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.

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