Friday, June 29, 2012

Not Yeti Friday - Tartarus

Tartarus is the main end-game baddie in the video game Halo 2 (2004).  He's Chieftain of the Jiralhanae, a race of bipedal, ape-like aliens from the planet Doisac (basically the Planet of the Apes) that humans call Brutes. They're the newest members of the Covenant Empire, a genocidal religious hegemony.

Tartarus wields the Fist of Rukt. 



Chupacabra vs. Yeti

Chupi Chupacabra and Yeti predict the outcome of the 2010 elections.

Thanks, Chupa!

Speaking of Yetis and Fantastical Creatures, guess what next week's theme is....

Yetis and Fantastical Creatures!

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Trash Bin Disguise!

Cavegirl's family took their small trash bin and turned it into a yeti that eats your rubbish!

Kivensajibb Yeti

Yeti by Kivensajibb

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Grey Griffins Yeti

By August Hall
In my trawls (not to be confused with trolls), I spotted the above painting that was made for something called "Grey Griffins".  Well, what is Grey Griffins?  Turns out it's a series of children's novels by  Derek Benz and J. S. Lewis.  And it turns out it's not a Yeti, but a Tundra Troll.

Ouch!  The Skyrim Curse strikes again.

I know it's not Thanksgiving Day (the day I traditionally post about snow trolls), but they say one should express gratitude on days other than Thanksgiving.  And since posting about snow trolls is the only way I know how to express gratitude, I'm thinking today is a day of many blessings, ya'll.

That's right, Wind - catch this caution I'm throwin' at ya!  I'm a gonna post about this here snow troll!!!!

By Robb Mommaerts

By Andy Kuhn

By ????

By Jon S. Lewis (just a concept)

By Jon S. Lewis

Yeti Arcade: Legend of Mana

Legend of Mana (1999) for the Playstation

Monday, June 25, 2012


One of my favs, Celita Murphy aka Miss Monster, did a Yeti!

 I own and cherish her Uncle Dapper plush, which I high-lighted as a Not Yeti, but she did a Yeti!

I ♥.

Yeti by Melita Curphy aka Miss Monster

Frezza Yeti

Designs for Frezza Yeti (Lauri Vassinen)

Friday, June 22, 2012

Not Yeti Friday - Gnoph-keh

Ya'll know I love the MAAMs (Multi-Armed Ape Monsters), the Yeticorns, and them crazy creatures from H.P. Lovecraft's Cthulhu mythos.

Well, did you know the Gnoph-keh is all three? Hot Cha!

Sure, Lovecraft created the Mi-Go and Smith created the Voormis and Derleth created Ithaqua, but it turns out there's another yeti-esque bad boy in the mythos. And this guy's got ONE HORN and SIX LIMBS.

In the short story "The Horror In the Museum" (1932), Lovecraft writes:
"A small bulge in the canvas far to the right suggested the sharp horn of Gnoph-keh, the hairy myth-thing of the Greenland ice, that walked sometimes on two legs, sometimes on four, and sometimes on six."
Thanks to the Call of the Cthulhu pen-and-paper rpg, there are now numerous artistic depictions of the beastie. Folks took that one bit of sentence from 1932 and just ran with it. Observe:









As it is my birthday today

...I will post this picture for you:

Yeti submission for Pictoplasma (accepted) by Yasmin Sheikh

Thursday, June 21, 2012

The Yeti Chasers

The Yeti Chasers (1978) cover for vinyl record "I've Got My Fingers Crossed"

Egorov Yeti

Yeti design by Andrey Egorov

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

The Primevals

I just found out about the Primevals!

Sorry, Bumble (from the Rudolph special).  You have some competition in the 'Best Stop-Motion  Yeti" category...  but you have the advantage of actually being in a finished work. 

The Primevals is an uncompleted stop-motion fantasy film directed by animator legend David W. Allen. It was started in the 1960s, then had parts filmed in the 70s, 80s, and into the late 90s until Allen passed away from cancer in 1999.  Friends vowed to finish it but lacked the funds.

It's been in limbo ever since.

So what's it about?

It's "... a tale about a secret Himalayan valley populated with giant Yetis and an ancient race of alien lizard men." (Source)

Wait. Whoa. Wow.

Here's what the Yeti puppets looked like:

Here's some test footage from it:

And here are a few poster designs, featuring the Yetis:


Sad, no?, that it has not been finished and released.

It feels just out of reach... the Yeti, so elusive!

The Dealership

Jim Feeley designed a Yeti characterfor a Fox pilot called "The Dealership"....

Yeti designs by Jim Feeley

Yeti designs by Jim Feeley

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Bucher Talks About His Yeti

The Saks Fifth Avenue Yeti, which I blogged about before, was the best (and most attainable) Yeti gift last holiday season.

Now there's a recording of Stefan Bucher, its creator,  giving a talk describing the development of his Yeti:

Thanks, Thom!

Yeti Arcade: Ski Safari

Yeti in mobile game Ski Safari (2012). Yep, that's you sledding on the body of a Yeti.