Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Review: Outer Space Men Cosmic Radiation Inferno Action Figure

The Outer Space Men, LLC Outer Space Men Cosmic Radiation Inferno Action FigureI'd say "this is a good one," but you know they're all good ones. The Outer Space Men Cosmic Radiation Inferno the first time the mold has been sold as a glowing figure - that's good! What stinks is that for whatever reason, there are no new glowing red Glyos figures being made. If they jumped on it a few years earlier we'd have flaming, glowing red men from Mercury, but it was not meant to be. At least we got a glowing green one in a surprisingly vast collection of figures.

Sunday, October 22, 2017

UPDATED - Sunday Night Glyos - New Drop on October 29
A new drop!  The Seventh Fate promises Glyknights, red metallic parts, and other teases - Matt Doughty comments and hints at many of the new releases in the comments section.  Be there Thursday, October 26 Sunday, October 29 at 9:30 PM Eastern!
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Monday, October 9, 2017

Cosmic Radiation Inferno - New Outer Space Men This Week! Inferno! If you love Cosmic Radiation The Outer Space Men figures - and you know I do! - three more are coming.  The first of which is Inferno, dropping Wednesday, October 11, at 9:00 PM Eastern.  (Or earlier a bit, if history has been any indication.

In addition to Inferno, packaged samples of Inferno and Xodiac were posted to the official Outer Space Men Instagram.   For those keeping track at home, this means Metamorpho, Astrodite, Jack Asteroid, Terra Firma, Ohpromatem, Horroscope are the only figures not yet sold in the Cosmic Radiation style.  According to Gary Schaeffer, a very limited number of carded figures - including a Signed Inferno to celebrate Mel Birnkrant's 80th Birthday - will be going up soon as well.

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Review: Outer Space Men Cosmic Radiation Alpha 7 Action Figure

The Outer Space Men, LLC Outer Space Men Cosmic Radiation Alpha 7 Action FigureThat's the stuff. In popular culture, The Outer Space Men got this guy right the first time. He's a little green man, after all. He's also been blue, bluegreen, a creamy color, and in vague Mickey Mouse-esque cosplay. Cosmic Radiation Alpha 7 brings one of the more famous toy martians not named Marvin and brings him back to the best hue of the atomic age - atomic glow green. If ever there was a more appropriate combination, I'd like to see it. (Actually, they're all pretty appropriate as glowing figures given the fears of atomic energy in sci-fi schlock of the era.)

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Review: Bit Figs Mega Bit Spectre Pheyden

Bit Figs Mega Bit Spectre Pheyden Action Figure SetEver since the line was introduced, I was looking forward to the Bit Figs Mega Bit Spectre Pheyden Set. I wasn't sure if it would be painted or not, so seeing them do both versions was a nice surprise. Naturally, I bought both - it's a big pixel figure with soft, glowing plastic. It's also a small figure with glowing plastic. It's two figures! The little one is the same size as the Bit Figs you'll find in vending machines (and should buy), while the bigger one is about the same size as a regular Pheyden figure - about 2 3/4-inches tall.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Review: Bit Figs Matryx Pheyden

Bit Figs Matryx Pheyden Action FigureBoy howdy am I glad I got a Bit Figs Matryx Pheyden. This is the kind of thing you know and love if you're just the right age - the Onell Design stalwart has been made in the colors of the original 1989 GameBoy, which has been recolored many times, in many formats. It's a good fit - and it has an insane multi-color tampo on the chest that shows just how fancy these figures can be at a reasonable price. It's basically the same old Pheyden with new deco. This is good enough for me.

Friday, September 22, 2017

Review: Onell Design Outer Space Men Neo Astrovos

Onell Design Glyos Neo Astrovos Action FigureAnother success in the mad science that is Adventure People cloning, Neo Astrovos was a mystery figure in June for just $12.00. Surprisingly, the Fisher-Price homage wasn't added to the Glyos database like many other mystery figures. Why? I have no idea.