14 November 2012

He-Ro artwork.

As I explained a few days ago, I absolutely loved the miniscule pieces of artwork featured on the initial cardbacks of the Masters of the Universe figures. As the line continued these illustrations would match the figures a great deal more in both design and pose. In this fascinating image we see what would have been the cardback illustration of He-Ro based upon the action figure that never made it past the prototype stage! When comparing this style of illustration to the one of the Skeletor cardback from a few days ago you can see the quality and style had changed dramatically by the end of the toyline.


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

2 comments:

Kevin Martinell said...

Nice! This fellow's attire reminds me of Vulcan, from the "Journey to Stone City" episode, and the color variety is impressive! His weapon also looks like the most advanced weapon I have seen any of the warriors wield and looks like more than a match for Skeletor's magical ax from "Diamond Ray of Disappearance." :)

David Monid said...

Ah He-Ro, the hero that could have been. Maybe one day, that could be the next He-Man revival, but we'll see I guess.

I do love the sword/scepter thing that he has in his hand though. ;)

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