Growing up in the 80s, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles made a huge impact on me. The cartoons, the movies, the games, the toys, the costumes, the clothing – they were everywhere, and they were awesome. If you grew up in that generation you were basically guaranteed to like something about them. Of all the memories I have though, playing 2 player TMNT II: The Arcade Game on the NES have to be some of the best. Fighting hundreds of Foot Soldiers with my best friend at my side was like a dream come true.
As many of you probably know by now, I’m a big fan of Mega Man. Specifically though, I grew up playing Mega Man 2, so that’s the one I really have a soft spot for. I enjoy all of them, but the second in the series stands as one of my all time favorite NES games. It’s actually sitting on my desk right now.
Hot off the presses, here’s a one-of-a-kind tribute NES to the Blue Bomber! To create this system I teamed up with my good friend Noel McEwen of McEwen Airbrush. We plan to do a whole series of these, so stayed tuned
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Well, the time has come to sell off my Prototype Backlit Legend of Zelda NES! This is a collaborative creation that Custom NES Guy and I made awhile back. It was featured on Kotaku and countless other gaming sites, so it is somewhat famous
The Link design was all cut out and created by hand. When I started this project I had no idea how to create something like this. I did a lot of R&D and eventually came up with what you see here. I have since moved on to other techniques, but I’m still fond of this older design.
The system and controllers are painted with all professional automotive paints and clear coat.
There is only one, and I have no intentions of creating an identical unit. So, this is your only opportunity to get this gem of a collector’s piece!
If you’re interested in purchasing it, hop over to my Facebook page and send me a message. Thanks!
As a life long Mega Man fan, I was thrilled to hear that Keiji Inafune and his company Comcept are creating the unofficial spiritual successor to the blue bomber, entitled “Mighty No. 9″. It’s a return to the classic side scrolling 2D action games of days gone by, yet has many new innovative features that should spice up the experience.
I’ve been on a total Mega Man kick for awhile now. My most recent project being this basic “Met” robot enemy. It’s the enemy that is just a hard hat sitting on the ground until you get close to it. Then, it pops up and shoots bullets at you.
This particular build has a removable hard hat so you can have the robot in either pose. If/when I build version 2.0 I would like to have it actually shoot something, probably ping pong balls, and maybe even pop up. We’ll see
If you’re interested to see how I built this, read on!
The front half of the controllers are dark blue, the back half is light blue. Black lines run along all the edges to help the color really pop. The A and B button are also painted dark blue. I even created custom overlays to match the Mega Man console design while trying to remain true to the look of the original overlays.
What do you think?
The system is officially up on eBay!! CLICK HERE FOR THE LINK
As most of you probably know, I teamed up with Custom NES Guy a short time ago and created a one-of-a-kind backlit NES in honor of the Blue Bomber. This Thursday, June 13th, it will go up for sale on eBay under my seller ID: platinumfungi4ijw
This will be your ONLY CHANCE to grab this fully functioning PROTOTYPE design.
Stay tuned for more updates! I’ll be posting them every day until the auction begins
I have been thrilled by the amazing feedback I’ve received about this custom NES since I went public with it earlier this month I thank each and every one of you that have sent me messages, ‘Liked’ my Facebook page, and shared my work on your websites and with your friends. It truly means a lot to me. Your positive comments and support keep me motivated to continue creating NES art.
Due to popular demand, I have decided to auction it off in about two weeks. I will keep you updated as we get closer to the date, and eventually post the link to the auction both here and on my Facebook page. I will also soon publicly show the as of yet unseen custom controllers that go along with this system! I hope you all enjoy them.
Stay tuned, and THANK YOU ALL for your support!