Poll Position: HeroMachine prize items!

I've compiled all your excellent suggestions regarding replacement prize items for contest winners who never told me what they wanted -- thank you all for the time and effort you put into the ideas!

I had to leave out a few for various reasons; either they were redundant, or I already had the item in question (there's already a set of jodhpurs in Legwear-Standard), or they weren't specific enough. In cases where you asked for more than one thing, I usually just took the first one from the list. If the person making the request provided a reference photo link, I added it to the choice -- just click on an image to expand it. If there was no reference provided, you'll just have to use your imagination.

So here's how this will work.

Vote for as many items in the following list as you would want to see in HeroMachine 3. At the end of a week, the top ten vote getters will become HeroMachine items (eventually)! It's so simple, even a bald hick like me could do it.

And so can you, so go do it already!

77 Responses to Poll Position: HeroMachine prize items!

  1. Danny Beaty says:

    Come on rubber chicken!

  2. Jake says:

    There are a lot of great suggestions here. I think some of these should be added even if they don’t quite make the vote.

  3. NEON_N64 says:

    The poll loads the options in a random order every time?

    Nice touch.

  4. Come on Jack O’ Lantern head!!! Oh baby please!!!
    Also Jake has a point….

  5. Haxxx says:

    Why can’t I see the poll?

  6. spidercow2010 says:

    @Haxxx: I believe that you see the results only after you vote. You may have already discovered this for yourself.

  7. Haxxx says:

    I I can’t see the actual poll, at all. I can’t vote because it isn’t there

  8. Haxxx says:

    Oh! now I can

  9. Mark says:

    That “M26 Modular Accessory Shotgun System (MASS)” item is already in HM3. You just have to put the pieces together…


  10. Rosco says:

    Uh-oh: Pope hat is beating yarmulke (4-3 as of this comment)! I’ll just assume that’s because it’s pretty darn easy to fake a yarmulke with a circle, whereas a pope hat has a little more to it.

  11. Rosco says:

    I couldn’t see the pole at first either. I came here from FB, and you’ve to close the little bar at the top before the page’ll let you see the poll.

  12. bobtheb903 says:

    come on jack o lantern head and other maskes

  13. Jeff Hebert says:

    I wondered about the MASS, I should’ve checked with you first, Mark. Sorry about that.

    On the yarmulke, I honestly am not sure how I’d even draw that given the front-on view of the head. They rest on the back part of the skull, the most you’d see would be a tiny part of the front rim.

  14. spidercow2010 says:

    I’d happily forego all these items if we could just have that photo of Lynda Carter up on this site all the time.

  15. Me, Myself & I says:

    Hey Jeff (14), I don’t really care if we get the yarmulke or not but if it wins here are a few links to ones that might show some merit. They are a little more detailed so there might be a little more substance to them.



  16. PCFDPGrey says:

    I’m with Spidercow2010. Maybe a rotating Lynda Carter (different picture every day), but YOWZA!!! She still looks HAWT today!

  17. Greg Porter says:

    Definitely the wheelchair and any non-standing leg poses.

  18. Frevoli says:

    yes, mad love for the Columns and archways… plus other cool stuff

  19. Cola says:

    wheres the poll? i dont see it and im a bit of a computer ignorant

  20. haz says:

    We can always use more differently-posed body parts. I especially like the suggestion of a sideways torso.

  21. Roy van Dijk says:

    More mech parts, would be fine.

  22. Danny says:

    not too sound greedy but i want all of them plus straight jacket and toga

  23. Haxxx says:

    Actually the Kippa (or yarmulke, witch I can’t pronounce) can sit where you want. Those that MMI brought are designed to just sit on the back of the head (sort of snug-fit) while most knitted Kippas are placed on the side of the head with a simple hair clip.
    Thou you probably couldn’t see the Kippa properly you could use thee half hemisphere Mask item to create one.

  24. Worf says:

    @Yarmulke “crowd”: I think what Jeff is saying is that the regular size modern yarmulke doesn’t appear when viewed from the front. Maybe what you want is something a little older like this:


    Now, if we’re still going for a modern look, here are a few ideas…. πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜›


    and lastly as I’m a DC fan I couldn’t leave these out:


  25. Me, Myself & I says:

    I like the Creepy graveyard background idea. It can certainly be done with what items are currently available (see the link below) but its a lot of work.


  26. Smokify says:

    The MASS was suggested for convenience purposes. I have difficulty finding most of the parts so, it’s a one button thing. Besides, the MASS could be included in parts as, it is able to be a standalone weapon. So, in parts it would follow to same route as the sawed off shotgun already in “rifles”; able to be a weapon on it’s own or be used as a shotgun attachment for another weapon. You were able to do the same thing with other weapons(make them out of various parts found in multiple categories) yet, those weapons were added all the same; I don’t see why that wouldn’t be the same with the MASS.

  27. Smokify says:


  28. Myro says:

    MMI (24): Nicely done.

  29. pilk says:

    personal i would mind seeing a shapeshifter type weapon like clay face hammer hand

  30. Me, Myself & I says:

    Thank you Myro (29), I appreciate your feedback.


    The irony regarding the yarmulke is that it only has 9 votes so far (far less than most other items) and it isn’t likely to matter as it won’t win out. All of our attention to it to this point is likely for not.

  31. WOW!!!! MMI that looks freakin badass!!! How’d you do it?
    That’d be way worth a thing showing how you did it! That was one of the coolest things I’ve seen. And nice touch with the “angel” guy in the BG. Very nice.

  32. ajw says:

    I love the rocketeer totally awesome and the fact that his flight jackets already there Go rocketeer helmet!!!!

  33. William A. Peterson says:

    I hope you meant a “World War I” Biplane!
    There weren’t too many of those left by WWII…
    Oh, and the Klingon beastie is a ‘Targ’ (with a G), and not a ‘Tarq’ (with a Q)!

  34. rj says:

    Bulldog head for the 22nd time. Never understood why you didn’t have a rocketeer helmet and have the jacket. Good to see it on the list..

  35. Jeff Hebert says:

    Thanks for those catches, WillyPete, I’ve updated the poll with the corrected info.

    I can’t believe I watched every episode of ST:TNG and have no clue what a Targ is. I’m getting old, brain cells are dying off indiscriminately.

  36. metalhead666 says:

    i think the sideways torso and Hand posed on gun forestock need to be added regardless what items wins
    because sideways poses are desperately needed as well as hand poses such as the one on the forestock

  37. Haxxx says:

    I’ve noted something: 50 people-Skinny shirt; 36 people- Fat belly shirt. People just don’ like fat super heroes…

  38. John says:

    Yeah, that Lynda Carter poster is one of the all-time greats. It looks as good today as it did, what, 30 years ago? She’s just stunning.

  39. spidercow2010 says:

    Mmmm . . . Lynda Carter in a yarmulke . . . in a biplane . . . flying thru an archway . . .

  40. Solander says:

    BTW Mark, how’s it going with the big weapons?

  41. Cormac says:

    Come on waistcoat, let my gentlemen heroes be properly dressed.

  42. Gene says:

    Okay all you sideways torso fans, Honest question; Why?

    Wouldn’t Jeff then have to add a slew (sp?) of parts to go with the torso? Head, nose, ears, hair feet, etc? Not to mention clothes to fit it properly…..

    It would be neat, but a ton of work. I’ve always used HM to design a character, not necessarily make a scene. Don’t get me wrong, I think that some of the members of this group have created some fantastic scenes, but I don’t see that as the primary function of the program.

    Not wanting to start a rumble, just honestly curious if I have overlooked something that a sideways torso would be good for.

  43. Brad says:

    Jeff, I just wanted to say thanks so much for including the hookswords. Until I can buy a pair of my own, this will be the next best thing.

  44. Rosco says:

    Gene’s totally right about the sideways torso, but if it gets voted to the top, I imagine creative folks’ll find a use for’t. And I’m so delighted everyone likes that Lynda Carter photo I picked for the under-bust-tied shirt.

  45. Myro says:

    Cormac (42): I have no less than 3 character ideas that can be made as soon as waistcoats get added to HM3, right from the top of my head. In retrospect, I actually like your suggestion better than mine for the Nova helmet, which will probably spawn only 1 character idea immediately.

  46. Alan Bates says:

    Come on, give the Pumpkin more love here. It’s almost Halloween. We could really use it about right now.

  47. Me, Myself & I says:

    Nicholas/GtaMythMaster43 (32) perhaps I’ll make up a recepe for the grave yard. Although I never saved it step by step so it will have to be done from scratch so it might look slightly different.

  48. Come on? Really? Pumkin head should be there just because Halloween is just around the block! Seriously!!! Come on pumkin head get another 6 votes!!! Also Jeff the wheel chair (sorry if that is miss spelled) and the throne should be there regardless if the lose. We need those. Well….deffinatly the THRONE. I have a bunch of good ideas for it. (Like the others guys do I’m sure) Hope the Halo custom “robot” like heads win to. Got quite a few votes! YAY!!!! Also that female alien mass effect head if it wins I will be happy till the end of year if those things get in…..:D

  49. MMI, oh please! That’d be soo awesome! I always wanted to know how to do something similiar and you did such a nice job with the look of the whole thing! πŸ˜€
    I think it should have one of the contests!
    Also Jeff, I think we need more seasonal stuff too….like Santa hats (DEFFINATLY the Graveyard and Pumpkin head) Or like a firework explosion or something like those….yah know? Just for the holidays?

  50. Opps….Typo: *I think it should have won one of the contests…..ARRGGHHH.

  51. Hakoon1 says:

    Wow I didn’t know you could get Converses that big :O

  52. Me, Myself & I says:

    Hakoon1 (52) there are even bigger available.


  53. spidercow2010 says:

    @everybody re: MM&I’s creepy graveyard (#26)– Do yourselves a favor and enlarge his image AMAP. There’s detail in there that gets lost, at least on my ancient steam-powered monitor, at smaller sizes. Press [Cntrl]+ multiple times (on a PC, anyway) to enlarge. ([Cntrl]- will reduce it again. Forgive me if the universal reaction to this advice is “Well, duh.”

  54. spidercow2010 says:

    While I’m being pedantic, listen, I know this isn’t something I should be all tightly wrapped about, but every time it happens I die a little inside: It’s spelled d-e-f-i-n-i-t-e. There’s no A in there. Add an -ly to spell definitely. There’s a FINITE number of ways to spell deFINITE.
    I’m not picking on anyone in particular; I see this ALL THE TIME.
    Thanks. I’ll shut the hell up and go away now.

  55. The Imp says:

    @spidercow: My pet peeve is the ‘lose-loose’ crowd…

    Spellcheck, y’all.

  56. Me, Myself & I says:

    spidercow2010 (54) thank you for taking the time to take a closer look at my image. I tend to be very detail driven (my friends just call me anal retentive :)) and you will often find many small details on my images that are not initially predominant. Its good to know they are not lost on everybody.

  57. VonMalcolm says:

    All of these are pretty good. In a recent contest I had the need for a ‘gas attack’ in the item / energy section, like chlorine gas from a green dragon.

  58. Jack says:

    so today is the last day to vote right?

  59. spidercow2010 says:

    Um. I came back.
    It’s Friday morning, and as things stand right now, the top 10 (in no particular order) are patchwork coat, male mouth with gritted teeth, hook swords, bandaged hands, mean eyes, Iron Man leg armor, lab coat, shirt tied under bust, waistcoat, and whip sword.
    If you haven’t voted yet, ask yourself: how often will you actually USE the cool item that you have an idea for at the moment?

  60. spidercow2010 says:

    Are there safeguards in place to prevent multiple votes? I think it just let me vote again.

  61. Jack says:

    hurm, I was kinda hoping that the bandage head would also make the top ten too

  62. Stegosaurus Companion! Thanks for the love voters. πŸ™‚

    Lots of good stuff. Some of these, I think you can manipulate HM enough to make on your own. But, it’d be nice if they were readily available.

    @MMI: Thanks for the M26 and graveyard recipes.

    I’m with a lot of posters, a “Welcome Back, Carter” section should be a regular feature. ;9

  63. NEON_N64 says:

    @ spidercow2010

    Yes, there are some safeguards, but they are easy to dodge.

    If there’s a sudden change in the poll, then most likely it would be somebody spaming votes.

    The current state is:

    Targ (the Klingon boar creature for STNG) companion 0.43% (29 votes)

    High Tech Glove from HM2 (page 2) 1.6% (109 votes)

    Nova’s helmet 1.7% (116 votes)

    Sideways torso 1.31% (89 votes)

    Harpoon gun from HM2.5 0.91% (62 votes)

    Unicorn companion 0.71% (48 votes)

    Modern bulletproof vest 1.82% (124 votes)

    Waistcoat 2.41% (164 votes)

    Asari head fringe 1.15% (78 votes)

    Iron Man style leg armor 2.32% (158 votes)

    Nehru jacket 1.59% (108 votes)

    Mass Effect style recon hood 1.97% (134 votes)

    Dancing pants 0.75% (51 votes)

    Celestial helmet 1.28% (87 votes)

    Bison head 0.85% (58 votes)

    Jesse Quick visor 1.6% (109 votes)

    M26 Modular Accessory Shotgun System (MASS) 1.15% (78 votes)

    Rubber chicken 0.65% (44 votes)

    Hovering Blackhawk helicopter companion 0.48% (33 votes)

    Columns and archways 1.43% (97 votes)

    Pumpkin/Jack’O’Lantern Head 1.98% (135 votes)

    Robot Head 1.82% (124 votes)

    Leather zipper pants 1.76% (120 votes)

    WWI Biplane companion 0.48% (33 votes)

    Stegosaurus companion 0.51% (35 votes)

    Throne 1.2% (82 votes)

    Legs in a crouching pose 1.95% (133 votes)

    Big Afro 1.2% (82 votes)

    Khopesh 2.44% (166 votes)

    Mean eyes 2.13% (145 votes)

    Kimono 1.78% (121 votes)

    Modern soldier companion 0.93% (63 votes)

    Lab coat 2.19% (149 votes)

    Yarmulke 0.43% (29 votes)

    Pope hat 0.48% (33 votes)

    Rocketeer helmet 1.37% (93 votes)

    Legs ending at the knee (as if kneeling down) 1.65% (112 votes)

    Straight hanging shirt to fit the skinny body 1.01% (69 votes)

    Plain shirt with fat belly fold 0.68% (46 votes)

    Brick arch 1.28% (87 votes)

    Jumpsuit 1.25% (85 votes)

    Big long wild beard 1.87% (127 votes)

    Raptor helmet 2.53% (172 votes)

    Flight suit 1.45% (99 votes)

    Singularity glove 1.7% (116 votes)

    Converse boots 1.54% (105 votes)

    Open-collar, button-down style shirt 1.56% (106 votes)

    Pool leaf skimmer 0.32% (22 votes)

    16th century cap 0.82% (56 votes)

    Patchwork coat 2.28% (155 votes)

    Creepy graveyard background 1.88% (128 votes)

    Simple male mouth with gritted teeth 2.16% (147 votes)

    Wheelchair with integrated seated legs 1.48% (101 votes)

    Bandage hands 2% (136 votes)

    Bandage head 1.6% (109 votes)

    Speedboat companion 0.31% (21 votes)

    Starship bridge background 1.32% (90 votes)

    Facial wrinkles 1.94% (132 votes)

    Gi 1.66% (113 votes)

    War fan 1.44% (98 votes)

    Phantom of the Opera style half mask 1.84% (125 votes)

    Hook swords 2.66% (181 votes)

    Hand posed on gun forestock 1.65% (112 votes)

    Wrist rockets 1.41% (96 votes)

    Mug shot background 1.45% (99 votes)

    Shirt tied under bust 2.35% (160 votes)

    Tail with a taper 1.75% (119 votes)

    Whip Sword 2.38% (162 votes)

    Total Votes: 6,805

  64. Wade says:

    Iron Man armor pic:

    Pretty sure most of you have seen this, but it can’t hurt.

  65. trekadam30 says:

    The starship bridge background was my idea. Something I suggested/made actually made to the website! Yippee!

    To all the trekkies on this forum, your welcome.

    Unfortunately, my klingon forehead & cardassian neck frills didn’t. Oh well.

  66. Half of this stuff should be in it regardless. I mean 20 of these seriously NEED to be! Please pumpkin and robot heads!!! PLEASE MAKE IT!!! VOTE GUYS VOTE!!! Please? πŸ™‚

  67. Will says:

    I would like to see TVs. Like the old Bulky ones & flat Screens

  68. Most this high voted stuff is useless!!! Come on guys how much of the “cool” stuff do you REALLY want?
    Wheelchair, Throne, Robot Heads, Pumpkin Head, Asari head type. Those are actually “useful”. Deffinatly the WheelChair, Throne, and Pumpkin head. (come on it’s halloween time, seriously…)

  69. spidercow2010 says:

    Et tu, Nicholas/GtaMythMaster43? Deffinatly?

  70. Yojimbo Jones says:

    right now the kopesh and waist coat are tied so are the gritted teeth and mean eyes. so i was wondering if they are still tied at the end of the poll does that men thats the top ten or will that let two more items slide in to ninth and tenth

  71. Danny says:

    i think we know which ones are going to win im ready for some new stuff

  72. Chisoph says:

    I think that we need that beard, from Hm2. I always used to make dwarf guys with it. Like this guy: http://img155.imageshack.us/img155/9044/jimlod.png
    And him: http://img215.imageshack.us/img215/332/jimlod20.png
    We also NEED those robot heads. Are they actually going to be from Halo?

  73. Chisoph says:

    Wait, one question. When do these go into HM3? And when does the poll end?

  74. Jeff Hebert says:

    Poll ends today, items go in … whenever I get to them, I suppose. My track record so far on fulfilling prize requests has been dreadfully slow, I confess.

  75. Me, Myself & I says:

    spidercow2010 (54) & Nicholas/GtaMythMaster43 (50)

    At your request, I have sent Jeff a recipe for the Creepy Cemetery I posted previously (26). You will see why I said it was a lot of work.

  76. oh thanks MMI!!