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Vertigo

As seen in: Primal Rage

Sometimes I really miss the 90’s. 

(And the Primal Rage Arcade Machine that used to be in the Pizza Hut down the road)

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Legendary Deathclaw

As seen in: Fallout New Vegas

Headed out to Vegas tomorrow (for the first time!) to check out this year’s NAB show. Figured I’d celebrate the occasion with the biggest, baddest deathclaw this side of the Rocky Mountains, Fallout New Vegas’s Legendary Deathclaw.

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Hairy Gorilla Wolf Motherf**ker

As seen in: Attack the Block

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HAW-206 ‘Think Tank’

As seen in: Ghost in the Shell

Ghost in the Shell is one of those shows that isn’t just good, it’s aspirational. One of my all time favorite episodes is the one that features this bad boy, the HAW 206 Think Tank, going mysteriously rogue. In true Ghost in the Shell fashion, it’s not just an awesome mech, it’s an awesome mech with a twisted, ambiguous, and bittersweet backstory. So pretty much all my favorite things in one well-armed, spider-legged, unstoppable package. 

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Unknown cryptid

As seen in - AGM Heartland

As I’ve said before, I loved Neill Blomkamp’s movies District 9 and Elysium. So when globalsoftpirka suggested that I check out his latest short, ‘AGM Heartland' and requested the creature from the video, I was extremely intrigued. I have no idea what the hell this is, but I’m looking forward to finding out!

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globalsoftpirka asked: Hello! I love your creatures so much! I'm sure you get it a lot, but do you sell them ever? They kick butt! Keep up the great work. And while I'm here I might as well put in a possible request: you know that little short Blomkamp did called 'AGM Heartland' (it's only a minute long and it's on YouTube too)? I would LOVE to see your interpretation of the little critter from that!

Hey! Thanks for the kind words, and telling me about that short! I hadn’t heard about it, but I’m a huge Neill Blomkamp fan, and I’m excited what it’s hinting towards.

On selling them, I’ve considered it, but I’m not sure what the copyright/intellectual property situation is for many of them, and how legal it would be. I will say that they do make pretty excellent housewarming presents for when I travel to visit friends.

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JSDF Power Armor

As seen in: Ghost in the Shell - Stand Alone Complex

Perhaps a little obscure, but one of my all time most satisfying tv watching experiences was Season 1 of Ghost in the Shell - Stand Alone Complex. The tension really ramped up over the course of the season, first by having an absolutely devastating knockout brawl with a villain inside one of these bad-ass power armor suits in the lead-up to the climax, and then the heroes of section 9 being hunted by an entire platoon of them. It’s once of those images that cemented the concept of story escalation in my head, and is one of my go-to examples of how I hope I can construct similarly satisfying/terrifying ramp-ups in my own writing.

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Special Operations Unggoy (Grunt) 

As seen in: Halo - Reach

As I’ve said on here before, Halo’s Grunts hold a special place in my heart. That goes doubly so for their higher ranking counterparts, the Spec-op grunts. It almost seems like a contradiction in terms, like elite-cannon-fodder, until you actually end up fighting them. Then you learn that they. Will. Mess. You. Up. Many a plasma grenade to the face has taught me that. 

Plus, how can you not love that sweet gas mask? 

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Parasite

As seen in: Cloverfield

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Scunner (Kaiju)

As seen in: Pacific Rim

A partner to last week’s creation, this was probably my favorite Kaiju from Pacific Rim. Sadly he didn’t get a lot of screen time, but that hammerhead face, those sweeping blades around his head, the tyrannosaurus like second arms emerging from his chest, what’s not to love?