Whiz Bang Item Dispenser Strikes Back!

You may be asking yourself "What is this Whiz Bang Item Dispenser? Why is it striking back? Why should I care? And who the heck is dblade?" All good questions. And here are the answers...

Whiz Bang Item Dispenser: A whimsical name for my production of art assets for the HeroMachine 3 app. While I have just a smidge of the illustration ability that Jeff has, I am capable of emulating his style and creating new artwork for the Machine. You may have even used an item or two that I created.

Striking Back!: I plan on returning to the weekly production of art assets for HeroMachine 3. At the moment I am thinking of starting back up at the beginning of December.

Why you should care!: Every week I will post a poll asking the HeroMachine community to vote on the item I will create for the following week. Furthermore I will be asking for suggestions for items to be posted in the surveys. This is your chance to help decide what gets made. Just imagine how proud you'll be when that Raccoon Hat you suggested for a poll gets made.  Of course this leads to...


If you have an idea feel free to post it here preferably with an image link or very detailed description of the item you would like to see. Keep in mind that other people will be voting for the item to be made so it's in your best interest to provide a good description/image. You can also check out my forum thread where I post previews of items that I've created. This is a good place to post suggestions as well. Link is below...


Who the heck is dblade?: I am the shadow that creeps! The whisper that rasps! The knife that pokes! I am a really big fan of HeroMachine that loves to see the program grow. And since I use the application for my own fun and games, I have just as much need for a Raccoon Hat as anyone else who uses HeroMachine.

22 Responses to Whiz Bang Item Dispenser Strikes Back!

  1. Scorp says:

    Cracking idea, I am all up for this. Scorp

  2. Arioch says:

    A hand more like the right hand here

    Or like thanos left hand here, but seen from the front

    We’ve got that hand seen from the inside, but not from the outside.

  3. barbario says:

    tops for other body types? rotund or child like. hair for profile head?

  4. dblade says:

    Keep them coming. Normally I will pick out three items to be voted on. I guarantee creating the winner, but sometimes I go ahead and create the second place item as well. Remind me to tell you about the time I made all four wing items I put up in a survey because I really wanted them all to be in HeroMachine.

  5. Hammerknight says:

    A sleeveless shirt with sleeves to fit the different arms. The sleeves could be used with other tops also.

  6. BrobaChett says:

    The inner red linings seen here. http://www.dadsbigplan.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/uncanny-x-men-marvel-now-3-cyclops-stand.jpg Something done similar to this for male/female spandex tops and leggings would be cool. Being able to shade them as well would be even better. You could even possibly just go over some of the previous items in the male/female spandex sets with the lining.

  7. BrobaChett says:

    Also, inner leggings shown on Brit here https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQqrzokzfSAkiveUOZHD82PE3_wOqV0LsJ2nkD_vEjHNRIfNrW2ZAbe would be cool, too. Having to create this effect by masking the stripes on the leggings kind of takes away the illusion due to the black lines still visible. His collar would be pretty sweet as well, so the spandex items would look more like suits.

  8. Delirious AL says:

    I read your entire post as if it was spoken by that epic announcer guy from the movies, Don LaFountaine! 😮

  9. Mr. Q says:

    I’d like to make a couple of suggestions and its mostly for the feet. Could you do male and female feet that only have a certain number amount of toes so it could match the 3 and 4 fingered hands in both categories (3rd section on the right side)? I’ve posted an example below.


    Also, can we get male and female feet with claws but without fur and the claws can be colored separate from the skin? Thanks in advance.

  10. Wild Card says:

    My suggestions to start with:
    campaign hat http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Campaign_cover that’s the type of hat that drill sergeants, Mounties, park rangers, etc… wear.
    Geta http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geta_%28footwear%29 those are the type of sandals that “Mister Hat And Clogs” of Bleach wear
    Neko mask http://flyff-wiki.gpotato.com/images/2/2b/Neko_Soul_Mask2.png or http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-Na9Nu7aWGPA/TgcPuckS8fI/AAAAAAAAAD0/mikmAYJNKDQ/s320/anbu-mask.jpg
    web gear harness http://www.gunaccessories.com/Blackhawk/35wg00.jpg mostly for the backpack.

  11. LoneWolf6155 says:

    Does this mean that the rest of the contest prizes will get finished?

    By the way could we get a side facing pouch? It is hard to fill up the vest of a soldier you just designed when everything is designed to face the viewer directly. For that matter, none of the holsters fit on the hip instead of the front of the leg.

  12. BrobaChett says:

    This was the image intended for my last post, since it didn’t show up correctly. Sorry about that. http://majorspoilers.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/GuardingTheGlobeCover.jpg

  13. James_McD says:

    I would love to get a Male head that’s cut in half so we can make cyborgs and Doctor Hyde types

  14. Wild Card says:

    Well I have a lot of ideas. So here’s some more suggestions:

    open Humanold hand with webed fingers like “The Man From Atlantis” http://s3.amazonaws.com/rapgenius/1372363039_280px-Patrick_Duffy_Man_From_Atlantis_1977.JPG
    Poison Elf ears http://d1466nnw0ex81e.cloudfront.net/n_iv/600/563787.jpg http://fc04.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2010/302/0/1/poison_elves_brushes_by_techs15-d31s7bq.jpg http://www.coverbrowser.com/image/poison-elves/73-1.jpg notice how that they are longer than other elf ears.
    Pillbox hat http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pillbox_hat
    Field hat http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Field_cap
    Garrison hat http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Garrison_cap

    open book position like holding in one hand to cast a spell

  15. CKnap says:

    Welcome back dblade, sort of an ironic timing, I havnt checked in for a while and I decided to poke around today, seen Jeff add some items (Which im extremely happy about) And now your back doing your thing! Starting to think its time to get back into the creative process.

  16. dblade says:

    Hey CKnap,

    I am currently adding finished items that I had created awhile ago. I’m hoping to get most of these assets into HeroMachine before I start making new pieces.

  17. TOOL says:

    PANTS or LEG WEAR, more selection please…