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April 30, 2009

Jab Strong Fierce (Street Fighter Tribute show)


STREET FIGHTER II has been A pivotal franchise in the childhood of The Hobbyshop Hero. When the Arcade game was 1st released. They put one in the Burger king in my neigborhood (TOWN-N-COUNTRY - on the corner of Waters and Hanley) Tho I know this sounds like an Exaggeration it is far from it. We would litterally be at that burgerking all the time and to this day (No lie) I have never been beat a full two rounds In Street fighter II or Street Fighter II Turbo, Now that all changed onced they added Marvel characters and all this crazy new moves that I just never had the patience to attempt to learn all the new stuff... I also Remember Vividly the Day Before Street Fighter II was released for the Super Nintendo how Excited I was. The next day my best friend Shwagner and I went to the local Video Rental store (Video View) which is long gone due to Blockbuster shutting down all mom and pop rental shops... And we were the 1st to rent the game, and right as we grabbed it, another kid tried to fight us for it.... Ahhhhh The Memories that this Franchise has brought me!!!!!

(If you have any SFII Stories, Leave em in the Comment section, I wonder if anyone reading this was as involved in Streetfighter II when it was 1st released as we were!)

On w/ the Match!!!

ROUND 1....


Gallery Nucleus Presents
A Street Fighter Tribute Art Exhibition

April 25, 2009 - May 11, 2009


Street Fighter, for all of the accolades it has received for its refined gameplay and revolutionary stature (practically inventing the fighting genre and all), is also a damn good looking game. From Street Fighter II on (not including original Street Fighter or that abomination with "Future Ken" on the NES), the series has always been aesthetically pleasing. It owes a great deal of its look to Capcom's art team, which has seen the series evolve from the arcades to the anime stylings of the Alpha series, the fluidity of SFIII, and now to the jump to 3D in Street Fighter IV. Even their promotional materials (posters, covers, comics, etc.) are excellent works that would be worthy of display.

Nucleus and I am 8-bit are proud to present, with support from CAPCOM, a Street Fighter tribute group art exhibition. In celebration of the new Street Fighter movie and SF4, we will create an exhibition of Street Fighter influenced art that all Street Fighter, video game, and art fans will enjoy.



SF4 Tournament Details (Sponsored by EVO)
Tournament will start at 8:30PM. You must be signed-in at the front register by 8:00PM.

  • $35 entry fee (purchase and apply at the top of the page)
  • X-Box controllers will be provided but you can bring your own joysticks
  • 32 players max (sign up early to reserve a spot)
  • *Best 2 out of 3 matches
  • Entry form and registration ticket available online. No refunds will be issued in case of absence
  • Players will be matched at random
  • Games will be played on analog TV and displayed on projectors

Winners will receive:

1st prize: $500, free udon book, exclusive I am 8-bit merchandise, limited edition SF4 ChunLi Figure
2nd prize: $200, free udon book, exclusive I am 8-bit merchandise
3rd prize: $100, exclusive I am 8-bit merchandise
4th prize: 25$ Nucleus gift certificate



It's Free to participate and anyone that comes dressed in costume will recieve 15% off store merchandise.

  • judging starts at 8pm
  • contestants must sign in and meet at the front register at 7:30
  • each contestant will have a maximum of 1 minute to impress the crowd
  • skits, impressions, and props are allowed and recommended
  • winners will be chosen based on the spectator's applause

Winners will receive:

1st prize: Nucleus t-shirt, Udon book, exclusive I am 8-bit merchandise, limited edition SF$ChunLi Figure
2nd prize: Udon book, poster, exclusive I am 8-bit merchandise
3rd prize: Poster, exclusive I am 8-bit merchandise
The Artwork Below are the Select few out of the whole lot that I personally wouldn't mind owning. CLICK HERE to Visit the GalleryNucleus to View All.

Tang Heng
Purchase Link: $550.00
Gouki Will Kill You
Artist:Irineo Maramba Jr.
Purchase Link:
$150.00 / SOLD
Artist:Rodney Fuentebella
Purchase Link: $850.00
Street Fighter Kids
Artist:Kei Acedera
Purchase Link: $2,700
Static Hollow
Artist:Martin Hsu
Purchase Link: $600.00


Artist:Scott Belacastro
Purchase Link: $650.00
Life Blood of the Fight
Artist:Rodney Fuentebella
Purchase Link: $450.00

Artist:Rhode Montijo
Purchase Link: $400.00
Stare Down
Artist:Rodney Fuentebella
Purchase Link: $600.00
18 years later
Artist:Israel Sanchez
Purchase Link: $400.00
V vs C
Artist:Mindy Lee
Purchase Link: $350.00 / SOLD

And that Concludes the JAB STRONG FIERCE segment of the Post! but in no way does that mean the Street Fighting is over !!!!!!!!

Below you will Find the Classic Soundtrack for one of the worst movies ever to be made. The Original Live Action STREET FIGHTER MOVIE!!!!! Tho the Movie was Horrible, The Soundtrack had some of the Greatest and most Slept on Songs in Hip Hop Period. Unfortunately they managed to slip Mc Hammer and Deon Sanders on the same SoundTrack which to this day makes absolutely no sense hahaha. I have included the Tracklist and Download link below...Enjoy!

DOWNLOAD the 1994 Classic Soundtrack Here

[HsH] - HobbyshopHero Favorites (Recommended RARE CLASSIC)

1. Ice Cube - Street Fighter
[HsH] 2. Ahmad, Ras Kass, and Saafir - Come Widdit
[HsH] 3. Nas - One On One
[HsH] 4. The Pharcyde - Pandemonium
5. Paris - Street Soldier
6. Rally Ral - Something Kinda Funky
[HsH] 7. The B.U.M.S - It's A Street Fight
8. LL Cool J - Life As...
[HsH] 9. Craig Mack - Do You Have What It Takes?
10. MC Hammer and Deion Sanders - Straight To My Feet
11. Public Enemy And The Wreck League - Rumbo N Da Jungo
[HsH] 12. Anotha Level - Rap Commando
13. Angelique Kidjo - Worth Fighting For
14. Chage and Aska - Something There



It would not be The Hobbyshop Hero without posting countless Eye Candy / Inspiration Artwork, Photos of the Subject at hand. This post being Obviuosly


April 29, 2009

DE LA SOUL - ARE YOU IN?: Nike+ Original Run Series - Drops Today on I-TUNES!!!

De La Soul - Big Mouf / from the Nike Album “Are You In?”

From Nike, the world’s leading sports brand, comes an exclusive release by De La Soul, one of the most influential hip hop bands of the last two decades. Commemorating the 20th Anniversary of 3 Feet High and Rising, De La Soul and Nike release ARE YOU IN?: Nike+ Original Run, which is the groups’ first-released original material in five-years. The record is only available through iTunes, and is part of a continuing series of releases through the “Nike+ Sport Music” section of the store.

With additional production by Chicago-based DJ/Production-duo Flosstradamus, ARE YOU IN?: Nike+ Original Run is a unique album written specifically for runners, but its allure extends to all music fans. Posdnuos of De La Soul explains, “When we first heard about this project we were psyched on the challenge. We pride ourselves on being able to get bodies moving, so it was cool to do it with a specific goal in mind – giving runners the sonic fuel to clock some miles.” The album is now available at the Apple iTunes Music Store. - [source - HYPEBEAST]

ARE YOU IN?: Nike+ Original Run is a continuous full-length body of music that reflects the arc a runner experiences during a run. Commissioned by Nike, this new installment with De La is the fifth release in the Nike+ Original Run series, following releases by artists such as A-Trak, Aesop Rock, LCD Soundsystem and Crystal Method.

The new release features cover artwork by famed designer Joe Buckingham and an exclusive single.

The record is out now, and available through iTunes for $9.99.



Are You In? BLENDER Interview's De La Soul

De La Soul is not dead. One listen to Are You In?, the legendary hip-hop trio's installment in the Nike+ Original Run series, proves this. The music is uplifting and inspiring, and it has to be; it's meant to be listened to over the length of an exercise session. It's a continuous piece full of highs and lows, quick changes, and reprises, meant to mirror the arcs of a 45-minute workout, which is why it's being released as one big MP3. It's more than an album, it's a lifestyle. And yes, the album, which also features some production from Chicago duo Flosstradamus, is a fitting tribute to 3 Feet High And Rising, De La's storied debut, which celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. Clearly excited about the final result, the band were more than happy to speak about it, as well as their 2006 Nike collaboration, in which De La helped create two versions of the Nike Dunk, a shoe that sold out instantly. So yeah, in the beginning, it was all about the shoe...

So, how did this happen?
Maseo: You can pretty much say that it started with the shoe. After [the shoe design] we continued to do various things for Nike... performances and events. Then, another division of Nike came to us with this idea. We were definitely honored to be approached with another challenge, something innovative, something different, you know? And it fell into the line of what we’ve always done in a lot of our music which is constantly reinventing, doing something new and innovative.

Did Nike give you any guidelines?
Trugoy: Just in terms of knowing they wanted to follow a format of how a runner will run. Like warming up, do a little stretching, start out slow, go hard, slow down... the normal way that a runner will run. Otherwise, they definitely made us feel like "be De La,"... once we got to that point, it was just full speed from there.

Musically, what's it like from start to finish?
Maseo: There’s still peaks and valleys - what’s necessary for a person who is exercising to get into it... We were definitely trying to maintain the tempo margin of what Nike gave us and really just making cool songs.

Posdnuos: It did go into stages of making certain songs, having different runners who are part of Nike run to it, test it out, then give us their feedback: 'out of these songs, these work.' Alright cool, then we could build all the little bridges onto the core songs... We always try to connect our music. So doing something that's supposed to be seamless - the way Nike wanted this done - was easy in our model.

Maseo: I think the panic part was in the beginning stages. Trying to envision people who work out. Me being at home looking at workout videos and envisioning the music. And once we came in with different songs that we thought they were looking for, they gave us a nice smack. 'No, that’s not really it. We want you to be De La, but conscious of the BPM [beats per minute] margin so people can run.' And that worked out. Of course, no one is going to be working out 80 BPMs and less.

Trugoy: And even with that, we didn’t sit down and slow down our machines or find samples; we just got to the point where we thought, Let’s record music and afterward decide what’s fitting for this forty-five minute period. It’s so challenging in the beginning when you’ve never tried something... Sometimes you find yourselves trying to find the easy route out and - shame on us - De La has never taken the easy way out. It’s about creating De La music and hopefully people will warm up to it and appreciate it and understand it for what it is.

Did you try to modify an existing piece when Nike came back with feedback, or did you decide, 'Time for new stuff?'
Maseo: The feedback came back with them liking a lot of what we did, but what they didn’t like surprised us - what we thought was more in the line of what they wanted. And what we really liked made the record. So it worked out that they got the piece of De La that they wanted and what we wanted to give. It was honestly really fun and intriguing. Just as much as it was different for us, it was different for them, and everyone was just really inspired to be a part of making this great project.

Did your recent time off help in creating this project?
Maseo: Yes, yes, yes. Yeah, I really think it did - we’ve approached this project with clear minds and a clean slate. We reverted back to things that were comfortable to us - a sound and style - but for the most part we moved forward while learning a few things. I can see how this project will probably be a lesson learned for the future. I think that time off definitely played a good part.

How so?
Maseo: You know, I think De La has always been about experimenting, but the early stages, 3 Feet High and Rising and De La Soul is Dead, [the experimentation] was just without any concern and regard. And I think as time has rolled on, you find yourselves putting up some walls and not doing this and not doing that. And I think this project kinda gave us confidence to knock those walls down again... experimenting with electro sounds, not always having that hip hop feel. It reintroduced that idea, just being free and recording records in whatever style it is... country, electronic, reggae - as long as it feels good and sounds right, you know? Give it a chance.

So, what’s next?
Posdnuos: Real estate! No, just kidding. Really, continuing to help this project. As a group, we’ve been blessed when people come to us and tell us we’ve inspired them. We think Nike, as a brand, has done the same thing, so this union has really being a blessing. We are focusing on this, but are definitely looking at putting out more music, as well. This year we are celebrating 20 years of 3 Feet and Rising.

What are you doing to celebrate?
Posdnuos: Definitely touring!

Trugoy: We are working on putting together a world tour. We want to do something a little special like invading a city, a country. Going a week somewhere, just chilling out and doing a couple of things. People often say De La are great performers, but we have ideas and concepts that we just haven’t had the time to display; we want to do interesting things visually and bring some people on the road. When you work tight schedules and tours, and other people are working and you're trying to do something incredible - sometimes it doesn’t work out. So far we’ve found that there are some people who are really happy for us, our 20th anniversary, and they want to put time aside to come in with us and do some performances. And we're looking to do some production and some visuals and do something kinda impressive... Bringing our 11-piece band... Just doing something cool. I think hip-hop… it's sometimes without its cool element, and I don’t mean cool like "What’s new," but cool like “Wow, look what they did” kinda of a thing. I am guessing this year we'll hopefully have at least five of those gigs around the country, hopefully more.

How does the 20th anniversary feel?
Posdnuos: It’s almost like… Sometimes it feels like “Wow, it’s been that long?” because it really doesn’t feel that long to me. It really doesn’t, so it’s more like, "Wow, we’ve accomplished so much and been around this so long and we have music that's still being talked about today and people appreciate them." It’s a blessing because we're fans of music and there are people or groups that we look at like that - like 'Wow, this person,' or Run-DMC, or whoever - and to feel that someone could come across and let us know: “Yo, you don't know what your music means to me... it’s been the soundtrack through our lives.” It’s a blessing. It really is.

Trugoy: [The anniversary] is a great excuse to do something else. I mean that’s the way I kinda look at it. OK, twenty years, let’s celebrate, but not only bask in the light of the accomplishment, but yo, let’s do something. Let’s write a book, you know? What we're working on now is an art exhibit that we want to do, to travel around the world and bring out artists that we know are cool and hip, who are fans of De La, and let them do some art and interpret what De La means to them or what a song means or what an album means, or maybe their interpretation of an album cover. So we're putting that together now. This twentieth anniversary, it gives us a springboard to try some different things as opposed to just saying, “Yeah, we did it - give me my badge of honor,” you know? It’s a cool excuse to do some nice things.

De La Soul's Are You In?: Nike+ Original Run is out today via iTunes.


April 24, 2009

HsH presents - The Greatest 8bit Post of all time VOLUME 1

Align Center

This post is actually the 3rd post I have done since the last one posted... I just have the other 2 drafts sitting in Park waiting to be posted.... Just so you know I never forget you guys and gals =)

This post took me quite a long time and tho it was An all day event narrowing down the best of the best of what I came across all day, I must say it was in no way A hassle or time wasted... In fact I had so much fun researching for this post because I came some of the dopest material today... (Most which is bookmarked for later posts down the line) I hope you take the time to check all the videos out as they are all Different in content even tho they all share the same RETRO Gamer 8bit Theme.... On top of getting to watch and Enjoy A Bunch of dope Videos, I also Included Some downloadable Treats for you all to savor.....

Enough Words... on to the VIDEOS!!!!



Power Glove 20th Anniversary Edition

Matt Mechtley, is a video game developer by day and loves playing with esoteric peripherals. He modded a Nintendo Power Glove, originally released in 1989 for the NES. He replaced the ultrasonic sensors with an accelerometer, wired connection with Bluetooth, and original microncontroller with an Arduino. (Huh?)


8-Bit Waterslide in real life

This little Video has made quite A Splash (har har) in the NERDCore Blogosphere.
8-Bit Video Games Recreated In Boom Blox Wii

"Classic NES and arcade video games like Mario, Donkey Kong, Pac-Man, and more are recreated using Boom Blox Wii level editor."


UC Berkley Marching band video game show

{FunFact #813: Dutchmassive began his Emceeing Career during Drumline Practice for the School Marching Band}

Super Mario Bros: Game Over

Mario: Game Over - Watch more Funny Videos
See what happens when Mario leaves the Mushroom kingdom and returns to Brooklyn as a mushroom addict deadbeat plumber. Life is tough. Film by POYPAC http://www.myspace.com/poykpac_comedy

DJ I-Dee - Swollen Dome/1991
- Directed by Mykola Dosenko / Myk Dawg

© 2008 Myk Dawg / DJ I-Dee / Adiar Cor Records
From the album “Solitude”
Directed, produced and animated by Myk Dawg
"Mykola is one of my favorite cats ever, I have been secretly admiring this cat from A Far hoping to one day share Idea's and collaborate on some vissions" - The Hobbyshop Hero / Dutchmassive

DJ I-Dee - "The Right" (feat. Jean Grae & Wrekonize) Director: Jokes Yanes

One of my Favorite Tracks and Videos of all time - The HobbyshopHero!

FREE MP3: zshare.net/audio/517750014bff8717/
MYSPACE: myspace.com/djidee

8 BIT trailer - a documentary about video games

From the 8bitmovie website:

8 BIT is a hybrid documentary examining the influence of video games on contemporary culture.

A mélange of a rocumentary, art expose and a culture-critical investigation, 8 BIT ties together seemingly disconnected phenomena like the 80’s demo scene, chiptune music and contemporary artists using machinima and modified games.

Produced in NYC, LA, Paris and Tokyo, 8 BIT brings a global perspective on the new artistic approaches of the DIY generation which grew up playing Atari and Commodore 64.

Some of the artists featured in 8 BIT include Cory Arcangel, Bit Shifter, Bodenstandig 2000, Bubblyfish, Mary Flanagan, Alex Galloway, Glomag, Paul Johnson, John Klima, Johan Kotlinski, Nullsleep, Joe McKay, Tom Moody, Akiko Sakaizumi, Eddo Stern, TEAMTENDO, Treewave and Carlo Zanni.

Very Odd Japanese Version of Super Mario Brothers


A Very Fake Unreleased NES Game.

I have no idea who made this, but it would be such a fun game to play! The Kurt Russel Cameo was my favorite part being Big Trouble in Little Kurt is my favorite (b) Cult Classic Actor =) hahah

Lua experiments - Super Mario Bros. 3 Rainbow Riding

This script comes bundled with FCEUX, download the latest release at http://fceux.com

It turns Mario into a Lemming by disabling controller input and making him run in one direction until he hits an obstacle. Use your mouse to ward off enemies and safely lead him to the exit.


Megaman 9 - Rockin in paper

Stop motion/motion graphic video for a multimedia course, featuring rockman (megaman) in paper, having epic adventures in the wild world.

Music from Megaman 9 - Concrete Jungle
Rockman 9 and the character Rockman are the property of Capcom.

enjoy :)

By Nicolas Ménard
Featuring Charles Farmer



AND I LEAVE YOU WONDERFUL VIEWERS / READERS of The WORLD FamoUS, HOBBYSHOP HERO HEADQUARTERS w/ One of the Funniest Things For SuperCoolNerds like myself Since the Final Fantasy "Chocobo song" on Newgrounds like 6 years ago....

I give you...BRENTAL FLOSS'S




brentalfloss @t YOUTUBE

DOWNLOAD the MP3 of The EXTENDED MEGAMAN3Remix Plus 3 Other Classic Brental Floss Jawns Below!!!!! (Thank your Local Hobbyshop Hero!!!!!)

Download Link: brentalfloss lives in your computer..zip


(The Extra Mile to show you I really Care)

Super Mario Papercraft: World 7-3

Download PDF: Mirror 1
Download PDF: Mirror 2
Download PDF: Mirror 3

Tho I haven't quite Finished making one of these Cube Craft Type thingies yet, I have been told by the Internet that it is rather simple. I actually have A Drafted post from November w/ Dozens of Cube Craft Models (Contra Levels, Various Video Game Levels in general, Cult Classic Characters) I mean alot of really dope things for you guys but I never posted it cus I wanted to build them all myself and take pictures and just never got around to it, so in light of my Macbook crashing and still sitting unfixed i guess I will Finally get around to working on that so I can finally get that post up for you guys......

I hope you enjoyed yet another 8bit Tribute Adventure.... I really do try to only post things on here that really get me excited and inspired..... Example I started working on this post this morning around 10:30 and its now 4:22am.... now, I didnt work on this strait thru but I honestly did work on it all day on and off researching and finding dope videos..... Leave comments on which video you felt was the best and which one or ones could have been left out of this post so I know how to gauge my later 8bit adventure posts (cus you know there will be 80,000 more of these things hahahahah)

aiiight, Im Ghost...