Video Game Crafts ‘N Gear #74: Mega Man Buster Replica, Half-Life 2 Art. Pikachu Samurai Armour

[Welcome again to Video Game Crafts ‘N Gear! This is a weekly feature wherein I shine the spotlight on three of the best custom-made, video game-inspired projects I’ve come across this week. Whatever the game and whether it’s art, crafts, toys, cosplay, animations or anything creative, if it’s awesome enough I’ll share with you wonderful readers!]

Mega Man Buster Replica

Since the late ’80s, people have wished they could be the mighty Blue Bomber. Between 10 mainline games and literally over a hundred spin-offs titles, Mega Man has destroyed more robots with that awesome Mega Buster than anyone cares to count. Now, ThinkGeek can help you kickstart that dream, and prepare you for when you need to put Dr. Wily in check.

The Mega Man Mega Buster Gun Replica is full-sized, fits in either your left or right hand, and features trigger-activated lights and sounds. It’s also an officially licensed Capcom product. “Turn it on and you’ll hear a power up sound and watch the power meter fill up,” the product description reads. “Reach in, grab the handle, and you’re ready for action. Quickly pull the trigger and you’ll hear a single fire sound and the end will flash. Hold in the trigger, though, and you’ll watch the power meter fill and the sound intensify until you release the trigger, firing a charged shot!”

Half-Life 2 Art

Gordon Freeman is just one of those iconic protagonists: a valiant, intelligent and kick-ass character that everyone wants to be (minus the muted speech, perhaps). As heroic as we often consider him, however, there’s no denying that he’s also a one-man killing machine. This art by DeviantArt user AndyDaRoo really highlights how powerful this lone man is against an army of soldiers, robots, mutants and more.

In this accurately scaled picture, Freeman stands before all of his adversaries, all presented silhouetted form. The use of warm colours is very bold, and it’s fantastic how such a simple yet striking image can make you think.

Pikachu Samurai Armour

Pikachu featured heavily in Crafts ‘N Gear last week, being represented by a number of delicious dishes in a Japanese cafe. This time, however, the Pokemon mascot won’t simply wait around to be eaten. DeviantArt user Andihandro gets serious with the electric mouse in his Pikachu-themed samurai armour. Well, as serious as you can get when your armour is bright yellow with rosy red cheeks.

This already wins points for its originality and for being so bizarre that it made chuckle; but it’s also appears to be a very professionally made suit. There’s intense detail with the use of material, the Poke Ball symbols and the adorable ears at the top. I’d probably give a warrior like this a hug, instead demanding a showdown.

To check out last week’s featured Crafts ‘N Gear, here’s the link for #73 Food Edition: Mario Candy, Majora’s Cake, Pikachu Cafe. You can find all our back articles here.

If you’ve seen or made anything cool that you’d like to see featured, leave us a comment or send me a tweet! You just might see your name credited next week.

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