Sunday, October 30, 2016

Wave 17 Kabuto Mushi Drop Live Now
Wave 17 of The Godbeast's Kabuto Mushi line is up now - and it's heavy on references!  An Insecticon-inspired vinyl figure joins Kabutos cosplaying as Chop Shop, Modulok, and they're joined by Crayboth friends.   An unusual crossover exclusive for you Crayboth completists!

A new Standard Edition Kabuto Mushi is also available.

Click here to check it out.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Review: Onell Design Glyos Pheyden Frontier MKII

Onell Design Glyos Pheyden Frontier MKII Action FigureThe hero with many faces gets another face with Pheyden Frontier MKII. It's a pretty simple figure with extra deco - it's a Pheyden molded in white with thick paint on the legs, hands, and arms to replicate the molded plastic of the original figure that sold out ages ago. He doesn't have spare heads or anything, but it's a nice one nonetheless. It looks cool, which is a reason to buy it - the Onell Design crew came up with tons of great colorways back when they started, so it's nice to see them brought back for the newcomers or those who lacked the foresight to pick it up 8 years ago. 

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Glyos Onell Design October 20 2016 Drop Menu

TMNG! The turtliest drop of your dreams will no doubt get you into the Turtle Club with four green teens, a comic-inspired Crayboth figure, Shredder and Foot-inspired Glyninjas, a Shinobish Glyninjas, and a lot more await you. And it was popular enough to cause the shop to be closed to check inventory within a few minutes - at press time nothing is sold out and the store is closed. Click here to see the October 20 2016 Onell Design drop menu.

Click here to order what's still available!

Review: Onell Design Glyos Crayboth Zekroyas

Onell Design Glyos Crayboth Zekroyas Action FigureThe trend to incorporate sidekick figures - or just apply the plastic and paint of one figure to another - is delightful. Crayboth Zekroyas is a tiny little crab guy, designed to match Alpha 7 Zekroyas [FOTD #1,535] from the same wave as well as a Quallerran, too. 

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Delayed - Onell Drop Moved to Thursday, Later Time Too
The next drop has been delayed.  The next Onell Design drop is now 10:00 PM Eastern on Thursday October 20.  Click here for more.

Review: Bit Figs Mega Bit Pheyden Standard Set

Bit Figs Mega Bit Pheyden Standard Set Mini FigureI already bought one version of this mold, but a painted colorway of Mega Bit Pheyden - a Standard Set - seemed to be an essential purchase. (I'm also interested in a green "bad graphics" one and/or glow-in-the-dark someday.) Pheyden in Pheyden colors is an important thing to have, and this blocky one is nothing if not charming. If you got the Mega Bit Pheyden Trophy Set [FOTD #1,531] the figures offer little new other than changes in color, but they're good changes in color. In addition to these figures, an unpainted blue duo was also put up for sale.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Review: RawShark Studios The Order Bobaran Action Figure

The Order Bobaran Action FigureMade of aa couple of dozen parts, this figure is amazing if for no reason other than its color matching skills. The Order Bobaran's inspiration is baked in the colors, which RawShark Studios kingpin Jesse Moore somehow painstakingly matched or maybe he just blackmailed someone to get the Pantones perfect. It's based on the original mail-away (and retail) Kenner Boba Fett Star Wars action figures, a true classic and one of those things that's both an artifact of great mythological significance while oddly being a staple of millions of children's toy boxes almost 40 years ago. As an inspirational force behind Callgrim, it only makes sense that the character would be adapted to these original needs.

Monday, October 17, 2016

Review: Onell Design Glyos Gendrone Force Defender Villser Core

Onell Design Glyos Gendrone Force Defender Villser Core Action FigureOne of the things about Glyos that eventually gets to me is the names - I can't keep all of them straight. When I look at the Gendrone Force Defender Villser Core it impresses and delights me, while also terrifying me that I will never, ever remember what it is called. I think that has contributed to my lack-of-hardcoreness with the Glyos world as it goes on, mostly because there's so much great stuff, which I have bought and admire, but I can't actually talk about it without a crib sheet. It's a green take on the ToyFinity Robo Force mold, with some wonderful paint applicatins and a color that reacts in fun ways depending on how it's lit. It's also hefty, providing you with 41 pieces for $16.00 - and they're big pieces.

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Onell Design Goes Green This Week - New Drop Wednesday
A new drop?  Yes!  If you're debating what to do on Wednesday, Onell Design has a new drop in a post called Dress Up.  At 9:30 PM Eastern,

They're saying that they "will be ready to celebrate in true 1980's style, dressing up for what might be our craziest assortment since we started back in 2007."  Well!  I'm interested.

Friday, October 14, 2016

Review: Plastic Imagination Rise of the Beasts Rhino - Flesh

Plastic Imagination Rise of the Beasts Rhino - Flesh Action FiguresHey, it's a classic! I got the Rhino - Flesh a couple of years ago, and basically shot it and had him ready to review - I like to keep a few figures around for a while so I can look back on them and see how they turned out after a few years. Rise of the Beasts was a Kickstarter project that got funded, but due to some factory issues was pulled at the last possible minute - and later released, sans Kickstarter. Later, a second series went to Kickstarter - this did not get supported. In this time a grand total of 20 PVC figures were released, each of which had 4 points of articulation and was based on one of two sculpts. As is popular, they were eventually run in "flesh" plastic like the popular vintage M.U.S.C.L.E. line, which to this day remains one of the gold standards for collectible minifigures.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Review: Bit Figs Animal Series 1 Pup

Bit Figs Animal Series 1 Pup Mini FigureI bought a sack of animals and a sack of ninjas, and didn't complete either set. With the animals, I think there were some oddities. For example, Pup - the dog - came in unpainted orange and painted orange, as expected. He also came in grey, the cat color, with a pink nose. Well, I was surprised - but I like weird variants, and this was indeed a surprise as we're not entirely sure what all got made yet. In addition to all of these, the manufacturers sold gold figures direct to the consumer.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Skeleton Warriors Returns, with Pumpkin Spice Flavor
October Toys is celebrating Halloween, Pumpkin Spice, and the Undead with the really cool Skeleton Warriors Pumpkin Spice Titan Skeleton.  It goes on sale noon on the 13th for $13.

It's big!  It's pretty great as a toy - I don't have one in this color yet, but the glow and bone ones are superb.

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Review: The Outer Space Men, LLC Outer Space Men Cosmic Radiation Edition Colossus Rex Action Figure

The Outer Space Men, LLC Outer Space Men Cosmic Radiation Edition Colossus Rex Action FigureI would be a hack to say this figure deserves glowing reviews. I'll do it anyway. While the mock-ups for this Outer Space Men figure were painted white plastic, this glowing Cosmic Radiation Edition Colossus Rex is 5-inches-and-change of solid glow-in-the-dark plastic. If you collect these guys, you're probably wondering how the glow plastic of this convention exclusive (available this weekend in New York at NYCC) stacks up against other Glyos figures. I can say that the 2010 glow Metamorpho and the 2011 glow Electron+ are a little paler, a little more boney in color than this guy. Glow Rex is a near-perfect match to the many other Onell Design (and adjacent) glow Glyos figures like glow Gobon, Leyden, and many many others. They all vary a tiny bit, but it's superbly close. 

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

New Battle Tribes Next Week - Glow!
UPDATE: Drop confirmed Monday October 10, 6:00 PM Pacific.   

Remember when it used to feel like Glyos would go and not do much for months at a time?  Well, that's over.

On Spy Monkey Creations' Facebook we see plans for another Battle Tribes drop - a very good one - set to hit online shelves in 7-10 days.  Glow figures, a figure that looks vaguely like Prince, and some very nice He-Man-ish paint jobs.  It's worth checking out.

A ton - ton - of pictures of the new figures and alternate heads may be scoped out on their Instagram.