Denard Robinson Action Figure - Night Game Victors Edition

Submitted by monuMental on September 12th, 2011 at 9:52 AM

Like many of you I couldn't sleep after the crazy comeback win against Notre Dame on Saturday night. I had to do something with all that excess energy so here's your season schedule wallpaper.

Like last year's Heisman Candidate Edition, the Night Game Victors Edition Denard Robinson Action Figure project was an audible. I wasn't planning to create another wallpaper until the Michigan State game (and definitely was NOT going to revisit the action figure since it almost killed me last time) but with the last minute heroics and surprisingly-great-looking-on-the-team-as-apposed-to-at-M-Den legacy uniforms it didn't feel like I had a choice. Seconds after the game ended I raised an eyebrow at my wife and she said, "I figured. Go ahead, I'm heading to bed."

My daughter offered some enthusiastic support as I was wrapping this up on Sunday (she was drawing pictures of Denard at her little desk next to mine) and my wife helped with choices for some of the details like the small parts warning and edition number.

How it was made

I started with my original Denard Robinson action figure and modified it (in Photoshop) to match the Adidas legacy uniforms. The original was based on a Tom Brady action figure and got me into a funny legal situation with some lawyers who thought I was manufacturing them. I wasn't and I don't intend to despite the protestations of my children. "Kids, that would be illegal and besides, our home-based factory is not yet fully operational."

I screen captured the action figure modifications and box creation but it turns out that my usually dependable software has an obscure bug that cost me 75% of what I had recorded. At some time in the future (or in the past if I can get the DeLorean running) I will go back and record the layer build for both versions of the action figure. It won't be as good as seeing the whole process but it will be better than nothing.

Go Blue.

The images below are previews only. You can get the widescreen, 4:3, iPad and mobile wallpapers at The Art. The Art. The Art!.

Night Game Victors Edition Denard Robinson Action Figure Preview

Night Game Victors Edition Denard Robinson Action Figure Preview

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There is no actual action figure for sale. The action figure does not exist; it was created digitally. I'm offering free downloads of the artwork for your personal use.



September 12th, 2011 at 12:00 PM ^

Who said manufacturing and distribution must occur while DR is on the roster?  Once Denard leaves university, he can consent to his likeness being used and the other parties may find it attractive from a promotional viewpoint to give their permissions.  I hope monuMental revisits commercializing his work product -- it's excellent -- in the years ahead because the game itself will be almost timeless.  Correction, it is timeless.


September 12th, 2011 at 12:49 PM ^

If posbang was in effect, you would definitely have enough points to post after that effort!  Great concept and execution.  One question, does George have the same deal with the eagle/pigeon?

Edit:  Sorry about the ad, that didn't play before the embed.  If that's not kosher please delete.


George Costanza versus the pigeons by joeyguse


December 8th, 2011 at 10:17 PM ^

I couldn't help but weigh how difficult it would be to actually MAKE  Denard action's the first go that started as a Larry Fitzgerald (dreds required) Pitt Panther...I'd say it's an upgrade =)