Sunday, August 18, 2019

Battle Tribes Drop Thursday at 6:30 PM Pacific
Via the Battle Tribes Instagram:
Wave 17 dropping 8/22 6:30PM PDT! The many faces of BTW Battle Burger! Comes with 8 painted heads, a painted mini body, wrestling belt, two sets of trunks and boots! As an added bonus we will have some that come with a red or black gun!

Click here for more details.

ICYMI: Spaced Out Design Drop

New from Spaced Out Design!  A ruby, gold, and sand take on Geodraxus are up in the shop now - or while supplies lasted.   They're pretty great, I dig the ruby one.

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Review: Toy Pizza Forest Capsule Carrying Case

Toy Pizza Forest Capsule Carrying CaseI already had one in chrome, but I had to get the Forest Capsule Carrying Case too - I wanted one that didn't show fingerprints as easily as the Regen Capsule [FOTD #2,114]. It's a wonderfully simple toy, with a design that is a pastiche of the Knights of the Slice figure, the various Pharoids and related Micronauts capsule, and a hint of Kenner carrying case. As a toy, it's not terribly interesting unless you want to futz with the six Glyos ports, or are fidgety, or like putting things inside of other things. I like all of this, so I found this to be very exciting.

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Spaced Out Design Drop Friday at 9:00 PM Eastern

In a post called The Long Trek,PJ from Spaced Out Design teases new figures on Friday. They're pretty versatile designs, so be sure you check these out when they hit on Friday.

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Review: TheGodBeast Cerulestar Nemesis Action Figure

TheGodBeast Cerulestar Nemesis Action FigureI snagged the blue glow-in-the-dark Cerulestar Nemesis from TheGodBeast and it was the very first officially released blue glow Glyos-compatible action figure, along with Kabuto Mushi. I had not previously snagged a Nemesis (I still want to get green glow) - so this seemed like a good place to get one. The translucent coloring has blue and white painted highlights that are very nouveau Boo Berry, which is amusing as Marty's "Cereal Monster" colored figures look a bit different than this one. 

Sunday, August 4, 2019

Toy Pizza UV Knights - 12:00 PM Eastern Monday
Via the Toy Pizza Instagram: UV Knights!  5 figures are set to drop Monday, August 5, at about 12:00 PM Eastern time.  I don't have any UV figures but it looks like there's a nifty color-change feature and as such, I will probably have to buy one or two.

Click here to check the status of the Toy Pizza store.

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Review: Toy Pizza Regen Capsule Carrying Case with Lime Material Boy Action Figure

Toy Pizza Regen Capsule Carrying Case with Lime Material Boy Action FiguresI spied the Regen Capsule Carrying Case with Lime Material Boy from Toy Pizza on eBay before it was announced that it existed or would go for sale and had one of those weird, visceral reactions for no good reason. I had to have it. It looks sort of like a cross between the Micronauts Pharoid and the Kenner C-3PO carry case. We've had hundreds - perhaps even thousands - of Glyos-compatible PVC figures as well as soft vinyl figures and vehicle-like figures, but those weird, useless accessories are far and few between. All of these things are basically boxes in which to cram figures, with the Micronauts one being fairly useless with storage for one figure. You could cram two, maybe three figures if dismembered into this Regen Capsule. Kenner's cases could hold an army - but are probably a wee bit expensive to make today while not being particularly useful. 

Sunday, July 28, 2019

Glyos Onell Design July 28 2019 Drop Menu

Wave 82! First shown as customs ages ago, the renegade Gobons and Gendrones and other figures are all here!  A standard Pheyaos, a new "classic" take on Pheyden, and so much more await you! Click here to see the July 28 2019 Onell Design drop menu.

Click here to order what's still available!

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Celebrate 12 Years of Glyos on Sunday with a New Drop
A new wave! Ruthless Restorations over at Onell Design confirms a new batch of Gobons (and pals) will hit Sunday, July 28, at 9:30 PM.

A load of hints are in the comments, including a nod to a figure I revealed in San Diego last week. I think. I could be wrong.

Read more here.

Review: Onell Design Glyos Spectre Armorvor MK II Action Figure

Onell Design Glyos Spectre Armorvor MK II Action FigureI was going through my archives and it seems the last time this mold was released was 2017! I've still got a few of these to review - this Spectre Armorvor MK II has been sitting bagged on my desk for quite some time. I was planning on doing another "Glow in the Dark Week" but that's unlikely - so it seemed now was the right time to open this one. 

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Review: Onell Design Glyos OSM Colossus Rex Tyraxsis

Onell Design Glyos OSM Colossus Rex Tyraxsis Action FigureCrossovers are far and few between in this line - cosmically speaking, anyway - as it has been nearly eight months since the last one. OSM Colossus Rex Tyraxsis must have been in the works for a long time, as I remember Matt Doughty of Onell Design talking about doing a special version back in 2011 - years before the figure even saw production for the first time - and I had no idea what he had planned for the mold. According to his notes, the Tyraxsis is a dinosaur-inspired colorway, and I see it - it looks like it would fit nearly any terrible lizard toy.

Sunday, July 14, 2019

Toy Pizza Con Exclusives Mostly Sold Out
A few Toy Pizza Con exclusives are available in the Toy Pizza shop. Some sold out real quick - at press time the only one I see left is the pictured Forest Capsule.  (I have the chrome one, and love it.)

A few "second chance" items were also added and since sold - but you can get Metaruda, Old Knight Material Boy, and a few others while supplies last.

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Warlords of Wor - New Drop Friday, July 12 at 9:00 PM Eastern
Via the Warlords of Wor Instagram: "Excited to announce that Wave 7 has landed!"  Lord of Fire is just one of a few new figures hitting their store at 9:00 PM Eastern.

Click here for the store!

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Review: Onell Design Glyos Enigma Fusion Pheyaos Enigma Fusion

Onell Design Glyos Enigma Fusion Pheyaos Enigma Fusion Action FigureI feel I am destined to lose the switch pin included with the Enigma Fusion Pheyaos Enigma Fusion. It's a tiny part and I have no real use for it - it's just there. Why Onell Design included this bonus piece with an amazing figure is beyond me - I can't do much with it here, and it doesn't make the already great figure even better. 

Monday, July 8, 2019

Captain Cobrus Coming to Ohio Toy & Comic Show
If you aren't making it to San Diego this year - where there are no Glyos for sale that I know of (but possibly an interesting reveal) - you can hit up Fairborn for Captain Cobrus.  Check out Wizards of Wor on Instagram for all the details as they unravel.  There should be online sales after the show.
...I hope to get one of these.

Thursday, July 4, 2019

Review: Outer Space Men White Star Zero Gravity Action Figure

The Outer Space Men, LLC Outer Space Men White Star Zero Gravity Action FigureManufactured in 2018 but not released until June 2019, this Outer Space Men White Star Zero Gravity ticks a box. With it, your collection of white plastic figures to customize is completed! Probably. That makes for a stellar collection of 21 white-as-white-can-be figures, the irony of which is not lost with this character.

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Review: Spaced Out Design Geodraxus Grannikor

Spaced Out Design Geodraxus Grannikor Action FigureI missed the first releases of this figure, but I dared not miss the grey-with-black-and-white-specks Geodraxus Grannikor. With 21 parts - including alternate head, a sword arm, and other moving bits - this is a figure which was clearly designed to last for several recolors. The clear figures look absolutely gorgeous in the online catalog photos, but they sell out quickly - they're doing nice work. This rocky granite-like figure was available and I had to snag it.

Monday, July 1, 2019

Battle Tribes Return Friday - Blue Glow, Golden Axes
Via the Battle Tribes Instagram: "Our Berserker and Adventurer need a mighty stead to ride into battle! We give you the Chicken Beast! Our first run of the awesome The Bio-Mass monster!"

What's more, blue glow figures will be included.

That new drop is released Friday, July 5, at 6:00 PM Pacific time.

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Blue Glow Coming to The GodBeast's Shop Friday Night

It's blue!  Glow-in-the-dark plastic in green is fairly common, and red has been off the market for a few years. But blue?  We don't see a lot of blue.

TheGodBeast Shop will have figures in blue glow Friday night at 8:00 PM Central.  And presumably other stuff,

Dark Souls Reveal - New Just Toys Glyos Line
Via Just Toys on Instagram: "I am Solaire of Astora, an adherent to the Lord of Sunlight" Dark Souls, Mega merge!"

Just Toys put out those 3 3/4-inch Glyos-compatible Fallout figures you've seen at Target and GameStop, so now you can also start lusting after their take on Dark Souls.   If they can deliver these at $9.99 as well, you are in for another amazing ride.

Monday, June 24, 2019

New Godbeast Drop Friday 6/28 
A new color of glow  is coming! Not red, not green, and The Godbeast teased it on his Instagram.  (I think I know what it is.)  It should be up in The Godbeast Shop at 8:00 PM Central on Friday, June 28.

Saturday, June 22, 2019

Toy Pizza Drop - Regen Capsules & More, 12:00 PM Monday 6/24
UPDATE: Regen capsules are sold out, but Mikros Wave 2 are in stock!

The Toy Pizza Instagram confirmed these cool Mikros Regen Capsules are going  up for sale Monday June 24 at 12:00 PM.  It's like the old Micronauts and Microman capsules, so naturally I need one.  Other items are assumed available but we'll see.

Bookmark this link for the store.

Friday, June 21, 2019

Warlords of Wor Power-Con Pre-Orders Live Now

While supplies or interest lasts, Power-Con Pre-Orders for attendee and absentee fans of Warlords of Wor are live now!

If you're up for some new adventures with your toys, do check these out.  Heck, I still need to get one of their awesome Bog-Nars one of these days in some swampy colors - don't miss these!

Onell Design Wave 81 Arriving

Since Wave 81 arrived here at the Dump HQ on Friday, I decided to do something I should've been doing for a long time - group shots!  Here's what we got from the Onell Design Store.  The green Pheyos Rothan is still in stock, and Colossus Rex Tyraxsis just sold out as I was making this post late Friday night.   The brown Bigfoot-like Traveler Simiod Clone has sold out, but I'm sure someone will sell you one for like six million dollars.  The orange unpainted Crayboth was a free stowaway in my order - did anyone out there get any other freebie figures like other colors of Crayboth or perhaps rogue Outer Space Men accessories?

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Toy Pizza Con - July 13, 2019 in Cold Spring, NY first-ever Toy Pizza Con is being held in Cold Spring, NY on July 13, 2019.  Sadly, that's the weekend before San Diego's Comic-Con International and I won't be able to make it out due to Secret Plans which may be of interest to a few of you - but we digress.

Toy Pizza Con is loaded with guests I'd make the trip to go see already, and Glyos fans can expect to see:
Toy Pizza - Knights of the Slice
Onell Design - Glyos
ToyFinity - Mordles, Robo Force, and More
Spaced Out Design - Geodraxus

And many other toymakers are scheduled to attend.  Toys, dealer tables, and free pizza - throw in a record bin and it sounds like the greatest show on Earth.  Click here for more details.  And send me pictures if you can make it out there!

Nemo's Factory - Arcade Quest Figures
Nemo's Factory released Arcade Quest - 3 new action figures - a couple of days ago. Our reader did not inform us until this evening. The reader shall be terminated immediately.

While we take care of that unpleasantness, we recommend you click over and see what's still in stock.   Console Courier (pictured) is particularly nice, and there's still stock of last year's glow-in-the-dark The Glowing Being.

The new figures range from $13-$16.

Sunday, June 16, 2019

Banimon: October Drop in 2019?
Things have been quiet on Planet Banimon for quite some time, but Boris teases a new release around OctoberFuture Plans highlights that this may well also be the last Banimon PVC drop, which is a pity as those little army men have been a delight over the years.
You can find some older figures and a tank in the Planet Banimon Shop, and get while the getting is good.

Saturday, June 15, 2019

Toy Pizza Knights of the Slice Drop - Device Ninjas Monday

A bunch of Toy Pizza-related items have been showing up on Instagram and eBay.  New Mikros from the pre-order are being delivered.  New Desert Rats are now in BAT colors.  Device Ninjas are making their debut.

But the biggest surprise appeared on eBay on Saturday when I saw a Toy Pizza-themed Regen Capsule modeled after the old Microman capsules.  I was told via Twitter to "be patient" so maybe we'll see more in various colors Monday.  I hope so, anyway.  Should be an interesting release!

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Onell Design Drop Thursday, June 13! Futures is almost ready to drop!  Onell Design's latest is set to go live Thursday, June 13, 2019 at 9:30 PM Eastern!

Click here for the teaser post - the quantity of goodies is large, I see a lot of things I think I won't want to miss.

Friday, June 7, 2019

Glyos Spaced Out Design Geodraxus - Purple, Granite, and Clear missed news of the initial launch, but you might still be able to get some! The Geodraxus Grannikor and Geodraxus Stealth are now available in the Spaced Out Design shop.  I liked the clear purple, but it's gone, and the speckled granite looks particularly cool - I believe it may be a first for Glyos toys.  We'll have a review as soon as possible!

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Review: Onell Design Glyos Searsden

Onell Design Glyos Searsden Action FigureWhile a little darker than my original Kenner Sears Snaggletooth figures, the 2 3/4-inch Searsden looks like a distant cousin. The skin is lighter, the boots are silver, there's some red, the silver buckle is there on the belt, it has what it needs to have.

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.

Sunday, May 12, 2019

Thursday, May 2, 2019

New Drop - Toy Pizza Testudo Knight! 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.

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Onell Design Hybrid Horizons Sunday
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.

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Toy Pizza - Mustard Patrol and More New Figures
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
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
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
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.

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
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.

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.