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    Really nice article hope you will write new ones
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    Quote Originally Posted by TOKYONEVER View Post

    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.
    That's very interesting, there seems to be a pattern of first run figures having these slight differences (Striped Tail Battle Cat, the Taiwan Faker with the orange skirt, etc)

    I do look forward to hearing what Rudy has to say about the warrior in red. I always thought he was Zodac though.

    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bObA_fEtt_Ox View Post
    Really nice article hope you will write new ones
    Thanks, I usually do about one per week. I'll update this thread with new ones.

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    Is it only me or does Geldor turn to skeletor after the secret liquid of life consumes him???
    Just thought about it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lich Leech View Post
    I do look forward to hearing what Rudy has to say about the warrior in red. I always thought he was Zodac though.

    Thanks!
    Just got the Rudy's answer, it is not Zodac lol

    "Hi Johnny,

    That guy is just made up to fill the crowd. I only had Heman, Skeletor, man at arms, teela and beastman to work with at the time.

    Hope this helps

    Rudy"




    By the way, look at the Beast Man legs, he has He-Man's boots lol
    Last edited by TOKYONEVER; October 26, 2015 at 06:15pm.

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    Thank you TOKYONEVER for the confirmation.

    I know Eric from Savage He-Man FB group has been saying for years its not Zodac but just something Rudy propably filled in. And it makes sense.

    But always great to have confirmation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TOKYONEVER View Post
    Just got the Rudy's answer, it is not Zodac lol

    "Hi Johnny,

    That guy is just made up to fill the crowd. I only had Heman, Skeletor, man at arms, teela and beastman to work with at the time.

    Hope this helps

    Rudy"


    http://www.grayskullmuseum.com/autres/who.jpg

    By the way, look at the Beast Man legs, he has He-Man's boots lol
    Thank you for tracking down this information! Now I'll have to update my blog

    I overlooked the off-model appearance of the character in red because Beast Man was also off model

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    Ohh nice blog and very informative .

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    Filmation half-sword (James Eatock's photo):


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    Again a great job! thx a lot.
    Also this Filmation's He-Man with the half-sword is just an awesome find!
    Last edited by TOKYONEVER; October 30, 2015 at 05:56pm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TOKYONEVER View Post
    Again a great job! thx a lot.
    Also this Filmation's He-Man with the half-sword is just an awesome find!
    Thanks again!

    I had no idea about the Filmation half-sword until Dušan pointed it out to me, just a few hours after I posted the new article. So I updated it to include that information. That happens a lot with these posts.

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    GREAT ARTICLES! CONGRATULATIONS!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lich Leech View Post
    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.
    I just saw it for the first time a few days ago because of someone posting a link here and loved it! you've got a lot of great stuff there and it has been very interesting to read.

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    That blog is absolute magnificent!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mantisaur82 View Post
    GREAT ARTICLES! CONGRATULATIONS!
    Thank you!

    I've added a table of contents link on the blog to make it easier to navigate.

    https://battleram.wordpress.com/2015/08/01/contents/

    I'm also in the middle of making the pics display a bit larger, so you dont always have to click on the images to see them properly

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dice View Post
    I just saw it for the first time a few days ago because of someone posting a link here and loved it! you've got a lot of great stuff there and it has been very interesting to read.
    Quote Originally Posted by JimPansen View Post
    That blog is absolute magnificent!
    Thanks guys, very nice of you to say so

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    I was checking on your FB page, I do not own a FB account it is why I am posting here directly.
    The William George drawing referenced to be a Screeech one is not, it is a drawing did for an other toy than Motu: ZORR (1972).
    By the way I am pretty sure that Mattel found the inspiration of the Zoar name with this toy, maybe this info can be useful for your future Zoar or Screeech pages.


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    Excellent article about Merman, as usual.


    But I would like to add some minor thing about his sword...

    The sword bore a closer resemblance to corn than coral.
    On the original design and on the cross sell art, it is not sword made from coral, but from sawfish rostrum.





    a sawfish:



    here are some examples of weapons ("swords") made from sawfish rostrum:






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    Quote Originally Posted by TOKYONEVER View Post
    I was checking on your FB page, I do not own a FB account it is why I am posting here directly.
    The William George drawing referenced to be a Screeech one is not, it is a drawing did for an other toy than Motu: ZORR (1972).
    By the way I am pretty sure that Mattel found the inspiration of the Zoar name with this toy, maybe this info can be useful for your future Zoar or Screeech pages.
    http://www.grayskullmuseum.com/autres/zorr.jpg
    http://www.grayskullmuseum.com/autres/zorr2.jpg

    Thank you for the heads up! I'll keep this in mind when I get to Zoar. I think you're right, this must have been an inspiration. I updated that Facebook post with your information

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mantisaur82 View Post
    Excellent article about Merman, as usual.


    But I would like to add some minor thing about his sword...



    On the original design and on the cross sell art, it is not sword made from coral, but from sawfish rostrum.

    https://battleram.files.wordpress.co...an-b-sheet.jpg
    https://battleram.files.wordpress.co...g?w=1000&h=950


    a sawfish:
    http://www.lazerhorse.org/wp-content...acts-below.jpg


    here are some examples of weapons ("swords") made from sawfish rostrum:

    http://oursociety.ru/_pu/0/s50532626.jpg
    http://oursociety.ru/_pu/0/s13777104.jpg
    https://cdn.globalauctionplatform.co...22/540x360.jpg
    http://oursociety.ru/_pu/0/s89754151.jpg
    http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/attach...id=54869&stc=1
    Very interesting! Thanks for the information. It didn't occur to me that that's what it was, and I didn't know actual weapons had been made from sawfish. I'll update the blog some time today, and mention your input.

    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TUC138 View Post

    I wish articles like these are made in videos !!!!
    That would be awesome!
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    http://www.he-man.org/news_article.php?id=5053

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jukka View Post
    That would be awesome!
    Hmm, I don't have the kind of software to do that, but maybe someday.

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    These are so great! I hope a Teela feature makes it in!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonathan182 View Post
    These are so great!
    Thanks very much!

    Quote Originally Posted by jonathan182 View Post
    I hope a Teela feature makes it in!
    Your wish is my command:

    https://battleram.wordpress.com/2015...-goddess-1982/

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    nice blog!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimmy_ikon View Post
    nice blog!
    Thank you!

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    Keep 'em comin'! Good stuff.
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