Monday, October 10, 2016

NYCC Colossus Rex - Cosmic Radiation Edition On Sale Friday

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Review: The Outer Space Men, LLC Outer Space Men Cosmic Radiation Edition Colossus Rex Action Figure

The Outer Space Men, LLC Outer Space Men Cosmic Radiation Edition Colossus Rex Action FigureI would be a hack to say this figure deserves glowing reviews. I'll do it anyway. While the mock-ups for this Outer Space Men figure were painted white plastic, this glowing Cosmic Radiation Edition Colossus Rex is 5-inches-and-change of solid glow-in-the-dark plastic. If you collect these guys, you're probably wondering how the glow plastic of this convention exclusive (available this weekend in New York at NYCC) stacks up against other Glyos figures. I can say that the 2010 glow Metamorpho and the 2011 glow Electron+ are a little paler, a little more boney in color than this guy. Glow Rex is a near-perfect match to the many other Onell Design (and adjacent) glow Glyos figures like glow Gobon, Leyden, and many many others. They all vary a tiny bit, but it's superbly close. 

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Review: Four Horsemen Outer Space Men Chrome Accessories Set

Four Horsemen Outer Space Men Chrome Accessories SetOne of the very last releases for The Outer Space Men before its end - which, it turned out, would just be a 2 1/2-year hiatus - was a sack of Chrome Accessories created to go with some customized figures for a Galactic Holiday Phase just a few months prior. These were extras - so if you wanted some silver weapons to outfit your figures for any custom reasons, here you are. The weapons for Ohpromatem and Horroscope match those of Metamorpho and Xodiac's 2010 Galactic Holiday figures, respectively - if you got the silver ones. Gold ones were sold as well.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Review: Onell Design Outer Space Men Alpha 7 Zekroyas

Onell Design Outer Space Men Alpha 7 Zekroyas Action FigureThe gap between the first and second The Outer Space Men Onell Design specials was five years. Five years. Thankfully Alpha 7 Zekroyas was only 3 months after the last one, bringing the man from the red planet back as a figure that's not only red, but has a unique color layout. It's not just a color-swap, but there are significant changes to where you'll find paint this time around. If you've been collecting this line for a while you may have six (or seven, if you dig variants) and more or less know what to expect. This is the first wholly original painted version to see release in quite some time, as the original Alpha 7 [FOTD #388] was based on a toy from the 1960s, and Alpha 11 [FOTD #744] was inspired of a contemporary - and ultimately unreleased - redeco. The Zekroyas version from Onell Design is a match for the Crayboth and Quallerran figures released at the same time, so they're siblings in a way. I'm super keen on figures painted like the Outer Space Men so I picked those up, too.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Review: Outer Space Men Cosmic Radiation Edition Gamma-X

The Outer Space Men, LLC Outer Space Men Cosmic Radiation Edition Gamma-X Action FigureWhen the announcement of new glowing "Cosmic Radiation" figures came up, I commented that these would be in addition to three existing glowing figures. I was told that the first Gamma-X [FOTD #939] didn't glow, but it does - just not very well. Regardless of the confusion, it's telling because it proves that Cosmic Radiation Edition Gamma-X 100% needed to exist. The original 2014 figure was a top-notch update of the original Colorforms prototype, matching the color and everything. It just didn't match the original action feature - that is, to glow in the dark. If you've bought both figures, you've got one that looks right and one that looks right, and this new 2016 convention exclusive is actually $1 cheaper than its dim-glowing counterpart. I'm not saying it's 100% better, but it's different enough that I think you've got reason to potentially buy both if you're so inclined.

Friday, September 9, 2016

Cosmic Radiation Gamma-X On Sale Online Now
The Outer Space Men Shop has just added the Star Trek Mission New York Exclusive Cosmic Radiation Gamma-X figure.  $25.00, get them while they're gettable! 

A full review of this figure will go live next week, so come back for that.  And then you'll probably never hear about this one here again.

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

New Alpha 7 - Zekroyas Special Edition at Onell Design
Right now - RIGHT NOW - the Onell Design shop has this Zekroyas Special Edition Alpha 7 Outer Space Men figure crossover!    He's $12 (cheap) and will probably be sold out before you see this post.

Click here to order yours.