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Postby Defcon! » Mon Mar 25, 2013 6:06 pm

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I loved em i had a couple figures i always wanted D-Compose. I could'nt remember what the line was called years back when i started a 80's toy shelf collection. I have a MISB Redlen figure the box is banged up but nice to display. I ended up getting the Totally 80's Tubular Toys book it has a bunch of toys from the 80's i use it as one of my references. I would like to get the Inhumanoids cartoon. :D
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Re: Any INHUMANOIDS fans out there ?

Postby Insidious » Mon Apr 08, 2013 3:37 pm

D'Compose regularly did battle with my Rock Lords back in the 80s. One of the few series crossovers that was allowed in my room at the time ;)
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Re: Any INHUMANOIDS fans out there ?

Postby Lord Manhammer '74 » Tue Apr 09, 2013 11:21 am

Storyboard drawing featuring the end of Metlar, and his posse's raid on the Kamchatka Military Facility at the opening of the final chapter to the inaugural miniseries. The Evil That Lies Within.
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Also ever wonder what the live action version of an INHUMANOIDS flick may look like ? Thanks to the editing skills of a bloke named bloodrunsclear. It might look like this..http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g77CSOi7_tk
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Re: Any INHUMANOIDS fans out there ?

Postby Spin Master » Thu Feb 05, 2015 8:20 pm

Glad You guys like it !!

I designed most of the figure line - I designed it about 3 years out, the crazy stuff never came out - in year 3 the guys dug so deep into the earth that they made their way to hell and discover a devil character :(

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Re: Any INHUMANOIDS fans out there ?

Postby Lord Manhammer '74 » Sat Feb 07, 2015 12:27 pm

Spin Master wrote:Glad You guys like it !!

I designed most of the figure line - I designed it about 3 years out, the crazy stuff never came out - in year 3 the guys dug so deep into the earth that they made their way to hell and discover a devil character :(

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Interesting, I always thought that Metlar was supposedly the line's version of the Devil. And I'm surprised one could dig lower than the center of the Earth. Series showrunner, Flint Dille, had said in an interview in issue eight of Cereal Geek that he had a couple scripts for the Season 2 that never happened,and they were lying around his residence somewhere. I wish Shout Factory would release the complete series on DVD/Blu-Ray. Honestly, a revival I'd think would work out. This Christmas I got the Undead Horror himself. My seven year old step-niece wanted to take it home with her. Later she chased me around the house with it trying to change me into a zombie. On a later visit, my second cousin's middle child tries sneaking off with D-Compose. The kids would love the line to no end. :KREMZEEK:
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Re: Any INHUMANOIDS fans out there ?

Postby Spin Master » Sat Feb 07, 2015 2:52 pm

Metlar was just a big (the leader) Monster, infact I designed him to be a monster version of John Madden, the football guy - check out his face compared to Metlars. http://ecelebrityfacts.com/Celebrity-Ne ... worth.html
The devil character I designed was about the size of the scientist. Going lower then the center is possible - It's a state of mind not distance.

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Re: Any INHUMANOIDS fans out there ?

Postby Lord Manhammer '74 » Sun Feb 08, 2015 3:22 am

Spin Master wrote:Metlar was just a big (the leader) Monster, infact I designed him to be a monster version of John Madden, the football guy - check out his face compared to Metlars. http://ecelebrityfacts.com/Celebrity-Ne ... worth.html
The devil character I designed was about the size of the scientist. Going lower then the center is possible - It's a state of mind not distance.

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I'd be remiss in not asking as being the uber-Inhumanoids fan that I am, do you still have any of those sketches of characters from the series that sadly didn't see the light day ? And I have to ask was this devil guy :twisted: supposed to be in the world of the INHUMANOIDS what the Quintessons were in the G1 Transformers, and even Cobra-La was to COBRA ? Maybe Metlar, and the others' creator ? Also as soon as I saw Dr. Mangler/Nightcrawler introduced I was expecting him ,and Blackthorne Shore to be coming up with their own monsters. But with the series' end we didn't get to see any of Nightcralwer's creations. Were there any of those in the works ? :HEADHURTS:
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Re: Any INHUMANOIDS fans out there ?

Postby Spin Master » Sun Feb 08, 2015 8:42 am

Sure.... uber-Inhumanoids fan -....... I have lots of stuff, I'll go through it today and try to upload some to this sight.

The way stories developed in the 80's for these kind of shows was very loose. I (the designer) of the toys came up with the basic story idea which was roughly based on an inventor submission. I would lead the story with character development, - Designing characters, all their names and bio's, I would also lead the process as to where they fit in the story and then feed this info to the guys doing the cartoon and comic book so that they could write the story around them. The place were Nightcrawler is from Springfield, MA, is where my family and inlaws live. Once the storyline got ahead of my character development and the show creators put Blackthorne in a robotic suit. I told them I had his suit coming - so I remember him saying in one show "I'll have more power when I get my new suit". I think? there were a few shows that had him in that new suit. Nowadays this whole process of toy to show is much more complicated, my current company does a lot of this type of development and it's much more team designed then in the 80's without the designer having much control over storyline.
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Re: Any INHUMANOIDS fans out there ?

Postby Spin Master » Mon Feb 09, 2015 10:50 am

Hey - uber-Inhumanoids fan as promised here are some Rare Inhumanoid pics

hum....... looks like I can only post one pic at a time?

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Postby Spin Master » Mon Feb 09, 2015 11:11 am

and more pic............

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Bunch of inhumanoid pics
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Re: Any INHUMANOIDS fans out there ?

Postby Lord Manhammer '74 » Mon Feb 09, 2015 1:25 pm

Spin Master wrote:and more pic............

dave

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Thank you sir. Interesting to see Blackthorne, Sabrejet, and Tank brought to reality in the form of plastic. I like the one stage of Blackthorne's design where he looks like the Black Knight with the flag behind him. And I'm guessing that gent at the bottom right corner is either that Devil character you mentioned, or one of Nightcrawler's creations ? A fun line that died way too soon.

Anywho, Flint Dille mentioned once in an interview that Hasbro was looking at reviving the Inhumanoids under a different name. Back in 2011, Hasbro released a book at the New York Comic Con entitled UNIT:E. Featuring a number of Hasbro properties, including one featuring some monster sized creatures from a line called PRIMORDIA.
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Might've been interesting to have Metlar and company to have some foes on their own scale in the long run ?
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Re: Any INHUMANOIDS fans out there ?

Postby Spin Master » Mon Feb 09, 2015 2:31 pm

Thanks for that pic - looks pretty cool..

Here are some of the bad guys - the Devil character is the one on the left - the guy on the lower right of the other bunch was Brain Man his suit was one organic robotic brain - he's a good guy

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Postby Lord Manhammer '74 » Tue Feb 10, 2015 1:13 am

Spin Master wrote:Thanks for that pic - looks pretty cool..

Here are some of the bad guys - the Devil character is the one on the left - the guy on the lower right of the other bunch was Brain Man his suit was one organic robotic brain - he's a good guy

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Love those characters. The Devil and Brain-Man have a rather neat-o John Carpenter's THE THING vibe to them. With a hint of the style flick's storyboard artist, Mike Ploog. Who did the artwork on some of Marvel's classic creature books, Werewolf By Night, The Man-Thing, and Monster of Frankenstein.
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Postby Spin Master » Wed Feb 11, 2015 5:51 pm

And some more old Inhumanoid designs

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Postby Lord Manhammer '74 » Thu Feb 12, 2015 12:17 am

Spin Master wrote:And some more old Inhumanoid designs

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Batch #3 .jpg

Damn, the Gagoyle model is quite hideous. In a good way. =P~ Would've been cool to have that on my shelf. Especially if it had that see through stomach that was featured in the episode. I take it that saddled creature with Nightcrawler was something he'd be riding around on. I have to ask, whose the pyramid headed fellow is supposed to be ? One of the Granites. But it looks like it had some kind of prison. jail cell in its chest.
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Postby Editor » Thu Feb 12, 2015 1:57 am

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Ah Inhumanoids, the only evil characters that remained evil in the Shattered Glass universe.

Spin Master, are you able to answer the question about Sabre Jet?

His full name was listed as Brad J. Armbruster, the same as the G.I.Joe character Ace. Were they suppose to be one and the same, or was it just someone reusing a name Hasbro/Sunbow already had used in production?
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Re: Any INHUMANOIDS fans out there ?

Postby erisk75 » Thu May 07, 2015 8:28 pm

I can't believe I found this thread! I've been looking for Inhumanoids stuff forever! I'm a huge fan, and I've always wanted to see pics of the series 2 prototypes and concept drawings. This is fantastic! Transformers are my primary passion, but Inhumanoids runs a close second. Spin Master, are there any other pics you might have? Ssslither is one I would love to see more of.
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Re: Any INHUMANOIDS fans out there ?

Postby Insidious » Wed May 13, 2015 4:55 am

Some toy lines, like TV shows, just don't get a chance to find their following. I think this one could have been really big if they just had a little more faith. I had most of these toys and, even as a kid, knowing that there were more coming went a long way in motivating me to convince parents to help me find and buy the whole line. or close to it. Pretty much the same for the other kids in our neighborhood. I would have bought those concept figures in their finalized forms in a heartbeat! :lol:

Ah well. Such is life.

Great work though. Thanks for sharing the visuals.
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Postby Lord Manhammer '74 » Wed May 13, 2015 12:37 pm

Insidious wrote:Some toy lines, like TV shows, just don't get a chance to find their following. I think this one could have been really big if they just had a little more faith. I had most of these toys and, even as a kid, knowing that there were more coming went a long way in motivating me to convince parents to help me find and buy the whole line. or close to it. Pretty much the same for the other kids in our neighborhood. I would have bought those concept figures in their finalized forms in a heartbeat!
Ah well. Such is life.

Great work though. Thanks for sharing the visuals.

Another factor working against the Evil That Lies Within was when the line ,and cartoon made their debut. The industry was going through a bit of a transition. The shows' ratings were in decline in 86'-87' season with the original audiences getting older. Also, even show runner Flint Dille, and others who worked on the show expresses some miss givings about the quality of the toys. And also according to Dille, when the head honchos at Hasbro, when they finally got to watch the show. They were a tad bit shocked at what they wrought. :-s And I've read a post that apparently they were worried that angry parents were going to give them what for over scaring the little tykes. Although, most kids I knew at the time were renting every gore fest horror flick at the Video Rental store, and me, who was basically what you'd call a weenie when it came to horror. Loved the show. =P~ :BOWDOWN: I'd love to see the property revived by Hasbro and IDW down the line. With the Autobots and Decepticons back on Earth in the TRANSFORMERS mag, I keep holding out for a return appearance of Metlar and his posse. It seems like a great back door pilot for the Inhumanoids to make a return.
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Re: Any INHUMANOIDS fans out there ?

Postby erisk75 » Wed May 13, 2015 12:42 pm

I can see why the Hasbro brass would have been a bit apprehensive. The Gagoyle ripped off D'Compose's arm. That's kind of shocking to me today, and I'm 39! Still, I loved it as a kid, and my son thinks it's the best of my "old" shows. Given that they were apparently going to introduce the "Devil" on the show, I can see parents groups coming unglued. But man, what a premise!
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Postby Editor » Wed May 13, 2015 1:38 pm

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There is one part of me that hopes that in the push for movie licences, that Inhumanoids has a chance at getting a solid re-boot as either a Pacific Rim style Earthcorp vs Inhumanoids action fest, or given to one of the better horror directors to go smaller and narrower in focus but really dark.

Then I think of the Bay Transformer movies, the missed opportunities with GIJoe, and the absolute crapfest that appears to be the Jem trailer, and realize that we would probably just end up with a crappy mash-up of "The Core" with "Saul of the Mole Men".
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Postby erisk75 » Wed May 13, 2015 5:01 pm

Editor wrote:There is one part of me that hopes that in the push for movie licences, that Inhumanoids has a chance at getting a solid re-boot as either a Pacific Rim style Earthcorp vs Inhumanoids action fest, or given to one of the better horror directors to go smaller and narrower in focus but really dark.

Then I think of the Bay Transformer movies, the missed opportunities with GIJoe, and the absolute crapfest that appears to be the Jem trailer, and realize that we would probably just end up with a crappy mash-up of "The Core" with "Saul of the Mole Men".


I would agree with you there. I would love a movie, and in a lot of ways, Pacific Rim kind of filled that want. But I'm afraid you're right, a movie would probably end up being something I wouldn't want to watch. It's funny, with all of the Lovecraftian elements in Inhumanoids, Guillermo Del Torro would actually be perfect for the property. But Hasbro seems to not want to put that kind of director in charge of their properties. A movie would probably be unrecognizable. Too bad. Now a comic on the other hand...
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Postby Insidious » Thu May 14, 2015 4:12 am

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Insidious wrote:Some toy lines, like TV shows, just don't get a chance to find their following. I think this one could have been really big if they just had a little more faith. I had most of these toys and, even as a kid, knowing that there were more coming went a long way in motivating me to convince parents to help me find and buy the whole line. or close to it. Pretty much the same for the other kids in our neighborhood. I would have bought those concept figures in their finalized forms in a heartbeat!
Ah well. Such is life.

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It was definitely different from the others. I loved it for that reason. Around '86/'87 I was 6 and 7 years old. Prime marketing target hahah. And I was definitely watching my fill of Friday the 13th and Freddy Krueger back then. Granted, I had to sneak over to friends' houses to do it at first, but it wasn't too long after that before I could watch them at home too. So the monsters in this toy line were even more awesome because they were unique, like those movie slashers were back then. Vampires and werewolves and all that? I'd seen those. But Metlar and D'compose and Tendril were sweet to look at and storm over my Battle Beasts with :grin:
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Postby Editor » Thu May 14, 2015 10:49 am

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At least some of you may have had the chance to get these as toys.

For the life of me, I can not thing of a single time I recall these being at Canadian retail. If they were (in the west at least), it must have been small quantities that moved fast.

The only time I can remember seeing any of these at retail was during visits to Washington (Bellingham specifically). There used to be a store there called Toy Warehouse I was able to convince family to let me go to a couple times where I saw D'compose and Tendril (both placed on a very high shelf I couldn't reach) for the only time, and I remember seeing a few of the smaller figures but I think was at Fred Meyers.
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Re: Any INHUMANOIDS fans out there ?

Postby Lord Manhammer '74 » Sun May 17, 2015 1:54 am

erisk75 wrote:I can see why the Hasbro brass would have been a bit apprehensive. The Gagoyle ripped off D'Compose's arm. That's kind of shocking to me today, and I'm 39! Still, I loved it as a kid, and my son thinks it's the best of my "old" shows. Given that they were apparently going to introduce the "Devil" on the show, I can see parents groups coming unglued. But man, what a premise!

Thinking back to that era in kids' entertainment I could actually see the Devil making through. While not overly what some would call Satanic, most Saturday morning fare had appearances by the guy in the red union suit quite regularly. And I'm not talking about Santa Claus. Heck, the Looney Tunes had the Devil show up in an ep or two. Duke frequently said "What the Devil !." as an expression of surprise on G.I. JOE:A Real American Hero !. The Joe ep "Skeletons In The Closet" Lady Jaye being sacrificed to some Lovcraftian creature by Destro. The Real Ghostbusters were literally trapped in Hell as contestants on the Devil's own gameshow. And Satan's various other names were even rattled off by Ray as an answer to one of the questions. It wasn't until the early Nineties when family values started becoming a buzzword ,and political correctness became the rule instead of the exception. When The Real Ghostbusters aired on the Family Channel, the episode I mentioned was dropped from the rotation along with others because some felt it was encouraging devil worship. Although, I think we could get away with the Devil character today, instead of calling him the Devil or Satan. We'd name him something like Baal, Demonicus, or some other synonym for Big Evil Demon Ruling Hell. Flint Dille and company never struck me as lacking an imagination.
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