Thursday, October 31, 2013

Robo Force Genesis Edition Figure Arriving

They're arriving!  The ToyFinity Robo Force Genesis Edition action figure is hitting mailboxes now, which may be a world record for delivery of any Glyos-compatible product.  A full review is coming, but here are some quick notes:

The grey is the same as the light grey from the Lost Sincroid Army debut recently.

My box came with 2 Sonesidar Mordles (pictured) as a bonus.

Maxx comes bagged with no stickers or headers.  Maxx Zero is bagged (my bag was opened prior to arrival) with the spare heads, hands, and legs in a separate baggie.

It's a lot of toy for $15 - it may be one of the finest toy robot kits since Mindstorms.  More later.

Monday, October 28, 2013

Glyos Revenge of the Armorvors Drop Bonus - Gray Galaxy Dark Traveler Bonus Parts

I just got my packet in the mail from Onell Design and this time, I received an unannounced Gray Galaxy Dark Traveler pack of parts.  As with before, you get Lost Sincroid Army and Exellis heads plus a swell alternate belt, you lucky dog you.

Last time there were also surprised pink and purple torsos, received randomly, but given the selection this time it seems unlikely that there's more out there.  What did you get?

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Glyos Robo Force Maxx Zero Sells Out In 3 Minutes, More in December

Did you order the new Robo Force Genesis Edition, an update of Maxx Steel of Robo Force fame? If so, congratulations!  If not, tough - it's gone!  It sold out by 9:03 PM, give or take a few seconds, in the Eastern time zone.  Fans of Mordles had ample time to get their figures, but this one - grey with black paint apps - sold out in a flash.  I ordered after hitting refresh a few times, and when I peeked at the inventory it was basically gone before I could blink.  People love this guy.

 The figure is almost identical to the ones sold at New York Comic Con, except these have limited black paint applications.  It's subtle - you can see a few of them here.

This figure - which seems to be the Glyos figure to beat for 2013 - was designed by Matt Doughty of Onell Design/Glyos/this blog's Raison d'ĂȘtre fame.  You can see his notes here, in a blog post called Maxx Works, which indicate numerous influences and hidden builds ranging from Tomy's various toy lines including Zoids.

You'll also want to see John Doctor Kent's post The Return of Robo Force at the ToyFinity blog, explaining how the return came to be.  I need to go read this now myself, so if you'll excuse me.  I'm really excited to get my mitts on this one.

Mr. Dr. Kent also had this to share on Twitter:

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Cassette Man Studios - Post-NYCC Drop Friday Night

Cassette Man Studios wrote in to let us know that there will be a drop tonight - the swell figures will go on sale Friday, October 25 at 10:00 PM Eastern at the Cassette Man Studios store.

Taa'lon from the Animus series of figures will be $40.00 when they go on sale.

If you like Micronauts, and you love birds, there's really no more interesting hand-made figure on the market today.  These swell figures mix original parts and existing Onell Design parts, resulting in a pretty nifty figure that, odds are, you do not yet have.

New Stuff at Bah'Glenn Creations

Bah'Glenn Creations updated their store with wares from New York Comic Con the other week - you can grab some pretty nifty figures, including $5 Lil'grinds in various shapes and colors.

There are also numerous heads and other items - and if you would like a rocky little buddy to pal around with your Glyos guys, these may be a perfect fit.  Take a look!

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Review: Onell Design Glyos Mordereus Gobon Action Figure

Onell Design Glyos Mordereus Gobon Action FigureThe Mordereus Gobon is very similar in color to a couple of figures sold late in 2012, and the color proved popular enough to bring back for this figure, a matching Noboto, and even the 481 Universe Outlander figure. Could Callgrim be far behind? Or Mordles? I hope not. There haven't been many clear Gobon figures since I got into Glyos, and this is the first one I was able to get. I'm happy I did, because the clear plastic allows the figure to amp up its design with an added extra eye in the body - it gives the figure a uniquely different feel without adding significantly to the work involved.

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Glyos Onell Design October 20 2013 Drop Menu

Here you go! Click here to see the October 20 2013 Onell Design drop menu.

Three new Armorvors, the first-ever pack of trading cards with SideKick Trading Card publishing,  a new Glyan head, a Crayboth, and some other goodies.

SideKick previously worked on the Art Hustle cards with the Sucklord, and was at one point set to make Outer Space Men trading cards.  Click here for more on that.

Glyos Drop Live - NYCC Bundle Gone

New trading cards were just one of the nifty new items up for grabs tonight at Onell Design! Click here to see what's left at the store right now.

The New York Comic Con Dark Traveler + Trading Cards carded bundle is gone, as is the individual Dark Traveler figure.

We'll post a new menu shortly, but for now, just go buy before the Armorvors run out.

Zombie Pheyden Arriving from October Toys

If you supported the OMFG Series 3 project on Kickstarter, you're probably going to get a box in the mail if you haven't already.  Supporters springing $25 or more got Zombie Pheyden, a new October Toys Mini-Figure Guy (OTMFG) which will most likely be available in every color in which OMFG Series 3 is sold.

Originally slated to be a part of October Toys' unfortunately shelved second series of Z.O.M.B.I.E. mini-figures, Pheyden was instead brought out as a bonus here.  He is not on sale individually yet, but odds are you'll see him show up in the October Toys store very soon.

For those wanting to see more about OMFG Series 3, stay tuned to for a review later this week.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Next Onell Design Glyos Drop: October 20

It's official: Onell Design has another drop Sunday, October 20 at 9:00 PM Eastern!

So far we know we can expect 3 new Armorvor figures and the glittery Dark Traveler figure as seen to the left - very cool.

More as it develops!

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Review: NiStuff 481 Universe NV Subject Action Figure

NiStuff 481 Universe NV Subject Action FigureA slightly different take on his Outlander build, the NV Subject is great evidence of the creativity employed in this figure's design. The 17 parts are mostly the same as Silas, but with elements of the arms and legs swapped to give the figure a different, far more awkward look and feel. This figure does a great job illustrating the versatility of the Glyos system while dancing along the razor's edge between a great figure and a bit of a dud. It's a step to the side with a quarter-step back - good for customizers, nice for variety, but at this point it would seem collecting the entire family of production figures is not only difficult, but a little bland. Getting some, though? That's a good idea.

Monday, October 14, 2013

NYCC Power Lords and Outer Space Men Exclusives: Online Sale Thursday

PSA: The Outer Space Men NYCC White Star edition are up for grabs on Wednesday while the Power Lords Ggrapptikk Grunts will go on sale this Thursday, October 17, at 3:00 PM Eastern.  The Outer Space Men are open to the public, while the Ggrapptikk Grunts are going to Fan Club members only - how this will be done, I'm not sure yet.  Also, it means you may not be able to order both at the same time, allowing Store Horsemen to double their workload and restrict saving you on shipping should you wish to buy both sets.

The Power Lords figures are $13 each, $25 for the pair, and/or 25% off for Club Members.

The Outer Space Men are $70 for the lot ($35 per 3-pack), or $11/16 each.

Sunday, October 13, 2013

New Callgrim - Dark, Smoke, Glittery at NYCC

Standing in the shadows of his much larger new brother, a smaller smoke Callgrim appears to be at the NYCC booth.  (I think.  It's tough to tell.)

The last new release of Callgrim PVC figures was in January 2013, so this is more than a little significant.  I am unsure if other new colors were hown.

Glyos Carded Dark Traveler at NYCC

At NYCC, Onell Design brought about 100 carded dark, clear smoke with glitter Dark Traveler figures.  You can see a whole basket of them at Plastic and Plush, and at this time I do not know how a) I can get one, b) you can get one, or c) much it cost.

...if you bought one, please, let us know the gory details.

Banimon at NYCC: Havvacor Rising

In an October 6 blog post called "Third Power," the Banimon blog teased a new toy.  How do we know this?  The prototype for it showed up at

The blog Nemo's Factory posted this and other images, with the Banimon Tank being qutite the surprise.  Will it roll? Do figures fit inside?  Can the turret work as an Armodoc head?  We don't know yet - but if we find out, we'll share with the rest of the class!

Saturday, October 12, 2013

NYCC: Giant Callgrim En Route?

Gentle Giant gave us jumbo Kenner Star Wars figures, so why shouldn't RawShark Studios give us a Jumbo Callgrim?  At NYCC, the great Vangelus (Chris Ho) snapped a picture with himself next to this giant, seemingly Shogun Warrior-sized version of Callgrim.

As of yet I've been unable to find any information about pricing, availability, if this is just a prototype, or what, so I'm just going to go ahead and post a link to his picture on Twitter for now until I know more.

It's BIG.  So I'm assuming that if this comes to pass, it's going to be $100-$150 easy.  Update: Vangelus tells us that if he recalls correctly, this figure was $250, which looks about right.

Looking at pictures on Plastic and Plush and ToysREvil, it looks like this one is about 12-inches tall, give or take.   Compared to a Syclodoc in a picture, and Jesse Moore's forearm in another, this seems about right.

New Armorvor Custom Head: Angler

A new Armorvor head sculpt, courtesy of Jason Frailey!  The Angler sculpt seen here has a removable antenna and a movable jaw. 

Click here to see more pictures on Mr. Frailey's blog!

As far as I know it is not for sale at this time nor is it being produced just yet, if at all.  It is pretty spectacular, though!

NYCC: Produciton Kabuto Mushi from The Godbeast

While I am not in New York, I am looking for information on the new Kabuto Mushi MK II production figure from your pal and mine, The Godbeast.   From what I am reading, test shots were for sale at the show to the tune of $150 - not a bad deal, but given that he's aiming for a $10 production cost, those of you who wait are in for quite the bargain.  (Thanks for posting that, Markatisu and others.)

To the left, see a picture of the test shot that I stole borrowed from The Godbeast's page.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Armorvor Triple Shot - Onell Design Reveals 3 New Glyos Figures

Last year, Onell Design gave us a great wave of 3 new Armorvors (glow, grey, and purple) all at once.  It was glorious.  This year we have 3 more currently nameless figures in blue, flesh (it seems) orange, and ivory colors!

These will be on sale at NYCC this weekend, and for sale online at some point presumably later this month. 

As always, yeah, I'll need that set.

ToyFinity Reveals Maxx Zero Test Shot - New Glyos Figure

After some teasing, here's the first really good look any of us have really seen of Maxx Zero, a new fully Glyos-compatible figure from the new Robo Force line.

John Kent writes: "It has been a long year of work to get Maxx Zero, Hun-dred and the rest ready for their return, but the figures are ready and attendees of NYCC will have the chance to get a special preview edition of these figures. Above, see Maxx Zero himself in orange test-shot colors.  He's 100% Glyos compatible and ready for all new missions."

Also in this post, he reveals new red Mordles with black highlights.  A large, jumbo Mordle has been teased to the masses and fully revealed to Club Mordle members, and hopefully all of this fun will be up for grabs shortly.  It is unknown what this nifty Maxx Zero will cost, what the first deco will look like, and all that jazz.  He certainly looks exciting though.

New Ni Stuff 481 Figures Up Now - Gone Very Soon

Not at NYCC? There are a few - very few- as in, under 20 left - of the two new Ni Stuff figures.  Click here to check availability, right now, as they're probably gone.  Zeta Force and Maigus are up now, but remember his figures tend to be lower run and some will be at the show - so good luck!  The paint jobs look exquisite from the pictures and I can't wait to see them up close.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Review: Onell Design Glyos Lost Sincroid Army Genesis Corps Action Figure

Onell Design Glyos Lost Sincroid Army Genesis Corps Action FigureThis is a pretty great figure from a pretty superlative release. The last drop was exceptionally great - this was the first opening I had in the schedule since its delivery, and I was having a heck of a time deciding which figure to review first because they were all quite good. I went with the Lost Sincroid Army Genesis Corps due to the coloring and ease-of-showing-up-on-screen - the Dark Traveler Rift Breaker was the other really great one as it's also packed with surprises.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

New 481 Universe Outlanders: Maigus, Zeta Force

In addition to NYCC Exclusive Power Lords, the Glyos powers that be also revealed More Ni Stuff 481 Universe Outlanders.  And these ones look a lot better!  Maigus is a blue guy with tons of painted details.  Joining him is The Zeta Force, a silver figure.  I want both.

Each will be $10 and sold at New York Comic Con this weekend, and Ni promises they will be sold online during the show.

Monday, October 7, 2013

NYCC: The Glyos Show-Within-a-Show

There's a lot of news, but the most important thing is the NYCC Onell Design Booth Schedule.  The booth isn't a traditional booth - the sellers and vendors are swapped out regularly, making it a convention unto itself.

ToyFinity, Real-X Head, Spaced Out Design, The Godbeast, Bah'glenn, Rawshark, and everybody else that matters will be here - even the Four Horsemen.  It's killing me that I can't be there too, but if you can go, be sure to stop at NYCC booth #102.  It's looking great!

Four Horsemen: NYCC Outer Space Men, Power Lords Exclusives

This year, the Four Horsemen have (at least) a few sets of exclusives.  Two White Star Outer Space Men sets have been revealed as this year's "Beta Phase," and you can read about those at the Outer Space Men News Blog.  6 all-white figures with blue highlights for about $70, or buy them individually.

Also for sale, and confirmed at Source Horsemen, will be an unknown Power Lords item, also for sale at the Onell Design booth #102.  I don't know what it is - I would assume it's a recolor of Ggripptogg, but this is based on nothing.  It could be more Power Soldiers, which would be nice as those are great figures.  More as we have it!

Toyfinity Teaser - Maxx Zero, or LEGO Technic?

ToyFinity posted our first look at what is probably the head of Maxx Zero from the RoboForce relaunch, which may be selling at NYCC unless it doesn't. 

Word on the street has it that this is a high-piece-count figure that's large and with a bunch of options, so I'd anticipate a higher price point (especially after Colossus Rex this year) as a result from the buzz that surrounded a few recent shows. If it's as robust as it sounds, it'll probably be more than worth it. We'll probably know for sure this weekend - and I'm hoping I can order one of these on Monday if not sooner, if it shows up.  I can't wait to see how it turned out!

We'll have more as... well, there's more to be had, of course.

Banimon: Flesh-Tone Red Army at NYCC

One of many New York Comic Con 2013 exclusives we're just starting to hear about, check out the new Banimon exclusive Red Army Men.  Here's hoping some make it online after the show, I want one of these.

The MUSCLE/OMFG-themed figure will look great next to my WOMOMFG Gohlem from Comic-Con in San Diego!

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Fig-lab Phase Pheyden - Finger Five Pheyden Available Now

They don't come up for sale much, but a Finger Five Pheyden is up at for about $20ish, plus shipping from Japan.  The deco is based on Kamen Rider and this is one of very few times I've seen this mold come up for sale - although I am personally holding out and crossing my fingers for a "classic" Pheyden.

Click here to see if you can still get one!

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Review: Four Horsemen Power Lords Power-Con Exclusive Power Soldier Action Figure

Four Horsemen Power Lords Power-Con Exclusive Power Soldier Action FigureThe Power Lords was one of those old sci-fi lines with a fascinating backstory and few loyal fans - it was born out of a catch-all sci-fi line based on the works of Wayne Barlowe back in the 1980s, but mutated into a line of more or less totally original designs between Barlowe and Revell, the manufacturer. This line has been in varying stages of development for years, and the Power Soldier was a surprise debut piece - rather than a clear figure like in Outer Space Men, the Four Horsemen took this license and instead opted to generate new, original "troopers" based on the original character Adam Power. There will be more - at least a blue and a red Power Soldier have been revealed in addition to the black Power Soldier and the white Elite Power Soldier.