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    Interview w/ Rudy Obrero

    Greetings all - I've just posted an interview with Rudy Obrero, the artist who did the artwork for both the vintage and MOTUC Wind Raider box, the original Grayskull box (and the upcoming new one), the Granamyr box, the vintage Battle Cat box - you get the idea.

    It's a nice long interview and includes a brief video tour of Mr. Obrero's home studio. You can check it out here:

    Interview > Rudy Obrero, Artist for Masters of the Universe & More

    I want to thank Mr. Obrero for such a great interview!

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    awesome read, Rudy is a GREAT guy I hope to get the chance to meet him one day!
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    Cool interview. Thanks for posting the link.

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    Thanks for this! Great read, and love the video!

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    Very cool Poe! Nice vid too.

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    Rudy is a great guy and I really enjoyed meeting him and his wife at Power-Con! I hope Rudy and his family are there again and I can't wait to see the new CG box art!
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    Definitely interested in checking this out tonight after work. His work was nothing short of magnificent on the package art he did, and I'm glad they brought him back for the new Grayskull artwork. The MOTU box art was the most eyecatching and outright breathtaking of any of the stuff you saw on the shelves back in the day.
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    Nice to see Rudy finally getting some notoriety for his amazing work.It's crazy to think of this bubble some of these artists lived in.They had no idea how popular this entity became.I'm curious when the box art will be shown for the new castle.

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    I've never seen that Battle Cat box art before and it is amazing! I cannot imagine anyone seeing that box and not wanting to own that toy. My wife grabbed me a vintage Grayskull box from an auction last fall, and it is one of those images that inspires countless stories that could be happening in that instant in time. He is an awe inspiring artist that clearly stands the test of time.

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    Loved this interview!
    Rudy's art set the initial mood and tone for the MOTU line!!!
    As a kid, the packaging just made the whole concept come to life in a truly dramatic tone.
    I agree that like many humble commercial artists I admire, they rarely knew at the time
    of creating the art, how much it would mean to us all years later. The enthusiasm and
    Artistic passion still shines after all this time.
    Fantastical!

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    Good interview; thanks Poe. Let's hope Rudy gets his wish about Attak Trak!
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