Galaxy Warriors is probably the most well-known knockoff (rip-off) of Mattel’s Masters of the Universe (MOTU) line. In fact, more action figure manufacturers knocked off Galaxy Warriors than they did MOTU! Notable examples include Sewco’s Galaxy Fighters and Mannix’s Galaxy Heroes.
Frank Frazetta’s Influence
While MOTU was the biggest influence on the size and shape of the figures, the artwork of Frank Frazetta was the biggest influence on the actual character designs. And “influence” is putting it lightly, considering that most of the Galaxy Warriors art looks like a direct rip-off of specific Frazetta paintings!
The Galaxy Warriors logo was practically copied off of Frazetta’s painting called Against the Gods:
The Galaxy Warriors box art combines The Destroyer and Tyrannosaurus Rex:
The Galaxy Warriors card art is a slight variation of Frazetta’s Warrior with Ball and Chain:
It’s undeniable that Frank Frazetta’s artwork was heavily leveraged for Galaxy Warriors marketing material. But Sungold didn’t stop there! The characters in the Galaxy Warriors line are also inspired by Frazetta, with some even being able to be traced to a specific Frazetta painting.
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