With Halloween on Saturday, I thought that it would be cool for Bitmob to celebrate its first Halloween by seeing how many talented pumpkin carvers are in the community. I’ve been carving game-themed pumpkins for the past 13 years or so, and I plan to do the same this year. 

By the way, as an update, here is a link to Part 2, with pumpkins that go way back:
http://www.bitmob.com/index.php/mobfeed/a-look-back-at-my-video-game-themed-pumpkins-from-1998-2003.html

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If any of you plan to carve a pumpkin, why not give it a game theme? Here’s an example of my work: Ryu from Street Fighter 4 — shooting a Hadouken!

Let’s start by posting pictures here, and later, maybe someone at Bitmob HQ will craft a piece that shows off the work and the artist behind the knife of the best jack-o’-lanterns.

Have a very Happy Halloween…now don’t go cutting off your fingers.

 



2008: Ryu from Street Fighter 4

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Street Fighter…

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…4. Ryu also makes an appearance.

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My Ryu is on the left, and my girlfriend’s Pumpkin Jack Skellington is on the right.

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A different look at the back of our pumpkins.



2007: Luma from Super Mario Galaxy

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Luma, just chillin’.

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Little star bits next to Luma.

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Here’s some more star bits on the other side of Luma.

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On the back of the pumpkin: Super Mario Galaxy.



2006: Wii

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We’ll start with the back of the pumpkin for a change.

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Here’s part of the front — the Wii Remote and Wii.
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The Wii console itself.
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A closer look at the Wii logo. I actually had a blue light in it, which was cool.



2005: King Kong

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Here’s King Kong looking big, and he’s on a big pumpkin.

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The word King, and on top, I tried to make it look like Skull Island.

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You can’t have the King without the Kong.



2004: Prince of Persia

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The front of my Prince of Persia pumpkin.

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POP = Prince of Persia. Simple.

Phew! If you’ve made it this far, you might be wondering, “Where are your earlier pumpkins?”  Well, those were in my “predigital-camera-owning” days, so they’re either in EGMs of the past or in my photo albums. I’ll try and scan them and load ’em up.

Update!!!  Here are my pumpkins from 1998-2003.

2003: Super Mario Advance 4
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Here’s Mario holding a shell from Super Mario Advance 4.  Not pictured too well, but somewhat visible on the back, is the title of the game.  Oh and yes, I am a black belt.

2002: Metroid Prime and EGM on CNN
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Here’s a picture of me carving out Samus Aran from Metroid Prime.
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This was a little plug for EGM, to help advertise.  Watch EM on CNN, Thursday nights at 4:15PM!  It was on one of the sides of the pumpkin.
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With such a big pumpkin, why not advertise when the game comes out on one of its other sides?  Metroid Prime drops 11-18-02.

2001: Nintendo GameCube with controller
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What you see here is the Nintendo GameCube and controller.  What’s on the back is 11-19-02.

2000: The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask
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Here I am with Majora’s Mask.  I don’t recall if I carved 10-26-00 on the back or not.  Maybe I carved MM…maybe both?  I don’t remember…

1999: Mewtwo
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First of all, that’s Mewtwo from Pokemon and me.  Secondly, it took some balls for me to put this picture online, so not a word, lol.

1998: Bowser
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Yup, here’s the pumpkin that started my annual videogame pumpkin carving tradition.  Now, like the picture from above, it took a lot of guts to put this one up, lol.  I’m proud of my work though, because I was only 13, here.  :)