Monday, October 9, 2017

Cosmic Radiation Inferno - New Outer Space Men This Week!

https://www.instagram.com/p/BaCa5wuFG1Z/?taken-by=the_outer_space_menMeet 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.)
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Saturday, September 16, 2017

New Outer Space Men - Meet Luna Eclipse and Zero Gravity

http://melbirnkrant.com/moon/index.html
I missed this - Mel Birnkrant slipped in two new sketchbook pages for upcoming Cosmic Radiation glow-in-the-dark humans from the moon with Luna Eclipse and Zero Gravity (new heads and glow bodies for Terra Firma and Jack Asteroid, respectively.)

Luna Eclipse and Zero Gravity both come from the dark side of the moon, and feature glowing suits and glowing facial elements.  Luna's hair partially glows, and so does Zero's teeth - designer Mel Birnkrant wrote: "I visualized a big glow in the dark grin, which is something that, in my very limited involvement with action figures, I have never seen."

No release date was given, but these are being tooled along with the long-awaited Astrodite - which we first saw around February 2013.   A four or five year wait is nothing - about half of the Glyos The Outer Space Men figures we've received thus far were based on designs from the 1960s and didn't get produced until the 2010s.   Five years is nothing.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Glyos Onell Design September 14 2017 Drop Menu

The Gendrone Alliance! The Villser returns in three new colors, as does the armored-up Knights of the Slice figure, the Glyknights, and a mystery figure. Click here to see the September 14 2017 Onell Design drop menu.

Click here to order what's still available!