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Custom Eternian Knight He-Man figure by Jin-Saotome
Custom Eternian Knight He-Man figure
He-Man has many armors but one stands alone as the most protective and most powerful of them all, the Eternian Knight Armor! Created by Man-At-Arms and enchanted by the Sorceress herself, He-Man uses this powerful armor to protect himself against the many beasts and magical attacks Skeletor might throw his way. Here I've given He-Man this concept armor design using a Sky-High body, Extendar upper arms, He Man lower arms/head, resculpted Intergalactic Skeletor feet, Sigma 6 armor and various other fodder bits. A Warmachine sword was used for his new weapon and He-Man was given a knightly paint job to finish.

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MOTUC style Manglors MANGLORD figure by Jin-Saotome
MOTUC style Manglors MANGLORD figure

When Hordak discovered a race of beings capable of recombining their DNA at will he knew the applications would be endless if he could capture one. But what he didn't know was how hard that would be! Manglord doesn't take kindly to those who trespass upon Manglor Mountain and with his indestructible form easily thwarted Hordak and his minions in battle. Whether he was crushed, pummeled, or even had a limb sliced clean off, Manglord reformed to his original powerful state and continued to fight!

If you remember Manglors they were sticky one-piece figures made from Sorbothane that came in eggs. Supposedly you could rip them apart and stick them back together, unfortunately that didn't work and the toy line disappeared. Well here's the ruler of Manglor Mountain, Manglord himself created in MOTUC 7" scale. He was made from a basic MOTUC body, NECA Prometheus Engineer head, Slushhead lower arms, and sculpted petal detail. He was given an extremely detailed swampy paint job using all sorts of dripping and splatter effects.

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Custom MOTUC Skeleton Warrior figure by Jin-Saotome
Custom MOTUC Skeleton Warrior figure
When the reanimated skeletons of warriors fallen in battle arrive at your doorstep you some sort of dark magic has to be at work. Enter everyone's favorite bone-baddie the Skeleton Warrior! Credit to He-Mike Customs for coming up with the vintage Aracula recipe for this figure. I used a MOTUC King Hsss waist so you can pop the Skeleton Warror apart to make it look as if he's coming out of the ground or crawling. Vintage Skeleton Warrior Aracula bones and torso were used and a Castle Grayskull skull was modded for the head. Now it was time to accessorize him with all sorts of armor, helmets, weapons, and cloaks. You can mix and match parts to get an Egyptian, gladiator, or Rogue look. A multi-jointed neck vertebra allows him to get those creepy hunched poses. Watch out He-Man, the undead approach!

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And there's a LOT more, trust me!
MOTUC Snake He-Man custom action figure by Jin-Saotome
MOTUC Snake He-Man custom action figure

Oh no what's this, has King Hsss turned He-Man into one of Hordak's Snakemen or is it just a twisted clone He-Man from the Fright Zone? Either way Snake He-Man has all the power and skills of the real He-Man making him a danger to all of Eternia. Wielding a Venomous Power Sword the scaly Snake He-Man will not rest until his coils are wrapped around Grayskull's throne.

Snake He-Man was made using a Calwful upper body, King Hsss head, He-Man hair/forearms, Skeletor hands, and the lower body of a Spawn Sansker. Weights were added to the hollow lower body section to maintain a better center of gravity for posing. A Horde symbol from Karak Nul's casting was added to the original He-Man chest vest and a 2-pack Skeletor power sword was given a clear green paint on the blade. If you look very close the 200X waist armor has the original yin-yangish symbols on it repainted into tiny snake heads! Hissss..

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custom MOTUC Mandible Man concept action figure by Jin-Saotome
custom MOTUC Mandible Man concept action figure

With Buzz-Off patrolling the skies there's always trouble on the ground and that's precisely where Mandible Man comes in. Aiding his Andreenid friend in battle with his incredible strength, Mandible man can also chew through even the toughest of armor using his mandibles. His glossy armored carapace is naturally resistant to attacks making him the perfect warrior to charge through a squadron of Horde Troopers or even chew at Snake Mountain's front door!

Mandible Man is based on a concept art sketch from the Power and Honor Foundation Catalog #1, appearing as some sort of beetle character. Here he was created in Classics form using a Tung-Lashor body, Buzz-off lower arms/upper legs, TMNT Cockroach Terminator modded back shell, and a custom sculpted head. The base of the head is actually Tung-Lashor's with the horns coming out of his eye sockets. Posable mandibles came from a McFarlane flood Stalker. He was given a glossy coat for his beetle shell and features dark red highlights to it.

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Another Journal Entry Update

Journal Entry: Wed Oct 23, 2013, 2:45 PM
Facebook l Toy Review Blog l Twitter l Website l Customs for sale l Guides l Gallery

Hey, woah, I should probably update my journal more often! Just got back from
the Nashville Comic-Con and had a blast! I'm hoping to get a booth there next
year. If that works out you all can drop by and watch me work, I'll have tables
set up where myself and others will be customizing on-site. There's not a ton
more I have to update in the Journal here other than asking you to check out
my most recent deviations to see the newest customs I've created and head
on over to my website www.jinsaotomesdangeroustoys.c… for other
goodies like guides, tutorials, and product links!

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  • Mood: Daily Needs
  • Listening to: loud music damages eardrums
  • Reading: in low light isn't good for the eyes
  • Watching: out for ninja is a good idea
  • Playing: with fire will get your burned
  • Eating: away inside you is true talent waiting to surface
  • Drinking: and driving makes you a moron


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John Mallamas
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Current Residence: Tennessee!
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Favourite genre of music: Rock/alternative
Shell of choice: Conch shell. Eh, maybe an oyster, they're all 'abstract' and such.
Personal Quote: "Sorry, I can't hear you through my big wad of cash." (I stole this from Willis)

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ArteDigitalSA Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2015  Student General Artist
hey man!! i just wanted to say that i love the work you did on the terminator figures!! especially, the ones of the tribute to the kenner toyline. Would be nice to see the "secret weapon" and the "hot blast" figures. Thanks!!
TheEggPie Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2015
Just wondering, what paint do you use?
Lostiousness Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Sir, your works are awesome.
You moved me to do customs as well, thank you! :D
TheDUDERulez Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2014
Have you ever thought about doing the various incarnations of the Crime Syndicate of Amerika?
R-gonz Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2014
Does the name "Skeleton Warriors" mean anything to you?
Jin-Saotome Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Yep, I own some. Heck I had every single released one as a kid.
R-gonz Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2014
So . . .

Have you considered doing sny custom Skeleton Warriors figures?
Jakearmitage01 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2014
So Jin any thoughts on custom Amiibos? XD
Jin-Saotome Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I could articulate some easily I'm betting,.
Jakearmitage01 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2014
Yeah they are even more detailed than Skylanders. Although with some I wish Nintendo hadn't gone with the actual Smash 4 poses which caused them to use colored plastic posts to rest the character on (Not all of them have this but the ones with their legs in different positions like Zelda, Link, and Fox, they did).

I of course got Fox (bug Star Fox fan growing up), but hope to see Mega Man, Pac-Man, and Duck Hunt Dog especially.
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