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    Cataloging reuse of vintage MOTU body parts

    I don't know if anyone's bothered to do this, but I was bored, so here is a stab at cataloging the reuse of body parts in the vintage toy line. I only went to 1985 because I don't really care about any of the toys after that, with only one or two exceptions. I also didn't catalog reused weapon/armor sculpts, but I might do that later. If someone has already done this I'll feel foolish.

    If I've miscategorized or missed something, please feel free to correct this list.

    He-Man Legs
    He-Man
    MAA
    Faker
    Tri-Klops
    BA He-Man
    Fisto
    Mekaneck
    Prince Adam
    Jitsu
    Clamp Champ
    King Randor

    He-Man Arm(s)
    He-Man
    MAA
    Faker
    Tri-Klops
    BA He-Man
    Mekaneck
    Prince Adam
    Spikor (?)
    Clamp Champ
    King Randor

    He-Man Torso
    He-Man
    MAA
    Skeletor
    Mer-Man
    Faker
    Trap-Jaw (?)
    Tri-Klops
    Mekaneck
    Prince Adam
    Clawful
    Webstor
    DB Skeletor
    Stinkor
    Clamp Champ
    King Randor


    He-Man Head
    He-Man
    Faker
    BA He-Man
    Prince Adam

    Skeletor Legs
    Skeletor
    Mer-Man
    Zodac
    BA Skeletor
    Kobra Khan
    Webstor
    Stinkor
    Clawful (early version)

    Skeletor Arms
    Skeletor
    Mer-Man
    Zodac
    BA Skeletor
    Kobra Khan
    Webstor
    Whiplash
    DB Skeletor
    Stinkor

    Skeletor Head
    Skeletor
    BA Skeletor
    DB Skeletor

    Beast Man Legs
    Beast Man
    Stratos
    Moss-Man

    Beast Man Arms
    Beast Man
    Stratos
    Moss-Man

    Beast Man Torso
    Beast Man
    Stratos
    Zodac
    Moss-Man

    Beast Man Head
    Beast Man
    Moss-Man

    Mer-Man Head
    Mer-Man
    Stinkor

    Teela Legs
    Teela
    Evil-Lyn

    Teela Arms
    Teela
    Evil-Lyn

    Teela Torso
    Teela
    Evil-Lyn

    Trap-Jaw Legs
    Trap-Jaw
    Man-E-Faces
    Roboto


    Fisto Left Arm

    Fisto
    Jitsu

    Fisto Torso
    Fisto
    Jitsu
    Ninjor

    Buzz-Off Legs
    Buzz-Off
    Clawful
    Whiplash

    Buzz-Off Left Arm
    Buzz-Off
    Clawful


    Buzz-Off Torso
    Buzz-Off
    Whiplash

    TP He-Man Legs
    TP He-Man
    Spikor
    Faker II
    French Rubber Boot He-Man
    French Rubber Boot BA He-Man
    French Rubber Boot Man-At-Arms
    French Rubber Boot Fisto
    French Rubber Boot Tri-Klops
    French Rubber Boot Jitsu

    DB Skeletor Legs
    DB Skeletor
    Hong Kong Skeletor
    Hong Kong Ninjor
    Hong Kong Scare Glow
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    This seems like a lot of work to me, but nice going : P

    Quote Originally Posted by Lich Leech View Post

    Battle Armor He-Man Left Arm

    BA He-Man
    Fisto
    Jitsu
    Battle armor He-man with a closed (well, almost) left hand?, I've never known of such a thing, a quick ebay search shows most of them with the same arm as harness He-man. Pics pls
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    Quote Originally Posted by Romer View Post
    This seems like a lot of work to me, but nice going : P



    Battle armor He-man with a closed (well, almost) left hand?, I've never known of such a thing, a quick ebay search shows most of them with the same arm as harness He-man. Pics pls
    Hmm, I just have the one, and he has a closed left hand. I didn't know it was unusual.

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    Just in case, are you the original owner?, were you the one who took the figure out of its blister?.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Romer View Post
    Just in case, are you the original owner?, were you the one who took the figure out of its blister?.
    No, I bought these three loose on a whim when I was first getting into MOTU. But you know what, I never noticed this, but it's totally a Fisto arm. The bicep is bigger than He-Man's and it's identical to my Fisto.

    Someone must have lost the original and swapped it out.
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    Fisto, Jitsu and Ninjor have the same torso, different from all other figures. It is more flattened then regular with bigger flat surfaces on the places where the arms should be attached. All 3 use the same torso because of the spring-loaded right arm. That's why Jitsu and Fisto have bigger deltoids on their arms than other figures, while Ninjor has regular (Skeletor) arms so when you look at the figure without clothe, the flat surface around the shoulders is very obvious.
    I've tried this with my figures after my friend told me that he couldn't put Jistu armor on Randor, but not sure is it working for all variants...but it seems that Fisto and Clamp Champ has visually the same removable armor, also Jistu and King Randor, but they ARE DIFFERENT. You can't put Fisto armor or Jistu armor on figures with regular torso (as those of Clamp Champ and King Randor) because they are made with more flattened chest and their armor only fits to them even if the same sculpt was reused for two other figures, it's not completely the same.

    Also don't forget that there are Thunder punch He-Man legs (they have bigger feet than regular) which were used for Spikor, Faker II in most common figure variants. The same mold of Thunder Punch he-Man legs was used for French figures with rubber boots: He-Man, Battle Armor He-Man, Man-At-Arms, Fisto, TriKlops and Jitsu (I saw only these figures with rubber boots).

    There are also Skletor legs with big feet, made for Dragon Blaster Skeletor Hong Kong and Mexico (DB Skeletor Mexico was made in two variants, with big and with regular feet).
    These legs were made for Dragon Blaster Skeletor, but they were reused for regular Skeletor Hong Kong, Ninjor and Scare Glow (but there is also Spanish Scare Glow with regular small feet).

    Quote Originally Posted by Lich Leech View Post
    Trap-Jaw Arms
    Trap-Jaw
    Roboto
    NO, they both have unique both arms.

    Clamp Champ and King Randor should be placed here:

    He-Man Legs
    He-Man Arm(s)
    He-Man Torso

    Quote Originally Posted by Lich Leech View Post
    Fisto Left Arm
    Fisto
    Jitsu
    They both have the same right arms too, only gloves (they are separate parts) are different.


    Quote Originally Posted by Lich Leech View Post
    He-Man Arm(s)
    Spikor (?)
    Spikor has both arms unique
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mantisaur82 View Post
    Fisto, Jitsu and Ninjor have the same torso, different from all other figures. It is more flattened then regular with bigger flat surfaces on the places where the arms should be attached. All 3 use the same torso because of the spring-loaded right arm. That's why Jitsu and Fisto have bigger deltoids on their arms than other figures, while Ninjor has regular (Skeletor) arms so when you look at the figure without clothe, the flat surface around the shoulders is very obvious.
    I've tried this with my figures after my friend told me that he couldn't put Jistu armor on Randor, but not sure is it working for all variants...but it seems that Fisto and Clamp Champ has visually the same removable armor, also Jistu and King Randor, but they ARE DIFFERENT. You can't put Fisto armor or Jistu armor on figures with regular torso (as those of Clamp Champ and King Randor) because they are made with more flattened chest and their armor only fits to them even if the same sculpt was reused for two other figures, it's not completely the same.

    Also don't forget that there are Thunder punch He-Man legs (they have bigger feet than regular) which were used for Spikor, Faker II in most common figure variants. The same mold of Thunder Punch he-Man legs was used for French figures with rubber boots: He-Man, Battle Armor He-Man, Man-At-Arms, Fisto, TriKlops and Jitsu (I saw only these figures with rubber boots).

    There are also Skletor legs with big feet, made for Dragon Blaster Skeletor Hong Kong and Mexico (DB Skeletor Mexico was made in two variants, with big and with regular feet).
    These legs were made for Dragon Blaster Skeletor, but they were reused for regular Skeletor Hong Kong, Ninjor and Scare Glow (but there is also Spanish Scare Glow with regular small feet).



    NO, they both have unique both arms.

    Clamp Champ and King Randor should be placed here:

    He-Man Legs
    He-Man Arm(s)
    He-Man Torso
    Thanks for the corrections and additional information. I'll update the OP accordingly.
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    Also there is Faker Taiwan in two variants, with Skeletor and with He-Man arms

    and some more
    Hordak head:

    Hordak
    Hurricane Hordak
    Buzz-Saw Hordak

    Hordak right arm:

    Hordak
    Buzz-Saw Hordak

    Hordak left arm:

    Hordak
    Hurricane Hordak
    Buzz-Saw Hordak

    Hurricane Hordak legs:

    Hurricane Hordak (there are also variants with Hordak legs from Spain and Malaysia)
    Buzz-Saw Hordak


    Battle Armor He-Man torso:

    Battle Armor He-Man
    LEO India Battle Armor Skeletor


    Skeletor head, mostly molded as soft rubber head:

    Skeletor (Taiwan, Spain, France, Los Amos Mexico, Estrela Brazil)
    Battle Armor Skeletor (USA, Taiwan, Spain, France, Mexico (hard rubber head), Los Amos Mexico, Rotoplast Venezuela)
    Dragon Blaster Skeletor (Spain)


    Dragon Blaster Skeletor head mostly molded as hard plastic head:

    Dragon Blaster Skeletor (China (hard plastic), Mexico (hard rubber))
    Skeletor (Hong Kong, LEO India)
    Battle Armor Skeletor (LEO India)
    Terror Claws Skeletor (China, Malaysia, Spain, Greece)

    He-Man head, mostly molded as soft rubber head:

    He-Man(Taiwan, Mexico, France, Spain, Estrela Brazil)
    Battle Armor he-man (Taiwan, Mexico, France, Spain)
    Prince Adam (Taiwan, Mexico, France, Spain, Estrela Brazil)
    Faker (Taiwan, France)
    Thunder Punch he-man (Taiwan)

    Thunder punch He-Man head, molded as hard rubber head:

    Thunder Punch He-Man (Mexico, Spain)
    Flying Fists He-Man (China, Spain, LEO India)
    He-Man (Malaysia, LEO India (hard rubber and hard plastic))
    Prince Adam (Malaysia, LEO India)
    Faker (Malaysia, LEO India)




    There is also big reuse of accessories:

    Mekaneck armor:

    Mekaneck
    Stinkor

    He-Man ax:

    He-Man
    Battle Armor He-Man
    (also Rotoplast Venezuela battle Armor Skeletor)

    He-Man power sword (male):
    He-Man
    Battle Armor He-Man
    Prince Adam
    Thunder Punch He-Man

    Skeletor sword (female):

    Skeletor
    Faker
    Battle Armor Skeletor
    Dragon Blaster Skeletor

    Skeletor armor:

    Skeletor
    Faker

    Skeletor Belt:

    Skeletor
    Faker LEO India

    Havoc Staff:

    Skeletor
    Battle Armor Skeletor
    Faker LEO India

    Tri-Klops Sword:

    Tri-Klops
    Fisto

    Jitsu Sword:

    Jitsu
    Ninjor

    Jitsu armor:

    Jitsu
    King Randor

    Fisto armor:

    Fisto
    Clamp Champ

    Whiplash spear:

    Whiplash
    King Randor

    Zodac gun:

    Zodac
    Kobra Khan

    Clawful mace:

    Clawful
    Moss Man

    Rokkon/Stonedar laser:

    Rokkon
    Stonedar

    Snake Staff:

    King Hiss
    Rattlor
    Tung Lashor
    Snake Face

    Hordak crossbow:

    Hordak
    Buzz-Saw Hordak

    Hordak cape:

    Hordak
    Buzz-Saw Hordak


    Creatures were reused almost complete:

    Strydor
    Night Stalker (no helmet in common variants)

    BattleCat
    Panthor (no helmet)

    Zoar
    Screech (complete reuse of all elements)
    The bird was even reused for unreleased Glory Bird from Princess Of Power line.
    Last edited by Mantisaur82; January 4, 2013 at 10:11pm.

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    Thank you for this! I didn't have the energy to even try to catalog Horde parts or weapons. Awesome!
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