Thursday, August 2, 2012

Sketch Card of the Day- Dragstor!

Dragstor Sketch Card by Taylor Lymbery

Our sketch card of the day is Dragstor! If you hated the Masters of the Universe license and felt that you would never like it, this guy should in theory change your mind. This is one of those obscure characters that has a bit of a cult fan following, and I think it's due to his action figure and back story. Let's start with the cool figurine. This guy has only been made in the vintage line-up. He did not receive a 200X molding and he has yet to show up in the Classics toy line. The vintage action figure had a giant wheel in the center of his body. You would put a rip cord in his side, pull the rip cord and lay him down. He would take off on that wheel and knock things over at super sonic evil horde speed! This was a truly awesome action feature, and to top him off, he had an amazing evil horde look! Now his backstory, from what I found, is pretty cool too. I found two possible stories on First one is that, Ole' Draggy here was once a good friend to Extendar and he was once an Etherian athlete, that is until Hordak turned him into Dragstor with his evil experiments. The other was that Dragstor was a peasant of Etheria, that is until Hordak turned him into Dragstor with his evil experiments. Either way, this guy was doomed to be a Wheeled Warrior! (Ha, I made a toy within toy reference pun. If you are curious, look up Jaycee and the Wheeled Warriors) All in all, from backstory to action feature, I really feel that this character is a great addition to the MOTU universe. I am after the vintage action figure and if Mattel manages to include this guy in the Classics, I'm pretty sure I'll get one if the figure is at a good price. 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:
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