AVGN Image archives #2

James / November 16th, 2012

More images from the archives.

Craig and I at the Iron Man tournament 2008. That’s me playing Silver Surfer to a live crowd as part of an improvisational live AVGN act. Next time I try that, I’ll need some notes at least. Coming up with stuff on the spot wasn’t easy.


Iron Man 2008 Q&A session. I’m in front of a blank screen which made it look like some kind of photo shoot.


The original “friends” on the Nerd’s MySpace page.


An old profile pic from the MySpace page. This was a video still from the Roger Rabbit episode. This was an improvised bit that never made the final cut because… I forgot to switch the audio input to Line 2, meaning there was NO AUDIO. What a jackass I was.


From what I recall, a fan was making a tournament fighting game based on the Nerd, and wanted to use the Nerd room as a stage. I gave him these video stills. I don’t remember if the game was finished or not.


More references for the Nerd’s stage in the fan-made tournament fighter.

I think Mike compiled all these stills from the Nerd episodes, whenever there’s a TV in the shot. I don’t remember why, but I remember Mike telling me how much he liked the shots when you see the Nerd with the TV because it feels genuine. You know I’m actually playing the game when you see it and I together. I admit, I love them myself, but they’re very hard to light. I usually have to bring down the brightness on my TV screen or else it appears blown out white. One of these shots is blue-screened and composited in later. Can you guess which one?


The original Angry Nintendo Nerd image on Cinemassacre. The first still image of the character EVER.


And how it appeared on the old site.


Mike’s painted title card of the Nintendo Power episode, before it was finished.


  • Piroshok

    November 16, 2012 at 10:07 am

    Cool stuff! I think 1st column, 2nd row is blue-screened=)

  • MetalHorrorNES

    November 16, 2012 at 10:52 am

    Nice James! I can’t wait for Volume 6 and the movie to come out!

  • DragonSan

    November 16, 2012 at 11:50 am

    Actually the blue screened is the 1st in the 4th row. ID4 review.

  • strint519

    November 16, 2012 at 11:56 am

    I’d say the blue screen image would be the one with Mike as the lion since he was peltting you with shit.

  • Connor

    November 16, 2012 at 3:11 pm

    Either the one with Mike as the lion pelting James with shit or the one at the very bottom on the left hand side. Gotta be one of those.

  • November 16, 2012 at 9:29 pm

    Defenitely the Wizard of Oz one (Dark Side of the moon synced). I love it when you show stuff like this. I’m very interested in how you setup the second nerd room, with the computer in the back and everything.

  • November 17, 2012 at 12:54 am

    It’s the Wizard of Oz one, yes.

  • Aramus

    November 17, 2012 at 7:59 am

    Such a cool painting. Sometimes I forget that Mike does all the awesome AVGN art. He should totally make an art site.

  • taykel

    November 17, 2012 at 10:21 am

    I really like these rare images. Please bring more here to the site.

  • Lou1148

    November 18, 2012 at 12:57 am

    The old site!!!

  • Digger318

    November 18, 2012 at 5:55 pm

    Would it be possible to have reference photos of the current nerd room to make a LEGO set out of it? O_O

    thanks 😛

  • iz7z

    November 18, 2012 at 8:04 pm

    mike done a good job as the lion!

  • Ben_from_G-town

    February 15, 2013 at 10:05 am

    Awesome pictures. It’s a nice time warp. If I had to guess which TV screen was blue-screened in, I’d say the one with you playing Wii as an old man.

  • Ben_from_G-town

    February 15, 2013 at 10:06 am

    It looks like I was wrong! Oh well! 😛 Anyway, the screen looks REALLY good on that Wii one!

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