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Re: Any INHUMANOIDS fans out there ?

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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Re: Any INHUMANOIDS fans out there ?

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............

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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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Re: Any INHUMANOIDS fans out there ?

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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Re: Any INHUMANOIDS fans out there ?

Postby Spin Master » Wed Feb 11, 2015 5:51 pm

And some more old Inhumanoid designs

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Re: Any INHUMANOIDS fans out there ?

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

Spin Master wrote:And some more old Inhumanoid designs

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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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Re: Any INHUMANOIDS fans out there ?

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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