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Bluu-Revol Masters of the Universe Classics Custom Figure by MeMade

When it comes to Master of the Universe Classics figures, MeMade Customs has a knack for creating one of a kind figures.  This week, he brings us his Custom MOTUC Bluu-Revol figure, which is a figure and character that does not currently exist in the Universe of the Masters of the Universe.  Having collected these figures myself, I can tell that Bluu-Revol will fit into anyone's collection.  Taking on the persona as an ironclad ice horde gladiator, this figure has many cool attributes to it.  First, the helmet is interesting as you don't know what Bluu-Revol's face looks like and you can only imagine.  The apparatus strapped to his back is intriguing and I wonder if it is an ice generator.  The look is completed with the broken chains dangling from his wrists and to get the full back story on that, go ahead and read MeMade's original story about this killer figure:

"Working as a slave for his entire life, Marcus was always a slave. There is never a time in his life that he doesn't remember being one. Raised in the Horde mines, he fought for his life protecting him and his younger brother Sparta from harm. One day Sparta was caught stealing a loaf of Eternian sweet bread by the on guard horde troopers. He would have been sentenced to death if it wasn't for his brother Marcus. Marcus stood before her attack and offered himself up in place of Sparta.

Hordak being of no mercy disintegrated Sparta on the spot in front of his brother Marcus. Marcus vowing to take his vengeance was placed in a mutagenic chamber transforming him from a simple young man into hey now ironclad ice horde gladiator. Now known as Bluu-Revo, Marcus does not remember who he exactly is but does remember vengeance will be his against he who has oppressed him the evil Hordak!"

You can check out MeMade's Custom MOTUC Bluu-Revol figure and his others he has for sale over on eBay.

Custom MOTU Classics Wind Raider Pilot Sky High by Joe Amato

Custom MOTU Classics Wind Raider Pilot

Custom MOTU Classics Wind Raider Pilot

Taking a page out of the George Lucas' playbook of making figures that only appear briefly in movies for a half second is Joe Amato's Custom MOTU Classics Wind Raider Pilot who goes by the name of Sky High!  All jokes aside, it takes a keen eye to spot this heroic sky strider from a Masters of the Universe poster and an even more talent to translate this tiny piece of art into a figure.  Now that Mattel has released their first ever MOTU Classics vehicle, Sky High was made to fit in the new Wind Raider.  Given the concept art that Joe had to work with, he did an excellent job staying true to the MOTU Classics look and feel all the while creating a brand new figure for the line.

Illumina Custom Masters of the Universe Classics Figure by Hunter Knight Customs

Illumina Custom MOTU Classics Figure

Illumina Custom MOTU Classics Figure

Getting his inspiration from a 2002 the back cover of the 2002 comic book by MV Creations, Hunter Knight Customs brings us one of the most requested figures with his Custom MOTU Classics Illumina figure.  HKC did a fantastic job translating the concept art into life, which finally brings this figure a reality.  It is a shame when great concepts don't make it into production due to cancellations but it is great customizers that pick up the slack when the toy companies drop the ball.  The figure is painted in Keldor blue and was made with armor accents that look very realistic, with decorative accents that complete the look of the figure from concept.  The soft cape is a nice touch and softens the often hard looking MOTU Classics figures as most of them come with hard plastic capes.  HKC also provides us with Emiliano's description of the figure:

"She's an old Gar with light related powers. She can control lights and she can blind adversaries when she fights.  She's a formidable fighter, especially with melee weapons; in general her fighting skills are equal if not superior to a young Man-At-Arms, and also to a young Dekker.  She's also a great strategist and wanders Eternia as a sort of nomadic secret agent..."

To view more photos or to place a bid on this Custom MOTU Classics Illumina figure, head over to eBay!

Scorpia MOTU Classics She-Ra Custom by Hunter Knight Customs

Scorpia MOTU Classics She-Ra Custom

Scorpia MOTU Classics She-Ra Custom

Each month, Matty Collector, Mattel's adult collector site,  releases a new figure to add to their acclaimed Masters of the Universe Classics line.  Last month, Catra from the She-Ra cartoon, was released and Hunter Knight Customs transformed this newly released figure into a fan requested member of the Evil Horde with his Custom MOTU Classics Scorpia figure.  HKC, as always, did a fantastic job translating the cartoon concept art and show appearance into a fully poseable figure that is not on Mattel's list of upcoming MOTU Classics characters for production.  What I love about this figure is that the scorpion limbs are seamlessly fused into the body, which is a testament to HKC's detailing and sculpting ability.  The claws look very realistic and the tail is just the right size, which completes the look and feel of the classic She-Ra character.  There are only less than 10 hours to go and this auction is over so head over to eBay to place a bid on HKC's Custom MOTU Classics Scorpia figure.

Snake Armor She Ra MOTU Classics Custom by Hunter Knight Customs

Snake Armor She-Ra MOTU Classics Custom

Snake Armor She-Ra MOTU Classics Custom

Giving He Man's sister the reptilian coat of arms, Hunter Knight Customs gives the Princess of Power the treatment to fight off the wrath of the Snake Men with his Custom MOTU Classics Snake Armor She-Ra figure.  She-Ra never appeared in Snake Armor in the MOTU 200x cartoon series but HKC is great at imagining different story lines as He-Man and She-Ra fight side-by-side to fend off the Snake Men.  The metallic armor is very well dry brushed to appear like metal and the colors match the MOTU 200x cartoon style very well.

The detailing on She-Ra's armor looks awesome and the Snake emblem looks even better than how it looked in the cartoon.  I love the way her chest armor blends in with the rest of the outfit and the larger jewel in the middle of armor completes look!  To place a bid on HKC's Custom MOTU Classics Snake Armor She-Ra figure, head over to eBay!

Skeletor MOTU Classics Horde Apprentice Figure by Hunter Knight Customs

Custom MOTU Classics Horde Apprentice Skeletor

Custom MOTU Classics Horde Apprentice Skeletor

I can see the creative gears turning with each Hunter Knight Custom and his Horde Apprentice Skeletor MOTU Classics Custom is another example of how imagination can turn a normal figure into a villain from a parallel universe.  In the She Ra cartoon, we were introduced to Hordak, leader of the evil Horde and in the MOTU 200x cartoon, we learned that Skeletor was Hordak's apprentice at one point.  You could argue that Keldor was Hordak's Apprentice as it depends on which storyline you follow (She Ra or MOTU 200x) but HKC has also provided an alternate Keldor head to play out this fantasy.  One of my favorite aspects of this custom is the intriquate Ram's Head that adorns his kama around his waist.  It could be conceivable that Skeletor used this concept to forge his Ram's Head staff but I will leave that up to your imagination to continue the story.  To view more photos and to place a bid on HKC's Horde Apprentice Skeletor MOTU Classics Custom, head over to eBay.

Snake Armor He Man MOTU Classics Custom by Hunter Knight Customs

Snake Armor He Man MOTU Classics Custom

Snake Armor He Man MOTU Classics Custom

The MOTU 200x line quickly became one of my favorite figure lines due to the highly detailed figures and storyline of the cartoon.  Although plagued with severe lack of articulation, the re-imagined storyline and figure art introducd us to new characters and versions of the classic He-Man figures we grew up with.  We were introduced to the Snake Armor version of He-Man in the cartoon and although a figure was made, Hunter Knight Customs has fashioned this awesome snake garb into a MOTU Classics figure with his Custom MOTU Classics Snake Armor He Man figure.

The detail on the armor is really well executed and crafted.  In order to preserve the slimness of the figure, HKC deciced to paint the armor directly on the body, which was a great move as designing an extra piece of metal for this figure to wear would have made the figure too bulky.  As you can see in the photo below, the snake armor symbol and the waste armor are meticulously crafted and painted.

Snake Armor He Man Close Up

Snake Armor He Man Close Up

I am typically not a fan of the multiple versions of the same figure that toy companies churn out but I was really impressed with Mattel's attention to detail and creativity with the 200x line.  I really like that Hunter Knight Customs has brought this armor to a MOTU classics figure as now you can have the beauty of the Snake Armor in an articulated He Man figure.  To view more photos of HKC's, Custom MOTU Classics Snake Armor He Man figure, head over to eBay!

Horde Beast Man Custom MOTU Classics Figure by Super Girl Saves

Horde Beast Man MOTU Classics Custom

Horde Beast Man MOTU Classics Custom

Hordak and Skeletor never really got along.  Although he was Skeletor's former mentor,  Skeletor betrayed Hordak and trapped him in another dimension before beginning his own conquest of the planet Eternia.  Imagine if Hordak broke free and began to transform Skeletor's minions into creatures with an allegiance to the evil Horde.  Super Girl Saves imagines a world like this with her Custom MOTU Classics Horde Beast Man.  Encased in Horde branded armor, this Beast Man met his fate when he crossed Hordak's path and became enslaved under his control.  For being associated with Skeletor, Hordak punished Beast Man by sprouting ram horns from his head and possessing his mind like a zombie.  This figure is a cool concept and adds another great one of a kind figure to your MOTU Classics collection.

Huntara MOTU Classics She-Ra Figure by Hunter Knight Customs

The MOTU Classics line is ever so slowly introducing She-Ra characters to the ever growing number of figures but Hunter Knight Customs seems to be out pacing them with his latest Custom MOTU Classics Huntara She-Ra figure.  HKC has an uncanny ability to translate television concept art from the 80's into a great looking figure that you will proud to display in your collection.  He nailed the coloring, the hair, costume, and even the tattoo on the side of her head.  This figure also comes with a customized base and if you look closely you can see She-Ra's golden wing tiara, making it look like Huntara has had her way with her.  The figure scales perfectly with the MOTU Classics line (seen below) so head over to eBay and check out more photos of HKC's Custom MOTU Classics Huntara She-Ra figure.

Huntara She-Ra Scale Comparison

Huntara She-Ra Scale Comparison

Queen Marlena Masters of the Universe Classics Custom by Hunter Knight Customs

Queen Marlena MOTU Classics Custom

Finally giving King Randor a Queen to have by his side, Hunter Knight Customs has created this beautiful Custom Masters of the Universe Classics Queen Marlena figure.  Taking concepts from the MOTU 200x and vintage lines, HKC's figure combines the best of both worlds of He Man into one fantastic figure.  The gown is simply exquisite and it is molded to look long and flowing with some very realistic fabric like behavior as it hits the ground.

Queen Marlena MOTU Classics Custom

Queen Marlena MOTU Classics Custom

The face is painted with a majestic look and the crown looks exactly like it did in the cartoon.  The face looks like a much younger Marlena, like in the 200x series where it started the characters at a much in a earlier part of Eternia history.  Now that I have the song, Three Marlena's by the Wallflowers stuck in my head, rush over to eBay to view more photo's of HKC's Custom Masters of the Universe Classics Queen Marlena figure!

Prahvus MOTU Classics He-Man 200X Custom Figure by Aregenta-2008

Prahvus MOTU Classics 200X Custom

Prahvus is a notable warlord on the planet Eternia following the rise of the Mystic Wall.  He was known to had terrorised regions of the world in order to bring them under his dominion and Argenta-2008 has brought this character to life with his Custom MOTU Classics 200x Prahvus figure.  This figure will fit right into your MOTU Classics or 200x line although the figure would blend better with the Classics line in my opinion.  The sculpting of this figure captures the MOTU 200x version very well and this is a figure probably not slated for production in the near future.

Prahvus MOTUC 200X Custom

Prahvus MOTUC 200X Custom

My favorite part about this custom is the armor and the head sculpt.  We need more MOTU Customs in this world as Mattel's release schedule is too slow for me.  Argenta-2008 has other MOTU Classics customs up for sale this week so while you are checking out his Custom MOTU Classics 200x Prahvus figure, check out his others too!

Stinkor Custom MOTU Classics He Man Marvel Legends Scale Figure by Monkey Samurai Designs

Stinkor Marvel Legends MOTU Classics Figure

Stinkor Marvel Legends MOTU Classics Figure

Figures are meant to be posed and Monkey Samurai Designs has taken this statue and turned it into a fully articulated 6.5 inch Custom MOTU Classics Stinkor figure in Marvel Legends scale.  One aspect I love about customizers is there ability to take a figure that is essentially a statue and dissect it and reconfigure it to make it an articulated figure that you can have fun with.  In addition to adding poseability, the figure was given a much better paint app than the factory colors.

He Man faced the most interesting and unique foes in the land of Eternia and like any great cartoon that is selling a toy line, a new character would be introduced by simply just showing up out of the blue in an episode.  Stinkor was different as he was first introduced as an action figure and never made it into the original He Man episodes from the 80's although he made his first cartoon debut in the 2002 series.  Even in the early 80's, kids got a prelude of the magic of repainting and recycling older figures to make new characaters as Stinkor is a combination of a Mer-Man repaint, reused Mechanek armor, and a plastic blue shield that came packed with Castle Grayskull.  Nonetheless, Stinkor is a cool figure and this Custom MOTU Classics Stinkor is a must have!

The Game Master He Man MOTU Classics Custom by Argenta-2008

The Game Master He Man MOTU Classics Cutom

The Game Master He Man MOTU Classics Cutom

As Mattel is adding to the Masters of the Universe Classics line each month, so are talented customizers and Argenta-2008 has this very cool Custom MOTU Classics The Game Master custom to add to you collection.  The characters in the Masters of the Universe cartoon were very creative and always trying to harness the power of Grayskull to overthrow He-Man but The Game Master was interested in other things.  The Game Master is in it for the thrill of the hunt, like all of us who collect something.  He is a a spacefaring gladiator called who lands on Eternia, intending to capture He-Man to make him fight for his amusement.  Here is a comparison of The Game Master from the cartoon side-by-side with the figure dueling with Man At Arms:

The Game Master Custom MOTU Classics Figure

The Game Master Custom MOTU Classics Figure

Veena MOTU Classics He-Man Custom Figure by Hunter Knight Customs

Veena MOTU Classics He Man Custom

Veena MOTU Classics He Man Custom

Queen Veena, according to the 2002 Masters of the Universe series, was King Grayskull's wife and Hunter Knight Customs brings the "first Sorceress" to life with his Custom MOTU Classics Queen Veena figure.  Having just recently watched all of the episodes from the 2002 Masters of the Universe cartoon, you get a sense of the history of the world of Eternia.  This figure has many great aspects and fine details that should not go unmentioned.  First, I love the mixing of the soft goods with the sash that is wrapped around her body.  The wings on the figure look very realistic and the carvings on the shin plates and her knee armor is nicely done and adds a deeper dimension to the figure.

For those who want to know the history of King Grayskull, here is an experp from Wikipedia:

"In the 2002 remake of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, it is revealed that Castle Grayskull was once home to King Grayskull, an ancestor of Prince Adam & Princess Adora. He appears in the episode, "The Power of Grayskull", waging battle and ultimately defeating the Snake Men led by King Hiss but lost his sword in battle. He hoped it to be sign that it signified true peace for Eternia. However, Hiss' rival Hordak, who had defeated the Snake Men, was planning on conquering Eternia. Therefore, Grayskull went on a quest to find the power he needed to defend his kingdom. At the top of a mountain, he met the oracle who guided him on his quest, showing him his lost sword and explaining that his entire quest was to show his inner strength. Before leaving however, the Oracle informed him that he would not survive the battle. Despite knowing this, King Grayskull vowed to do whatever it took to save Eternia. He then returned to face Hordak. Though outnumbered, Grayskull managed to channel his mystical energies through his sword, turning Hordak's spell on himself and his army, sending them to the dark dimension called Despondos. Despite this victory however, the Oracle's prophecy came to pass, for Hordak, whose spirit was ripped from his body, managed to mortally wound Grayskull. As he lay dying, he proclaimed that his successor will wield his sword to defend Eternia. During his lifetime, King Grayskull ruled with wisdom and compassion."

To view more photos of Hunter Knight's Custom MOTU Classics Queen Veena figure, head over to eBay.  Here is what Queen Veena looks like next to the recently released MOTU Classics King Grayskull figure:

King Grayskull and Queen Veen MOTU Classics Custom

King Grayskull and Queen Veen MOTU Classics Custom

Faker Battle Damaged Custom Masters of the Universe Classics Figure

Faker Custom Battle Damaged Masters of the Universe Classics Figure

Faker Custom Battle Damaged Masters of the Universe Classics Figure

I am a huge fan of the Masters of the Universe classics line.  Mattel really has done this line right so I am happy to see some customs coming out of this line.  It is really hard to improve upon these figures but this Custom Masters of the Universe Classics Battle Damaged Faker gives fans a look at what Faker (the electric blue He Man that is supposed to look like the real He Man and 'fake' the people of Eternia out) after he has come back from battle.  I would have loved to see more battle damage on this figure but the head gives you a glimpse at the mechanics underneath the smurfy blue skin.  Skynet has nothing on this guy!