Saturday, January 28, 2012

Outer Space Men Infinity Series 3, 4 Arrived!

Reviews (and more pictures) to follow, but I just wanted to snap a quick picture of the delayed but delightful new figures. This batch includes painted versions of Mystron, Commander Comet, Alpha 7, and Electron+.

As these are the fourth release of the molds, it's great to finally see their intended forms up close. I'll try to have at least one reviewed in the next week!

Monday, January 23, 2012

Infinity Series Outer Space Men 2011 (2012?) Now Shipping

Better late than never! Straight from the Horsemen's mouth, your pals Mystron, Electron+, Alpha 7, and Commander Comet are shipping. They say:

"The first batch of about 100 domestic orders shound ship out tomorrow via FedEx Ground and shipping of all remaining domestic and internatinal orders wil continue over the next week or so." So yeah, you might not have yours right away. But they're coming!

UPDATE: I got my shipping notice Tuesday morning. I assume this means it may show up by or on the weekend.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Final Cosmic Creators Outer Space Men Revealed: Blazing Inferno

They saved the best for last! Blazing Inferno is a clear red figure with paint over it, giving the figure a gorgeous effect you'll probably also just love. I dig it.

Mel Birnkrant discusses this and all four figures on his own site. Just go here to see everything, including development images, bios, and more.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Cosmic Creators Outer Space Men Revealed: Goldiac!

The third Cosmic Creators figure has been revealed! Meet Goldiac, a swell repaint of Xodiac in gold with some extra gold on the side. Of the three, this one stands out as being the most different compared to previous releases.

Review: Four Horsemen Outer Space Men Beta Phase Commander Comet Action Figure

Four Horsemen Outer Space Men Beta Series Commander Comet Action FigureArguably the least fanciful of the aliens in this line is Commander Comet, the Man from Venus who may as well be an angel or some dude from Earth. The bio on the packaging indicates his people visited ancient Earth and enjoyed Greece, so I guess there's an Icarus vibe. (He does remind one of Pit, who would come 20 years later and half a world away.) Anyway, where was I? Right. This Beta Phase version is limited to about 300 pieces and was sold at New York Comic Con first, and is cast in yellow plastic. The previous release was a clearish yellowy orange, so it's not exactly a huge difference-- compared to the contrast between 2010 releases, it's actually kind of disappointing it wasn't like black or green or something not closely related to orange.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Revealed: Cosmic Creators Metalmorpho Outer Space Men Figure

The second of four upcoming exclusive figures has been revealed. Meet Outer Space Men Cosmic Creators Series Metalmorpho, which is a lot like the regular version except shiny. part of a $125 figure quartet with an art print, I was expecting something a little fancier or at the very least, more different than previous releases.

The set will go on sale at the Toypocalypse show in New York starting February 10, 2012.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Infinity Series 2011 (2012?) Now In the USA

The slighty-delayed Infinity Edition figures are in the USA! Straight from the Horsemen's mouth:

"We've just been informed that the Infinity Edition Outer Space Men waves 3 & 4 have arrived at the US port and if everything goes good with US Customs, we should have them in our warehouse on Monday or Tuesday and they should begin shipping the following Tuesday (Jan. 24th). Keep your fingers crossed! The OSM may be invading your house soon!"

First Cosmic Creators Outer Space Men Revealed: Astro-Nautilus Birnkrant Edition!

As reported yesterday! The very first Cosmic Creators Astro-Nautilus has been revealed and as of yet there's no indication if it will come in special packaging or is hand-painted.

It appears to be similar to the 2010 release of the Infinity Edition with some extra color. His suit is now black, it was copper/bronze before. The weapon is gold, like the Galactic Holiday 2010 variation, and his skin is a darker purple with more metallic, pearly shine to it.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

2012 Toypocalypse 2: Futuretro Exclusive Outer Space Men Update

The short version: 4 new paint jobs of the 2010 figures by Mel Birknrant. 200 sets will be made. $125, includes 4 figures plus an art print.

Here's the whole spiel at, but here's the short of it:

"...original Outer Space Men creator, Mel Birnkrant will be taking waves 1 and 2 of the Outer Space Men and putting his own eclectic spin on a paint overhaul of them, and Toypocalypse 2: Futuretro will be the place to get them!"

Exclusive Editions - Outer Space Men: Cosmic Creators Birnkrant Editions
__ Astro-Nautilus - TBD 200 pcs
__ Inferno - TBD 200 pcs
__ Metamorpho - TBD 200 pcs
__ Xodiac - TBD 200 pcs

Monday, January 9, 2012

Outer Space Men Exclusive Coming to Toypocalypse Show

The Four Horsemen have confirmed their upcoming February Toypocalypse show in New York will... well, just read it.

"There will be an OSM Toypocalypse 2: Futuretro exclusive. More news on that this week."

News on the show itself is still developing, but you can read some more here.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Outer Space Men Customs Show to Celebrate 40th Anniversary

From The Four Horsemen:

"In celebration of the 40th anniversary of the Four Horsemen's licensed action figure line, The Outer Space Men, the Four Horsemen are inviting you to create you very own Outer Space Men customs that will be displayed at the show alongside the work of the Four Horsemen themselves!"

The show starts February 10 and the entry form may be found here. I can't wait to see them!

2011 Infinity Edition Outer Space Men Delivery Delayed

If you ordered the 2011 Infinity Edition expecting delivery in 2011, it has been delayed a few more weeks. Originally scheduled for shipment in December, the Four Horsemen have confirmed they have not yet arrived in their warehouses but are expected in the coming couple of weeks.

Review: The Outer Space Men Beta Phase Alpha 7, the Man from Mars

When I saw the first look at Alpha 7 from the Beta Phase series, I had to do a double-take. "Wait..." I said. "Didn't I just buy a clear green version of this guy?" Well, sort of-- the San Diego version is bluegreen, and this one is more of a pure green. So it's different, but could be more different. Cast in green, he has orange ABS parts to round out the complete figure.