Thursday, April 27, 2017

Coming April 28: Wave 20 Cosmic Instars Friday Night
Via The Godbeast's own site: Wave 20 of Kabuto Mushi!  4 colors of plastic with varying awesome builds and deco variations are going to be up for grabs at 8:00 PM Central on Friday, April 28.   Hey, that's this week!

They will also be sold in person ay Kansas City Planet Comicon at Bartel Hall Convention Center.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Review: Onell Design Glyos Phanoid

Onell Design Glyos Phanoid Action FigureA tribute! Standing about 3-inches tall, Phanoid is the next in this year's series of ongoing tributes to Fisher-Price's surprisingly wonderful Adventure People 3 3/4-inch action figure line. The genius of it was that it was packed with mundane normal then-modern Earth stuff, plus it had a swell space line partially made up of mixing and matching parts from said mundane line in wacky colors to create the likes of X-Ray Man and Clawtron. It was a great example of how you could make something new out of a recolor that doesn't generally feel like the original.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Reviews: Bit Figs Mega Bit Pheyden Flesh Set

Bit Figs Mega Bit Pheyden Flesh Set Mini FiguresI am a huge, huge sucker for M.U.S.C.L.E.-style mini figures. Huge. So I when I saw the Mega Bit Pheyden Flesh Set I was sitting here asking if I needed to buy yet another set of these guys. After realizing I still had to order that Copper Tape from Flying Vipers and a couple of t-shirts, the answer was a fast "yes." Once I'm paying shipping, all bets are off - if you sell music and band shirts drawn by Matt Doughty - in my size, no less? I'm going to give you my business. So here we are, more figures I don't need, but do want.

Sunday, April 16, 2017

New Bio-Masters in Neo Nonilla Pink and Rayexx Green
The nifty Bio-Masters Shop has been updated!  Two new creature colors can be delivered to your doorstep right now.  Neo Nonilla Cosmalar (pictured) is joined by a Rayexx Infused counterpart.

Each one is $18.00.  Click here to check availability.

Friday, April 14, 2017

Review: Outer Space Men Cosmic Radiation Astro-Nautilus

The Outer Space Men, LLC Outer Space Men Cosmic Radiation Astro-Nautilus Action FigureI don't know how many of you know how these reviews work, but to do one every day I have to basically set them up like an assembly line and do them weeks - sometimes months - in advance. This Outer Space Men Cosmic Radiation Astro-Nautilus comes out tonight, and getting it shot, reviewed, and up this quickly can be a trouble. (Heck, this intro? Wrote it when the figure was still in the mail.) That's one of the good and bad things about reviewing toys - on one hand, I know what kind of quality to expect from this ongoing line as the actual manifestation rarely disappoints. It also speaks of a certain homogeny that creeps in to even the best indie line - eventually I can tell you what a figure will be before it even arrives. The Astro-Nautilus mold is an awesome, creative design that is one of my favorites. The glow plastic from the Glyos factory is second to none, resulting in some of the brightest glowing figures you can buy today. I haven't even held the figure in my hands yet, and I'm perfectly comfortable telling you that fans of glow and this design are going to want it and should buy it along with whatever other glow figures are in the store that you don't have yet. Scary, eh? Anyway, let's open the bag.

Monday, April 10, 2017

Review: Onell Design Glyos Glyarmor Cytechion DX

Onell Design Glyos Glyarmor Cytechion DX Action FigureFancy! Onell Design posted that they were aiming to do fancier paint jobs more in line with The Outer Space Men, and they got it. Standing about 3-inches tall, Glyarmor Cytechion DX is expensive but there's a lot of action here. The figure is molded in the same clear green plastic as Rayexx [FOTD #1,665], but with layers of paint. Many layers. There's a creamy yellow layer, metallic gold, and some grey - plus a few places for the green to peer through.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Glyos Onell Design April 5 2017 Drop Menu

Skate Wars! A new secret figure is assumed to be Pheyden as Brainoid from Adventure People - and it's joined by an Outer Space Men Cyclops, plus Pheyden with bonus OSM accessories.  Which I didn't realize until after I placed my orders.  Read the fine print, people. Click here to see the April 5 2017 Onell Design drop menu.

Click here to order what's still available!

The Outer Space Men Cosmic Radiation Astro-Nautilus Coming Next Week

Who says dreams don't come true?  Gary Schaeffer of has dropped a note to confirm that Cosmic Radiation Astro-Nautilus will be dropped next week Friday, April 14.   We're already hard at work on a review and gallery, so stay tuned.  (Also, let it be known we like it and you'll like it too.)

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Onell Design Glyos Quallerran Waimog

Onell Design Glyos Quallerran Waimog Action FigureAnother Gremlins-inspired figure! The Quallerran Waimog brings you a Mogwai-derived creation with appropriate deco. The white plastic has been painted up to resemble those Gizmo action figures you bought and cherished or passed on and kicked yourself over, whichever.

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Onell Design New Toys Wednesday
Hey, a new drop!  Onell Design's post Laser Case teases "The Skate Wars," a new batch of figures hitting Wednesday, April 5 2017 at 9:30 PM Eastern.
What is it?  No idea.  I'm excited though.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

More Battle Tribes - New Drop Live
New from Spy Monkey Creations - more figures inspired by various masters of a certain Universe!  Click here to see the store.  New figures are inspired by Tri-Klops and Webstor, to name a few.  Check 'em out!

Saturday, March 25, 2017

ICYMI: New Glowing Outer Space Men

They're coming!  But when? I have no idea.  I'm looking forward to these guys.  Previews have been posted for Alpha 7, Mystron, Commander Comet, Astro-Nautilus, and a second glowing version of Electron+.  Good times.
I'm dying for Astro-Nautilus.  Check 'em out from the official Instragram.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Review: Onell Design Glyos Neo Granthan Gladiator Action Figure

Onell Design Glyos Neo Granthan Gladiator Action FigureI shot this one a couple of years ago, but I forgot to tell you how much I dug the Neo Granthan Gladiator. The silver mold was one of three figures released when the dinosaur-like "Neo Granthan" head made its debut just over two years ago. Prior to that, the Armorvor molds came with wolf heads. I really dug the wolf head, the Neo Granthan is nice, but I've always wished we would see more animal noggins on a regular basis. Such things are not easily supported by artisanal batch action figures. There have been quite a few Neo Granthans since the debut, but not exactly an abundance of silver ones.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Review: Onell Design Glyos Rayexx

Onell Design Glyos Rayexx Action FigureStanding 3-inches tall, Rayexx fills the demand I've been making of the poor, long-suffering makers of Glyos for years. A matching Kabuto Mushi was also made, but I've been pestering team Onell Design and the Outer Space Men guys to do an X-Ray Man Jack Asteroid or X-Ray Woman Tera Firma for years. I hope they still do it. But if they don't? Pheyden's good. I'm happy with Pheyden.

Sunday, March 19, 2017

New Flesh Bit Figs and Bit Pins Tonight
The Glyos-compatible line (guest-starring Pheyden) Bit Figs had a drop on Sunday night in the fleshy color of Kinnikuman/Kinkeshi/M.U.S.C.L.E. figures of old.  Also, there's a new enamel pin - these are really coming up in indie toy and collectible toy spaces, with lots of new licenses and manufacturers on the radar.

Also, there are swell Flying Vipers shirts and cassettes.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Review: Outer Space Men White Star Cyclops Action Figure

The Outer Space Men, LLC Outer Space Men White Star Cyclops Action FigureThe curse of completism! The Outer Space Men doesn't have a lot of subsets - there were a couple of "wave" repaints of fancy recolors, but the only linewide uniform set up until White Star figures were the Infinity Edition figures. All but three of the figure molds came out in white with blue trim by 2014, with no indicaton when - or if - the set would be completed. The concept was neat, but I'd be lying if I said that White Star Cyclops was a gap in my collection that I needed filled. He and his brothers look really cool, with the while plastic doing a good job showing off some details that weren't visible on some of the clear or painted figures. But did I need another Cyclops?

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Kabuto Mushi March 5 2017 Drop Menu

X-Ray Bugs! Now this is pretty fancy - an X-Ray Man-inspired Kabuto is joined by numerous other figures, including a new Callgrim figure. Click here to see the March 5 2017 The Godbeast Kabuto Mushi drop menu.

Click here to order what's still available!

Thursday, March 2, 2017

The Outer Space Men White Star Cyclops Figure Launched Tonight
Available now!  The Outer Space Men White Star Cyclops action figure is up for grabs.  $25 nabs you the first of probably the last three figures in this style, which will complete the set (at least for now.)

Click here to get yours!

Review: Onell Design Glyos Vector Jump Outpost Odesskar

Onell Design Glyos Vector Jump Outpost Odesskar Action FigureA 3 3/4-inch tall upgrade of the base Toy Pizza Knights of the Slice figure, the Vector Jump Outpost Odesskar is one of two (so far) armored-up takes on the figure. It costs a lot more, but you get a lot more plastic... and dang if the whole thing isn't weirdly awesome. It also looks a lot like the Esedeth Desert figures, like Esedeth Desert Assault Team Glyan Action Figure [FOTD #230] which are awesome. It looks like it fell out of the back pages of a late-1980s Japanese modeling magazine.

Friday, February 24, 2017

New Glyos - February 28 Onell Design Drop
New Onell Design stuff next Tuesday!  At 9:30 PM EST, you'll see some clear figures, some fully-painted figures, and some mystery figures.  We're told there won't be any Outer Space Men, though.

Click here for more!

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Review: Onell Design Glyos Glyninja Runmaru

Onell Design Glyos Glyninja Runmaru Action FigureStanding at about 3-inches tall, the Glyninja Runmaru is another nifty tribute to days gone by. And sometimes I'm worried I get it wrong, but the colors are just so gosh darned close to Tecmo's NES classic Ninja Gaiden's cut scenes. Instead of bare shoulders, he has short sleeves with some pretty decent exposed "flesh" and the newish head does a good job of giving you a new figure on an aging body.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Review: Onell Design Glyos Quallerran Lingrem

Onell Design Glyos Quallerran Lingrem Action FigureAs one of many, many homage figures in 2016 we got the Gremlins-inspired Quallerran Lingrem allong with a companion figure that looked vaguely like Mogwai. (The creature, not the band.) This one doesn't appear to ape any specific color of a specific or obvious (to me) product, but it doesn't seem all that far off from the creature Stripe from the first movie. Maybe it's based on the NES game, or a certain product, but a far as I can tell it's just the Gremliniest Noboto money can buy. The character has orange stripes on his shoulders and matching kneecaps, plus a swell belt. Green plastic is largely left unpainted except for some tan bits on the chest, fingers, calf muscle areas, and of course the face.

Monday, February 13, 2017

Review: Onell Design Glyos Skeleden Keldorac

Onell Design Glyos Skeleden Keldorac Action FigureSometimes when you see a figure you just sit waiting for a specific recolor. Skeleden Keldorac is that figure. At about 2 3/4-inches tall, the Onell Design crew took a standard Pheyden figure body and plussed it up with new upper arms, lower legs, a new head, and some armor for the chest and shins. The end result is a figure that's basically brand new, with an added axe and new paint job to keep things interesting.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Review: Outer Space Men Cosmic Radiation Gemini Action Figure

The Outer Space Men, LLC Outer Space Men Cosmic Radiation Gemini Action FigureSince I first saw Outer Space Men in Tomart's Action Figure Digest when I was a wee lad, I thought to myself "Dammit, I can never afford these things." Never in a million years would I expect to be able to correspond with one of its inventors, nor that the likes of Cosmic Radiation Gemini would exist. And be affordable. It's almost unfathomable - a space race-era toy line lost to history would come back as an indie toy line, ad then cranked out in glow-in-the-dark plastic. Yet here we are. If 2017 was anything, it was certainly an example of how you really can't predict anything - and this figure was one of five new glowing The Outer Space Men.

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Bit Figs - Gatekeeper Purple Edition Live Now
New from Culture Pirates - Gatekeeper Bit Figs Are Live!
There are unpainted 1-inch mini-figures, plus jumbo painted (and unpainted) sets with Pheyden.  There's also a swell bundle with all of the above.

Some older ones are still available, as are some pretty nifty albums if you collect music stuff.  Click here for the Culture Pirates Store.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

The Outer Space Men Cosmic Radiation Gemini - Friday!

Via Instagram, the next glowing Glyos-compatible figure from The Outer Space Men goes up for sale:

Toy Pizza Store Reopens... and Immediately Closes
The Toy Pizza store opened earlier today... and sold out and closed.

The DAFT Knight (seen here) has come and gone, but if you want to know how it is we'll have a semi-answer for you here shortly as we have the Onell Design Vector Jump figures handy.   It's good!  You'll wish you had one.

Review: Onell Design Glyos Pheytron

Onell Design Glyos Pheytron Action FigureStanding 3-inches tall, Pheytron is an example of extreme non-subtlety. Sold blindly and left unrevealed until he showed up in the mail, this figure was more expensive than a standard Pheyden but that's because he has new paint masks and some pretty spectacular tampograph printing to bring the homage to life. Also, he's got a scarf - that's why he was $4.00 more. Fans speculated if it would be another The Outer Space Men figure or something else, with the price nudging me to believe it had to be something else. My money was on a Traveler with a couple of heads. I was close.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Galaxxor Returns This Week - 1/25 Drop
If you can't get enough Glyos - and if you saw how Clawtron turned out, you can't - you may be interested in the next Galaxxor.  

Galaxxor 002/Nebularr hits 8:00 PM CST on January 25, 2017.  It has a spare horned head and comes cast in colors you love, specifically white, blue, and orange.   Click here for the blog post, and set aside $30 to get yours!

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Glyos Onell Design January 17 2017 Drop Menu

Batch 61! A new secret figure, awesome upgraded Knights of the Slice crossovers, and more are still available. A mysterious mystery figure of mystery has sold out. Click here to see the January 17 2017 Onell Design drop menu.

Click here to order what's still available!

Thursday, January 12, 2017

New Onell Design Drop - Glyos on Tuesday January 17
Onell Design posted a teaser for wave #61 - what's in it?  No idea.  But it's teased for a January 17 release, so carve out some time Tuesday night to see what's doing.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Review: The Outer Space Men Cosmic Radiation Orbitron Action Figure

The Outer Space Men, LLC Outer Space Men Cosmic Radiation Orbitron Action FigureSince its debut, the Outer Space Men Man from Uranus has really grown on me as one of the best. Sure Cosmic Radiation Orbitron looks like they just cast a Metaluna Mutant in glow plastic, but there are a few differences - not the least of which is that this one is a more convincing space alien thanks to it not wearing normal pants. Now cast on glow with silver highlights, you're either going to totally appreciate yet another Cold War-era monster in radioactive glow, or you're over it. I can see it being too much of a good thing, but if you're going to give me too much of anything I'm glad that it glows in the dark.

Friday, January 6, 2017

Reminder: The Outer Space Men Cosmic Radiation Orbitron Up Now
In case you neglected to set an alarm to order yours, the Cosmic Radiation Outer Space Men Orbitron is on sale now for $20.00.  It's good!  It glows!  This is what makes life worth living.  We've got a review on deck for Wednesday, so stay tuned for that.

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Review: Four Horsemen Outer Space Men White Star Commander Comet Action Figure

Four Horsemen Outer Space Men White Star Commander Comet Action FigureBelieve it or not, I expected the look at White Star Commander Comet to be the obituary for this line - maybe I've said that before a few times. By the end of 2013 and 2014, fan sentiment toward the Four Horsemen's two Glyos properties seemed to straddle the fence between adoration and loathing. On one hand, Power Lords and The Outer Space Men were amazingly well-crafted indie toys using familiar licenses to make something for the discriminating action figure fan. On the other, to recoup the tooling investment fans were effectively used to subsidize the tooling with varied, dull unpainted figures like this one. Effectively a blank that didn't have the good sense to actually be unpainted, this figure was part of a set that actually cost more than the fully-painted figures while delivering less. Even more unfortunate, the set continued - 14 of the (so far) 17 unique characters were done up in bare white plastic. And, if you can believe it, the set is going to be finished up very very soon, and at least those three have more interesting designs that make more of the whole White Star motif.

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

The Outer Space Men Cosmic Radiation Orbitron - Friday Night

Cosmic Radiation The Outer Space Men Glow Orbitron goes up Friday!  It's really cool, you'll like it. will be selling this figure - along with any existing stock - and you're going to dig it.  It has that glowing Glyos-compatible brain  you've been wanting.   The review will be coming soon - very soon!