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Darkstar Skateboards Announces the Official Madballs Collab for Fall 2022

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Darkstar Skateboards and Madballs property owner, Cloudco Entertainment, have collaborated on a capsule of skateboards, including pro models with Dave Bachinsky, Cameo Wilson, and Ke’Chaud Johnson.


The Darkstar x Madballs Fall 2022 capsule showcases the mid-80’s classic Madballs artwork, prominently showcasing characters Horn Head, Dust Brain, and Skull Face. The classic Madballs artwork features clean black key lines and spot color fills – a true throwback to 1980’s style.


“Since the mid-80’s, Madballs fans have been asking for a skateboard collaboration. Darkstar are the perfect partner for this collab, and they have succeeded in turning these ghastly faces, grotesque names, and disruptively funny attitudes into a capsule of collectible items we are confident our fans will enjoy,” said Robert Prinzo, Head of Global Licensing at Cloudco Entertainment.


“We are honored to offer the first ever official Madballs skateboard collaboration,” says Maa Thomas, Darkstar Co-Founder/Creative Director. “We worked hand-in-hand with Cloudco Entertainment to ensure the iconic classic Madballs characters translated seamlessly into this unique capsule for Fall 2022.”


The Darkstar Skateboards x Madballs Fall 2022 collection includes Resin-7 skateboards, First Push completes, and t-shirt printables – exclusively available at core skate shops worldwide, and select online retailers, including


Established in 1997 by professional skateboarder Chet Thomas, Darkstar has grown into an iconic skateboard brand with strong product quality, innovative skateboard technologies and powerful graphics. Darkstar is manufactured and distributed through Dwindle Distribution. @darkstarskate @dwindledistribuUon


Cloudco Entertainment (formerly American Greetings Entertainment) is a children’s entertainment company and the owner of iconic entertainment brands such as Care Bears, Holly Hobbie, Madballs, Boy Girl Dog Cat Mouse Cheese, Twisted Whiskers, Buddy Thunderstruck, Tinpo and its newest IP, Overlord & The Underwoods. Cloudco Entertainment develops multi-platform entertainment franchises across all media channels and creates a wide range of consumer merchandising programs and experiences that immerse children and adults in the brands they love.