Monday, January 23, 2012

Preview & Quick Impressions: Spy Monkey Creations Armory Series 1

This is not the review-- that comes next week. Spy Monkey Creations will be releasing Spy Monkey Armory Series 1 next week, which is basically to weapons what Xevoz was to action figures. The sturdy-enough-for-collectors weapon set includes parts to make roughly 5 weapons which can split apart at several places through the increasingly popular (and soon to be ubiquitous) Glyos plugs. Pictures to the left is a Glyan trying to hold on to the Master Blade and a War Shield, both from the Doppelganger version of the weapons. They're cast in 5 different color schemes.

A full review is coming next week, but I was so taken with the set I had to share early. Check out Xevoz Storm Wing holding the same weapons-- for any large-ish (let's say 5-inches or taller) figure line, these weapons are just the right size. They're seemingly crafted for the likes of Masters of the Universe Classics, but there are lots of unique pegs and pieces that should be specific to Glyos customizers.

In short: these go on sale next week, and for $20 I believe you'll get your money's worth... if you have a lot of action figures. If you only collect Glyos and Outer Space Men, these will be fun, but not fantastic. If you also collect other figure lines, you're in for a treat. Anyway, come back next week for more.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Block Drop Screen Grabs: In Case You Missed It

PhotobucketI missed the drop by a couple of hours, and I missed nearly EVERYTHING new in this round of Glyos figures. Basically, there wasn't anything left to order other than Glyans. So what's a toy blogger to do, other than complain? My pal Seth put together some screen shots and now you can see them. So if you missed the Rig Runner, the Block, and the surprise Black Crayboth, you can see them all now. Happy drooling1

Sunday, January 15, 2012

January 20, 2012 Onell Design Glyos Drop Details... Detailed

Your pals and mine at Onell Design posted a big list of all the new stuff coming out next week. Highlights include EMD Rig Runners and EMD Core Blocks, the former of which sounds delightful and the latter of which seems confusing.

More Glyans, Travelers, another Rig, and pretty much anything else you could want is coming and the bulk of it seems to be black and orange. So, yipee. You should go over there to read everything, but here's the price list, just so I have it handy for my own reference.

"More surprises" are listed, and it's my hope there's no surprise Outer Space Men as I'd totally want to know in advance. But I gotta get a Rig Runner, definitely.

United Glyan Forces
-Glyan EMD Operator Cane (black with gray visors and tampo print) $6
-Glyan EMD Technician (orange with black visors/gray detail lines and tampo print) $8

Gendrone Revolution
-Argen MK VI (purple metallic/pale yellow visors with tampo printing) $8
-Phaseon Gendrone Revolutionary (purple metallic/pale yellow visors with tampo printing) $6
-Gobon (purple metallic/pale yellow visors with tampo printing) $10

Axis Joint Sets
-EMD Tech Set (orange) $4
-Purple Metallic Set $4

Phase Arm/Gobon Blaster Single Sets
-EMD Tech (orange) $2
-Purple Metallic $2

-EMD Commander Rynevo (orange Pheyden) $8

Core Block
-EMD Core Block (gray and orange with black visors/tampo print) $14
-Black Core Block (black vinyl/no paint) $10

-EMD Heavy Armored Rig with Wings (gray and orange with black visors/multiple tampo prints) $25

Rig Runner (Glyan WARP Bike)
-EMD Rig Runner (gray and orange with black visors/multiple tampo prints) $20

Conversion Set (consists of 1 long Rig Arm and 1 short Rig Arm for customizing vinyl figures)
-EMD Phase Cannon (Rig long arm) and Phase Blocker (Rig short arm) (gray and orange with black visors/multiple tampo prints) $12

-Black Phase Cannon and Phase Blocker (black vinyl/no paint) $8

-Black Gendrone RESTOCK $4

Friday, January 13, 2012

Spy Monkey Creations Returning in February

The guys at Spy Monkey Creations are returning with new PVC weapon packs, which can apparently combine into a swell bird-like thing. An excerpt:

"Spy Monkey Creations Inc. is proud to announce our grand re-opening and the debut of our new product line!

Spy Monkey Armory Series 1 sets will go on sale for $20.00 on February 3rd , 2012 at 12pm Pacific Standard Time at

Each set will have a total of 42 Interchangeable Glyos System compatible parts made of durable PVC and high impact ABS plastic. Each set will include 5 complete weapon builds.:

Exciting! Several flavors will be available, too.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Armorvor Infected by TGB Customs

Your pal and mine, THEGODBEAST has posted pics of his latest Armorvor, this time an insect-inspired creation. Take a look at it and his other figures so you can feel shame for your relative lack of talent! I sure do.

Friday, January 6, 2012

Review: Callgrim Grim Squad Armodoc Action Figure

The Callgrim Grim Squad Armodoc comes out of the nifty collaboration between Onell Design and, well, everybody they touch-- specifically RawShark Studios in this case. This beefy vinyl figure is made of 11 pieces, and while this one is blue and white, the other is white and blue. It's a redeco of the original Armodoc sold through Onell Design and, for some reason, this sat around a bit. I have no idea why-- the paint job is fantastic, the price is decent, and it's the same quality of goods as an Onell Armodoc.