13 June 2010

The green Mantisaur explained!

In a previous post, many years ago, I mused as to why the Mantisaur was green in the She-Ra episode "A Talent for Trouble".

The truth is that the early Mattel conceptual illustrations of the Mantisaur portrayed the creature with an all-green color scheme. Also, in the Mattel illustration it was simply called Manta. The Filmation model sheet of the creature refers to it as Manta, thereby showing how Filmation developed the character for animation.

3 comments:

MOTU Portugal said...

I love motu and obviously mantisaur.
You have a great blog with fantastic design and information.
Congratularions...

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Mosquitor said...

It seems that all the toys from that particular wave were in their prototype stage at the time She-Ra's season 1 was developed, hence Multi-Bot having his yellow prototype appearance, Snout Spout having his working name 'Hose Nose' and Rio Blast being 'Colonel Blast' the early version of the character, not to mention the design of Tung Lashor and the constant changing of his name.

Kevin Martinell said...

Great "attack-mode" screen capture for both characters, right here. :) This is interesting info. as I originally thought that this was a nameless creature without background info!
Thanks for reading! God Bless!
~"KevyGuy" :)
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