William Stout And Moebius Production Art For Masters Of The Universe

William Stout And Moebius Production Art For Masters Of The Universe

A couple of days ago a good friend of mine stopped by the arcade to give me an awesome assortment of collector cards. He had picked them up at a convention he was visiting while checking out the Galloping Ghost arcade in Brookfield, Illinois.

In the assortment where NASA cards, Elvis, the Beatles, and a 1993 set showcasing the wonderful artwork of William Stout. To be honest my favorite set of cards were those, it had a smattering of his underground comic work, some of his dinosaur illustrations, and a few bits and pieces of his film production designs like for 1987’s live action Masters of the Universe film. Three individual cards focusing on the likes of He-Man, Skeletor, and the reptilian mercenary Saurod.

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William Stout would end up having a hand in practically all of the visual development for the movie, including the contact lens design for the some of the characters like Saurod.
Saurod - William Stout - Moebius - Masters of the Universe

Film images courtesy of He-Man.Org
Film images courtesy of He-Man.Org

I would say that Skeletor was the design that was changed the most in the filming, no glowing red eyes and his armor is a little different than what is presented on the card…though his staff does have a ram skull atop it.
Skeletor - William Stout - Moebius - Masters of the Universe
Skeletor - Masters of the Universe

A big thanks to He-Man.Org for the photos of the film characters, follow the link provided and you can read an interview with Pons Maar, the actor who portrayed Saurod in the film.


Searching through the alleys for useful knowledge in the city of Nostalgia. Huge cinema fanatic and sometimes carrier of the flame for the weirding ways of 80s gaming, toys, and television. When his wife lets him he is quite happy sitting in the corner eating buckets of beef jerky.

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