Tuesday, September 8, 2015

The Little Differences: MOTUC Hordak Vintage Toy Style


Vincent: It's the little differences. I mean, they got the same $#!t over there that we got here, but it's just – it's just there, it's a little different.

Everyone has been so down on Masters of the Universe Classics Buzz Saw Hordak for a number of reasons, one of which is that he looks too similar to the original release. However, this being "The Little Differences," I beg to differ. As you can see in the photo below, there are many differences between the two. Buzz Saw features a lighter color head, standard MOTU trunks (instead of the extra long 200X style seen on the original release), glossy black details instead of silver, bolder gray arms and legs, and a brighter red paint everywhere on the figure.
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And this is why I dig Buzz Saw Hordak; by combining his parts with the first release Hordak, I can kitbash an almost perfect vintage toy-style MOTUC figure. (See photo below.)
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I used the arms legs and torso, chest armor, and gargoyle pet from the first release and the trunks, boots, head, and cowl/cape from Buzz Saw. The bright white crossbow that matches the vintage toy color is from the Spirit of Hordak (aka: Jello Hordak) chase figure from 2013. In comparison, the kitbashed figure looks much sharper with greater contrast than the original more subdued release...especially with the bright reds.

If you dig Hordak, you may want to check out my Alcala-style Man-At-Arms kitbash that I just updated here. http://insidiouscustoms.blogspot.com/2012/07/the-little-differences-man-at-arms.html

 Until next time, I remain the Insidious One.