Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Review: Onell Design Armorvor Athrodak Parasitic Clone

http://www.16bit.com/fotd/200407-glyos-armorvor-arthrodak-clone.shtmlGlyos figures usually turn out as shiny, cool, distinctive little things. The Armorvor Athrodak Parasitic Clone comes in a hitherto-unseen clear flesh color, which looked really cool in the pictures and is even more impressive in person. I'm sorry, I meant to say "unsettling." Capturing the toothy, ghoulish, dead-eyed creatures of the deep in plastic has been tough - the Chap Mei Animal Planet ones looked cute, and every figure or model I see tends to be perfectly nice looking.

Sunday, April 5, 2020

Nemo's Factory: Showdown in the Garden

http://nemosfactory.blogspot.com/p/sketchbook.htmlNew figures! Go to the Nemo's Factory Store for new Glyos-compatible robots.  (There aren't many going around lately.)

The blue glow robot (top) is $17, the neon Scarabite  [S-C4R4]_byte is $17, and the tan  Ranic-Class Automated Service Device "Gardener" is $14.  A few older figures are also still available.

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

New Drop - Toy Pizza Hyper Eel vs. Combat Bugmen

Stuff sold out fast!  The Toy Pizza Hyper Eel vs. Combat Bugmen Drop saw the return and quick exit of some new figures and a few old ones, but you can still order some gorgeous and colorful Glyos figures.   Will we see even more soon? I hope so!  Until then, get some of these guys, support your indie toymakers and non-chain toy stores, and let's hope things get a whole more boring in the neat future.

Review: Onell Design Glyos Phaseon Renegade Hybrid Caliber

http://www.16bit.com/fotd/200331-glyos-phaseon-renegade-silver.shtmlI got a lot of Glyos figures. I don't need more of them - but the Onell Design crew finds interesting ways to make multiple purchases interesting. This Phaseon Renegade Hybrid Caliber takes the very early odd ball Beanbot mold - which was tweaked to be a Phaseon - and transforms it yet again with parts from Phase Arm upgrade sets, a newly-tooled head, plus a new cloth cape which was also used with the Onell Design Glyos Gobon Renegade Hunter [FOTD #2,127] and a few other figures. The new head and cloth piece were designed to work in multiple configurations on multiple bodies, which is sort of the entire brilliance of this whole line. One small piece can give you a handful of new build options.

Sunday, March 22, 2020

Healey Made Raider (Commander) Available Now

The very cool Healey Made Raider (Commander) is available now!  This 3 3/4-inch Glyos-compatible action figure is $25.  I have one of the previous releases and it's one of my favorites.

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Toy Pizza's Green Forrest Drop

It's St. Paddy's Day, and Toy Pizza celebrated with some new green figures that sold out before you knew they were even there.  Did you get CyMa Forrest?  Click here to see if you can still order one!

Thursday, March 12, 2020

Review: Onell Design Lost Sincrodrone Beta

This Lost Sincrodrone Beta arrived on a particularly cold day - and that's important. Early Glyos releases sometimes needed to be warmed a bit so the plastic had a bit more "give" to it so you could swap parts - and this new set of parts requires some heat. I had to dip the lower torso in warm water so the legs could be inserted. The body block piece is very tight, and fitting stuff in there is initially difficult - but not impossible, if you've got a cup of boiling water.[ READ THE FULL REVIEW ]

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Review: Toy Pizza Zoner Capsule Silver Vehicle Mode

When the pre-order went live for the Zoner Capsule Silver Vehicle Mode I figured it'd be a good purchase - and then forgot I ordered it. The previous Regen Capsule [FOTD #2,114] was a nifty nod to things like the Micronauts Pharoid and the C-3PO carry case, but the new one goes a bit farther. You can open it at the hinged joint to store a figure, or lay it on its belly for a vehicle mode. There's more going on here - it hints at moai styling while also recalling bits and pieces of vehicles like the Batmobile. There's a lot going on here - including a fully-detailed interior with a monitor and various buttons that are clearly modeled after the Kenner Power Droid "face" of old. The two-mode toy owes a lot to Mattel's Hot Wheels Zombot [FOTD #803] - it can be two things, depending on how you orient it on your shelf. This is a toy for toy fans.

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Toy Pizza's Vekpire and Creature Capsule Drop

New stuff!  A new figure and a new capsule dropped, and the capsule is surprisingly cheap.  Click here to see the new Toy Pizza drop.  Time to stock up if you're a customizer!

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Review: Cappy Space x Nemo's Factory x Cappy Space C-Ps&Qs

 This is a gem. C-Ps&Qs was a D-Con 2019 debut which sold online later, and made use of the Nemo's Factory figure mold to make a gold robot that looks like another famous gold robot - sort of. The alternate heads are also nice - and you get three in all.

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Toy Pizza Azu Lado Drop

Meet the new drop! Partially sold out, same as the old drop.  Who is Azu Lado? has come and gone, but you can get the upgrade armor if you like.  Click here to see what the store still has in stock.

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Review: Onell Design x Cappy Space R-Toolio

If you saw the Glyos Hub Set a few years ago and said "hey, that looks kind of like a droid," it turns out Cappy Space agreed with you. Their exclusive R-Toolio was a D-Con 2019 debut which sold in short order, which is good, as this order is short. It's not a big figure, but for a certain kind of fan it's a perfect thing to buy. It's small, it looks like R2-D2, but it ain't R2-D2.

Sunday, February 9, 2020

Thursday: Tron-Inspired Battle Tribes from Spy Monkey Creations

Via the Battle Tribes Instagram: "see the other heads and find out what the “????” Items for each figure are!! Drop 2/13 6 pm pt!!"

At least four Tron-inspired figures are up for grabs this Thursday.  Mark your calendars!

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Cool New Spaced Out Design Drop Friday

Spaced Out Design has a drop Friday!  9:00 PM EST will be when something new goes up.... but what kind of things will we get? Clearly, it's going to be interesting.   Set your clocks!

Monday, February 3, 2020

Toy Pizza Drop - Feb. Second Chance Sale

The February Second Chance Sale is up at Knights of the Slice! Since I missed the Meteor II figure when I pre-ordered the Capsule V2 and Final Mikros CyMa, I went ahead and got it now - and you probably can too if it's still available.  Click here to see what the store has left.

Sunday, February 2, 2020

Warlords of Wor DX Deputy Midway All Drops at Halftime

http://manormonsterstudios.limitedrun.com/products/661171-dx-deputy-midwayBut when is halftime?  The Warlords of Wor  DX Deputy Midway Action Figure is the perfect figure to grab during halftime, when you're raiding the fridge.

With 3 extra heads and lots of accessories, it's the kind of thing you'll probably have a lot of fun fidgeting with - if you can get one.

Monday, January 27, 2020

Toy Pizza Drop - Rise of CyMa & Search for the Blood Capsule

In case you missed it, Toy Pizza had a new drop today too!  The new CyMa Bee, Marson with Blood Capsule, Reed Schweizer with Zoner Capsule Bundle, and Zoner Capsule are just some of the items in their store right now.

I've ordered the Zoner Capsule from a pre-order ages ago and I've got a couple of flavors of the Cyber Mama on the way, so stay tuned for reviews!

Sunday, January 26, 2020

Glyos Onell Design January 26 2020 Drop Menu

Wave 86! Not only is there a fine wolf Armorvor, but there's a Cybermama and some amazing Lost Sincrodrone robot figures using crossover parts.
Click here to see what's left in the Onell Design store.

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Transient Tomorrows - Onell Design Wave 86 on Sunday

Over at Onell Design, it's Transient Tomorrows!  Wave 86 launches at 9:30 PM EST on Sunday, January 26.  It looks like a crossover with elements from Toy Pizza and ToyFinity too, so this is going to be a lot of fun. And seemingly colorful.  Mark your calendars, because I did.

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Review: Toy Pizza Chakan the Forever Man Glow Version Action Figure

Toy Pizza Chakan the Forever Man Glow Version Action Figure Toy Pizza Chakan the Forever Man Glow Version Action FigureKnown to some as a comic and many as a Sega Genesis game, this is not a character which many expected to see as a toy in 2019. Chakan the Forever Man Glow Version is one of no fewer than four versions of this long-running but not necessarily well-known undead swordsman from beyond. The mold is new for 2019, and so far we've seen a few nifty editions.