Friday, May 31, 2013

Review: Onell Design Glyos Syclodoc Syclowave Action Figure

Onell Design Glyos Syclodoc Syclowave Action FigureFirst there was the Armodoc, then there was the Syclodoc. Early this year it evolved into Syclowave, a big purple guy inspired by Phil Reed of as well as Transformers. It sold out incredibly quickly, no doubt due to it being a relatively new head design combined with an awesome homage and the generally rabid nature of Glyos fans. It hasn't exactly caught fire on the secondary market, which is good as it means you may be able to get one at a price that's not too high... the few on eBay as of my writing this didn't sell due to the higher starting bid prices.

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Banimon May Drop Ship Notices Going Out

If you ordered one or more Banimon figures a few weeks ago, ship notices are starting to go out now - I got mine just yesterday. Watch those mailboxes! And inboxes!  And if you didn't order any, click here to see which ones are still available.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Review: Onell Design Glyos Sonesidar Mimic Armorvor Action Figure

Onell Design Glyos Sonesidar Mimic Armorvor Action FigureArmorvors sell out fast, always. At 2 per customer, the Sonesidar Mimic Armorvor sold out rather quickly - I waited a while to write this review so I forget exactly how long, but I know it was under 20 minutes. It was part of the "Operation Sonesidar" series, which was the first series of 2013 which was inspired by the classic Fisher-Price Adventure People action figure line. The bright colors are evocative of the 1970s-1980s line, and this guy matches the driver of the Alpha Star vehicle which I had as a kid. As such, I'm biased - and I like this a lot.

Friday, May 17, 2013

Banimon - New Figures Available Now

Boris at the Planet Banimon Shop has added his two latest figures - now in blue as well as glow-in-the-dark!  You'll probably want to get these.  They're $7 per, and a pair is about $20 shipped.

Click here to see what's left.  The glow in the dark seems to be selling  the fastest right now.

UPDATE: The glow-in-the-dark figure sold out quickly! Hope you got yours.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Review: Onell Design Glyos Gendrone Legion Gobon Action Figure

Onell Design Glyos Gendrone Legion Gobon Action FigureI really don't know why the Gendrone Legion Gobon didn't sell out immediately. It took a while. I had no idea this color scheme was coming, but I had incorporated it into the Glyos News Dump header [archival ] because I thought it looked cool. Who knew that I would have a figure of it in a few months?
Onell Design Glyos Gendrone Legion Gobon Action Figure 
There have been nearly 20 of these guys, not including a few limited editions, and historically they seem to be, sadly, slower sellers. The portly robot is probably one of the best bangs-for-the-buck in Glyos in terms of mass and options as you get a reversible head, a hidden second head, plus a body which can be flipped and made to look like a comical, portly fellow or a more aggressive bot of death.

Friday, May 10, 2013

The GodBeast Customs Glyos Grey CyberRhino Head Glyos Accessory

The GodBeast Customs Glyos Grey CyberRhino Head Glyos AccessoryI don't know the exact name of the cybernetic Battle Beasts-esque Rhinoceros head as the package didn't have one, so I'm calling it a CyberRhino head here. As with other releases in this hand-made series, the head was sculpted by Jason Frailey (the guy who sculpted the Armorvor) and was molded by the GodBeast, debuting at C2E2 last month. Most of his heads debut online and are ordered through the October Toys forums, cast in resin so you'll need to be careful with them. Sadly these heads have yet to be cast in PVC, the kind of plastic used for most Glyos figures. If I could, I'd love to invest in getting these cranked out on a larger scale just so I could have more of them.

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Review: Onell Design Glyos Armorvor Infection Action Figure

Onell Design Glyos Armorvor Infection Action FigureThere's a prolific sculptor, molder, and maker of toys known as "TheGodBeast" who is best known for making very small runs of very impressive things. He's prototyped numerous designer toys, created fully-realized figures based on sketches from years earlier, and lately he's become particularly well-known in Glyos circles with custom heads and other parts. The Armorvor Infection has some nifty history behind it. Mr. Beast (also known as Marty Hansen) worked on the creation of this mold as the molder, with Jason Frailey having sculpted it and Matt Doughty having designed it. The "Infection" color has been used for numerous special-edition figures in the past as well as hand-cast resin pieces, plus the red just happens to match clear red Outer Space Men figures and a pair of recently released figures at Onell Design: a Crayboth, and an Exellis. Wow, that's a lot of exposition.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Banimon Glow in the Dark Ghost Troopers Reveal

Hooray!  The Banimon Glow in the Dark Ghost Troopers Reveal in the October Toys forums confirms that these are indeed glow-in-the-dark action figures.  May 17 in the Banimon Shop! Be there, or don't!

Armorvor Attack! - Glyos Group Shot

The Armorvor!  A nasty fellow with a penchant for crushing skulls and selling out within 30 minutes.   Above is a composite of a couple of shots I took of the group for a project that didn't turn out quite like I was hoping, but rather than delete them I figured I'd show it here so you could see what all 10 of the figures released so far look like.  (Not pictured: Stealth Armorvor Mark II, as I assume it looks the same as Mark I, and the red-eye Venjorun Variant which is busy sitting on a shelf.)

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Banimon - Next Figures 5/17

While there are no pictures, the guys at Banimon announced the next figure drop is May 17, 2013.  Ghost Troopers and the Revolutionary Guard were listed, which could be... well, anything.  Probably the blue guy we saw the other week.

Also, don't forget the Spy Monkey Creations Weaponeers of Monkaa Drop was today and fewer than 100 of each style remain.

Review: Onell Design Glyos Red Swing Joint Set

Onell Design Glyos Red Swing Joint SetWhile not a figure, the Red Swing Joint Set is another way to expand the functionality of your figures from Onell Design. While creator Matt Doughty is already using these parts to make all-new creations, most of us will be using them to add knee and elbow articulation to new and existing figures. For $4 (or $3 if you took advantage of the black ones) you get enough parts to upgrade half of one figure - so if you want to give a Glyan knees and elbows, be sure to order two sets. The good news is that the resulting figure is quite impressive, but unfortunately Swing Joints effectively double the cost of the figure.