“Forgotten heroes 2018, wings and fins”

Well June is busting out all over (I told her that onesie was to small for her!), and as we all know that can mean only one thing “Forgotten heroes” is back and as per the rules (yes there are rules, flexible as they are!), I present to you my introductory piece outlining what figures I hope to produce and a little background on who they are and why I’ve picked them. At the end of this piece I’ll add a list of who else will be joining in this year and of course a link to the “Forgotten heroes” site where you can (hopefully) keep up with all the latest postings and the development of the other participants figures.

Anyway back to what I’m up to this month, well without wishing to sound like a “whining Winnie”, as I was aware that things were going to be a bit manic at work (real bill paying work this is, BOO HISS!!), along with doing the admin side of this event, I decided that I would just do a couple of figures that I hope I should be able to complete within the next four weeks. To this end I have played it fairly safe and gone for two more characters from the “Masters of the Universe” toy franchise in the form of “Mer-man and Stratos”, interestingly enough once these two are complete (if they get completed), it will mean I will then have all of the figures from the original release back in 1982 except for “Zodac” who was in fact the only toy figure I actually ever owned. Now I’ve wanted to do these two figures for quite a while now, I mean you have to have Mer-man don’t you, and there’s always been something a little odd about Stratos’ appearance, with that strange” Amish style beard that has intrigued me for years, so yes a couple of must haves for my collection. Both figures have their challenges, I’m not looking forward to doing Mer-man’s face at all (though I think I’ll be copying the cartoon version rather than the toy, here as I prefer it), and Stratos…well feathers!! (Enough said). I do of course need two “willing” volunteers for these surgical procedures and once again they have been recruited from my “Bronze age miniatures” dollies, now these are the last two of these I have, and as they no longer appear to have them on their web-site I’m not sure what I’m going to do when and if I do any more of the MOTU characters, still I’ll cross that bridge as and when. That’s enough of what I plan on doing I guess I’d better “put up and shut up” and get on with them now!

But before I go, here is a list of the other participants in this years “Forgotten heroes”, there is of course still time if you want to join in too, just let me know either in the comments section here or on the FH site, and I’ll sort it out….

Jez https://carrioncrowsbuffet.wordpress.com/

Simon http://fantorical.blogspot.com/

Dave http://thegamerscupbard.blogspot.com/

Bryan https://vampifansworldoftheundead.blogspot.com/

Keith http://angrypiper.com/

Raymond S.T.  (taking part by E-mail)

Harry https://warthroughtheages.wordpress.com/

Mike https://www.flickr.com/photos/boyntonartstudio/albums

The very best of luck to you all, please follow the links above to their various blogs or Flicker pages, or you can of course keep abreast of all the posts via the “Forgotten heroes” site at….


Excelsior Roger.

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4 Responses to “Forgotten heroes 2018, wings and fins”

  1. I think (hope) I’ve got the comments problem sorted out.

    Cheers Roger.

  2. angrypiper says:

    Sorry, meant to leave more but I hit post by accident…

    Looking forward to seeing what you do with the MOTU guys. My cousin had pretty much every MOTU toy in the line when he was a kid. I remember having the original He-Man and Beastman figures, but I think that’s about as far as I got as a collector. I played with my cousin’s stuff endlessly, though.
    Feathers do seem like a chore, but based on your recent work on the wolf crest, I’m certain you’ll do a great job.

    • Ha ha!, Thanks Keith, the MOTU range was indeed huge, and had some pretty odd stuff in it especially towards the end of the initial run, Egg shaped transforming Lions and Dinosaurs for instance!! what these had to do with He-man I don’t know (I think they were just sticking anything under the MOTU banner and hoping it would sell). Seems you still had more than me as I only had the one figure “Zodac”, my affair with Eternia is a more recent thing to be honest, though I always loved the cartoon.

      I’d be a bit more confident if rather than a Wolf crest, it had been a Eagle 🙂

      Cheers Roger.

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