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    The color Orange in MOTU(C)

    The color Orange in MOTU(C)

    When looking over my collection of MOTUC the other day, it dawned on me that there is a lot of orange. Spikorís mace, Fakerís sword and armor, Stinkorís armor, Man at Arms armor, Tri-Klops wrist armor, Whiplash spear, Jitsuís sword, Webstorís gun, Man e Faceís gun, and Iím sure there are more.
    So I got to thinkingÖ there must be a very strong metal or oar on Eternia that has an orange color that is good for making armor and weapons. Maybe sort of like Marvelís adamantium. Thoughts?

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    Yep, I always just assumed it was Photanium in its worked form.
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    More purple than orange.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vikor View Post
    More purple than orange.
    Hmm...I can't off hand think of any purple weapons other than Skelly's.

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    Lots of orange and green or yellow and green combos early on as well. Those were also my elementary school's colors, so I took notice as a kid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eCollector View Post
    Hmm...I can't off hand think of any purple weapons other than Skelly's.
    Well there's Fisto's sword, but other than that there isn't much.

    Anyway: Interesting topic! I actually was thinking previously of the blue He-Man axe and shield and working the blue metal as some sort of special metal...but the orange makes sense too! Much more so, even. In fact I think that's a fantastic case for my usual "ancient technological past" story that I love so much from the old minicomics. Could be a special magically/technologically manifested metal used by the ancient civilization that people scavenge. I'm assuming MAA probably found a way to reproduce it, though perhaps not perfectly.
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    I had a thread similar to this before. I also thought the use of Orange was interesting. Here is a link to that discussion which soon just went silly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by eCollector View Post
    Hmm...I can't off hand think of any purple weapons other than Skelly's.
    Just off the top of my head: Skeletor, Mosquitor, Squeeeze, Tongue Lasher (snake staff), Fisto, Rokkon, Draego Man (MOTUC), and Multi-Bot, have purple weapons. Night Stalker also has purple guns mounted on it's sides. A few characters from New Adventures also had purple weapons.
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    Quote Originally Posted by eCollector View Post
    Hmm...I can't off hand think of any purple weapons other than Skelly's.
    There's a lot of purple armor, weapons and things in MOTU & MOTUC.

    Skeletor's Armor, belt, havoc staff & sword, Fisto's Sword and parts of his armor & belt, Draego Man's sword, armor & shield. BA Skeletor's "magic" armor, DB Skeletor's armor. Webstor's armor, Faceless Ones' armor, Granamyr's helmet

    But if you count just the color, you also have Faker's boots & briefs as well. Scareglow, BGEL, Panthor, Keldor, Spector, Spikor. And all the purple boots.
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    The reason there's so much orange is because orange is the best color ever!
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    Not to mention all the blue In MOTUC. But all colors are represented decently, even though the predominate colors are Orange, Blue & Purple.

    And all you have to do is look at Faker to see it all works together.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vancak View Post
    The reason there's so much orange is because orange is the best color ever!
    Except for green!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lich Leech View Post
    Lots of orange and green or yellow and green combos early on as well. Those were also my elementary school's colors, so I took notice as a kid.

    MAA
    Wind Raider
    Battle Cat
    Mer-Man
    Tri-Klops
    Ok so I've always saw Battle Cat/Cringer as green and yellow while others I've heard say orange and green. Is the color yellow or orange?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lich Leech View Post
    Lots of orange and green or yellow and green combos early on as well. Those were also my elementary school's colors, so I took notice as a kid.
    Yeah, exactly for those ones you listed, to me orange and green has always been a pretty signature MotU color combo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vikor View Post
    More purple than orange.
    I think he was thinking about the color purple in general and not just weapons. For instance, Skeletor, DG Skeletor, BA Skeletor, BG Evil Lyn, Spikor, Faker, Faceless One, Scareglow, Webstor, Keldor, Tallstar, Spectre, Draego Man, Panthor, Screech, Carnivus, Man-E-Faces, Prince Adam, Fisto, Granamyr.

    Now, that being said, there is indeed a lot of orange.

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    Well for a toy line originally aimed at kids the color orange was easier to work with than gold. Imo...
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    Two Bad also has the orange shield... I also recognised that orange is oftem used as weapons color. Maybe it's more appealing to children?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Berserker79 View Post
    Two Bad also has the orange shield... I also recognised that orange is oftem used as weapons color. Maybe it's more appealing to children?
    Roger Sweet stated in his book that, back in the day, the color choices were based on studies Mattel had showing that children, specifically boys, were attracted to contrasting colors. I guess mind games were fair play. Works great though. Loved the colors then and now. Bright and exciting!

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    Quote Originally Posted by eCollector View Post
    Hmm...I can't off hand think of any purple weapons other than Skelly's.
    Oh, I was meaning more in general in terms of use in characters rather than weapons alone.

    Skeletor, Panthor, Keldor, Spikor, Faker, Man-E-Faces, Trap Jaw, Fisto, Prince Adam, Scare Glow, Mosquitor (purple gun), Mighty Spector, Draego-Man (purple hilt on sword), Tallstar, Faceless One, and BG Evil Lynn

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    Quote Originally Posted by wundarwarrior View Post
    Ok so I've always saw Battle Cat/Cringer as green and yellow while others I've heard say orange and green. Is the color yellow or orange?
    Hmm, well my vintage one is more yellow, but slightly orange. MOTUC BC is more orange.
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    Quote Originally Posted by eCollector View Post
    The color Orange in MOTU(C)

    When looking over my collection of MOTUC the other day, it dawned on me that there is a lot of orange. Spikor’s mace, Faker’s sword and armor, Stinkor’s armor, Man at Arms armor, Tri-Klops wrist armor, Whiplash spear, Jitsu’s sword, Webstor’s gun, Man e Face’s gun, and I’m sure there are more.
    So I got to thinking… there must be a very strong metal or oar on Eternia that has an orange color that is good for making armor and weapons. Maybe sort of like Marvel’s adamantium. Thoughts?
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    The reason there's so much orange is because orange is the best color ever!
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    Well. I think they just use a black basic metal and just paint their weapons. That way they can really show off that battle damage.

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    I remember hearing once that orange is known to be a favorite color among children because it evokes a feeling of warmth. I remember loving orange when I was a kid but I always thought it was because of my love for the General Lee from Dukes of Hazzard. I didn't like that dark wash on my MOTUC Faker so I used rubbing alcohol to rub off some of the dark wash so I could see more of the bright orange.
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    It's just because Spector is Purple and Snout Spout is Orange. Coolness times 2!

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