When I was a kid, Grizzlor was one of my favorite Masters of the Universe figures. I'm not sure if it was the fur gimmick, the freaky face sculpt, or the visual similarity to my main man Chewie, but Grizzlor was easily in my MOTU fab five. Unfortunately, I don't have my vintage Grizzlor anymore (I suspect it was a casualty of the yard sales from my early teen years), and I don't have any inkling to buy another. There's just something gross about getting a used figure with fur... you don't know where that fur's been. So, I guess this MOTUC Grizzlor will have to do for now. Let's check it out!
Each Star Trek series seems to have three characters that get the most screen time and character development. For the Original Series, it was Kirk, Spock and McCoy. For TNG, it was Picard, Data, and Worf. Worf got a good deal of exposure simply because he was an easy conduit into Klingon society and culture. I always liked Worf as a character, even though I didn't really like his episodes that centered around political strife in the Klingon Empire. Anyway, there were a number of good Worf figures in the classic Playmates line, so let's check them out!
Little Rubber Guys fans will want to take note of this upcoming TGB custom! Marty (TheGodBeast himself) prototyped the figure while Jason Frailey created the awesome sculpt. I, of course, illustrated the header card you see here.
One of the benefits of doing header cards for Marty (aka, TheGodBeast) is that he sends me samples of the figures. Marty's been on a Glyos kick recently, producing cool heads and attachments on exclusive Glyos bodies. I'm a huge fan of the Glyos line (obviously, considering how much coverage it gets here) so I'm always ecstatic to have the opportunity to do some artwork in the Glyos Universe. Here we see three of Marty's recent customs: Slimeskull, Gobon Snatcher, and Voodoo Maggoto!
I'm of the opinion that the Gorn is the one of the coolest Star Trek aliens ever. He even gives my beloved Esoqq a run for his money. Given this awesomeness, I've always wondered why the Gorn were never explored in other Star Trek incarnations. Sure, a member of the species made an appearance in The Animated Series and another in an Enterprise episode (in which it was redesigned into a CG abomination that looked more like a Jurassic Park reject than a real Gorn). But that's a pretty minuscule amount of exposure for such an iconic alien. The Gorn suits might be prohibitively expensive, or the writers might not have known what to do with the species since it's so different from the other sentient species that evolved from the Ancient Humanoids. Regardless, there's plenty of untapped potential there. Maybe JJ Abrams can give us some awesome Gorn action in the next movie (and I don't mean a puny cameo like the one that was planned for the 2009 movie).