Crossposted from The Outer Space Men News:
The Outer Space Men are returning! (Again!) The last new wave of
painted figures was a huge hit, with the 2 classic characters - Colossus
Rex and Gamma X - selling so well that they will now cost you a lot of
money. (And that's assuming you can find them for sale.)
fine folks behind the line are reissuing them with some improvements,
along with a glow-in-the-dark Colossus Rex for the very first time. Gary
Schaffer was kind enough to reach out with some details... and
unrequested commentary added by yours truly.
Colossus Rex 2.0
- this will debut on the official Outer Space Men web site, and will
also be sold at Star Trek Mission New York (September 2-4) and also New
York Comic Con (October 6-9). The figure is slightly closer in the rich
color of the original Colorforms release 50 years ago, but includes
gold - rather than purple - accessories.
If you missed the
original figure, this is a much cheaper alternative to the secondary
market. If you didn't, it's different enough that you may wish to get
Gamma X Cosmic Radiation
- This will debut at Star Trek Mission New York (September 2-4). The
original Infinity Gamma X was covered in a light layer of glowing paint,
which didn't glow fairly well. It was colored similarly to the
original prototype figure, but didn't glow well. The new Cosmic
Radiation edition is cast in glow plastic and looks like it will
brighten the night. It's a worthwhile upgrade.
Colossus Rex Cosmic Radiation
- The New York Comic Con exclusive for The Outer Space Men will bow
October 6-9. This mock-up shows silver detailing added to the figure
with silver accessories. (Silver accessories were previously made
available with the Ni Stuff handmade Galactic Holiday 2013 figures, and
also as a set from the Four Horsemen Store.)
At press time the only figure we know will be sold online is Colossus Rex 2.0 - I'll post more as updates become available.