It’s always interesting to see people go back and reimagine the vintage MOTU figures from a more modern perspective. What GAR has done in the case of this vintage Snout Spout custom is to not only rethink the character, but he has also stayed true to the aesthetic of the original series from the 80′s. You really don’t see people appropriate the body from the Extendar figure in customs that often, but in this case, it’s a perfect fit. Nice use of that Optimus Prime axe from the new Animated figures, too!
From GAR Custom:
I’ve been working on it for a long time and I never was satisfied with the colors I gave him (metallic, bronze, gold, black etc). Tried every combination, until it sunk in that the orange/red/blue from the original actually suit him best.
The idea behind this custom was that I’ve always felt that Snout Spout was too skinny. For an elephant his body was laughable and I’ve always imagined what he would be like if he was more bulky. When I found a head- and handless Extendar at a flea market, I figured I’d put the two together. That was definitely more like it.
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For more from GAR customs, check out his page on Figure Realm here.