Recently I was asked to make a cake topper for two of my great friend's, Travis and Amanda's, wedding. I was deeply honored and knew that there would be challenges. My first challenge was to add a good deal of movement to make the toy truly dynamic in its design. I wanted there to be a focal point for display, but have it available to be seen from any side. I covered every inch of the rocket and characters with detail. I spared no space. My second challenge was in engineering. I used a wire wreath to make the structure for the smoke. I bent it into shape to make it spiral around from the base. The wire on its own, though did not hold up very well. I added the dowel rod laser blast into the cloud work to add a pillar to help support the toy. The second laser blast was added as a second pillar to help support the rocket. As I took the toy to Austin, I was so afraid that it would not make the journey. I made one small repair when I got to the hotel. The wedding was a blast and the married couple loved their new custom toy! That's a win in my book!
I'll have more pictures after the wordage below... as always!
Recently, I was being filmed for a convention documentary called, Unconventional. You can see it here. While you are at it, you should check out Johnathan Paul's other video work here.
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.
I have opened a storenvy.com shop to sell my toys. Here's the link: http://taylorlymbery.storenvy.com/
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 show is The pilot episode, where Jeff and Cory break down the Pilot Episode in TV series. 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:
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 now, pictures!!!
All pictures of "The Adventures of Rocket Boy and Lazer Girl" custom toy is copyright © Taylor Lymbery 2014. All Rights Reserved. You can see this piece in my deviantart gallery as well here.