B-MANAJERK: That tears it!

CAPTION: *PixelBlocks*

CAPTION: *Substitute*


Introduced in 2003, PixelBlocks are small plastic bricks similar to Legos.  Whereas Lego bricks come in different shapes and sizes, all PixelBlocks share a single form, resembling a tiny cube that can interlock with other PixelBlocks on every surface.  As such, PixelBlocks resemble pixels on a computer screen, and may be assembled into the shapes of low-resolution images, such as sprites form classic video games.

The author seems to have embraced PixelBlocks in the mid-2000s, adding them to his extensive collection of Legos.  His bedroom walls are decorated with—among other things—PixelBlock images of Super Mario, Sonic the Hedgehog, Link from The Legend of Zelda, Samus Aran from Metroid, Sonichu, Rosechu, and himself.  He evidently took several PixelBlock compositions with him to the 2005 Anime Mid-Atlantic convention, although there is no indication that they served any purpose.  In anticipation of the release of the PlayStation 3 console in November 2006, Mr. Chandler built a facsimile of the PS3 “from Legos and PixelBlocks!” and presented it in a video submitted as a contest entry to win a real PS3.  It should come as no surprise then, that he considers his proficiency with the toys to be a special talent.

How Chris could use PixelBlocks in combat, though, is less clear.  This page requires us to indulge several conceits.  Firstly, we must accept that Chris carries enough PixelBlocks on his naked hedgehog body to construct a life-size replica of himself.  Secondly, it must be accepted that he can assemble such a decoy so quickly that his enemy would not even notice until he had flown away to a safe distance.  Thirdly, assume the decoy may somehow hover to effectively stand in for a flying target.  Fourthly, we need to suspend disbelief that the B-Manajerk could possibly mistake the PixelBlock Chris for the real one, especially since it doesn’t even have his cranial wings.  Fifthly, we can only take the author’s word that upon splitting PixelBlocks with a battle axe, B-Manajerk would be showered with flying bits of plastic shrapnel, sharp enough to become lodged in his face.