Friday, June 15, 2012

Sketch Card of the Day- Rio Blast!

Rio Blast Sketch Card by Taylor Lymbery
Today's deviation is Rio Blast! I just want to start off by stating how out of place I feel this character is in the MOTU universe! I love this character, but the cyborg gun toting limbs space cowboy doesn't really fit. Secondly, his name screams something of a extremely Cool-Aid flavor, strange love making act or a water slide park from the early 90's! (Tubular) But yet, here we have a cyborg with hidden blaster toting appendages in space marshall digs with an incredibly simple yet flamboyant name. As a kid, I remember searching for Rio Blast. I knew he didn't fit, but he was so unique that I just had to have him in my collection! I would imagine what he could do to help He-Man and the Masters with all of the gun power that he was toting. And then I would think of scenarios where Skeletor would offer him a job playing in on his space cowboy loneliness personality to turn him from the Masters. In the end, his loyal heart of gold would bring him back to the good and he would blast evil with the super awesome giant blaster backpack and thigh and chest cannons! I imagined a lot, but was never able to get him. To this day, I am still trying to get a Rio Blast that will not cut too deep into my toy budget. Years later, I essentially got my "Rio Blast" when I got Marshall Bravestarr, but it just wasn't the same. When the 200X series was being made, I had really hoped that Rio would be made in action figure form. We weren't so lucky. He did however get made in the MYP vain as a staction or statue figurine. I am also after this one... at a decent price. So far, no luck. So, with the classics series running, I'm going to have to breakdown and get Mr. Blast. Let's hope he worth the price tag by the time he comes out! You can also see this sketch card here.

Just a quick update: I did go ahead and purchase a table for the Fan Days Convention in October. So I will be there (given that I don't have another mishap).
Now, you mighty be asking what this Marvin Dog media is. I've got answers. I had been working with a good friend of mine, Jeff McGee, before I got sick on designing logos and banners for a podcast that I am on and logos and banners of podcasts that other friends are on. I have listened to all of the shows so far and they are great! Jeff and I are on the show where we talk about toys! (Go figure, I mean Go action figure!) That show is called Talking toys with Taylor and Jeff. 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 Husband and wife, Brynna and Jeff, compare the book to the movie adaptation! Again, 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

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Now, I'm opening commissions for 2.5" X 3.5" sketch cards. They are $10 + shipping and handling which will be $6 in the continental United States of America. I'll have to get a quote for any territories outside of that. I will also open up my 7" X 10.5" colored page line drawings for commissions. Same price as the sketch cards, but I'll have to check on the shipping (due to the difference in size). If you want to see what I mean by colored sheet drawing, go here. If you want a sketch card, send me an e-mail to Name your character and we will go from there. I take paypal.
 I want to make sure you all have links to the projects and sites that I work on. Here is the listing. 

Here's what I have:
Twitter: Barnlord
Deviantart: Barnlord
Cafepress art shop: Taylor Lymbery's Pop Parody art Shop 
About Me page: Taylor Lymbery
Xenex Website:
Xenex on Facebook: Xenex's faceybook
Xenex Cafepress art shop: Xenex the Bug Man shop
Kent Issue I worked on: Kent Issue #1
Unstoppable Force website: Unstoppable Force

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