Saturday, October 27, 2012

Mumm-Ra, The Ever-Living!


Mumm-Ra, host to the Ancient Spirits of Evil, from the Thunder Cats. Thunder Cats maintained an odd mythology to me when I was a kid... the world building in it was very specific, but unlike Star Wars, GI Joe, or TMNT, there wasn't a ton of back up material to fill you in, whether or not it adhered to the same canon as the 'toon. As I kid, I always took "Third Earth" to mean the 3rd planet from the sun, and that it was our Earth, but either far in the future or far in the past. And I loved that... the Egyptian imagery was so creepy and cool, and Mumm-Ra and his transformation was one of the few cartoon villains that I remember actually scaring me a little bit back then. At any rate, he's always been a favorite and I wanted to incorporate him into my custom collection.

He's not radically different than his original cartoon design, but I think this is him either long before we see him in Thunder Cats, before his "real" form has decayed into the small, shriveled mummy... or maybe even after, and he's able to maintain the form of "The Ever-Living" and is constant host to the Ancient Spirits of Evil.

Parts Recipe:
Frost Giant - Base Figure
Serpentor - Wrap
Nikto Gunner Nysad - Headpiece

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