When the epitaph is written for the toy business, Pheyden will undoubtedly be one of the characters with the biggest wardrobes. Pheydenstein is an example of the playful, flexible nature of the Onell Design toy line. The basic 2 3/4-inch figure has been upgraded with parts from other figures and slathered in paint to bring you a 3-inch monster.
Tuesday, July 27, 2021
Saturday, July 10, 2021
Sunday, June 27, 2021
For future generations: Maxx is $26, Nazgar is $42, blank Maxx is $15 and blank Zeroids are $10. Cheap!
Thursday, June 24, 2021
Onell Design takes years to complete some of its figures. The Sincroborg Buildriun had been in the design phase for quite some time, and it shows. Designer Matt Doughty probably knows just how long a figure needs to be viable and exciting, and by giving a figure three distinct heads, a head/weapon part, a vest, a knife, a blaster, some belts, and oh yes - a mask you can flip down, there's a lot of meat on these bones. I'm not 100% sure what all of his inspirations are, but it smells like Dragon Quest Golems, Mega Man, and countless other import figures were likely on his mind. And things I'd likely never guess. The end result is a distant cousin of his classic Buildman figure, which has been out of circulation for some time. You can see why this is better, though, with similar fists, a regular hand, and just so many parts to configure and reconfigure.
Thursday, May 20, 2021
They're back! 2021 soldiers on with new molds and new colorways galore. Armorvors, Crayboths, and brand new Sincroborgs that look like they're made of falling, Soviet-era blocks. I love it. Check out the menus - and click here to order what's left!
Saturday, May 15, 2021
Monday, April 5, 2021
They sell out so quickly! Your pal and mine Cappy of Cappy Space Bazaar updated and some goodies already sold out. We'll have a review of one of the new guys shortly, but until then check out this menu and order something before it sells out.
Saturday, April 3, 2021
Cappy wrote in to let us know there would be a Crayboth MK II and a Battle Tribes figure - and we just scraped these images off his Instagram. Will there be other surprises? I honestly don't know - but I look forward to it! Click here for the store.
Wednesday, March 10, 2021
If you haven't yet picked this mold up, this is as good of a set as any. I've had my Shadow Raider on my desk since I got it, and it's wonderful.
Thursday, February 25, 2021
Did I need to spend $22 on a mostly-black 3 3/4-inch figure last year? No, but I saw the Star Marshall Sincroid Superior and it looked like something that would come out of Onell Design's Matt Doughty's sketchbook for concepts of action figures of the 1980s. Like most of the concepts to pass through his web store, it's good but weird - you can sniff out influences like Micronauts and Star Wars, as well as others while you look at the over-detailed elements on the body and the ever-popular modular design that lets you pop the figure apart at each of its 10 ponints of articulation. He's sized similarly to other Hasbro (and Kenner) 3 3/4-inch figures on my desk, which means he stands a bit shorter than the Desert Rat [FOTD 2,073] from 2019.
Wednesday, January 13, 2021
One of the fun things about Onell Design's Glyos toys is how it pays tribute to its inspirations - and that which followed it. The Glyan Glyorian winks at the offspring of one of its inspirations, slathering it in paint and ensuring that you're in on the joke. This figure takes the basic bones of an indie figure from over 10 years ago, adds a cape and some paint, throws in a few extra parts and pieces, and voila - a tribute to the most popular sci-fi figure of 2019 and 2020... and probably also 2021.