Monthly Archives: October 2013

Final Fantasy Pirate

perler-pirate2 perler-pirateThe Pirate from Final Fantasy looks like it should be a logo for an 8-bit football team. =) Someone commented that it looks like it belongs on a helmet, and I can’t say I disagree.

This Perler creation used the same color palette as the Arachnid from the last post, as do several of the creatures of FF1. I’m counting 5 looking at my list. It will be interesting to have them all side by side.

Final Fantasy Arachnid

spider spider2On the path to making every single creature from Final Fantasy, there are plenty of critters like this that are hardly given a second thought. The Arachnid is definitely among that group. About the only threat they really pose is the fact that they could poison you, and for the most part, your White Mage already has the PURE spell.

That’s all I have to say about the Arachnid. I have to rush off to work, now. =)

Mushroom Retainer Perler

toad toad2This beadsprite is the little dude that shows up inside the castles in the NES/Arcade game Super Mario Brothers to tell you that, “Our princess is in another castle”.

Fun fact: Most people will identify this character as “toad”, but in fact, the original NES game manual refers to them as “Mushroom Retainers”. I like to imagine that they are flipping you off with both hands; in fact, whenever I see a sprite that is holding up a hand, I always assume they are. Below is one of my favorites of the perlers I have made where it looks like a rude gesture.whitemage

Batman Symbol Beadsprite

batman batman2In the late 80’s when I was a kid, if you didn’t have a Bart Simpson t-shirt on, you had a Batman t-shirt on. Sometimes you had both on in the form of a Bartman t-shirt. This was the era of Michael Keaton as Batman; the era when it was a little more like a lighter hearted comic book, and less like the “Dark Knight”.

The Neon beads that come in the 22k Jugs was perfect for this, and I had just gotten another couple of black bags, and I needed something to test my new iron on. I’m thinking I need to strategically put this on some abandoned building, or something, but I am afraid of getting caught, so I will just store it with all the other beadsprites I have made. Who knows, maybe I will find a use for it.

Garfield: The Original Grumpy Cat

garfield garfield2I had just gotten a new iron, and needed to test it our before I started fusing some of the bigger beadsprites, so I chose this and a few other medium sized to test it out with. I found this design doing a google images search and figured it was a good choice.

I was a kid in the 80’s and there were very few books cooler than the Garfield comic strip books. I still have several in my collection.

Watch this video.