JimPansen Creations makes some great plug-and-play custom kits that can transform existing Masters of the Universe Classics figures into new characters. His latest creation is a snake-themed evil priest he calls “Aztecutl” and is designed to transform Nepthu into a new villain. JimPansen Creations was nice enough to send along a sample of a painted Aztecutl kit, so let’s take a closer look!
What You Get
The kit includes a new head sculpt, a wicked-looking sword, and a heart(!) that is designed to be held in Nepthu’s open hand.
The head has an awesome Jaguar skeleton headdress with nice detail.
Aztecutl has a severe look and a unique profile that fits the sculpting style of the early MOTU line quite nicely. I especially like the inclusion of feathers on the headdress.
It solidifies the Aztec influence on the design.
The sword, which I initially mistook for a club, looks extremely deadly in its thickness and sharp metal ridges. There is also some impressive design work that gives the weapon a more realistic feel. The sword is actually based on an Aztec machuahuitl, which is a wooden plank with obsidian stones attached to the sides.
The heart is… well, a nicely sculpted heart that fits well in the Nepthu hand. It has indents sculpted so that it attaches easily in Nepthu’s hand.
It’s pretty gross, which I love.
I get the Mola-Ram vibe from this guy for sure, and that’s not a bad thing in my book.
The sword also has a bit of a snake theme to it at the hilt, which, for me, brought to mind Conan the Barbarian as this guy could be a snake-cultist of some kind.
The sculpt looks great and the paint has layers that bring out the great sculpt work. I especially like the fiery red eyes and gross gloss red of the heart.
The pieces plug in nicely to the existing figure easily without requiring any sort of custom skills at all, though I almost want to paint a bunch of blood red on his open hand to go with the heart.