Trapjaw (Masters of the Universe) Custom Action Figure
Custom #:28065
Custom Type:Action Figure
Toy Series:Masters of the Universe
Date Added:March 11, 2011
Base Figure:DCUC Vigilante
Height:6.00 inches
This is my 50th custom so I decided to go all out on it to celebrate. His tally chart on the blackboard totals 50 as a little tribute to my customizing milestone. I also added the slime on the base as a nod to some of the old 80s toys that were obsessed with slime. After I'd finished it I found some LEDs and thought, why not?, you're only 50 once. Anyhoo, here's my recipe:

Base= DCUC Vigilante
Head=200x trapjaw, used hot glue to fill it in and create a peg hole.
Right arm and lower left and hand=200x trapjaw.
Right torso=200x trapjaw, dremmel to fit and sculpt in the gaps.
Crotch piece= 200x trapjaw, dremmel to fit
Upper legs=200x trapjaw green things, foamy, sculpt and wire.
Kneepads=200x trapjaw
Lower legs= sculpt and wire
Feet and ankle joint= DCUC Black suit supes, to eliminate paint rub.
Belt=WCW Championship belt, face off a hero quest skeleton, sculpt and wire.

Weapons= Easily but firmly slot into gun arm
Claw hand= Bionicle lego
Gun hand = some random cheap gun
Crossbow hand= think it's GI Joe
Wrecking ball hand= Knockoff Joe Bazooka, piece of chain, piece of some sunglasses to attach chain and a foam ball
Sword hand= Dunno
Saw hand= Bionicle lego
Flamethrower effect= ghostrider projectile

Base was inspired by Bobtheodd's excellent Trapjaw's arsenal, cheers bob. I left a few spaces for extra weapons I'll probably make in the future.
Gremlins Mohawk back
Figure packaging
Xbox live subscription case
Sculpt used epoxy repair putty and didn't get on with it too well plus it smells real bad.
Pieces of plastic sprue from an old airfix kit
Lantern from TMNT sewer playset
Plastic wheel
Random fodder for his spare parts box
SMC Tarantula crate
Some hero quest skulls
MIG welding wire
Battery assembly from a ghostrider gun
9 Volt battery
2 White LEDS in the Lantern
1 Green LED to light the slime

Painted with Games workshop paints and sealed with Satin sealer.

Don't think I left anything out :-). I loved working on this one and can't wait to sink my teeth into more MOTU.

Loads more pics inside the thread!!

User Comments
Cosmic Fantasy Customs -
Sunday, March 20, 2011
great job truly unique and bad you know what. 10 out of 10.
bjpalm1994 -
Thursday, March 17, 2011
WOW!! This Trap Jaw is a thing of beauty! And that base only adds to the coolness! Great job!!
Darththomas -
Thursday, March 17, 2011
Cool, always glad to have more fans!!, as for the fifth horeseman comment . Thanks man!! now if only I had their money
3bcustoms -
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
DARTHTHOMAS81.............THE 5th HORSEMAN.. ...your work is incredible, and for that good sir you have gained a new fan
Darththomas -
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Thanks buddy, next milestone 100 and you're on 300 and odd?????, got to get moving
argenta-2008 -
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Great custom and congratulations on the 50th custom .
Darththomas -
Sunday, March 13, 2011
Thanks Custombase and CountP, I used wire for the details although thre's nothing from the original legs that is visible except the knee joint, my WIP thread shows how
Automatauntaun -
Saturday, March 12, 2011
mind blowing. if figure realm is a universe , you sir are a master of it. did you sculpt the legs from scratch? or did you simply mean wire was used for details?
custombase -
Saturday, March 12, 2011
Fantastic job I love this Trappy chappy
Darththomas -
Saturday, March 12, 2011
Thanks afp still waiting on your fabled heman. Bob yours was the fore runner and every bit as good imo. I agree shin they're awesome, I saw all your repaints and they're great, thanks bud, more motu on the way
bobtheodd -
Friday, March 11, 2011
Thanks, but I still think yours is better.
Shinobitron -
Friday, March 11, 2011
Motu 200x figs are really great to customize whether it be a more detailed paint scheme or a complete overhaul like this one. He looks Amazing Darth and congrats on 50!
RatedR321 -
Friday, March 11, 2011
Woah !!!!!!!!!!! You did it again GREAT JOB !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Darththomas -
Friday, March 11, 2011
Wow!! Quite a response, really glad you all like him so much, I've already sat staring for at least an hour . I actually meant to put this in the description but the base was actually inspired by bobtheodd's awesome trapjaw's arsenal, I'm gonna go update that now. Thanks again, you guys are the inspiration that keeps me creating!!
bobtheodd -
Friday, March 11, 2011
That base makes mine look like crud. Awesome work on the figure and the base!
pock63 -
Friday, March 11, 2011
I love this! It makes me wish I collected MOTU figures.
Friday, March 11, 2011
WOW, totally amazing, you've created a figure hundred times better than the original one.
Something I don't like in the original one are the legs because of the posture trapJaw stands up. So I love the more straight legs you gave him. Without a doubt the best TrapJaw custom figure I've ever seen.
Scouser -
Friday, March 11, 2011
WOW!!!!!!! You really have put some work into this mate!!!
Without a doubt the best Trapjaw custom I have ever seen!!!
So many parts and they all fit together beautifully!!!
Really outstanding work mate... Great 50th custom!!!
ironlantern2814 -
Friday, March 11, 2011
WOW...JUST WOW! This is the best Trap Jaw EVER! I like that I can actually see the detail and it doesn't blend in with the other parts of the machine areas. Keep up the GREAT WORK!!!
Madtinker76 -
Friday, March 11, 2011
Redmist -
Friday, March 11, 2011
A real twisted beauty right here!
Unknown User -
Friday, March 11, 2011
Way to knock this one waaaay out of the park! This is fantastic, the parts work flawlessly, and the final paints tie it all together!
zombieforhire -
Friday, March 11, 2011
.....WTF? Man ? totally blown away by this ! I really really am , the figure is amazing and the base just sets it off .
Totally amazing !!!
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