Art 200: Ragnar

By Free Karate Chops

Ragnar by Free Karate Chops


This custom M.U.S.C.L.E. figure was designed, built, and cast by Free Karate Chops. It is cast in resin. It is unknown what colors were available.

The figure costs $10 (and is still available). The buyer receives a random color. I received a glossier M.U.S.C.L.E.-like green.

The figure is built on the base of a #78 figure. The feet are different than the #78 figure. They look like the #16 figure’s boots, but fury boots may have been added and they look similar to the boots of the #16 figure.

The shield appears to be constructed from the #127 figure’s hands. The face on the shield looks to be from either the #188 or #198 figure.

The sword looks very similar to the original He-Man sword. But it could come from a different He-Man line (e.g., He-Man Mega Construx).

Back of Header Card

Like the Power Claw 5000 review, I need to start with an embarrassing admission. Free Karate Chops wasn’t on my radar. Shame on me. I didn’t know he was making any minifigures. Then I saw his Lapel Pin and it instantly took me to his online store.

I was pleasantly surprised to see custom M.U.S.C.L.E. figures. They were an easy addition to my pin order.

I should mention that my camera, and your eyes, aren’t bad. The back of the header card is a little blurry, but who cares?

The Ragnar was the figure that instantly demanded my attention. I knew he was going in my shopping cart. I was hoping for a Flesh-like version. That’s always my preferred default. When I saw the green color my first thought was, “Damn it. I hope this photographs ok.”



Taking pictures of green figures, for reasons I can’t figure out, are always a little difficult. I feel like the details get washed out. And it is a shame, because this figure looks awesome in-person. I started wondering, “When was the last time I bought a kit-bashed figure?”

Shield Face

It’s been quite some time. And this was the perfect figure to jump-start chasing down these types of figures.

My absolute favorite part of the figure is the shield. I don’t feel like I captured how cool it looks in-person. I apologize because it’s so awesome; great idea and very well executed.

This is a figure that M.U.S.C.L.E. collectors should add to their collection.

There was a nice surprise with my order (the lapel pin and several figures). It was the multicolored figure seen below.

I was a little confused at first because I didn’t remember ordering him, but I was instantly interested. I did a little digging and found this picture. It turns out that the four figure set was an extra if you bought the Fire Pro Wrestling deluxe edition video game.



I believe this figure is The Ungovernable from New Japan Pro Wrestling.

I wouldn’t buy a NJPW set of figures, because I’m not a NJPW fan. However, I’d have a hard time resisting an entire set with marbling color like this figure.

For more information about Free Karate Chops, check out these links:
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