This Talking Plush Portal Turret Doesn't Hate You

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This Talking Plush Portal Turret Doesn't Hate You

Never before has something been so lethal and yet so cuddly.

The characters of Portal are indeed a lovable bunch. You have the omnicidal GLaDOS, the buffoonish Wheatley, and who could ever forget that old friend, the Weighted Companion Cube? But personally, I always found the game's turrets to be the most lovable of all. They were just doing their jobs, after all, and only the most stony-hearted gamers could massacre them en masse with nary a tear coming to their eyes.

Naturally, it was only a matter of time before somebody turned the Portal turrets into a plushie. And oh, look: Somebody has.

Meet Trudi the Turret, a "baby turret" borne from the minds of Leigh Nunan and Jonathan Guberman. The plushie's infrared tracking and motion sensors can detect when someone passes in front of the camera, when someone picks it up, and when someone topples it over (you monster). It plays soundbytes from the game accordingly.

This thing is super-cute, but unfortunately Guberman and Nunan know better than to mass-produce someone else's intellectual property for profit. That said, Guberman indicated that he'd be willing to work with Valve on a commercial variant of Trudi.

Do you hear that, Valve? Do you hear the sweet cha-ching from gamers' wallets around the world? You should get right on this, Valve, because I'll gladly take three. Or three hundred.

(Via G4TV)

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That video reminded me of just how creepy those things were the first time I encountered them. I have since been desensitized and see nothing wrong with a killing machine that looks vaguely like a spider and sounds like a child.

When they start mass producing these, I'll be first in line at the Valve Store.

Want. So much. This is amazing.

best thing ever

Step 1)Buy lots of these
Step 2)Wait till roommate is out
Step 3)Hide them around his room with lines of sight into various bits of the room
Step 4)???
Step 5)Profit

...Don't worry, lil turret, I don't hate you either. I don't hate you for shooting me. I don't hate you for doing your job. As long as we don't hate each other, we'll be alright.

That's so freaking sweet. Hats off to those two who made this. Valve, if you're seeing this, you should stop watching and get making. I'm waiting here with money to drop into your office, in exchange for one of these.

Oh, and I hope I'm not the only one who thought it was sort of sad that the video ended with the turret falling and "shutting down".

I want it. I want it....sooooo badly.

Ill buy one! as long as its.......different

Nice...I was a bit sad though that the "Thank You" message wasn't in there when lifting it up :3

I want one now!

Scorched_Cascade:
Step 1)Buy lots of these
Step 2)Wait till roommate is out
Step 3)Hide them around his room with lines of sight into various bits of the room
Step 4)???
Step 5)Profit

Love it, the last step always has to be profit, not matter what the rest is about.

I want one! I want one now! Just trying to work out which turret sound to change my text tone to

This would be perfect for my friend's birthday. It's either this, or I have to knit one, so I'm hoping they make these and save me the hassle. Their one is better anyway.

So. Freaking. Adorable. Must have!

I'll take 4.

But if you don't make this Valve it's alright. "I don't hate you."
Actually I will but then I couldn't have put in a quote....

If Valve starting selling these, I'd buy hundreds of them and make

GOOD GOD VAVLE! PLEASE MAKES THESE! You make me write in caps, that is how intensely I want this!

Well, it's nice, but can it exterminate all unauthorized lifeforms in under 6.28 Seconds?

OMG... I want one of these, please dear god valve start making these.

I would buy this so fast.

I'm really gunning for a set of those turrets.

Words.... cant.... describe.... so.... awesome......

HankMan:
I'm really gunning for a set of those turrets.

I have a soft spot for those Portal plush turrets.

New, from Valve, its Tickle Me Turret!

dragongit:
New, from Valve, its Tickle Me Turret!

Lol'd.

OT: There are only a couple human "needs" Food, water, and shelter. Turret plush has just joined the ranks.

I'd commit unspeakable acts to aquire that plushie... unspeakable.

Maybe this will convince Valve that "functional" turret toys would be a profitable enterprise. Personally I'd prefer a life-sized plastic replica to a little plush, but I suppose I'll have to take what I can get.

And to think, we might actually have them by now if they hadn't been overshadowed by that stupid companion cube...

Oh god, yes please. I'd have a dozen :D

Oh, and Valve: JUMBO ANIMAL KING VERSION. With a little removable crown.

Give me instructions nawo!
Or let me buy it...that would work too :P

Colonel Alzheimer's:
If Valve starting selling these, I'd buy hundreds of them and make

Should make a turret clock that sings this song, I would so buy one.

I'd rather have a non-plush version, but still WOO!

I would get two of these; One for home and another to scare the daylights out of my coworkers XD

Valve BETTER take him up on his offer, unless they think they dont need the tidalwave of cash to surf on.

...Thats.
...Just.
...Awesome.

MUST HAVE.
That's awesome and adorable in a weird way.

Valve, acquire partnership with these guys, NOW!

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