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Posted on Nov 1st 2021 at 06:02:39 PM by (russlyman)
Posted under diy, cosplay

Halloween is over, but lets keep the spooky alive. A few years back I made a NES Jason cosplay in all its purple glory. It was received well and I had always wanted to continue the trend. Well I finally finished my version of NES Freddy with is orange color scheme. I hope you enjoy the DIY of this cosplay

https://youtu.be/7sjiN7wY6wE



Posted on Oct 5th 2021 at 08:00:00 AM by (russlyman)
Posted under nes, nintendo


I made this custom Super Mario Bros. 3 themed NES system. I used epoxy sculpt clay and water slide decals plus some Rustoleum paint. I wanted to add some 3d elements to the simple design so that's why I used the epoxy sculpt clay. I hope you enjoy the build.



Posted on Sep 7th 2021 at 08:00:00 AM by (russlyman)
Posted under mario


I wanted custom tire valve stem caps but not just any kind. These were achieved by 3D printing in a Super Mario theme to fit my car. I didn't like the look of regular tire valve stems, so I wanted to see if someone could 3D print a custom tire valve to a design and look that fit my car.



Posted on Aug 2nd 2021 at 08:00:00 AM by (russlyman)
Posted under retro games, collecting


Retro Game Collecting isn't the same as it was 5 or 10 years ago. Welcome to the first episode of Riff & Russ where we talk about what it's like to collect retro videos games now compared to when Riff and I started collecting years ago. Of course the prices have gone up, but have our collecting goals changed??




Posted on Jul 3rd 2021 at 08:00:00 AM by (russlyman)
Posted under xbox, diy, how to, controller


My friend sent me his Xbox One controller and wanted me to customize it. This was the first time I did this to an Xbox controller, as I usually do Nintendo products. He has his own YouTube channel and goes by Game Dad and wanted me to incorporate his logo into the build and use some of the colors. I ended up using some water slide decals to put his logo into the controller and some fun paint splattered on the side.



Posted on Jun 5th 2021 at 08:00:00 AM by (russlyman)
Posted under diy, tmnt


I love making over masks. I have done a few Jason masks in the past, but this time I got my hands on NECA's Casey Jones mask from the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie, but this thing is too fresh and clean. I need to scuff it up some and add some dirt to it to make it more movie realistic.



Posted on May 8th 2021 at 08:00:00 AM by (russlyman)
Posted under arcade, nintendo


I just bought a Nintendo Playchoice 10 arcade machine, with the dual monitors in April of 2021. I plan to bring it back to life some, because it certainly has seen some neglect. This is my first actual arcade, I have a Street Fighter Arcade 1UP but that is a lot smaller and modern. This thing was a beast to transport, having the two monitors made it that much more heavier than the single monitor Playchoice 10




Posted on Apr 10th 2021 at 08:00:00 AM by (russlyman)
Posted under nintendo, diy


Here is a fun video where I take my WiiU gamepad and make it look like a hoverboard from Back to the Future II. I used the website www.DecalGirl.com and my buddy Tom Ryan who is an artist friend to help me with the rendering of the graphic. Overall it makes it a great piece to  have in my game collection. Hmmm maybe a flux capacitor WiiU console skin next ?



Posted on Mar 5th 2021 at 08:00:00 AM by (russlyman)
Posted under sega, DIY


The Punisher game on Sega is a fantastic game. I was excited to make a custom Sega controller with a Punisher theme to it. He is certainly a gritty, rough guy, so the controller had to reflect that. I used a drill, two part Apoxy sculpt and some acrylic paints to make this one of kind Sega controller come together





Posted on Feb 5th 2021 at 08:00:00 AM by (russlyman)
Posted under diy, mario kart


If you guys don't know me already, I drive a custom Super Mario Kart Car. It's a 2005 Scion xA and its painted Red, White, and Blue with yellow wheels just like Mario's car in the game. I am constantly working on it, and recently I have been making appearances at kids' birthday parties with it.

Well, I upgraded my shift knob which was a BaBomb for a while, and decided to make one out of a plastic banana to resemble the bananas you throw in Mario Kart.




Posted on Jan 6th 2021 at 08:00:00 AM by (russlyman)
Posted under nintendo, shoes


So Vans partnered with Nintendo in the past to put out some cool shoes. Well Nintendo did it again, this time with shoe company Puma. They had to celebrate Marios 35th Anniversary in style. I take a look at these shoes that are a through back to the old school NES




Posted on Dec 3rd 2020 at 08:00:00 AM by (russlyman)
Posted under switch


I thought it would be fun for my Top 3 Tuesday to talk about the Top 3 Mario Games on the Switch I think you should pick up this holiday season if you don't have them already.

As a bonus, I discuss a fun Black Friday story of how I got my Nintendo Wii. I totally mess up the year and say 2012, because I looked up the Wii release date and got the WiiU released ate instead and realized after I uploaded the video 🤷‍♂️

It's still a fun time regardless.


Continue reading Mario Switch Gift Guide



Posted on Nov 9th 2020 at 08:00:00 AM by (russlyman)
Posted under switch nintendo freddy


I was given two controllers from a friend to customize. He wanted a Freddy theme and a NES Jason one. I had a blast making these controllers for him. I use some epoxy sculpt and acrylic paint to create the look on both of them.





Posted on Oct 6th 2020 at 08:00:00 AM by (russlyman)
Posted under 90s stores


Department stores that have been forgotten to the past and closed down. Lots of these department stores and retail outlets have lots of fond memories for us adults now. Growing up and going to some of these stores like Circuit City, Toys R Us, Caldor, and more, bring back a different time. Now that they no longer exist we cherish these memories of browsing their aisle stacked with toys, video games, board games and much more!



Posted on Sep 6th 2020 at 08:00:00 AM by (russlyman)
Posted under lego, nintendo


Well I'm sure everyone has seen the Mario playlets that LEGO and Nintendo teamed up on. I picked up the Starter pack which includes Lego Mario, (which you need to interact with all the sets), and I grabbed an expansion pack and some small accessories. I made a fun video of me putting it together and playing with it.



                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               
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