A Modern Take On Masters Of The Universe

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Artist Eddie Del Rio, who we last featured here with his contributions to Jordan Vogt-Roberts’ attempts to get a Metal Gear movie made, spent a bunch of time last year, like everyone else, stuck at home. Unlike most other folks, though, he decided to spend that time reimagining iconic 80s series Masters of the Universe.

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The images below are the result, with Del Rio breathing fresh life into everything from Castle Grayskull to Skeletor to, most badass of all, the Attack Trak, which has gone from “goofy plastic vehicle” to “Deserts of Kharak-looking behemoth”.

You can see more of Eddie’s stuff at his personal site, Twitter and Instagram.


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Luke Plunkett is a Senior Editor based in Canberra, Australia. He has written a book on cosplay, designed a game about airplanes, and also runs cosplay.kotaku.com.

DISCUSSION

Masters of the Universe was, along with G.I. Joe and Transformers, the bane of my mother’s existence in the 80s.

My younger brother and I were the prime demographic for every last one of those buy-all-our-playsets-and-toys shows, and we were too young to understand that between the medical bills for Dad dying of a six-year battle with cancer and the fact that even if he were in perfect health, we weren’t anything even remotely resembling rich, mountains of plastic crap wasn’t exactly a top-priority budget item.

Sorry, Mom. For all the temper tantrums and the incessant “can we get (fill in the blank massively overpriced giant playset)“ demands.