Monday, July 30, 2012

Sketch Card of the Day- Blast Attak!

Blast Attak sketch card by Taylor Lymbery

And just when you thought the He-Man sketch cards were done, I bring them back! Trust me, I have a whole binder full of these guys. Even if I stopped making anymore of these sketch cards, I still have a load of them to post. SO... With that being said, our sketch card of the day is Blast Attak! Now this is one of those characters that came around at the end of the vintage Masters of the Universe line. He's very weird, though I would love to own one. I did some research on this guy and was left empty handed as far as background story. I've seen fan art of him where he is in the 200X style design with a snake man emblem on him. I'm not sure, but I think he might be a snake man exploding robot. If you are reading this, and you know, let me know in the comments, cause I am stumped. Now, I mentioned that this guy exploded. He did. His action figure came in two halves. You put Blast Attak together and then then inserted a cord in his back. If you hit the plunger on the cord, he'd explode! I remember wanting this guy for that very reason! Think about it.  Let's say that the good guys are trying to close up Grayskull. Blast Attak is able to get half his body in the draw bridge door, and then, "Boom!". He would basically blow the door off of his hinges! At the least, that's how I envisioned him as a kid. Beside the exploding feature, he is basically a very cool robot looking dude, and let's be honest, having another robot in the MOTU universe is just plain awesome! You can also see this art piece here.

There's been an update to the store tabs on both Xenex the Bug Man, and this site. All of the print on demand issues, cafepress stores and commissions info will be under the new store tab on both this site and the Xenex the Bug Man site. Hopefully this page makes shopping a bit easier. Go and check it out! 

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 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
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The Pilot Episode on facebook

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1 comment:

  1. Ha! I just found a listing for this character! He's a creation of King Hsss!