Thursday, August 13, 2015

Review: Four Horsemen Outer Space Men White Star Electron+ Action Figure


Four Horsemen Outer Space Men White Star Electron+ Action FigureSpace is a fascinating thing - heck, science in general is great as it changes our perception of the world, and our toys follow. This entire line was conceived before man ever sat foot on the moon, so the potential for our being alone in the solar system was a lot different. We didn't open the box and kill life on other planets yet, so the notion that something could be out there wasn't quite as fanciful as it appears today. With the recent visit to Pluto, it makes sense that we look at White Star Electron+ as he was still in the hopper. A lot has changed in the last two years, namely the line finished its five-year mission and the license expired over at the Four Horsemen. New figures may be coming, but the prices of some old figures have plummeted thanks to what one sharp toy collector referred to as "punitive" repaints. He's not wrong.
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Thursday, July 16, 2015

OuterSpaceMen.com Figure Flash Sale

http://www.theouterspacemen.com/index.php?option=com_virtuemart&page=shop.browse&category_id=21&keyword=&manufacturer_id=0&Itemid=26&orderby=product_name&limit=30&limitstart=30
Over at TheOuterSpaceMen.com, there's a sale now - figures dating back several years are up for grabs, individually, for as little as $10.  Even the Cosmic Creator figures that some of us spent $125 on for the set and carried them back to our hotel in New York a couple of miles in the snow are down to a paltry $20 a pop - a fantastic price.
It looks like a few may have sold out, but $10 Cosmic Creators and $15 Cyclops Infinity are some pretty fantastic buys.  Get 'em while you can!

Four Horsemen License Expires, New Outer Space Men Still Coming

We did get a press release.  The five-year The Outer Space Men license with the Four Horsemen have expired and it appears Mel Birnkrant, Gary Schaeffer, and Matt Doughty are going to be in charge of whatever happens next.

The official Outer Space Men Twitter Feed hints at releases of new characters and figures - at this time, one Astrodite is the only known sculpted-but-unreleased character.

The full press release after the cut.

Monday, January 19, 2015

Review: Four Horsemen Outer Space Men Beta Phase Jack Asteroid Action Figure


Four Horsemen Outer Space Men Beta Phase Jack Asteroid Action FigureIt's funny to write this column, because I get to watch how my excitement can turn into indifference or scorn with time. The well-priced White Star Jack Asteroid seems like great custom fodder, but as to the figure itself, a year later, I couldn't remember if I reviewed it or not. The White Star "set" remains incomplete with 3 aliens never being produced (or announced, as far as I know) and it wouldn't surprise me if the license was done. I'm a little surprised we didn't see a figure or two pop up as an exclusive somewhere, but here we are. After a year, I still haven't opened the White Star set and I don't know that I care to do so.
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Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Review: Four Horsemen Outer Space Men White Star Alpha 7 Action Figure


Four Horsemen Outer Space Men White Star Alpha 7 Action FigureI like White Star Alpha 7, despite it being part of an incomplete "White Star" master set (so far anyway). And the fact that it's overpriced. And that I really have no good way to display it. It's just a fun little figure - sometimes these things are interesting for no good reason, particularly since I have an aversion to white figures due to yellowing over time. (Glyos have been good so far, though.) This Martian is decidedly not of the red planet, which I find mildly disappointing - I was always hoping for a red one - but the white one ain't bad. The solid opaque color adds a little to the figure in terms of making it feel old, particularly as space toys of old were largely unadorned with such extravagances as "paint..." or articulation, but who's counting.
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Monday, July 28, 2014

Review: Four Horsemen Outer Space Men Alpha Phase Ohpromatem Action Figure


Four Horsemen Outer Space Men Alpha Phase Ohpromatem Action FigureOf all the figures in the line, Ohpromatem may well be the toughest to spell. Three versions of this figure exist, and this clear, smoke one was the first release. It would be followed by an all-white figure plus a fully-painted figure, all of which look pretty awesome for different reasons. As the only translucent version of the mold this figure will probably be of more interest to fans down the road, particularly since most figures received 3 transparent precolors.
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