23 June 2011

Mattel battle #1

Here is the first of four highly memorable illustrations from the 1981 Masters of the Universe Licensee Book. These illustrations were reproduced on many Masters of the Universe items at the height of its popularity! This illustration was clearly influenced by the first ever Masters of the Universe minicomic "He-Man and the Power Sword" on the cover of which we see He-Man and Man-At-Arms fighting with Skeletor and Beast Man.


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

4 comments:

Kevin Martinell said...

It was always amusing to see this version of Beast-Man appear to be about the height of the giant version of Skeletor, featured in "The Dragon Invasion," in proportion to He-Man! Thanks for reading and God Bless! ~"KevyGuy" :)

joseephus said...

Seeing this image gives me memories of going to school with my Masters of the Universe Lunchbox! :-)

Fabian said...

As soon as you look at this art piece, instant memories start to come to mind. This is one of the most epic battle scenes in Motu history. Amazing.

Chris (He-Fan) said...

I've seen variations on this image so many times and I love it - as a slice of early MOTU it really can't be beaten! :)

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