When it came to selling action figures depicting a friendly barbarian and his mutated, alternate dimension pals, Mattel spared no expense on the artwork. Here are some ridiculous detailed tableaus depicting the Master of the Universe and his wild gang.

If this artwork strikes a chord, check out some concept art from the TV show, some biographies of these strange characters, and some massive MOTU illustrations.

You can also see more nutty Masters of the Universe artwork from Earl Norem, William George, and Esteban Maroto at Monster Brains, and here's some more manly toy art.

And here are designs from the Masters of the Universe parade float from 1985...

And here's the bad boy in action. What can I say, I've had deranged parade floats on the mind today.