The artwork, however? That's a different story.
A big reason I appreciate that portion of the franchise is that one of my favorite concept artists, Syd Mead, was a main contributor. Look at the colors and circuitry within the mainframe's world. Definitely look at the light cycles. Yep. Syd Mead.
And a few months ago I had the opportunity to pick up some prints that feature Mead's design work.
The shapes, the angles, the colors. There's 1980s goodness everywhere you look.
Now, these prints were made in 1982, the same year the film was released. I should also mention that each print is pretty small: 3.5 inches by 2.5 inches. And I should also mention that they were produced by a company called Donruss.
Okay, okay. They're trading cards.
But just look at how cool they are.
And because an original art print from Syd Mead probably costs more than I'd like to spend, I'm going to consider these art prints. Is that alright?