Saturday, November 25, 2017

The Outer Space Men - Galactic Holiday 2017 Customs
Via the official Outer Space Men Instagram:

A new set of hand-painted Galactic Holiday figures are up through artist Chris Douglas.  It's $180 shipped, and only 20 sets are being produced.  They're pretty fancy.   This year, it's Orbitron, Gemini, and Cyclops.  We don't know what the base color figures are, but were I to gamble I'd wager on their being White Stars.

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Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Review: Outer Space Men Cosmic Radiation Inferno Action Figure

The Outer Space Men, LLC Outer Space Men Cosmic Radiation Inferno Action FigureI'd say "this is a good one," but you know they're all good ones. The Outer Space Men Cosmic Radiation Inferno the first time the mold has been sold as a glowing figure - that's good! What stinks is that for whatever reason, there are no new glowing red Glyos figures being made. If they jumped on it a few years earlier we'd have flaming, glowing red men from Mercury, but it was not meant to be. At least we got a glowing green one in a surprisingly vast collection of figures.

Monday, October 9, 2017

More Cosmic Radiation Outer Space Men Coming - Inferno This Week!

If you love Cosmic Radiation The Outer Space Men figures - and you know I do! - three more are coming.  The first of which is Inferno, dropping Wednesday, October 11, at 9:00 PM Eastern.  (Or earlier a bit, if history has been any indication.

In addition to Inferno, packaged samples of Inferno and Xodiac were posted to the official Outer Space Men Instagram.   For those keeping track at home, this means Metamorpho, Astrodite, Jack Asteroid, Terra Firma, Ohpromatem, Horroscope are the only figures not yet sold in the Cosmic Radiation style.  According to Gary Schaeffer, a very limited number of carded figures - including a Signed Inferno to celebrate Mel Birnkrant's 80th Birthday - will be going up soon as well.

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Review: Outer Space Men Cosmic Radiation Alpha 7 Action Figure

The Outer Space Men, LLC Outer Space Men Cosmic Radiation Alpha 7 Action FigureThat's the stuff. In popular culture, The Outer Space Men got this guy right the first time. He's a little green man, after all. He's also been blue, bluegreen, a creamy color, and in vague Mickey Mouse-esque cosplay. Cosmic Radiation Alpha 7 brings one of the more famous toy martians not named Marvin and brings him back to the best hue of the atomic age - atomic glow green. If ever there was a more appropriate combination, I'd like to see it. (Actually, they're all pretty appropriate as glowing figures given the fears of atomic energy in sci-fi schlock of the era.)

Saturday, September 16, 2017

New Outer Space Men - Meet Luna Eclipse and Zero Gravity
I missed this - Mel Birnkrant slipped in two new sketchbook pages for upcoming Cosmic Radiation glow-in-the-dark humans from the moon with Luna Eclipse and Zero Gravity (new heads and glow bodies for Terra Firma and Jack Asteroid, respectively.)

Luna Eclipse and Zero Gravity both come from the dark side of the moon, and feature glowing suits and glowing facial elements.  Luna's hair partially glows, and so does Zero's teeth - designer Mel Birnkrant wrote: "I visualized a big glow in the dark grin, which is something that, in my very limited involvement with action figures, I have never seen."

No release date was given, but these are being tooled along with the long-awaited Astrodite - which we first saw around February 2013.   A four or five year wait is nothing - about half of the Glyos The Outer Space Men figures we've received thus far were based on designs from the 1960s and didn't get produced until the 2010s.   Five years is nothing.

Monday, September 11, 2017

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

Four Horsemen Outer Space Men Beta Phase Ohpromatem Action FigureIt's easy to forget, but from 2010 to 2013 each and every San Diego Comic-Con and New York Comic Con had at least three exclusive The Outer Space Men action figures. Now you might see some at a New York show here and there, but the sets you could set your watch to are long gone. One of the last sets to be sold at New York Comic Con included a White Star Ohpromatem, at least sixteen convention exclusives in 2013 - easily one of the most prolific years the line had ever had for this kind of thing. The figure shares tooling with Terra Firma and Horrorscope, plus a few of Metamorpho's parts for good measure. It's a nifty figure, combining the cartoon proportions of Playboy's comic panels with nightmares from outer space. It's also largely unpainted.