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September 24, 2009 7:17 PM   Subscribe

It's Hipster He-Man.

Does what it says on the box.
posted by chunking express (54 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

 
Looks more like Footloose He-Man and the Masters Of The Flashdance. Or is that what hipsters look like these days? Man, I'm so un-cool that I don't even know what hipsters look like anymore.
posted by The World Famous at 7:26 PM on September 24, 2009 [6 favorites]


Kinda boring - they're all basically wearing the same outfit. ... just like hipsters!
posted by unmake at 7:27 PM on September 24, 2009 [2 favorites]


They look like characters from Heavy Metal.
posted by dead cousin ted at 7:29 PM on September 24, 2009 [5 favorites]


Kari Ferrell could be their supervillain.
posted by Joe Beese at 7:29 PM on September 24, 2009


I'm a fashion-nerd annoying myself,

Now it's how I heard it in my head.
posted by clockzero at 7:29 PM on September 24, 2009 [2 favorites]


I don't think my jeans are tapered enough.
posted by puckupdate at 7:31 PM on September 24, 2009


If American Apparel is anything to go by, then yes, Hipsters dress like characters from Flashdance, Fame, Footloose, etc.
posted by chunking express at 7:31 PM on September 24, 2009


I don't think my jeans are tapered enough.

I guess you can't be a MASTER OF THE UNIVERSE.
posted by chunking express at 7:32 PM on September 24, 2009 [1 favorite]


I HAVE THE PBR!!!!!!
posted by spoobnooble at 7:32 PM on September 24, 2009 [40 favorites]


Here is Adrian's art portfolio, and here is his Stuttgart art collective.
posted by netbros at 7:37 PM on September 24, 2009


In fashion, one day you are in, and the next day, you are out.

You, my friend, are out.
posted by fnerg at 7:46 PM on September 24, 2009 [1 favorite]


This is just depressing.
posted by Caduceus at 7:53 PM on September 24, 2009 [1 favorite]


There's a certain early D&D Adventure Module aesthetic to these illustrations that I like. And speaking of, I wouldn't mind seeing The Handmaidens of Lolth decked out in something from Bess's autumn collection, although that might be a bit on-the-nose.

Beastman in the Surface 2 Air t-shirt is where this series clicked for me.
posted by GameDesignerBen at 7:54 PM on September 24, 2009 [3 favorites]


Robot Chicken does He-Man comedy that's funny.
posted by Frank Grimes at 8:01 PM on September 24, 2009 [2 favorites]


My favorite bit of He-Man trivia: Mattel was going to make toys to go with the Conan movie, but the movie ended up being inappropriate for kids, so they invented He-Man as a retcon for the toy model they had already invested in.
posted by idiopath at 8:10 PM on September 24, 2009 [15 favorites]


Not nearly enough tattoos.
posted by MrMoonPie at 8:11 PM on September 24, 2009


Some of those are great (Mekaneck and Triclops are perfect, for example) but all the female characters strike me as deeply wrong somehow, without quite being able to put my finger on what it is. Maybe the lack of tattoos it it. Maybe the guy just has a boring taste in women's clothing.

I'm a fashion-nerd... but not a fashion-geek... though I suppose having an opinion on the fashion choices of He-Man characters is the height of fashion-geekery... fuck, I'm a fashion-geek... I really have sunk to new depths.
posted by Kattullus at 8:16 PM on September 24, 2009


Tattoos? Now there's a great idea... Fantasy Island hipster fashions. All the worst of the 1970s with all the worst of the 2000s. Ah, I kid, hipster fashion is fine except for the conformist eyewear.
posted by crapmatic at 8:18 PM on September 24, 2009


NO CLAWFUL NO CREDIBILITY
posted by klangklangston at 8:20 PM on September 24, 2009


I see no Man-E-Faces here. So, meh.
posted by Monsters at 8:20 PM on September 24, 2009


This is just plain wrong. He-Man and his crew weren't hipsters, they were Guidos.

When did you last see hipsters who were all ripped on steroids and sporting a blonde mullet like the one He-Man wears? When did you last see female hipsters who dress like She-Ra or Evil-Lyn?

I rest my case.
posted by PeterMcDermott at 8:25 PM on September 24, 2009 [3 favorites]


idiopath: "Mattel was going to make toys to go with the Conan movie"

Seems that this is contested. Snopes seems not to have weighed in on the matter.
posted by idiopath at 8:28 PM on September 24, 2009


He labels the guy at the bottom as Stratos, but it's Zodac!
posted by Karlos the Jackal at 8:31 PM on September 24, 2009


My brother and I were trying to think of better titles for this:

By the power of heather greyskull.

Masters of the Universace

Too sheer-a for public consumption.
posted by CharlesV42 at 8:34 PM on September 24, 2009 [1 favorite]


Every generation gets the Village People they deserve.
posted by The Card Cheat at 8:35 PM on September 24, 2009 [7 favorites]


There are many debunking sites about the conan/he-man link, but it is clear that they both are derived from the art of Frank Frazetta, and this article has some interesting insight into the early, barbarian version of He-Man.
posted by idiopath at 8:38 PM on September 24, 2009 [2 favorites]


Some of those are great (Mekaneck and Triclops are perfect, for example) but all the female characters strike me as deeply wrong somehow, without quite being able to put my finger on what it is.

For me it has something to do with the shoes. While you can wear a pair of strappy vintage sandals like a superhero, it is challenging to actually be a superhero whilst wearing strappy vintage heels. I think even Buffy would agree with me on that point.
posted by thivaia at 8:38 PM on September 24, 2009 [2 favorites]


Right on PeterMcDermott. I was expecting at the least Hipster Skeletor to be manorexic.
posted by benzenedream at 8:39 PM on September 24, 2009 [1 favorite]


Trap-Jaw and Beast Man tied FTW!
posted by stinkycheese at 8:43 PM on September 24, 2009


More like Meh-sters of the Universe.
posted by pwnguin at 8:55 PM on September 24, 2009 [4 favorites]


When did you last see hipsters who were all ripped on steroids

Never, and unless I'm mistaken these characters are obviously not Masters anymore. Since they have stopped working out and all they're spare time is spent...doing whatever hipsters do. I don't know what they do; smoking, drinking PBR, riding fixies, and being douches?
posted by P.o.B. at 9:55 PM on September 24, 2009


So, I looked at this, and then I wondered, "Where's Orko?"

And then I wondered what was wrong with me that would make me ask such a question.
posted by Rangeboy at 10:03 PM on September 24, 2009 [8 favorites]


Here is Adrian's art portfolio, and here is his Stuttgart art collective.

Yech. Smells like art student(s).
posted by unmake at 10:19 PM on September 24, 2009


OK, He-Man is too old to be Hispster, so now I know that Gen-X is actively fucking with the youngsters with leather-bulge Trapjaw leading the way.
posted by Slap*Happy at 10:55 PM on September 24, 2009


I always wondered what was up in the old HeMan cartoons when the characters would walk towards the camera until there would be a full screen of animated boobs.
posted by Burhanistan at 11:05 PM on September 24, 2009 [1 favorite]


Incidentally, if you didn't see the 2002-era reboot of He-Man, go out and find it. It's *amazing* -- they pull all these crazy politics between Skeletor, Evil-Lyn, Beastman, etc. Also, there's an entire episode about how useless Mekanek is. Seriously, it's like they sat in the room and said,

Wow. This guy sucks. What the hell kind of episode can we make about him?

Well...he DOES suck...
posted by effugas at 11:28 PM on September 24, 2009 [1 favorite]


I'm really confused. I really don't get it. What the hell is "hipster" about these? He's got his characters in $3000 leather jackets and $300 pairs of japanese selvage denim. Sure, there's people out there who dress like that, and you may sometimes see them iat the same bars as hipsters, but they're sure as fuck not hipsters. Hipsters don't have that kind of money-- and the few that do, hide it.
posted by dersins at 12:15 AM on September 25, 2009


lame.
posted by The Light Fantastic at 12:41 AM on September 25, 2009


"Masters of the Universace"

If I'm supposed to pronounce this the way I'd like to think I'm supposed to pronounce this, then this right here is undeniably Pure AwesomeTM-brand awesomeness.
posted by joe lisboa at 12:57 AM on September 25, 2009 [1 favorite]


These aren't Masters of the Universe - they're extras from The Equalizer.
posted by Smart Dalek at 4:37 AM on September 25, 2009


They look like those felt posters that would come with a few crappy markers. They still make those things?
posted by orme at 5:10 AM on September 25, 2009 [1 favorite]


They kind of look like they could be a He-man themed gang from the warriors....

Can You Dig It?
posted by Mastercheddaar at 6:10 AM on September 25, 2009 [2 favorites]


Mattel was going to make toys to go with the Conan movie, but the movie ended up being inappropriate for kids

Well, at least that explains why there are no toys from the latest Batman movies. Oh wait.

Seriously, I have a hard time believing that companies would ever not produce toys because the movie was "inappropriate for kids".
posted by freecellwizard at 6:21 AM on September 25, 2009


Plastic Pectorals -- or...??
posted by cavalier at 6:53 AM on September 25, 2009


I didn't know hipsters go shirtless. Why doesn't Skeletor have a shirt on? Poser!
posted by stormpooper at 7:25 AM on September 25, 2009


Those original figures were all from the same basic body mold. If they all are as muscular as He Man, why is he stronger than them? Occultism!
posted by Burhanistan at 7:50 AM on September 25, 2009 [1 favorite]


Skeletor FTW!
posted by worzel at 8:00 AM on September 25, 2009


Sorry I got my nomenclature wrong dersins. What would be a more appropriate description? In my head, if your jeans are skinny you're a fucking hipster.
posted by chunking express at 8:25 AM on September 25, 2009


So, lemme guess…

Battle Cat is replaced with a pug. Right?
posted by Civil_Disobedient at 9:25 AM on September 25, 2009


I must say, seeing the phrase "Hipster He-Man" on the blue gave a lot more of a laugh than the actual link.
posted by obvious at 11:20 AM on September 25, 2009


So, I looked at this, and then I wondered, "Where's Orko?"

I looked at it and wondered where was the Sorceress. Seriously, you have She-Ra but not the Sorceress? Dude, no.

And then I wondered what was wrong with me that would make me ask such a question.

The better question is what's wrong with people who didn't wonder.
posted by nooneyouknow at 11:29 AM on September 25, 2009 [1 favorite]


"Seriously, I have a hard time believing that companies would ever not produce toys because the movie was "inappropriate for kids"."

I did think the "Eyes Wide Shut" toy line was pushing it a little. Although I admit Victor Ziegler's dildo launching submarine was kind of fun to play with in the bathtub.
posted by Naberius at 12:37 PM on September 25, 2009 [2 favorites]


I won't lie. If I met this rendition of Stratos at a party, I'd totaly open with a "Ooh, I like the art on your arms. Saved Tattoo or Adorned?" so I could proceed to ask him for his phone number. *Especially* if he had on the headgear.
posted by kkokkodalk at 4:31 PM on September 25, 2009


Also, if they're really hipsters, how come none of them are sporting this years crucial fashion accessory -- the pot belly?
posted by PeterMcDermott at 4:54 AM on September 26, 2009 [1 favorite]


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