|Back when toy art was more than meets the eye|
Back in the '80s, Hasbro had released their money-making phenomena known as Transformers. Along with their marketing scheme of comics, cartoons, coloring books, and anything else under the sun, they produced what has become known as one of the greatest toy lines of the '80s. Yet, it wasn't just the toys themselves that were impressive, but the toy packaging itself - which featured original artwork of both Autobots and Decepticons.
|Jazzed up artwork - circa 1984|
|The largest TFormers toy ever made|
|Superion's box art isn't so superior...|
|Change isn't always good|
Hasbro's other cash-cow, G.I. Joe shared similarly striking artwork on each toy package.
|Cobra's Terror Drome w/ Firebat|
|Every enemy weapons supplier should look this good|
Kenner's The Real Ghostbusters didn't shy away from original artwork either.
|The not-so-often-used Ecto-2|
|Who you gonna call?|
Take in the above artwork and then have a look at the mid/late '90s Extreme Ghostbusters Ecto 1 box art:
|Apparently, it's cheaper to photoshop|
And let's not forget the boys in green - the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
|That's one action packed box!|
|The Turtle Blimp & The Knucklehead|
|The updated '00s Party Van|