Ever since first seeing a sixties Space Angel board game in my Desi Scarpone Board Games Schiffer book I was impressed by the naturalistic human forms used by the artist.
It almost seemed adult-themed and unlike anything else I've seen from the period in the mid-Sixties.
I assume that the board game box art was by the original TV production artists Alex Toth and Sal Trapani. I adore the no-holds-barred shapely figures they gave the Starduster crew.
In particular the female pilot Crystal Mace was given almost pulp-cover curves with her figure-hugging suit. For some reason it makes me think of French sci-fi comic art.
The tight-suited cartoony style reminds me of the ACE book cover astronauts illustrated by our friend Ed Valigursky as seen in ...
and the Secret Martians
I suppose the modern reincarnation of this pulpy style are the two new toy astronauts from the Four Horsemen Outer Space Men, the Matt Mason-like Jack Astronaut .....
.... and Crystal Mace made flesh, Terra Firma, breaking all the moulds!
Do you know of any other pulpy space games or toys?