PacificTradingPost is a website by a gentleman who obtained autographed photos and prints from various actors, developers, and writers by going conventions or contacting personalities directly. He makes these signed prints available for sale. Turns out he knows how to contact a LOT of the Star Fox voice actors and actresses.
As you can see on the Star Fox series page, he has about a dozen different autographed prints for sale, including the signatures of:
- Ben Cullum - Falco (Star Fox Adventures)
- Bill Johns - Falco (Star Fox 64)
- Dave White - ROB64, General Pepper, Pigma, Attack Carrier Captain (Star Fox 64)
- Estelle Ellis - Krystal (Star Fox Adventures)
- John Silke - General Scales (Star Fox Adventures)
- Lyssa Browne - Slippy (Star Fox 64)
- Mike West - Fox McCloud (Star Fox 64)
- Rick May - Peppy (Star Fox 64)
- Steve Malpass - Fox McCloud (Star Fox Adventures)
Estelle Ellis specifically signed three Krystal prints:
- Star Fox Adventures Poster Print - £40, or about $52
- Krystal Dinosaur Planet Print - £40, or about $52 (Note: she didn't actually voice this version of Krystal.)
- Krystal Promo Wallpaper Print - SOLD, sorry
There are a couple other sold Star Fox prints listed on the Rareware Page. If you are interested in any of these prints, you can contact the PacificTradingPost via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. He ships internationally and accepts Paypal.
As with the Arwing and Fox McCloud rigs, SAB64 has made more Star Fox models available for use in MMD. There's the Fully Rigged Falco model from Brawl, and the Landmaster Rig which has animations for the treads and wheels. I presume it also has bones for other movements, such as adjusting the cannon. The Landmaster Rig is also a modified version of the Landmaster found in Super Smash Bros Brawl. Downloads for both of them are found on the gallery pages.
Nintendo is celebrating the announcement of Star Fox 2 for the SNES Classic and the 20th anniversary of Star Fox 64 by hosting an... odd sale on Star Fox games. Rather than simply putting the games on sale, you have to spend MyNintendo points to get some percent off the price. Never seen anything like this before. Oh well, if you have the coins and don't have the games, here's a way to save a bit of money on the three most recent Star Fox games in the series. The offer lasts until December 1st, 2017. Here's the original announcement.
- Star Fox Zero - 30% off for 110 points
- Star Fox 64 3D - 30% off for 90 points
- Star Fox Command (Wii U) - 40% off for 30 points
SchattenKitsune666 is at it again. Having discovered GreyFireFox's Rig, and having a need for a similarly modeled Fox rig for Fox and Krystal duets, he decided to start with the ripped 3D meshes from Star Fox Adventures (detailed here), and improve them from there. At this point, he's got very basic rigs for both Fox and Krystal. Krystal has tail physics and full-body fur. He still has a long way to go, but I hope to see more soon from him. Also, amusingly, SchattenKitsune666 has an interesting solution to the potential wardrobe malfunction problems with Krystal's loincloth.
I don't always find speedpaintings and speeddrawings when they come out because I'm primarily looking on YouTube. For example, this speedcolor of a Krystal commission by artofmatthew was posted on Instagram almost a year ago. In this quick video, the artist colors the already-drawn Krystal sketch.
Update: Whoops! Looks like I had already posted about this. The video had been placed on YouTube after all. Sorry about that!
Once again, sorry for the delays. Still having a hard time getting back in the swing of things. This time my air conditioner went out here in Texas. It was over 90 degrees inside, at night.
Quick, funny video animation from TheIronGauntlet. I think I need a Krystal plushie now.
Thanks to Mr. Brownstone for the heads up.
Modder ShadowSnake has taken on the huge task of converting the high poly LittleDragon Krystal rig to work as a Smash 4 playable character. He is going to use Palutena (the game's lone staff user) as the base character, so Krystal should have her staff. Other features will include a modded height to make her as tall as Fox and Falco, rigged facial expressions, moving eyes, a voice pack, and a rigged tail (hooked to the dress bones of Palutena). ShadowSnake is also considering her Star Fox Assault jumpsuit as an alt skin. If this gets completed, it will be one of the most impressive mods for any character in Super Smash Bros Wii U!
The mod is at approximately at the 20% mark. You can read more and follow progress on the GameBanana Listing.
ShadowSnake himself emailed me with the announcement, so I hope we'll see more from him in the future. Speaking of emails, there are currently 632 in my inbox. I got some very cool emails from some of you while I was away and will be responding to them soon. Sorry for the delay.
It seems the world of Star Fox Adventures Speedrunning is heating up! Last month, JubJub62 beat his own record again, completing the game in only 4 hours and 26 minutes. Now, a new glitch has been discovered that can allow the player to skip almost all of the game, resulting in a run by Keanu Buze where Star Fox Adventures is completed in only 18 minutes and 46 seconds.
A couple days ago, an unexplained eight year old glitch was formally understood by the speedrunning community. As I understand it, the glitch allows data from one save file to be used in another save file under certain conditions after the player character reloads the scene (such as warping or jumping off a cliff). In one case, the glitch "Event Storage Warp" (ESW) will allow a user to skip from the first visit to the Walled City to the second visit, skipping all of the events between the two visits in a normal playthrough. The other glitch, "Reverse Event Storage Warp" (RESW), uses the same idea, but with the second save file containing the save of a nearly completed game. As a result, the glitch can allow the user to skip from Krystal's section of the beginning of the game, right up to the final boss.
For now, the speedrunning community is debating whether one or both glitches should be allowed in speedruns. Most likely, they will allow ESW glitches in standard runs and make a new category for RESW runs. With RESW (aka the Krystal Corruption Glitch), the game is now effectively "broken" in the same way that The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time is broken (with it's current world record of 17 minutes and 9 seconds).
Hi friends. I have been away for a few weeks. Sorry about that. I know it's lame to post about why I haven't been posting, instead of just posting again, but I feel I owe you some kind of explanation due to the suddenness and completeness of my disappearance.
I have had a lot more than usual on my plate in real life. I'm finishing up my fifth trip out of town in only five months. I've had several family visits that took up my whole weekends that I would otherwise have used to get the site caught up. In the last two weeks, I've been to three different doctor appointments and had a minor surgery. I'm totally fine by the way, so don't worry. But this sort of thing means some delays, pain, and medication that prevented me from updating like I should. Every time I think about updating the site, I think about just how much actually has to be done, and that just made me want to put it off until later. I just needed the rest, you know?
The rest of my current trip should be relatively uneventful. Once I get back home, I am actively striving to have no major events or travel for over two months! With that kind of stability, I hope to not only keep the site regularly updated every day, but also make good progress on some of the larger projects that span more than one post.
Thank you guys for your patience. See you in the morning!
This Krystal charm is one of several that feature different Star Fox characters by Saraba Tikyuuyo. It's fairly rare to see a physical item like this for Krystal, even an unofficial fanmade one. Unfortunately, according to the charm item listing, the charm is sold out. Fortunately, the item is listed as an "on-demand" product. In theory, more of these could be made. The charm costs 800 yen, or just over $7.
As for other items, there's this Krystal and Fox card holder by Kabe Tea Shop.
Thanks to Smokey for the heads up.