Friday, May 25, 2012

Review: Four Horsemen Outer Space Men Infinity Edition Mystron Action Figure

While I sometimes complain that some Outer Space Men figures felt a little light in terms of value, Mystron is not one of them. He's packed with parts and pieces, and has a paint job that should knock your socks off. Just take a look at the head close-up shots. That gold paint looks better than pretty much any other gold action figure I've bought in years, including releases from Hasbro and Mattel. It's gorgeous. He wears an equally gorgeous silver and purple suit, with gold highlights. One of the three bolts on his chest is removable, too, a fine example of making the figure more customizable (and adding cost) when it clearly wasn't necessary.

Friday, May 18, 2012

UPDATE: Outer Space Men 2012 Alpha Wave Preorders Monday

UPDATE: The preorder page has been posted and it seems that unless I'm misinterpreting this, they may not be as widely available at SDCC as they were previously. "A currently undetermined amount may be put aside to be sold at San Diego Comic Con. Once this series of figures is gone, it's GONE!"  Elsewhere in the copy it says the items will be sold at the show so... order accordingly.

Reportedly at 9:00 EST (the last few preorders have been delayed by one or more hours), the next alien invasion should take place on Monday, May 21Click here for full details and note some of the following highlights:

- Set of 3 figures will be $50
- Cyclops has removable armor and helmet, plus optional "open" hands
- Orbitron has a (currently) secret hidden feature to be revealed next week
- Gemini is covered in studs, which are attached by Glyos sockets. This may make for an incredibly customizable figure, provided you can get a lot of tentacles you may be in for a real treat.

So the bad news is they cost a lot more ($50 for 3 as opposed to $40 for 4 in 2010) but such is the breaks in the days of rising labor and materials costs in China. 

Me, I'm gambling to take my chances at SDCC in person. (Worked last year!) Happy hunting, everybody!

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

First Look: Comic-Con 2012 Alpha Phase Outer Space Men

Check it out!  The San Diego Comic-Con International Exclusive Outer Space Men for 2012 are shown at the Four Horsemen's site!

Orbitron is clear red, as promised, while Cyclops is light blue and Gemini is clear yellow.  They look fantastic, don't they?  I'm excited. Pricing and pre-orders should be up next week.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Store Horsemen Outer Space Men 2.0, Four Horsemen Editions Live

After a couple of hours of delays, Store Horsemen updated with the Cosmic Creators Four Horsemen and 2.0 editions of the Outer Space Men action figures.  I'm not exactly sure what time, as they weren't up a couple of hours after the original time, and the forums went down at some point in the evening as well.  Hurry, order now!

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

New Outer Space Men Pre-Orders Thursday, Pricing

They're coming! The new Cosmic Creators set (pictured) will be $65 plus shipping, and signed by all seven of the Four Horsemen.

The 2010 2.0 figures will be $50.

Find out more here.

Credit cards will be charged at the time of the preorder, and the product won't ship until after Comic-Con in July.  So, prepare to be patient!