The History of Nintendo

Brawl in the Family is a Super Smash Brothers based webcomic, and they have for their 400th post put together a video detailing the history of Nintendo it’s amusing to watch and informative. If you are genuinely interested in the history of Nintendo then you could do worse than read Game over: How Nintendo Conquered the World it’s been a while since I read it but it’s fairly comprehensive.

Responsible Adult’s Guide…

YES FIFTEEN PAIRS OF YOUR FINEST SHORT PANT MY GOOD MADAM

This was my attitude to most chores when I was a student… I used to live on top of a Woolworths and whenever I needed more cutlery I’d just go downstairs and buy some, I did the same when i started running out of socks.

I don’t live like that anymore, but mainly because I have a dishwasher…

Via Loldwell

DIY Pantone Easter eggs

Is it too late to post Easter Eggs? Jessica from How About Orange created these lovely DIY Pantone Easter Eggs and tells you how she did it, it’s quite simple really, but they are lovely. In her own words:

The graphic designer in me couldn’t resist attempting faux Pantone Easter eggs. I dyed these boiled eggs, then typed up the labels and printed them on ink jet temporary tattoo paper. Remember to print the words backwards! (I used Silhouette brand tattoo paper I bought at my local PaperSource, but you can also get similar stuff fromDecalPaper.com.) And yes, I’m such a nerd that I had to match the color numbers properly using my chip book.

Via Miss America’s Tumblr

Chemistry Crayon Labels

Chemistry Crayon Labels - set of 24

I was a little disappointed to find out that these are just labels and not actually a set of crayons. You’ll have to buy your own Crayola crayons to stick them onto rather than them being pre-wrapped. QueInteresante supply these label for a variety of Crayon colours and they also make labels to put on your colouring pencils… I mean your kids colouring pencils…

Via io9

New He-Man Comic From DC

It looks like DC are going to be breathing new life into the He-Man franchise by releasing a 6 issue mini-series. Written by James Robinson, pencils by Philip Tan and inks by Ruy Jose.

When I was a kid He-Man was my one dimensional hero of choice until I discovered Transformers, I devoured the books and TV show. It looks like they are going to be add a little bit more depth to the series though, the plot synopsis actually looks interesting:

In the new series, Robinson reintroduces the Masters of the Universe® to comic readers with Skeletor having won a major victory and rewriting the world of Eternia where he now rules from Castle Grayskull and the Masters have no memory of their former glory. Adam is a simple woodsman haunted by dreams of a heroic warrior, wielding a powerful sword in battle. He is found by a mysterious sorceress who tells him his dreams are of the way the world should be, that he is Eternia’s champion He-Man. Adam sets off on a quest to regain his power and reawaken the Masters of the Universe.

Here’s hoping… I might actually make a trip to my local comic shop and pick this one up.

Via Geek Native

 

LEGO fuses Evangelion and Gundam

I’ve never been a fan of Gundam, not because I dislike it for any reason, I’ve just never watched it, I do however like Neon Genesis Evangellion, and who doesn’t like Lego? This model combines all three of the above, with a hybrid Eva/Gundam mech made out of Lego. How can any sane geek not love that?

Via Geek Native

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Tatakae Chou Samurai Seimeitai! Transformers Samurai

Tatakae Chou Samurai Seimeitai! by ninjaink<br /><br /><br /><br />
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<p>&#8220;Tatakae Chou Samurai Seimeitai&#8221; is a ukiyo-e wood block print from around the Sengoku era. This particular design tells a warrior’s tale of an epic battle between good and evil, one that carries over into the modern day. Though this appears to be a typical feud between opposing samurai, there is more to this print than meets the eye.</p><br /><br /><br />
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One of the most iconic scenes of the original Transformers TV show was the battle between Optimus Prime and Megatron on top of the Hoover Dam. Artist NinjaInk whose work I’ve posted here before has recreated this scene by replacing the main characters with samurai armour.

You can buy this T-Shirt from RedBubble for £16. This isn’t the first time I’ve posted a Transformers Samurai crossover, although the style here is completely different to the one in the image I posted by creatureBox.

Update: I should have skimmed through NinjaInks gallery before posting this, I’ve found a similar image with Snake Eyes and whoever the white ninja in Cobra was from G.I.Joe/Action Force:

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Ukiyo-e woodblock depiction of a centuries-old dual between rival members of a ninja clan. The work is considered anachronistic, considering that ancient Japanese laser uzis would not be invented until years later.<br /><br />
Arashikage No Tatakai by *ninjaink

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