So Ok we get it. The Disney princesses can be mashed up with pretty much any other fandom to create awesomeness, but what about other characters?
The NYC-based Graphic Design team of Rage Gear Studios have been creating art that is geared towards geeks as well as producing marketing materials for Gay Geeks of NY, a group where LGBTQ community can share their love of everything geeky. Their artists, Eric Guerrero, Rey Arzeno and Héctor Barros, have created a mash-up pairing that is a total blast from the past.
Prepare yourselves for the X-Men as Rainbow Brite characters!
A lot of the old Rainbow Brite characters had names that were puns. The Red color kid was named Red Butler after Rhette Butler, the love interest of Scarlett O’Hara in Gone with the Wind. To stay in line with the naming scheme, Rage Gear named the Scarlet Witch: Scarlett O’Hex.
Mean Mean Tangerine
Remy Le Rose
Storm and the original character Stormy have more in common than just their names. Stormy was the color kid with power over weather. She could produce thunder, lightning, rain, hail and snow all atop her flying horse Skydancer (who was a total badass.) The horses hooves produced lightning!
Dazzler makes an amazing Rainbow Brite. I love her colorful roller skates!
These characters are all rocking their looks and bringing some fun and joy to the mutants. I do wonder about the other characters though. Would Beast be Champ, Buddy Blue’s furry Sprite friend? maybe Charles Xavier would be Krys, the prism fighter who rides a robotic horse? The idea of Magneto as Murky just kills me. Rage Gear Studios is currently working on making holographic glitter foil prints of these characters, so keep an eye on their site if you want to own your own X-Men Color Kids.
Who do you think should portray The Evil Princess or Sgt. Zombo? What kind of mash-ups do you want to see in the future? let us know in the comments below!
Image Credits: Rage Gear Studios