Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Review: Four Horsemen Outer Space Men Infinity Edition Gamma X Action Figure
Back in May of 2010, I was blown away when I saw the announcement that not only would I be getting some Outer Space Men figures, but they'd be 3 3/4-inch scale, Glyos compatible, fully-poseable, and made by the Four Horsemen. That first batch was glorious - each figure was well made, freely able to stand or sit and everything just plain worked. Figures could sit in vehicles, the glow-in-the-dark figure glowed quite well, and they were a very reasonable $10 each - despite being super-low-run figures. A few years on, edition sizes of 200 struggled to sell out and by the time we got to Gamma X, it feels we just limped over the finish line to update the classic Mel Birnkrant action figure property. Some were good - Colossus Rex, for example, was an exceptional figure and arguably the apex of what Glyos compatibility has given us - but as the line went on, each year we saw new problems. Figures may tumble off your desk due to weak hip joints, or they couldn't quite sit, or in the case of Gamma X... I've got a lot of complaints.
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