Almost any male child of the eighties has a special place in their hearts for He-Man and the Masters of the Universe. One of the most bizarre and fun action figures ever created, characters like Skeletor, He-Man, Trap-Jaw, and Man-at-Arms still trigger fond memories. Yet the series has never really gotten much respect, partly because of its quirkiness (with figures like Stinkor and Mekaneck, who can blame them). But the Masters of the Universe have a new member in their ranks, the Master of Pop Art.

The Gallery 1988 Museum teamed up with Mattel and an army of nostalgic artists to create Under The Influence: Masters of the Universe Tribute Art Show. The show features a hundred pieces of original artwork inspired by the toy series. Some of them, like "Bound Before The Right Eye Of Greyskull," are dramatic. Others, like "Trimming The Bowl Cut," are hilarious. Still others like "Heroic Warriors" (seen at the right) are just plain fun. If you can't get away to Los Angeles to check out the show, you can browse the gallery online.

What do you make of the Master of the Universe Art Show? Let us know in the comments!
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Mauricem said...

It took me a while to comment on this post because I wanted to give myself time to look through the artwork. I had to force myself not to pull out my credit card. All of pieces are great but some are suprisingly touching like "Stinkor, You Are Loved." Great link.


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