Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Summer Games 4

Wrestling by Tom Chitty

Summer Games 3 or Yeti Arcade: AMBL Bowling League

Alien Monster Bowling League (2009) featured a rock n' roll Yeti playable character that even made the cover.

Friday, July 27, 2012

Not Yeti Friday - Xavier Simon

So the new Batman movie's out and making big bat-bucks.  I still think Christopher Nolan made a huge mistake not selecting Xavier Simon as the chief villain. Who wouldn't want a genius who can transfer his mind into the bodies of others? And, with all the bodies of the world to choose from, decides to go with that of an albino ape?!

What a wasted opportunity on behalf of Mr. Nolan.

Now, granted, no one's ever heard of Xavier Simon, he only appeared in two obscure issues - Detective Comics # 481 (January 1979) and  # 482 (March 1979), and he's a cheap knock-off of a far superior super-villain in the DC universe, Ultra-Humanite (previously blogged about here and here), who is also a mad genius who transfers his mind into the body of an albino ape (hey, great minds think a like - and apparently, also inhabit the same type of body) - but look at these action scenes below... THEY WOULD BE AWESOME IN LIVE ACTION.

Put that up on Imax 3D, Christopher!  You missed the proverbial boat, my friend.  One of these days, we will get a brawling Mind-Transferred Genius Albino Ape in a film!  It's what we deserve.  I'm going to start a petition.

Yeti on a Slurpee

Slurpee cup

Part of a whole monster series from the 1970s.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Top 10: Movie

Yeti hasn't really dominated the world of film like he has other media, particularly television.

But here's a go at ranking his best flicks. 

Now, don't get me wrong, Monsters, Inc is probably the best movie on the list. And Mummy 3 at # 1 doesn't mean it's a good film.  But it's a big, mainstream summer blockbuster and wins out because Yeti has a  significant role in the plot - more than just a cameo anyway. So I think, Yeti-wise, it was a pretty big deal.

Also: I've only seen the top four movies.  So I'm pretty biased. I just kind of guessed for numbers 5-10. Oh, and Rise of the Guardians isn't even out yet.  But you know, I think it's bound to be top 5 in this crowd. Time will tell if it will rise further.

Without further ado: THX logo, lion roar, world spin, mountain peak, lion's gate, huck finn in a cloud, etc. etc. ...

10) To Catch A Yeti

9) Lissi und der wilde Kaiser

8) Snow Creature

7) Man Beast

6) Yoko

5) Rise of the Guardians

4) Scott Pilgrim

3) Abominable Snowman of the Himalayas

2) Monsters Inc.

1) Mummy 3: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor


Cameo in sub-par movie:

Cameo in good movie:
Pirates! Band of Misfits

Cameo in unreleased (probably not good (Crossing my fingers, Genndy)) movie:
Hotel Transylvania

Main antagonist in schlocky horror movie:
Half Human
Snow Beast 
Rage of the Yeti
Yeti: Curse of the Snow Demon

Technically Not Yeti, but worth mentioning for historical reasons, movie:
Melies' Conquest of the Pole (1912)

Okay so did I miss any?

Jules Yeti

Yeti by Jean Jules

Tuesday, July 24, 2012


A reader writes:
Alot of the time I see yeti picture they don't have horns but some have satyr horns or ram-like horns? Are these still yetis or not?



They are still Yetis!  Here are some examples:
Yeti by Miles Collins

Yeti by Sigrid Rødli

Yeti by ~DogaXIII

TV Movie: Rage of the Yeti (2011)

So why do people sometimes depict Yeti with the curvy horns of a bighorn sheep? Or, for that matter, horns of any kind?  Like, what's with the horns?!

Well, it's certainly nothing to do with cryptozoology. Loren Coleman pointed out it's most likely due to the popularity of Star Wars' Wampa.   After "The Empire Strikes Back", the image of a horned, white-furred snow beast became permanently planted in people's minds.

But perhaps it goes deeper than that.  We've really always liked our hairy monsters to have horns.  Take Krampus, for example, who came out of Pagan traditions:

And be sure to blame the Ancient Egyptians (I do for most things), who were ga-ga about animals with horns and occasionally enjoyed sticking the things on their deities' heads.  Like their cow goddess, Bat.  She could easily pass as a modern day Yeti:

The Romans, being Egyptophiles, were horny for horns too:

They definitely give one a magical, other-worldly appearance. Just ask Tim:

Thanks, Julia!

Yeti Arcade: Games We'll Never Play?

Yeti's put in so many video games these days. Instead of "put a bird on it", they put a Yeti on it.


Here are some games in development that may never see the light of day.  But they got Yeti in there, so that bodes well.... don't it?

Game in Development
Game: Project Copernicus

Game: Gets to the Exit

Game: Astronaut Annie vs. The Rebel Space Yetis

Game: Cryptoid Blue

Game: Yeti Master

Game in Development

Game in Development

Game in Development