Saturday, April 27, 2013

New Glyos Armorvor Head: Rhino!

The Godbeast and Jason Frailey collaborated on another awesome custom head for the Armorvor! Debuting at C2E2 this weekend, this Rhino looks, well, awesome.  Our pal Shaun was at the show and picked one up for $15, letting us know it was the last one there.  TGB tends to make more units available in the future, so keep an eye on the October Toys Forums for his waitlists if you're in to such things, which you probably should be.

Friday, April 19, 2013

Review: Takara-Tomy Beast Saga Aldyle Burst Action Figure

Takara-Tomy Beast Saga Aldyle Burst Action FigureAfter a few gators in the Minimates range I didn't expect to have much interest in the regular version, let alone the clear Aldyle Burst which showed up at my house in January. Packed 3 to a case of 24 random blind clear figures, this figure is cast in both green and blue plastic with golden eyes as his only painted detail. Well, not counting his dice anyway.
As always this croc figure has 4 points of articulation and is made of a soft, rubbery plastic. The arms and legs rotate freely, and his fists are designed to hold 3mm weapons. This figure is interesting in that his weapons (and the entire series') do not match his fully-painted counterpart. Painted Aldyle came with the same weapons as Swordbill and Swordbill Burst. Clear Aldyle comes with the same weapons as Garrison G, Long Giraf, and Long Giraf Burst. I suspect this will cause mucho confusion down the road when people start dumping their collections on eBay, as it seems the only new shields and weapons are now coming in the multi-packs. (For those keeping track, Garrison G Burst comes with the painted Aldyle weapons. Swap-tastic!)

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Two New Armorvors Incoming from Onell Design

Not one, but two new Glyos Armorvor action figures are coming this month! One will be released on Friday, the other is exclusive to C2E2.

Soon to be sold online at Onell Design, the black and red Reydurran Mimic Armorvor will be black with red highlights.  It will be $8, and sold out before you remembered you forgot to buy one.  Limit 2.

It will be joined by TheGodBeast Exclusive C2E2 clear red full-production not-a-custom Infection Armorvor, which will be a mere $10 and come in absolutely beautiful packaging with great art and a swell card inside a plastic baggie.  It's limited to 3 per person.  If you're in Chicago, go to C2E2 and grab one.  (Get two, I'll want one too and as far as I know there won't be a mail order option for certain just yet.)

TheGodBeast himself will be on hand selling matching custom hand-cast heads you can swap out for this one, so bring some extra coin to buy a few of those.  They're awesome!

Review: Vintage Hasbro Battle Beasts Triple Threat Snake

Hasbro Battle Beasts Triple Threat Snake Action FigureThe Battle Beasts Triple Threat Snake came from a collection I bought in either late 2011 or early 2012. He didn't have his weapon, so I had to trade around for that. It was surprisingly cheap and didn't take long to assemble, and it was fun to actually get a figure I've had on my mind for a couple of decades. Along with King Cobra, he's one of two snakes in the original line of roughly 2-inch tall figures. I swore off collecting "vintage" (read: defunct) action figure lines in the early 1990s, with a couple of lapses here and there. I made an exception for this line, and one other, solely because (at press time) nobody has yet decided to bootleg them. Knock-offs ruin toy collecting for me, I want originals, 100%-new remakes, or nothing.

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Rise of the Beasts Update - Scorpion Picture, Updates

If you are very old, you may remember a recent Kickstarter project for Rise of the Beasts. This was to be a 2-inch-ish line of figures which has yet to make it out as a production item, but preproduction continues and an update was just posted to the original Kickstarter listing.

The good news? Here's a look at a Scorpion figure sample!
The bad news? The Gold Lion freebie has yet to be finished, and the factory doesn't look like it's going to deliver the goods.

All  I can say is thanks to Mr. Jon Karis for giving us updates on the line, and I know I wouldn't fault him if the gold lions ended up not making it out or were a thing I'd have to pay for.  (Free is nice, but you know, I think most of us who supported the line can afford a few bucks for a figure when it's ready.)

Enough of my blabbing - click here to see the update.