I know I shouldn’t even bother, but I’ve been sitting here for a full minute trying to figure out how P-body got into that position and what it was that she was trying to accomplish in the first place.
Did you know that a Weighted Companion Cube smells like green apples? No, me neither. But apparently they do. At least if your Companion Cube is made from soap like this one. It also comes in Mountain Dew scent, whatever that smells like.
The Portal gun allows the user to travel within a world, but if Aperture Science tweaked it so users could cross over to the world of LEGO, here’s what the characters might look like. Flickr user Catsy[CSF] made a custom Chell minifig, complete with Portal gun and jump boots:
It seems like the Turret will be replacing the Companion Cube as the adorable mascot for Portal. What better way to amp up the charms of the respectful killing machine than by making a plushie? Actually there is a better way – make an interactive, talking turret plushie.
Came across this listing over on Etsy tonight:
“Hello [shopper name here]! Welcome to the Oberon Woodcraft Enrichment Center. We hope your shopping experience is enhanced by these lovely Portal inspired bookends. Now crafted in Poplar wood.
Redditor Corttana and her husband made these mirrors for their Portal-themed basement. They’ll take you to where you’re already at. They achieved the vortexy Portal outlines simply by looping up appropriately-colored rope lights at the back of each mirror.
Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, so make sure you’re well-equipped! Travel to the shop of Etsy merchant PaperRockScisorz and buy these awesome valentine cards, each with an adorable video game-related message of love.
How’d you like to own a gun that looks just like the one from Portal? You know, the one that can blow holes in surfaces, letting you pass through walls and objects? Thanks to artist Harrison Krix of Volpin Props (the same guy who did this awesome Daft Punk helmet), this one could be yours.
Not one to rest on his laurels, modder Ben Heck is once more “at it”, cranking out an awesome geek costume just in time for Halloween.
By rigging up a chest-mounted LCD screen and a back-mounted CCD camera, he’s created this Portal-inspired t-shirt.
So did you know that Portal and Left 4 Dead actually came out back in the 1980s? Yeah, me neither. But the guys at Gamervision claim to have dug up these “lost” 1986 commercials for the two 21st-century games.
…but they’re not for sale either. Not yet anyway.
This wonderfully apt creation was made by redditor TriangleMen’s friend using “a CnC table and spare time/metal.” The picture below would have been more awesome if they placed the bookends and books on the opposite sides of a wall.
Everyone’s psychopathic robot in huggable, squeezable form:
From left to right, that’s GlaDOS’s morality core, curiosity core, intelligence core and anger core. The plushies are made of fleece with felt and ribbon accents. They can also talk!
So, Portal was never a pile of eyeball candy or anything–it looked as good as it needed to look, with some really neat visuals that resulted from looking through portals, adorable turret buddies, and delicious cake, but it’s not like anyone was trying for a graphical feat there.
While I wouldn’t say the Aperture Laboratories radio was as iconic as – say – the weighted companion cube, it’s still got its own cult following from die-hard Portal fans. Now – thanks to the hard work of one enterprising modder, it’s been brought to life for all to enjoy.
I love the less overt displays of fandom as much as I do the building of lifesize robot replicas, so I couldn’t possibly resist hairsticks decorated with little touches of iconic images from video games.
Can you imagine walking behind someone with the T-virus bobbing along in their hair?