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June 9, 2005 8:10 PM   Subscribe

The Monster Engine. Commercial artist Dave Devries has done some nifty work in comics and such, but his Monster Engine projects are just damned cool. Just too bad there aren't more samples. (via memepool.com)
posted by es_de_bah (11 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
that is the coolest thing ever.
posted by delmoi at 8:46 PM on June 9, 2005

I want one as a pet. Neat.
posted by arse_hat at 8:54 PM on June 9, 2005

"there is no website configured at this address"
posted by gunthersghost at 9:03 PM on June 9, 2005

I saw this on the news the other day, its pretty cool and a really excellent idea.

gunthersghost, you must be on one of those half price internet deals where you only get half the internet.
posted by fenriq at 9:15 PM on June 9, 2005

Very cool, thanks for the post. This one sort of looks like a guy I went to university with.
posted by Staggering Jack at 9:36 PM on June 9, 2005

An interesting concept, but am I the only one who found Dave Devries somewhat less than credible?

I'm referring here to the press kit video:

"The Monster Engine is a multimedia property - specifically a book...".

"Toys, video games, the sculpture market, everything is all ahead for this project..."

At the end of the video, as he pitches further books, a movie and other spin-offs, you can almost see the cartoon dollar signs pinging up in his eyes.

Call me a cynical old grouch, but I can't help feel that the thing at the front of this man's mind is his retirement fund.
posted by popkinson at 12:59 AM on June 10, 2005

Great stuff. And why should you care if he's got the retirement fund in mind? If its sellable, why not?
posted by pandaharma at 2:33 AM on June 10, 2005

I'd buy one.
posted by recurve at 3:15 AM on June 10, 2005

Awesome stuff. It must be because I love monsters, since I hate kids. And so what if he wants to profit? Heck, the FPP calls him a "commercial artist."
posted by Faint of Butt at 4:44 AM on June 10, 2005

Mad magazine did this eons ago when they built toys that would look like what kids actually wanted from Santa.

The best was a three cornered wagon. Oh those kids and their lack of depth perception.
posted by PenDevil at 4:46 AM on June 10, 2005

the monsters were good, but the superhero thing doesn't work for me.
posted by Frasermoo at 5:47 AM on June 10, 2005

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