Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Sketch Card of the Day- Sssqueeze!

Sssqueeze Sketch Card by Taylor Lymbery

Today's deviation is Sssqueeze!  Man oh man, did I want this action figure when I was a kid! This character was all arms, and when I say all arms I mean that he had 12 inches of arms for a 5 inch toy. The idea with this guy was that he had snake arms that were like a boa constrictor. He would (yep you got it) sssqueeze his victims! The vinatage figurine had more of a Tyrannosaurus Rex head, which seemed a little off to me. When the 200X cartoon came around, I was excited to see how Sssqueeze was remade into a true snake man. I was hoping that fans would get a cool action figure of him for the toy line. No such luck, but like Rio Blast and a few other redesigned characters from the 200X series, we did get a Statue from the company NECA. This sketch card design is based on that 200X design. I really love this design, but my one complaint with him was that his redesign had snake faces on his hands. The vintage didn't have face hands. Instead he had regular snake hands. Oh wait! I can't believe I just said regular snake hands. I know snakes don't have hands, and I know He-Man is a fantasy, but come on! Funny thing to think about is every time this guy claps his hands, he's actually skull bashing himself! Maybe Mattel will offer interchangeable hands with and without faces for the Masters of the Universe Classics action figure! 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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