Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Review: Toy Pizza Desert Rat LRDG Version Action Figure

Toy Pizza Desert Rat LRDG Version Action FigureToys are a weird business. If you're a fan, you might meet the makers and designers of your favorite toys - often before they become famous. The Desert Rat LRDG Version from Toy Pizza mastermind Jesse DeStasio is Onell Design Matt Doughty. I met Matt maybe 10 or more years ago at Comic-Con in San Diego when he was carrying around what I believe was an early version of Pheyden - I may be misremembering - before he built his empire of customization and toys adult collectibles with other makers. Interestingly, this isn't even the first concept for Matt Doughty as an action figure - Mel Birnkrant came up with Midshipman Matt Meteor, which seems like it may never be an actual release. But we have the Desert Rat! I'm jealous of the name, too.

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Glyos Onell Design March 7 2019 Drop Menu

Wave 79! Walruden joins a spectacular small horde of creatures, including the return of the Villser, some awesome Glyans, a Gendrone Force Defender... and absolutely no Buildman/Argen-types like I would have guessed! Click here to see the March 7 2019 Onell Design drop menu.

Click here to order what's still available!

Sunday, March 3, 2019

New Glyos Drop Thursday - Dimensional Duplications

A new Onell Design drop this week! Dimensional Duplications show a logo transforming, hinting at designs that recall elements like Argen's head and the Noboto backpack. Is this a hint?  Probably.  I'm looking forward to seeing more, and you can click here to read the teases and comments!

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Review: Outer Space Men Cosmic Radiation Cthulhu Nautilus Action Figure

The Outer Space Men, LLC Outer Space Men Cosmic Radiation Cthulhu Nautilus Action FigureI probably don't need to review Cosmic Radiation Cthulhu Nautilus because you should, by now, know what to expect. The figure has removable parts, sports a lot of articulation, glows brighter than most action figures, and features better than expected silver highlights.

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Review: Onell Design Glyos Hammerden

Onell Design Glyos Hammerden Action FigureThere are more Kenner Star Wars cantina alien tributes to do, and now Onell Design gives us Hammerden. Referencing Kenner's Hammerhead figure almost exactly how I imagined it - with option parts I did not - Onell Design shows just how much they get it by ensuring their tribute replicated the side eyes of the original 1979 action figure.

Monday, February 11, 2019

New - Desert Rats at ToyPizza's Shop

We normally don't post a lot of ToyPizza drops because they sell out in 30 seconds - like last week's amazing Desert Rat, which features the human head of Matt "I made Pheyden" Doughty himself.  I had to get one - and I wish you all got one too.  If you didn't, ToyPizza updated with 3 recolors of the mold.  Unpainted yellow, unpainted "The Tick snot clone" green, and a very colorful Sub City Security Trooper version are up for grabs.

It's a 3 3/4-inch action figure with Glyos joints at the wrists, shoulders, hips, waist, and boots. There's a ball joint at the top of the neck, and a swivel at the bottom.   Each figure has a wrapped human head, a gas mask/hat head, and the pictured and bearded Matt head. It also includes a mauser pistol.

I've been picking up about one of each mold of the Toy Pizza guys and wish I got more - they're pretty amazing, and you can swap parts between most of them cleanly. They also go great in your old Kenner Star Wars Mini-Rigs.  I've got Matt hanging out in a CAP-2 on my desk.

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Review: Just Toys Intl. Fallout Mega Merge Nuka T-51 Power

Just Toys Intl. Fallout Mega Merge Nuka T-51 Power Armor Action FigureExpectations are worth a lot. I haven't played Fallout as I am an old, cranky gamer but I know it's popular and the Nuka T-51 Power Armor stood out as interesting on so many levels. It's a mass-produced, at-retail, Glyos-compatible figure sold in a box for $10. In and of itself, that's amazing - costs have been rising so a 3 3/4-inch scale Glyos figure with a weapon at this price is an absolute bargain. On top of that, it's licensed and has a lot of painted details - for Glyos fans, that's amazing! However, if you look at the picture on GameStop's page you will note the final product lacks several details. Compared to a run-of-the-mill Glyos figure, it's impressive. Compared to the promised image, it's not. As a fan of interesting toys, for the price, it's a gem.