In the latest Talking Toys with Taylor and Jeff podcast, Jeff and I talk about the Maxx Steele Robo Force toy line. I have been holding off on posting any of these toys until we posted the show. I am so happy to finally show some of these toys off. Robo Force was created by the Ideal Toy Company (CBS Toys) in 1984. Each robot had crushing arm action feature and a suction cup on their bottom. As theoldrobots.com put it, "they resembled customized daleks." I came into possession of almost the entire run of the very short toyline due to a friend who wanted them to go to a good home. Well, fret not, they did go to a good home indeed. I need to say,"Thanks, buddy! I enjoy having them."
Today's Robot from the Maxx Steele Robo Force toy line is Coptor. Coptor is the enforcer of the Robo Force team. He is also the oldest of the good robots and was built by Dr. Fury. I honestly have not gone to watch the Robo Force cartoon, so I am not entirely sure where Dr. Fury falls in line of this series canon. Before I knew of the cartoon, I thought that there was just robots for this story line. That thought was based on the few mini comics that I had read. I would've been fine with that idea, but now that I know there are humans, I am absolutely intrigued. I guess I will have to watch this cartoon. So anyways, Coptor here is a really awesome robot to have in your Robo Force collection. One of the things that I love about this particular robot is that you get the only radio (to call Maxx Steele) in this toy line. The radio fits nicely into his back for storage along with a couple of slots for his firing weapons. He also features a free spinning rotor on the top of his head. One good thump, and Coptor is ready for a fun filled flying mission! That is until the rotor stops. Then Coptor will fall far from the sky. What can I say, there has to be some level of realism to everyone's imaginative play time. It helps build character.
Jeff and I have recorded a special episode of a dramatic reading of Maxx Steele Robo Force's mini comic, "Fortress of Steele"! You can listen to it on the marvindogmedia website!
I did buy a table for the Dallas Comic Con: Fan Days on October 4th-6th. If you are wanting a pre-Fan Days commission, let me know and I'll get it ready for pick up at that show.
Issue 5 of Xenex the Bug Man is available on indyplanet.com! 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.
I have posted some new shirt designs in my Cafepress store. Head over to my Cafepress store and get a shirt or a couple!
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 Marvindogmedia.com 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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