In G1, releases for physical interpretations of makuta were few and far between, and for Teridax, the only set we got of him was the one from 2003, which lacked functionality and proportions that we came to get used to later years of G1. I wanted to take a whack at modernizing that old teridax aesthetic we know and love, and out of that attempt came this:
Takanuva hands and all, this big boy carries the intimidating aura of his predecessor, with some obvious tweaks and upgrades.
His proportions are substantially more human (albeit still a bit wonky), and he has WAY more articulation that allow him a healthy range of poses.
He is equipped with the exclusive “mask of power” from the ultimate dume set of 2004. I included it as it seemed like a direct aesthetic upgrade from the original mask of shadows, while still encapsulating the haunting feeling the mask gives off.
His torso and upper arms were quite the challenge to construct in a way that was sturdy while still adhering to the color scheme and textures, but came out fantastically in my opinion.
The layered build of the torso looks heavily armored and battle-tested. The majority of the gunmetal on the figure is concentrated in this area.
A decapitated onua mistika finishes off the plating on the upper body, and completes the look of this intimidating tyrant.
This guy was very fun to build and still very open to modifications, so any comments and critiques are appreciated, Thanks!