This figure is part of my "Traveling Magi" series. Loosely based on the "3 Magi" (or 3 Wise Men, 3 Kings, etc.) from the biblical story of the first Christmas, I imagined these characters as warrior scholars from exotic lands. Be sure to also view the entries for the other 2 Magi, Balthazar and Gaspar. One interesting note on this custom, I believe that this figure takes the prize for using parts from the largest number of different toy lines. Represented in this figure are parts from Mythic Legions, Lord of the Rings, MOTU Classics, MOTU Staction, Marvel Legends, WWE Create a Superstar, Pirates of the Caribbean Animated, and GI Joe Sigma 6.
Like the other figures in this series, I wanted this “Magi” to have an exotic feel to his design, but I also wanted him to stand apart from the other two “Magi” I had already created, Balthasar and Gaspar. To that end, I decided to go with more of an Asian influence on this character’s design.
The armor parts on this figure are all from a Gold Skeleton Legion Builder. I am normally not a big fan of the single-color armor on the Legion Builders, but I liked the way that bronze armor worked for this figure and the color contrast it gave to the green “cloth” parts I would add as well.
The upper legs on this figure, which are largely hidden under his robes, are some extras I had from a Gold Knight Legion builder. The arms came from a WWE Create a Superstar Rusev. I popped the hands off those arms so I could add the wristbands, which came from a Marvel Legends Odinson.
For the multiple layers of robes that this figure wears, I turned to two different lines. The skirt piece came from a Pirates of the Caribbean animated figure, specifically Sao Feng, while the other two pieces both came from a Lord of the Rings Celeborn figure.
The get the pauldrons to fit, I did have to cut the peg off, but they rest in place nicely now.
The head on Melichor comes from a MOTU Classics Ninjor. It is actually one that I have had in my fodder bins for over a year. I had been unable to find a good use for it in all that time, but I hung onto it knowing that it would come in handy one day. I remove the small ponytail piece that the head original came with, drilled a small hole in its place, and uses the longer ponytail from a MOTU Jitsu station figure. The ponytail had broken off that figure anyway, so I was happy to find a use for it here.
The final pieces of this character were his weapons. I gave him a spyglass, since the Magi are not only warriors, but scholars as well, a sword from some random Marvel Legends figure, and a staff that I built using part of a Mythic Legion’s axe and the bladed part from a GI Joe Sigma 6 weapon.