Thursday, June 14, 2012

Sketch Card of the day- Whiplash!

Whiplash Sketch Card by Taylor Lymbery
Today's deviation is Whiplash! Growing up, I never really appreciated Whiplash like I do today. All in all, I remember feeling that his look on the vintage action figure was kinda, well... goofy. It was his teeth. The one thing that I did enjoy about this figure was the spring waste tail smashing action feature! He could clear a row of annoying Cobra soldiers firing at him! (cross brand play scenerio where Cobra Commander taps into a wormhole leading to snake mountain (good stuff!)) But overall, I did not really love this character. When the MYP or 200X series of action figures came to be, I had to change my mind. The Four Horsemen (Toy Sculptors) did a fantastic job redesigning this character! Easily, he is one of my favorite character designs in the MYP collection! The sculpt that they did is just beautiful! If you have not seen the design, go and look it up now! Now, Mattel has put out a Whiplash in the Classics line. The design goes back to more of the classic vintage look, hence the "Classics" in the title of, "Masters of the Universe Classics". I don't have this version, but I do want to get him. At first, I was adamant about getting him due to the fact that a load of fans said that his 200X head just looked ridiculous on the vintage styled body. After seeing more pics of the 200X head on the Classics body, I kind of don't agree. Yes the Classics 200X head is bigger than 200X head is in comparison to their bodies, but I'm ok with that. Oh, and the Classics version also has the vintage head with it, and I still think it looks absolutely ridiculous! It's the teeth. 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

Give us a like, if you want! And, if you like what we have, be sure to tell your friends! We need your word of mouth to help us keep making shows!

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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