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Blackstar Heroes by Laemeur Blackstar Heroes by Laemeur
It's Saturday, 1984. Cartoons are over, cereal is eaten, bed is made, room is clean, and you've just been handed your weekly allowance of five dollars. Mom agrees to take you to the store so you can spend it. Saving money's for suckers.

You race down the toy aisles, and pore over the little plastic muscle-men. There it is! The new Laser-Light BLACKSTAR action figure you saw on TV. There's no laser, of course; you just thumb a wheel in the figure's back and sparks shoot into its abdomen, which lights up a translucent plastic jewel in the chest. Lasers! You pull out the five-dollar bill from your pocket and eye the price tag: $4.99. There's no sales tax in Oregon. Life is sweet.

Back home, you tear open your prize. Behind the figure in the blister pack is a cheaply-printed fold-out poster with the Blackstar heroes; John, Klone, Mara, and the Trobbits. You throw the poster on your bed, grab your new figure, shoot a few lasers, and commence vanquishing the forces of evil. Skeletor and Cobra Commander have formed a shaky alliance -- it's up to John Blackstar and his Starsword to turn the tide.


Super-huge printable version on the download link. Cheers, Saturday morning warriors.
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calzephyr Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2014
Gorgeous :) Glad to see someone else loves Blackstar just as much.  
Swedefan Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013
Acording to Wikipedia, this show is dated to 1981, not 1984 (I think action figures were sold when the show aired).
Laemeur Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013  Professional General Artist
No, the figures didn't come until a few years after the show was cancelled, actually.  Unlike He-Man and The Masters of The Universe, which was commissioned by Mattell to serve as a promotional vehicle for their toys, Blackstar was undertaken by Filmation with no merchandising tie-in at all.
Swedefan Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013
Was that because of stircter children's commercial laws earlier?
electronicron Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013
I love the art, and I love your story!
MightyMorphinPower4 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012
Awesome one
weremole Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I really like the colors used here.
skravania Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012
You can add Galtar and The Golden Lance to this 80's Saturday mornings Super Heroes group !
Beautiful art !
DwayneF Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012
Great piece. I especially like your vision of John Blackstar.
Gaston25 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012
This is awesome! What a great blast from the past
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