Thursday, November 7, 2019

Outer Space Men Sofubi Pink Original Orbitron Action Figure


The Outer Space Men, LLC Outer Space Men Sofubi Pink Original Orbitron Action FigureI like it. The Sofubi Pink Original Orbitron is a design I like, in a color I like, and Gary Schaeffer and Mel Birnkrant gave me a tour of the figure's ins and outs when I visited them in February of this year.
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Thursday, October 3, 2019

Review: Outer Space Men Sofubi Glow in the Dark Orbitron Action Figure


The Outer Space Men, LLC Outer Space Men Sofubi Glow in the Dark Orbitron Action FigureAfter over a hundred small figures at increasing prices, I dragged my feet on Sofubi Glow in the Dark Orbitron - obviously I want a glow guy, but I held off until it was in stock. I was given the opportunity to preview it during Toy Fair (thanks Gary and Mel!) and what we have here is pretty close to what I saw there - but it's a little shinier, and the joints are a little looser. It's not as solid as the Colossus Rex [FOTD #2,131] and it's also a bit taller than the "giant," with looser joints. I'm not loving that. The accessories are gorgeous, with a much more three-dimensional star accessory. When I got him, I set him up on a shelf - and he was missing when I came home. The leg joints are loose enough that gravity pulled him down and he was hanging from a shelf by his star, for dear life, for at least a little while. He's got a strong grip. Orbitron's claws may be the most perfect hands to grip any action figure accessory in quite some time.
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Thursday, September 26, 2019

Review: Outer Space Men Cosmic Radiation Zero Gravity Action Figure


The Outer Space Men, LLC Outer Space Men Cosmic Radiation Zero Gravity Action FigureI have enjoyed the Cosmic Radiation Zero Gravity figure, but it's wildly inessential. Regular Zero Gravity [FOTD #2,041] already glows in the dark and for $5 more has a cardback and a more interesting paint job. The Infinity version has a preposterously detailed human head, thanks in part to some of the best paint you'll see on a human head the size of a peanut. Commander Comet is often similarly as good - you can't not be impressed by it. 
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Thursday, September 19, 2019

Outer Space Men Blue Glow Packaging

https://www.instagram.com/p/B2nEcKQHTVV/If you're a toy collector of a certain age, "Blue Stars" hold a certain meaning for you - and now it can hold new meaning with the Outer Space Men Bluestar Series revealed on Instagram. Glow in the Dark Blue Astro-Nautilus, Xodiac, and Inferno were teased - and the packaging is gorgeous.  (Gary and Mel, t-shirts please.)

These are expected around Black Friday.

Sunday, September 1, 2019

Outer Space Men Sale - OSMLABORDAY2019 for 20% Off



Today is a good day to buy.  If you go to The Outer Space Men Shop, you can save 20% off with code OSMLABORDAY2019.  I just grabbed a couple of the now-in-stock Sofubi Orbitron figures the other week with another sale code - you might want to pick up anything you might be missing.

Orders above $100 get a free t-shirt. (Nobody gave me a free shirt!)    Details on Instagram.

One caveat - the glow Orbitron has jointed ankles, and the plastic there is a little softer and thinner.  For those of you who collect a lot of toys, that means only one thing - it falls over without support, usually within a couple of hours.  I would strongly recommend picking up doll stands as support for these 12 3/4-inch vinyl figures at online or a local craft hut.

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Review: Onell Design Glyos OSM Colossus Rex Tyraxsis

Onell Design Glyos OSM Colossus Rex Tyraxsis Action Figure Crossovers are far and few between in this line - cosmically speaking, anyway - as it has been nearly eight months since the last one. OSM Colossus Rex Tyraxsis must have been in the works for a long time, as I remember Matt Doughty of Onell Design talking about doing a special version back in 2011 - years before the figure even saw production for the first time - and I had no idea what he had planned for the mold. According to his notes, the Tyraxsis is a dinosaur-inspired colorway, and I see it - it looks like it would fit nearly any terrible lizard toy.
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Thursday, July 4, 2019

Review: Outer Space Men White Star Zero Gravity Action Figure

The Outer Space Men, LLC Outer Space Men White Star Zero Gravity Action FigureManufactured in 2018 but not released until June 2019, this Outer Space Men White Star Zero Gravity ticks a box. With it, your collection of white plastic figures to customize is completed! Probably. That makes for a stellar collection of 21 white-as-white-can-be figures, the irony of which is not lost with this character.
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