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Starbound Monster Contest - Poptop. by Endling Starbound Monster Contest - Poptop. by Endling
Hey everyone! This was my entry to a monster design contest held by the fantastic folks over at Starbound .

The Poptop is going to be featured as a monster in the game when it releases later this year, and I'll be honest, I am totally thrilled to see how it will be implemented.

Thanks again to the good people of Chucklefish, for holding a contest like this and really bringing their community together. You can check out the other winners via the link above! The Throg and Bad Moon were particular favorites of mine.


Poptop design `Endling
Starbound Team Chucklefish
Throgs Redspacemonkey (from the SB forums)
Shamelessly Google image'd "science-y people" Respective owners
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:iconsupahdoge:
Supahdoge Featured By Owner 6 days ago  New Deviant
are poptops actually in the game?
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:iconaqua88888888:
aqua88888888 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Its sooo cute... kinda looks like mawile (pokemon)
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:iconikzan:
ikzan Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK!!!!!
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:iconthrondir:
Throndir Featured By Owner May 30, 2014
Saw the news tidbit on the Starbound site so I started googling. Can't wait to see this!
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:iconthedeciver2:
thedeciver2 Featured By Owner May 30, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Congratulations on the win! the poptop is so friggin cute!

( and if they monetize its cuteness by making it a mascot i hope you get a nice slice 'o' pie ;D )
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:iconbleazy02:
bleazy02 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014
Are Florans and Glitch included as species that should beware? Just putting that out there -n-
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:iconcashkingd:
CashKingD Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Needs to be added.
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:icontoamac:
toamac Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014   Digital Artist
is't me or do poptop look bit liek the pokemon mawile a bit
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:iconshiroh71:
Shiroh71 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
it whould make a cute pre-evolotion
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:icondhookdrake:
dhookdrake Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014
I can't wait to see these in the game. They look fantastic!
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:iconpyrmappege:
pyrmappege Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my gosh, I love this. :D
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:iconthe-fire-magician:
The-Fire-Magician Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014  Student General Artist
You're warnings have failed to effect me.  I want a poptop even more now and become a hoarder of them.  I will, however, be kind and put 50 of them of my friends house and when he gets home from raiding all day he will have a splendid surprise! :D
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:iconcg-vulpes:
CG-Vulpes Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014
a possible 7th gen pokemon XD jokes jokes, I love this design and the warning made me laugh, however this means im gonna have to get rid of my poptop, i did think it was a nice pet
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:iconkingnot:
KingNot Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014
Hmmm...
I got Starbound recently...

Haven't killed anything like a poptop yet.

On the other hand, IMO you helped inspire the "Floran" in a nice cliche reversal the "Plant People" aren't space hippies that are super wise and intelligent and all that like in most sci-fi.  Plants evolving into essentially animals would end up like "Carnivorous" plants unless they wanted to be helpless 24 hours for maybe 1 hour of slow motion.  Plants behaving like Animals would be pretty scary!
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:iconmaskstorm:
Maskstorm Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
That's so cool.
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:iconmichaeljfan77:
MichaelJFan77 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013
That's very well-made! ^^
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:iconthe-fire-magician:
The-Fire-Magician Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2013  Student General Artist
Awesome!  I love how cute it is!  I would love to capture a bunch of them and keep them as pets!
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:iconjaveloz:
Javeloz Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013
That is epic. :O
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:iconrimuneechan:
rimuneechan Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013
SO CUTE! JUST SO DAMN CUUUUTE
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:icondyingmarshmallows:
DyingMarshmallows Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013
Is it wrong i still want one for a pet?
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:icondragondeplatino:
DragonDePlatino Featured By Owner May 14, 2013
Absolutely hilarious...such a unique, creative design and an excellent demonstration of their abilities in a comical way! I should try this for some of my own races after I design them better...And...you're one of the dudes working on that new game, Starbound, right? *readies finger over the +watch button"
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:iconasrath:
Asrath Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Student General Artist
Awesome! Love the idea and the way you explained this creature!
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:iconpommydex:
PommyDex Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013
Poptops are so adorable!
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:iconnianto:
Nianto Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013
this is so cute and lovely!
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:iconx-nez-x:
X-Nez-x Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013
:O Gimme dat hat! *throws money at screen*
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:iconmondreus:
Mondreus Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013
DO WANT!
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:icongrim-puppet-demon:
grim-puppet-demon Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013
how would u deal with a pop top proactivly so you don't lose a limb?
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:iconbigfoot427:
Bigfoot427 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Hmm...Maybe if you had some raw meat nearby, you could probably pacify it.
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:icongrim-puppet-demon:
grim-puppet-demon Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013
lol that be cute
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:iconseelcudoom:
seelcudoom Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012
child: eye below both
adult:eyes above mouth
explain these shenanigans
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:iconyamon-venzli:
yamon-venzli Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
a late reply to this but....

a new born baby has about 350 bones.
An adult human has 206 bones.

explain these shenanigans and i'll consider your eye below eye above mouth explination
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:iconseelcudoom:
seelcudoom Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
they fuse
but that doesent work here
unless a poptops mouth fuses shut then another one opens up below the original
which would make sense actually
they love to eat
but they cant, which is why when they reach adulthood and have a mouth again there all pissed off
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:iconweaponstorm:
WeaponStorm Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
if you see well, the adult's eyes are on the bottom.
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:iconseelcudoom:
seelcudoom Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012
look at the picture with its mouth open, there on the top
though i guess it could be as it grows thwe sides of its mouth fuse and its eyes move a bit to the side
meh its a game were we will find cats attacking us in mini mechs i should stop being realistic and enjoy it
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:iconweaponstorm:
WeaponStorm Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
woops my bad
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:icon8darkness-seeker8:
8Darkness-Seeker8 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012
but......it's..... so... adorable.
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:iconnuffthemighty:
NuffTheMighty Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Hobbyist
Now I kind of need one of these as a pet.

And starbound is indeed awesome.
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:iconpimi1023:
PIMI1023 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Professional General Artist
please help pokemon with designs like this is awesomeeee !!!!!!!!!!
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:icondemialc-neeb-sah-em:
Demialc-neeb-sah-em Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012
Hah, nice! Quite a funny series. Gonna look at the rest of the entries now.
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:iconbookwormmk:
BookWormMK Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
It's creepy how realistic this is. You could almost think it's real government info...
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:iconsam-white:
sam-white Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
keep us updated, would love to see these guys in a game, the concept looks awesome
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:iconsonicmask2:
sonicmask2 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Hobbyist
this actually reminds me of a pokemon,mowile or something.. it's mostly just the colour and large arms.
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:iconendercube:
Endercube Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Gah, these are such brilliant designs. They remind me strongly of Mawiles.
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:iconaquariusyaoi:
AquariusYaoi Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012
very vey nice :OOOO
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:iconkitty15553:
kitty15553 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
i want a poptop cap and a popplush toy :)
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:icontsukasa57:
Tsukasa57 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012
you could be next creator of pokemon in my opinion
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:iconsnihplod:
snihplod Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
want. so muchhhhh</3
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:iconmomochili:
momochili Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012   Digital Artist
Where can I buy PopTop Cap? :D
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:iconmomochili:
momochili Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012   Digital Artist
I love it! :love: You're so awesome !
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:iconthegodeater:
thegodeater Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012
this was a funny read and really great design.
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