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Monday, September 11, 2006



CLAWFUL and BUZZ OFF

Without a doubt, my favorite toy line of the 80's was Masters of the Universe. The colorful characters were immediately a draw for me, and although the cartoon sucked - the fun I had with the action figures could not be measured. It wasn't a hard choice to make for this week's OAC theme, but to choose characters to draw was a challenge in itself. I decided on a good guy and a bad guy that were not too common to most people, but represent the fun of the toy line. BUZZ OFF and CLAWFUL were released in about the 3rd or 4th wave of figures. They share claw hands from the same mold (sharing parts is VERY common for original Masters of the Universe figures), and just because of that, I would make these guys fight a lot. I decided to draw representations of these guys based off the new toy/statue line because they look WAY cooler. I forget just how lame the 80's toys looked. Anyway, hope you like my interpretations. I also have a trivia question . In the original 80's toy line, which character shared the same torso as BUZZ OFF?

11 comments:

Bruno Werneck said...

I like these Dave,

I like how you're experimenting with textures, graphic design and stuff...

ok, sort of vague commentary I know, but all I'm saying is that I like!

oh, and don't worry there will always be a book for you here at work... :)

Alden V said...

love the designs!!! i like the use of silouhettes and color to achieve this illustration. very nice

Alina Chau said...

THis ROCKS!

Yavuz said...

very cool design. awesome!

PEPE said...

great work!! this is really a departure for you!! i love the michel gagne feeling borders too!!!

Don Dixon's Blog said...

These are great! Thanks for stoppin bye my blog!

Cutu said...

Man I want them both on a T-shirt. It's strong it represents a kitsch era in acool way and It's dynamic. Swell

Big-Maow said...

Nice!!!

Anonymous said...

he he he he.....of course i use to play with those two toys...
i had a huge master collection and my favourite ones were
Man-e-face (i think it was that way...one that has three faces and they were rolling inside a helmet....) and the other one was like a tornado-man whose legs and chest could turn around itselves like a tornado or something....
Well, i hope you could realize what the hell i am mumbling about!

( º3º)

about the work you did.....GREAT of course..that shadow work is so so good.....

Best Regards!!!

方大同Khalil said...

I love it ! Very creative ! That's actually really cool Thanks.

Shanks said...

I really wish you would do a series of these. I would buy every single one. =)