Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Review: Onell Design Outer Space Men Alpha 7 Zekroyas

Onell Design Outer Space Men Alpha 7 Zekroyas Action FigureThe gap between the first and second The Outer Space Men Onell Design specials was five years. Five years. Thankfully Alpha 7 Zekroyas was only 3 months after the last one, bringing the man from the red planet back as a figure that's not only red, but has a unique color layout. It's not just a color-swap, but there are significant changes to where you'll find paint this time around. If you've been collecting this line for a while you may have six (or seven, if you dig variants) and more or less know what to expect. This is the first wholly original painted version to see release in quite some time, as the original Alpha 7 [FOTD #388] was based on a toy from the 1960s, and Alpha 11 [FOTD #744] was inspired of a contemporary - and ultimately unreleased - redeco. The Zekroyas version from Onell Design is a match for the Crayboth and Quallerran figures released at the same time, so they're siblings in a way. I'm super keen on figures painted like the Outer Space Men so I picked those up, too.
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Thursday, September 15, 2016

Review: Bit Figs Mega Bit Pheyden Trophy Set


Bit Figs Mega Bit Pheyden Trophy Set Mini FigureWhen I saw the first Bit Figs showing up on social media, I thought "Those are neat, but I'm sticking to this whole 'don't buy made-on-demand' kick." I already live in sort of a black hole of toy purchases. When I saw a plastic made-in-a-factory Mega Bit Pheyden Trophy Set was on sale - $10 for 2 figures, no less - I pounced. I love weird pixel things, and I love Glyos, so it's a good mix. (So far I've skipped Minecraft because boy howdy those things are pricey.) With a 2 3/4-inch and a 1-inch figure, made of 4 total chunks of plastic, I figured I should give these a whirl.
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Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Review: Outer Space Men Cosmic Radiation Edition Gamma-X


The Outer Space Men, LLC Outer Space Men Cosmic Radiation Edition Gamma-X Action FigureWhen the announcement of new glowing "Cosmic Radiation" figures came up, I commented that these would be in addition to three existing glowing figures. I was told that the first Gamma-X [FOTD #939] didn't glow, but it does - just not very well. Regardless of the confusion, it's telling because it proves that Cosmic Radiation Edition Gamma-X 100% needed to exist. The original 2014 figure was a top-notch update of the original Colorforms prototype, matching the color and everything. It just didn't match the original action feature - that is, to glow in the dark. If you've bought both figures, you've got one that looks right and one that looks right, and this new 2016 convention exclusive is actually $1 cheaper than its dim-glowing counterpart. I'm not saying it's 100% better, but it's different enough that I think you've got reason to potentially buy both if you're so inclined.
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Friday, September 9, 2016

Outer Space Men Fans - Gamma-X Cosmic Radiation On Sale Now

http://www.theouterspacemen.com/index.php?option=com_virtuemart&page=shop.browse&category_id=24&Itemid=26
In case you didn't get yours, the Outer Space Men Shop has just added the Star Trek Mission New York Exclusive Cosmic Radiation Gamma-X figure.  $25.00, and Colossus Rex 2.0 is still available if you want to save on shipping. 

A full review of this figure will go live next week, so come back for that.  And then you'll probably never hear about this one here again.

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Glyos Onell Design September 7 2016 Drop Menu

Quest of the Quallerran! The new Noboto head makes its debut alongside an Outer Space Men crossover, lots of glowing plastic, and oh so many Pheydens. The Andromeda one glows, has clear armor, and also sports five unique heads. Eclipse and Frontier Pheydens get their long-awaited MK II releases, plus there are new joints, Crayboth, and other goodies to delight you if you got them and anger you if you missed it. Click here to see the September 7 2016 Onell Design drop menu.

Click here to order what's still available!

Onell Design Drop Tonight - More Previews

Onell Design have been posting previews all day, and the next drop is in about 40 minutes.  I could just wait to post the menu, but why?   Enjoy the previews, and be back at 9:30 PM Eastern to see what else they have on tap for the glowiest, Halloweeniest drop of the year.

Images stolen procured from the Onell Design blog which you should read right now. Maybe they have more!






Review: Outer Space Men Infinity Edition Colossus Rex 2.0 Action Figure

Four Horsemen Outer Space Men Infinity Edition Colossus Rex 2.0 Action FigureSince taking a nap in 2014, it seemed that the Outer Space Men toy line was done. Well, it seems that with Colossus Rex 2.0 the manufacturing duties are being handled by the licensors, rather than the Four Horsemen, although the original packaging templates and figure toolings are brought back to make a similar-but-different release. If you bought the 2014 original, good on you - it got expensive on eBay and Amazon if and when one showed up for sale. Based on some rough numbers at least 1,000 are estimated to exist of the original, and most fans ultimately just wanted the painted ones - so thankfully Gary Schaeffer brought this one back with a bluish deco variant. If you just want a painted Colossus Rex, either version of this 5-inch-and-change titan should be just fine for your shelves.
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