HM3: Dinoriffic!

I've just uploaded a new set of items for HeroMachine 3, Companion-Dinosaurs. Why dinosaurs? Because they're cool! Of course, while I think they're cool, I don't actually know anything about them. So if I have left out some that absolutely have to be there, please let me know.

Here's the set as of initial launch:


41 Responses to HM3: Dinoriffic!

  1. BloodlessRose says:

    hi jeff, the raptor style dinosaur should have a crest on its head and should be about the size of a turkey it should also have feathery skin but thats just mean to ask for that. but they all look amazing thanks i look forward to many dinoriffic scenes πŸ™‚

  2. ams says:

    AWESOME!! Now we need a cadillac….hmmmmm!

  3. T-Wrecks says:

    its a T-Rex

  4. Trekkie says:

    Thanks Jeff! More dino-robots to create!

  5. newerlie says:

    Great job Jeff πŸ™‚ By the way,I want dragons too πŸ˜€

  6. Lime says:

    “It’s a magical liopleurodon, Charlie! He’s come to show us the way to Candy Mountain!”

  7. Nick Hentschel says:

    I can actually NAME most of these!

    I’d say that the ankylosaur (row 3, column 3; the one with the club on its tail) needs to be more heavily armored; it should look like its back is covered in cobblestones!

    Styracosaurus (to the left of the ankylosaur) *might* need a little more spikiness on the frill, but I should probably double-check.

    I’d take the “feathers” bit for the raptor with a grain of salt; there’s a lot of debate over that. And there’s nothing wrong with its size that the use of Scale won’t fix. (There was a lot of variation in that family of dinos, the “dromaeosaurs.”)

    Some other good ones:

    If you’re going to add seagoing reptiles (like the mosasaur, bottom left), then add in the plesiosaur (NESSIE!!!!), an ichthyosaur (rather dolphinish), and maybe even Archelon, the huge turtle.

    There was a carnosaur (i.e. a T-rex type) that had a horn on its nose, called “Ceratosaurus.” With all the Rexies you’ve added in, this might add some variety. There’s also a new recognition for Spinosaurus, since Jurassic Park 3.

    Therizinosaurus was like a giant kiwi bird with swords for fingers. At least look at the picture! Presumably related was Deinocheirus, a monster we ONLY know from is clawed arms: those might add well to the Body category.

    Rhamphorynchus was a little flyer with a bald head and a spade for a tail; that might contrast well with Pteranodon.

    If you’re going to use Corythosaurus (second row, far left), then you could try parasaurolophus, with it’s even wilder crest, and bony-headed Pachycephalosaurus (these were “Elvis” and “Friar Tuck” from Jurassic Park 2). Other important plant-eaters might have been Plateosaurus, Anaotsaurus (“duckbill”), and Brachiosaurus, with its distinctive head-topping nose.

    I’ll try to send some links, soon, to be helpful. Your hopeless dino-geek, signing off!

  8. Danny Beaty says:

    Excellent job Mr. Hebert!

  9. Danny Beaty says:

    @Jeff: How about some prehistoric mammals (mammoth, glyptodon, sabre-tooth tiger, etc.). Once again, great job on the dinosaurs!


    I still think the George Barris Batmobile is the coolest Batmobile yet and should have been included in the Batman gadget wantlist.

  10. Danny Beaty says:

    A giant sloth would be nice also, just saying.

  11. Dan says:

    @newerlie, there are 4 dragons in the companion set already.

  12. Kaldath says:

    It would be nice to add a Plesiosaur to the mix for any of those Lochness Monster and or Sea Monster needs people many have !

  13. dblade says:

    GACK! AWESOMENESS OVERLOAD!!!! Must restart…heart…GASP!!!

  14. BenK22 says:

    I think Heromachine just got 800% cooler…er…nerdier?… dinosaurs are always a fantastic addition. The more the merrier, I say.

  15. CKnap says:

    oh and i cant pick a good image but another anicent crocodile is called Kaprosuchus

  16. Kytana says:

    Soooo many. Thanks.
    @trekkie: And more zombies too.

  17. Myro says:

    Very nice, Jeff. I can start building a HeroMachine Jurassic Park.

  18. BloodlessRose says:

    #7 Nick

    i completely agree with your assessments and yes even about the feathers. however the crest is kinda accurate as even spielberg added them to his raptors in the 3rd movie.
    The size thing is also a bit iffy because a shrunken version of the one we have (Which is totally awesome anyway) wouldn’t be right as it is more of a Deinonycus (a member of the raptor family that was 6ft tall) and the velociraptor is or was proven to be about 2ft6in tall.
    Again being a dino fanatic myself i am dubious to these facts. As such i have included a “new look” (loosely termed) velociraptor picture link.

    Also i would love to see a Ceratosaurus and a Spinosaurus. A brachiosaurus may also be good as another long necked Saurpod πŸ™‚

  19. Hammerknight says:

    Heck I couldn’t tell you the names of all of them or even if they are all exactly right, I just know that they are cool as all get out and I’m glad to see them. Can’t wait to get started using them. Wonderful job as always Jeff.

  20. Gero says:

    I’m going to have to be a killjoy and point out that 4 of the last six technically aren’t dinosaurs…

    Also, great job, they look amazing!

  21. Matejko says:

    Dimetrodon was not a dinosaur it was a synapsid.

  22. dblade says:

    NERDS!!!! πŸ™‚

    All I know is a see bunch of critters that need punchin!

  23. Jeff Hebert says:

    This is comics. Big, nasty, tooth-riddled, nasty-looking, monstrously savage beasts out of time = dinosaurs. Do you think Jack Kirby or Stan Lee worried about taxonomy?!

  24. SynnerSaint says:

    Awsome job on those Jeff!

    I don’t know how easy it is to break them down into heads and bodies but it would be great if you could to make it easier to do mounted pictures.

    You can sort of do it with masking (see link) but it would be far easier if heads and bodies were separate items

  25. Nick Hentschel says:

    It seems that a few of the creatures I suggested have already been posted to this thread, so I’ll skip ahead. But nonetheless, here are some new dinos and prehistoric creatures for Jeff to play with, along with some pictorial justification for changes.

    The Walking tank! Can’t find a perfect picture, but here are some good looks at its armor (think, “spikes on cobblestones”):

    This is the one that SURVIVED. ‘Nuff said.

    I called this “Anatosaurus,” by mistake. (They seem to have changed the name… again.) In any case, it’s the original, “duck-bill” dinosaur:

    Easily mistaken for a modern dolphin, but the most common thing in the seas back then:

    Aw, c’mon! This was the first dinosaur dug up, EVER!!! It’s in every book, and everybody knows those spiky thumbs! (“Hey, Fonzie!”)

    Jurassic sea-predator that’s been getting a lot of press, in recent years. This one’s so damn scary, it deserves a video!

    Jurassic Park 2’s “Elvis.”

    One of the first, really BIG dinos, a precursor to the sauropods. it alternated between two and four legs.

    Funny, devilish-looking little flyer, just for fun:

    Just a *little* bit more spikiness; otherwise fab!

    Big, primitive, snaky-looking whale that figures in a lot of “sea serpent” stories and theories.

    Have a rip-roarin’ good time with these… literally!!!!

  26. Nick Hentschel says:

    I’m having trouble; my entries won’t post.

  27. Nick Hentschel says:

    This is really making me angry: I’ve tried to post my extensive collection of links and pics to this thread THREE TIMES, and it won’t post! The damn thing keeps saying, “Duplicate comment; it looks like you’ve already said that!” and yet, I don’t see the comment! What’s going on here?

  28. Nick Hentschel says:

    Some of the ones that I mentioned have already been posted, so that’ll save time….

    Some better looks at its armor; think “cobblestones.”

    The Thing That Survived. ‘Nuff said.

    All we have are the arms… do we even WANT to see the rest?

    The original “duck-bill” dinosaur.

    Easy to mistake for a dolphin now, but common as bubbles back then.

  29. Jessica says:

    Pretty good, Jeff. That one at the bottom even looks like a C. megalodon.

  30. Watson Bradshaw says:

    Thanks Jeff, Great assortment to add on to heromachine. Its like Christmas and now I can create and play with my army of Dino riding zombie cyborg cheerleaders πŸ™‚

  31. Nick Hentschel says:

    @ Jessica: it’s a mosasaur, actually, but that’s scary enough (I’ve seen a skeleton close up).

    My apologies for the multiple posts, everyone, which I owe to some serious technical problems yesterday And even more so, that I have to make one more, which got lost in the chaos:

    The “Edward Scissorhands” of dinosaurs?

  32. Cpt. Brass says:

    Most of my creations tend to be either “Steampunk” or “Pulp Adventure” type heroes, so dinosaurs are an absolutely perfect prop.

  33. I have to review later, because I’m all tipsysoraus myself.

    Love love love love these. And A-#1? Stegosaurus, the most beautiful dinosaurus Companion. He’s the Nell to your Carter. Jane stop this crazy thing, because I want to stop and admire the most awesome Stegosaurus Companion!

    @Jeff: These are great!!! Don’t what to say except thank you. You have no idea. What went from an inside joke is now full-fledged awesome! You rock!

    Which also brings back Character Contest 39: Dinomarines!

    *** Personal Favorite ***


  34. Nick Hentschel says:

    Does anyone remember an old title called, “Cadillacs & Dinosaurs”?

  35. Jeff Hebert says:

    Oh yeah, “Cadillacs and Dinosaurs” (also known as “Xenozoic Tales”) by Mark Schultz is one of the all-time greats. His inking is so inspired, I just stare at it and drool. That is one seriously talented dude.

  36. Nick Hentschel says:

    Speaking of talented dudes, here’s a quick little tribute to Steven Spielberg, using your lovely new pics!


  37. Kalkin says:

    Nice collection of dinos. Is there any chance of getting a same kind of collection of sailing ships for maritime characters?

  38. Nick Hentschel says:

    I’ve long thought that a larger collection of ships & boats (any type) would be helpful, but I realize that Jeff would have to DRAW them, and that takes time.