Friday, December 31, 2010
The first year of the new line is wrapping up (calendar year, that is) and here's a quick pick of the first 16 action figures in the line-- minus a weapon variation or four.
2011 is still up in the air, but the Horsemen have confirmed Mystron and Commander Comet as the next two in production. We hope you've enjoyed our ramblings, and be sure to come back next year for more news as it comes up!
Thursday, December 30, 2010
First up is Metamorpho. His original concept had the figure as having a translucent plastic helmet so more light would get in, but the 2010 release has an opaque grey costume. Solution? Swap in the glow-in-the-dark Alpha Phase Metamorpho helmet.
Next is Inferno. The original unproduced figure was to have light-up elements, specifically the head. Due to the enclosed helmet, this proves difficult. To give the figure a glow (after you swap in a translucent head, of course) he suggests you
Friday, December 24, 2010
As you know, there are gold and silver accessory variants of these figures. Rather than giving you gold or silver, the Four Horsemen mixed these so we got gold versions of Xodiac and Metamorpho with silver versions of Inferno and Astro-Nautilus.
As always for the clear figures, they come in the same bags with stapled header card. So if you picked up the Alpha or Beta Phases, you know what to expect.
If by any chance you have a silver Xodiac to sell, do let us know. And here's a loose shot of the group.
Monday, December 20, 2010
"Believe it or not, today, I’m working on sketches for OSM line extensions. Just getting started really, but I think I have some exciting ones in mind."
While not specific, it does confirm that the line will probably go beyond the initial 7 released figures and 6 proposed and unreleased ones. For his original 1960s sketches (of which that illustration is one), visit Mr. Mirnkrant's galleries on his web site.
Standing about 3 4/5-inches tall (at the top of his removable helmet), this figure is fantastic. Just look at it! Molded in a grey plastic, the figure has been painted silver although it's tough to tell just by looking at it. As such, be careful when handling it because it's entirely possible that the paint may rub off over time with heavy play. The head and flame backpack are also molded in silver, but painted over in reddish orange. Due to the plastic the manufacturers used, it seems that the figure is painted all over when in fact it is not. Other highlights on the figure are painted to make it look like the original design, including some gold flourishes on his gauntlets, an articulated ornament on his chest, painted black "bendy joints," and of course, a specially decorated codpiece. The ladies love the codpieces. [ READ THE FULL ARTICLE ]
Sunday, December 19, 2010
As an added bonus, here's Inferno next to the vintage 2010 mail-in rocket-firing Boba Fett for scale.
Above, get a gander of Xodiac swapped with his various siblings.
Saturday, December 18, 2010
Particularly exciting is mixing the Alpha Phase Inferno with the Infinity version. This picture we just snapped in a hurry while we were futzing around, The picture is the Alpha Phase Inferno with the alternate arms and gun from the Infinity figure. What a difference some color makes! The Infinity Inferno is molded in grey plastic and painted red, in case you were curious.
A quick note: if you use the Alpha head and flames with the Infinity figure, it looks a heck of a lot more like the original prototype toy-- more on that later this weekend or early next week.
There's not a ton of info just yet, but promo cards are making the rounds and it looks like it will feature the original photography from the 1960s, and typos. (One says "Xodiak.") We found the story at Non-Sport Update forums, because the manufacturer's site at Sidekicklab.com was seemingly down for the evening.
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
Those are the silver ones. New changes from the prototypes include painted details on Inferno's gun, a little Saturn on Xodiac's chest, and added deco on Metamorpho's weapons. We're crossing our fingers that the samples we bought are silver and not gold because silver is so much more Micronauts-y.
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
(Or just click here to order them as/if they are available.)
UPDATE: On sale now! The final price is $48.50 shipped in the USA, and yes, they do accept Paypal.
OUTER SPACE MEN: GALACTIC HOLIDAY EDITION!
The elves at Four Horsemen Toy Design Studios (http://www.FourHorsemen.biz) have been working hard to make sure you all have a festive holiday season. The fruits of their labor have shipped and will be arriving at Four Horsemen Studios soon!
The Outer Space Men: Galactic Holiday Edition Will be arriving at Four Horsemen Studio’s warehouse on Wednesday, December 15th and will go up for order at Store Horsemen (http://www.StoreHorsemen.com) tonight, Tuesday night, December 14th at 9:00pm EST.
If you place your order before this Thursday, December 16th at 11:59pm EST, and you’re within the continental US (and the figures haven’t sold out yet), your package will ship out by Monday, December 20th via FedEx Ground (orders shipping to P.O. boxes excluded from FedEx delivery). That means that you’ve got a pretty good chance of your package being delivered in time for Christmas!
Each Galactic Holiday Edition Outer Space Men figure (Astro-Nautilus, Metamorpho, Inferno & Xodiac) comes with their own character specific, randomly packed silver or gold accessories, many of which are vac-metal plated!
As with all preceding special edition Outer Space Men releases, the GHOSM will come poly-bagged with a character specific header card and a backer card featuring all four of the currently released Outer Space Men in their own environments.
Go to the Four Horsemen’s website: Four Horsemen.biz (http://www.FourHorsemen.biz) to get a look at early, in-progress shots of the Galactic Holiday Outer Space Men figures and their awesome vac-plated accessories!
Also, all Outer Space Men figures feature a modular, interchangeable pop & play system that is compatible with Onell Design’s Glyos action figures!
The Outer Space Men: Galactic Holiday Edition figures are a special edition set, so – as with all special edition OSM sets - quantities are extremely limited. Be sure to get to Store Horsemen and order your set as early as possible to make sure that you continue to have a happy holiday season!
For all up-to-the-minute Four Horsemen updates, please friend us on Facebook (FourHorsemen ToyStudio), follow us on Twitter (@4horsemendesign), or just drop by the main Four Horsemen website daily (http://www.FourHorsemen.biz).
Monday, December 13, 2010
Thursday, December 9, 2010
Click here to see the figures in their new colors, and this Four Horsemen update has info on accessories. Of note, Xodiac's helmet is now completely opaque.
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
While only 30 people got sets by mail direct, odds are you're beyond caring what the packaging looks like-- but here it is! It's the same packaging as the Alpha Wave from San Diego Comic-Con, but the New York series still looks great-- especially Xodiac on the black background. In person, it's stunning.
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Friday, October 1, 2010
As a reminder, the full set of four figures is $40.00 plus shipping. Each two-pack is $24.00. Astro-Nautilus is packaged with Metamorpho, and Xodiac is packaged with Inferno.
Thursday, September 30, 2010
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Sales start 6 PM Pacific on Friday of this week. Be ready!
Friday, September 24, 2010
UPDATE #1: These have since sold out-- by about 6:10 PM.
UPDATE #2: On The Forums, the Four Horsemen confirmed the set sold through in 1 minute, 41 seconds. If your order confirmation number ends in 2998 or less, you got in. If not, odds are your order will be canceled. Obviously, watch their forums for more specifics on this issue. And hope they make more to fill the orders with next time.
Thursday, September 16, 2010
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
"Just like the Astro-Nautilus & Metamorpho packaging, Inferno's packaging will feature a collector friendly replaceable blister!"
If you've collected Japanese figures in the late 1990s (and beyond), you know that this is a real treat!
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Monday, September 13, 2010
Also, it looks like they may be available by October/November, which is fantastic news.
Friday, September 10, 2010
Thursday, September 9, 2010
The Four Horsemen also revealed that this Toy Tokyo exclusive will be paired with Metamorpho and sold for $24. There will be 330 sets.
Wednesday, September 8, 2010
A limited number of these will be sold online, but at 330 pieces, well, don't get your hopes up.
Tuesday, September 7, 2010
The Alpha Wave Metamorpho was sold at San Diego's Comic-Con International and was cast in glow-in-the-dark plastic. This one is clear red, and quite striking.
Monday, September 6, 2010
The short of it:
- There will be 4 figures, 330 of each
- StoreHorsemen will have 30 (yes, 30) sets and that's it
- The figures will be sold via Action Figure Xpress and ToyTokyo at NYCC
These "Beta Waves" are notable in that they are the second set of "prepaints" before the real figures are made... and when will this be? No idea. But for building hype, this company seems to be doing a great job of ensuring fans will have to do some work to get these. For more details, consult their press release and stay tuned here for more!
Monday, August 9, 2010
Outer Space Men Astro-Nautilus: The Man from Neptune Action Figure - Category: Toy
The Four Horsemen's widely popular Outer Space Men action figures continue with this exclusive variant of Astro-Nautilus with crystal clear blue plastic, florescent green painted eyes, crystal clear orange ABS accessories.
Outer Space Men Inferno: The Flame Man from Mercury Action Figure - Category: Toy
The Four Horsemen's widely popular Outer Space Men action figures continue with this exclusive variant of Inferno with crystal clear yellow plastic and red painted eyes. Both Outer Space Men figures will be extremely limited to just 300 pieces.
Images, pricing, and confirmation of the additional two characters are not yet available.
Wednesday, August 4, 2010
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Thursday, July 29, 2010
This is the 2010 Bespin Fatigues Luke Skywalker action figure wearing the Comic-Con International Exclusive Alpha Phase Inferno helmet. The gun fits right into his hand, but the helmet is naturally loose as it was developed for another head. Should you ever need to give Luke this kind of helmet, well, here you go.
Here's the same Luke figure wearing the Xodiac gear. Surprisingly, the helmet seems to fit just fine, as does the gun. Is there a practical reason to do this? No. But I thought it looked funny, so there you go.
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Alpha Phase: San Diego Comic-Con 2010 Exclusives
Astro-Nautilus, Clear purple, 300 pcs
Inferno - Clear red, 300 pcs
Metamorpho - Glow-in-the-dark, 300 pcs
Xodiac, Clear orange, 300 pcs
Beta Phase: New York Comic-Con 2010 Exclusives
Astro-Nautilus, Clear blue, 300 pcs
Inferno - Clear yellow, 300 pcs
Metamorpho - Clear pink, 300 pcs
Xodiac, Clear green, 300 pcs
Astro-Nautilus, the Man from Neptune
Inferno, the Man from Mercury
Metamorpho, the Man from Alpha Centauri
Xodiac, the Man from Saturn
Holiday Edition: Figures have either Silver or Gold weapons
Astro-Nautilus, Clear red
Inferno - Clear blue
Metamorpho - Clear green
Xodiac, Clear colorless
Commander Comet, the Man from Venus
Mystron, the Man from Hollow Earth
The original line in the 1960s had 7 figures produced with 6 more almost produced for a second series, which achieved a legendary status among toy collectors. There are also said to be numerous unfinished concepts, so it's entirely possible previously unseen characters could make it out. Otherwise, it might cap at 13 sculpts plus repaints.
Monday, July 26, 2010
The Outer Space Men are jointed very similarly to vintage 1978-1985 Star Wars figures. There are also added knee, ankle, wrist, and elbow swivel joints, but the fundamental "arm and hip swivel" articulation remains. The good news? This means these figures should fit in essentially any Mini-Rig, starfighter, or tank you so choose... as long as bending knees aren't necessary.
This means a number of G.I. Joe and other toy lines are perfectly compatible with these, if that's something you're looking for. (Pictured: 2010 Clone Wars Fighter Tank, Star Wars Cloud Car, Star Wars Snowspeeder from Hasbro.)
Sunday, July 25, 2010
The glow-in-the-dark Metamorpho is seen next to a Glyos figure. This packaging may only be for these exclusive figures, as one of the Horsemen shared that actual blister cards are in development as of Comic-Con this week.
• There are no UPCs or SKUs on the packaging.
• There are only 2 header cards-- it's Metamorpho on one side, and Astro-Nautilus on the other. Smart cost-cutting move!
• There is no mention of SDCC or Action Figure Xpress (the booth at which these were sold) anywhere on the packaging.