I know I’ve said it in previous posts, but I really liked the Punch-Out!! arcade game. There was a coin-op arcade in my home town called “The Gold Mine” that had the first one that I had ever seen, and I was totally impressed that it had multiple screens (one above) with the characters portrait and stats.
Piston Hurricane was the second opponent in the game, and wasn’t that much tougher than Glass Joe was, but if you beat Mr. Dream, you could face a “smarter” version of him with blue instead of red gloves (same for Glass Joe). I had one bead fall over during the ironing process, but I was able to cut it out and repair. The trio of these guys looks super cool, now I just need to find a proper place to display them. =)
I took a trip to the Local JoAnn’s in Arizona today, and they had some of the new Perler colors and packages out. I thought those of you who visit the page might be interested.
First up, we have some new jars of beads. This new packaging has 18k beads and includes multiple stripey beads and pearly beads that the 22k jars do not have. The 18k and the 22k were both priced at $24.99 USD.
These are the things that I bought. The 6k bags were $12.99 USD, the roll of ironing paper (similar to a roll of parchment paper) was $4.99 USD, and the 1k bags were $2.99 USD.
This is a new color called “Evergreen” it is a shade darker than the “Dark Green”. It will come in really handy for some of the more detailed pieces.
This is the “Fairy Dust” which is a translucent green with a few “sparkles” in it. I can’t see a ton of uses for it, but I will try to get it in an upcoming product.
Here are some other shots of the selection with multiple colors of 1k and 6k bags.
I’ve been super busy with moving into my new house, and haven’t had a ton of time to keep up with beading, but I am getting back into the groove. It was heartbreaking to take all the Perler art off the walls and box it up. The Final Fantasy wall was only up for 6 months before it was removed and boxed up, and now with the new place, I don’t know where to put it all. I’m thinking that I will build all new stuff for the walls in my house, and here is the first set!
Super Mario Kart came out the summer of 1992, when I was about to become a Senior in high school, so I missed it when it first came out ( I was busy with a summer job and partying ). I picked it up a few years later, though, and thoroughly enjoyed it.
I didn’t notice until after I was done that I made a mistake in Yoshi’s hand, so I might make another one and use a lighter shade of green to match the Luigi. All eight were made in the race winning pose with the exception of Donkey Kong, because he is always a loser. =)
I really liked the Bowser sprite when I was checking some sprites forum, and right afterwards, I realized that I had yet to make a proper Donkey Kong. I love the iconic +++ of DK’s teeth, and the angry stomping pose. Bowser looks like’s he’s just told a joke, like a “amirte” pun.
I would love to see a proper game that re-introduces Donkey Kong as the villain, or a game where Bowser is the good guy. I’ve made a video with the ironing process of both of these guys that I will release in the next week or so, as well as some other tutorials, including making fridge magnets and keychains.
After making the X-Wing last week, I knew I had to make the Millennium Falcon Perler next. I love the way this one turned out. I added the light blue border to match the color of the thrusters, and to give it some definition. I’m going to try to find some more sample sprites to make more Star Wars related stuff soon. =)
One of my friends was looking at my webpage, and noticed there was a distinct shortage of Star Wars Perlers here, so I sought out some sprites online and found these two. I plan on adding a Millennium Falcon soon, as well.
I loved Star Wars since my youth, and vividly remember going to see Return of the Jedi in the theater with my grandmother back in the day. I really hope the new movies coming out will live up to the legacy of the originals more than the prequel movies did.
With these two sprites, I’m keeping up the theme of colored borders, and chose the turquoise blue to match the blue of Luke Skywalker’s lightsaber, and the red border for the storm trooper to match the laser rifle blasts.
When I was a tween on the California coast in the mid eighties, there were very few articles of clothing that I loved more than my T&C Surf Designs shirts and board shorts. The clothes were stupid expensive compared to the stuff you could get at K-Mart, but I begged to be dressed like the other cool kids at school. I wore them until they were way too tight.
The NES game Town & Country Surf Designs: Wood & Water Rage wasn’t the best skateboarding game ever, but it was on a very short list of games that included “extreme” sports. Skate or Die was the only other one, and it was equally as bad.
Pictured above are Joe Cool, Thrilla Gorilla, and Tiki Man in action. I’m starting to put colored borders on almost anything I make anymore, and I particularly like the neon borders to give these a little extra 80’s flair.