Wednesday, August 5, 2020

New Outer Space Men Coming - New Series of Bluestar Figures

New! Via the Outer Space Men Instagram, take a look at preview packaging for the  next Bluestar glow-in-the-dark blue figures of Alpha 7, Electron+, Commander Comet, and Mystron!  The post promises more in a couple of weeks.

Thursday, July 23, 2020

Review: Outer Space Men Bluestar Metamorpho Action Figure
As shared experiences go, toys are great. Unfortunately The Outer Space Men are one not shared by my peers - they're before my time, but I love the designs as sci-fi space race-era toys go ever since I saw them in Action Figure Digest, which was a real magazine a million years ago. For this reason, Bluestar Metamorpho is a fun, weird figure that stands on his own. [ READ THE FULL REVIEW ]

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Review: Outer Space Men Bluestar Astro-Nautilus Action Figure know the drill - The Outer Space Men are awesome. These 3 3/4-inch action figures are magical and got wildly expensive to make in recent years, so the Bluestar Astro-Nautilus is $25 today when you used to be able to get a fully-painted and carded set of four figures for about $40. That's inflation for you. This mold is one of the ones they used in 2010, and it's a gorgeous design - is it worth $25 though? ...well, I bought one.

Thursday, April 23, 2020

Review: Outer Space Men Bluestar Inferno Action Figure
Since the 2010 relaunch The Outer Space Men has been pretty stop and go - periods of inactivity are followed by huge bursts of releases, and Bluestar Inferno kicked off the impressive-but-pricey blue glow series late last year. As you no doubt know, the blue glow plastic used by this series (and all Glyos or Onell Design figures) tends to shine incredibly brightly. A short exposure to UV or sunlight means hours of blue glow, be it dim or brightly depending on when you examine it. I've seen these figures glow after eight hours... just not incredibly brightly when hour eight rolls around.

Friday, November 29, 2019

Bluestar Outer Space Men - First Four Live Now!
As of now we don't know how many glow-in-the-dark Bluestar Outer Space Men figures will be ran, but the first four are in the shop now.  Astro-Nautilus, Inferno, Metamorpho, and Xodiac were the first four figures ran in 2010 - and now they're the first four blue figures!  Check availability here.  They're $25.00 each.

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.

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.