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 is Maxx Steele, the leader of the Robo Force. THis was the robot that I had when I was a kid and to be honest, who wouldn't want to have Maxx first in their collection? Maxx has a couple of extra play features other than his crushing "robot-hug" arm feature and suction cup base. Mr. Steele also features an opening drawer that can hold his extra weapon and a plug port to put his dual barreled laser blaster on his back. I really dig the look of this guy. Out of all of the robots in this toy line, Maxx has the more unique body sculpting with little re-use of already made parts. Maxx also has the best suction cup of all of the robots from this toy line.
Even though his extra action feature gun storage is kind of lame, I am very happy to see the nice sculpting that is inside the storage area. If you happened to lose your outer storage door, like I did, you still had the sculpting to embellish his chest. When I lost my door as a kid, that became Maxx's servicing port for Cobra to use to program him. If you happen to be able to get your hands on one of these gems, I would suggest it. They are simple and fun, and with the new Robo Force line trying to get put into the works, these toys are becoming harder to get.
I'm scheduled to be on the DELol show on Sunday July 21st to have a good old fashioned "Throw down in the toy isle" toy quiz compatition between Jeff and I. You need to tune in to the DELol show that Sunday. It will be fun!
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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