Saturday, March 30, 2013

Video: The History of the Outer Space Men

From the bowels of YouTube, check out this promotional video talking about the history of the Outer Space Men.  Narrated  by Mel Birnkrant, you get to see and hear a great overview of the rise and fall of the original 1960s bendable pre-action figures.   Be sure to check this out.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

New Outer Space Men Figures Arriving - Surprise!

UPDATE: More notes below.  The painted Cyclops/Orbitron/Gemini showed up at my house from FedEx while I was away at lunch.  The Four Horsemen never sent a tracking number or shipping confirmation so be sure to check around your homes tonight if you pre-ordered these, I certainly was not yet expecting them.

More pics later! Some quick notes from the 30 seconds I've had them out of the shipping box - Orbitron is astonishingly bright and cheery, while the metallic Cyclops may be one of the most gorgeous things I've sever seen.  If you normally store your toys in the dark (like me!) be sure to take them near a window or some sunlight because you may well be impressed.

It's a nice batch, but every non-clear piece of plastic is completely covered in paint to hide the white plastic.   A lot of Masters of the Universe Classics figures as of late were cast in black and painted, and with the Outer Space Men the results are largely positive.  Cyclops looks amazing, although metallic paint's long-term prognosis is up for grabs - I've got a C-3PO from 2000 that turned green and molted.  Orbitron looks wonderful.  Gemini's yellow looks a little dirty, but it could be my imagination.   Cyclops will make you weep.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Review: Four Horsemen Outer Space Men Beta Phase Orbitron Action Figure

Four Horsemen Outer Space Men Beta Phase Orbitron Action FigureHere's a good one. Debuting at New York Comic Con, Orbitron was a fairly quick sell-through online. Given the price it's somewhat surprising, as the New York trio was $15 more than the San Diego versions. Perhaps this is because the colors were way cooler? I think so.

One of the teller figures in this line so far, which makes it one of the tallest Glyos-compatible figures you can get, Orbotron is held together with Glyos pegs. The swivels in the biceps are the smaller Glyos peg (found in Alpha 7 and Gemini) while the rest are pretty standard Glyos fare, allowing you to swap them to your heart's content.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Review: Four Horsemen Outer Space Men Galactic Holiday Orbitron Action Figure

Four Horsemen Outer Space Men Galactic Holiday Orbitron Action Figure
There were some pretty big price changes in 2012, and this version of Orbitron came out at the lower end of the wave near the end of the year. Heck, you could even get free shipping if you ordered at the right time! As the third clear Orbitron figure, one would think the mold was getting a little played out but one would be wrong. The figure sizzles in blue, and the opaque accessories look way better than the clear ones we're always getting.