Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Review: Outer Space Men Bluestar Astro-Nautilus Action Figure

http://16bit.com/fotd/200526-osm-gitd-2019-blue-astro-nautilus.shtmlYou know the drill - The Outer Space Men are awesome. These 3 3/4-inch action figures are magical and got wildly expensive to make in recent years, so the Bluestar Astro-Nautilus is $25 today when you used to be able to get a fully-painted and carded set of four figures for about $40. That's inflation for you. This mold is one of the ones they used in 2010, and it's a gorgeous design - is it worth $25 though? ...well, I bought one.

Monday, May 25, 2020

Glyos Onell Design May 25 2020 Drop Menu

Wave 87! The first drop in 4 months brings you an awesome gorilla-ish Armorvor, but there's a set of RoboForce crossovers and some gorgeous clear figures too.  Click here to see what's left in the Onell Design store!

Sunday, May 17, 2020

Onell Design Returns - New Drop Postponed to Monday, May 25

It's been a few months, but Onell Design is returning with a new drop!  Synchronicity in Solitude highlights some hints at next Sunday's drop. Be there at 9:30 PM Eastern on Sunday May 24 Monday, May 25 for some robot things of merit.   Would you believe the last one was in January?

Sunday, May 10, 2020

ToyFinity Adds Wrecker the Demolisher and Friends

In case you missed it like I did, ToyFinity has a new drop!  Wrecker the Demolisher joins Sunshine Mordles and Enemy the Dictator - just in case you missed them.  Click here for the store.

Thursday, April 23, 2020

Review: Outer Space Men Bluestar Inferno Action Figure

Since the 2010 relaunch The Outer Space Men has been pretty stop and go - periods of inactivity are followed by huge bursts of releases, and Bluestar Inferno kicked off the impressive-but-pricey blue glow series late last year. As you no doubt know, the blue glow plastic used by this series (and all Glyos or Onell Design figures) tends to shine incredibly brightly. A short exposure to UV or sunlight means hours of blue glow, be it dim or brightly depending on when you examine it. I've seen these figures glow after eight hours... just not incredibly brightly when hour eight rolls around.

Monday, April 20, 2020

Healey Made Nods a Classic in Raider (Hunter) Drop

You missed it!  Healeymade's Raider (Hunter) went up at 4:20 PM Eastern and sold out in short order.  The retro-style figure positively nails the looks of toys from the 1970s and 1980s, with deco based on one in particular.      It was $25.

Oddly, the Commander figure was out of stock at the time the new figure went live - and now is  back in stock.  If you've never picked up this particular mold, it's recommended.  Check here for availability.

Saturday, April 18, 2020

Battle Tribes and Healey Made Drops Incoming

New!   Healey Made and Battle Tribes shops will be getting updated with new toys this week.

The Healey Made Instagram confirmed a drop would be on Monday, April 20 but not what or when.  His previous figure is the Commander Raider, and if it's still in stock Monday I may order one.  I have the Shadow Raider and it's a gem.

Far less of a mystery is the Chuck Norris and Ninja-influenced Battle Tribes drop.   3 new figures with tons of gear and heads go up at 6:00 PM Pacific on 4/22.  Some older figures are still available.

Thursday, April 16, 2020

Review: Toy Pizza Meteor II Action Figure

Ever since I discovered Glyos I was hoping there would be a mass-produced Metroid-referencing figure like this Meteor II Action Figure. I nagged a few people about it, but Toy Pizza was not one I pestered - that I recall. I was pretty surprised when this figure came to pass, and it's one of those things I never thought would ultimately materialize. It's great - but it's expensive. A standard Rift Killer 3 3/4-inch action figure sells for about $18, with Axis Joints at about $3 and Phase Arms at about $2. It's expensive - and I somehow missed the pre-order window. Unlike other figures from its release drop, this one stuck around for a while. I don't think that's remotely a knock on quality, but $30 is really expensive for what you get. If it weren't a "bucket list" figure, I'd probably have a hard time buying it myself. But it is, and I love it.

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Review: Onell Design CyMa Queen Kirallius Action Figure

This CyMa Queen Kirallius sold out in short order, and with good cause. The Cyber Mama mold from Toy Pizza was still a new release when this figure came out, and it did a good job taking existing parts and really building it out. The figure includes a ton of pieces from multiple figures to bash together one of the very best crossover releases we've ever seen out of Onell Design.[ READ THE FULL REVIEW ]

Friday, April 10, 2020

Toy Pizza Drop - Raddest Raddicks

Still available! The Toy Pizza shop opened up with 3 flavors of Raddick.  Black and glow debut here, and he's back in flesh from the subscription program.  If you want it - or missed it - the tank-headed tank-topped 1980s buff dude is still available for $20-$21.

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Review: Onell Design Armorvor Athrodak Parasitic Clone

http://www.16bit.com/fotd/200407-glyos-armorvor-arthrodak-clone.shtmlGlyos figures usually turn out as shiny, cool, distinctive little things. The Armorvor Athrodak Parasitic Clone comes in a hitherto-unseen clear flesh color, which looked really cool in the pictures and is even more impressive in person. I'm sorry, I meant to say "unsettling." Capturing the toothy, ghoulish, dead-eyed creatures of the deep in plastic has been tough - the Chap Mei Animal Planet ones looked cute, and every figure or model I see tends to be perfectly nice looking.

Sunday, April 5, 2020

Nemo's Factory: Showdown in the Garden

http://nemosfactory.blogspot.com/p/sketchbook.htmlNew figures! Go to the Nemo's Factory Store for new Glyos-compatible robots.  (There aren't many going around lately.)

The blue glow robot (top) is $17, the neon Scarabite  [S-C4R4]_byte is $17, and the tan  Ranic-Class Automated Service Device "Gardener" is $14.  A few older figures are also still available.

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

New Drop - Toy Pizza Hyper Eel vs. Combat Bugmen

Stuff sold out fast!  The Toy Pizza Hyper Eel vs. Combat Bugmen Drop saw the return and quick exit of some new figures and a few old ones, but you can still order some gorgeous and colorful Glyos figures.   Will we see even more soon? I hope so!  Until then, get some of these guys, support your indie toymakers and non-chain toy stores, and let's hope things get a whole more boring in the neat future.

Review: Onell Design Glyos Phaseon Renegade Hybrid Caliber

http://www.16bit.com/fotd/200331-glyos-phaseon-renegade-silver.shtmlI got a lot of Glyos figures. I don't need more of them - but the Onell Design crew finds interesting ways to make multiple purchases interesting. This Phaseon Renegade Hybrid Caliber takes the very early odd ball Beanbot mold - which was tweaked to be a Phaseon - and transforms it yet again with parts from Phase Arm upgrade sets, a newly-tooled head, plus a new cloth cape which was also used with the Onell Design Glyos Gobon Renegade Hunter [FOTD #2,127] and a few other figures. The new head and cloth piece were designed to work in multiple configurations on multiple bodies, which is sort of the entire brilliance of this whole line. One small piece can give you a handful of new build options.

Sunday, March 22, 2020

Healey Made Raider (Commander) Available Now

The very cool Healey Made Raider (Commander) is available now!  This 3 3/4-inch Glyos-compatible action figure is $25.  I have one of the previous releases and it's one of my favorites.

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Toy Pizza's Green Forrest Drop

It's St. Paddy's Day, and Toy Pizza celebrated with some new green figures that sold out before you knew they were even there.  Did you get CyMa Forrest?  Click here to see if you can still order one!

Thursday, March 12, 2020

Review: Onell Design Lost Sincrodrone Beta

This Lost Sincrodrone Beta arrived on a particularly cold day - and that's important. Early Glyos releases sometimes needed to be warmed a bit so the plastic had a bit more "give" to it so you could swap parts - and this new set of parts requires some heat. I had to dip the lower torso in warm water so the legs could be inserted. The body block piece is very tight, and fitting stuff in there is initially difficult - but not impossible, if you've got a cup of boiling water.[ READ THE FULL REVIEW ]

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Review: Toy Pizza Zoner Capsule Silver Vehicle Mode

When the pre-order went live for the Zoner Capsule Silver Vehicle Mode I figured it'd be a good purchase - and then forgot I ordered it. The previous Regen Capsule [FOTD #2,114] was a nifty nod to things like the Micronauts Pharoid and the C-3PO carry case, but the new one goes a bit farther. You can open it at the hinged joint to store a figure, or lay it on its belly for a vehicle mode. There's more going on here - it hints at moai styling while also recalling bits and pieces of vehicles like the Batmobile. There's a lot going on here - including a fully-detailed interior with a monitor and various buttons that are clearly modeled after the Kenner Power Droid "face" of old. The two-mode toy owes a lot to Mattel's Hot Wheels Zombot [FOTD #803] - it can be two things, depending on how you orient it on your shelf. This is a toy for toy fans.

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Toy Pizza's Vekpire and Creature Capsule Drop

New stuff!  A new figure and a new capsule dropped, and the capsule is surprisingly cheap.  Click here to see the new Toy Pizza drop.  Time to stock up if you're a customizer!

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Review: Cappy Space x Nemo's Factory x Cappy Space C-Ps&Qs

 This is a gem. C-Ps&Qs was a D-Con 2019 debut which sold online later, and made use of the Nemo's Factory figure mold to make a gold robot that looks like another famous gold robot - sort of. The alternate heads are also nice - and you get three in all.

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Toy Pizza Azu Lado Drop

Meet the new drop! Partially sold out, same as the old drop.  Who is Azu Lado? has come and gone, but you can get the upgrade armor if you like.  Click here to see what the store still has in stock.

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Review: Onell Design x Cappy Space R-Toolio

If you saw the Glyos Hub Set a few years ago and said "hey, that looks kind of like a droid," it turns out Cappy Space agreed with you. Their exclusive R-Toolio was a D-Con 2019 debut which sold in short order, which is good, as this order is short. It's not a big figure, but for a certain kind of fan it's a perfect thing to buy. It's small, it looks like R2-D2, but it ain't R2-D2.

Sunday, February 9, 2020

Thursday: Tron-Inspired Battle Tribes from Spy Monkey Creations

Via the Battle Tribes Instagram: "see the other heads and find out what the “????” Items for each figure are!! Drop 2/13 6 pm pt!!"

At least four Tron-inspired figures are up for grabs this Thursday.  Mark your calendars!

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Cool New Spaced Out Design Drop Friday

Spaced Out Design has a drop Friday!  9:00 PM EST will be when something new goes up.... but what kind of things will we get? Clearly, it's going to be interesting.   Set your clocks!

Monday, February 3, 2020

Toy Pizza Drop - Feb. Second Chance Sale

The February Second Chance Sale is up at Knights of the Slice! Since I missed the Meteor II figure when I pre-ordered the Capsule V2 and Final Mikros CyMa, I went ahead and got it now - and you probably can too if it's still available.  Click here to see what the store has left.

Sunday, February 2, 2020

Warlords of Wor DX Deputy Midway All Drops at Halftime

http://manormonsterstudios.limitedrun.com/products/661171-dx-deputy-midwayBut when is halftime?  The Warlords of Wor  DX Deputy Midway Action Figure is the perfect figure to grab during halftime, when you're raiding the fridge.

With 3 extra heads and lots of accessories, it's the kind of thing you'll probably have a lot of fun fidgeting with - if you can get one.

Monday, January 27, 2020

Toy Pizza Drop - Rise of CyMa & Search for the Blood Capsule

In case you missed it, Toy Pizza had a new drop today too!  The new CyMa Bee, Marson with Blood Capsule, Reed Schweizer with Zoner Capsule Bundle, and Zoner Capsule are just some of the items in their store right now.

I've ordered the Zoner Capsule from a pre-order ages ago and I've got a couple of flavors of the Cyber Mama on the way, so stay tuned for reviews!

Sunday, January 26, 2020

Glyos Onell Design January 26 2020 Drop Menu

Wave 86! Not only is there a fine wolf Armorvor, but there's a Cybermama and some amazing Lost Sincrodrone robot figures using crossover parts.
Click here to see what's left in the Onell Design store.

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Transient Tomorrows - Onell Design Wave 86 on Sunday

Over at Onell Design, it's Transient Tomorrows!  Wave 86 launches at 9:30 PM EST on Sunday, January 26.  It looks like a crossover with elements from Toy Pizza and ToyFinity too, so this is going to be a lot of fun. And seemingly colorful.  Mark your calendars, because I did.

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Review: Toy Pizza Chakan the Forever Man Glow Version Action Figure

Toy Pizza Chakan the Forever Man Glow Version Action Figure Toy Pizza Chakan the Forever Man Glow Version Action FigureKnown to some as a comic and many as a Sega Genesis game, this is not a character which many expected to see as a toy in 2019. Chakan the Forever Man Glow Version is one of no fewer than four versions of this long-running but not necessarily well-known undead swordsman from beyond. The mold is new for 2019, and so far we've seen a few nifty editions.