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Hordak (MOTU Hybrid) Custom Action Figure

 
 
Custom #:37903  
Name:Hordak (MOTU Hybrid)
Custom Type:Action Figure
Toy Series:Masters of the Universe
Creator:Batman1016  
Date Added:March 28, 2012
Base Figure:2002 Hordak Mini-Statue, DCUC Batman
Height:6.50 inches
Completion Time:10.00 hours
Articulation:22 points
GAH! Fourth place!! Literally .2 away from placing! *bangs head on wall*

Seriously though, it was a great contest, and the winners totally deserved it! And I'm thrilled I came so close, so thanks to everyone who put me there!

So anyway, here's the next in my MOTU Hybrid line! I already posted She-ra, so I naturally had to post her arch-enemy. Presenting the despot of Despondos, the emperor of Etheria, second in command of the Evil Horde, the appropriately named . . . Hordak!

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. However, sometimes practicality and common sense beats out aesthetics. What do I mean? Quite simply, Filmation's color scheme for Hordak was black, red . . . and blue. Yes, Hordak had blue skin. Now, I'm not some kind of jerk who's racist against Smurfs or something (actually, come to think of it, I kinda DO hate the Smurfs, but who doesn't, really . . . 'specially after that horrid movie! *ahem* Moving on), but I already have three blue villains - Trap-Jaw, Evil-Lyn (sorta), and Skeletor himself - and I really didn't need a fourth. And since the Hordak mini-statue comes in gray, and since this is his "canon" color for the original, 2002, AND MOTUC figures, and since I was using a Batman figure as parts and HE'S already gray as well . . . well, it just made sense to stick with that. So, sorry Filmation, this round goes to Mattel.

You might think that Hordak, starting life as a statue, would be hard to articulate. You'd be wrong. He was a CAKEWALK compared to the previous statues I've worked with (Sorceress and Evil-Lyn). Yes, he had absolutely NO articulation whatsoever, but he came apart so easy, and reassembled with no fuss, and required almost no sculpting . . . I wish ALL my projects were so simple! As usual, I cut up a separate figure (specifically a DCUC Batman) and spliced in his joints at the appropriate locations. He now has 22 POA:

Shoulder rotate x2
Shoulder hinge x2
Bicep rotate x2
Elbow hinge x2
Wrist rotate x2
Pelvis rotate x2
Hip hinge x2
Thigh rotate x2
Knee hinge x2
Ankle hinge x2
Waist rotate x1
Neck ball x1

Range of motion is admittedly slightly limited due to the complexity of his costume (stiff skirt and all that), but overall, the figure can assume plenty of action poses, and is of course INFINITELY more versatile than the source toy. Again, this was a STATUE. Also, for fans of the original toy, please note that almost NO original sculpt or paint detail was lost from the original display piece. He looks almost exactly as he did prior to my changes. I'm ECSTATIC about the great results I got this time out!

Hordak comes with three accessories: his crossbow, his staff, and his cape, now a removable piece, so he can now be displayed as either soldier or sorcerer.

Well, the villain side of the shelf is filling out quite nicely! One more to post, and it's time to move on to the heroes again!

For the honor of Grayskull!


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User Comments
musicianvw - Thursday, May 24, 2012
hi just wondering how much one of these custom hordak costs?
Batman1016 - Thursday, May 24, 2012
See my reply to the previous comment for an outline of costs. For an exact money figure, I'd have to buy the parts and let you know. or you can look up the parts yourself on http://www.ebay.com. DCUC Batman action figure and NECA Hordak mini-statue,
pepelavaca - Friday, May 18, 2012
Very cool...How much?
Batman1016 - Friday, May 18, 2012
Thanks for looking!

Serious inquiry? Parts, time, shipping. 1 Hordak mini statue, 1 DCUC Batman, paint, superglue, epoxy putty, between 5-10 hours, your choice of USPS. I can negotiate somewhat on the estimate, but once it's set, it's final, and materials must be paid up front.
Controlspire - Wednesday, April 11, 2012
That is so bad ass! I'll take two of 'em.
Batman1016 - Wednesday, April 11, 2012
If you're interested, I can make 'em, but it'll cost ya!
Cosmic Fantasy Customs - Monday, April 9, 2012
man you and darth are such inspirations. your work on hordak is perfect, truly spot on from the show. this was such a close contest and could have seen this one winning a medal, with its excellent customizing. can't wait for more of your excellence.
Batman1016 - Monday, April 9, 2012
Heh . . . thanks again, man!
Darththomas - Sunday, April 8, 2012
This is indeed an excellent looking Hordak, great work bud!!

P.S, Jitsu's still my fave
Batman1016 - Sunday, April 8, 2012
Thanks! Hey, that's cool, I'll just keep plugging along, trying to top him!
Voting ends for the Articulation Junkie Custom Contest (customizer revealed). - Sunday, April 8, 2012
ole jade jaw - Friday, April 6, 2012
Now that's an impressive feat!
Batman1016 - Sunday, April 8, 2012
Not as impressive as Clawful. Darththomas81 deserved that win! I'm glad I came close, though!

Funny thing: if I'd voted in this contest? I still would have placed 4th, 'cuz I woulda voted all four of these guys at five stars! Our places would have been exactly the same.

Anyway, thanks for the applause!
NeCrollector - Sunday, April 1, 2012
I was looking forward to seeing pics of this beauty and I am not disappointed.
AMAZING WORK, dude!!!!

Hordie has never looked any better. One of the best Hordak's I've seen.
Batman1016 - Sunday, April 8, 2012
Thanks! I've said this about Black Widow and Jitsu, and I'll say this about Hordak . . . I don't know WHY no one else ever makes these figures, because this was so EASY!
Voting begins for the Articulation Junkie Custom Contest (pictures revealed). - Sunday, April 1, 2012
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