Saturday, December 22, 2012

Banimon Drop Live Now

In addition to three new figures, the Banimon Shop has a swell new t-shirt up for ordering right now.

At press time, just over 140 of each style remain in stock.  We're big fans of the little guys and highly recommend getting at least one of them if you have any sort of Glyos collection going.

Click here to see what's left!

Freebie: Gold Crayboth Glyos Figure

 During the last shipment of Glyos figures, fans may have been treated to unique premium freebie items.  One of which that many people have reported getting is this Gold Crayboth which I'm calling the "Crayboth Urballim" until someone corrects me.  As far as I know most if not all orders got one.  He's awesome.  I love Crayboth figures.

You may have also received a partial pink extra set, with a Pheyden head torso.  It is gorgeous.  I hope you did.  I also hope Onell Design gives some thought to selling arm/leg packs in 2013.  I'm crossing my fingers!

Revealed: The Other Syclodoc Armodoc Head

Selling out super-quickly a few days ago, the Onell Design Syclodoc included an all-new head (not pictured) with one big eye inspired by one of Japan's great robot franchises.

What you may not have known (as pics weren't shown) is that it included a second head.  A classic Armodoc head was also included, decked out with black, white, grey, and dark red paint.  It matches perfectly on the body and is a heck of a nice bonus!

If you want to get one of these, well, you can't.  It sold out in a few minutes.  We hope you got one, and if you missed it a new colorway should be available at some point in the new year.  (And if it's not, well, I'm not clairvoyant or anything.)

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Press Release: The Power Lords Return!

So here's what we know.
- Four Horsemen
- Glyos
- 3 3/4-inch

So it'll be like the Outer Space Men, sort of.  Our good pal Doctor Kent sent along a press release, which shall be presented forthwith!

For immediate release:

"The Mayan year has begun. As foretold in 669 AD by the famous prophesy carved into Monument 6 in the Mayan site of Tortuguero, this date signals the return of the "Bolon Yokte Ku" -- The Nine Lords of Power. It is therefore, with great reverence, that the Four Horsemen of the Toypocalypse hereby proclaim the return of the Nine Power Lords and reveal the identity of a Tenth who dwells among us and has  the power to save us all."

Four Horsemen Toy Design Studios are proud to announce the return of Power Lords: The Extra-Terrestrial Warriors action figure line.

It's been 30 years since world-renowned sci-fi artist Wayne Douglas Barlowe originally designed the ground-breaking Power Lords toy line released by Revell. Four Horsemen Toy Design have just acquired the Power Lords license and signed Wayne Barlowe as a creative consultant to help bring the Power Lords back in action figure form.

Getting to work with Barlowe on the much-anticipated return of Power Lords has been the culmination of a life-long dream for Four Horsemen co-founder Eric Treadaway. Four Horsemen Studios are currently hard at work creating the new Power Lords prototypes that will be revealed during the Power Lords-themed Toypocalypse 3 Art Exhibit occurring in New York at TT Underground in February during New York Toy Fair 2013.

To get updates about upcoming figures and events as well as a complete history and our ever-growing archival galleries for Power Lords please keep checking

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Review: The GodBeast Customs Glyos Green Glyos-Compatible Skull Head Glyos Accessory

The GodBeast Customs Glyos Green Glyos-Compatible Skull Head Glyos AccessoryThis is a cool one. The Glyos-Compatible Skull Head was another hand-forged accessory by The GodBeast, a dude who just basically wills toys into being through raw fury and, I assume, skill. I got this one at New York Comic Con 2011, and I wasn't quite sure when he made it. I'm assuming before then, as I did not see a factory. This was one of the better heads I've got from him in terms of play action, while some heads have larger pegs and need some gentle massaging to go into a body, this one just fits right in. It's perfect. And it looks awesome.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Review: Callgrim Fragarian Action Figure

It's sort of funny to see that the driving force of bringing attention to 1980s girl toy brands to adult collectors is dudes selling to dudes. (See: She-Ra, some of My Little Pony.) Callgrim Fragarian is a fancy redeco of Callgrim colored and scented to resemble the original Kenner Strawberry Shortcake dolls. Really! The figure carries a hefty price tag because of the added deco, plastic colors, and scent, but... c'mon. And you get a trading card! The only way this figure could be any cooler was if the pale red/pink segments were that glow-in-the-dark "Solaris" plastic.

Monday, December 17, 2012

Banimon Drop: Saturday!

Saturday December 22, 2012 at 9:30 EST!  That's when you can order 3 new Banimon figures that can't possibly arrive in time for Christmas.  New white, silver, and red figures will be available, keep an eye on the Planet Banimon Blog and of course the Banimon Shop for more.

Review: Onell Design Glyos Verexxan Armorvor Action Figure

Onell Design Glyos Verexxan Armorvor Action FigureOur pal the Verexxan Armorvor seems to be built off the same basic color layout as the Venjorun Armorvor from earlier this year, except it's grey rather than red... with a few other changes. His eyes are red, his accent color is still a grey, and the furry part of his head is a pale orange rather than a bright white.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Glyos Onell Design December 12 2012 Drop Menu

It's here!

To the left, find the Glyos Drop menu for December 12, 2012.  The Syclodoc sold out in about 4 minutes, while the gold Aurustell Elite Armorvor sold out pretty quickly afterward.

Surprisingly, this new, larger run of the Stealth Armorvor MK II is still available.  (Hopefully it isn't noticeably different, I skipped it since I have MK I.)

I suggest you visit the store now and see what's left.

Glyos Drop Tonight

Onell Design has a new drop tonight in about 20 minutes.  This is just a reminder post.  We'll post more later.

Banigoth Winter Operations - New from Banimon

The new Banigoth Winter Operations figure is up (to look at) at the Banimon blog, with no known release date just yet.  It has a tampo similar to the Iron Guard figure shown previously, and is quite white. (And bright.)  See more here.

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Banimon: Iron Guard

Over at the Planet Banimon Blog, it's another preview!  The Iron Guard is a new silver figure and it looks pretty great.  No release date listed, but the deco is solid and there's a new tampo on the helmet.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Banimon Fire Eaters En Route

Your pals and mine at Banimon posted a new blog entry with the Fire Eaters figures.  He's red, with black eyes and a yellow star on the helmet.  (Pretty.)  I assume if you drink Leninade, you'll want one of these next to your empty bottle.

For more, visit the Banimon blog.  At this time I saw no price or release date.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Syclodoc Concepts at Onell's Glyos Blog

You should have seen this by now, but if you  haven't, go see it.  Lots of great concept arts and commentary on the Glyos Transmissions Web Log for the December 12 release of the first-ever Syclodoc!

There are other pieces of art (like a colored yellow/blue version.) They are cool.  I would totally buy that.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

THEGODBEAST Customs - Infection Spyder Armorvor Head

TGB Customs strikes again!  Check out this blog post which showcases the development of the spectacular new Infection Spyder Armorvor Head you see in the picture above.  There's a very different looking prototype, sketches by Matt Doughty, design notes, and other refinements that should knock off whatever socks you happen to be wearing.

Click here to see it.  You're gonna like what you see.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Glyos Friday December 12 Drop Details

UPDATE: Delayed until December 12. Ah well!  A few more weeks to save, kids.   I look forward to it.

Good gravy, that's a lot of good new stuff!  A Dinobots-inspired Armorvor Aurustell Elite, the Syclodoc, tons of travelers, and oodles of other goodies are slated for a Friday launch.  Click here to read it, or see the list we just hijacked after the cut.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Syclodoc Revealed -New Glyos Vinyl Coming Friday

Meet the Sylodoc, a new vinyl creation from Onell Design.  Being a sucker for anythign with the Glyaxia Command symbol, I gotta get it.

Click here for the backstory on this new beast at the Glyos Transmission Web Log!

Friday, November 23, 2012

Review: Onell Design Glyos Stealth Armorvor Action Figure

Onell Design Glyos Stealth Armorvor Action FigureThe third Armorvor to sell out is the clear, unpainted, colorless Stealth Armorvor. While I personally am not too keen on clear figures, Onell Design seems to have a plastic that really shines if lit properly. I haven't seen a lot of discoloration either, so it's (so far, at least) easy to see this as quality stuff. Many fans buy clear figures not to keep, but to customize by dying them red or green or some other color and you can find some really spiffy designs on the October Toys Forums and elsewhere.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Jason Frailey and TGB Customs' New Gorilla Armorvor Head

Jason Frailey, the sculptor behind the Armorvor and the CyberGator head and other fine pieces, has a new one!  The Gorilla can be seen in detail on his own blog, and ordered via the October Toys Forums.

It's pretty awesome.

Click here to read about it, and go here to order yours.

Onell Design Teases Next Week's Glyos Drop

While there has been speculation we might see a new mold before the year is up - which hasn't been confirmed nor denied that I saw, but Matt has said that there's a red Armodoc with something different beyond color! Hmmm!  Well, I'm excited.

Metallic blue figures like Pheyden with a scarf, new Buildmen, and a stunning metallic blue Gobon are previews for the November 30 drop.  Click here to read all the details so far, more are coming!

Friday, November 16, 2012

Review: GodBeast Customs Glyos Green CyberGator Head Glyos Accessory

The GodBeast Customs Glyos Green CyberGator Head Glyos AccessoryFrom the initial lump of clay to the product being in my house, a mere 3 weeks and change went by and I got a CyberGator head of my very own. This head was sculpted by Jason Frailey (the guy who sculpted the Armorvor figure design) as an alternate head for that figure, but as of right now there are no plans to mass-produce it in PVC. The GodBeast, a Glyos fan and amazing maker of toy things, cast the head and is now turning out some high-quality copies of the head, and the neck peg fits pretty perfectly in the Armorvor body as you can see. The catch? It comes unpainted, so if you don't have the equipment, skills, or expertise, it's basically a kit you'll never complete. Unless you're crafty, in which case it's a great (if not cheap) add-on to one of the more fun Glyos releases of the year.

Friday, November 9, 2012

Review: Onell Design Glyos Hades Pheyden MK II Action Figure

Onell Design Glyos Hades Pheyden MK II Action FigureThe first time this figure was sold, it had a harder resin scarf and was available for a short window of time through a special Glyaxia store. Now, Hades Pheyden MK II is available to everyone! Well, he was. For about an hour or less. Limited to 2 per customer, this nifty figure marks the debut of a PVC "scarf" accessory which does a surprisingly great job of changing the look and character of the figure with one tiny piece. Numerous other figures can wear it, like the Buildman or Govurom, but it seems a perfect fit for Pheyden and Scar Pheyden heads.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Review: Banimon Red Army 51st Corps Action Figure

Banimon Red Army 51st Corps Action FigureAfter its birthing from Onell Design, the Glyos System Series of toys has expanded rapidly with other companies building compatible lines like Banimon. The confusingly named Red Army 51st Corps is green, but the "red star" more or less confirms it may be allied to, you know, the reds. At about 1.3-inches tall, the figure is the smallest Glyos-compatible mass-produced PVC figure to date, while the Weaponeers of Monkaa seem to be the tallest. Based on the comics and artwork of one Boris Savic, these figures are adorably small with giant, swappable heads and a whole mess of weapons. In many respects, they're similar to Battle Beasts and include so many spare parts you can use these to augment your other Glyos figures. If you're a Glyos fan, you should get one or more of these.

Monday, October 29, 2012

Callgrim Incoming: Strawgrim DX Callgrim Fragarian Drops on Friday

It's been a while, but with good cause.  Something smells awesome!  A new Callgrim figure (we don't know the name, so let's go with Strawgrim it's DX Callgrim Fragrian) is coming Friday, November 2, at 9 PM Eastern.  This reportedly scented action figure is the first-ever Glyos release to include, according to our source, (thank you Jesse!) vintage Kenner Strawberry Shortcake odors.  That's pretty amazing and arguably one of the only ways to make this line even more awesome.  What next, ooze?  Nicely done, Jesse!

Read all about it on the Callgrim Blog.
And read this updated post too.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Micronaut-Themed Glyan Custom from Nanite

Friend of the site Nanite alerted us to a new custom sale, and the awesome Micronaut Glyan was too awesome to not share.

Other Crayboth, Glyans, and a couple of other odds and ends can be seen in his October Toys Posting.  Do check them out!

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Goboids Glyos-Compatible Spiderboids Drop on Wednesday

If you missed the Goboids drop a little while back (and you did), you may be particularly interested in the Goboids Spiderboids, the next drop which takes place in just a few hours.  At noon central time on October 24, 2012, you can buy one of these orange, black, and glittery brains for the low-low price of $20.  (They're hand-cast, not a bad deal for a large, finely-decorated piece.)  Creator Talyn writes:

"Cast in transparent orange resin with orange glitter and a creepy toy spider embedded within! Fin is black with orange glitter. Extremely limited run to celebrate the Halloween holiday."

Click here to read more right now, and also check the Goboids store for availability!

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Glyos Onell Design October 20 2012 Drop Menu

If you weren't online and ready to buy, you may have missed out.  This batch of Armorvors lasted about 12 minutes, with the purple Neo Nebula Pheyden selling out first and all three Armorvors going next.  Verexxan Armorvor (grey) sold first, followed quickly by Neo Nebula Armorvor, with Spectre Armorvor taking a few more minutes.

With only 5 total figures, it was a pretty small drop and an easy one to buy in its entirety.  (If you were early, of course.)  The Armorvors had a limit of 1 per figure with Pheyden at 2 per figure.

Stealth Crayboth is still in stock at press time.

This was not a record sell-through, as some have asked: the last batch (clear and black) took about 8 minutes and the first figure took several times that.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Onell Design Drop: New Glyos Saturday

Don't forget!  There's  a drop of at least 5 new items on Saturday at 9:30 PM Eastern!  Onell Design promises bigger runs, lower limits, and lots of purple so be there... or don't!

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Review: Spy Monkey Creations Weaponeers of Monkaa Empyreus Action Figure

This is a neat one. We saw some big expansions in Glyos in the last year, with Banimon and Spy Monkey Creations adding to the pile of PVC parts we already had from Onell Design, the Four Horsemen, and RawShark Studios. The new Weaponeers of Monkaa line is basically 1 pack of weapons and 1 figure painted and configured in multiple ways, so you can pick up Empyreus (or any of the figures) and get many, but not all, of the parts available in that color. At about 5 1/2-inches tall at the ears, this figure is one of the larger Glyos releases and feels heavier than his siblings. While closer in size to the Outer Space Men, the figure has more parts and feels significantly chunkier, plus these have many-- arguably too many-- options for display. One figure is enough to keep someone busy for a while because there's a bunch you can do to swap around parts, much like Bionicle and other constructable figures.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Review: Onell Design Glyos Nonilla Pheyden Action Figure

I'm trying to cut back on my purchases but usually regret it. I did buy Nonilla Pheyden but skipped the ultra-cool "Remnant" version, which makes me sad to this day. It's not that I regret my purchase so much as I was completely unaware Onell Design would be sending everybody a free Nonilla Crayboth on the house with their orders. But I digress. The cool thing about the Nonilla Pheyden is that Onell Poobah Matt Doughty indicated that this unique coloring was inspired by October Toys' own Z.O.M.B.I.E. line of mini-figures.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Glyos October Sneak Peeks at NYCC

Well!  If this isn't a surprise, I don't know what is.  A few reports between our pal Seth, the Twitter, and October Toys Forums have revealed a few items we can expect in the coming weeks, or perhaps month(s).
  • Strawberry Shortcake-inspired (and scented) Callgrim, the first-ever scented Glyos figure
  • Glow-in-the-dark Armorvor (green painted highlights)
  • Purple Armorvor (grey furry head)
  • Grey Armorvor (orange? furry head)
Be sure to swing by the October Toys Forums for more on the nifty newness.  The image is courtesy of/stolen from October Toys forum member lhssenior, so go read his post and commentary and more so I feel like less of a filthy thief.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Onell Design Says Purple Is The New Black (Not Really)

The fine crew at Onell Design posted 3 sneak peeks from October's Glyos drop.  The good news: well, that's really good news.  A clear Stealth Crayboth finally makes his debut, and is joined by the purple Neo-Nebula Pheyden and a matching purple Armorvor, plus more to be revealed.  Are you excited?  I'm excited.  These will be available at New York Comic Con this weekend, and for those of us not at the show, online shortly.

To see more, go to New York.  Or the Glyos Transmissions Web Log.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

NYCC 2012 Glyos Happenings: The Schedule, The Booths

There's going to be a whole mess of people at the Onell Design (and friends) booth at New York Comic Con!  They rotate the occupants every few hours, so you people there for the whole show will see an insane amount of fantastic, wonderful plastic things.  Other booths have things for you Glyos fans, too!

Here are your known destinations for Glyos at the show:

#556: Action Figure Xpress: Outer Space Men
#3321: Ni Stuff: Ni's Stuff
#3216: Onell Design (Shared): Dang near everything
#3303: Toy Tokyo: Outer Space Men

I will not be able to attend, so if you're there please take pictures and send me links to your blog entries, or send me your pics to post.  I'd love to see what we're all missing!

The full, long breakdown at booth #3216 (Onell, Callgrim, TGB, etc.) is after the break. (Clicky clicky, it's the same thing from Onell Design because I copied it and pasted it here as I am a lazy thief.)   Be sure to stop by, The Godbeast always has something awesome to surprise you.  Bring cash.  You'll thank me after you spend all of it.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Goboids Preview Wave Launched, Sold Out

 Over the weekend, some large custom Goboids brains went on sale and abruptly sold out.  With about 8 one-off pieces, this low run was pretty much assured to go quickly.

Each head sold for about $20 and looks great on Gobon bodies.  And Monkaa too.  Heck, just check it out, you're in for a treat.

We'll do our best to keep you posted on the next run so you can get one!

Weaponeers of Monkaa: Empyreus Exploded

To the left, behold Empyreus, we knew him well.  The figure is part of the Weaponeers of Monkaa action figure line, one of many new Glyos-compatible lines not from Onell Design.

The picture, which comes from a review we'll be posting next week, showcases all the many parts you get in the $12.00 figure.  I just figured you would want to see this sooner than later, so there are all 28 plastic parts.

Also notable, Empyreus is pretty much the same red as Venjorun Armorvor, and his chest square fits (albeit loosely) on the Armorvor buck to give you a flat surface on which to put any fire/wood/water stickers you may have handy.  Sure, it's a big flat surface, but odds are you'll be making your own stickers anyway.  The Monkaa weapons also fit nicely into Armorvor hands, so hey, good times.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Octo Armorvor with Thermal Dust from TGB & Friends

The multi-person collaboration continues!  Now with Ultra Thermal Dust, the Octo Armorvor is shown with lots of pictures on a Stealth Mimic body.  Check out the breathing gear and tentacles, plus some color-change features, at the TGB Cutoms Blog!

Don't forget that numerous TGB-made heads, including this piece, will be sold at New York Comic Con.

Be sure to stop by booth #3216 to see this and other awesome items!

Monday, October 1, 2012

Spy Monkey Creations' Weaponeers of Monkaa On Sale Today

After a soft launch at Power-Con 2012, the Spy Monkey Creations Weaponeers of Monkaa toy line goes on sale today.

To tease/celebrate, they posted a wide variety of alternate figure builds in addition to the ones that are already coming.

With Banimon last week and Monkaa today, it's just the tip of the iceberg for October.  New items are expected for New York Comic Con from other Glyos makers, including another (small) Onell Design Glyos drop!

Friday, September 28, 2012

Review: Onell Design Glyos Hades Mimic Armorvor Figure

The first one sold out quickly, and the Hades Mimic Armorvor (plus his clear companion) both sold out within minutes of their early September launch. Much like early Matty Collector figures, Onell Design has a few releases that basically require you make an appointment to be online to buy them. At least three more Armorvor figures are promised this year, so if you missed the ones featured here don't lose hope!

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Glyos Banimon Figures On Sale Now

I just got home from a trip and the first thing I did was to check the Banimon Shop to make sure the two new figures are still available, and they are! I ordered mine, so it's time to make sure you order yours, too.  They're small, but nifty.

Also check out for a review, which shows off lots of neat features and a swell "robot head" that hasn't been shown previously.

UPDATE 9/28/2012 5:26 PM Pacific - 15 units of black & red Apocalypse and 42 units of the green Red Army remain.

UPDATE 9/29/2012 5:11 PM Pacific - 0 units of black & red Apocalypse and 22 units of the green Red Army remain.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Ni Stuff Alien Corp 2.0 Coming to NYCC

There's a Ni Stuff Update!   Alien Corp 2.0 will be at New York Comic Con 2012 at booth #3321, featuring numerous hand-cast parts like in the picture below.  Fancy stuff.
This is just a tease, and he promises more soon.  But you knew that since you already check his site all the time, right?  Good on you.  This stuff looks pretty nifty!  He has a small (and I mean physically small) gallery of Alien Corp figures from 2010 as well.

Custom: Crystar via Weaponeers of Monkaa, Witchcraft

With a few lucky fans getting shipped Weaponeers of Monkaa products early and others still having grabbed a few at PowerCon last weekend, numerous awesome custom creations have surfaced.

But they all cower before JonWes' amazing Crystar build.

This spectacular concept technically doesn't exist as no clear blue Monkaa parts have yet to be stamped out, but jeepers.  Check that baby out.   It looks like at least 3 figures' worth of parts were used, so keep that in mind when you consider which figures to get next week at the Spy Monkey Creations Weaponeers of Monkaa launch.

For more on Crystar, click here.

The Godbeast and Jason Frailey Debut Octopus, Skeksis Armorvor Heads

 Continuing the proud tradition of super-cool custom heads for what may well be the hardest figure to acquire in 2012, The Godbeast and Jason Frailey have two new heads to gawk over.

On the left (and below) is the multi-purpose octopus head.  It has a few plug holes, so you can give it a beak, mechanical gear, and even tentacles to bring it to life.  Preorders are not yet open, but TGB promises these will be on sale in limited quantities at NYCC in a few weeks.

On the right, a Dark Crystal-inspired Skeksis head, also sculpted by Frailey.  

TGB teases additional head designs to be revealed shortly, but what?  And when?  Who the heck knows.  Start saving your money, though, because apparently there's a whole mess of cool things to buy in the Glyosverse in October.

Monday, September 24, 2012

Banimon Update: Figures Launch September 27

Good news, unless you're me and will be on a plane!  The Banimon debut figures will go on sale 6 PM Eastern on Thursday, September 27.  There will be two different colors available and figures are $7.  Each style is limited to 2 per customer.  Click here for more updates on their blog, and thank your lucky stars if you don't have to travel for business.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Weaponeers of Monkaa Debut at PowerCon

After more than a little bit of hype, Spy Monkey Creations debuted The Weaponeers of Monkaa at PowerCon and on their own blog.  The above poster shows the main characters including Empyreus, Umbreus, the Crystal Gohlem, the Magma Gohlem, Palidar, and Brutok.  These will be $12 each and the entire line launched October 1, 2012, at 12:00 Noon Pacific time.  Oh, and in case you're just now finding this line, they are Glyos-compatible.

If you go to the blog and take a close look at the designs, you're going to notice there's a lot of shared parts as, fundamentally, what you have here is another construction kit-oriented figure.  For example, the fist on Umbreus and Empyreus is also the Gohlem head.  The spiked hand of Umbreus is the Brutok head.  Much like the Onell Design Glyos figures, these use clever swapped parts as there's really only one figure with clever deco and construction change-ups to make them different.  Leftover parts are being sold in a $5 head pack, although the heads also make great hands and weapons from the look of things.  These things look really, really neat.

Weapons packs are also available in six colors for $5 each.

For those doing the math, the entire ball of wax should set you back $107 before shipping ($72 in figures, $30 in weapons packs, $5 in head packs.)

Advance figures got out to the press at the following News Dump-Approved outlets for your perusal (we're not lazy, we didn't get sent any here):