Friday, April 29, 2011

Onell Design Reveal Future Outer Space Men Concepts

Matt Doughty from Onell Design posted OSM Variant Concepts Part One showcasing several original concepts which expand on the existing Glyos-compatible figures. Really wonderful stuff here.

More armored squid monsters and cool heads-within-heads are shown, and I hope some of these make it out. Wonderful stuff to check out, if you're in to this stuff, and I know you are.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Outer Space Men Series 3, 4 Production Updates

According to the Four Horsemen, Series 3 and 4 of the Outer Space Men are in production now and they're showing some early samples of the newly tooled parts to prove it! Check out new accessories and limbs, plus an idea of what's being used from the original series.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Review: The Outer Space Men SDCC Holiday Edition Astro-Nautilus

Now it's red-- and why not? Ocean life takes on all kinds of colors, so why not space-based sea-creature-people? The Holiday Edition Astro-Nautilus is quite similar to the existing figures, with one exception-- well, two actually. The first is that the figure is now cast in a deep, red, clear color. The second big difference is that his accessory is not clear, but rather, it's vac-metalized like those old Tomy drivers in Starriors or Zoids, or like some of the weapons on the original Transformers line.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Mel Birnkrant's Outer Space Men Tales Updated

The great Mel Birnkrant updated his personal website with a section on the new Glyos Outer Space Men toys. In it, he relays stories of development as well as offers a ton of photos of the new toys, including a few as-of-yet unreleased ones. It's a great use of an afternoon if you like this line, and I know that you do!

He's included a number of customized figures and shots from reviews from around the web, so it's great to see someone so involved with their own property really take charge of a site based on it.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Review: The Outer Space Men SDCC Holiday Edition Xodiac

I wanted the silver one, but that's life. The Holiday Edition Xodiac took the same mold you love and may have bought one, two, or even three additional times and casts it in clear, colorless plastic for your enjoyment. Unlike previous clear releases, this time around he has a little Saturn painted on his suit, plus he comes with opaque vac-metalized accessories. Depending on the luck of the draw, you got metallic silver or gold gear, meaning his helmet and blaster are nicely blinged out for a change. While I can take or leave clear colorless figures, with a predilection for "leave," I do think it was worth shelling out for the set just to get the nifty accessories. [ READ THE FULL REVIEW ]