This marks the first Marvel Comics based custom toy to date. To be honest, I'm really glad that it was Iron Man. This is a commission piece for a good California friend of mine. He wanted a cool custom toy for his son who is a big Iron Man fan. When I first started talking about what design to do, I really wanted to make an Iron Man 2020 toy, but there was a want for a more armory look. I used aspects of the Iron Man 3 suit and the Iron Man 2020 costume and combined them together. I used a Creatology Egg head vinyl blank toy to make this custom. When I painted the toy, used a painting technique where I used my fingertip to rub the paint onto specific areas to make the metallic sheen really pop. After the body was painted, I painted Glow in the Dark application into the eyes and arc reactor on the chest. I decided to make a box for Iron Man to break out of to give the toy a dynamic base than just the basic round base. I think the effect of the box works better than the basic base. If I make another Comic Book custom toy, I might have to explore this type of base again. Now, if anyone wants to commission me for a comic book custom toy, send me a message! I'll have more pictures after the wordage below... as always!
I will have a table for the Dallas Comic Con: Sci-Fi Expo, February 8-9th. If you are wanting a pre-Sci-Fi Expo commission, let me know and I'll get it ready for pick up at that show. I also have the table purchased for the Dallas Comic Con in May. If you want pre-show pieces for that show, let me know.
I have opened a storenvy.com shop to sell my toys. Here's the link: http://taylorlymbery.storenvy.com/
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:
Talking Toys with Taylor and Jeff on facebook
The Loosely Based Podcast on facebook
The Pilot Episode on facebook
If you like what we have, be sure to tell your friends! We need your word of mouth to help us keep making shows!
All pictures of "Tony Breaks Free" custom toy is copyright © Taylor Lymbery 2013. All Rights Reserved. You can see this piece in my deviantart gallery as well here.
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