January 31st, 2023

Happy New Year and Happy Year of the Rabbit! I’ve spent most January 2023 working on a line art commission that you’ll see some time this year (it was teased by the author last year, but I can’t show it yet), so this update is a bit lighter than the usual First Update of the Year, but at least it has variety.

Custom Sprites:
Street Fighter: new Cammy SSF2 win pose, updated her other win pose sprite to match better with the others.
Marvel Comics: the Enchantress
DC Comics: the Rabbit enemy from Taito’s Superman arcade game
Illmosis Network – ScrollBoss: Vonetta “Vernacula” Paige gets a new sprite, a slightly modified outfit, a satchel and a last name in an all-new sprite!

All of these sprites are tied to things I plan to work on throughout the year, including a rabbit theme to celebrate the year.

Vernacula-X Glossary: Vonetta, mascot of the Info Center area of the site, threatened suggested I also work a bit on that part of the site, so I updated amazon (updated the main pic), Beat ‘Em Up (added info, main pic borrows the main menu “Brawlstreet” banner for now), Versus Mode (added more info and main pic) and minor updates to other entries.

Image Generators: All new custom sprites were added, and the following screen styles were updated…
– Vs 3v3 scene 384×224: 12 more Vs. graphics from different games were added.


My newest game-related action figure is the Marvel Legends Capcom-style War Machine (not that they mention Capcom, but we know the deal). The Iron Man sculpt it’s based on was already proven solid twice in the standard red and gold release and the special flat red and yellow PROTON CANNON edition from last year. The spark effects, also used in that Proton Cannon IM, are still great, but you’ll probably have to heat up the rubbery plastic of the biggest spark to bend it back into shape. What makes this version really sing is the use of metallic paints and plastics to mimic the sprite’s look. I’m not a fan of factory-done painted-on cel shading for action figures, 97 times out of 100 it just works against the sculpt work and only looks good if you have light coming from a specific direction (if it ever looks right). But this figure looks really close to the sprite when it’s hit with enough light, mimicking the car paint finish found in the sprites.


Ever wonder what would happen if Captain N: the Game Master had its own Netflix monkey paw-grasped revival? Friend of the site Channel 905 a take on that (and a few other things) in this video!

The lavishly animated 2.5 pixel art platformer Slave Zero X has a demo on Steam now!


Okay… I’m going to try and take a break again. A real one this time. Besides getting rest, I’ve got some new programs to learn, and maybe I’ll even take enough time to play a game again. I’ll be back at some point between late February and early March, but there may be some small updates before that.

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December 26th, 2022

It’s time to wrap-up this year of updates in the usual way: content based on toys from the eighties and some unfinished business!

Custom Sprites:
G.I.JOE: Wild Bill, B.A.T.s
Thundercats: Mumm-Ra
Toys and Cartoons:B.P. Vess (C.O.P.S., all-new sprites), Miles Mayhem (M.A.S.K.)
Double Dragon: the alley cat from arcade version of Mission 1, NES design Billy and Jimmy Lee
DC Comics: Stargirl (yes, I’m going to miss that show)

Mini-Logos: Venom (from Kenner’s M.A.S.K.) added to Toys and Stargirl added to DC Comics

All new custom sprites and mini-logos have been added to the image generators. The main “Fighter-size” generator now an 80s action figure toy aisle in the Group, Vs. and MvC ending screenstyles. It’s still a work in progress, because I spent more time searching for image and scale reference than I did working on it so far. This version’s toys are mainly centered around 1985, the last year the first wave of Transformers were still being made. I’ll continue to update this in the future, and possibly add more versions and years (like a late-eighties version with a big TMNT section) if enough people want to see that. BTW: some of the most helpful reference pics were from this post on 20th Century Toy Collector, because I was able to see how some boxes from different lines of the era scaled next to each other.

ToyBoss: My custom New X-Men/classic Cyclops Marvel Legends figure is done enough to show, so I finally… FINALLY… have a full Konami X-Men playable character roster in 1:12 scale. I’d have had this roster (and others) finished earlier if I didn’t have to practically restart my Marvel Legends collection in 2020. I also added an updated shot of the Red Skull’s crew in Data East’s Captain America and the Avengers to show I’ve got the Controller in there.

Speaking of toys, a lot of my 2023 figure hype is aimed at Jada Toys’ Street Fighter and Mega Man action figure lines. Three figure in each wave and all at a price point that won’t K.O. your wallet, and they’ll fit in with 6-inch/1:12 scale figures, so they’ll be part of my Marvel vs. Capcom set-ups. All the little details, like the Hadoken having hands molded in like the old sprites and one of the two optional heads being based on the Super Street Fighter II Vs. portraits (still some of the best art of those characters), I’m definitely hype for these. Check out this Fwooshcast episode that drops info on these and the other figure lines Jada is working on right now:

Storm Collectables is still putting out Street Fighters, though their figures seem to be in a slightly larger scale than Marvel Legends and closer to Mattel’s Masterverse and McFarlane Toys. It’s great to have options with these and I hope both companies get into more classic video game lines.


It’s time for me to thank everyone who has visited the site this year, and I’m giving a really big thank you to those who commented here, by e-mail (yes, some people do!), and on social media. There are times when my day job has worn me out and I don’t have a lot of energy to do anything when I get home, but things like your feedback, seeing pics you made in the image generators, being surprised when the pixel minilogos pop up in fan projects, and things like that refill my energy again. Take care and see you in 2023!

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December 25th, 2022

Christmas and Holiday pic with Haggar Claus, Santa Gilius, KramPoison, Santa Bison, and Miss Santa (Wonder Woman)

Christmas and Holiday pic with Haggar Claus, Santa Gilius, KramPoison, Santa Bison, and Miss Santa (Wonder Woman)

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December 24th, 2022

Just putting this here in case you didn’t subscribe to the YouTube channel, there WILL be a Wrap-Up update this year:

More toy sprites, some unfinished business (including a Double Dragon character I didn’t have time to sprite for the 2/22/2022 update), a ToyBoss section update, and more! Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and Unholidays, and I hope you’re able to stay warm!

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November 20th, 2022

I’ve been working on some pixel art commissions this month, so there isn’t much new, though I quietly threw a few new things into the image generators through the month. I’ll explain later.

Mini-logos: SNK the King of Fighters ’94 and Garou: Mark of the Wolves
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GFX Generators:
– characters: Rock Howard, Benimaru Nikaido, Chang Koehan(KoF), Choi Bounge (KoF), Goro Daimon, Hibiki Takane (the Last Blade), all in CvS-series form. Really, they’ve been in there for most of this month, quietly added over time after a frequent commenter pointed out they were missing.
– Boxes, Flyer & Posters 160×192: I added some alternate character layouts, but no thumbnail previews for them because I’m still tweaking them. If people like how these work, I’ll add them where I can (unfortunately certain Group and Vs. screenstyles backgrounds would make it VERY tricky there).

ToyBoss: Added a few more game roster shots, including incomplete rosters of the heroes and villains from Konami’s X-Men and a complete group of boss villains from Sega’s Spider-Man the Video Game arcade beat ’em up.

I’ve got all the Marvel Legends build-a-figure parts for Bone Breaker of the Reavers (seen in Konami’s X-Men as a drone enemy and Capcom’s The Punisher as a boss), so new pics of them are in the update. The newest arrival, just a few days ago, was that new repaint of the early 90’s Iron Man that comes packed with the Proton Cannon made legendary by Capcom’s fighting games. I’ve added pics including them along this shot of that Iron Man with the Funko Mega Man figure:


The Marvel vs. Capcom 2 cab is a Hasbro Fortnite accessory cabinet with labels from Shelf Presents and that 90s carpet is a RepliCade UV Base Pad by New Wave Toys (and it does work under blacklight).

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October 31st, 2022

Happy, Happy Hall-o-ween, Hall-o-ween, Hall-o-ween!
Happy, Happy Hall-o-ween, Sil-ver-Sham-rock!

Custom Sprites:

– Horror
– – Halloween III: trick-or-treaters with Silver Shamrock masks
– – Texas Chainsaw: all-new Leatherface from TCSM 1, Chop Top
– – other: all-new Candyman sprite

Raven’s Dojo: LOOOONG OVERDUE! The gallery starts with a brand-new Gore Orb sprite based on the brick-breaking character from Raven’s Terror Cube game. Also added are the Dojo comic stars Rodney and Dornail I made to help spread the word about Raven’s comic book Kickstarter from 2012. No, that “long overdue” part was NOT hyperbole. I’ll be reshading these in the future.
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mini-logos:
movies: Halloween III

All new items added to the Image Generators, where you can make screenshots like the one at the top of this post!

Here’s the DangerTerrorHorrorThon 2022 video:


It starts with a few clips of things added to the site during this year’s HorrorThon, throws in a few quick sprite displays of things that hadn’t been in a video yet, and then two theme-based displays (including one based on a favorite clip seen in other HorrorThon videos). The rest of the video shows movie-related sprites character-by-character in a display based on the “Horror vs. Horror 2” print, showing the sprites of the select screen characters who have full sprites.


The West Mansion Splatterhouse site has been adding lots of new things recently, but the crown jewel of additions has just dropped an interview Dire conducted with Takashi Oda, the lead character designer of the original Splatterhouse game! He did more than just create Rick and the cast, as he’s also a practical effects designer on a slew of legendary Japanese movies like Tetsuo 2:Body Hammer and Hiruko the Goblin. Dire’s interview with Takashi Oda can be found here.


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October 30th, 2022

This stab at the horrorthon is ALL GAME, with a few do-overs some long overdue additions, and a surprise monster from a sequel.

Custom Sprites:

Altered Beast: humanoid non-powered-up player 1 & 2
Castlevania: all-new Carmilla (Rondo of Blood) and Succubus (Symphony of the Night)
Splatterhouse: Rick Taylor in the Splatterhouse 2 mask and all-new Screaming Mimi from Splatterhouse 2

All new items added to the Image Generators, where you can make screenshots like the one at the top of this post!


Arcade Quartermaster update by adding the Playchoice-10 edition of Castlevania to the shrines! The site has also been adding background music to many of the earlier shrines, so now is a good time to revisit a few and hear what jumps out at you.

TheWolfBunny’s Super Mario Bros. NES font got a MASSIVE update with more letter and symbol characters, easily making it one of the most comprehensive 8-bit-style fonts you can find today. And it’s STILL FREE!


Stay tuned, there’s still more DangerTerrorHorrorThon waiting to find you!

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October 29th, 2022

Custom Sprites:

DC Comics: all-new Scarecrow (classic)
Horror:Evil Dead Ash Williams standing sprite updated (colors like the Horror vs. Horror 2 print, lots of other detail adjustments) and Phantasm’s Reggie (new versions in Ice Cream Man outfit with vest)
Ninja Gaiden: arcade hockey mask enemy (completely redone for hopefully the last time)
Streets of Rage: Zamza

mini-logos:
movies: Stephen King, WNUF Halloween Special

All new items added to the Image Generators, where you can make screenshots like the one at the top of this post!


Raven Perez, creatively inspirational friend of the site, has a new horror-flavored game starring his classic crew of the Dojo! Terror Cube is a block-breaking game that has the Dojo teaming up with the Gore Orb to ball-bust some bricks, and anyone who knows how Raven gets down knows it’s gonna get WEIRD (in the best way). It’s a fun game, perfect for this time of year, and a treat to see crisp 8-bit-ish pixel art in his drawing style. Warning: Raven’s Dojo is not safe for work but safe for awesome. Get Terror Cube at this link!


The DangerTerrorHorrorThon continues with another update this Sunday, so stay tuned!

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September 17th, 2022


All-new custom sprites of Batman, Two-Face (finally), and Magpie have been added to the DC Comics Custom Sprites gallery, Mini-Logos for Two-Face and Magpie (based on their Who’s Who character profiles) have been added to the DC mini-logos gallery, and all these things were also added to the main GFX Image Generators.

If you look at that new Batman sprite compared to the older scratch-made sprites I’ve done, you may notice that he doesn’t match 100%, mainly the cowl. Call it an experiment to try and make better Batman sprites. If it works, I’ll probably start modifying the older sprites to match probably next year.

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August 30th, 2022

I’m still on “break” but I had to add a little something to the site to celebrate the 35th anniversary of Capcom’s Street Fighter series:


GFX Generators
Street Fighter Alpha 3: SFA3 Max portraits added to Maki, Yun, Eagle, made from PPSSPP VRAM rips, as perfect as I could get them. “Where’s Ingrid?” I’ll get hers eventually. Characters who were mistakenly left off the “guest characters” list have been added: Geese Howard, Mai Shiranui, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

edit 2022 August 31st: HERE COMES A NEW CHALLENGER!


Ingrid from Street Fighter 3 Max & Capcom Fighting Evolution/Jam (and the sadly canceled Capcom Fighting All-Stars) is added to the SFA3 and fighter-scale generator.


I’m getting ready to work on some paid projects, but I also made some progress on the Guy vs. Mad Gear video.

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