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Totally 80s by J-Scott-Campbell Totally 80s by J-Scott-Campbell
An "oldie" but a "goodie"! This originally appeared back in Wizard magazine #136 in 2002 as the opening spread to an article entitled "80's EXTREME!"

Pencil line-art by ME! Digital colors by the talented Matt Milla!


UPDATE!: (Robert Stack: "Unsolved Mysteries" voice!)

"Woooaaahhh!!!" Over 30,000 views and about 500 comments in 24 hours!!! And without being an "Official Daily Deviation"! You guys are the BEST!! Ok, just a few additional general replies:

* The robot looking, armored guy in black on the far right is a "Micronaut"! I agree, I didn't think he was in the same league as the rest, but the editors at Wizard magazine insisted he be there for some reason, so, "there you go!"

* I too have a soft spot for SilverHawks, M.A.S.K, The REAL Ghostbusters, Bravestar, and even Jem!, My little Pony & Rainbow Brite (Lol!) but this was the list that we came up with as a group! Maybe I'll have to do a "Totally 80's" II (Yes, with roman numerals, 'cause that's SO f**kin' 80's!!! ;-P!) Make your suggestions be heard!

* Yes, "Battle of the Planets" (or "G-FORCE" as it will ALWAYS be known to THIS big kid!) was probably more 70's, you're right...

* YES, there IS a Robotech back there!

* Comments that mentioned Mrs PacMan, finding the Rubik's cube, and specifically taking the time to locate ALL 4 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, give yourselves a GOLD STAR, You guys RULE!


And for a little "SeX-ay 80's"...

;P!
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:iconsonofchinglu:
SonofChinglu Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012
Wow, an entire decade of children's TV in one painting. If you do a part 2, don't forget Space Ghost and Robotech.
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ultimateopertunist Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
lol i see a rubiks cube nice bro
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W4RP4INT Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012  Student General Artist
Brings back some good memories.
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:iconultimateopertunist:
ultimateopertunist Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
good times
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Neville6000 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
You've got to do another one like this, but based on the other 1980's toons-you've only got half! ;) :D
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:iconj-scott-campbell:
J-Scott-Campbell Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012
Agreed!
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:iconjulesjules:
julesjules Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012  Professional Filmographer
great 80s!
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JamesZilla2k11 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
How in the name of god could I have forgotten G-Force and The Care Bears :O Shame on me!
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JamesZilla2k11 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Let's see, I see He-Man, Voltron, TMNT, Thunder Cats, Transformers and GI Joes. Man, you got a lot of my favorites in this :D
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714Bomber Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011
Thanks for this. Love these memories.. when I did not have bills.
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:iconnxb5:
nxb5 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011
megatron. first thing i saw.:)
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:iconcsuhsux:
csuhsux Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
talk about paying tribute to a great decade!
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BB-K Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, good old times. If I would to choose from here, I pick Ninja Turtles. :D
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:iconian-summers:
Ian-Summers Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Anything with Snake Eyes, Transformers, TMNT... well most of the above is gold in my eyes. Top quality illustration as well!
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:iconseremela05:
seremela05 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011  Student Digital Artist
My brother has this on his computer and I have been trying to find out who drew it! So glad to have found it! :D
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:iconultimatede:
ultimatede Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011
hell yeah! i grew up on this stuff
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Ariel100 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Best toons comes from The 80s xD
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:iconcj5982:
cj5982 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011
this looks like an episode of Robot Chicken...
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:iconpetitlucifer:
PetitLucifer Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
My childhood *.*
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:iconthebalanceofchaos:
thebalanceofchaos Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011
Dear god an explosion of geek nostalgia...freekin sweet!!!!
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:iconlucie-mae:
Lucie-Mae Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
oh the memories.. I am a Thundercats fan ;)
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joshuajoseph Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011
i loved g-force but now it just looks lame -_-
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NuvaPrime Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2011  Student General Artist
Nifty

Although I think Optimus is almost as tall as Voltron.
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KairiTheValeyard Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
This is sweet. Completely, utterly off the scale sweetness!!!

(Oh yeah...There is only the original Gatchaman, G-Force and Eagle Riders. "Battle of The Planets" NEVER HAPPENED. It was all a massive halucination we had after one wild pizza party...)
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ShadeDrawz Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
So awesome. I'm working on a similar 80s toon collage and this is just inspiring!
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:iconneilxox:
Neilxox Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011
Awesome.... care bear
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Milo619 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
fantastic
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RangerWill Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2011
The decade when television was television. Even though it corrupted us and exposed us to more evil than necessary.

Now tell me something, I know this one has been done to death over and over again. Who'd win a fight between Voltron and the Mega-Zord?
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MightyMorphinPower4 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2011
Awesome collection
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Jose-Ramiro Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very cool.
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driftevo5 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2011
I haven't been on DeviantArt in ages. I came across a very small version of this 80's cartoon's image on a blog and I just had to find it for my desktop wallpaper! After some quick searches I was able to find some slightly larger versions of the image and quickly recognized your signature at the bottom! I was so stoked to see your name on that image. I knew exactly what keywords to use to search for the original image and here I am! back on DeviantArt!

I'm a big fan! Gen13 was the first comic book I ever found on my own...when I was younger I just read what my brother was reading and I usually pick up comics based on other peoples recommendations but Gen13 was the first comic I can proudly say I found for myself when it first came out =P maybe it was those hot images of Fairchild that got me interested in the first place? haha I thoroughly enjoy your work and it definitely influenced me to be an artist during my teen years. Thanks for bringing back my childhood memories!
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DaDarkPhoenix Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011
Love how the smurfs are hiding down at the bottom
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:icondeyarel:
Deyarel Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011
love 80's
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EagleWolf44 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011
Totally Awesome... Love the 80s
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theCreativeRoy Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
hey! I just finished something similar. Go fig. Nice work BTW.
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ZDistrict Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011
Seriously Love it!
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ZDistrict Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011
You are seriously off the hook! Love it! Just love it! And the smurfs down there! How cool is Snake eyes! I loved Robotech! Totally 80s! I hope we can see another one soon!
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DragonStorm777 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
U got my favorite robots Im happy
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ArtisticSchmidt Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011  Professional General Artist
Is M.A.S.K. in there somewhere too? Love it.
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:iconnourgad:
nourgad Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2011
i got a headache
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wjrneo2 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2011
Its totally awesome. :)
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Katharsys73 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011
This has to be one of the coolest things I've ever seen... what memories this brings back!!
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malin128 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
dude this i a sweet pice of work
wish i could draw like this ur insane
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malin128 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
so cool man
wish i could draw like this
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M-verse-Leo Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2011
wow sweet
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Cabrerasaurus Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011
Wow is really all I can say, that is a street gang of my childhood right there.
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CharlieTheHedgehog Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2011
don't forget Mario: He first appeared in Donkey Kong, at 1981
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Cosmeon Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2011   Digital Artist
I prefer Golion and Macross in this.
Hikaru Ichijo is probably the best Macross Character who ever lived, even beats Alto Saotome! :la: Also....GATCHAMAAAAAN!!!
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ArztA Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2011
Awsome =)
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Rosbain21 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
I am already in super nostalgic mode over this. If there was some Silverhawks thrown in there, I'm pretty sure I would have passed out.
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