Kobra Khan (MOTU Hybrid) (Masters of the Universe) Custom Action Figure
Custom #:39552
Name:Kobra Khan (MOTU Hybrid)
Contest:Scales & Tails
Custom Type:Action Figure
Toy Series:Masters of the Universe
Date Added:June 1, 2012
Base Figure:2002 Kobra Khan
Height:6.00 inches
Completion Time:16.00 hours
Huh . . . I expected this figure to place higher than my Dragon Man. Guess the Eternian snake henchman doesn't have the same following as an alchemically-modified super-robot made to look like a purple dragon and built to (only theoretically) fight the Fantastic Four to a standstill . . . .

Anyway, what can be said about this latest MOTU Hybrid? No really, say something, 'cuz I'm not terribly familiar with the guy. I mean, I've read up on him, in both his original incarnation and the 2002 revision, but I have no personal investment. He was one of the later characters of the old line I grew up with, and got little screen time or characterization, as with the rest of his fellow Snake-Men. Sure, he got a LOT more development with the later series, but it was kinda too little, too late. Hmm . . . that might explain the lukewarm reaction here on the Realm as well. Ah well, here'sss Ssskeletor'sss sssinissster, ssscaly, sssnake asssasssin, Kobra Khan.

As I've said many times before, MOTU Hybrid is my attempt to unify the best of all three MOTU eras. The ideas (i.e. color schemes and concepts) of the original cartoon, the sculpts of the 2002 toys, and the articulation of modern figures, at a far more reasonable cost. That meant using the original 2002 Mattel action figure instead of the later NECA mini-statue as a base for this toy. The NECA statue looks nicer, but the figure is much cheaper and easier to come by.

Beyond that, there were no real hiccups in the building process. I added full articulation, then repainted the figure head to toe. Kobra now has ball shoulders and hips, rotate biceps, thighs, wrists, ankles, neck, and waist, and hinge elbows, ankles, and knees. Oh, and his jaw moves too. He also maintains his squirt action feature. As for paint, the original toy character design was SO bland, and the cartoon version was even WORSE, so even though I usually err on the side of the old show, this time I had to come up with my own unique color scheme. I really like the results, particularly the flat green skin with gloss green highlights, alongside the metallic green belt . . . nice contrast. Accessories include his Snake Ray Gun with firing Cobra Missile, and his removable cobra hood.

By the power of Grayskull!

User Comments
Mini-meRules -
Friday, June 29, 2012
Kobra kahn! The Starcream of MOTUC! nice!
Batman1016 -
Saturday, June 30, 2012
Hah! I dunno about THAT. First of all, Starscream was Megatron's second in command, and Kobra Kahn was never that high up in the hierarchy. Second of all, Kobra Kahn was COMPETENT . . . he actually SUCCEEDED in overthrowing Skeletor and unleashing the Snake Men. Starscream? Threw Megatron into space and ended up getting turned into a column of ash for his betrayal. Not exactly the most effective traitor in pop culture lore.

Thanks for checking him out, bro!
windblock2007 -
Saturday, June 16, 2012
Don't feel bad,I was the second MOTU figue in this contest ,worked hard on this custom
You did a amazing job on all of those joints,hope to see more MOTU customs from you.
Batman1016 -
Friday, June 22, 2012
Heh, I'm just gripin' man, not serious. Thanks for the praise, I think you did a great job too! Oh, and I LOVE your Slythe, man! Amazing work!
Cosmic Fantasy Customs -
Monday, June 11, 2012
I knew who this was, your excellence shines through and the custom is epic. fantastic work I love it, keep em coming.
Batman1016 -
Monday, June 11, 2012
Yeah, figured it was obvious. Thanks for your praise, as always. Just a little disappointed so few people seemed to notice him. I usually have more comments than this. Guess Kobra Khan is one of the less popular characters in the franchise.
Voting ends for the Scales & Tails Custom Contest (customizer revealed). - Friday, June 8, 2012
NeCrollector -
Friday, June 1, 2012
Batman1016 -
Monday, June 11, 2012
Thanks man!
Voting begins for the Scales & Tails Custom Contest (pictures revealed). - Friday, June 1, 2012
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