Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Review: Onell Design Glyos Neo Granthan Pyrotellica Action Figure

Onell Design Glyos Neo Granthan Pyrotellica Action FigureClear with more paint! The Neo Granthan Pyrotellica is an orange release that looks like it probably owes a little bit - OK, a lot - to Micronauts. The previous Armorvor toys have rarely been clear, and those that have only had a tiny bit of paint. This is the first one to have painted faces on clear plastic, making it unique for a variety of reasons beyond merely being a new color with a newish head sculpt. Seemingly fans didn't jump on this one, because it didn't sell out quickly and actually stuck around along with his brothers beyond the point that the orders actually began to show up. It's still available as of my writing this, which is odd for a generally popular mold.
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Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Review: Plastic Imagination Rise of the Beasts Cerula - Green Scorpion with Grey Paint

Plastic Imagination Rise of the Beasts Cerula - Green Scorpion with Grey Paint Action FiguresHe's green! The Glyos-powered Rise of the Beasts line is pretty fantastic, although it's hard to view them purely as wholly their own thing. I keep expecting to see squat little guys, but Cerula - Green Scorpion with Grey Paint is more of what a small figure of the 1990s might look like, rather than the 1980s. The overly-muscular creature is fundamentally the same as Cahriv except for the coloration.
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Monday, March 23, 2015

Review: Onell Design Glyos Neo Granthan Cliffstalker Action Figure

Onell Design Glyos Neo Granthan Cliffstalker Action FigureThe name is evocative! The Neo Granthan Cliffstalker is a brown, chocolate-flavored take on the Battle Beasts-inspired Glyos figure. With an orange skin and a red Black Core, this feels like many of the popular 1980s robotic toys out of Tomy. While not a perfect match, it immediately reminded me of Robostrux mixed with a little bit of the ever-lovin' blue-eyed Thing. He is orange with blue eyes, after all.
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Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Review: Onell Design Glyos Neo Granthan Vrylless Action Figure

Onell Design Glyos Neo Granthan Vrylless Action FigureWhile the name (and an unhelmeted hand-molded head) existed for a while, the mass-produced mold is new here! One of three releases, the Neo Granthan Vrylless marks the replacement of the wolf headed Armorvor in favor of a dinosaur-headed Granthan. Two other figures hit at the same time, each of which use the classic Armorvor body with a new head. The wolf helmet head is still here, and you get 18 total parts as always.
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Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Review: Plastic Imagination Rise of the Beasts Bal Kharn - Green Rhino with Grey Paint


Plastic Imagination Rise of the Beasts Bal Kharn - Green Rhino with Grey Paint Action FiguresHe's different! Or at least, mine is. I was lucky to get an early sample of Rise of the Beasts Bal Kharn - Green Rhino with Grey Paint is pretty fantastic. If you bought the first version, this is basically an improvement in terms of color - the quality of that painted black plastic release is impossible to match, but this one is still quite good.
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Thursday, January 29, 2015

New Rise of the Beasts Live Now - Green Drop

http://littlerubberguys.storenvy.com/It's live!  The Little Rubber Guys store has a new drop of 4 Rise of the Beasts figures!

Unpainted figures are $4.00, painted (pictured) are $7.00.  The drop is earlier than planned, as I managed to request/beg for early samples and let me tell you - they're great.  You'll see a review here next week but if you can't wait, go ahead and grab some painted guys while you can.   They're pretty fantastic!

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Meet the New Armorvors: Neo Granthans

http://onelldesign.blogspot.com/2015/01/neo-granthans-strike.html
The Onell Design Armorvor - previously a wolf figure inspired by the Battle Beasts - has been redesigned!  A new trio of figures are live now at their store called Neo Granthans

Black, Brown, and silver armored figures are on sale right now at $10.00 a piece, but most of the run has already sold through.