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.
We need to put more thought into cupcakes… I think I need one now…
Via Frugal Dad
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…
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.
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…
One for the chemistry geeks.
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
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
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: