Wednesday, 7 February 2018

Miniature Masters of the Universe

While painting and writing continues for He-Month, I thought it an opportune moment to round up some useful links for anyone looking for suitable minis  - some of the examples may need a bit of conversion work to get them 'right'.

None of the pictures below are my painted minis, they are form the various manufacturers.

Qminis - (click for Etsy store link)

Producing: He-Man, Man-At-Arms, Teela, Skeletor, Evil Lyn and Beastman
Perfect for Masters of the Universe fans, Qminis have plans for more waves in the next couple of months onward, filling out the ranks of the classics first then moving on to other fan-favourites

Kaha Miniatures - (click for store link)

The Lord of Destruction (click for  link) looks like a good stand-in for Skeletor, and keep an eye on their store for future offerings

Heresy Miniatures - (click for store link)

This Norko miniature makes a good stand-in for Orko

RN Estudio - (click for store link)

This Fantasy Football player could be a He-Man proxy

Achtung Cthulhu - (click for store link)

(suggested by Kieron)
A potential stand-in for Mer-Man

Killer B Miniatures - (click for store link)

(suggested by White Knight)
This Mecha-Man miniature could stand in for Skeletor's Hover Robots from the Filmation cartoon

Grenadier

A fairly wide range of licensed Masters of the Universe minis from back in the 1980's, still to be found via Ebay, trading, and good fortune!

15 comments:

  1. Being a small child I used to have some figurines from this Universe. They were made of rubber - something like :)

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    1. Me too, and I fondly remember the squishy plastic heads. :)

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  2. Your marvellous recommendation has arrived, PulpCitizen, and I'm hoping to get them based and primed fairly soon - bit of a backlog currently. Thanks for the recommendation... and more temptation too :-)

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    1. Thanks BK. :)

      I hope to get further with my own MotU painting this weekend. :)

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  3. Awesome looking forward to seeing this project come to life!

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    1. Cheers mate, hopefully will start to unfold to a decent size fairly soon. :)

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  4. I'm anxiously awaiting my Qminis order to arrive, they look He-Tastic.

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    1. They are excellent; mine arrived in the past couple of days and I am really happy with them. :)

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  5. I am with you in spirit and look forward to seeing more of your efforts! If there was a licensed range in ABS rivaling the quality of Malifaux figures my resistance would crumble within a fortnight. Have a few of the Grenadier figures including He-Man and Skelator. A friend runs an occasional GURPS MOTU game I've plated in which has a achieved some truly epic moments. No minis though.

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    1. Thanks for reading and supporting Ryder. :)

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  6. Nice round up, Leon. I was considering using one of Ral Partha's Fishmen as a Merman proxy - £2.25 isn't a bad price.

    http://www.ralparthaeurope.co.uk/shop/dsa-the-dark-eye-28mm-fantasy-c-30/archetypes-and-monsters-15500-c-30_87/15503f-fishman-p-2428.html

    The other one has a more pronounced overbite, which kind of fits in better with Merman's look.

    http://www.ralparthaeurope.co.uk/shop/dsa-the-dark-eye-28mm-fantasy-c-30/creatures-17000-c-30_34/17054-schwarzer-risso-p-1697.html

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    1. Cheers for the links Jez. :)

      If I do another round-up I will be sure to include them. :)

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