Hello, everyone! Welcome back to Weekly Wednesday! Are you ready for this week's Overwatch theme? Did you tell your gaming friends? I hope so! My fiance has been playing this for a good while now, and I never really joined in on it until he got me to play one round with him. Well, needless to say, I'm hooked! It's a fun blow 'em up, shoot 'em up kind of game and is a definite stress reliever after a long day of work. I've slowly begun to expand the number of characters that I use as I start to learn all the tricks, but I do have some favorites? Can you guess which ones? I'll catch you at the end, so you can see if your guesses were right!
Item # 1 is from Moonswift
Junkrat is a really neat character and is mainly know for his love of explosives. This 3-D printed rip tire is part of Junkrat's ultimate. He hops on and detonates--hopefully killing most, if not all, of the opponents. This piece of memorabilia is hand-painted in acrylic and sealed with a protective coating. As for its size, it's rather nice. 5 inches in diameter from spike tip to spike tip and 3 inches in diameter for the wheel. Very nice!
Item #2 is from GiqueStudio
So, these earrings are for Mercy, a healer. She's primarily a support character but can shoot her enemies dead if she needs to. I personally think she's the best of the healers, but that's just me. These earrings are laser cut from maple wood and then painted with acrylic. The plus sign is for health and the arrow increases the amount of damage the character it's placed on does. Definitely a must have for all Mercy fans.
Item # 3 is from ShadinskiProps
This is another one for Junkrat. This is a replica of his frag launcher. Remember, this guys an explosives fanatic. This launches his "bombs". I think these are very on point in the colors and details and was very impressed when I first came across them. The maker can also make them in colors to match the different "skins" available for Junkrat. Skins are just different colored or themed appearances. If you're dressing up for Halloween or for cosplay, these would be awesome if you're going as Junkrat!
Item # 4 is from Rosewine
"Die, Die, Die!" is what the character, Reaper, say when using his ultimate (Death Lotus). You know if it's the ultimate for a character that it's meant to kill as many opponents as possible, if it's used correctly. This pin has double posts for a secure hold and would look great on a cork board, shirt, messenger bag, etc. I may have to grab this one for myself!
Item # 5 is from MortalityCheck
This decal is for the charcter D. Va. If you don't already know, D.Va is a tank and does some major damage. You see the bunny when she's getting ready to use her ultimate. I guess you could say it's similar to a patronus since she jumps out of her tank suit to blow it up. Like what I did there? Combined Harry Potter and Overwatch. Haha. This decal can be placed on a variety of surfaces--your car, laptop, wall, etc. It's about 4.5 x 2.5 inches in size and is perfect for bunny or D.Va fans.
Item #6 is from GearForgeStudio
If you’ve played Overwatch long enough, then you know about loot boxes. Every time you level up, you get one, and it contains 4 mystery items. Sometimes you get lucky and get a ‘skin’ for a character, or you’ll get voice lines and sprays. This item is a replica of one of those boxes. It comes in several sizes, so it depends on what, if anything, you want to put in it as far as what size to get. You can also get the box painted or not painted. Each box has a minimum of 4 colors.
Item #7 is from BabbitsBoutique
Aren't we all fans of Bastion's bird friend? Too cute! Bastion is a robot who turns into a machine gun turret. If you want to kill everything, this is who you need to play. He's also the first one you want to destroy if he's on the opposing team. I always go "aww'" when I select this character and the bird pops up there and tweets! He's a great 9 inches tall and 12 inches long. I just am in love with this little character accessory. Can he/she be an accessory if he/she is a bird? In this case, I'll have to say yes.
Item #8 is from StrawberryFieldShop
Winston is another tank in the game. He's a genetically modified gorilla-tank. He's a pretty neat character, but I haven't had a lot of experience with him. I will say the conversations between the characters are hilarious! I heard one the other day where he requests the Mercy stop giving him bananas. You can get this in either a 4x4 inch or a 6x6 inch decal. Put it on anything you like, but it's not recommended for interior surfaces.
Item #9 is from ThePaintNerd
It's another Tennessee store! Hello! This maker creates the spray art that each of the characters has. These come as 4x4 inch canvases, but there is a listing for a larger size. What's even cooler is that you can pick out the background color and make it to your liking. They've also had a protective coating applied to discourage fading.
Item # 10 is from InstantCosplay
This is not an actual hero character in the game. It's more like a detail in the background. You may not have even noticed it! It's a squeaky turnip! If you shoot them, they squeak. I really think they're just too cute! *Emoji with heart eyes* This cutie is a fleece plush ready for squeezing!
Item #11 is from LeylaPrints
This is a very nice print of all of the characters' ultimate ability symbols with the Overwatch logo at the top. Do you recognize any of your favorites? It's very well done with the equal balance of black and white and the detail of each image adds visual texture. You can get this print in sizes A3, A4, A5, A6, and 7x5 inches.
Item # 12 is from Futurescape3D
Zenyatta—I called him the floating guy for a while. He’s one I do not like playing against because I always immediately get the orb of discord! Playing him is a different story—he’s pretty neat. This display is a very detailed, 3D model of Zenyatta’s head. It is only about 4 inches tall. Blue LED lights are in the forehead portion of the model to make sure you (as the maker put it and one of Zenyatta’s statements) consider only victory. They can also scale the model up to where it can be made into a helmet that you can wear!! That’s so neat.
Item #13 is from ArtisticCole
So, Reaper kinda looks like Death. In fact, that’s what I called him when I first started playing. Hahaha. I will have to say that this sticker of the tiny reaper is absolutely adorable! I also reminds me of those little ghosts in Super Mario for Nintendo 64! The sticker is 2 inches in height, which makes it all the more adorable. Definitely need this for my stickered cabinet!
Item #14 is from bobbinslave
I think patches are pretty neat, but I really don’t have anywhere to put one (I still like them though). Maybe you can just pin it to a cork board—now that’s an idea! Show everyone what you love to play! There are multiple ways to attach this patch to another fabric (the maker suggests using two methods just in case). I personally like the heat bond—it’s easy and it’s fast. Bam! You’re done. I’ve never had any issues with anything coming off after it’s been heat bonded, but you never know. Play it safe ;) The maker also has character patches as well!
Item #15 is from KannonKosplay
Mei is a character that freezes opponents, throws ice daggers/sticks (daggers is cooler, right?), and creates ice walls. I’ll admit, she’s not my favorite character, but that’s probably due to having someone on my team make an ice wall immediately before the match started so we couldn’t get out (multiple times), in addition to not really playing her that much (I like the more violent ones I guess—especially after a long day at work). I will say the ice daggers are nice. This is a hairpiece inspired by Mei. The snowflake on it definitely tells that she’s in control of the blizzard! The piece is cast from resin, painted, and then the snowflake is attached. It does tend to be a bit heavy on one end, so make sure you have it secured very well or even stitched into your cosplay wig.
That's all I have for you this week, my friends! I hope you've really enjoyed this week's theme, and if you haven't played yet, do it!! It's fun. Only one word of advice, make sure you keep track of time...it's easy to spend 3 or 4 hours on it without really noticing (yes, I've done it..haha). Now, could you guess my favorite characters? Alright..here they are in no particular order: Reaper, Junkrat, Bastion, D.Va, Mercy. Are you surprised? If so, let me know who you would've guessed!
As always, head over to your favorite handmade site and show some artists some love!! I'll see you next week! (If you'd like to see a post on a particular topic, feel free to drop me a line below!
Until next time,
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Hi! I’m Meagan, designer for The Prickly Pear. I’ve created this blog to not only showcase my work and other crafty information, but also to give you an inside look into my life.