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.)

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.

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Outer Space Men Colossus Rex 2.0 Running Low
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.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Available Now: OSM Cyclops Zardurac, Bonus Weapons with Pheyden
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 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?

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.

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.

Friday, January 6, 2017

On Sale Now - Cosmic Radiation Orbitron
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.

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. 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.