Saturday, September 22, 2012
Weaponeers of Monkaa Debut at PowerCon
After more than a little bit of hype, Spy Monkey Creations debuted The Weaponeers of Monkaa at PowerCon and on their own blog. The above poster shows the main characters including Empyreus, Umbreus, the Crystal Gohlem, the Magma Gohlem, Palidar, and Brutok. These will be $12 each and the entire line launched October 1, 2012, at 12:00 Noon Pacific time. Oh, and in case you're just now finding this line, they are Glyos-compatible.
If you go to the blog and take a close look at the designs, you're going to notice there's a lot of shared parts as, fundamentally, what you have here is another construction kit-oriented figure. For example, the fist on Umbreus and Empyreus is also the Gohlem head. The spiked hand of Umbreus is the Brutok head. Much like the Onell Design Glyos figures, these use clever swapped parts as there's really only one figure with clever deco and construction change-ups to make them different. Leftover parts are being sold in a $5 head pack, although the heads also make great hands and weapons from the look of things. These things look really, really neat.
Weapons packs are also available in six colors for $5 each.
For those doing the math, the entire ball of wax should set you back $107 before shipping ($72 in figures, $30 in weapons packs, $5 in head packs.)
Advance figures got out to the press at the following News Dump-Approved outlets for your perusal (we're not lazy, we didn't get sent any here):