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Ga-Ree Custom Action Figure

Custom #:40426  
Custom Type:Action Figure
Toy Series:Masters of the Universe
Date Added:June 30, 2012
Base Figure:MOTUC TRU Mer-man
Height:7.00 inches
Ga-Ree is part of an underwater, subterranean population, also known as the Murexian tribe, which are direct descendants of Gary from Earth. One of their ancestors crossed from Earth to Eternia via an underwater wormhole located miles underwater. Ending up in the deep underwater caves of the sea of Rakash, he slowly morphed into a bipedal gastropod. Eternia's magical properties allowed this once simple-minded creature to evolve both physically and mentally. As time passed, this ancestor was able to reproduce asexually, giving birth to what would be known as the Murexian tribe of warriors. They roam the underwater caves of the sea of Rakash using their bioluminescent younglings as a source of light. As they mature and evolve to bipedal form, they loose their bioluminescent properties. Oftentimes, Mer-men battle against the Murexian tribe. In the rare instance that a Murexian warrior is killed, the Mer-men remove the warrior's shell chest-plates to wear as trophy. Mer-man proudly wears one from a leader of the Murexian tribe that he had killed in battle. Ga-Ree was chosen by his people to fight alongside the Masters during times of war.

Body - MOTUC TRU Mer-man
Head - Sculpted over a Stratos head. Most of the head has been covered. Left eye is a rhinestone to replace an eye lost in battle. Right eye is a Jequirity bean, which I painted over to resemble Gary's eye.
Shell - The spiny sea shell was part of the inspiration for initially working on this custom. Mother Nature knows how to create some beautiful things. This sea shell has so many exquisite details, I just had to paint it! :)
I also added a small magnet inside the shell and one underneath a glow-in-the dark 'youngling' snail so that it would attach itself to Ga-Ree's shell.
Breast-plate - I took Mer-man's chest piece and modified it a bit to make the shoulder pads looks spikier. I permanently attached it to the sea shell to give it the illusion that it's all one piece.
Hands - I used the hands of a Red Lantern Nite-Lik I had lying around. I sculpted a couple of spikes on each.
Belt - I attached a tiny Starro that I had lying around to the belt and painted it pink as a homage to Patrick from Spongebob Squarepants.
Feet - I used Count Marzo's boots and sculpted over them to try to make the feet look like the bottom part of a snail. I also added some rhinestones to the 'shell' part of the boots.
Body war paint - I just had to give Ga-Ree some war paint. If you look closely, you'll notice a pineapple and one of those floating stars that you would see in the background of the Spongebob cartoons.

Who lives in a pineapple under the sea? Definitely not this dude!
Based on the snail character, Gary, from the Spongebob Squarepants cartoons, I give you Ga-Ree!
I sincerely hope you all enjoy him.
Completed June 30, 2012.
Thank you all for looking!

User Comments
saber4734 - Tuesday, January 1, 2013
Oh I know who Gary is. Yes I'm guilty of watching spongebob a time or two. I just think you did a great job with the character and the story. The whole idea of their young being used as lights is genious.
saber4734 - Monday, December 31, 2012
Is that a real character? I am not familiar with MOTU. Haven't played with them since the 80s. If he is an original character and that is an original story then you pulled a page out of my play book. I love it.
NeCrollector - Tuesday, January 1, 2013
Thanks, saber4734 The story was created by me, but the character is a homage to a snail pet from the Spongebob Squarepants cartoon.
Gonard - Saturday, December 15, 2012
haha great work man!
im just curious, are you going you make his master Spon-ge-bob?
NeCrollector - Tuesday, January 1, 2013
That would be cool I want to eventually revisit this crazy concept and take a crack at a MOTUC Spongebob...just don't quite have the right parts yet. Thanks for your comment, gonard12. Happy 2013, my friend.
jonatanmk - Saturday, August 25, 2012
AMAZING! Your work on this figure is outstanding!!! Very original concept and paint job!!! This should easily be a member of Motu!
NeCrollector - Sunday, August 26, 2012
Thank you so much, my friend. I appreciate the feedback.
bet1 - Friday, July 20, 2012
VERY cool!!!!
NeCrollector - Friday, July 20, 2012
xGARRIKx - Wednesday, July 18, 2012
WOW!!! I went on vacation the last weeks and now that I return I find the contest results. NeCrollector, brother... CONGRATULATIONS... I loved this awesome figure since the first time I saw it. You are an unstopable creative mind and unquiet hands... It's great you've won this contest.
NeCrollector - Thursday, July 19, 2012
xGARRIKx, my friend, THANK YOU SO MUCH! Always wonderful to hear from you. Can't wait for your next mind-blowing custom, brother.
Automatauntaun - Friday, July 13, 2012
That's honestly one of the best original figures I have see in a while...
great job
NeCrollector - Friday, July 13, 2012
Thank you so much, Countpichula.
I'm really happy you think so, my friend.
RedRebelCustoms - Wednesday, July 11, 2012
I barely got my votes in on this contest! Fantastic transformation! Gary as a MOTU character is classic! Amazing work on the tattoo! Not sure how Spongebob is going to feel about that. Beautiful paint apps! The shell is incredibly cool and the glow in the dark slug guy was brilliant! Absolutely inspirational custom bro! Congrats on the gold!
NeCrollector - Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Wow, RRC! I can't thank you enough, brother. To hear this from you is a tremendous honor. THANK YOU SO MUCH!
suprasizeme - Monday, July 9, 2012
Congrats on the Gold, great win with such an imaginative entry!!!
NeCrollector - Monday, July 9, 2012
Thank you so much, brother!
fastfreddie - Sunday, July 8, 2012
AWESOME GOLD WIN!!! I had a hunch this was yours with that backstory you came up with! I told my wife this was the winner when I first saw it! that seashell backpack really sealed it! Love it man!
NeCrollector - Sunday, July 8, 2012
fastfreddie, thank you so much, brother! . I honestly thought Iron Man was taking first! He's a gorgeous piece. I am humbled by your words, freddie...I truly admire and respect your work...every time I paint, I think 'what would fastfreddie do?'...your work is truly inspiring to me and I am honored to see my customs next to yours...that means more to me than a digital trophy, brother.
fastfreddie - Sunday, July 8, 2012
Thank you! I feel honored to come in 2nd and 3rd behind your great imagination! I know this next contest will surely be a good one also!
NeCrollector - Sunday, July 8, 2012
It sure looks to be EPIC...
Ole Jade Jaw - Sunday, July 8, 2012
AH HA! Cry Havok and let slip the dogs of war!!!..... This looks really sharp by the way dude. I just have no idea who it is.
NeCrollector - Sunday, July 8, 2012
Thanks, jade jaw. The character is based on a snail character named Gary from the Spongebob Squarepants cartoon...he's a lovable, cat-like character that my wife loves...I just had to pay a special homage to him.
Ole Jade Jaw - Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Oh, cool. Sorry I didn't read it... there are a whole lot of words.... I was a bit intimidated by the sheer size of it....
CAb00se - Sunday, July 8, 2012
congrats, this a brilliant and original design!
NeCrollector - Sunday, July 8, 2012
Thanks CAbse!
Voting ends for the Subterranean Custom Contest (customizer revealed). - Sunday, July 8, 2012
Watcher - Thursday, July 5, 2012
That's a great custom mate ! I really love the shell,really creative.5 star entry !
NeCrollector - Sunday, July 8, 2012
Thank you so much for your vote, oh great Watcher!
ZoltanMotherwell - Wednesday, July 4, 2012
NeCrollector - Sunday, July 8, 2012
Thank you so much for your vote, ZoltanMotherwell I'm so glad you enjoyed Ga-Ree.
I've been looking forward to more of your customs, brother...I love your work.
illchard - Tuesday, July 3, 2012
Maooow ....
NeCrollector - Sunday, July 8, 2012
=^_^= ....
Bakegirl - Tuesday, July 3, 2012
That's one Krazy looking Kaiju! Yikes!!
NeCrollector - Sunday, July 8, 2012
Krazy looking, indeed! You rock!
AREZ - Tuesday, July 3, 2012
NeCrollector - Sunday, July 8, 2012
Thanks AREZ! You and fastfreddie are 2 of my primary sources of inspiration when working on MOTUC because of your AMAZINGLY BEAUTIFUL MOTUC customs and fastfreddie because of his AMAZINGLY BEAUTIFUL painting skillz.
Thanks again!
fastfreddie - Tuesday, July 3, 2012
I really like the starfish belt buckle and the seashell on his back...If Gary looks like this, I wonder how the rest of the gang would look?
NeCrollector - Sunday, July 8, 2012
Hmmmm...I was thinking the same thing while working on this dude.
I hope to work on customizing Spongebob and Patrick one of these days.
Thanks, FF.
SirDigbyChickenCesear - Monday, July 2, 2012
Love that shell, it truly makes this character even better.... nice bio as well....
NeCrollector - Sunday, July 8, 2012
Thanks, Sir! The shell was the initial source of inspiration that led me to this gastropod.
Nsp - Monday, July 2, 2012
kewl piece
NeCrollector - Sunday, July 8, 2012
Thanks, Mr. Sims!
Patraw - Monday, July 2, 2012
Combining a character from Spongebob Squarepants and MOTU is extremely creative and unexpected. Excellent figure and back story!
NeCrollector - Sunday, July 8, 2012
Thank you so much, Patraw! I truly appreciate the effort you put into these awesomely-fun contests, dude! It gives a whole new dimension of coolness!
Voting begins for the Subterranean Custom Contest (pictures revealed). - Sunday, July 1, 2012
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