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    Blog outlining the origin of different MOTU characters

    Click here for the blog.

    The entry about Skeletor.

    "Skeletor was given legs that could be reused for Mer-Man, with three-toed feet and a more generic shin guard. Instead of the decrepit forearms, he was given unpainted gloved forearms that could be reused for Mer-Man (ironically Mer-Man would eventually lose the painted gloves, making this design change unnecessary)."

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    This blog post was awesome!!! Are there more for other characters? Great stuff... I was hoping that the art book would have had more history like this.
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    Fantastic blog! Thanks for your nice work!

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    That article was excellent! I'd LOVE to read more of these!
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    Excellent article.

    As a kid, Skeletor was always one of my favorite characters. He-Man and some of the other good guys seemed kind of boring to me, but the villains were colorful and interesting. I think part of the reason Hordak and King Hiss were brought into the line later was to make Skeletor a "lesser evil" that could occasionally team up with He-Man to face the real threat. Skeletor had become so popular that it was decided to make him more of a "lovable villain" like Mr. Burns on the Simpsons rather than an irredeemably evil character like Hordak or King Hiss.

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    Wow! Never knew about this blog. Thanks for posting this!

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    That's a great article. Thanks a lot!

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    Thanks gents!!

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    I have read all of the articles and they are top top notch, each and every one! I can NOT recommend these enough!

    Thank you for doing these, Lich Leech!

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    What an awesome article...thank you for the link!!!
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    Great article and nice work! What a fun read! Thanks!
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    Great articles! I'm reading through them now...I had no idea that Gigantisaur existed! Very nice work.

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    That was great read. Thanks! Now I must check out the rest.
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    First, awesome blog. I first started reading it with Man-E-Faces.

    I am going to move this over to the Vintage discussion forum, as it focuses solely on the vintage figure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smaug View Post
    I have read all of the articles and they are top top notch, each and every one! I can NOT recommend these enough!

    Thank you for doing these, Lich Leech!

    ěyvind...
    Thanks again ěyvind, good to see you here

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    Also thanks to you other fine dudes.

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    Great articles man! Ive only had a chance to read a couple so far, but I look forward to reading several more about my favorite characters!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lich Leech View Post
    Thanks! This is my blog.
    You did an amazing Job! congrats!

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    Thanks guys!

    This is the facebook page for the blog. Any time there's a new blog post I announce/link it here:

    https://www.facebook.com/battleramblog

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    Awesome -- love this pic.


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    Quote Originally Posted by TOKYONEVER View Post
    You did an amazing Job! congrats!
    Thanks! I featured your He-Man and Wind Raider gift set repro box in my Wind Raider feature. Your post and of course your Grayskull Museum site have been very informative. I believe I mentioned you a few times in several posts

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    thanx man! Awesome work, why did you not post it earlier here?
    I don't know, I guess I didn't know how much interest there'd be, or how it would turn out. I didn't promote it anywhere at first, but no one found it, so I made a Facebook page.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lich Leech View Post
    Thanks! I featured your He-Man and Wind Raider gift set repro box in my Wind Raider feature. Your post and of course your Grayskull Museum site have been very informative. I believe I mentioned you a few times in several posts
    Yep I seen, thx a lot, I read all the articles haha
    I just sent a message to Rudy Obrero to know if he had memories about the guy with the red armor between Beast Man & Skeletor on the He-Man/Wind Raider artwork, I had never thought of asking him.
    I am also thinking for Zodac but have finally few doubts.

    Also regarding your website I discovered an interesting thing about Whiplash that I had never noticed before: the picture from the Mattel catalog with the purple spear.
    I crossed one time on eBay a purple spear (sold with a loose Whiplash figure) exactly like this one, I did not buy it but had wondered where from it could come, as for the Faker orange taiwanese belt I think that few early Whiplash figures are coming with this purple spear.
    The spear from the sale I seen was not a repaint for sure.

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