Tuesday, May 21, 2019

REVIEW: Onell Design Glyos Mutant Evolver Pheyaos Hyper Mordireus Fusion


Onell Design Glyos Mutant Evolver Pheyaos Hyper Mordireus Fusion Action FigureIf the 2 3/4-inch Mutant Evolver Pheyaos Hyper Mordireus Fusion looks familiar, it should! Onell Design and RealxHead have been conspiring together on figures for years, most of which sell out in 30 seconds and I've never really had a shot at them. The default head matches Pheyaos Mini and Pheyaos Man, with an all-new Glyos-compatible body that really does match the style of the RealxHead soft vinyl figures you missed and can't afford. A bonus face on the back of the head looks a little bit like the Chaos Trooper, but what truly amazed me was the color match of the plastic. If memory serves the first Mordireus Pink figures were sold in the December 12, 2012 drop with the likes of Sarvos and Crayboth and again in September 2013 with Noboto and Gobon.
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Sunday, May 12, 2019

Thursday, May 2, 2019

New Drop - Toy Pizza Testudo Knight!

https://www.knightsoftheslice.com/The new Testudo Knight joins a couple of blank Material Boy figures and a had/pizza slicer set at the Toy Pizza shop.  If you need more Knights of the Slice, this TMNT-esque one is a keeper.

Review: Toy Pizza Mikros Set BLT Version Action Figures


Toy Pizza Mikros Set BLT Version Action FiguresI was very excited to get the Mikros Set BLT Version from Toy Pizza. Micronauts have been an influence on Onell Design and Glyos figures for years, and we've seen tributes both subtle and overt. This may be the most overt. Jesse DeStasio and friends took the classic Knights of the Slice figure, cast it in clear, painted the hands and feet white, added a chest tampo, and painted the heads silver. It turned out nicely - and I'm a little surprised we didn't see one of the other 3 3/4-inch The Other Space Men or Power Lords or other collections do it a few years ago. Now that they're here, it's worth noting they sold out very quickly and a second wave went up for pre-order about a week after for August delivery. That window is also now closed.
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Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Onell Design Hybrid Horizons Sunday

https://onelldesign.blogspot.com/2019/04/hybrid-horizons.html
The Hybrid Horizons drop at Onell Design is at 8:00 PM Eastern on Sunday!  They tease the 10th anniversary of collaborating with RealXHead, which means vinyl and PVC for this one.  Click here for the dirt so far.

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Review: Onell Design Glyos Walruden


Onell Design Glyos Walruden Action FigureTributes to the Kenner Star Wars cantina continues with the 2 3/4-inch Walruden. Before he was known as Ponda Baba or "Buttface," Walrus Man was a green-skinned swim-finned alien Kenner sold that didn't quite match the movie version. With no available reference, toy designers made it look cool based on the available reference material, and got it wrong, and Lucasfilm still approved it. 41 years later, Onell Design pays tribute to it with this remarkable redeco of their own character Pheyden in Walrus Man colors.
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Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Toy Pizza - Mustard Patrol and More New Figures

https://toypizza.myshopify.com/
New from Toy Pizza - Mustard patrol!  New heads! Weapons! Accessories!  Blanks!  Check it out in their store.  A few things are long gone, but the white beard Desert Rat is up for grabs.

Monday, April 8, 2019

Knights of the Slice Mikros Wave 2 - Now in Orange, Yellow, and Grey

https://toypizza.myshopify.com/collections/april-collection/products/pre-order-mikros-3-pack-wave-2-epd
Hot on the heels of the sold-out wave 1 (which arrived at the Dump today), now you can grab PRE-ORDER: Mikros 3 Pack Wave 2 - EPDClick here for the store and the gold-headed splendor.
Reviews of wave 1 will probably be up early next month.  (Hey, I have a backlog.)

In short, I love wave 1 enough to recommend wave 2 to you.  They're good 3 3/4-inch figures in the style of classic Micronauts toys.

Pre-orders are due by April 19, 2019!

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Reminder: Knights of the Slice "Mikros" Today

https://www.instagram.com/p/BvzeVGdHXs5/
Teal, Brick, and Lime totally not Micronauts Knights of the Slice are going up at 12:00 PM EDT Thursday!  (Which may be today where you live now!)  These are 3 3/4-inch figures with silver heads and clear bodies, based on the popular and before-my-time Micronauts action figures from Mego (and previously, Takara.)  I pray they do not sell out before I get mine... and I hope I can get that purple one somehow too.
Click here for the Instagram preview.
Click here for their shop.

Sunday, March 31, 2019

New Glyos Spaced Out Design Geodraxus

https://shop.spacedoutdesign.com/
New from Spaced Out Design: Meet the Geodraxus!  It's sold out.   The crystal blue figure looks really great, and the Spaced Out Design Shop is out of everything as of my finding out it existed.  Ah well.  Next time!

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Review: Toy Pizza Desert Rat LRDG Version Action Figure


Toy Pizza Desert Rat LRDG Version Action FigureToys are a weird business. If you're a fan, you might meet the makers and designers of your favorite toys - often before they become famous. The Desert Rat LRDG Version from Toy Pizza mastermind Jesse DeStasio is Onell Design Matt Doughty. I met Matt maybe 10 or more years ago at Comic-Con in San Diego when he was carrying around what I believe was an early version of Pheyden - I may be misremembering - before he built his empire of customization and toys adult collectibles with other makers. Interestingly, this isn't even the first concept for Matt Doughty as an action figure - Mel Birnkrant came up with Midshipman Matt Meteor, which seems like it may never be an actual release. But we have the Desert Rat! I'm jealous of the name, too.
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Thursday, March 7, 2019

Glyos Onell Design March 7 2019 Drop Menu

Wave 79! Walruden joins a spectacular small horde of creatures, including the return of the Villser, some awesome Glyans, a Gendrone Force Defender... and absolutely no Buildman/Argen-types like I would have guessed! Click here to see the March 7 2019 Onell Design drop menu.

Click here to order what's still available!

Sunday, March 3, 2019

New Glyos Drop Thursday - Dimensional Duplications

https://onelldesign.blogspot.com/2019/03/dimensional-duplications.html
A new Onell Design drop this week! Dimensional Duplications show a logo transforming, hinting at designs that recall elements like Argen's head and the Noboto backpack. Is this a hint?  Probably.  I'm looking forward to seeing more, and you can click here to read the teases and comments!

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Review: Outer Space Men Cosmic Radiation Cthulhu Nautilus Action Figure

The Outer Space Men, LLC Outer Space Men Cosmic Radiation Cthulhu Nautilus Action FigureI probably don't need to review Cosmic Radiation Cthulhu Nautilus because you should, by now, know what to expect. The figure has removable parts, sports a lot of articulation, glows brighter than most action figures, and features better than expected silver highlights.
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Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Review: Onell Design Glyos Hammerden


Onell Design Glyos Hammerden Action FigureThere are more Kenner Star Wars cantina alien tributes to do, and now Onell Design gives us Hammerden. Referencing Kenner's Hammerhead figure almost exactly how I imagined it - with option parts I did not - Onell Design shows just how much they get it by ensuring their tribute replicated the side eyes of the original 1979 action figure.
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Monday, February 11, 2019

New - Desert Rats at ToyPizza's Shop

https://toypizza.myshopify.com/collections/frontpage/products/desert-rat-army-builder-military-green
We normally don't post a lot of ToyPizza drops because they sell out in 30 seconds - like last week's amazing Desert Rat, which features the human head of Matt "I made Pheyden" Doughty himself.  I had to get one - and I wish you all got one too.  If you didn't, ToyPizza updated with 3 recolors of the mold.  Unpainted yellow, unpainted "The Tick snot clone" green, and a very colorful Sub City Security Trooper version are up for grabs.

It's a 3 3/4-inch action figure with Glyos joints at the wrists, shoulders, hips, waist, and boots. There's a ball joint at the top of the neck, and a swivel at the bottom.   Each figure has a wrapped human head, a gas mask/hat head, and the pictured and bearded Matt head. It also includes a mauser pistol.

I've been picking up about one of each mold of the Toy Pizza guys and wish I got more - they're pretty amazing, and you can swap parts between most of them cleanly. They also go great in your old Kenner Star Wars Mini-Rigs.  I've got Matt hanging out in a CAP-2 on my desk.

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Review: Just Toys Intl. Fallout Mega Merge Nuka T-51 Power

Just Toys Intl. Fallout Mega Merge Nuka T-51 Power Armor Action FigureExpectations are worth a lot. I haven't played Fallout as I am an old, cranky gamer but I know it's popular and the Nuka T-51 Power Armor stood out as interesting on so many levels. It's a mass-produced, at-retail, Glyos-compatible figure sold in a box for $10. In and of itself, that's amazing - costs have been rising so a 3 3/4-inch scale Glyos figure with a weapon at this price is an absolute bargain. On top of that, it's licensed and has a lot of painted details - for Glyos fans, that's amazing! However, if you look at the picture on GameStop's page you will note the final product lacks several details. Compared to a run-of-the-mill Glyos figure, it's impressive. Compared to the promised image, it's not. As a fan of interesting toys, for the price, it's a gem.
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Thursday, January 17, 2019

Glyos Onell Design January 17 2019 Drop Menu

Wave 78! What is assumed to be a Kenner Hammerhead Pheyden joins a new knight and tons of fantasy monsters. It's on theme and looks great! Click here to see the January 17 2019 Onell Design drop menu.

Click here to order what's still available!

Sunday, January 13, 2019

New Onell Design Drop - Order in Exile Thursday

https://onelldesign.blogspot.com/2019/01/order-in-exile_11.html
New! There's a drop at 9:30 PM EST Thursday!  Order in Exile has a knight, possible a crossover, and definitely some vinyl.  Click here for the teases and mark your calendars.

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Review: Onell Design Glyos Traveler Suraisu


Onell Design Glyos Traveler Suraisu Action FigureReturning to "TMNG," Onell Design surprised the heck out of me with Traveler Suraisu. A swirly green color knocks my socks off, with the various pads and bits coming in at a perfect brown. The torso works our perfectly as a shell, making this the only ninja Glyos figure you simply must have.
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Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Review: Onell Design Glyos OSM Cthulhu-Nautilus Rlyehzoth

Onell Design Glyos OSM Cthulhu-Nautilus Rlyehzoth Action FigureThe long-gestating alien came out, and we even got a rockin' redeco before 2018 ended. The OSM Cthulhu-Nautilus Rlyehzoth takes the base Cthulhu- Nautilus [FOTD #2,015] and gives it new colors and textures - and an alternate build!
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Tuesday, January 1, 2019

New Drop: ToyFinity Impresses with SOTA and More

http://toyfinity.blogspot.com/p/storetoyfinity.htmlThe World of ToyFinity added some new figures over the last few days.  Pictured is the beautiful SOTA the Creator, with the Cult of HUN-DRED Trooper and a t-shirt also up for grabs.  Click here for the store.