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perkristian

John Romero signed my chainsaw!

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Hello folks. I was really excited when I learned that John Romero would appear in Oslo. The chance to see him in person was something I just couldn't pass on, maybe even get his autograph - and what wouldn't be more awesome than having my Doom chainsaw signed by the man himself!
The chainsaw that I got on a garage sale many years ago is a McCulloch MAC-120, so it has a slightly different paint scheme than the Eager Beaver 2.0. In shape and size they are identical and all parts are interchangeable, so I replaced the chain brake cover on my saw with an Eager Beaver cover I got on eBay. I actually prefer the more yellow paint scheme on the MAC-120, and this is how I always envisioned the actual Doom chainsaw would look like, until I saw the picture of it on John Romero's blog. The chainsaw isn't particularly big, but still quite heavy - it's built like a tank, so I only brought the chain brake cover to the event.
After the interview/Q&A, John Romero stuck around to meet fans and sign stuff. When it came to my turn I showed him the cover and he instantly lit up and said; "The Eager Beaver!" and started talking about the actual Doom chainsaw. He is such a nice guy; totally down to earth and incredibly friendly - it was a real honor to meet him.

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The chainsaw that I got on a garage sale many ears ago


I'd recommend you use your chainsaws more cautiously.

Anyway, this is cool.

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As a hardcore Doom fan, this is as good as it gets :)

Don't worry; I know how to deal with chainsaws. I live on the countryside so I occasionally use chainsaws for real. This saw will of course never be used, only admired, a lot!

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Welcome back, and congratulations on getting that autograph!

Now go find some meat! :P

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If Gunnar Hansen was still alive...it'd be cool to have had him sign it next to Romero's.

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Thanks guys!

Gunnar Hansen passed away all too soon :(
If he were around, the proper chainsaw for him to sign would be a Poulan 245. They're hard to come by though, and are usually quite expensive when they show up on eBay, no matter the condition.

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Quick! Someone get Jon St John to sign a size 13 boot!

Awesome chainsaw brother! Now hunt down Bruce Campbell for his!

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Ha ha!
I guess I have a thing for chainsaws, but then again; who doesn't? I'm actually in the process of making a replica of the Evil Dead 2/Army of Darkness chainsaw - using a Homelite XL as the base of course.

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I just have to say how awesome that is. He probably hasn't signed many Eager Beavers over the years!

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Dude, you're a fraggin' genius! I would have never thought to have my chainsaw signed! (If I had one)

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Aww man that is too awesome! Such a great idea for a collectible item! I'd love to meet Romero. I'm jealous now. That must have been a great time!

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Thank you very much folks! Bringing the chainsaw was a no-brainer as I don't have much else when it comes to Doom memorabilia, but this chainsaw is sort of like the "holy grail" to me now :)

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nxGangrel said:

I would have never thought to have my chainsaw signed! (If I had one)

Since the very same kind of chainsaw was used as a reference for the games chainsaw sprites it kind of makes sense to get one signed.

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perkristian said:

This saw will of course never be used, only admired, a lot!


You never know...give it to your children and your children's children. Who knows, maybe one day one of your descendants will become a Space Marine on Mars and it will come in handy;)

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