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Ethan Van Sciver
06-08-2008, 08:40 AM
I think it's Pikachu. Great design. He's cute, and appeals to girls and boys. I want to create something like this. :P

http://www.smbhq.com/users/sss/pics/pikachu.jpg

Glixy
06-08-2008, 08:42 AM
http://intersections.anu.edu.au/issue9/images/broderick6.jpg

Radish Spirit for the win!

http://www.aquateencentral.com/images/characters/OlDrippy.jpg

Ol drippy in close second.

Ethan, Pikachu might be more than a decade old at this point! Agggg, I feel so old! He was a video game character first!

danlomb
06-08-2008, 08:47 AM
http://z.about.com/d/animatedtv/1/7/9/C/drawn_together_Ling_Ling.jpg

Albert
06-08-2008, 08:49 AM
http://imagecache2.allposters.com/images/pic/HPM/FM289~Bender-Posters.jpg

what about bob?
06-08-2008, 08:52 AM
http://www.steward.ca/wordpress/wp-content/JaySherman.jpg

markgrayson
06-08-2008, 08:52 AM
Stewie Griffin
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/c/c5/Family-guy-stewie-griffin1.jpg

Albert
06-08-2008, 08:54 AM
http://www.steward.ca/wordpress/wp-content/JaySherman.jpg

The Critic ended in 1995!

Marcdachamp
06-08-2008, 08:54 AM
Ethan, Pikachu might be more than a decade old at this point! Agggg, I feel so old! He was a video game character first!

Other than this, I agree with you, completely, Ethan. It's funny that a Pokemon that's as random as Pikachu was ended up becoming the star of the franchise.

Yannick_B
06-08-2008, 08:58 AM
I think it's Pikachu. Great design. He's cute, and appeals to girls and boys. I want to create something like this. :P

http://www.smbhq.com/users/sss/pics/pikachu.jpg

The first generation of Pokemon has pretty sweet designs, before they got more complex.

http://nobodyhere.org/psyduck.gif

Kefky
06-08-2008, 09:01 AM
Then entire Venture Bros. cast.

Jason California
06-08-2008, 09:04 AM
http://www.planearium2.de/bilder/wallpaper-towelie-1280.jpg

towlie and friends

Glixy
06-08-2008, 09:06 AM
http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~vamshi/pics/butters2.jpg

Butters is pretty awesome.

Ashwin Pande
06-08-2008, 09:08 AM
Rusty Venture.

Well... the whole cast really... but I like Rusty more than Brock.

So Rusty Venture!

http://media.monstersandcritics.com/articles/1167779/article_images/doctorventure.jpg

Glixy
06-08-2008, 09:09 AM
http://www.claudiapuyo.com.ar/zapp.jpg

danlomb
06-08-2008, 09:18 AM
The Futurama team are pretty great.

Kurt Russell Crowe
06-08-2008, 09:25 AM
http://z.about.com/d/animatedtv/1/7/0/R/MAsterShake.jpg

Ethan Van Sciver
06-08-2008, 09:26 AM
Homer Simpson is iconic too.

Jason California
06-08-2008, 09:28 AM
Homer Simpson is iconic too.

See, I did not consider him. I thought you were referring to characters created in the last ten years.

jamestolliver
06-08-2008, 09:28 AM
Rusty Venture.

Well... the whole cast really... but I like Rusty more than Brock.

So Rusty Venture!

http://media.monstersandcritics.com/articles/1167779/article_images/doctorventure.jpg

I agree that the Venture brother cast is great. Not as widely known as the others but it is a wonderful show.

Slewo.O
06-08-2008, 09:47 AM
I think it's Pikachu. Great design. He's cute, and appeals to girls and boys. I want to create something like this. :P

http://www.smbhq.com/users/sss/pics/pikachu.jpg

You mean video game character. The game came waay before the cartoon, but he did become the most popular via cartoon.

Also he was created more than 10 years ago.

Ray G.
06-08-2008, 10:50 AM
Terry McGinnis.

LordKinbote
06-08-2008, 11:02 AM
Homer Simpson is iconic too.

Your thread confuses me.

RickLM
06-08-2008, 11:07 AM
SpongeBob.

Caley Tibbittz
06-08-2008, 11:09 AM
Pikachu is indeed well-designed, but this --

http://imagecache2.allposters.com/images/pic/HPM/FM289~Bender-Posters.jpg
-- is the only possible correct answer to the question posed by the thread's title.

Dark Sasha
06-08-2008, 11:09 AM
Dr. Killinger.

Ashwin Pande
06-08-2008, 11:13 AM
Dr. Killinger.

AND his Magic Murder Bag!

TheHanna
06-08-2008, 11:16 AM
http://www.natch.net/misc/0407/DEXTER.gif

Ashwin Pande
06-08-2008, 11:20 AM
http://www.natch.net/misc/0407/DEXTER.gif

older than 10 years.

Plus Dee Dee was cooler ;)

Finncognito
06-08-2008, 11:22 AM
Invader Zim or GIR.

Slewo.O
06-08-2008, 11:23 AM
older than 10 years.

Plus Dee Dee was cooler ;)

No Major Glory, Val Hallen, and the Infraggable Krunk were cooler.

Roman Noodles
06-08-2008, 11:24 AM
The first generation of Pokemon has pretty sweet designs, before they got more complex.

http://nobodyhere.org/psyduck.gif

Yeah, I really used to love the original Pokemon cartoon, granted I was 7. But I still look back fondly at the old episodes.

I still enjoy the games as well, but the cartoon franchise has lasted too long.


I'd say Spongebob or Stewie are the best cartoon characters of the past 10 yrs.

Slewo.O
06-08-2008, 11:25 AM
Yeah, I really used to love the original Pokemon cartoon, granted I was 7. But I still look back fondly at the old episodes.

I still enjoy the games as well, but the cartoon franchise has lasted too long.


I'd say Spongebob or Stewie are the best cartoon characters of the past 10 yrs.

You do realize the cartoon is a spinoff of the games right?

Queen of the Ban Age
06-08-2008, 11:29 AM
http://wyrdstuff.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/04/animated-who.jpg

But then I'm slightly biased. :)

Also: any of the Transformers Animated designs. I'm especially in love with the new version of Swindle.

Nelson
06-08-2008, 11:36 AM
Ahem...






:scared:









http://img233.imageshack.us/img233/1079/carrottopxn3.jpg




Yeah, sorry. :-?

Amedeo
06-08-2008, 11:37 AM
Wow. I kind of hate to admit it, but I think you're onto something with Pikachu. The design is very direct/simple...geometrically, it's not to complex for kids to remember. You look at Pikachu and you get all the information that you need to know about it (was it a he or a she?.....do I really care?....).

Roman Noodles
06-08-2008, 11:38 AM
You do realize the cartoon is a spinoff of the games right?

Yes dude, I'm well aware of that, but the question is best CARTOON character of the last 10 yrs. Pikachu is still a cartoon character even if it made it's debut before in the video games, but all this is MOOT because Pokemon debuted in 96 or 97, making the show 11 yrs old at least.

Roman Noodles
06-08-2008, 11:39 AM
Wow. I kind of hate to admit it, but I think you're onto something with Pikachu. The design is very direct/simple...geometrically, it's not to complex for kids to remember. You look at Pikachu and you get all the information that you need to know about it (was it a he or a she?.....do I really care?....).

They've never truly established it, but you can pretty much assume that Ash's Pikachu is a he.

I used to wonder as a kid myself. :lol:

Slewo.O
06-08-2008, 11:39 AM
Yes dude, I'm well aware of that, but the question is best CARTOON character of the last 10 yrs. Pikachu is still a cartoon character even if it made it's debut before in the video games, but all this is MOOT because Pokemon debuted in 96 or 97, making the show 11 yrs old at least.

True my brudda.

Hoggie
06-08-2008, 11:39 AM
Yeah, that picture of carrot top.....not cool. You can even see his "carrots top" :sick:

Joe Henderson
06-08-2008, 11:54 AM
As far as I'm concerned, Avatar: The Last Airbender is TV's Pixar. Entertaining to all ages, smart, funny, and with a lot of heart. So I nominate Aang, the last airbender:

http://darialois.files.wordpress.com/2007/12/avatar1.jpg

Pat Shatner
06-08-2008, 11:59 AM
http://www.coucoucircus.org/da/images-da/freakazoid.jpg

Damian696
06-08-2008, 12:05 PM
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/0/01/Stripperella.jpg

19bernardo87
06-08-2008, 12:18 PM
http://home.scarlet.be/~pin03550/pictures/berkan/dexter1.jpg

modungo
06-08-2008, 01:25 PM
A few years ago I was in the Wal-Mart, and like most creepy fucking geeks I was in the toy department where i saw this crying kid with his mom. The kid had a toy in his hand. Since he was obviously getting a toy I was wondering what the fuck he was so upset about. As I got closer I heard this exchange...

Kid: (sniff, sniff)Mama.
Mother: (Sounding completely uninterested)Yes, honey?
Kid: Mama, I love Pikachu SOOO much!
Mother: I know honey.


The kid was crying tears of joy for Pikachu. I'm pretty sure that means Pikachu wins.

Joe Henderson
06-08-2008, 01:27 PM
I think it's Pikachu. Great design. He's cute, and appeals to girls and boys. I want to create something like this. :P

http://www.smbhq.com/users/sss/pics/pikachu.jpg

You should turn him into a Sinestro Corps member. :)

Hate_Prime
06-08-2008, 01:35 PM
http://media.ebaumsworld.com/picture/kyle_ex_machina/SpikeSpiegel.jpg

Roman Noodles
06-08-2008, 01:37 PM
You should turn him into a Sinestro Corps member. :)

:o That would kick ass!!!

Ethan Van Sciver
06-08-2008, 01:38 PM
A few years ago I was in the Wal-Mart, and like most creepy fucking geeks I was in the toy department where i saw this crying kid with his mom. The kid had a toy in his hand. Since he was obviously getting a toy I was wondering what the fuck he was so upset about. As I got closer I heard this exchange...

Kid: (sniff, sniff)Mama.
Mother: (Sounding completely uninterested)Yes, honey?
Kid: Mama, I love Pikachu SOOO much!
Mother: I know honey.


The kid was crying tears of joy for Pikachu. I'm pretty sure that means Pikachu wins.

Dude, imagine if you could create a character that is so endearing to children that it makes them spill their little hearts like that. That means only one thing: $$$$$$$$$$$$$.

Cactusakic
06-08-2008, 01:49 PM
http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d21/tattooednyyfan/OllieWilliams1.jpg

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GrandeMaestro F√ľnke
06-08-2008, 02:05 PM
*points to avatar*

Andrew j
06-08-2008, 03:06 PM
Assy Mcgee sticks with me.

Queen of the Ban Age
06-08-2008, 03:16 PM
A few years ago I was in the Wal-Mart, and like most creepy fucking geeks I was in the toy department where i saw this crying kid with his mom. The kid had a toy in his hand. Since he was obviously getting a toy I was wondering what the fuck he was so upset about. As I got closer I heard this exchange...

Kid: (sniff, sniff)Mama.
Mother: (Sounding completely uninterested)Yes, honey?
Kid: Mama, I love Pikachu SOOO much!
Mother: I know honey.


The kid was crying tears of joy for Pikachu. I'm pretty sure that means Pikachu wins.

That sounds like the story of my little sister. She's 17 now, and this happened about what, ten years ago?

She was watching Pokemon and they get to the title screen. It says "Goodbye, Pikachu." She bursts into tears and starts wailing "Oh NO! It's goodbye Pikachu!"

I still get on her case for that today.

Roman Noodles
06-08-2008, 03:17 PM
That sounds like the story of my little sister. She's 17 now, and this happened about what, ten years ago?

She was watching Pokemon and they get to the title screen. It says "Goodbye, Pikachu." She bursts into tears and starts wailing "Oh NO! It's goodbye Pikachu!"

I still get on her case for that today.

Awwwww, but what else are big sisters for?

Queen of the Ban Age
06-08-2008, 03:28 PM
Awwwww, but what else are big sisters for?

To take her shrimp ass to her Youth For Christ musical practice when mom and dad are out of town. That's why I get to do it.

BURKE
06-08-2008, 03:50 PM
I think it's Pikachu. Great design. He's cute, and appeals to girls and boys. I want to create something like this. :P

http://www.smbhq.com/users/sss/pics/pikachu.jpg
And he is the only Pokemon to reach level 1,000 and never evolve.

Roman Noodles
06-08-2008, 04:02 PM
And he is the only Pokemon to reach level 1,000 and never evolve.

yeah, you'd think someone would have used a Thunderstone on the little shockrat by now!

Amos Moses
06-08-2008, 04:10 PM
http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t223/ifiwasagecko/I%20Want%20A%20Crowbar/biker_mice_from_mars.jpg

niceguyeddie
06-08-2008, 04:39 PM
I think it's Pikachu. Great design. He's cute, and appeals to girls and boys. I want to create something like this. :P

http://www.smbhq.com/users/sss/pics/pikachu.jpg

and make shitloads of cash. hell yeah! i'd sell out in a sec for that kinda money.

Kevinroc
06-08-2008, 04:49 PM
Pikachu is a videogame character. The first Pokemon games came out in Japan well before the animated series began.

The first Pokemon games came out in Japan in 1996. The animated series began in 1997. The franchise (games and animated series) didn't come out in America until 1998. So technically Pikachu is more than 10 years old.

And everyone knows the best designed Nintendo character is Kirby. :)

Girlfriend In A Coma
06-08-2008, 05:24 PM
http://www.genreonline.net/Genre_files/squidbilles1.jpg

Ashwin Pande
06-08-2008, 05:27 PM
Biker Mice from Mars?

Really?