Posts in category: Fan Material

Crowdfunding Begins for Zelda Inspired Clothing Line

vdiR Volante Designs is going to be releasing a full line of Zelda inspired clothing from the costumes it has provided for the upcoming Hang ‘Em Hyrule mini-series. It has dubbed the line “Legends of Time” as an extension of its Legends collection of designs inspired by other video games, comic books, films, and animes. The Legends of Time line has not launched yet, but Volante Designs has a self-hosted crowdfunding platform set up to get it ready for production, here. See some of the already showcased designs after the jump!

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Hang ‘Em Hyrule Western Style Zelda Mini-Series Trailer

IMG_1538 Ever wonder what the Legend of Zelda would be like had the whole series been made in a cheesy Western style like the Hidden Village? You’ll only have to wonder for a little while longer, because we’ll soon be seeing a Spaghetti Western style Legend of Zelda tribute series from Youtube’s beatdownboogie. For a little taste of the bearers of the Triforce as cowboys and cowgirls, check out the trailer for the aptly named Hang ‘Em Hyrule film series after the jump!

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Bent Pins Comic: Tamer of Winds

2533686-1377194301-4Lyon over at Bent Pins has recently posted one of his regularly produced comics, and it features an average night for Link in The Wind Waker. As he notes in the description, it is not a funny comic, like his usual material, but still a cute little comic nonetheless.

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Akira Himekawa Pays Tribute to Iwata and You Can Too

iwat2 As most gamers already know, Nintendo President Satoru Iwata passed away last Sunday. For those of us who may not know how to express our grief over this loss, a good idea would be to put your thoughts down in writing. Tokyo Otaku Mode is sending fan messages of thanks, farewell, and support concerning Iwata’s passing to Nintendo and to Iwata’s family members. All you have to do to be a part of this is add your message to the comments on Tokyo Otaku Mode’s Facebook post, here.

Akira Himekawa, creator of many official Legend of Zelda mangas has contributed heartwarming artwork to honor Iwata’s memory. Accordingly, you may also contribute original artwork with your message. Messages will be accepted until July 20th at 11:59 am PDT. To read specific procedures and see Himekawa’s full tribute artwork, hit the jump!

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“3rd Quest” Mod Being Made for Ocarina of Time

largeA modding team is busily working on a custom mod for Ocarina of Time, giving us, essentially, a whole new game. The project is called 3rd Quest, and is to have brand new locations, dungeons, puzzles, music and more, all running on Ocarina of Time‘s engine. This could turn out to be one very impressive mod, so make sure to check out their site for updates!

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KAZOO’d: Tal Tal Heights Kazoo Cover

c8c5123772002f5e90f855681d827d9eYouTuber Tsuko G., known for his KAZOO’d series of game music covers played on kazoo, has once aain return to Zelda music, this time choosing Tal Tal Heights’ theme from Link’s Awakening. The upbeat nature of the original tune gives you the obvious adventurous feeling that the game location was meant to have, but hearing this theme, or any music really, played on kazoo just brings out something really hilarious in this classic background tune.

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ZD Top 5 – Comedic Relief Characters

For this week’s ZD Top 5, we asked staff members an open-ended question: Who are your Top 5 comic relief characters in the Zelda series? These characters could either be central to the main plot of the game (spoiler, Link himself was chosen in one case!) or have no apparent relevance to the main plot (for instance, Tingle). What resulted from the posed question was a collection of characters and moments that provided levity and occasional laugh-out-loud humor in otherwise serious quests to save the world.

Which characters got you laughing? Which were most memorable for the humor they brought to the games? Add your own voices in the comments.

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Link’s Health Trouble

95595898YouTube member MaGGoT4th recently uploaded a new animation starring Link titled Link’s Health Trouble. The video depicts a beautifully rendered Link attempting to grab an extra heart from a speedy cucco who keep running off over and over again only to lose it again to Skull Kid.

Jump inside to check it out for yourself.

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Link Bottle Cap Art

Screen Shot 2015-07-07 at 8.14.47 AMThere are so many creative ways that many Zelda fans across the world show their appreciation for this much beloved series. The latest of these imaginative endeavors we’ve found to share with you comes from imgur, where an image of our green clad hero has been recreated using bottle caps. This very dedicated individual has used 750 different bottle caps to create the image of Link which you see inside the frame. Thats a lot of beverages! Makes you wonder; did they have help with all those beverages, or where they just really thirsty?

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Zelda Merchandise in Loot Crate’s July Box and Mega Crate

Capture3 This month, Loot Crate, a service that mails subscribers a monthly gift box full of unknown nerdy merchandise, is sending out a box dubbed “Heroes 2” as a sequel to last year’s “Heroes” themed box. This time around our hero of legend is being honored with a “a licensed Legend of Zelda wearable” in Loot Crate’s standard July box. But that’s not all, as the one lucky subscriber who receives July’s Mega Crate will be sent a “Legend of Zelda shield backpack, Triforce wallet, beanie & scarf set.” Also, non-subscribers still have 15 days to order July’s crate! For more details, hit the jump.

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Ocarina Of Time Inspired Bar-Top Arcade Cabinet

Screen Shot 2015-06-30 at 3.24.57 PMEver want to build your very own bar-top arcade cabinet? Have some spare time and want to create an epic The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time themed cabinet all for yourself? Well, now you can! Phrazelle, an Instructables user ( a site where you can share your DIY projects for the world to see), has created his very own Zelda inspired cabinet and shared the entire process with detailed instructions and images. The finished product looks absolutely spectacular and seems to have been a pretty big feat to tackle as the entire thing was made by just him and his father. Head past the jump to check out some pictures of the process.

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Auditions Being Held for Skyward Sword: The Movie

ssmov Zelda Universe is holding auditions for its next film project, Skyward Sword: The Movie. This project is similar to ZU’s Hyrule Warriors: The Movie, in that Lead Media Editor Alexander Trevino is auditioning voice actors who will dub over all of the cutscenes from Skyward Sword and these will be strung together into a full length film. Auditions are open to the public from June 25th through July 9th, and audition tapes can be sent in here. For more details, hit the jump!

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ZD Gallery: The Zelda Synthetic Orchestra

8372_link_and_the_wind_waker Welcom back, Zelda fans, to the newest installment of ZD Gallery! Every other Sunday we select an artist who’s created something inspired by The Legend of Zelda and showcase them and their masterpieces! So this week, allow us to introduce Blake Robinson. Robinson’s YouTube channel, The Synthetic Orchestra, is the home of his many covers- and even some of his own original work- that he’s created using synthetic instruments. His covers range from television series like Dexter to video game franchises like Final Fantasy and, of course, Zelda. In fact, Robinson currently has twenty-four orchestrated songs from the Zelda franchise and has no desire to stop there.

Go ahead an make the jump to check out some of his work!

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Jurassic Cuccos T-Shirt

81980-210x210 Have you seen the new Jurassic World movie yet? Well, if not, I’m sure you’ve seen the #PrattKeeping meme that has been circulating the internet in which people mimic Chris Pratt’s defensive pose against three dinosaurs but with other animals. Kayden007 seems to have joined in on the fun, as our beloved Zelda series has a fearsome creature of it’s own. The surprisingly aggressive Cucco. And Kayden007’s T-shirt design features Link prattkeeping against three rather angry-looking Cuccos.

You can find this design over on Qwertee where designs need votes in order to be sold by the website. Currently, this design is at 357 votes, and Qwertee usually decides on the most voted for design for it’s t-shirt sale of the day. If you’re interested in adding this comical piece to your collection of Zelda duds, I suggest you head on over and place your vote!

Source: Qwertee

Custom Ganon Action Figure

Ganon-Boar-Twilight-Princess Marvel enthusiast Craig Warrack has quite an interesting passion. If you were to visit his YouTube channel, not only would you find several videos on reviewing brand action figures of either favorite heroes or favorite villains, but also videos showcasing the actions figures he’s created himself. Figures that, dare I say, might even be better than what you can buy at a toy store. Included in his collection of custom action figures- and quite recently finished- is none other than the King of Evil, Ganon!

Make the jump for the mechanics and to check out the process of Warrack’s stunning work!

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