26 June 2011

Mattel battle #2

Here is the second 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 is an action-packed picture, and not the first time we would see Beast Man raised over the head of He-Man! My guess is that the characters are fighting atop Castle Grayskull's turret...


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

5 comments:

Grimbot said...

What's with odd proportions?

Kevin Martinell said...

Thinking about Garn losing the battle against He-Man in "A Tale of Two Cities," as He-Man holds him above his head just like he does with Beast-Man, here! I love Teela's pose ... Looks like she's dancing. :) Thanks for reading and God Bless! ~"KevyGuy" :)

Fabian said...

This art piece speaks volumes of the majesty of MOTU. This piece was presented in many merchandise of the 80s for MOTU. A very iconic piece

Chris (He-Fan) said...

This is definitely a very powerful piece, although if I had one gripe, the positioning of Skeletor in this piece makes him look like a Heroic Warrior (grouped together with Teela and Man-at-Arms) rather than on Beast Man's side! :)

joseephus said...

He-Man looks extra bulky. And it also looks like he wants to kill Beastman.

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