Rudy Obrero and Joe Amaro to release The Manta Raider
Monday, July 30th, 2012 by Pixel Dan
You guys know who Rudy Obrero is, right? He’s the talented artist behind many of the box art pieces from the original Masters of the Universe toy line, and the man responsible for the beautiful artwork seen on the MOTU Classics Wind Raider, Map posters, and the upcoming Granamyr.
Not too long ago he posted some brand new artwork depicting He-Man flying over a sea on a hover board-looking device that Rudy created just for the painting. He called in The Manta Raider.
Soon after, talented toy maker Joe Amaro recreated The Manta Raider in plastic! It was a perfect representation of the device seen in Rudy’s painting. After seeing this, many fans said they would love to add this piece to their collections.
Well, fans are finally going to get the chance to do just that.
Joe and Rudy have teamed up and will be releasing the Manta Raider to the public!
At the He-Man.org Power Party I finally got a chance to sit down and talk to Rudy Obrero face to face.
At the party Rudy told me that he wants to make the Manta Raider available to the fans!!! I need to figure out the logistics and price but it will be a very very limited run, definitely under 100. We talked about having it in some type of packaging so we can use Rudy’s awesome painting!
The plan right now is to have it ready for Power Con in September. Rudy will have a table there with some prints for sale. Best of all you can have all the items signed by Rudy!
I don’t know about the rest of you, but I find this news pretty exciting! I’ll be sure to keep everyone posted as more information becomes available!
Note: This is just a fan project and not associated, licensed or in any way affiliated with Mattel or Masters of the Universe. It is a piece of hand made fan art, and not a toy.