The model was a private commission with a limited number of copies made. Aside from using too much black to outline the eyes, I think he came out rather well.
Blackstar was produced in 1981 by Filmation, who would go on, shortly after, to produce the He-Man and the Masters of the Universe cartoon. Both shows share a lot of similarities, both in used concepts and the general look and feel of the setting. Some monsters and animation sequences from Blackstar were later used in the MOTU cartoon, though the one thing that, above all of these, firmly puts the planet Sagar in the MOTU universe is the appearance of a Blackstar statue holding up the Starsword in a MOTU episode:
|Blackstar statue to the left|
|Blackstar as he appears in the Blackstar show|
|Masters of the universe|
|Your magic wand is no use against my Star Sword, witch!|
|Who are you, one of the denizens of the Overlord?|