Posts in the Character Evolution Category

Fun.com Interviews Kate Willaert

Kate Willaert Interview by Fun.com

Welcome to Fun.com Interviews, a new series where we talk with some of our favorite artists, designers, and all-around creative people. Our first guest is Kate Willaert, the Senior Web/UX Designer here at Fun.com. That means she helps shape the look and feel of the website, but over the past five years Kate has been involved in a variety of creative projects.

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Deadman Forever: The Evolution of The Undertaker [Infographic]

The Evolution of the Undertaker

The Deadman. The Phenom. Mark Calaway has gone by many nicknames over his professional wrestling career, but he will always be known to most simply as The Undertaker. Since his WWE debut nearly 30 years ago, The Undertaker has been a fan favorite and one of the most iconic Superstars to step into the ring...or the cage...or the boiler room...or the cell. Having never been one to back down from a challenge, the list of accomplishments and ground-breaking matches (both figuratively and literally) over The Undertaker's storied career is among many all-time wrestling greats. Even though he didn't carry the gaudy number of championships of other such legends, he remained at the top of his game for the longest time. It wouldn't matter if he was thrown in a casket or buried under a giant mound of dirt. He always came back. After all, you can't kill what won't die...

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The Evolution of Batgirl [Infographic]

There have been several versions of Batgirl over the years, but the most the definitive one has been Barbara Gordon, who made her DC Comics debut on November 29, 1966 in Batman #359. While it’s been 50 years since Gordon’s debut as Batgirl, there was another Bat-girl (Betty Kane) who debuted 5 years earlier in Batman #159. Betty Kane is the niece of Kathy Kane, the original Batwoman who, coincidentally, debuted 60 years ago in 1956.

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Star Wars Action Figure Evolution: Luke Skywalker [Infographic]

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In 1978, a little-known director released a gamble of a movie called Star Wars upon an unsuspecting populace. Coming off of his first monster hit, American Graffiti, George Lucas was in a position to make himself a large payday on his next major motion picture. What he did instead would change the landscape of film for all of time. Lucas asked for a small sum of $150,000 and in exchange, he would retain the rights to any sequels and all merchandising. 20th Century Fox took the deal, which eventually made Lucas a billionaire, thanks to the ensuing mania over all collectable Star Wars items. Over the last 35 years, those merchandising rights became worth over $27 billion.

 

No Star Wars merchandise is as iconic as the countless number of action figures that have been released in conjunction with the films. Explore how these awesome toys have changed over the last 37 years as we concentrate on that farm boy turned Rebel hero, Luke Skywalker.

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You Built a Time Machine...Out of a DeLorean? The Evolution of Back to the Future's Iconic Car [Infographic]

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Few car models have had such a strange and exciting history as the DeLorean DMC-12 sports car. The Delorean Motor Company had a tumultuous and storied history, with the DMC-12 being the sole vehicle that made it through the assembly line. Today, this iconic car is known less for the machinations that brought about its life and death, and more for its appearance in the three Back to the Future films. Chosen by the filmmakers for its affordability and unique design, the DMC-12 is instantly recognizable as "the Back to the Future car” even by those who have not seen the films. Take a trip with us as we look back (and forward) at the evolution of the DeLorean time machine.

 

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