Two of Skeletor’s most wanted henchmen, Two-Bad and Spikor, have been immortalized and created by the one and only Stronox Customs! Both of these figures have been teased on recent and past Masters of the Universe card art so, until Mattel reveals officially these two, let’s take a look at the amazing work of Stronox Customs to tide us over!
Stronox Customs just recently created a custom MOTU Origins Spikor and this looks like a mashup of the vintage, Masterverse, and MOTU Origins bucks. One of my favorite aspects of his work is the attention to detail he pays with the paint apps. For example, you can see the black washing on the figure bringing out the detail on the face, arms, spiked armor, belt…pretty much everywhere but it’s all in the right places!
The details that Stronox puts in his customs is second to none and the varying paint apps of light and dark purple mixed with black washing give the figure a very interesting, fluid look! His work is amazing and you can see what an Origins concept would look like for this figure!
Spikor is one of the most anticipated MOTU Origins figures! One of the last holdouts of Skeletor’s henchmen, Spikor’s head and torso are completely covered in razor-sharp spikes. It was not clear whether the spikes are a natural part of his body or some kind of special armor, until the bio for his 2012 figure confirmed it is an armor magically fused to his body. In place of his left hand is a trident, which can extend and, in some media, fires a laser beam. Spikor was introduced into the Masters of the Universe toy line in 1985. His action figure’s feature is his spring-action waist, which propelled his trident to shoot out of its socket when his torso sprang back. In an Amazon leaked list that showed up in their database, it looks like Spikor is coming to the line but we don’t know when yet!
Spikor first appeared alongside Two-Bad in a fantastic fight scene on the card art of Terror Claws Skeletor.
Stronox’s Two-Bad MOTU Origins custom is outstanding and really brings to life the melding of Tuvar (in blue) and Baddrah (in purple)! The deep blue color of Tuvar reminds me of how Webstor was colored in his Origins version. You can also see the lighter blues mixed with the deeper blues that adds a lot of depth in the paint app, which is something that missing the from the Origins line in general.
Baddrah is painted in a deep purple with lighter purple accents that bring out the scaly skin of the figure. The boots on each of the characters are also unique, which, in the vintage version, is a deviation as they were both the same but I love how Stronox made each half of this figure unique and went above and beyond the vintage design to make it his own!
This is the 2nd time that Two-Bad has been teased on MOTU Origins card art! Two-Bad is a two-headed Evil Warrior who is basically two different beings sharing the same body. In some ways he is like siamese twins, although both halves of his body are very different-looking creatures who appear to be from entirely different species. His right half is a blue creature, while his left half is a purple, scaly creature with an eyebrow-like yellow band on his forehead. His two heads have the habit of continuously arguing with one another. Two-Bad first appeared on the Battlefield Warriors box art as he looks like he is in pursuit of He-Man.
He recently appeared on the card art of Mini Comic Roboto so hopefully that means the figure is not too far off in the distant future.
Roboto may have strength of steel, but it’s his cybernetically enhanced heart that makes him one of Eternia’s bravest (swipe to see full artwork)
The usual suspects for Origins:Roy Juarez (@manuel_eduardo_caritas) • Instagram photos and videos
Art Direction & Graphic Design by @manuel_eduardo_caritas
Artwork by @axel.gimenez & @fetch.franciscoetchart
Toy Design by @katanarama333
Story by @joshuaskywriter
Two-Bad is introduced into the Masters of the Universe toy line in 1985. Originally marketed as the “double-headed evil strategist” it is implied he is a master of strategy due to being two warriors in one, but his main trait in all story media is that his two heads have a habit of endlessly arguing with each other, meaning he has always generally been used for comic relief.
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