Friday, May 17, 2013

Action Figure Friday- G.I.Joe 30th Anniversary- Hazard Viper!

When a place is lived in, it gets gross after a while. I fear that is just a plain fact, wether you yourself are really dirty or not. I consider myself relatively clean, but when I cleaned my old apartment when I moved out, I found that two to three years in there left a gross mess. I probably being really hard on myself taking this to a ridiculous level, but I felt like it took days to clean that place up. On one of my trips to the store to pick up cleaning supplies, I came across two G.I.Joe carded action figures. Now at this time, finding a G.I.Joe action figure was really rare for my area. I am not sure why, but the 30th anniversary and the POC toys flew off of shelves and then never came back. The two toys were the 30th anniversary Iron Grenadier and the 30th anniversary Hazard Viper. At the time, I could only afford one of the two. So, to be fitting of my bio-hazard situation, I chose the Hazard Viper, who is a Toxic Specialist! He helped me clean the rest of the apartment... Well, no he didn't, but I did have him set up on the kitchen counter. I sought after several of the 30th anniversary line action figures, but only found a couple, one being this Hazard Viper. All in all, I really like this toy. I feel that the reuse of parts that he has is well used. My only complaint is that I feel that the two pistols and the arc cutter were not really needed for this toy. He has no way to hold these extra accessories. I could give the guns to other characters in Joe lines that might need the extra weapons, but I hate breaking up the accessories that this guy came with. I'm afraid I'll forget what parts came with what toy, which is silly due to the fact that sites like which archive in photographic form what parts go with what action figure. I don't know, I'm a weird guy like that. 
Amazon has a listing for this toy here: 

G.I. Joe 30th Anniversary 3 3/4 Inch Action Figure Hazard Viper Toxin Specialist

I have our table setup for the Dallas Comic Con this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. We are at table 197 on the ground floor. I didn't snag a good pic of the table to post, but look out for the Xenex the Bug Man banner and the Marvindog Media banner. I look forward to seeing all of the familiar faces and hopefully some new people stopping by to chat with us.

I have posted some new shirt designs in my Cafepress store. Head over to my Cafepress store and get a shirt or a couple! 

I have all Xenex the Bug Man comic books available for print on demand. You can see that listing here on my store's tab for comic books. 

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. 

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 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! 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:
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