I’ve been a fan of the website Red Bubble for years and a fan of Masters of the Universe for much, much longer. But living in Australia, there are far fewer options for Masters of the Universe merchandise here than in the USA. This led me down a rabbit hole of finding custom artwork that can be printed onto various things on Red Bubble, which is a website where I often get T-shirts made.
I bought two throw pillows with designs by the user Mikeyofthe80s. Both include the card back art of the original 1980s first wave of the Masters of the Universe action figures. Whilst the seller has art for most of these characters separately on other items, only He-Man and the group pattern seems to be available as throw pillows. I would have bought a few more if I could get more characters.
The characters included on the pillow are the original 8 figures He-Man, Skeletor, Man-At-Arms, Stratos, Zodac, Teela, Beast Man and Mer-Man. plus a 9th character Evil-Lyn, who may have been added to make the pattern work.
Where to buy
If you are interested in buying anything from Redbubble, they have a $20 off code for new users who sign up with this link on orders over $60. They also seem to have an on-going promotion where you get 15% off if you buy multiple. You can get them with or without the inner pillow, which costs $10 each.
I’m quite happy with the fabric and the inner pillow, keeping in mind this is something that has been custom-printed on. My only real issue is that the material appears to be a magnet for hair to stick to. I wouldn’t suggest using these to lean your head on as any hair that falls out will stick to it and look gross.