Famous Oldies by Alex Solis

Pop culture characters as old timers by Alex Solis. Will Ash still be choosing Pikachu? Will Finn and Jake still be going on adventures? Will the Ninja Turtles still be radical? Will Darth Vader be able to keep his saber up? Will the Flash still be flashing? Let’s find out! You can view more of Alex Solis artwork on Instagram.

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Famous Oldies by Alex Solis - Pokémon Ash and Pikachu
Famous Oldies by Alex Solis - Adventure Time - Finn and Jake
Famous Oldies by Alex Solis - Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Michelangelo
Famous Oldies by Alex Solis - The Joker
Famous Oldies by Alex Solis - Darth Vader
Famous Oldies by Alex Solis - The Flash
Famous Oldies by Alex Solis - Batman
Famous Oldies by Alex Solis - The Incredible Hulk
Famous Oldies by Alex Solis - Minions
Famous Oldies by Alex Solis - He-Man Vs Skeletor

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Custom action figures by Stolf

Custom, re-painted and re-purposed action figures by Stolf including Fallout-Man, Mick-He-Mouse, Kung Fury, The Toxic Avenger, Solid Snake G.I. Joe, Transformers and He-Man. Some of these customs are for sale, you can contact Stolf and see more of his work via customstolf on Instagram.

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Custom action figures by Stolf - Fallout He-Man
Custom action figures by Stolf - Fallout He-Man
Custom action figures by Stolf - Bamse BebopBamse Bebop based on a design by Grim Nyberg
Custom action figures by Stolf - The Toxic Avenger
Custom action figures by Stolf - Mick-He-Mouse
Custom action figures by Stolf - Solid Snake G.I. Joe
Custom action figures by Stolf - Transformers Hot Rod
Custom action figures by Stolf - The Real Ghostbusters Janine's Genie
Custom action figures by Stolf - Skeletor
Custom action figures by Stolf - Merman
Custom action figures by Stolf - Teela
Custom action figures by Stolf - King Randor
Custom action figures by Stolf - Hordak
Custom action figures by Stolf - Kung Fury

Multicade of the Universe – custom He-Man arcade cabinet by Tom Ace

Toy collector, customiser and all round master tinkerer Tom Ace picked up a vintage arcade machine about a month ago, with 620 games built in. “The guy told me it was called a Multicade, so naturally I had to put a Masters of the Universe twist on it, and I turned it into Multicade of the Universe!”

Tom designed, printed and installed all of the graphics, replaced the T-trim, changed out the buttons and joysticks, replaced the clear plastic over the control panel, tinted the glass and added an LCD monitor. The entire cabinet is smothered in retro Masters of the Universe imagery originally used to promote the hugely successful Mattel He-Man and the Masters of the Universe toy line and the animated television series produced by Filmation.


“[It’s] been a fun project and the games are a ton of fun to play!”

Tom is indeed the Master of the Universe when it comes to creating something that toy collectors, arcade enthusiasts and 1980s kids would love to get their hands on. Some might even be prepared to trade their precious Wonder Bread He-Man and Laser Light Skeletor for such an awesome looking arcade cabinet.

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Castle Grayskull & Snake Mountain repaints by Ryan Lansdon

One of the most famous childhood playsets of all time, Castle Grayskull was a huge epic looking beast with ladders, guns, weapons rack, trap door and came in a wonderful shade of murky green. Here’s where Masters of the Universe fan , and toy collector, Ryan Lansdon stepped in and unleashed his artistic skills upon the classic He-Man playset. Ryan got to work and now the castle looks like a real castle! Below you can see the highly detailed repaints and the classic originals for a side-by-side comparison. “By the Power of Grayskull…I Have the Power!” Masters of the Universe Snake MountainHe-Man and the Masters of the Universe Castle Grayskull Next Ryan took his hand to Snake Mountain, the rather amusing looking playset that was always the poor cousin of Castle Grayskull despite packing a trap door, voice changer and huge snake. Anyone else think the face on the front looks like Cyril Sneer from the Raccoons? Anyway, another glorious repaint later and you have two awesome looking playsets with details that really pop! I wonder what’s next for this talented artist? I vote for the Ghostbusters Firehouse.

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Retro toys and apparel by the Minion-Factory

Phil Postma has been a character designer for over 20 years in TV animation working on projects such as Flash Gordon and The Mask: Animated Series. His body of work can only be described as super geeky cool and can be seen over on his blog at the Minion-Factory.

The sheer quantity of quality illustrations would fill many articles, so I have picked out my favourite packaging and action figure re-designs from classic lines such as He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, Star Wars, Marvel’s Secret Wars, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and The Six Million Dollar Man. If you feel like supporting an artist today go grab one of the many Minion-Factory t-shirt designs available at Redbubble.

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Minion Factory Masters of the Universe Faker Overoos
Minion Factory Doctor Doom Marvel Secret Wars Overoos
Minion Factory Star Wars The Empire Strikes Back Tauntaun
Minion Factory Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Krang's Android Body
Minion Factory The Six Million Dollar Man - The Bionic ManMinion Factory The Six Million Dollar Man - Oscar Goldman

Minion Factory The Six Million Dollar Man - MaskatronMinion Factory The Six Million Dollar Man - Bigfoot

Minion Factory The Bionic WomanMinion Factory Fembot

WIN a set of cool TV, movie and toy posters from Bill McConkey Illustration.

Bill McConkey is an award-winning illustrator based in the North of England known for lively character and pop culture infused art.

80s Last Supper by Bill McConkey

Along with providing many of the biggest selling British magazines with illustrations for over a decade, he also produces prints of his most popular artworks, many of these currently reside in the homes of discerning owners in every corner of the planet, from the West and East Coast of America to mainland Europe, Australia and the UK. You can find more amazing art and illustration by Bill McConkey on his website, blog and Twitter. He is more than happy to take on commissions *hint hint*.

Here is a chance to win a set of posters comprising of I ♥ He-Man, Aliens & Robots, 80s Last Supper (see below) and a couple of random surprises!

Two ways to enter, you can do both if you like and double your chances –

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I Heart He-Man by Bill McConkey
Robots & Aliens by Bill McConkey
Harry and the Hendersons by Bill McConkey
Greatest TV Shows by Bill McConkeyMovie Spots for EMPIRE by Bill McConkeySherlock by Bill McConkey

Tom’s Vintage Toys

Tom’s Vintage Toys – 1127 Lincolnway E, Mishawaka, Indiana is an independent toy store and treasure trove of all things collectable.

The stock is like a flashback in time with more cool retro boxed items than I have seen outside of a museum or dedicated collection. You can find Tom’s Vintage Toys on Facebook. No mail order so be prepared for a road trip (in a big van). Permission to drool, granted.

Tom's Vintage Toys
Tom's Vintage Toys
Tom's vintage Toys
Tom's Vintage Toys
Tom's Vintage Toys
Tom's Vintage Toys
Tom's Vintage Toys
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