Friday, May 3, 2013

Action Figure Friday- Road RIpper!

This is one of those Masters of the Universe vehicles that I ended up getting way after the line was over and I got a wild hair to collect all of these He-Man toys as an adult. I got this Road Ripper in the aftermarket on ebay for pretty cheap. I think I spent maybe five dollars with shipping included. Originally, this toy had only a few of its stickers, which were in bad shape, and it was missing it's rip-cord. I ended up downloading the scanned decals on, scanning in my salvaged stickers from my toy, combining the two and using photoshop to clean up the decals. I tried to get the stickers as close as I could to the original decals that were supplied with the toy. I printed them off on a sticker sheet and laminated the decals with a sealing tape. Later on, I got a rip-cord from DFW Vintage toys to complete this bad boy! This is a very simple Masters of the Universe vehicle, but the design and play value are fantastic. When I got the rip-cord, I sat and played with this thing over, and over, and over. It really is fun! The only complaint that I have is that I didn't have a friend over to wheel the toy back to me. Instead, I had to walk across the room to get it...

If you have a Road Ripper that you are trying to refurbish, you can download the original file here to print your own sticker sheets. Just a warning, I do retain a small bit of copyright on this sticker sheet due to the photoshop work that I did to "clean" the decals. The rest (and almost all) of the copyright goes to Mattel who is the sole copyright holder of the original Road Ripper decal design. Please do not print off my decals to sell on ebay. If I see this happening I will report you to ebay. This is for anyone and everyone who has a Road Ripper that they would like to clean up. These decals are not absolutely perfect and therefore not official. The color may be a little off and the trim lines may not be exact, but I tried to get it as close as I could to the original. Enjoy.

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:
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. He's feeling a bit grumpy.

Taylor and Jeff: Action Figure Buddies for Life!

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