Wednesday, December 28, 2016

ToyFinity's New Invisible Warriors Tonight

http://toyfinity.blogspot.com/p/storetoyfinity.html
Now available!  The ToyFinity Store has 3 new releases.  A $16 Maxx Zero, a $13 Zeroids figure, and a $10 pack of Mordles - not a bad deal!

This is the final ToyFinity release of 2016 and you can click here to see what's left.

Monday, December 26, 2016

Review: Onell Design Outer Space Men Gemini Ulstriax - Fugitive from Algol

Onell Design Outer Space Men OSM Gemini Ulstriax - Fugitive from Algol Action FigureAs far as bang for the buck goes, the amount of parts in the Onell Design crossover OSM Gemini Ulstriax - Fugitive from Algol is pretty solid - and if you buy the matching companion Quallerran figure, it's even better. Not only is this a nicely decorated figure molded in light grey plastic, but Onell Design tossed in some bonus parts - dark red clear weapons of Orbitron are thrown in the bag at no extra charge. This is only the second heavily decorated version of Gemini out of a grand total of seven releases. The main, classic yellow one should be your first purchase and this Onell Design special edition should be your next stop.
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Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Review: The Outer Space Men, LLC Outer Space Men Cosmic Radiation Cyclops Action Figure

The Outer Space Men, LLC Outer Space Men Cosmic Radiation Cyclops Action FigureSince its rebirth, it seems we're going to be getting a few new Outer Space Men figures like Cosmic Radiation Cyclops. A complete glow in the dark lineup has been teased, but not confirmed - so far this year alone, we've received 5 figures in glow plastic. Interestingly, the non-vintage characters haven't made the transition, nor have the first two years worth of character remakes - but teaser mock-ups make me think we can expect them all next year. I'm kind of glad they're working backwards, as these designs are a little more complex and fun as stand-alone figures... plus they're massive masses of glowing plastic.
For those keeping track at home, the first few Cyclops figures came out in 2012 with the painted one hitting in 2013. It was a gorgeous figure, and the final of four Cyclops figures until now. There's this one, and in January we're told the White Star version will also go on sale.
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The Outer Space Men, LLC Outer Space Men Cosmic Radiation Cyclops Action Figure

Sunday, December 18, 2016

New The GodBeast Drop for December 2016

http://www.godbeast.com/shop.htm
New from The GodBeast!   Check out the menu.

New Bio-Masters (pictured) join Kabuto Mushi figures and a swell comic book from tonight's update.  Check out the site to see what's still available.

Monday, December 12, 2016

Review: Onell Design Glyos Noboto Ao


Onell Design Glyos Noboto Ao Action Figure27 total parts come in Noboto Ao. He might look like a familiar face - the color scheme and head deco recall a popular character from a comic book, TV show, movie, video game, and so on. But who? Well, it's Leonardo. There, I spoiled it for the none of you who didn't already figure this out. What's fascinating is that the figure is just a redecorated Noboto - an Onell Designs character which has been around for years. The generous slathering of pigment on a green body with added bonus grey weapons courtesy of the Robo Force molds completes the look, giving you the turtliest member of the Turtle Club yet.
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Thursday, December 8, 2016

Glyos Onell Design December 8 2016 Drop Menu

Batch 60! A new Outer Space Man figure, tributes to Ninja Gaiden, Gremlins, Halo, and more await you - and it looks like many are still available at press time. Click here to see the December 8 2016 Onell Design drop menu.

Click here to order what's still available!

New Onell Design Drop Tonight - New Store, New Skeleden, New OSM Too?

http://onelldesign.blogspot.com/2016/12/a-winter-welcome.html
Due to some nasty dental surgery,  I missed this announcement for a new Onell Design drop tonight at 9:30 PM EST! According to the comments, Outer Space Men cameos are likely to join other great goodies inspired by the 1980s - like this cool Skeleden Keldorac!

Also take note, Onell Design has a new storefront - hopefully more stable - and you need to make an account prior to the drop or you might miss out.  Make yours now.

Monday, November 28, 2016

Monday, November 21, 2016

Wave 3 of Bit Figs Are Live Right Now

https://shop.culturepirates.com/?mc_cid=068fb16618&mc_eid=b220783054
The Culture Pirates Store added wave 3 of Bit Figs today!  Clear green is on the menu with 3 different items at a reasonable $8.00 a pop.

Click here to get your green on.

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Review: Spy Monkey Creations Battle Tribes DX Crimson Spikesaurian 2.0


Spy Monkey Creations Battle Tribes DX Crimson Spikesaurian 2.0 Action FigureI missed the first release, so it was nice to see that the second run of the DX Crimson Spikesaurian 2.0 was available and had arguably better deco - the shield has an added T-rex skull on it. With five accessories and six heads, there's a lot you can get out of a single figure - and you're charged accordingly.
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Monday, November 7, 2016

Bio-Masters - New Glyos Toy Line

http://bio-mastersdesign.com/shop/
New from the House of Glyos with some help from The Godbeast, Bio-Masters pre-orders are live!  What exactly are they?  Uh... see above.   A ball with wings, claws, tentacles, and more claws will be shipping in just a couple of months.  A standard version (pictured) will be joined by glow-in-the-dark ones, and test shots are up for grabs right now.

It's new, it's a debut, check it out.

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Wave 17 Kabuto Mushi Drop Live Now

http://thegodbeast.blogspot.com/2016/10/wave-17-kabuto-mushi-wave-4-titan-mushi.html
Wave 17 of The Godbeast's Kabuto Mushi line is up now - and it's heavy on references!  An Insecticon-inspired vinyl figure joins Kabutos cosplaying as Chop Shop, Modulok, and they're joined by Crayboth friends.   An unusual crossover exclusive for you Crayboth completists!

A new Standard Edition Kabuto Mushi is also available.

Click here to check it out.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Review: Onell Design Glyos Pheyden Frontier MKII


Onell Design Glyos Pheyden Frontier MKII Action FigureThe hero with many faces gets another face with Pheyden Frontier MKII. It's a pretty simple figure with extra deco - it's a Pheyden molded in white with thick paint on the legs, hands, and arms to replicate the molded plastic of the original figure that sold out ages ago. He doesn't have spare heads or anything, but it's a nice one nonetheless. It looks cool, which is a reason to buy it - the Onell Design crew came up with tons of great colorways back when they started, so it's nice to see them brought back for the newcomers or those who lacked the foresight to pick it up 8 years ago. 
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Thursday, October 20, 2016

Glyos Onell Design October 20 2016 Drop Menu

TMNG! The turtliest drop of your dreams will no doubt get you into the Turtle Club with four green teens, a comic-inspired Crayboth figure, Shredder and Foot-inspired Glyninjas, a Shinobish Glyninjas, and a lot more await you. And it was popular enough to cause the shop to be closed to check inventory within a few minutes - at press time nothing is sold out and the store is closed. Click here to see the October 20 2016 Onell Design drop menu.

Click here to order what's still available!

Review: Onell Design Glyos Crayboth Zekroyas


Onell Design Glyos Crayboth Zekroyas Action FigureThe trend to incorporate sidekick figures - or just apply the plastic and paint of one figure to another - is delightful. Crayboth Zekroyas is a tiny little crab guy, designed to match Alpha 7 Zekroyas [FOTD #1,535] from the same wave as well as a Quallerran, too. 
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Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Delayed - Onell Drop Moved to Thursday, Later Time Too

http://onelldesign.blogspot.com/2016/10/postponed.html
The next drop has been delayed.  The next Onell Design drop is now 10:00 PM Eastern on Thursday October 20.  Click here for more.

Review: Bit Figs Mega Bit Pheyden Standard Set


Bit Figs Mega Bit Pheyden Standard Set Mini FigureI already bought one version of this mold, but a painted colorway of Mega Bit Pheyden - a Standard Set - seemed to be an essential purchase. (I'm also interested in a green "bad graphics" one and/or glow-in-the-dark someday.) Pheyden in Pheyden colors is an important thing to have, and this blocky one is nothing if not charming. If you got the Mega Bit Pheyden Trophy Set [FOTD #1,531] the figures offer little new other than changes in color, but they're good changes in color. In addition to these figures, an unpainted blue duo was also put up for sale.
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Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Review: RawShark Studios The Order Bobaran Action Figure


The Order Bobaran Action FigureMade of aa couple of dozen parts, this figure is amazing if for no reason other than its color matching skills. The Order Bobaran's inspiration is baked in the colors, which RawShark Studios kingpin Jesse Moore somehow painstakingly matched or maybe he just blackmailed someone to get the Pantones perfect. It's based on the original mail-away (and retail) Kenner Boba Fett Star Wars action figures, a true classic and one of those things that's both an artifact of great mythological significance while oddly being a staple of millions of children's toy boxes almost 40 years ago. As an inspirational force behind Callgrim, it only makes sense that the character would be adapted to these original needs.
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Monday, October 17, 2016

Review: Onell Design Glyos Gendrone Force Defender Villser Core


Onell Design Glyos Gendrone Force Defender Villser Core Action FigureOne of the things about Glyos that eventually gets to me is the names - I can't keep all of them straight. When I look at the Gendrone Force Defender Villser Core it impresses and delights me, while also terrifying me that I will never, ever remember what it is called. I think that has contributed to my lack-of-hardcoreness with the Glyos world as it goes on, mostly because there's so much great stuff, which I have bought and admire, but I can't actually talk about it without a crib sheet. It's a green take on the ToyFinity Robo Force mold, with some wonderful paint applicatins and a color that reacts in fun ways depending on how it's lit. It's also hefty, providing you with 41 pieces for $16.00 - and they're big pieces.
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Sunday, October 16, 2016

Onell Design Goes Green This Week - New Drop Wednesday

http://onelldesign.blogspot.com/2016/10/dress-up.html
A new drop?  Yes!  If you're debating what to do on Wednesday, Onell Design has a new drop in a post called Dress Up.  At 9:30 PM Eastern,

They're saying that they "will be ready to celebrate in true 1980's style, dressing up for what might be our craziest assortment since we started back in 2007."  Well!  I'm interested.

Friday, October 14, 2016

Review: Plastic Imagination Rise of the Beasts Rhino - Flesh


Plastic Imagination Rise of the Beasts Rhino - Flesh Action FiguresHey, it's a classic! I got the Rhino - Flesh a couple of years ago, and basically shot it and had him ready to review - I like to keep a few figures around for a while so I can look back on them and see how they turned out after a few years. Rise of the Beasts was a Kickstarter project that got funded, but due to some factory issues was pulled at the last possible minute - and later released, sans Kickstarter. Later, a second series went to Kickstarter - this did not get supported. In this time a grand total of 20 PVC figures were released, each of which had 4 points of articulation and was based on one of two sculpts. As is popular, they were eventually run in "flesh" plastic like the popular vintage M.U.S.C.L.E. line, which to this day remains one of the gold standards for collectible minifigures.
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Thursday, October 13, 2016

Review: Bit Figs Animal Series 1 Pup


Bit Figs Animal Series 1 Pup Mini FigureI bought a sack of animals and a sack of ninjas, and didn't complete either set. With the animals, I think there were some oddities. For example, Pup - the dog - came in unpainted orange and painted orange, as expected. He also came in grey, the cat color, with a pink nose. Well, I was surprised - but I like weird variants, and this was indeed a surprise as we're not entirely sure what all got made yet. In addition to all of these, the manufacturers sold gold figures direct to the consumer.
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Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Skeleton Warriors Returns, with Pumpkin Spice Flavor

http://octobertoys.com/pumpkin-spice-titan-skeleton/
October Toys is celebrating Halloween, Pumpkin Spice, and the Undead with the really cool Skeleton Warriors Pumpkin Spice Titan Skeleton.  It goes on sale noon on the 13th for $13.

It's big!  It's pretty great as a toy - I don't have one in this color yet, but the glow and bone ones are superb.

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Review: The Outer Space Men, LLC Outer Space Men Cosmic Radiation Edition Colossus Rex Action Figure


The Outer Space Men, LLC Outer Space Men Cosmic Radiation Edition Colossus Rex Action FigureI would be a hack to say this figure deserves glowing reviews. I'll do it anyway. While the mock-ups for this Outer Space Men figure were painted white plastic, this glowing Cosmic Radiation Edition Colossus Rex is 5-inches-and-change of solid glow-in-the-dark plastic. If you collect these guys, you're probably wondering how the glow plastic of this convention exclusive (available this weekend in New York at NYCC) stacks up against other Glyos figures. I can say that the 2010 glow Metamorpho and the 2011 glow Electron+ are a little paler, a little more boney in color than this guy. Glow Rex is a near-perfect match to the many other Onell Design (and adjacent) glow Glyos figures like glow Gobon, Leyden, and many many others. They all vary a tiny bit, but it's superbly close. 
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Tuesday, October 4, 2016

New Battle Tribes Next Week - Glow!

https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=10155217468814688&id=418399529687
UPDATE: Drop confirmed Monday October 10, 6:00 PM Pacific.   

Remember when it used to feel like Glyos would go and not do much for months at a time?  Well, that's over.

On Spy Monkey Creations' Facebook we see plans for another Battle Tribes drop - a very good one - set to hit online shelves in 7-10 days.  Glow figures, a figure that looks vaguely like Prince, and some very nice He-Man-ish paint jobs.  It's worth checking out.

A ton - ton - of pictures of the new figures and alternate heads may be scoped out on their Instagram.

Friday, September 30, 2016

Bit Figs - Classic Pheyden Edition Coming Sunday

http://onelldesign.blogspot.com/2016/09/the-new-standard.html
Bit happens!  New Bit Figs on Sunday at 9:00 PM Eastern.   Jumbo Pheyden painted, plus Pheyden Blue ninjas, kitties, ducks, and the rest. 

Click here to read more at Onell Design, and click here for the Culture Pirates shop where they'll be sold.

I got the gold one, and I was quite pleased with it.

Monday, September 26, 2016

ToyFinity Adds New Mordles, Robo Force, Zeroids, More Goodies

They're here!  They're new!  The ToyFinity Store has a simply gorgeous update with the pretty fantastic Robo Force Sentinel the Protector along with Mystery Mordles, a Neo Zeroid, a blank Robo Force kit, a Darkness Soldier, and some other goodies.  Click here to see what's left.

The good/bad/great thing about Robo Force is just how much meat are on those bones - each kit includes a ton of parts for building, reconfiguring, and customizing.  They're also not the cheapest - but there's a lot of plastic in a bag.  Check 'em out.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Review: Onell Design Outer Space Men Alpha 7 Zekroyas

Onell Design Outer Space Men Alpha 7 Zekroyas Action FigureThe gap between the first and second The Outer Space Men Onell Design specials was five years. Five years. Thankfully Alpha 7 Zekroyas was only 3 months after the last one, bringing the man from the red planet back as a figure that's not only red, but has a unique color layout. It's not just a color-swap, but there are significant changes to where you'll find paint this time around. If you've been collecting this line for a while you may have six (or seven, if you dig variants) and more or less know what to expect. This is the first wholly original painted version to see release in quite some time, as the original Alpha 7 [FOTD #388] was based on a toy from the 1960s, and Alpha 11 [FOTD #744] was inspired of a contemporary - and ultimately unreleased - redeco. The Zekroyas version from Onell Design is a match for the Crayboth and Quallerran figures released at the same time, so they're siblings in a way. I'm super keen on figures painted like the Outer Space Men so I picked those up, too.
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Thursday, September 15, 2016

Review: Bit Figs Mega Bit Pheyden Trophy Set


Bit Figs Mega Bit Pheyden Trophy Set Mini FigureWhen I saw the first Bit Figs showing up on social media, I thought "Those are neat, but I'm sticking to this whole 'don't buy made-on-demand' kick." I already live in sort of a black hole of toy purchases. When I saw a plastic made-in-a-factory Mega Bit Pheyden Trophy Set was on sale - $10 for 2 figures, no less - I pounced. I love weird pixel things, and I love Glyos, so it's a good mix. (So far I've skipped Minecraft because boy howdy those things are pricey.) With a 2 3/4-inch and a 1-inch figure, made of 4 total chunks of plastic, I figured I should give these a whirl.
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Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Review: Outer Space Men Cosmic Radiation Edition Gamma-X


The Outer Space Men, LLC Outer Space Men Cosmic Radiation Edition Gamma-X Action FigureWhen the announcement of new glowing "Cosmic Radiation" figures came up, I commented that these would be in addition to three existing glowing figures. I was told that the first Gamma-X [FOTD #939] didn't glow, but it does - just not very well. Regardless of the confusion, it's telling because it proves that Cosmic Radiation Edition Gamma-X 100% needed to exist. The original 2014 figure was a top-notch update of the original Colorforms prototype, matching the color and everything. It just didn't match the original action feature - that is, to glow in the dark. If you've bought both figures, you've got one that looks right and one that looks right, and this new 2016 convention exclusive is actually $1 cheaper than its dim-glowing counterpart. I'm not saying it's 100% better, but it's different enough that I think you've got reason to potentially buy both if you're so inclined.
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Friday, September 9, 2016

Outer Space Men Fans - Gamma-X Cosmic Radiation On Sale Now

http://www.theouterspacemen.com/index.php?option=com_virtuemart&page=shop.browse&category_id=24&Itemid=26
In case you didn't get yours, the Outer Space Men Shop has just added the Star Trek Mission New York Exclusive Cosmic Radiation Gamma-X figure.  $25.00, and Colossus Rex 2.0 is still available if you want to save on shipping. 

A full review of this figure will go live next week, so come back for that.  And then you'll probably never hear about this one here again.

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Glyos Onell Design September 7 2016 Drop Menu

Quest of the Quallerran! The new Noboto head makes its debut alongside an Outer Space Men crossover, lots of glowing plastic, and oh so many Pheydens. The Andromeda one glows, has clear armor, and also sports five unique heads. Eclipse and Frontier Pheydens get their long-awaited MK II releases, plus there are new joints, Crayboth, and other goodies to delight you if you got them and anger you if you missed it. Click here to see the September 7 2016 Onell Design drop menu.

Click here to order what's still available!

Onell Design Drop Tonight - More Previews

Onell Design have been posting previews all day, and the next drop is in about 40 minutes.  I could just wait to post the menu, but why?   Enjoy the previews, and be back at 9:30 PM Eastern to see what else they have on tap for the glowiest, Halloweeniest drop of the year.

Images stolen procured from the Onell Design blog which you should read right now. Maybe they have more!






Review: Outer Space Men Infinity Edition Colossus Rex 2.0 Action Figure

Four Horsemen Outer Space Men Infinity Edition Colossus Rex 2.0 Action FigureSince taking a nap in 2014, it seemed that the Outer Space Men toy line was done. Well, it seems that with Colossus Rex 2.0 the manufacturing duties are being handled by the licensors, rather than the Four Horsemen, although the original packaging templates and figure toolings are brought back to make a similar-but-different release. If you bought the 2014 original, good on you - it got expensive on eBay and Amazon if and when one showed up for sale. Based on some rough numbers at least 1,000 are estimated to exist of the original, and most fans ultimately just wanted the painted ones - so thankfully Gary Schaeffer brought this one back with a bluish deco variant. If you just want a painted Colossus Rex, either version of this 5-inch-and-change titan should be just fine for your shelves.
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Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Bit Figs Gold - Early Impressions


Reviews start next week - but these are new @bitfigs from Culture Pirates, SSM Vending, Onell Design, and presumably someone else. I don’t know who.
The idea is that they’re (mostly) vending machine figures, so keep an eye open for these in other...
Crossposted from my Tumblr.

Reviews start next week - but these are new @bitfigs from Culture Pirates, SSM Vending, Onell Design, and presumably someone else.  I don’t know who.

The idea is that they’re (mostly) vending machine figures, so keep an eye open for these in other colors.  The top row shows animals, the bottom row shows ninjas.  Each one has a hole in the feet which is the size of a Glyos peg - good for staffs, alternate heads.  Each figure is about 1-inch tall and is unarticulated.
On the left are two (so far) online exclusive Bit Figs.  The big one is a large Pheyden with articulated arms that are removable and swappable with other @glyos pieces.  The little one is a little one.   Interestingly, the animals and ninjas are marked “GLYOS BIT FIGS″ - the only Glyos-family figures so far that I can recall that have any sort of markings - but Pheyden doesn’t.  He’s just this guy, you know?

Also confusing, today in Japan they announced Transformers Bit Figs and they’re something else entirely.

So far, I’ve counted (but have not personally seen and do not yet own) 62 different tiny Bit Figs from a grand total of 11 molds, plus the big one.  I’m contemplating a checklist thing.  I’ll be sorry if I do this, I just know it.

The only “wild” bit figs in vending machines have been 75 cents so far.   The Culture Pirates ones are roughly a buck a pop when bought in a bag.  I’ve already posted this review if Ninjas Ku in all 10 (known) vending colors if you’d like to see more.

 
 If you want vehicles to go with them, so far Hot Wheels has a Minecraft Mine Cart.  (Review also coming at you next week.)   I’ve seen - I swear I’m not kidding - 10 different package variants of it so far.  Target is getting cases of solid Mine Carts with different artwork - but it’s the same cart, so far as I can tell.  A basic blue-carded cart also exists, with at least 2 different bubble variants.  (One slides back and forth, one does not.)  Because I’m not insane, I just bought one, and it’s a dollar, and it’ll fit most Bit Figs in addition to the smaller Mattel Minecraft figures.   If you’ve ever had the urge to send Pheyden or bunnies through Hot Wheels loops, now’s your chance.

A late update - most of them also fit nicely in the Tankinator car.

Sunday, September 4, 2016

Onell Design - September Drop Wednesday

http://onelldesign.blogspot.com/2016/09/aasc-gitd.html
Speaking of glowing figures, Onell Design has AASC GITD on tap for Wednesday at 9:30 PM Eastern.  That's "Axis Armored Spectre Commandos" in glow in the dark plastic, and while no specific drop menu has been given there are expectations of at least one new head - and possibly other surprises - in the water.

Saturday, September 3, 2016

New Outer Space Men Gamma-X Online Friday Night

The Star Trek Mission New York exclusive Cosmic Radiation Gamma-X will go on sale at 9:00 PM Eastern on Friday, September 9.   It's $25.00 at the show right now, and presumably on TheOuterSpaceMen.com as well.

It's a lot brighter than the original figure - as you can see, the one on the left (2014) was exposed to the same black light as the one on the right (2016).   Being cast in glow plastic makes all the difference, so if you're one of those people who specializes in glow Glyos you might want to set a timer for this one.

Friday, September 2, 2016

Review: Toy Pizza Knights of the Slice Integer Knight Action Figure


Toy Pizza Knights of the Slice Integer Knight Action FigureBecause of things like shipping, sometimes I drag my feet. We don't have any Hastings stores in Phoenix, so I didn't pick up the Knights of the Slice Integer Knight - my first of this line - until Comic-Con this year in San Diego. This was an exclusive to the We Love Fine booth, but you wouldn't know it to look at the booth - I just happened to be checking Tumblr before I went to work at the show, saw the post, and ran to go buy one right after. (I'm not exaggerating.) I'm glad I did - it's a wonderful figure! I'm now upset I didn't get the fully painted ones. It's not that this pink figure with blue armor is bad - far from it! - I just see how much better the decorated ones are now. I can definitely say this is one of those times I regret not having jumped on the Kickstarter a couple of years ago.
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Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Bit Figs - Now with Pheyden, Available Now

https://shop.culturepirates.com/collections/bit-figs/products/mega-bit-pheyden-trophy-set
The first 10 Bit Figs, plus a Jumbo Pheyden (and a mini one) are available from Culture Pirates in test-shot gold.    Like, right now.

Before you check out, they also have some other ones plus they sell some CDs and records from various bands with which they have an association.   I've bought a few and so far I'm quite pleased.  I ordered these buggers too because of course I would.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

New Outer Space Men Friday Night - Colossus Rex 2.0

https://www.instagram.com/p/BJiRqfzjXtY/?taken-by=the_outer_space_men
They're back, again, Friday night!  In about 20 hours, you can get Colossus Rex 2.0 - the bluish variant.  Check it out on the Instagrams.

The official Outer Space Men account also teases a couple of other figures and word on them in 12 hours.  I'm all ears.   The guy to the right goes on sale Friday night at 9:00 PM Eastern.   Word has it he's $30 and if you saw the 1.0 version's going rate on eBay, $30 is quite a bargain.  (If you've followed inflation on toy manufacturing in China over the last few years, it ain't bad either.)

Anyway.  More are coming, this one's first, keep an eye on this space for more, don't ask why just buy buy buy, etc.

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Meet Roxxalag, Infernicus, and Thanyr - Galaxxor Monday Night

http://galaxxor.blogspot.com/2016/08/the-battle-begins-082216-at-8pm-central.html
Galaxxor is back!  Well, Roxxalag, Infernicus, and Thanyr are - and they're quite pretty.  Armed with alternate heads and fancy tampos, each vinyl figure is Glyos-compatible and $30 (plus shipping). 

They measure 5 1/2-inches tall, and can be yours if you don't forget to order them.  They go on sale at 8:00 PM Central on Monday evening.

Saturday, August 13, 2016

The Outer Space Men Continue - 3 new Figures by October

Crossposted from The Outer Space Men News:

The Outer Space Men are returning!  (Again!)   The last new wave of painted figures was a huge hit, with the 2 classic characters - Colossus Rex and Gamma X - selling so well that they will now cost you a lot of money.   (And that's assuming you can find them for sale.)

The fine folks behind the line are reissuing them with some improvements, along with a glow-in-the-dark Colossus Rex for the very first time. Gary Schaffer was kind enough to reach out with some details... and unrequested commentary added by yours truly.


Colossus Rex 2.0 - this will debut on the official Outer Space Men web site, and will also be sold at Star Trek Mission New York (September 2-4) and also New York Comic Con (October 6-9).  The figure is slightly closer in the rich color of the original Colorforms release 50 years ago, but includes gold - rather than purple - accessories.  

If you missed the original figure, this is a much cheaper alternative to the secondary market.  If you didn't, it's different enough that you may wish to get one anyway.


Gamma X Cosmic Radiation - This will debut at Star Trek Mission New York (September 2-4).  The original Infinity Gamma X was covered in a light layer of glowing paint, which didn't glow fairly well.   It was colored similarly to the original prototype figure, but didn't glow well.  The new Cosmic Radiation edition is cast in glow plastic and looks like it will brighten the night.   It's a worthwhile upgrade.


Colossus Rex Cosmic Radiation - The New York Comic Con exclusive for The Outer Space Men will bow October 6-9.   This mock-up shows silver detailing added to the figure with silver accessories.  (Silver accessories were previously made available with the Ni Stuff handmade Galactic Holiday 2013 figures, and also as a set from the Four Horsemen Store.)

At press time the only figure we know will be sold online is Colossus Rex 2.0 - I'll post more as updates become available.