American Mark Taylor has died at the age of 80, according to the Associated Press news agency, one of the main people responsible for He-Man’s appearance and also famous for designing the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles games. He was responsible for drawing action figures for characters who would catch fevers on small screens, with the “He-Man and the Masters of the Universe” franchise.
According to the Associated Press, Taylor was suffering from heart failure and died at his home in California (USA).
He-Man gained fame with Mattel as the main character in “Masters of the Universe”. The story began in 1976, when Mattel CEO Ray Wagner refused to cut a deal.star WarsTaylor made a series From the sketches to the new action character that became He-Man and the other characters in the cartoon, and shortly thereafter, they became a television series – one of the most popular series of the 80s.
Although several hands helped with the final version of the character, the artist used to say that since childhood he dreamed of creating heroes and that He-Man actually dated from that time – and reached its final form over 40 years ago. It was inspired by ancient fossils of sane manThe Cro-Magnon men and the Vikings.
Mattel estimates, according to the New York Times, that it sold more than 70 million Masters of the Universe games in just 30 months.
A similar phenomenon was repeated with the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, which in turn turned into a fever. In this case, Taylor is best known for designing character games created by Peter Laird and Kevin Eastman.
Taylor was born on June 5, 1941 and left behind a wife, who has been with him for 50 years, also designer Rebecca Salari Taylor.
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“If I were to play the hero today, it would be a woman — because that’s the moment,” Mark Taylor, at He-Man Festival in 2015, said. “The heroes of our time are women. Men have had their moments.”
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