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Masters of The Universe

Posted by carlosfaro on 09 May 2018, 19:38

I got totally crazy last month..

After watching a nice TV documentary about iconical toys in the 80s (The Toys that Made us, in Netflix, higjly recommended for my 1980 generation) , my child memories blowed up and I could not resist starting this odd conversions.. do you recognise all charachters?

Still working.. more to come soon ..

I invite you to see have a look in this and much more fool projects at my blog:

http://sceavusall172.blogspot.com.es/

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Here some of my inspiration images also.. There are truly good artists in internet, improving the original cartoonish or toy concepts...

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Posted by MABO on 09 May 2018, 20:39

I was to old to play with them, but of course I can remember the big hipe about these characters. Very unusual topic and good conversion. Show us more.
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Posted by Kekso on 10 May 2018, 08:59

MotU in 1/72 scale... that's awesome. Sweet childhood memories. It seems I'm a bit younger than Jan :mrgreen:
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Posted by MABO on 10 May 2018, 11:37

Our first telly was black and white only... :lol:
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Posted by carlosfaro on 10 May 2018, 13:05

As MABO asks for more, I add some new :)

Glad you liked them


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Posted by Bluefalchion on 10 May 2018, 13:40

I had a black and white television as a kid, as well. My younger brother was in the sweet spot for He-Man and Skeletor. I also remember watching the cartoon quite a bit.

Love the conversions! After these are done, will you make Thundercats next?
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Posted by carlosfaro on 10 May 2018, 13:51

Hahaha, thanks,
I dont think I go for Th. Cats, nice idea but first I have thousands of romans,medievals,dwarves and so on..
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Posted by Wolfgang Meyer on 10 May 2018, 14:47

Very nice topic:

I built a huge castle for my son over 30 years ago.
"Snake Mountain" for Skeletor, with trapdoors, dart traps, dungeons and a Trohn for
Skeletor.


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Posted by carlosfaro on 10 May 2018, 14:55

Damn, Wolfgang, what is this, a challenge??? :) :) :)
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Posted by Wolfgang Meyer on 10 May 2018, 15:52

:yeah: :-D


Snake Mountain landed on the garbage mountain long ago, unfortunately! But we had all the characters, it was a nice time! For my son and for me!
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Posted by Bluefalchion on 10 May 2018, 20:00

Brilliant stuff Wolfgang! I fondly recall modeling and painting with my father when I was a young boy. We had nothing as eloborate as your Snake Mountain, but the time spent of both is pure gold. I distinctly recall requesting that he paint our 1:32 WWII Airfix Germans as Africans. He said they wouldn't be, but I insisted anyway. I was probably about 4 or 5. My father died in 2014, but now I have a son nearly four. My son and I have had several quite similar interactions.
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Posted by Susofrick on 11 May 2018, 08:30

I'm even older than Jan, but I also remember these. We had black and white telly, one channel. Still remember when we got Colour-TV. Wonderful figures and great to see Wolfgang's Skull Mountain too!
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Posted by Kekso on 11 May 2018, 09:48

I see Tri-Klops figure on Wolfgang's photos. Figure that I wanted so much but never had a chance to buy it :(

Oh yes, we also had one b/w tv but also color one already when I was born. And 2 tv channels.
Who says it was bad to live in "communist" Yugoslavia? :xd: :xd: :xd:
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Posted by carlosfaro on 11 May 2018, 09:54

Dont worry Kekso, I was in the doubt of making also a conversión for Tri-Klops of not, but with your last post i got decided to include also him. Surely another alliance cimmerian will take the job
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Posted by carlosfaro on 15 May 2018, 08:18

Some further steps, a little shading and highlight still neded here and there, and Beastman still not finished, but they look nice in my humble opinion,

Bad Guys: Beastman, Skeletor and Evil-Lyn
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Good guys: Teela, He-Man, Battle Cat, and Man At Arms (not so happy with the last, but he will make the job...)

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Posted by Kekso on 15 May 2018, 09:19

Awesome... We want Tri Klops! :xd:
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Posted by Susofrick on 15 May 2018, 09:34

We want Tri Klops! We want Tri Klops! We want Tri Klops! Really awesome!
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Posted by carlosfaro on 15 May 2018, 13:31

Calm dear friends, calm!! your wishes will be fulled!!

Here is the selected candidate, third cimmerian, next to Arnold.

Next days he becomes his 3 eyed -visor :)

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And a preview of the next (and I think last for th emoment..) charachter to be added to Project:
I hope to be finished next week

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Posted by Graeme on 15 May 2018, 13:48

Interesting fantasy figures and some nice conversions. Although I'm not at all familiar with the subject, the only figures linked to TV shows when I was young were Airfix's "Tarzan" and "High Chapparal". And you had to turn the black and white Telly on ten minutes before the shows started because it took that long for the valves to warm up.

Too bad I missed Evil Lyn though, I like the look of her.
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Posted by Beano Boy on 15 May 2018, 14:46

Castle Grayskull on the planet Eternia along with The Masters of The Universe toy figures were gradually bought for my son who was a great fan of The HEMAN cartoons on TV. He also saved his pocket money and bought those little extra figures he wanted. As time passed another two complete castles were picked up cheap in jumble sales along with even more of those large sized figures.

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It was a certain kind of emotive magic watching him play along with his four closest friends on the front room floor of our little terraced house in Norwich.

He also collected and played with The WWF WESTLING FIGURES, too.

Most certainly this small scale topic has sparked alive old memories of the 1980`s,
so i thank you all 4 it. :thumbup: BB
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