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    80's He-man paintings from Mattel

    These were used as promotional toy ads, book covers and box art for the figures. I love the epic and moody ambience in them. Some of them I have never seen before. The artists are

    Earl Norem
    William George
    Esteban Maroto

    It amazes me that they captured the exact likeness of the toys and accessories and brought them to life in the paintings. Here are some personal favorites of mine:






    For 80s fans and toy lovers. Here is the link to the high resolution collection; there are so many more great pieces

    http://monsterbrains.blogspot.com/se...f+the+universe

    Just scroll down past the initial cartoony stuff.

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    Thanks for posting these. Really takes me back!

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    Yeah, those artists really did their job top notch!

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    I'm glad you guys like it. I'm really appreciative of the efforts of these websites to collect and display these pieces. It really gives me a lot of satisfaction when artists for things like this get some newfound recognition down the line for their hard work.

    I found another link with boxart images. As appealing as some aspects of them are, they really suffer. As the author states, a lot of the quality got destroyed by the printing process on the boxes themselves, which these are scans of. However, the image of Battle Cat without his helmet is pretty interesting.

    http://www.vaultsofgrayskull.co.uk/boxart.html

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    I like the heavy sense of history in those great arts the best. I miss my childhood after enjoying the sight of them! T_T

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