Video Game Crafts ‘N Gear #76: Super Mario World SNES, Pikachu Army, Kirby Figures

[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!]

Super Mario World SNES

This Super Mario World-themed Super Nintendo didn’t exist as an official product in the early ’90s, but I really feel like it should have. It was in fact created by Flickr user ozcan, a (clearly) talented artist who turns consoles into works of art.

The iconic Super Mario World artwork is used to great effect on this bright bundle of joy, with a vibrant red finish, blue underside and yellow casing around the ports. Those colours are enough to take me straight back to my youth. Let’s not forget the sweet Koopa controller, too!

[via Technabob]

Pikachu Army

To be quite honest, I have no idea what this is. For some reason, there are hundreds of people in Pikachu costumes, scattered across a huge area. Is it a convention, a promotional event, or a deadly outbreak? Whatever it is, I have no choice but to call it art.

Looks like it’s finally time Pikachus walked alongside us humans — it’s time to embrace the apokélypse. It must be a drag to live in itchy tall grass all the time, so give them a break.


[via Sprite Stitch]

Kirby Figures

Lets face it: Kirby isn’t a difficult character to draw, or even sculpt for that matter. He’s a simple sphere of love and joy — who also happens to have an endless gut in which to consume his enemies whole (not so cute now, huh?).  But First 4 Figures didn’t just settle with crafting a pink blob with a face in their newest statue range; the Sword Kirby figure features a detailed look for the hearty hero, equipped with one of his many abilities.

Kirby wields an adorable hat and sword, atop a pedestal that looks like a chunk of an early Kirby level was taken directly from the game. There’s even a swoosh for the sword thrown in there that lights up on the exclusive version of the statue. Repeat: lit-up swoosh.

The standard edition figure stands at 16 inches tall and will set you back $220 over on the First 4 Figures website, while the exclusive version costs $240. The former is limited to 2,000 units, and the latter 850. I want one so bad; it’s like Kirby himself is trying to suck in my wallet.

[via Kotaku]

To check out last week’s featured Crafts ‘N Gear, here’s the link for #75: Super Mario 64 Lego, Pokemon Monster Hunter, Final Fantasy VII Sprites. You can find all our back articles here.

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