This toy marks a new year for me as a toy designer and fabricator in a couple of ways. First, as I progress as a toy creator, I push myself to be able to make a toy that is able to be reproduced by myself in mass to offer to you all. This toy does that by using molding processes and liquid plastics. Second, it solidifies my ongoing desire to make creatures and monsters for a living! I love making bright and colorful little monsters for you all to take home! If you think about it, my artist name, Barnlord, signifies that I work with creatures. They just happen to look like monsters! So, without any more hesitation, I present to you, "Cosmik Cat"! This project has been kept hidden in the dark for a while. I've been waiting for a good chance to spring him fourth to the public. The make-up of this creature is mainly fuzzy plush material with a scaly vinyl underbelly. His face and claws are made of a lightweight plastic with paint application. His tongue is made of a flexible silicon and his collar is a combination of plastic and soft goods materials. The toy pictured is the first prototype. I will have many more made soon. If you'd like to pre-purchase one, send me an e-mail. There are also more pictures of this piece below the important messages below.
I have been asked to help my amazing local community of Denton, Texas with their Mini A-Kon on February 28th, 2015. I'll be making a piece to auction there and doing a live sketch session there to add another piece for auction later that day. The money raised will go to the charity, "For the Love of Art": an art group helping the elderly. If you are in the area, stop by and say, "Hi"!
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 will be revamping my storenvy.com shop to sell my toys. Keep watch for some new exciting products over the year. 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!