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Thread: Big Jim Vs Zorak

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    Zorak's people face reminds me of someone, just can't think of whom.
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    Yeah, a lot of Jim concepts found their way into MOTU. Mattel was good at that.

    I think that Man-E-Faces had a much more stripped down concept because the Zorak face change gimmick was the work of an outside toy designer.

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    Zorak's people face reminds me of someone, just can't think of whom.
    David Niven?



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    ^^^ Yeah, maybe. I was thinking maybe Don Ameche, too.
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    Because of this thread I renewed my search for Zorak and found one, complete and in good condition, so I can now mark another childhood grail off the list.

    And yes, his green face has that gradation we were talking about.





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    That is lovely. I won't lie, I'm zorak-green with envy.

    This whole discussion, though, confuses me. My gut feeling is that these variances are due to paint apps and production runs. Nearly every Zorak I check on ebay a few days ago had a uniform green face. On one lacking a cowl, you could see that the upper forehead hadn't been fully sprayed green.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thunderbolt View Post
    ^^^ Yeah, maybe. I was thinking maybe Don Ameche, too.
    Personally, I think he looks like a surly Robert Taylor.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PNGwynne View Post
    That is lovely. I won't lie, I'm zorak-green with envy.

    This whole discussion, though, confuses me. My gut feeling is that these variances are due to paint apps and production runs. Nearly every Zorak I check on ebay a few days ago had a uniform green face. On one lacking a cowl, you could see that the upper forehead hadn't been fully sprayed green.
    Funny, cuz as I mentioned, all the ones I saw had the gradation. And it's almost always drawn that way on the box art. Now it may have been born out of necessity, or just a happy coinkydink. Gonna throw up the Plaidstallions box image for reference. Without speaking to someone from Mattel I think it's all speculation on the hows and whys, but it's kinda cool that it makes for so many variants.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PNGwynne View Post
    Personally, I think he looks like a surly Robert Taylor.
    Or Bob Goulet.
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    ^Now we know why Robert Goulet didn't show up at Mr. Burn's Casino.

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