Saturday, July 30, 2011

Plays With Others: New Jedi Force Landspeeder-- Gendrone Friendly

As you read this, Hasbro is currently shipping its Playskool Heroes line to stores. This line is similar to the Fisher-Price Imaginext toys, with articulated limbs and-- you guessed it-- vehicles.

Pictured is the new Landspeeder which includes Luke Skywalker and has a pull-back motor. As you can see, it's scaled perfectly for Onell Glyos figures, but may be a smidgen small for your Outer Space Men. (If you remove their feet, the OSM will fit.)

A number of vehicles are coming out in this line based on the Marvel, Transformers, and Star Wars licenses but not all are a perfect fit for Glyos. For example, the Freeco Bike and BARC Speeder Bike cannot easily accommodate your average Glyos-compatible figure without removing chunks of it-- the hands also cannot grip the controls on the vehicles. But the Landspeeder? It's just perfect.

The line is part of the new reset going on at toy stores now, I've seen bits and pieces of it for sale online and at a few mass marketers. You can see more of it in my Toy Fair 2011 Coverage at

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Spy Monkey Creations On Hiatus

Makers of numerous action figure accessories and Glyos-compatible upgrade parts, Spy Monkey Creations announced they would be going on hiatus immediately. Their announcement promises a return in 2012, but that means that their current items are no longer available for sale in the interim.

If you're unfamiliar with their many offerings, take a look at their Toast-Orr accessory designed for the Wun-Dar Masters of the Universe Classics figure and the nifty (and far more on-topic) Glyos Accessory Packs, particularly the squid-esque designs.

SandMuppet Studios Gaijin Warrior Incoming

Creator Super_SandBagger is creating a Gaijin Warrior. He's been keeping people posted on the October Toys forums, but he also has a recent update on his blog and Flickr page.

Teasers (and presumably, the drop) are promised very soon. From the forum posting this is a small run, under 50 pieces in various colors. Previously, the artisans made a snapping turtle-inspired figure with an amazing head sculpt and a gnarly shell accessory.