Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Review: Outer Space Men Astrodite Action Figure

The Outer Space Men, LLC Outer Space Men Astrodite Action FigureFigures like the long-awaited Astrodite make me wish the Four Horsemen's "Hopper Block" figure stands came out - she could benefit from a display stand. The exquisitely-sculpted figure made her debut at a Toy Fair-adjacent Four Horsemen-run party and exhibition where toy nerds ran rampant in 2013. We were waiting for this one for five years, continuing the proud tradition of making fans wait for The Outer Space Men. The figure finally shipped to American fans in 2018, with some mail orders taking a little while, but the important thing is she landed. Effectively a female Commander Comet [FOTD #330], Astrodite takes the same Glyos-based construction and gives you a new character whose ankles touch and make her hard to balance. It's still awesome.
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Thursday, September 6, 2018

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Review: Onell Design Glyos Mechabon Gendrone Revolution


Onell Design Glyos Mechabon Gendrone Revolution Action FigureNew molds in Glyos are far apart these days, so a new figure like the Mechabon Gendrone Revolution is exciting. It's $20, but it does double duty as a Gobon-adjacent robot and as a new form factor for ToyFinity's RoboForce. You get a lot out of this mold, with lots of big parts and cool weapons. The last all-new mold I recall was the Villser, which I must confess I have yet to actually purchase. But the Mechabon, this is the thing. You want this.
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Saturday, September 1, 2018

New Drop Thursday - Onell Design

https://onelldesign.blogspot.com/2018/08/sovereign-seclusion.html
Set those clocks!  9:30 PM Eastern Daylight Time, Thursday September 6.  Onell Design has a new drop called Sovereign Seclusion, and Matt Doughty has already dropped in a bunch of hints about this and subsequent releases. 

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Review: The Outer Space Men, LLC Outer Space Men Cthulhu Nautilus Action Figure

The Outer Space Men, LLC Outer Space Men Cthulhu Nautilus Action FigureAbsolutely no toy line has the right to employ the phrase "a long time coming" like The Outer Space Men. The line is 50 years old, and some of the toys took nearly 40 years from concept to product. The 45 years it took to get Gamma-X makes Cthulhu Nautilus seem speedy by comparison - the figure was teased in 2011 as a concept drawing, while the coloring and head were based on toymaker Mel Birnkrant's massive imagination. In addition to The Outer Space Men, Birnkrant also came up with dozens of other lines like the unrealized Monstro-City, and this 2018 Cthulhu Nautilus head looks a heck of a lot like a Cthulhu-inspired creature from that toy pitch.
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Thursday, July 12, 2018

Glyos Onell Design July 12 2018 Drop Menu

Wave 74! Vlixden, a new mold, and a couple of mystery figures await you. Click here to see the July 12 2018 Onell Design drop menu.

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Review: Onell Design Glyos Vlixden - Available Tonight at 9:30 PM EDT


Onell Design Glyos Vlixden Action FigureI can't believe this exists, either. I'm very excited as I type this.
To celebrate 2,000 Figure of the Day reviews, I asked the Onell Design chief if there might be something we can preview here early back in the spring - he did me one better and asked if I might like to collaborate on something, asking if there was anything I might like to see referenced in Glyos. I had a list of ideas going but I assumed if you're going to celebrate 2,000 reviews here and another 2,500 or so on Galactic Hunter, you probably want to go with the most-referenced holy grail/white whale - so this is what I suggested for it. Vlixden references Vlix, a figure truly deserving the title "rare" which I found out existed around 1989 and have been chasing ever since. I was very young then and I assumed by now I'd have one. I was wrong. The price can get comparable to a car.
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