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The ‘Backlit Metroid NES’ – a tribute for the #metroidcelebration

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This one-of-a-kind Metroid themed NES was created as a collaborative project between myself and Noel McEwen of ‘Airbrush by Noel McEwen’. We just unveiled it yesterday during the first day of the Metroid Celebration – #metroidcelebration.

We’re both big Metroid fans, and wanted to try and create an art piece that captured the spirit of playing the game. In preparation for this project, I played though Metroid and took note of what stood out the most to me. The final battle through Tourian, and then against Mother Brain, seemed a fitting scene. It’s absolute chaos compared to the rest of Zebes, and the first time you get that far you’re probably going to die. You just have no idea what to expect. The flurry of enemy fire and the lava hazards create one heck of a final NES boss confrontation.

Read on for more info and photos!
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THIS THURSDAY, JUNE 13TH – The auction begins!!

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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 :D


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GOING UP FOR AUCTION soon – The Backlit Mega Man 25th Anniversary NES

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I have been thrilled by the amazing feedback I’ve received about this custom NES since I went public with it earlier this month :D 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!

Ryan Fitzpatrick
aka Platinumfungi


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Backlit Mega Man 25th Anniversary NES

Attention: My server is melting from all the traffic about this Mega Man NES. Thank you to everyone who is sharing this. I’ve removed most of the pictures from this page to restore the site, so if you want to see all the photos please click this link!

Facebook photo album link of all the pictures so my server doesn’t explode! click here


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The year is 2013, and a super robot named Mega Man is celebrating his 25th anniversary.  In honor of this special occasion I present to you this one-of-a-kind NES. From one Blue Bomber fan to another, I hope you enjoy my creation.

See lots of photos and the back story after the break.

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