Thursday, June 30, 2016

Review: Four Horsemen Power Lords Ggrapptikk Grunt Action Figure

Four Horsemen Power Lords Ggrapptikk Grunt Action FigureSince this line more or less ended in 2014 (minus a couple of recolors), I wasn't sure if or when I'd get to the Ggrapptikk Grunt. Truth be told, I was kind of hoping the line would just die and I assume that it did. We see occasional updates from the Four Horsemen in forums or elsewhere saying that it isn't, but we haven't seen a new body type debut as a production toy since the first figures hit in 2013. This was a line with a lot of promise and fanfare, debuting near the end of the less ambitious Outer Space Men figures which, I still can't believe it, actually completed the original characters from 50 years ago. Plus the prototype second series. Plus a smattering of new characters. Power Lords updated 2 of the original figures, with numerous recolors and precolors of those molds basically grinding down any goodwill in the line's run. I'm not saying I wouldn't buy a Sydot if we ever got one, but I've got eight flavors of these 4-armed buggers and truth be told I'd have been happy with just one.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

ToyFinity: Darkness Soliders and More Newness Friday
Another new drop? Yes!  It's Glyos season, and ToyFinity has a new guy for you.    New release this Friday 6/24/2016 - DARKNESS WILL FALL

9:00 PM Eastern!  Zeroids, Darkness Soldiers, and more await you.   Click here for more.  If you were a member of Club Zeton, you'd already had a shot at ordering these - check your inbox in case you missed it.

ToyFinity has proudly brought you Mordles, RoboForce, and now figures descended from Star Team and Zeroids.

Review: Onell Design Outer Space Men Orbitron Diversus

Onell Design Outer Space Men Orbitron Diversus Action FigureLong pauses are as much a part of The Outer Space Men as space itself. The original line took a nap after its 1966 debut until 2010, and every year we'd see a surge of freshness around July with the line usually being over and done with by January until the next July. Selling out faster than you can say "give Uncle Scrotor a hug," Orbitron Diversus was the last new releases were the final "Infinity Edition" figures from February 2014. In that time, the rights to The Outer Space Men reverted back to the brand's owners, which means you're probably not going to see a heck of a lot of new sculpting but you might see more new releases now that the ball is rolling again. I hope. I mean, it's been 50 years - toy nostalgia usually peters out for most adults before they turn 40. Onell Design's new crossover Orbitron takes cues from its original inspiration - notably the Metaluna Mutant from This Island Earth.

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Review: Onell Design Glyos Armorvor Neo Nonilla Action Figure

Onell Design Glyos Armorvor Neo Nonilla Action FigureThink pink with the clear glittery Armorvor Neo Nonilla. Colored like a rabid Lisa Frank binder, this nifty figure brings you the Neo Granthan head with the classic wolf helmet and a backpack. And glitter. So much glitter.

Monday, June 13, 2016

New Kabuto Mushi - A Princely Drop, June 17
The Godbeast is back with more Kabuto Mushi!

Click here for details of the June 17 drop.

Some very plush sounding figures are coming, with some fascinating paintjobs and tampos that sound like they are very relevant to Mr. Godbeast's interests.  You may know what those are if you follow him on social media, so be sure to check those out.

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

New Skeleton Warriors - Jade Green
PowerCon was last weekend, and ToyHypeUSA posted a ton of interviews - including with October Toys!  It turns out there are jade Skeleton Warriors figures en route, so that line has a new release due in a few days for $20.  Nice!

Read (or watch) the interview here.

Monday, June 6, 2016

Glyos Onell Design June 6 2016 Drop Menu

Chariot's Keep! New Glyarmor/Vartyrex figures, a few Crayboth, and a lone new Armorvor sold out quickly. Click here to see the June 6 2016 Onell Design drop menu.

Click here to order what's still available - the Orbitron Outer Space Men crossover sold out first, and boy howdy is it a beaut. Lots of other great designs are here too - check it out to see what's left!

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

More Onell Design Monday - 9:30 PM Eastern, Be There
A new Onell Design drop is on deck for Sunday June 5 Monday June 6 at 9:30 PM Eastern.  Click here for the announcement.

Specifics are unknown, but the Onell Design crew says: "Lots of moving parts had to fall into place for this round to finally come to fruition, so we're extra psyched to share the results with you."

Also, from his comments, it looks like a familiar face from outer space may be coming.  And by "may be" I mean "oh crap I gotta be there to get one.