Friday, February 24, 2017

New Glyos - February 28 Onell Design Drop
New Onell Design stuff next Tuesday!  At 9:30 PM EST, you'll see some clear figures, some fully-painted figures, and some mystery figures.  We're told there won't be any Outer Space Men, though.

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Thursday, February 23, 2017

Review: Onell Design Glyos Glyninja Runmaru

Onell Design Glyos Glyninja Runmaru Action FigureStanding at about 3-inches tall, the Glyninja Runmaru is another nifty tribute to days gone by. And sometimes I'm worried I get it wrong, but the colors are just so gosh darned close to Tecmo's NES classic Ninja Gaiden's cut scenes. Instead of bare shoulders, he has short sleeves with some pretty decent exposed "flesh" and the newish head does a good job of giving you a new figure on an aging body.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Review: Onell Design Glyos Quallerran Lingrem

Onell Design Glyos Quallerran Lingrem Action FigureAs one of many, many homage figures in 2016 we got the Gremlins-inspired Quallerran Lingrem allong with a companion figure that looked vaguely like Mogwai. (The creature, not the band.) This one doesn't appear to ape any specific color of a specific or obvious (to me) product, but it doesn't seem all that far off from the creature Stripe from the first movie. Maybe it's based on the NES game, or a certain product, but a far as I can tell it's just the Gremliniest Noboto money can buy. The character has orange stripes on his shoulders and matching kneecaps, plus a swell belt. Green plastic is largely left unpainted except for some tan bits on the chest, fingers, calf muscle areas, and of course the face.

Monday, February 13, 2017

Review: Onell Design Glyos Skeleden Keldorac

Onell Design Glyos Skeleden Keldorac Action FigureSometimes when you see a figure you just sit waiting for a specific recolor. Skeleden Keldorac is that figure. At about 2 3/4-inches tall, the Onell Design crew took a standard Pheyden figure body and plussed it up with new upper arms, lower legs, a new head, and some armor for the chest and shins. The end result is a figure that's basically brand new, with an added axe and new paint job to keep things interesting.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Review: Outer Space Men Cosmic Radiation Gemini Action Figure

The Outer Space Men, LLC Outer Space Men Cosmic Radiation Gemini Action FigureSince I first saw Outer Space Men in Tomart's Action Figure Digest when I was a wee lad, I thought to myself "Dammit, I can never afford these things." Never in a million years would I expect to be able to correspond with one of its inventors, nor that the likes of Cosmic Radiation Gemini would exist. And be affordable. It's almost unfathomable - a space race-era toy line lost to history would come back as an indie toy line, ad then cranked out in glow-in-the-dark plastic. Yet here we are. If 2017 was anything, it was certainly an example of how you really can't predict anything - and this figure was one of five new glowing The Outer Space Men.

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Bit Figs - Gatekeeper Purple Edition Live Now
New from Culture Pirates - Gatekeeper Bit Figs Are Live!
There are unpainted 1-inch mini-figures, plus jumbo painted (and unpainted) sets with Pheyden.  There's also a swell bundle with all of the above.

Some older ones are still available, as are some pretty nifty albums if you collect music stuff.  Click here for the Culture Pirates Store.