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."
The robot I am talking about today is Blazer. Blazer is the Saxophone playing firefighter/ firestarter robot of the Robo Force. He was voted most likely to resemble a firefighting engine in his robot graduating class. Ok. I was kidding about him being in school. Robots don't go to school, they are programmed. Back when I was a kid, I always wanted a Blazer, but I could only find Maxx, which I owned. When I got the box of Robo Force toys that was given to me, I was a giddy that I finally got a Blazer. One of the things that I never realized about this robot was that his head cannon is a basic water blaster which works like a water bulb that you use to clean out your ears. It's an extremely simple feature, but very effective. Along with his head cannon, he has the basic crushing arms feature and suction cup that seems to barely work that all of the Robo Force robots sport. Now, I'm not exactly sure what all accessaries Blazer came with, but from his package picture, I think that the two red blasters was all he had. I am pretty sure that this comic also came with him since it features him more than the other in package comic I have for Robo Force. These toys are very simple. Their vehicles are simple, and even the playset, The Fortress of Steele, looks a bit simple, but I will have to say that they do have a great punch of action features and play value. If you are able to get some of these toys without having to spend a fortune, I say go for it. They are fun to have, fun to talk about and fun pieces to show.
Back not too long ago, I posted an Action Figure Friday where I talked about the Savage He-Man. I wanted to post an update on him since I have refurbished his paint. It took a while to get the color of his hair matched. I didn't have too much of a problem getting his boots and belt color correct, as well as his teeth and eyebrows. I know that he did not come with the Zodac black armor and blaster, but honor of what Mattel did with the Wun-Dar MOTU Classics action figure, I figured I would go ahead and get a black blaster for him. I'm very happy with this addition to my Masters of the Universe toy collection.
I'm scheduled to be on the DELol show on Sunday June 23rd talking about Xenex the Bug Man, my custom toys, and Jeff and I's podcast, Talking Toys with Taylor and Jeff. I'll be on air with Taffeta, the DELol crew and the Clever Girl Cabaret performers. If you haven't listened to the DELol show, you are truly missing out.
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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The Loosely Based Podcast on facebook
The Pilot Episode on facebook
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