Movie, TV and comic book prop replicas by Ricardo Coutinho Dos Santos

I spotted these amazing prop replicas shared in a group while browsing Facebook. Thundercats, He-Man, She-Ra, Dungeons & Dragons, Superheroes and villains, quirky props and cult horror movies all feature in this great looking replica selection. Unbelievably, this talented artist makes these awesome items for his friends and fellow cosplaying brethren and has no website or Facebook page that I can find.

Movie, TV and comic book prop replicas by Ricardo Coutinho Dos Santos - Thundercats Panthro's Nunchucks
Thundercats Panthro’s Nunchucks

I’m not linking to Ricardo directly as getting bombarded by randomers asking questions might not be a high priority in this man’s life but these are way too good not to share. If you do want to contact Ricardo, he lives in Brazil and his first language is Portuguese.

For a larger selection of Ricardo’s work check out my Flickr Album.

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Movie, TV and comic book prop replicas by Ricardo Coutinho Dos Santos - Thundercats Sword of Omens
Thundercats Sword of Omens
Movie, TV and comic book prop replicas by Ricardo Coutinho Dos Santos - She-Ra's tiara and Sword of Protection
She-Ra’s tiara and Sword of Protection
Movie, TV and comic book prop replicas by Ricardo Coutinho Dos Santos - He-Man's Sword of Power
He-Man’s Sword of Power
Movie, TV and comic book prop replicas by Ricardo Coutinho Dos Santos - X-Man Magneto's Helmet
X-Men Magneto’s Helmet
Movie, TV and comic book prop replicas by Ricardo Coutinho Dos Santos - Nova's helmet
Nova’s Helmet
Movie, TV and comic book prop replicas by Ricardo Coutinho Dos Santos - Wonder Woman's tiara and arm bracelets
Wonder Woman’s tiara and arm bracelets
Movie, TV and comic book prop replicas by Ricardo Coutinho Dos Santos - Thor's Hammer aka Mjolnir
Thor’s Hammer aka Mjolnir
Movie, TV and comic book prop replicas by Ricardo Coutinho Dos Santos - The Neverending Story
The Neverending Story

 

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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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He-Can and Skelecan: The pop culture art of Grim Nyberg

Graffiti and mural artist Grim Nyberg has taken a couple of broken Masters of the Universe figures and created He-Can and Skelecan. Custom figures taken to a whole new level of awesome, they have the power!

His work also includes huge bespoke murals inspired by Ghostbusters, Star Wars, RoboCop, Mario and other Pop Culture Icons. I’m sure he would be happy with more commission work so drop him a line via the website.

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He-Can and Skelecan by Grim Nyberg (He-Man and Skeletor)
Robocop by Grim Nyberg
Ghostbusters Slimer by Grim Nyberg
Mario by Grim Nyberg
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles by Grim Nyberg
Star Wars Darth Vader by Grim Nyberg
Mars Attacks by Grim NybergReturn of of the Living Dead by Grim Nyberg

Turtle Movie by Grim Nyberg
“Here’s a piece I did last summer to show the community that graffiti can be beautiful if it finds a legal place to exist.”

Grim Nyberg

Skeletor and Evil Lyn Masters Of The Universe Cosplay

By OrangeSwine on Deviant Art.

Looks like the cartoon characters just stepped out of the animation and into real life, great job.


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By the Power of Grayskull! Rideable He-Man Cringer / Battle Cat Statue.

Zach Curtis walked into Library House Books and Art, 24164 Front St, Grand Rapids, Ohio and found this rather huge, and fierce looking, Battle Cat. “So I walk into a book store in Northern Ohio and there is Battle Cat!” Must be popular, they have a footstool for easy mounting (Oo-er). This is part of an exhibition by the local artist Peter Koelsch, the designer and creator of this rather excellent looking beast. The owner of the Library House Books, Dorinda Shelley, can be seen proudly sat atop the statue below.

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Peter Koelsch Masters of the Universe Battle Cat statue
Peter Koelsch Masters of the Universe Battle Cat statue

Peter Koelsch Masters of the Universe Battle Cat statue

1980s Pop Culture Icons

Artist Rocky Davies creates brilliant record sleeve designs featuring well know 1980s movie and TV characters covering appropriate 80s anthems.

Hopefully he is working on the music tracks next because ‘I’d buy that for a dollar!’







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