This Master Chief, erm ... balloon sculpture is the work of Balloon Guy Entertainment and we don't have to tell you how in-freakin-credibly cool it is. Don't you just want to pop him? It almost makes Master Chief look chubby, bubbly or just full of air, not that that's a bad thing though. Don't you just want to pop him? We also just realized that a balloon sculpture like this must have taken hours upon hours to create, a crazy amount of skill and patience that we will never, ever have. And darnit, don't you just want to pop him? Because we do. We have a twisted yet totally uncontrollable urge to stick a needle straight into Master Chief's gold visor to see his face explode. Wait! Even better! We have a Needler that we've been wanting to try out ... (evil grin)
The Halo 3 Xbox 360 inspired custom keyboard (and 360 controller) shown above is the creation of Kroden who put his artistic skills to good use. It's very green, military-like and ... uh, green? We know Master Chief would be proud of Kroden's work, but we still think the CTRL, ALT and DEL buttons should have been painted red. Just saying.
[Via Hawty McBloggy]
Filed under knowledge that we never knew but are now glad we do, according to Microsoft's legal team, their Microsoft Game Studios published characters and likenesses can be used for non-profit use as part of their Game Content Usage Rules that were first implemented for machinima. This allows fans to create mods like the UT3 Master Chief legally and also puts us under the impression that Microsoft's legal team isn't as ... "evil" as we all think they are. Mad props to Microsoft for being so cool, mad props to Master Chief for being so bad ass and mad props to attorneys. Without them, where would we be?
[Via PS3 Fanboy, Thanks Chris]
Friendly eBay seller digitalworld40 skillfully crafted a custom transforming toy that blends our obsessive love of everything Master Chief with our nostalgic addiction of Transformers into one toy. Meet the Master Chief Transformer! This custom toy is an APC 117 Transformer who is artfully decorated to look like Master Chief when "maximized". Do we love it? Yes. Do we want it? Yes. Can we have it? Eh, probably not. The $200 price tag would force us to eat nothing but Macaroni & Cheese for the entire month of February. Then again, Mac & Cheese isn't all that bad ...
[Thanks, BANTHA SKULL]
Anyhoo, we're thinking some uber rich fanboy will be purchasing said Master Chief costume, probably not anyone we know and for sure not us, because bloggers aren't rich as most believe. Knowing that we won't ever get our hands one one of these, all we'd want is to see this up close and for someone to come visit us on September 25th in Fanboy Towers all dressed up like Master Chief. Ahhh yes ... we can only dream.
[Thanks, to everyone who sent this in]