Thursday, June 28, 2012

Prince Adam 200X Custom Action Figure Art - Masters of the Universe Classics

When it comes to the Masters of the Universe Classics toy line, I'm what some call a "purist." This means, I do not support the inclusion of 200X (Mike Young Productions) era elements in the line such as Whiplash's second head, the character Chief Carnivous, and Fisto's giant sword and extra tiara wearing head. Don't get me wrong, I loved the MYP cartoon and the 200X toys but I feel that the "hyper stylized" look of that era does not mesh with Classics. However, I know there are many fans that cherish these elements in MOTUC and would like to see even more of them.

So when Vykron was revealed, many people were excited to see that his gloves/bracers were very reminiscent of Prince Adam's gloves and He-Man's bracers from the 200X line. Fans at and on the Matty Collector message boards speculated that a 200X inspired Prince Adam might be in the works.
And while the styling of the gloves is very similar to Adam's, their size would preclude that this new Prince Adam would utilize the standard muscular MOTUC body buck and not a new slimmer one. Ultimately, it might be an interesting look, but I feel that the real magic of the 200X design is that Adam is a skinny-kid that physically transforms into the massive form of He-Man. If you take away the skinny-kid element of the design, is it even worth doing a  200X variation?

That got me thinking how I could make a MOTUC/200X Prince Adam mash-up that would not only fit the MOTUC look but also have a smaller skinny-kid body. Below is the result.
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Since the idea was to combine 200X elements with Classics styling, I kept his hair long to give him a little more savage and less-animated look. However, I did have to trim it a bit so it would fit better with the high-collared vest. I also chose to reinterpret the shirt details to blend them into Classics.
This figure is for all the MYP/200X Classics fans. I hope you dig him. If you do, or if you don't, leave a comment below.
I put a lot more work into him than I anticipated but the end product was definitely worth it. Until next time, I remain The Insidious One.


  1. Dude, your talents are staggering and humbling. I am in awe.

  2. Stellar work Eric! It'd be amazing to have even 1/4th of this level of talent. Must be nice to create exactly what you want for your collection. ;)

    Definitely a talent to be learned.

  3. I'd say it's 25% talent, 25% practice, 25% craftsmanship, and 25% simple tricks and nonsense as Han Solo would say. Thanks for the comment!


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