30 September 2007

Decorated Palace Guard.

The Masters of the Universe Ladybird book "He-Man meets the Beast" features some beautiful artwork by Robin Davies. This illustration showcases an interesting looking member of the Royal Guard. He is obviously based upon the Filmation design, but we can see that he appears to be of higher rank, as he sports a cape, carries a sword, and has the image of an eagle spread across the breastplate of his armor! Without a doubt this is an interesting take on a generic character design...


(click on the image to see it at full-size)

4 comments:

Mosquitor said...

I believe the book referred to him as the 'Captain of the Guard' even though that role should really belong to Teela...

On an unrelated note, King Randor was portrayed as an absolute BASTARD in that book... and he had a really annoying voice on the accompanying cassette, sounding totally inhuman like a cross between Orko and Beast Man :/

Kevin Martinell said...

He would have made a great action toy. :)

King Randor looks a bit on the bossy side, here! Teela looks deep in thought, and Cringer's "Filmation-esque" expression is hilarious. :)

Thanks for posting and reading! God Bless...

~KevyGuy :)
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Martn Olivero said...

This royal guard is a mixture of elements! Suit with scales, eagle on his chest (MOTUC 2011 Palace Guard?), cape, helmet and sword handle-head. Teela looks and asks herself : is this guy one of my guards? Very original draw!! Thanks for sharing!

Chris Sunday said...

Looking though the blog I came across this! I'm sure this is where the eagle came from when they made the Royal Guard figures for Masters of the Universe Classics. Of course we didn't get a cape on him though.

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