Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Taylor's Toy Tuesday's DIY Custom- Buzz-Off!


Buzz-Off Custom Toy by Taylor Lymbery
Buzz-Off is an insect man from the Masters of the Universe. He is the heroic spy in the sky! He is without a doubt one of my favorite characters. I have a full run of Buzz-Off action figures in my collection. From the vintage, to the 200X, to the Classics, I love them all! I think what fuels my love of this character is his design. He has a brilliant design adding the bee elements to the man elements while still making him fit perfectly in He-Man's world, Eternia. My Custom toy of Buzz-Off is made from a RoseArt Color Blank Frog body. At first, I wasn't sure what I would use the frog body for. I had thought of doing a Mario inside of a frog suit. I then thought of doing a Battle Toad. I could not get past the idea of a frog. Then one day, I saw the body in a new light. I thought of the frog eyes as being Buzz-Off's helmet sitting on his head. I then extended his body a little to give him a look of having a long thorax. Add big monster feet, a warrior's belt, and insect wings and I was getting closer to what I wanted. After the paint application, I knew that I had made a great Buzz-Off! I then made the axe out of sculpey, painted, and sealed the entire toy. I glued brown pipe cleaner trimmed into pieces create the furry loin cloth. I'm really proud of this toy. I enjoy looking at his paint application and parts made for him. I think I will have a hard time selling him when that time comes!  Now, I've got some important updates, so more pictures will be at the end of this posting. Enjoy the pics. I've got to get back to illustrating comic books! :)

Just to let you know all know, I am taking commissions. If you would like to commission me for original artwork, head over to the commissions tab in store to see how. 

All throughout the month of Movember, I'll be growing a mustache to raise awareness of prostate cancer and I'll be taking donations for the Prostate Cancer Foundation. Do you want to donate?! Head on over to my Movember page to see photos of me struggling to make a blonde mustache show and to donate! 

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! 

The Xenex the Bug Man website is updated with rather grand news that the long awaited issue 4 is now up for order. It's a great looking comic book! Head on over to the Bug Man site and see what I'm talking about!

Now, you mighty be asking what this Marvin Dog media is. I've got answers. 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! The shows are great! If you are interested in what we got, go to Marvindogmedia.com  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

Give us a like! And, if you like what we have, be sure to tell your friends! We need your word of mouth to help us keep making shows!

Buzz-Off And Mossman Custom Toys by Taylor Lymbery

Buzz-Off And Mossman Custom Toys by Taylor Lymbery

Buzz-Off Custom Toy by Taylor Lymbery

Buzz-Off Custom Toy by Taylor Lymbery

Buzz-Off Custom Toy by Taylor Lymbery

Buzz-Off Custom Toy by Taylor Lymbery

Buzz-Off Custom Toy by Taylor Lymbery

Buzz-Off Custom Toy by Taylor Lymbery

Buzz-Off Custom Toy by Taylor Lymbery
I also have this posted in my devianart gallery here.

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