Monday, January 25, 2010
NERRRRRRRRD!!!!! vol. 17
my earliest childhood memories are of my obsession with Masters of the Universe, the multi-media juggernaut that sprang from the toy-line and reached into comics, cartoons, and (less successfully) movies and video games. countless afternoons were spent dumping plastic bins of Eternia's flotsam across my bedroom floor and staging epic battles for the fate of the Galaxy. Skeletor (and occasionally Hordak) would usually win the day, plunging the universe into totally bad ass horror and darkness. but i digress.
My love for this franchise remains to this day. It's just a perfect mix of fantasy, sci-fi, comic books, supernatural horror, bad-ass character designs, hilarious homoerotic overtones (FISTO! RAM MAN!) and if you look close enough, socio-economic commentary on the human condition.
NO I AM NOT REACHING.
evidently in California there was a art show dedicated to my cherished childhood obsession. here's some of the pieces;
and just to illustrate; this is without a doubt the raddest creation ever;
Skeletor with a Danzig Breastplate, a Motorhead visage, and a COC staff. (thought it was a Voivod staff, but i was wrong. fucking POSER.)
ACTION FIGURE NOW.
oh and this;
redefines the term "Awwwwwwwwww Yeah".
MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE ART SHOW - more artwork here
big ups to I-Mockery for these incredible pictures.