Strawberry Shortcake and a mute WilyKit prepare their 80s-toy troops for the battle against Brainy Smurf, aka The Brain. Check out the brilliant story behind Tom Kyzivat's twisted art, and see if you can name each "after the fall" toy.

Post-Apocalyptic Strawberry Shortcake Leads 80s Toys' RebellionS

Tom Kyzivat's page over at Deviant Art, under the pen name Murderous Automaton, has a whole collection of 80s toys gone rogue, after a war has pitted half of our plastic cartoon friends against one another. He explains it all in his description of Kit and Shortcake...

Shortcake's the humorless leader of the Rebellion against Brainy Smurf. Never far from her is Kit, a strange, cat-like child found near her dead twin brother after the war. She's emotionless and mute, but follows Shortcake everywhere she goes.

Amazing. Someone get this guy a movie deal, and the rights to these toys, ASAP.

Post-Apocalyptic Strawberry Shortcake Leads 80s Toys' RebellionS

Rainbow Brite:

She's part of the rag-tag rebellion against the industrial dictatorship of Brainy Smurf (aka "The Brain"), and aside from being the obligatory Tank Girl look-alike, she serves as their demolitions expert. She's wild and care-free, and her involvement stems more from her love of blowing shit up than her loyalty to the cause

Via Tom Kyzivat's page over at Deviant Art, under the pen name Murderous Automaton.

Post-Apocalyptic Strawberry Shortcake Leads 80s Toys' RebellionS

The Necromancer

From my 80s toy series, he's a powerful sorcerer from a fallen city, seeked out by the Rebels for help in defeating The Brain.

Or, Orko.

Via Tom Kyzivat's page over at Deviant Art, under the pen name Murderous Automaton.

Post-Apocalyptic Strawberry Shortcake Leads 80s Toys' RebellionS

Mystery Character, from He-Man — can you guess who?

Via Tom Kyzivat's page over at Deviant Art, under the pen name Murderous Automaton.

Post-Apocalyptic Strawberry Shortcake Leads 80s Toys' RebellionS

The Pessimist:

The first mostly completed character from my 1980s toyline post-Apocalyptic story! Can you guess who it is? Given the name and that he's a bear, it's pretty easy.

Via Tom Kyzivat's page over at Deviant Art, under the pen name Murderous Automaton.