In a bit of news that's both welcome and ridiculous, the official Outer Space Men Instagram has announced 12-inch scale vehicles. Now that 3 3/4-inch figures are about $30 and 12-inch vinyl figures are $120 - so a vehicle could be easily $200 or more.
No specifics or release dates were given, but do pay heed to the warning shot that fans of the line could be tapped for a significant wad of cash to keep the line complete going forward.
If for any reason they don't make it out in that giant size, I for one would be very happy to see some of the mini vehicle concepts from 50 years ago realized in a cheaper, less space-intensive format. I'm excited to hopefully get my 12-inch sofubi figures soon, but if that line actually continues to completion I assume it will take up far more space than I would like - and that's before vehicles or alternate colorways come in to play.
Tuesday, September 25, 2018
Figures like the long-awaited Astrodite make me wish the Four Horsemen's "Hopper Block" figure stands came out - she could benefit from a display stand. The exquisitely-sculpted figure made her debut at a Toy Fair-adjacent Four Horsemen-run party and exhibition where toy nerds ran rampant in 2013. We were waiting for this one for five years, continuing the proud tradition of making fans wait for The Outer Space Men. The figure finally shipped to American fans in 2018, with some mail orders taking a little while, but the important thing is she landed. Effectively a female Commander Comet [FOTD #330], Astrodite takes the same Glyos-based construction and gives you a new character whose ankles touch and make her hard to balance. It's still awesome.
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