Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Review: Onell Design Pheydenstein

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.


Saturday, July 10, 2021

Meet the Healey Made Assassin!


 New from Healey Made: The Assassin Proto! It's a new mold from an ex-Kenner sculptor, and is $20. The unpainted "blue harvest" deco is the first release of the mold, and generally speaking, there are many releases to follow.

Sunday, June 27, 2021

ROMA Collectibles Reveals the Sea Demon

One of my favorite figures that gets no love is the G.I. Joe Hydro Viper.  And now ROMA Collectibles has broken the dry spell with the GLYOS: Warlords of Wor - ROMA Exclusive SEA DEMON - Man Or Monster Studios GI Joe Inspired action figure!  It's $21, click here to order one while you still can.

Robo Force: The Final Nazgar and Maxx Zero Glyos Drop - Plus Blanks!

 Don't miss it! The final ToyFinity Robo Force Pre-orders are live now!  Click this blog post to see the details, and click here for the store to order yours while you still can - about three weeks.

For future generations: Maxx is $26, Nazgar is $42, blank Maxx is $15 and blank Zeroids are $10. Cheap!

Thursday, June 24, 2021

Review: Onell Design Sincroborg Buildriun

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

Glyos Onell Design May 20 2021 Drop Menu

 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

May 20 Onell Design Drop - 9:30 PM Eastern


New figures!  Onell Design has a new batch of figures due Thursday, May 20, at 9:30 PM Eastern.  Read more here - new parts are promised, too!

Monday, April 5, 2021

Cappy Space Drop - Scarabite Matrix Menu

 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 Space Returns - April 5, 9 PM Eastern

A Scarabite-themed drop is coming from Cappy Space on Monday, April 5 at 9:00 PM Eastern!

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

Pre-Orders: Healey Made Raider Mutations Set

I've been bad at keeping up on Glyos releases, but the Raider Mutations pre-order is a thing you can order now for later.  4 TMNT-flavored warriors are $100 if you get your order in.  Click here to see if you can still order these.

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

Review: Onell Design Star Marshall Sincroid Superior

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

Review: Onell Design Glyan Glyorian

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.