Tom Hanks and Tony Hawk don't usually cross paths but when they do, it's where dreams turn into reality, almost.
The skateboarding champion tweeted out what seemed, on first glance, to be a totally normal PS3 cover of one of Pro Skater titles. Until you saw it.
Hey @tomhanks, if we both acknowledge that we’ve seen this then maybe people will stop sending it to us... looking forward to seeing your signature moves though. #shimmyshimmycocoapop pic.twitter.com/HZFOkEsI7o
— Tony Hawk (@tonyhawk) September 18, 2019
Tom Hanks' mug, safely protected by a BMX helmet, was plastered on the cover with tiny Tom Hanks' doing some pretty radical moves. It was a mockup made by Adam Mathew for the Australian PlayStation Official Magazine years ago, but IGN's local games editor saw that, after all these years, Mathew's creation has gone full circle.
I can’t remember what issue of Official PlayStation Magazine - Australia this appeared in, but I’d bet my left nut @Grizwords never expected it’d ever actually make its way to Tony Hawk. https://t.co/3Pj9zgdzY6
— Luke Reilly (@MrLukeReilly) September 18, 2019
The Tony Hawk skateboarding games changed a lot from the start of the series in 1999, through multiple sequels and spin-off, before its mediocre end with 2015’s Tony Hawk Pro Skater 5.
Sadly, this means I'll probably never be able to launch Tom Hanks into the air to perform a 360 Shove It and Benihana combo. But if someone ever has the time to make the world's best skateboarding mod, please keep me abreast of the situation.
Tony Hawk has admitted he's seen it so now the the skateboard's in your halfpipe, Tom.