Friday, June 29, 2012

Sketch Card of the Day- Snout Spout!

Snout Spout Sketch Card by Taylor Lymbery

Today's deviation is Snout Spout! Ok, so this guy has an elephant head. There are times I think that this type of mash up only works in the Masters of the Universe, um, universe. Ok, I know it only works in the MOTU world. As far as I know, there was not a lot of background story on this guy before the Classics version toy came out last year with a new biography for him. And I have to admit, I really like the bio. The quick idea is that this guy was kidnapped by the Horde and fitted with cybernetic parts. He was able to escape, and seeing what he was, took the name Snout Spout and used his mechanical trunk to shoot water. Interesting; do they have elephants on Eternia or Etheria?  I don't know, but he became the elephant headed heroic master of firefighting! I had this guy in the vintage toy form when I was a kid. He was pretty cool. He came around towards the end of the line when a lot of fans feel that the Masters of the Universe was getting a little too weird (Not sure that is entirely possible). I really liked him. This guy is one of those characters that you think is cool, but can't bring yourself to get on your own. I never sought this action figure on my own. I thought he was silly. He was given to me by a friend and I never would have liked him if I didn't have him in my hands! I think his action feature mixed with his appearance mixed with actually holding him is what made him cool. Does that make any sense? I'm still after a vintage version of this guy, and I am also after the NECA statction 200X design of him (this sketch card is based on that design), AND the Masters of the Universe Classics release of him too. Again, he seems silly, but because it's Masters of the Universe, I think he works! You can also see this sketch card here.

Just a quick update: I did go ahead and purchase a table for the Fan Days Convention in October. So I will be there (given that I don't have another mishap).

Now, you mighty be asking what this Marvin Dog media is. I've got answers. I had been working with a good friend of mine, Jeff McGee, before I got sick on designing logos and banners for a podcast that I am on and logos and banners of podcasts that other friends are on. I have listened to all of the shows so far and they are great! Jeff and I are on the show where we talk about toys! (Go figure, I mean Go action figure!) That show is called Talking toys with Taylor and Jeff. The other two shows are The pilot episode, where Jeff and Josh Taylor break down the Pilot Episode in TV series, and The Loosely Based Podcast where Husband and wife, Brynna and Jeff, compare the book to the movie adaptation! Again, the shows are great! If you are interested in what we got, go to  and give us a listen. You can subscribe to the shows on itunes and get up to date info on upcoming shows on facebook:

Talking Toys with Taylor and Jeff on facebook

The Loosely Based Podcast on facebook

The Pilot Episode on facebook

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Now, I'm opening commissions for 2.5" X 3.5" sketch cards. They are $10 + shipping and handling which will be $6 in the continental United States of America. I'll have to get a quote for any territories outside of that. I will also open up my 7" X 10.5" colored page line drawings for commissions. Same price as the sketch cards, but I'll have to check on the shipping (due to the difference in size). If you want to see what I mean by colored sheet drawing, go here. If you want a sketch card, send me an e-mail to Name your character and we will go from there. I take paypal.

 I want to make sure you all have links to the projects and sites that I work on. Here is the listing. 

Here's what I have:

Twitter: Barnlord
Deviantart: Barnlord
Cafepress art shop: Taylor Lymbery's Pop Parody art Shop 
About Me page: Taylor Lymbery
Xenex Website:
Xenex on Facebook: Xenex's faceybook
Xenex Cafepress art shop: Xenex the Bug Man shop
Kent Issue I worked on: Kent Issue #1 
Unstoppable Force website: Unstoppable Force

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