Mouser Boss from Super Mario Bros 2

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I remember the first time I saw the Mouser boss battle at my friend’s house and being super impressed. In that time in the 80’s, dark shades like mouser is wearing were what the “cool” kids were wearing, and I wanted a dark pair of glasses like those right away.

I added a neon yellow border to define the borders and give the piece a different quality. I did the same with my Ren and Stimpy beadsprite, and I liked the way that one turned out, to.  I have a few other Super Mario 2 sprites , and plan to make more for my wall, now that the Final Fantasy stuff is done.

http://www.mariowiki.com/Mouser

 

Final Fantasy 1 Perler stairwell wall

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I finally got around to taking pictures, editing, tagging, and posting my completed Final Fantasy project, and here are the results. =)

Represented are every monster, boss, and hero from Final Fantasy 1 ascending the stairs to my bedroom (185 pieces in total). I estimate it took about 200 hours of work from start to finish over a 16 month period. I didn’t know what I was getting into when I started, but I stuck with it and finished it new years eve 2014.

I have two new big projects for 2015, including a WrestleMania set and 22k bead bucket mural, so I’m not done with this blog by a long shot. Stay tuned.

–Danthol

 

Burgertime refrigerator magnet set.

burgertime-magnetsThe first time I played Burgertime was at Magic Mountain in California around 1984. Your character “Peter Pepper” would walk on top of giant food, and mash it down to the lower level of the maze structure until you built a complete hamburger, and the hot-dog, fried egg, and pickle-chip would try to knock you out.

It had the trope of ladders and beams just like Donkey Kong, but instead of jumping, you would throw pepper in the enemies face to stun them, and if you could time it right, you could also make them “ride” the hamburger ingredients, or squash them; fun stuff.

It was such a weird concept for a videogame, but I was enamored. I get the song from the game stuck in my head all the time. Every section of the hamburger is independent, as to be rearrange-able. I really like the way this turned out, and it looks awesome on the fridge.

 

I have completed the Final Fantasy project!

final_fantasy_logo_pre-ironI had a goal to finish it before the end of the year, and have accomplished that goal. Tomorrow I will start photographing it and getting the pictures posted online. I don’t even know how many hours I’ve put into it, but it’s been over a year in the making.

Keep an eye out on the blog for updates, photos, and video!

 

The “final” Final Fantasy monsters

final-final-fantasy   I’ve finally done it! I’ve finally made the last of the monsters in the Final Fantasy Perler series.  I’ve made 112 monsters, 11 bosses, and all of the warriors of light in 6 poses each; 195 pieces in total. *phew*

I’m also nearly complete with affixing them to the wall up my stairway, and I’m on track to complete it before the end of the year. I have plans to add more pieces to it (buildings, NPCs, and swords/spell effects) over the years, but I am pleased to have achieved 1.0 on this project.

Expect photos and videos in the next few weeks!

 

Christmas in River City.

river_city_xmasI made a ton of Christmas themed Beadsprites last year, so I’m not going to be able to keep up the pace for this year, but here is the first in the series.

I got the sample sprites from River City Ransom and the Japanese counterpart Downtown Nekketsu StoryI don’t know what exactly is going on in this scene, I was just kinda riffing, and thought it would be funny if one was angrily giving an Xmas present and the other was overjoyed. I don’t know if it really works, but it’s funny none the less.

Smarf the cat from “Too Many Cooks”.

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Days after watching this video, I still have the song stuck in my head, and I love it!

This viral video was created by Casper Kelly and his team over at Adult Swim, and aired at 4am in a timeslot labeled “Infomercials”. (warning, there is blood). =)

I was inspired by the Smarf character, and created this Perler piece. He started off much happier and healthier, but after some adjustments, he found his final form.

 

Halloween Perler Pumpkins

happy-perler-pumpkinminecraft-perler-pumpkinsilly-perler-pumpkinfunny-perler-pumpkinangry-perler-pumpkinMikki and I made these tonight. I saw something like this somewhere on the internet, probably Pinterest or something like that. If I do this next year, I will do some cooler ones based of video games or something like that. (Although there is one of them based on the game Minecraft.

I think these are super cool, because we can have them for display in the house for a week before carving them. There were a few other eyes, fangs, ect not displayed, but I don’t think they really worked.

If you like these, and are looking for other Halloween ideas, go check out this really cool blog at http://hauntinglyfun.wordpress.com/ . There is a whole section for Pumpkins, and even some links for other “no carve” pumpkins as well as costume ideas and recipes.

–Originally Published on: Oct 23, 2013 @ 6:46

Only 20 pieces left for the big Final Fantasy project.

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This is at the bottom of the stairs in my home as I near completion of my Final Fantasy Monsters and Warriors project. in total, there are over 200 individual pieces of art from the game, and likely when I complete that, I will be adding NPC and other in game art like castles, and locations. Expect to see the whole wall (it goes all the way up the stairs) in the coming few weeks.

Regular posts of new Perlers coming soon.

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I’ve been working on finishing up the final Fantasy Project, and I have about 2/3 of them up on the wall, and it shouldn’t be much longer. Between that project, my crazy Birthday Party, and the GameZoneRadio podcast, I haven’t been making anything else pageworthy.

I made the other hosts of the podcast, and made them key rings so Ken and Mitch could have one of their own. I think it kinda looks like a Devo album cover.

If you liked the audio from last post, check this one out, too. =)