The awaited day has come.
Front view. A fairly simple build, and a bit of an ugly one at that if I'm perfectly honest.
Side view. Doesn't look like much, does it?
Nyran shot. Why am I subjecting you to this?
And here's an awkward pose to show of its flexibility, it's seeming single redeeming trait. Again, why am I bothering with this?
Because this isn't the actual MOC.
This is the MOC.
With the addition of a handful of pieces, this ugly frame is suddenly turned into a freshly-awoken Toa of Ice, ready to find masks and fight evil, and he's all out of masks.
Comparison with a certain Onu-Matoran inventor. I think the scale works out for them pretty well.
Also, he has weapon storage! And it's reachable by his actual arm!
But wait, there's more! By changing out some of the pieces, you can turn him from a spindly Mata to a better-armored Nuva!
Similarly to before, he still has weapon storage.
It's a bit of a stretch to get to the far one and he looks rather uncomfortable doing it, but it can be done.
"Don't mind me, just using this back scratcher. I can never get that one spot...
But the old sword still works with the skates!
And so Adrenaline Mode was retroactively added to G1.
While not as beloved, his Phantoka Incarnation can also get in on the action, with the addition of his Midak Skyblaster, a pair of wings, and that ugly, ugly mask.
The wings attach to his spear storage bits. Sadly, the Skyblaster can't be stored due to its absurd and obnoxious size...
But with some slight adjustment, everything else still can!
Mix And Match
The best part of this, in my opinion, isn't just being able to recreate the canon looks, but choosing the best of all worlds.
Personally, I favor the Adaptive Armor configuration, but with the original Akaku and his classic Mata and Nuva weapons.
And fancy that, this setup still gives him that Adrenaline mode.
"Uh... good Matoran. Have a headpat or something."
"You're patronizing me, aren't you? I feel like you're patronizing me."
"I could just go get my Boxor and help..."
"No, stay back."
All in all, it isn't my most amazing MOC, or even a particularly good one, from a pure building perspective.
But as a simple but limber platform for a variety of possible armor addons, I think it becomes quite a fun way to combine three disparate incarnations of a character into one.
"Washed and chilled."
Frankly, I wish I could have done something more with the lower arms and lower legs; this won't exactly outdo modern CCBS at its own game.
But for what it is, I like how it turned out.