There are many films from the 80s for one reason or another that never had the opportunity to get their own card set, that is just a sad fact. Predator, Alien Nation, Night of the Creeps, and so many more. Which is why it’s great that talented people like Shawn Robare of Branded in the 80s is on the job and picking up that slack!
You might recall last September when he took it upon himself to craft a set of virtual cards for 1987’s The Monster Squad. Well, he has done it again but this time has set his sights on the Chris Columbus 1987 teenage adventure/comedy Adventures In Babysitting.
All images courtesy of Shawn Robare and Branded in the 80s.
I saw Adventures in Babysitting along with my Cousin Brandon back in the day when it opened on July 1st, 1987. It was the perfect film for us with it’s mixture of teenage comedy and the threatening but almost comic book villains. This movie also made me fall head over heels for the beautiful Elisabeth Shue, a crush that I had for quite a few years.
[Via] Club 1981 Channel
I really want to give a big thanks to Shawn for letting me share these cards with you but make sure that you hop over to Branded in the 80s to see the whole set. The amount of detail and work that he has put into them is more than just a little awesome!
Here is another unlikely idea that I would love to see. Take the fun adventurey style of Legend of Zelda and mash it up with Castlevania. Who wouldn’t enjoy playing a horror themed Zelda game at least for a few levels?
It looks like Sonic and Mega Man are about to have it out with Mario as the referee in this piece by Mark C. So what is Pac-Man doing crashing the party? I believe he is about to take down all three of them to prove his supremacy in the video game world. You can make this battle a reality with the addition of Pac-Man to Super Smash Bros 4 (where you can also play the dog/duck from Duck Hunt).
Sadly Mr. Do! is still not a playable character.
This bit of fan art sprung from the fertile creative mind of artist Ching who has a surprising amount of Sonic related art available to peruse online. I know that we would never get a magical mashup of these two video game characters, but boy would it be fun to see Sonic running through Hyrule at top speed swinging a sword for just one magical afternoon.
This work by friendbeard is pretty dark. In it, Pac-Man has been slain by the ghosts and they are having a pretty grand day taking photos and digging an appropriate round grave. My favorite part of this image the background where Pinky and Inky are fist bumping with glee.
It makes you wonder who the real monster is in Pac World. Maybe they should redo the cartoon again and this time mash it up with “I am Legend”.
I always found the original Mega Man for the NES to be on of the more difficult to play of the Mega Man series to play. Still, I spent hours learning the intricacies and idiosyncrasies of the game and that dedication made me fall in love with its quirks. So it is still my favorite of all Mega Man games. I am not alone in this, lots of people feel this way, including artist Einen, who had put together a tribute poster to Mega Man.
The poster features all the characters from the game and has a style that has a hint of steampunk. You can purchase a print of the poster at Einen’s web store starting at just $19.
I always thought Bear Hugger was pretty mean looking, but after seeing this work by Mathieu Beaulieu, I think I might have been wrong. This giant of a Canadian, is misunderstood and almost cuddly looking.
Just look at how adorable his tiny little paws, I mean fists are compared to his body. Awwwwwwww.
[via] Mathieu Beaulieu