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Mexican MOTU-Style Thundercats Vultureman Hybrid Bootleg - 

Here is a Mint in Bag Vultureman Hybrid MOTU bootleg from Mexico!
Hybrid figures are extremely common in the Mexican bootleg scene, any piece that fits is fair game for use!
I have seen at least three different figures using the Vultureman head on the MOTU body; colors and accessories vary greatly from piece to piece
The head is from the Thundercats Vultureman figure, the rest of the parts are from a standard He-Man.
The paint scheme here is incredibly striking and fits very well with the vulture head used!
The body is molded in black with light blue deco detail at the boots and belt, his crotch is a dark red and the head has a messy app of yellow for the beak with red details inside the mouth.
He has this evil mutant barbarian vibe to him, the colors work great together!
Even more striking is the fact that this figure is still in package.
Items like this don’t pop up very often, but seeing the piece in package adds more of historical context to the figure.
There is a larger air of history seeing him in baggie!
The header art is from the Mexican MOTU memorama game i have featured previously here on the blog.
This art is my favorite when used as a header, the wackiness of the non-motu characters on the art fit perfectly with the mish-mash style of many of the Mexican bootlegs themselves (it’s a match made in bootleg heaven! LOL)
Our messy-mouthed friend here comes with a spear-like staff weapon for an accessory, molded in red, with no additional paint applications.
This weapon is originally from the DragonMan figure from Soma’s Fantasy World action figure line.
Three rusty old staples are all that seals in the archaic toxic hallucinations that are emanating from this bootleg! lol
It doesn’t get much cooler than this guy right here! *SQUAWK*

Mexican MOTU-Style Thundercats Vultureman Hybrid Bootleg - 

Here is a Mint in Bag Vultureman Hybrid MOTU bootleg from Mexico!

Hybrid figures are extremely common in the Mexican bootleg scene, any piece that fits is fair game for use!

I have seen at least three different figures using the Vultureman head on the MOTU body; colors and accessories vary greatly from piece to piece

The head is from the Thundercats Vultureman figure, the rest of the parts are from a standard He-Man.

The paint scheme here is incredibly striking and fits very well with the vulture head used!

The body is molded in black with light blue deco detail at the boots and belt, his crotch is a dark red and the head has a messy app of yellow for the beak with red details inside the mouth.

He has this evil mutant barbarian vibe to him, the colors work great together!

Even more striking is the fact that this figure is still in package.

Items like this don’t pop up very often, but seeing the piece in package adds more of historical context to the figure.

There is a larger air of history seeing him in baggie!

The header art is from the Mexican MOTU memorama game i have featured previously here on the blog.

This art is my favorite when used as a header, the wackiness of the non-motu characters on the art fit perfectly with the mish-mash style of many of the Mexican bootlegs themselves (it’s a match made in bootleg heaven! LOL)

Our messy-mouthed friend here comes with a spear-like staff weapon for an accessory, molded in red, with no additional paint applications.

This weapon is originally from the DragonMan figure from Soma’s Fantasy World action figure line.

Three rusty old staples are all that seals in the archaic toxic hallucinations that are emanating from this bootleg! lol

It doesn’t get much cooler than this guy right here! *SQUAWK*

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Mexican MOTU Memorama Game - 


Here are scans of a Mexican MOTu memory/matching card game.

This art was one long perforated sheet and each game included two copies of the full art sheet.

Each square of art can be pulled apart along the perforations.

Once all the squares are separated, you flip them over and the players take turns picking a square.

The object of the game is to pick matching pairs then discarding them, resulting in the winner having NO cards in his/her hand.

The art on these is pretty unique, a little dated and very very cool.

Some serious herbs must have been in play while these were being drawn up! LOL

All the wacky non-MOTu characters are awesome!

Beowulf, Deathlok from marvel Comics, Mantis from DC Comic’s New Gods Series, El Mago, Monty…LOL so fuckin strange!

This art was also used in sections of 3 as header card art for many Mexican MOTU bootleg figures (i’ll be featuring those in future posts, so stay tuned!)

In the meantime, enjoy this awesome, crazy art!

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Mexican MOTU-style Thundercat Tigra bootleg - 

How awesome is this?
This musty dusty kitty cat musta been hiding deep deep in the Mexicano Gato Lair! lol
This figure has He-Man’s head sculpt but it has been modified to mimic Tigra’s hair shape.
The heroic male torso and arms are used and the torso has been modified as well. You can see a hole in the chest, where a Thundercat symbol disc plugs into.
His legs/crotch are the modified smoothed out ones used for many Mexican Luchador figures.
The figure’s torso is molded in a bright, strong orange color and the arms and crotch/legs are a light light blue, all to mimic Tigra’s color scheme.
You can see little traces of where paint was applied to the figure originally. I’m sure there were stronger hits of orange and white on the face to give that tiger look.
This figure is one generation smaller than a standard MOTU figure btw.
Not very complicated in regards to paint applications or odd mix and match parts, but the figure holds up really well. You can immediately identify who it is…pretty dang sweet! *meow* lol

Mexican MOTU-style Thundercat Tigra bootleg - 

How awesome is this?

This musty dusty kitty cat musta been hiding deep deep in the Mexicano Gato Lair! lol

This figure has He-Man’s head sculpt but it has been modified to mimic Tigra’s hair shape.

The heroic male torso and arms are used and the torso has been modified as well. You can see a hole in the chest, where a Thundercat symbol disc plugs into.

His legs/crotch are the modified smoothed out ones used for many Mexican Luchador figures.

The figure’s torso is molded in a bright, strong orange color and the arms and crotch/legs are a light light blue, all to mimic Tigra’s color scheme.

You can see little traces of where paint was applied to the figure originally. I’m sure there were stronger hits of orange and white on the face to give that tiger look.

This figure is one generation smaller than a standard MOTU figure btw.

Not very complicated in regards to paint applications or odd mix and match parts, but the figure holds up really well. You can immediately identify who it is…pretty dang sweet! *meow* lol

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Mexican Webstor bootleg - 
Watch out for big lemonheaded arachnid juiceheads! lol
This badass Mexican Webstor bootleg has this lemony limey head with bright orange eyes and black pupils.
An interesting thing to note here is the size of his head.
Mexican bootlegs of Webstor have a notoriously enlarge head.  They look one size larger, proportionally, to the official MOTU figure.
This is an easy way to tell that it is a Mexican piece.
His body is a navy-ish blue and the color is not even, it has this marbling effect in certain areas.
This is due to contaminants in the plastic when this piece was poured out.
You can also see his crotch/legs are modified from the original pieces.
The crotch has been smoothed out and he has wrestling boot details.
(these modified parts were used with many luchador figure releases that also utilized motu torso and arms)
Extremely cheap paint on the boots, briefs and gauntlets are chipped and flaked away.
The piece has this otherworldly vibe due to the paint scheme

Mexican Webstor bootleg - 

Watch out for big lemonheaded arachnid juiceheads! lol

This badass Mexican Webstor bootleg has this lemony limey head with bright orange eyes and black pupils.

An interesting thing to note here is the size of his head.

Mexican bootlegs of Webstor have a notoriously enlarge head.  They look one size larger, proportionally, to the official MOTU figure.

This is an easy way to tell that it is a Mexican piece.

His body is a navy-ish blue and the color is not even, it has this marbling effect in certain areas.

This is due to contaminants in the plastic when this piece was poured out.

You can also see his crotch/legs are modified from the original pieces.

The crotch has been smoothed out and he has wrestling boot details.

(these modified parts were used with many luchador figure releases that also utilized motu torso and arms)

Extremely cheap paint on the boots, briefs and gauntlets are chipped and flaked away.

The piece has this otherworldly vibe due to the paint scheme

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Mexican Super Luchamania bootleg set - 

Lace up ur boots, get in a CanCan line and get ready for SUPER LUCHAMANIA!!!!

LOL

Here is a great set of luchador figures from Mexico.

All of these figures use the exact same parts.

The torsos and arms are from the heroic male MOTU body.

The legs/crotches are modifies MOTU parts.

The crotch part was smoothed out and wrestling boots added.

Next to an official MOTU figure, these are one generation smaller in size.

The use of these body parts is very widespread among Mexican lucha figures, tons of different wrestlers were produced. (more will be covered in forthcoming posts)

You gotta love the paint application on these guys.

The painted parts look like they were down with a whiteout marker or something! LOL

The backing card in the package is white on the front and black on the backside, looks like some printed packaging test scrap left from who knows what line were cut to the size here and used as backing for the figures  (now that’s economizing! LOL)

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Mexican rubber Mekaneck bootleg - 
Next up is another Mexican rubber MOTU bootleg.
Mekaneck’s head and extended neck are molded together and are part of the torso.
The figure is molded in a bright orange rubber.
It looks as if the arms and legs may have been glued into place or something, there really isn’t much of a separation when i try to pull the limbs apart…they are attached pretty good. 
They may have been molded all in one shot, but poorly, so gaps at the limb connections may have been filled about with rubber.
BUT! there is some glue residue at the waist and legs though.
These rubber figures definitely raise a lot of questions…but they are badass nonetheless.
It’s pretty weird to have them in hand and watch them flop around, it’s a very different vibe than an official MOTU figure….wacky as hell!

Mexican rubber Mekaneck bootleg - 

Next up is another Mexican rubber MOTU bootleg.

Mekaneck’s head and extended neck are molded together and are part of the torso.

The figure is molded in a bright orange rubber.

It looks as if the arms and legs may have been glued into place or something, there really isn’t much of a separation when i try to pull the limbs apart…they are attached pretty good. 

They may have been molded all in one shot, but poorly, so gaps at the limb connections may have been filled about with rubber.

BUT! there is some glue residue at the waist and legs though.

These rubber figures definitely raise a lot of questions…but they are badass nonetheless.

It’s pretty weird to have them in hand and watch them flop around, it’s a very different vibe than an official MOTU figure….wacky as hell!

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Mexican MOTU-style Kobraa bootleg - 

Many of the Galaxy Warriors (GW) and Galaxy Fighters (GF) heads were used on MOTU bodies for bootleg figures in Mexico.

Here are the He-Man parts molded in a dark tan flesh color (the arms are a lighter pink flesh color) with a GF Kobraa (Kobra) head.

The inside of the mouth is painted pink and there seems to be some dark blue/black deco int he eyes and white deco at the sides of the mouth that have stripped off.

It looks like the crotch and boots may have had some blue deco on it, but that is totally stripped away 

This figure utilizes the heroic male torso with a new piece of armor molded to it, the Galaxy Fighters armor!

The chest armor looks to have been painted white and the circular bulbous  areas were a bright red.  Much of that paint is stripped off showing the mold color underneath.

I believe this figure would be considered (or part of) a Galaxy Warriors bootleg toy line in Mexico.

You can pick a GW Mexican bootleg for the use of the armor on the chest and the use of the GF and GW heads.

Some figures utilizing the above mentioned parts were part of a bootleg line called Magos Del Universo (some of those figures will be covered in future posts)

All in all, a pretty sweet piece!

I always though the Kobraa head looked creepy, looks even worse with such crappy paints! LOL

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Mexican MOTU-style Hellord bootleg - 

From the bright, bold colors to the varied mix and match of parts from outside lines; this figure is a great example of the Mexican MOTU bootleg.

His torso, arms and crotch/legs are from the heroic MOTU male (He-Man)

His head is from the Hellord character from Soma’s Fantasy World MOTU knock-off line.

The head is a little small on the neck but still looks cool.

He has Beast Man’s armor and his spear and shield are from the Fantasy World. (they look great with the MOTU body!)

All parts of the figure and his accessories are molded in colors with no additional deco, except for the head.

That red deco on the face and the dark purple at the top of his head are pretty striking (especially against that bright green torso and lavender armor.)

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Mexican Prince Adam bootleg - 

Next up is a kickass Mexican Prince Adam.
Just like the official vintage Prince Adam, this bootleg uses all of the He-Man parts.
This one has full arms molded white, no skin deco for the hands.
His hair, face, and boot deco is all super stripped away, really show it’s age.
This one looks the exact size as an official MOTU vintage figure, it def stands apart from many of the others that are a generation (or two) smaller.
A close-up inspection of the reveals alot of contaminants within the plastic the figure was molded.
You can see it in the white especially, some spots having a dirty or yellowed look.
This figure just FEELS vintage!
Another cool cool addition to the collection

Mexican Prince Adam bootleg - 

Next up is a kickass Mexican Prince Adam.

Just like the official vintage Prince Adam, this bootleg uses all of the He-Man parts.

This one has full arms molded white, no skin deco for the hands.

His hair, face, and boot deco is all super stripped away, really show it’s age.

This one looks the exact size as an official MOTU vintage figure, it def stands apart from many of the others that are a generation (or two) smaller.

A close-up inspection of the reveals alot of contaminants within the plastic the figure was molded.

You can see it in the white especially, some spots having a dirty or yellowed look.

This figure just FEELS vintage!

Another cool cool addition to the collection

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Mexican Mer-Man bootleg - 


No armor, no weapons, old and pretty beat up….AND missing his right arm!

But i had still to own this figure!

Mer-Man was one of my favorite characters from the old vintage MOTU line, so i couldn’t turn this guy down LOL

He is molded in a green color that is way brighter than the teal-ish official vintage version.

I think this color pops better, especially with the bright yellow belt/crotch.

The only painted parts are his bright red beady eyes and white teeth.

The bright red eyes look pretty creepy (a much more serious look since he is lacking the pupils that may give the vintage figure a slightly goofy look)

He also has the Hairy torso as opposed to the standard heroic torso the official figure had.

This figure stands apart from some of the other Mexican bootlegs due to the articulation.

Pivot joint at the neck, shoulders, waist and LEGS!

This is probably from a specific line of bootlegs, that leg articulation is a pivot and cut slightly lower on the upper most part of the thigh (so the ball part that attached inside of the crotch sockets is now molded as one part with he crotch.

It looks a little odd, but i actually prefer this articulation over the NO articulation at all on many of the other Mexican boots.

Overall, this is a very simple figure and he is missing alot of parts, i’m sure, but he still feels very striking.

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