Friday, February 15, 2013

Action Figure Friday- G.I.Joe 25th Anniversary- Cobra Ninja Viper!

There are times when I speak volumes of how cool my wife is for catering to my toy collecting habit. This is one of those times. As a collector, I do struggle at times to get away from work and stacking projects in order to hunt down those wonderful little plastic wonders that I love so much. So, back in 2008, when I felt that the 25th anniversary Joe line was kind of coming to an end, I was always on the look out for some of the last waves of action figures that I really wanted. One of the last guys I got from that years wave was this Cobra Ninja Viper. Ever since I saw press footage of this ninja, I knew that I had to have him in my collection. And who wouldn't want him, he's a BA ninja! When this toy hit the shelves, I had been working like crazy. I never really got away from work, and when I was home, I was trying to catch up on my artwork. To make matters worst, I ended up sick, so I was truly unable to go out toy hunting. One night I get a call from my wife. She was asking who it was I was looking for on my Joe roster. She had found a Cobra Ninja Viper, and wanted to make sure that I had not already picked one up. When she presented me with this toy, I instantly started to feel loads better and with good reason, this guy is chocked full of goodies! He has a back pack, two swords, and uzi, a dagger, a rope bundle, a claw, a pair of sickles, and a stand! One cool thing about this guy, other than the fact that he is an awesome Cobra ninja, is that you can actually place all of these items on the figure and there is nothing left that he can't hold, so he does not break Jeff's action figure rule: Toy has no more accessories than the character can hold. 

  I am on the hunt for most of the ninjas from the 25th anniversary line. I feel that they would go well with this uber awesome character in my collection. There are some new ninjas that have made me do a second look in the new Retaliation toy line. As soon as I finally see the Retaliation line back on the shelves here, I might have to pick up a few new action figures! You see more pics of this toy here on 

You can find this toy on Amazon here: GI Joe 25th Anniversary Cobra Ninja Viper Action Figure

I purchased a table for the Dallas Comic Con in May. I look forward to seeing all of the familiar faces and hopefully some new people stopping by to chat with us. 

I have posted some new shirt designs in my Cafepress store. Head over to my Cafepress store and get a shirt or a couple! 

I have all Xenex the Bug Man comic books available for print on demand. You can see that listing here on my store's tab for 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. 

If you have not heard about the Podcast called, "Talking Toys with Taylor and Jeff", then it's time I let you know! Jeff and I are on the show where we talk about toys! (Go figure, I mean Go action figure!) Seems simple enough. We pick out a toy line to discuss in each show. We share our childhood memories, our favorite five, and talk about the one toy in the line that got away. Jeff talks about how he cherished his toys and I talk about how they ended up in the garden! 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  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! And, be sure to give Jeff a hug. 

Taylor and Jeff: Action Figure Buddies for Life!

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