Masters of the Universe Art Show Comes To LA Tonight (Updated)

by Jay Cochran
January 08, 2010
UPDATE: Mattel just announced on their Facebook page they would not be able to reveal any new MOTUC figures at the event tonight as previously announced. It was rumored the new figure they had planned to reveal was going to be their 2010 SDCC exclusive figure.

No real explanation was given as to why they could not do the reveal tonight, but they did say they would let us know once they have the okay to show it.

For those attending the event tonight, they will still have other already revealed MOTUC figures on display. They should have everything that has been announced so far up to the Moss Man figure.

Just a reminder, if you are going to be in the LA area tonight or this weekend, be sure to check out the Masters of the Universe Art Show. The show not only will features 100 of the top emerging contemporary artists and lots of cool MOTU artwork, but Mattel has also said they will be showing off their new Masters of the Universe Classics line tonight, including a new figure.

If you are going to be attending the show and take pictures, we would love to see them and likely so would many of our readers. Please feel free to send in any images from the show or news you have from it at .

Check out the original news release for more information on this event below.

MOTU is the upcoming subject of an art show at Gallery1988:Los Angeles! The show is called "Under The Influence: He-Man and the Masters of the Universe," where 100 artists (100!) will reinterpret and pay tribute to our beloved MOTU brand. Here are the details:

What: “Under The Influence: He-Man and the Masters of the Universe” Art Show
When: Opening Reception January 8th 7-10pm
Show runs January 8 – January 29

Where: Gallery 1988:Los Angeles
7020 Melrose Avenue
Los Angeles, California 90038


The show lineup features 100 of the top emerging contemporary artists, who all grew up playing with He-Man and MOTU. The gallery will be transformed into Castle Grayskull for the event. It’s a huge honor to be featured in an “Under The Influence” show. Past honorees include Walt Disney, Stan Lee, and Mattel’s own Hot Wheels brand for its 40th Anniversary!

If you want to hobnob with the artists and designers, come to the show opening on January 8th. The reception is open to all ages and it’s free, so bring the whole family.
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