Nostalgia-Tinged, Toy-Inspired Mattel Art from Gallery1988

Awesome illustrations inspired by Masters of the Universe, Magic 8-Ball, Barbie, and more.

Last summer, our friends at the pop culture-dedicated Gallery1988 mounted a charming exhibit celebrating the toys of Mattel. It went over well, so like any big summer blockbuster, now there’s a sequel. “Mattel 2018” includes pieces inspired by such classic toys as Masters of the Universe, M.U.S.C.L.E. Men, Magic 8-Ball, Polly Pocket and Barbie. It runs through July 14th, and if you’re in L.A., you should definitely check it out – but we picked out some of our favorites for those who can’t make it.

Anna Tillet, “Outlook Not So Good,” courtesy Gallery1988.