness isn't to much on the figure, since he has that big cape with fur...but then if you look at the vintage King Randor, he has ornamented cape and removable armor...