Monday, August 31, 2015

New Glyos Drop Sunday - Metallic Blue, September 6
New Glyos!   On Sunday, there will be another drop at Onell Design.

The new figures seen so far are metallic blue Argens and Robo Force bucks, but what else?  We don't know - stay tuned for more, and be here at 9:30 PM on September 6 for more.

Review: Onell Design Glyos Skeleden Nemica Icewave Action Figure

Onell Design Glyos Skeleden Nemica Icewave Action FigureOnell Design has been great about making numerous recolors of its many toys, and seeing more than one flavor during a mold debut seems to benefit everybody. I snagged Skeleden Nemica Icewave along with the Standard version during the debut, as the blue struck me not unlike the many "holographic" figures from over the years. It's a neat figure, particularly early in its lifespan. There have been a few awesome bright clear figures since, and I assume there will be many more - I just happen to love the blue here.

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Skeleton Warriors Kickstarter: Kickstarter Next Week?
The toymaking lovely people at October Toys posted a swell Grimskull Update. The Kickstarter for this Glyos-compatible figure goes up the first week of September, and based on what was previewed at Comic-Con it's looking good.

It's also the 20th anniversary of the brand. If you remember reading about it in Tomart's Action Figure Digest too, that means that you are old and that this is the mummy's curse.

So be sure to save some money, don't blow it all on Force Friday.

Review: Onell Design Glyos Argen MK XVII Electric Revenant Action Figure

Onell Design Glyos Argen MK XVII Electric Revenant Action FigureThere used to be a pretty steady stream of new versions of this mold, but the Argen MK XVII Electric Revenant continues the line nicely - and slowly. A ton of Buildman figures are out there, but in the last couple of years we've seen new heads introduced and now we're seeing more deluxe versions bundles with Axis Joints right off the bat. During the launch Onell Design also made matching Dark Teal Axis Joints sets alone, plus Swing Joints and Phase Arms. You've got plenty of room to upgrade this figure, and the set has enough extra pieces to keep it interesting as a $12 packet.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Review: Four Horsemen Power Lords Ggrabbtargg Action Figure

Four Horsemen Power Lords Ggrabbtargg Action FigureIn the world of collectible toys, momentum and an engaged fanbase are valuable assets. Power Lords debuted to much fanfare and tremendous goodwill, and then had neither. Ggrabbtargg was a good example of how the Horsemen put together a good idea on a good license, but through the magic of time and waiting people may have just moved on. The item sold quickly thanks to its low production run, but the low going rate on eBay says it all - people don't have a lot of hope for this line which, after nearly two years, has yielded exactly two figures (with some repaints and remolded parts). Expectations were high, as the Horsemen delivered a pretty rapid clip of Outer Space Men to the tune of four per year for the first two years. Even a high-quality trickle of repaints is still a trickle of repaints, while the loyalists wait to see what (if anything) happens with this once and possibly future Glyos-compatible line some of us just kind of shrugged and went back to our consistent favorites.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Weaponeers of Monkaa: Cyber Robot Drop Friday from Spy Monkey Creations: Villhaintron and Optimum Gearo!

$20 each, 8/21, Friday at 12:00 PM Pacific time.  Each deluxe figure gets 45 parts with multiple weapons and heads, and the Megatron-like robot is pretty fantastic.   Check 'em out!

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Review: Onell Design Glyos Skeleden Ullcroth Mutation Action Figure

Onell Design Glyos Skeleden Ullcroth Mutation Action FigureOne of the problems I've had with toys is, at times, especially in indie spheres, things can take an aggressive turn toward "I've got that." Quality, value, and niftiness can only take you so far after a few years of collecting a line of new colorways, even if there are some really neat ones like the Skeleden Ullcroth Mutation. The real genius in the Onell Design Glyos figure is how, at times, they can take a figure you've bought and sell you another one with a wholly new perspective, at no extra cost. Glow-in-the-dark figures absorb much of the sculpted detail, leaving you to focus on the action feature and its general form. Clear figures give you a look at the guts. But one of the more interesting features - the panel lines - were phased out due to costs. And now, we had them brought back for a special pair of Skeledens, where the savings of the rising middle class in China are also being passed along to you. This one was $18 - panel line-free versions were about $12. The added paint lines are applied with an eye toward perfection, but it also raised the cost by 50%. Seeing where you'll spend money is another great way to gain perspective.

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Transformers Weaponeers of Monkaa Coming?
A sneak peek - or a custom?  The Weaponeers of Monkaa showed off a couple of Transformers-inspired pieces at Kansas City Comic Con over the weekend.  Is there more to this?  Probably!  We'll post more when we find it.  Click here to see it on Instagram.

NiStuff Betaforce 6 Drop Live Now NiStuff Store has been updated with Betaforce 6 figures!  Leydens, Outlanders, ancient astronauts, and some other stuff are up for grabs.  Click here to see what's left.

Monday, August 3, 2015

TheGodBeast - New Kabuto Mushi August 14
Five new flavors of Kabuto Mushi figures will be available at 8:00 PM Central on August 14, 2015.  You can read about them on the October Toys forums!

These are going to be available first at Kansas City Comic Con - and the price list looks like this:

Infection Cyborg (Glitter w/ more Ultra Gold paint) $16 ea.
Shadow Cyborg (Glitter w/ more Ultra Silver paint) $16 ea.
BlueStar TigerForce (currently unreleased in the Glyoverse, metallic colorway) $12 ea.
Iron TigerForce (Gun Metal matching Glyos w/ red paint) $12 ea.
Amazon TigerForce (Metallic Teal Blue w/ orange paint) $12 ea.