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    Custom back card art and package ideas.

    I think the MotU packages are very nice, but there's room for improvement. I feel they don't include enough art, and MotU is all about art. Why not use hand drawn/painted stones in the front, instead of digital ones?

    Mattel should commission artists to make all-new MotU art for their packages and generate a true art collection like they did with the original line!

    This is my idea of how MotU Classics cards should look, but I'd be happier with new, but classic styled, art.









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    LOVE THEM!
    WOW! Great job! Can you please do all the cards and post them here!

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    Those look amazing.

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    Simply beautiful Super Amigo.I hope they do something like this in the future.I will always wonder why there is not more art in the motuc.

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    definitely an improvement.

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    Veryu nice.
    Well done.
    I wanna see some more
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    Wow those are great!!!
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    Good stuff! I like the more prominant art! Keep 'em coming! Mattel. are you reading this?
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    Very good job! Hope Mattel see 'em...

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    Quote Originally Posted by PaTrIcKfOgArTy View Post

    LOVE THEM!
    WOW! Great job! Can you please do all the cards and post them here!
    I second that notion. I love how you did the the layout of the cardback figures and the artwork/bio. I hope you can do this for all the figures if Mattel won't follow fashion and use your work to improve on there work. Great work brethren.

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    Wow, that's much better. Take note, Mattel.

    I'd love to see a new version of the card fronts, as you suggested, with painted art instead of cartoonish renderings.
    Last edited by RocketPunch; February 16, 2009 at 12:43am.

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    That layout works really well.

    I would very, very much like to see MOTUC package art handled like this.

    Great job!

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    Very very very nice!
    Please keep them coming.

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    I really like that you can actually see the character!
    Good job!
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    The bio and art look awesome!!! My only critique (a nitpick really) is that I like how there is a color difference in the names. But overall I like this layout MUCH more than what we have gotten.

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    Pretty nice!

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    If you mean RED for the goodies and BLUE for the baddies, that's right, I think I'll change that since there's no "HEROIC WARRIORS" and "EVIL WARRIORS" titles like in the vintage card. Still I used a font for those that's very similar to the classic one.

    The main problem with these is that I don't really have the images in a resolution that is acceptable for a 300dpi card (the resolution in which I worked and is an industry standard), so they look "well" in low res but terrible in my 300dpi original no matter what filter or color balance I apply.

    I used the minicomics from "the good old days" site which are the best I found, but still far from acceptable for a respectable work.

    I'm inclined to believe that Mattel doesn't have these images in acceptable res either, so that's why I asked for NEW hand drawn art.

    MORE COMING SOON!

    PD: For some reason these got darker when I uploaded them. The originals are not so dark, the darkest color is 12-12-12 and much more detail can be seen.
    Last edited by Super Amigo; February 16, 2009 at 11:43am.

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    WOW TOYGURU really needs to see these! These are WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY better than what we are getting! You can actually SEE the old art. Fantastic!

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    really love them, even better that the real thing :P

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    Dude - these kick SO much ... backside. Love 'em.

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    Didn't the old cards have Heroic in blue and Evils in red?? Dunno why they have switched that with the Classics...
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    Looks great!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Super Amigo View Post
    I think the MotU packages are very nice, but there's room for improvement. I feel they don't include enough art, and MotU is all about art. Why not use hand drawn/painted stones in the front, instead of digital ones?

    Mattel should commission artists to make all-new MotU art for their packages and generate a true art collection like they did with the original line!

    This is my idea of how MotU Classics cards should look, but I'd be happier with new, but classic styled, art.

    http://i478.photobucket.com/albums/r...ics-CARDHE.jpg

    http://i478.photobucket.com/albums/r...ics-CARDSK.jpg

    http://i478.photobucket.com/albums/r...ics-CARDBE.jpg
    I like yours BETTER than mattel's! Nice!!
    Last edited by Eamon; February 17, 2009 at 06:48pm. Reason: Image quoting

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    Great work Super Amigo!

    These are pretty much what I had in mind myself!
    I would've used the original card back illustrations.
    I do find it odd that Mattel didn't do that.
    I also toyed with the idea of having the figures posed crouched like the card backs.

    Any plans on tackling the front of the packaging?
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    Thanks for the feedback!

    I did modify the original designs based on some suggestions I got here and edited the original post with the new images.

    Stratos and Faker coming soon!

    PD: I also thought about using the original card images, but respected Mattel's choice and have to recognize that the ones chosen for Skelly and Beastie are more dramatic and reflect the characters better. Faker, Startos and Mer-Man will use the original card art though!

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