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    "Green" Trap Jaw in MOTUC

    'Green' Trap Jaw from the pre-Filmation mini-comics ('The Menace of Trap Jaw') is one of many figures raised when we think of potential future re-paints.

    But why should this figure be a simple repaint?

    The original mini-comic Trap Jaw is very different from the toy version - about as different as 200x Zodak is from vintage Zodac.

    Green Trap Jaw would comprise:

    - human (He-Man) legs and left arm
    - maybe furry pants or new sculpt pants
    - re-sculpted laser canon arm (the bicept piece of mini-comic Trap Jaw's arm is box-shaped, not rounded)
    - at no stage in the original mini-comics does green Trap Jaw change weapons so possibly this character only has a permanently attached laser canon - no hook or claw
    - Trap Jaw's torso and RHS metal shoulder piece (no LHS shoulder strap)
    - re-sculpted head where the silver metal jaw is actually a metal-organic part of his face (as depicted in mini-comic), as opposed to the MOTUC Trap Jaw's lower jaw being attached to the helmet
    - re-sculpted helmet with metal protusions where his ears would be
    - re-sculpted belt with the Zalesia ramhead symbol replacing the skull and cross-bones

    People talk about original mini-comic He-Man being a distinct separate "Barbarian He-Man" character in MOTUC (like Wun-Dar, some earlier 'He-Man' champion), so why can't Green Trap Jaw be a distinct character?

    IMO the 200x Kronis/Trap Jaw storyline conflicts completely with the original mini-comic origin so for those of us who preferred the vintage story, why can't we have Green Trap Jaw (GTJ) as a different character, with his own new identity.

    Maybe he has some historical connection with the Faceless One and the Ruins of Zalesia, thus the belt, but was ultimately banished to some other dimensional jail, presumably by the Faceless One. GTJ was later discovered by Skeletor as per the mini-comic story, as GTJ was escaping capture, only to be transported into Castle Grayskull with the rest of the story evolving as per the mini.

    Would anyone support this general concept, or are fans happy with just a repaint and no need to create a distinct identity?

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    Pics please...
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    Sorry Snake Hunter but I'm not good at linking pics so can I recommend you look up pics from 'The Menace of Trap Jaw' mini-comic archived here at the .Org?

    http://www.he-man.org/publishing/item.php?id=2350

    Here, I will give it a go ...

    Note: Green Trap Jaw's more human body, human left arm and legs ...


    Notice the box-shaped 'bicep' on the laser cannon arm:


    Notice ram-head image on belt; metal ear protrusions on helmet:


    Metal-organic jaw clearly shown in 2nd frame - not attached to helmet:


    Hope these pics work!

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    I would LOVE to get this version of the character!

    He could be the original Trap Jaw, having been killed by Skeletor for his treachery.
    Kronis could merely be named after him for his close resemblance after his injuries, and to serve as a constant reminder of what happened to the first Trap Jaw for betraying his master.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Son of Keldor View Post
    i feel another custom project coming on this weekend!

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    Great! Post a pic here when you're done.

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    This would be easy to do and to fit into Classics canon...just make this "prototype" armor that Tri-Klops initially made, just to keep Kronis alive. The later suit was the product of a series of refinements.

    As for the skin color...that's the result of his body's immediate reaction to the cybernetic implants, another problem that Tri-Klops eventually solved.
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    I always liked the "all green" Trap Jaw from 200x with shadow eyes. He looked like a different character.



    Someone can provide better pics of him?

    I have just also re-discover a forgotten "ACTION FEATURE" of Trap Jaw. He uses the hole of the head to use a cord. Itīs shown in that minicomic and in the vintage TV ad from MOTU. Here is the link:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hH6oimu3YS8

    This "green Trap Jaw" have to get a new BIO and new weapons to be called a new character (also a new name).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Skeletortilla View Post
    I would LOVE to get this version of the character!

    He could be the original Trap Jaw, having been killed by Skeletor for his treachery.
    Kronis could merely be named after him for his close resemblance after his injuries, and to serve as a constant reminder of what happened to the first Trap Jaw for betraying his master.
    Now that's a great suggestion. Mattel are you listening ...

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    If they make this character, he better not be part of the subscription!

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    I wouldn't mind seeing a "Proto Jaw" bonus figure, especially if Mattel somehow managed to explain the different look.
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    How about Metal Maw: Evil Cyborg of _______?
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    Very cool pics! But i prefer the classic Trap-jaw!

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    Thinking about it, he really could've been from Eternia's past like Karak Nui, and Tri-Klops repaired Kronis in the image of that original cyborg, like Swanmarsh suggested. That would make the most sense.
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    Don't care for it. If it's done I'd prefer that he's NOT part of the subscription.
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    No thanks.

    The MOTUniverse has so many original characters to cover, I'd hate to see a month's figure (or even a bonus) wasted on a repaint like this. Having a repaint Evil-Lyn or Hordak is one thing- I don't need a repaint Trap Jaw based on one mini-comic (by the way, I feel the same about the Goddess).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scorpia View Post
    No thanks.

    The MOTUniverse has so many original characters to cover, I'd hate to see a month's figure (or even a bonus) wasted on a repaint like this. Having a repaint Evil-Lyn or Hordak is one thing- I don't need a repaint Trap Jaw based on one mini-comic (by the way, I feel the same about the Goddess).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scorpia View Post
    No thanks.

    The MOTUniverse has so many original characters to cover, I'd hate to see a month's figure (or even a bonus) wasted on a repaint like this. Having a repaint Evil-Lyn or Hordak is one thing- I don't need a repaint Trap Jaw based on one mini-comic (by the way, I feel the same about the Goddess).
    The Goddess, she is really a character on their own, but Sorceress take her place later. Goddess is very important in MOTU mythos.
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    Oh yeah, I'd totally be up for this! Especially with the changes you mentioned. However, I don't think it would be prudent to make so many changes on something that should be a bonus figure (though it would be awesome). I would settle for a repaint with at least a new arm (the rest would be the swapped parts mentioned). I think that could make him cost effective.
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    I think that it would be a good repaint to be released in a DCUC vs MOTUC 2-pack. Maybe with Deathstroke or Deadshot.
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    ok, someone put tj's head and green belt on heman and then photoshop his robotic arm on there and color him green so we can see what it looks like.
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    Would LOVE to see this guy in the MOTUC line!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brad2dbone View Post
    I'd rather have Disco Skeletor.
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    It doesn't interest me but as long as its not in the subscription then I dont see the harm.

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