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Manglors
Manglors Promo
Crack the Egg and Unleash a Monster
Product Line
Product Line Manglors
Company Toyfinity
Race(s) Manglors
Homeplanet Uzalek
Main Character(s) Manglord
Faction(s) None
Also see Mordles, Robo Force, Zeroids, STAR Team, Club Zeton

Character HistoryEdit

Manglors-lineart

Manglors character study line art

"The original Manglors figures are quite unique, both physically and conceptually.

I was recently able to do some deep drawing studies on a full Manglor set, thanks to having access to the extraordinary toy collections of John and Jesse, combined with my own beat up specimens.

One of the things that's a bit hard to see on the original figures due to the sorbathane material is the level of actual detail packed into the sculpts. It's rumored that the great Ken Kelly himself designed the series, but I do wonder who sculpted them. The designs on the packaging are more streamlined, looking like they could double as Creepy magazine covers without missing a beat. Whoever did the sculpting had a more rugged approach, weaving some serious texture into the skin and scales that cover most of the 6 classic Manglor characters, save for the Manglord, who sports a much clearer, albeit puke green, complexion.

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8-bit Style Artwork

Drawing off of the boxes would have been the easiest way to come up with some clean representations of the characters, but I really wanted to get to the heart of actual toys, to see what was hidden behind their oddball mess of stickiness and twisted limbs.

The above line studies show where I landed after staring at the original vintage figures for extended sittings. There is definitely a very cool cohesive aesthetic running across the line, with repeated texture patterns and related proportions culminating in a unique style and delivery.

Stretchy dino monsters battling swampy cavemen on an alien planet in space.

These are a few of my favorite things."[1]

StoryEdit

Research Station DamascusEdit

The scientists aboard the Research Station Damascus have been tasked with a difficult proposition -- extracting the unique factor of the Mordles that allows them to mutate into larger monstrous forms, known in some circles as the Manglors. Contracts for scientific research do not come without strings -- the mysterious entity requesting this information expects results, and his arrival at the station is scheduled for the next solar cycle. Luckily, the Krilophytes are among the best at science, and have made significant progress. A purified line of Mordles have been cultivated, and the Krilophytes are preparing for their hatching, unaware of trouble on the horizon...

CharactersEdit

ManglordEdit

Leader of a man-like race of tribal hunters. A ferocious warrior chieftain and master of survival.

ManglosaurusEdit

A terrible dinosaur-like creature. Mortal enemy of the warriors.

ManglodactylEdit

A feared winged hunter whose name means "terror from the sky".

ManglodemonEdit

Born of the fires at the center of the universe.

ManglizardEdit

Believed to be an early reptile ancestor of the Manglor race.

ManglodragonEdit

Legendary protector of the sacred flame on planet Centauri II.

AccessoriesEdit

Manglor EggEdit

A White Manglor Egg was first offered with the Mini Mordles Standard Edition ten pack (yellow with blue highlights). $16 each. An empty White Manglor Egg was made available for $4 each. Released June 28th, 2013.[2]

An empty Glow-in-the-Dark Manglor Egg was first offered during the second wave of Mordles. $4 each. Released July 26th, 2013.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. http://onelldesign.blogspot.com/2015/06/manglors-character-studies.html
  2. http://toyfinity.blogspot.com/2013/06/drop-tonight-mordles-are-here.html
  3. http://toyfinity.blogspot.com/2013/07/the-next-mordles-release-is-friday-july.html
  4. https://www.instagram.com/p/yr4SqRyEG5/

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