Monday, September 10, 2012

Sketch Card of the Day- The Horde Trooper!

Horde Trooper Sketch Card by Taylor Lymbery
Our sketch card of the day is the Horde Trooper!  When I was a kid, I searched everywhere for this action figure! I really wanted one! Not only was this guy bigger than all of the other Masters of the Universe figures, but he also had a cool action feature of falling apart when you hit a big red button on his chest! Yeah! Think about it, if my Fisto action figure hit the Horde Trooper square in the chest, this guy would fall apart! This seems silly, but even now I am quite excited about the idea. Action features on toys, back when was a kid, was a deal breaker for me. Other than the really cool toy, the horde trooper was nothing more than a mindless robot that built up Hordak's army. The cartoon portrayed them as a basic army builder. There is not a lot to say about them having a back story or even a story to be excited about. The Horde Trooper action figure went to store shelves back in 1986. I never found one to add to my collection. These days I will check out the prices on ebay, and they are rather expensive for not being complete and really expensive if it has it's staff. I really don't see me getting one, because I just don't have the extra money for this. So far, there is no word of if Mattel will do a Masters of the Universe Classics version of this guy. If they do, I might look into getting one, but that depends on it's action feature...You can also see this art piece 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).
There's been an update to the store tabs on both Xenex the Bug Man, and this site. All of the print on demand issues, cafepress stores and commissions info will be under the new store tab on both this site and the Xenex the Bug Man site. Hopefully this page makes shopping a bit easier. Go and check it out! 

I just updated the Xenex the Bug Man website with rather grand news that the long awaited issue 4 is now up for order. It's a great looking comic book! Head on over to the Bug Man site and see what I'm talking about!

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 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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