Night Game Victors Edition – 2011 Season September 12, 2011

Like many of you I couldn’t sleep after the crazy comeback win against Notre Dame on Saturday night. I had to do something with all that excess energy so here’s your season schedule wallpaper.

Like last year’s Heisman Candidate Edition, the Night Game Victors Edition Denard Robinson Action Figure project was an audible. I wasn’t planning to create another wallpaper until the Michigan State game (and definitely was NOT going to revisit the action figure since it almost killed me last time) but with the last minute heroics and surprisingly-great-looking-on-the-team-as-apposed-to-at-M-Den legacy uniforms it didn’t feel like I had a choice. Seconds after the game ended I raised an eyebrow at my wife and she said, “I figured. Go ahead, I’m heading to bed.”

My daughter offered some enthusiastic support as I was wrapping this up on Sunday (she was drawing pictures of Denard at her little desk next to mine) and my wife helped with choices for some of the details like the small parts warning and edition number.

How it was made

I started with my original Denard Robinson action figure and modified it (in Photoshop) to match the Adidas legacy uniforms. The original was based on a Tom Brady action figure and got me into a funny legal situation with some lawyers who thought I was manufacturing them. I wasn’t and I don’t intend to despite the protestations of my children. “Kids, that would be illegal and besides, our home-based factory is not yet fully operational.”

I screen captured the action figure modifications and box creation but it turns out that my usually dependable software has an obscure bug that cost me 75% of what I had recorded. At some time in the future (or in the past if I can get the DeLorean running) I will go back and record the layer build for both versions of the action figure. It won’t be as good as seeing the whole process but it will be better than nothing.

Go Blue.

This disclaimer works 50% of the time all of the time

There is no actual action figure for sale. The action figure does not exist; it was created digitally. I’m offering free downloads of the artwork for your personal use.

Michigan Football Schedule Wallpaper 2011 - Night Game Victors Edition Denard Robinson Action Figure


  1. Awesome! Nice job of using your previous work. Funny story about the lawyers. Let me know where you are and I will come help you get the home-based factory up and running….. I would definitely buy one of these. Uh-oh, I hear those pesky lawyers planning their next threat….

  • That was a crazy game!!Definitely proud to be a wolverine. This is very nice and detailed. I only wish there was an actual action figure.
    Very nice job.

  • @Jerry & @Sena: Someone told me they overheard a boy in M Den last Christmas asking the staff, “Where are the Denard Robinson action figures?” Apparently he was pretty disappointed when they told him there is no such thing.

  • you should get this to Denard (personally) somehow. his peeps and family would really appreciate it. GREAT JOB and thanks to the spousal unit + kids for letting you work on it for us. GO BLUE!

  • @Toronto Blue: You’re right, it would be really fun for Denard to see this. I heard that one of his teammates had the original action figure on his facebook page so I’m hoping that he saw that one. I’m usually such a “team first” kind of guy, and the youth teams I coach are never about one superstar, but Denard is such a unique player and person it is hard not to focus on him.

  • This is great! I love having your wallpapers up, and now I have one that will fit all season. I have to say that ‘1 of 114,804’ and ‘keep away from children and defenses with more than two seconds on the clock’ had me laughing out loud. Great work, and I can’t wait to see what you have in store for Sparty!!

  • AWESOME JOB!!…I hope to see that as a McFarlane collectible…I am sure he wouldnt mind giving you some sort of royalties…Your digital artwork is so SWEET!!…I quickly installed it as a desktop background…and I am proud to say…My girlfriend Susan and I were there to witness a game for the ages!!..THANKS SO MUCH!!

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