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.)
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Saturday, September 16, 2017

New Outer Space Men - Meet Luna Eclipse and Zero Gravity

http://melbirnkrant.com/moon/index.html
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.
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Thursday, September 7, 2017

Cosmic Radiation Outer Space Men Alpha 7 - Available Now?

While I got an email today saying Cosmic Radiation Outer Space Men Alpha 7 was available Friday, this link in the store appears to be active now.  He's $20 - and I got one early, and it's awesome.  Due to travel I can't have the review up right now, but it glows, it's cool, and I love it.

As far as  I know, this is all that is planned for now - the girls and the two humans aren't yet announced as glowing figures.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Review: Outer Space Men White Star Orbitron Action Figure


The Outer Space Men, LLC Outer Space Men White Star Orbitron Action FigureGoing bright - not just white, the Outer Space Men continues the long march to the sea with White Star Orbitron. I should be bored with the format, but I'm not - the unique body types cast in white look worthwhile, so the unique space bug-esque parts pop nicely when extruded in white with blue highlights.
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Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Outer Space Men Friday - White Star Orbitron Goes On Sale

Coming Friday!  The long-awaited White Star Edition Orbotron action figure will be up for grabs at 9:00 PM Eastern.  He has blue clear weapons and blue painted highlights.  Our full review will be up in a couple of weeks (we had to do some advance scheduling.)

Monday, July 31, 2017

Review: Onell Design Outer Space Men OSM Mystron Demonula


Onell Design Outer Space Men OSM Mystron Demonula Action FigureAs part of a wave of fantasy guys inspired by swords and magic and demons, the Outer Space Men refugee OSM Mystron Demonula fits. Space-faring knights can do battle against a red being of evil from another plane, who just happens to be from a popular compatible toy line. By now you've had many shots at Mystron as a clear figure, a glow figure, a plain white figure, a painted figure, with about 8 releases to date. It's not a lot by Glyos standards, but compared to most other toy lines it's a ton. Thanks to new colors and new paint masks, the results are pretty solid.
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Friday, July 7, 2017

Review: Outer Space Men Cosmic Radiation Electron+ Action Figure


The Outer Space Men, LLC Outer Space Men Cosmic Radiation Electron+ Action FigureI know what you're saying - wasn't there already a glow in the dark version of Electron+? Yes. This new Outer Space Men Cosmic Radiation Electron+ is cast in a slightly different (and better) glow plastic with more paint highlights and for the first time, bent arms. The original release, for reasons not ever truly revealed, just had the straight arms only. If you just need a glow Electron+, either version is great - but if you want a matching glow set or the very best version you can get, get this new one.
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Thursday, June 29, 2017

Sneak Peek - Outer Space Men Mystron Demonula On Sale Tonight

https://onelldesign.blogspot.com/2017/06/osm-mystron-demonula.html
A preview!  OSM Mystron Demonula was just previewed at the Onell Design blog, and it goes up for sale in under 30 minutes.  Check it out - it's very red! It has a lot of paint!  I assume it'll be sold out before I go to  bed.  Click here for the preview.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Review: Outer Space Men Cosmic Radiation Mystron Action Figure

The Outer Space Men, LLC Outer Space Men Cosmic Radiation Mystron Action FigureWas he sent here by the devil? No good sir, Cosmic Radiation Mystron's on the level. The same figure mold is back for another go-round, this time in glow plastic with silver highlights. Do we need this? No... but yes.  It glows, it's awesome.
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Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Coming in July - Outer Space Men Cosmic Radiation Electron+

The first Monday in July! Apparently that's July 7, and you will have a crack at glow-in-the-dark Cosmic Radiation Electron+, so says the official Instagram. You don't need me to tell you this, but it is pretty fantastic and glows a smidgen more brightly than the 2011 San Diego Comic-Con Exclusive Alpha Phase Electron+. It will probably be around $20.

Monday, May 22, 2017

Review: Onell Design Outer Space Men OSM Cyclops Zardurac


Onell Design Outer Space Men OSM Cyclops Zardurac Action FigureOne of the recurring questions in any toy collecting game is, eventually, the issue of "Do I want to buy another version of this character?" Grumpy me says yes, because OSM Cyclops Zardurac is a different and distinctive enough take on the man from beyond the Milky Way that it becomes interesting. It also, surprisingly, had a larger production run which had not sold out prior to arriving in my hands a mere 4 days after placing my order. Not 4 business days, but I ordered Thursday and got it Monday. That's bonkers fast. (As always, thank you Matt for the fast delivery and the bonus goodies. Oh, the bonus goodies.)
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Monday, May 15, 2017

Review: Outer Space Men Cosmic Radiation Commander Comet Action Figure


The Outer Space Men, LLC Outer Space Men Cosmic Radiation Commander Comet Action FigureThere are lots of glowing Outer Space Men now, some of which make more sense than others. Me, I want 'em all because I love glowing things. Cosmic Radiation Commander Comet a sensible idea, given that an angel-looking thing could make sense as a glowing, ethereal being. It's just like the other ones, but it glows. And has silver paint. It's good.
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Sunday, April 16, 2017

Outer Space Men Colossus Rex 2.0 Running Low

http://16bit.com/fotd/160907-osm-20-colossus-rex.asp
The Outer Space Men figure Colossus Rex 2.0 is now in "low stock" status so says the official Instagram. We reviewed this figure last year, and it's excellent. If you haven't yet bought yours, now would be a good time - the first version got expensive once it went away.

This figure is molded in green with a blue paint added for his scales, with golden weapons.  They're cast in clear ABS plastic with a golden paint job, which looks swell up close.  The original release had purple weapons.

Click here to see our full review and click here to get yours.

Friday, April 14, 2017

Review: Outer Space Men Cosmic Radiation Astro-Nautilus

The Outer Space Men, LLC Outer Space Men Cosmic Radiation Astro-Nautilus Action FigureI don't know how many of you know how these reviews work, but to do one every day I have to basically set them up like an assembly line and do them weeks - sometimes months - in advance. This Outer Space Men Cosmic Radiation Astro-Nautilus comes out tonight, and getting it shot, reviewed, and up this quickly can be a trouble. (Heck, this intro? Wrote it when the figure was still in the mail.) That's one of the good and bad things about reviewing toys - on one hand, I know what kind of quality to expect from this ongoing line as the actual manifestation rarely disappoints. It also speaks of a certain homogeny that creeps in to even the best indie line - eventually I can tell you what a figure will be before it even arrives. The Astro-Nautilus mold is an awesome, creative design that is one of my favorites. The glow plastic from the Glyos factory is second to none, resulting in some of the brightest glowing figures you can buy today. I haven't even held the figure in my hands yet, and I'm perfectly comfortable telling you that fans of glow and this design are going to want it and should buy it along with whatever other glow figures are in the store that you don't have yet. Scary, eh? Anyway, let's open the bag.
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Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Available Now: OSM Cyclops Zardurac, Bonus Weapons with Pheyden

https://onell.store/products/osm-cyclops-zardurac
A new Onell Design drop just went live with a new Outer Space Men figure - or at least one, as there's also a mystery figure.  OSM Cyclops Zardurac is up now in pink and blue, and it's $25.00.  These usually go fast, so click here to see if you can still order one.

Also I noticed Pheyden Zardurac has bonus OSM weapons, after I placed my order.  Well, shoot.  That's what I get for not reading all the fine print before hitting "place order."

Dated - Cosmic Radiation Astro-Nautilus

Who says dreams don't come true?  Gary Schaeffer of TheOuterSpaceMen.com has dropped a note to confirm that Cosmic Radiation Astro-Nautilus will be dropped next week Friday, April 14.   An early sample appears to the left - it's gorgeous.  Of particular note, the suckers are painted and that really brings out a little more personality.  I hope they paint future ones much like these.

Saturday, March 25, 2017

More Cosmic Radiation Outer Space Men Announcements!

They're coming!  But when? I have no idea.  I'm looking forward to these guys.  Previews have been posted for Alpha 7, Mystron, Commander Comet, Astro-Nautilus, and a second glowing version of Electron+.  Good times.
I'm dying for Astro-Nautilus.  Check 'em out from the official Instragram.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Review: Outer Space Men White Star Cyclops Action Figure


The Outer Space Men, LLC Outer Space Men White Star Cyclops Action FigureThe curse of completism! The Outer Space Men doesn't have a lot of subsets - there were a couple of "wave" repaints of fancy recolors, but the only linewide uniform set up until White Star figures were the Infinity Edition figures. All but three of the figure molds came out in white with blue trim by 2014, with no indicaton when - or if - the set would be completed. The concept was neat, but I'd be lying if I said that White Star Cyclops was a gap in my collection that I needed filled. He and his brothers look really cool, with the while plastic doing a good job showing off some details that weren't visible on some of the clear or painted figures. But did I need another Cyclops?
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Thursday, March 2, 2017

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Review: Outer Space Men Cosmic Radiation Gemini Action Figure

The Outer Space Men, LLC Outer Space Men Cosmic Radiation Gemini Action FigureSince I first saw Outer Space Men in Tomart's Action Figure Digest when I was a wee lad, I thought to myself "Dammit, I can never afford these things." Never in a million years would I expect to be able to correspond with one of its inventors, nor that the likes of Cosmic Radiation Gemini would exist. And be affordable. It's almost unfathomable - a space race-era toy line lost to history would come back as an indie toy line, ad then cranked out in glow-in-the-dark plastic. Yet here we are. If 2017 was anything, it was certainly an example of how you really can't predict anything - and this figure was one of five new glowing The Outer Space Men.
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Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Review: The Outer Space Men Cosmic Radiation Orbitron Action Figure


The Outer Space Men, LLC Outer Space Men Cosmic Radiation Orbitron Action FigureSince its debut, the Outer Space Men Man from Uranus has really grown on me as one of the best. Sure Cosmic Radiation Orbitron looks like they just cast a Metaluna Mutant in glow plastic, but there are a few differences - not the least of which is that this one is a more convincing space alien thanks to it not wearing normal pants. Now cast on glow with silver highlights, you're either going to totally appreciate yet another Cold War-era monster in radioactive glow, or you're over it. I can see it being too much of a good thing, but if you're going to give me too much of anything I'm glad that it glows in the dark.
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Friday, January 6, 2017

On Sale Now - Cosmic Radiation Orbitron

http://www.theouterspacemen.com/index.php?option=com_virtuemart&page=shop.browse&category_id=27&Itemid=26
In case you neglected to set an alarm to order yours, the Cosmic Radiation Outer Space Men Orbitron is on sale now for $20.00.  The other previous glow in the dark figures are also in stock, so be sure to snag 'em.

The review for him will be ready for you on Wednesday.  Short version: it glows, it's Orbitron, buy it.

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Review: Four Horsemen Outer Space Men White Star Commander Comet Action Figure

Four Horsemen Outer Space Men White Star Commander Comet Action FigureBelieve it or not, I expected the look at White Star Commander Comet to be the obituary for this line - maybe I've said that before a few times. By the end of 2013 and 2014, fan sentiment toward the Four Horsemen's two Glyos properties seemed to straddle the fence between adoration and loathing. On one hand, Power Lords and The Outer Space Men were amazingly well-crafted indie toys using familiar licenses to make something for the discriminating action figure fan.
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Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Cosmic Radiation Orbitron - Friday!

I guess we're just reprogramming with Instagram now.   Glow Orbitron goes up Friday!  It's really cool, you'll like it.  TheOuterSpaceMen.com will be selling this figure - along with any existing stock - and you're going to dig it.  It has that glowing Glyos-compatible brain  you've been wanting.