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Postby Weehawk » Mon Sep 04, 2006 12:21 pm

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For the first person who can name the man above, I have a 2006 GEGOTW t-shirt:

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If you already have one, please do not post answers to the forum. You may PM me and I will credit you in the thread. Also if you do not have a 2005 shirt, you may receive one (no more small). If you are the first to answer and already have 2005 and 2006 shirts, I'll send you a sweatshirt with the 2006 logo (design on front only).

You know the character has some connection with Golden Era arcade games, or he wouldn't be here.

By way of further hints, I think I'll do something a little different. I will answer any "yes or no" question that I can posted to the forum. Ever play 20 Questions?
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Postby Gerhard S » Mon Sep 04, 2006 3:09 pm

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Postby The TJT » Mon Sep 04, 2006 3:53 pm

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Postby The_Pro » Mon Sep 04, 2006 9:03 pm

Looks Roman...Cesar? Not his traditional look but I've seen worse.
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Postby Weehawk » Mon Sep 04, 2006 9:12 pm

Yeah, OK. Don't know what I was thinking. Bad idea.

Forget the questions.

Hint #1: He is a video game expert.
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Postby TRB_MetroidTeam » Mon Sep 04, 2006 10:11 pm

Strider Hiryu!!! :P
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Postby Weehawk » Mon Sep 04, 2006 10:16 pm

TRB_MetroidTeam wrote:Strider Hiryu!!! :P

Hint #2: He is not a video game character. He was the protagonist in a three-part story drawn by Hilary Barta.
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Postby TRB_MetroidTeam » Mon Sep 04, 2006 10:29 pm

Weehawk wrote:
TRB_MetroidTeam wrote:Strider Hiryu!!! :P

Hint #2: He is not a video game character. He was the protagonist in a three-part story drawn by Hilary Barta.

Hillary Barta... H.B. ... Hanna Barbera came to my mind... just to report.

I am not good at it... I give up! (yep... I am not eligible for the prize too) :)
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Postby The TJT » Tue Sep 05, 2006 12:22 am

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Postby Weehawk » Tue Sep 05, 2006 2:31 am

Hint #3: The story appeared in January, April, and July of 1983.
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Postby Gerhard S » Tue Sep 05, 2006 1:45 pm

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Postby Weehawk » Wed Sep 06, 2006 12:07 am

Hint #4: He has been transported to the planet Arn by the wizard, Azeron, who wants to overthrow Kant, a wizard who controls the planet with his army of computer-generated monsters. To win passage back to earth, he must steal the Sword of RAM, which would give Azeron access to Kant's computer, and source of power.
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Postby The_Pro » Wed Sep 06, 2006 12:23 am

Jim Rand !!!!!

Searching for "sword of RAM" did it, everything else, nothing.

And there was no way I was trying "Kant", that would have been a headache.
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Postby Weehawk » Wed Sep 06, 2006 12:27 am

The_Pro wrote:Jim Rand !!!!!

Searching for "sword of RAM" did it, everything else, nothing.

And there was no way I was trying "Kant", that would have been a headache.

Excellent!

Yes, I was aware Googling "sword of ram" would hit it. That's why I made the last hint so long, with so many other names and such in it.

PM me in case I've lost your size and address from last year.
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Postby Weehawk » Wed Sep 06, 2006 12:36 am

From JoyStik Magazine, January, April, and July 1983:

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