Ralph McQuarrie truly was the design God behind the original trilogy. There were a few things that did not make the final cut. That is expected, I have a load of unused designs that are sitting around from Xenex the Bug Man. In the late 90's, Hasbro, under the Kenner banner, made three extended universe vehicle toys with pilots based on those design drawings for the Power of the Force 2 toyline. The one that I got recently was the Air Speeder. This was one of those vehicle sets that I had set out to find when the toys released. I had found one at a Target in my home town, but I was short on cash. I new I was getting a paycheck the following day and would then have money. So, I hid the toy elsewhere in the store in order to hopefully buy it later. I went back the following day and it was no where to be found. I want to be upset, but, to be honest, I can't fault the Target floor recovery team for being so good at their job. Since then, I would look for this toy on ebay, but I wasn't sold on spending $30.00 on it or getting one that was in bad shape. I eventually stopped looking for a long time. The first day of the Dallas Comic Con 2013 my best toy buddy Jeff from Marvindog media presents me with a boxed version of this toy. I squealed like a crazy person! I debated if I should leave the toy in the box for about 45 seconds and then tore into the package. I have the box packed away and I have this toy now hanging from my ceiling. Now to find the Cloud Car!
Now you can find this toy at an affordable price on amazon.com!: SW EU Air Speeder.
I did buy a table for the Dallas Comic Con: Fan Days on October 4th-6th. If you are wanting a pre-Fan Days commission, let me know and I'll get it ready for pick up at that show.
Issue 5 of Xenex the Bug Man is available on indyplanet.com! 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.
I have posted some new shirt designs in my Cafepress store. Head over to my Cafepress store and get a shirt or a couple!
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 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
If you like what we have, be sure to tell your friends! We need your word of mouth to help us keep making shows!
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