Thursday, August 16, 2012

Sketch Card of the day- Extendar!

Our sketch card of the day is Extendar! This guy was once described as being reminiscent to an old time bar of soap. I'm not sure how I feel about having a Masters of the Universe character made fun of in such a way. But, at first glance, he could be thought of in that way. If you need to see what I'm talking about, here's a link to the toy. Look at him in squatted form to get the soap look. From the information I found on this character, Extendar was abducted by Hordak for evil experiments.  He escaped the Evil Horde before the effects of the experiments had fully taken effect, but was forever transformed into a mechanized warrior, capable of extending his body length by over 50 percent. Depending on the canon, Extendar was either an Eternian knight or an Etherian athlete and former friend of Dragstor. You remember Dragstor don't you?! This is one of those characters that I overlooked as a child. His armor is a pearl color with gold detailing, and he was just a little to weird for me. I think I'm having second thoughts about that. Granted, he's a bit... what's the word for looking like a bar of soap, bulky and pearl white, the extending feature is rather cool. That's a selling point! Also added to the neat-o feature of him extending, he also sported a red shield that unfolded to add to the idea of this guy extending out. Another selling point! One fun fact that is featured on this guy's toy listing on is that he has a peace sign sculpted on the back of his mechanical neck. It's a peace sign from Etheria! That could be a selling point! I'm not sure if I can make enough selling points to make this guy seem really cool. Maybe he would have fared better with me as a child if he wasn't pearly white. Maybe a silver instead? I personally don't have an action figure of this character and as far as I know, there is only one; the vintage one. I have seen this guy go for $50.00 on line and in a couple of resale shops. I'm not sure I am ready to drop that kind of money on this guy, so I'll want till I find a deal on him. As many selling points as I made today, I'm still in no hurry... 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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