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@  unluckiness : (26 February 2017 - 09:25 AM)

better than the current ones at least

@  Rycochet : (26 February 2017 - 09:08 AM)

90s Nicktoons were awful.

@  LBD "Nyt... : (26 February 2017 - 08:16 AM)

Yeah, I'd get really pumped to watch it and the other Nicktoons.

@  lastmaximal : (26 February 2017 - 08:04 AM)

You digdug?

@  LBD "Nyt... : (26 February 2017 - 07:40 AM)

Hate watching stuff like that.

@  LBD "Nyt... : (26 February 2017 - 07:40 AM)

Also, I digged Doug. Mostly for the ancillary characters, though. Doug himself is one of those characters who gets into situations that make YOU feel embarrassd. Like Fred Savage on The Wonder Years.

@  LBD "Nyt... : (26 February 2017 - 07:39 AM)

@PlutoniumBoss *Pinwheel fistbump*

@  LBD "Nyt... : (26 February 2017 - 07:38 AM)

I remember Today's Special. The Toronto part was something of a revelation from my wife and her family when I came here.

@  ShadowMan024 : (26 February 2017 - 02:34 AM)

In hindsight, I'm pretty sure Miss Frizzle was a Time Lord.

@  ShadowMan024 : (26 February 2017 - 02:34 AM)

I got into science because of Magic School Bus.

@  TM2-Megatron : (25 February 2017 - 11:25 PM)

Anyone else remember Puttnam's Prairie Emporium? Not sure if it aired outside Canada

@  TM2-Megatron : (25 February 2017 - 11:21 PM)

Today's Special was a favourite of mine. Some of it was actually filmed at a department store here in Toronto

@  PlutoniumBoss : (25 February 2017 - 10:34 PM)

Eureka! and Start Here were awesome too.

@  The Doctor Who : (25 February 2017 - 09:59 PM)

I remember watching Newton's Apple on PBS. That's where I learned about thermal insulation layers and why things change temperature faster when you blow on them.

@  MrBlud : (25 February 2017 - 09:51 PM)

Today's Special was my jam!

@  PlutoniumBoss : (25 February 2017 - 09:48 PM)

Pff. I remember Pinwheel and Today's Special.

@  Paladin : (25 February 2017 - 09:47 PM)

my first Nick show was "Eureka's Castle."

@  MEDdMI : (25 February 2017 - 08:00 PM)

You're all making me feel old

@  ShadowMan024 : (25 February 2017 - 07:58 PM)

And Rocko's Modern Life was WAAAAAAAAAAAAAY better.

@  ShadowMan024 : (25 February 2017 - 07:57 PM)

Hey Arnold! was better.

@  Echowarrior : (25 February 2017 - 06:42 PM)

And then bought out by Disney.

@  Echowarrior : (25 February 2017 - 06:42 PM)

It certainly wasn't a terrible show. I think it was just overshadowed by its contemporaries.

@  TheMightyMol... : (25 February 2017 - 06:19 PM)

I mean, it's not like it was bad, it was just kinda....there. Not especially memorable.

@  TheMightyMol... : (25 February 2017 - 06:18 PM)

That requires us to remember that Doug happened, though.

@  TriBlurr : (25 February 2017 - 01:04 PM)

Just send him to whatever world the Cartoon Doug took place in. Lots of purple people there

@  unluckiness : (25 February 2017 - 03:55 AM)

It's gonna go hungry after eating that mind-control guy

@  Waspinator : (25 February 2017 - 03:49 AM)

It's eating purple people and it sure is fine.

@  TheMightyMol... : (25 February 2017 - 02:27 AM)

It's a one-eyed, one-horned, flying, purple people eater!

@  Pennpenn : (25 February 2017 - 12:43 AM)

But it's purple?

@  Noideaforaname : (25 February 2017 - 12:28 AM)

Allspark's just a mean green mother from outer space, and it's BAD!

@  ShadowMan024 : (25 February 2017 - 12:10 AM)

Shut yo' mouth!

@  Patchouli Kn... : (24 February 2017 - 11:19 PM)

The Allspark is one bad mother...

@  Foffy the Sheep : (24 February 2017 - 10:09 PM)

My Allspark has never heard of a mother.

@  BlackMax : (24 February 2017 - 09:28 PM)

My mother has never heard of an Allspark.

@  The Doctor Who : (24 February 2017 - 08:54 PM)

This is your mother on Allspark drugs.

@  Bass X0 : (24 February 2017 - 08:42 PM)

This is your Allspark. This is drugs. This is your Allspark on drugs.

@  unluckiness : (24 February 2017 - 08:33 PM)

"if i was a mom, this would be shocking."

@  TheMightyMol... : (24 February 2017 - 06:37 PM)

Your MOM is Patrick!

@  ShadowMan024 : (24 February 2017 - 04:39 PM)

NO! THIS IS PATRICK!

@  PlutoniumBoss : (24 February 2017 - 02:56 PM)

https://www dot youtube dot com/watch?v=NlMT-oEIQuo

@  TheMightyMol... : (24 February 2017 - 02:53 PM)

He's a complicated man, and no one understands him but his woman.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (24 February 2017 - 02:50 PM)

No, this is Patrick.

@  Rycochet : (24 February 2017 - 12:52 PM)

This is 29 Acacia Road, and this is Eric, the schoolboy who leads an exciting double life. For when Eric eats a banana, an amazing transformation occurs.... Eric is Bananaman, ever alert for the call to action!

@  Robowang : (24 February 2017 - 12:22 PM)

Peter Piper picked my pecker

@  RichardT1977 : (24 February 2017 - 11:31 AM)

This script is batnanas. B-A-T-N-A-N-A-S.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (24 February 2017 - 08:27 AM)

Bats in SPAAAAAAACE!

@  Waspinator : (24 February 2017 - 02:58 AM)

breathes in space

@  MEDdMI : (23 February 2017 - 10:40 PM)

Banananananananaaabatman

@  ShadowMan024 : (23 February 2017 - 10:28 PM)

Batamarangutan.

@  The Doctor Who : (23 February 2017 - 08:30 PM)

Batamarang


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#181 ZacWilliam1

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 07:55 AM

Trying to keep the momentum going we turn towards less "friendly" territory. Hailing from the Fun-Pub Wings universe we get a massive beast of the Decepticon homeland.




It took me a long time to zero in a design for this guy that I liked, but I'm really happy with the finished product. Have a bunch of Gearwulf sketches from working on this, so maybe they'll be next...


-ZacWilliam, feels like the text here was getting a bit fuzzy at the larger size (cant imagine why, didn't do anything different than usual) but I kept the image a bit smaller to try and compensate.
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Posted 30 October 2012 - 10:17 AM

Okay, favorite entry ever right here. Obviously. icon-silverbolt.gif icon-silverbolt.gif

#183 Tindalos

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 10:46 AM

I love your description of Krystar, and it sounds a fascinating place.

I do kinda wonder about part of the Ice Bear's transformation: Its hind legs, do they combine with the fore-legs to create the arms? Do they just get folded away somewhere? Do they become its bipedal jaws; as a kind of mirror to its quadrupedal jaws, which become the bipedal hind legs?

(Also, the bipedal head makes me think of Lugnut for no apparent reason, kind of neat, even if not intentional.)

#184 ZacWilliam1

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 12:00 PM

QUOTE(Tindalos @ Oct 30 2012, 11:46 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I love your description of Krystar, and it sounds a fascinating place.


Thanks. icon-hotrod.gif I wanted to do another entry that reminded me of the Titanium Moosebot, but I didn't want to revisit the exact same environment. Setting it at the opposite pole in Kaon seemed like a good idea. I tried to throw a bit of Russian/Siberia into it since it's Kaon and that's kind of thematically appropriate. Though I admit a good bit of Skyrim bleed through as I was thinking about it as well. I almost wanted to find a way to reference the upcoming "Dovahkinn" Bulkhead remold, but didn't get a chance.

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I do kinda wonder about part of the Ice Bear's transformation: Its hind legs, do they combine with the fore-legs to create the arms? Do they just get folded away somewhere? Do they become its bipedal jaws; as a kind of mirror to its quadrupedal jaws, which become the bipedal hind legs?


The quadruped head becomes the biped legs, yes. The quadruped front paws fold up a bit to make the biped arms. It's a bit untraditional but I actually picture the two hind legs going different place. One opens to form the bipedal head yeah, while the other folds down and inside to make the bipedal forms belly. icon-hotrod.gif

I had a straight on shot of the bipedal mode that probably showed that off more, but I figured the action shot was more interesting visually so went with that instead.


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(Also, the bipedal head makes me think of Lugnut for no apparent reason, kind of neat, even if not intentional.)


That was one of the hardest parts of this design. Coming up with a head that looked right for something called an iron bear but didn't say "metal earth bear". Turns out when you alter the features of a bear it stops looking bear-like real quick. I'm very happy I finally hit something that worked. Now it reminds me of Buford from Phineas and Ferb a little (especially in the shot I didn't use) but Lugnut is even better really. It works with his bearlike size and his Decepticon hardliner personality. I think you've convinced me to mentally make him a Krystarian native by construction.


-ZacWilliam, was originally going to have the Iron Bears be a mechasoccer team but decided Lobbing was more "Soviet Unionish" as sort of a ping pong parallel.

Edited by ZacWilliam1, 30 October 2012 - 12:03 PM.

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#185 Tindalos

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 04:46 PM

QUOTE(ZacWilliam1 @ Oct 30 2012, 05:00 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
That was one of the hardest parts of this design. Coming up with a head that looked right for something called an iron bear but didn't say "metal earth bear". Turns out when you alter the features of a bear it stops looking bear-like real quick. I'm very happy I finally hit something that worked. Now it reminds me of Buford from Phineas and Ferb a little (especially in the shot I didn't use) but Lugnut is even better really. It works with his bearlike size and his Decepticon hardliner personality. I think you've convinced me to mentally make him a Krystarian native by construction.


-ZacWilliam, was originally going to have the Iron Bears be a mechasoccer team but decided Lobbing was more "Soviet Unionish" as sort of a ping pong parallel.


That works brilliantly, especially with Animated Lugnut's nickname of the Kaon Crusher.


And yeah, I kind of like the idea of Kaon as being a huge winter wasteland, making the settlements and mines blazing forges amongst the super-cooled air, with temperatures tending towards extremes.

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 08:50 AM

Oh they come from the land of the ash and snow, from the midnight sun where the hot forge glows! Hammer of the Gods...
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#187 TriBlurr

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 08:19 AM

I just wanted to say how much I love this stuff your doing.

Its helped give me some ideas for updating the "pets" I have in my little Beast Wars project.


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#188 ZacWilliam1

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 10:21 AM

Hey, surprise! icon-hotrod.gif

Thank the Beast Hunter's guide Hasbro released in Asia for this one. Nothing get's me excited to work on more pages than new Mechanimals being added to the franchise.






-ZacWilliam, and thanks to the last issue of the Club Mag there should be at least one more page close behind this one. icon-hotrod.gif
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#189 TriBlurr

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 10:41 AM

Nice.



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#190 Ursa Magnus

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 11:07 AM

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 10:08 PM

great as usual!

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 03:19 AM

HEY! YOU'VE MADE ME FORGET HOW AWESOME THESE ARE. YOU MUST REMEDY THIS BY UPDATING MORE OFTEN!


I love the Rusthound's face especially.

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#193 ZacWilliam1

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 03:03 PM


Thanks everyone. It was really fun to do one of these again.

I've got two or three more pages in various stages of sketching so, depending on how free time breaks down I'm hopefull there should be another page soon. icon-hotrod.gif


-ZacWilliam, what I really need is them too keep name-droping new mechanimals, I've worked through so many of the existing ones by this point.
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