Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Holiday Edition Outer Space Men 2011 Coming

...and here we go again. The Horsemen confirmed these exist via Twitter today. They write:

"Remember the silver & gold plating on Galactic Holiday OSM 1 & 2 figures! Well wait until you see the lavender & turquoise! #wowzers!"

And there you have it!

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Mel Birnkrant Updates His Outer Space Men Returns Page

Your pal and mine Mel Birnkrant updated The Outer Space Men Return with tons of new photos, details, production notes, preproduction art, and all sorts of crazy things you'd stab your own mother in the eye to see. (Yes, it's that good.)

Of note are numerous updates on the new figures shipping in a few weeks, specifically Alpha 7, Electron+, Commander Comet, and Mystron. The photography is really sharp and the fully-painted final figures should be shipping in December.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Outer Space Men 2011 Infinity Packaging Revealed

Due to ship in December, you can get a preview of the Outer Space Men 2011 packaging at As always, they feature exceptional graphic design and awesome photography, so you should be glad to know (if you didn't already) the packaging is meant to come apart easily so you may re-insert the figures. As direct-to-consumer figures, they have no UPCs and aren't sealed-- you can slide the plastic bubble off the cardback and replace the figure as you see fit.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

More Preview Shots of 2011 Infinity Edition Outer Space Men

If you can't wait for these figures to show up-- and you know I can't-- you'll want to see the article Galactic Clarity at Onell Design. In it you'll find 7 new photos of the final product, which, if you're a fence-sitter, should convert you. The painted figures always look gorgeous, and these are no exception.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Review: The Outer Space Men Alpha Phase Mystron, the Man from Hollow Earth

As the original Outer Space Men line was set for expansion, the creator Mel Birnkrant turned away from the planets and to other dimensions and-- surprisingly-- Hollow Earth. That's where the devilish Mystron, the Man from Hollow Earth comes from, and it's right there in the name. Clad in a space suit for presumably thematic reasons, the original bendable figure prototype included a helmet and a staff, but the Gargoyle-themed gun is new to this release. The nifty accessory is, according to Birnkrant on the Four Horsemen forums, a tribute to his wife and the events of their first date.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Reminder: OSM On Sale Tonight, Packaging Peek

At 11:11 PM EST (or so we're assuming) the newest Outer Space Men should be going on sale. Get those browsers ready! Or... go do something else, come back, and THEN get your browsers ready!

While you wait, Onell Design posted a preview of the product photography and it's really cool! Do check it out and read up on it.

UPDATE: They're up! They're also $50 a set before shipping-- last year's collection was $40. They're due to ship in early December.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

2011 Infinity Edition Outer Space Men Coming Soon

From the Four Horsemen Twitter Account comes this:

Infinity Edition (fully painted) Outer Space Men waves 3 & 4 go up for pre-order at on 11-11-11 at 11:11pm! -FH-

That pretty much says it all! Fully-painted Mystron, Commander Comet, Alpha 7, and Electron+ are on deck but what does "pre-order" really mean? Last year, the 2010 Infinity Edition shipped roughly December 18... so that would be my rough delivery guess, but they'll confirm it for sure soon!