Friday, March 15, 2013

Action Figure Friday- MOTU- Roton!

I'm going classic today with a true classic in the vintage Masters of the Universe toy line. Today, I bring you the mighty evil sawing vehicle, Roton! Let me just start off by saying this, I loved this toy. At one point I had two of these vehicles. I'm not exactly sure why, but I did. For me, I could put just about any sized action figure in this thing and it would work in my play scenarios. I remember that I could fit about four to fives G.I.Joes in there to saw their way into a Cobra camp, or vice versa. Now, let me also say this, my Dad hated this toy because it made this awful clicking noise every time it moved forwards or backwards on its hidden wheel. Did I mention how much I loved playing with this thing? I remember times when I would try and push this toy across the carpeted floor right next to my Dad's orange lounge chair while he watched his shows. Some times, I would put one hand in each of the two Rotons and walk-push them across the floor right next to his chair, again, while he watched his stories. I also remember him taking the toy/toys away till his show was over. Seriously, if you did not see that one coming, you don't know the annoying power of this noise maker. It's really loud. This is the only version of this toy made. There was a model of this vehicle made that had a face shield attached to it. I've personally never seen one of these models in person and I don't think I ever will. Now, I doubt that Mattel will ever make this in the Classics toy line due to the "under" success of the Wind Raider that they put to market about a year ago. But, If they were to make this thing in the Classics scale, I would totally be on board to buy one for my collection. Hell, I might even buy two, for old time's sake. 

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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