9.14.2014

Geodraxus Regeneration

Tonight (September 14th) at 9PM EST, one of our extended family, Pj Bartlett of Spaced Out Design, will be releasing a new generation of his hand cast urethane Geodraxus figures over in the Spaced Out Design store!

Pj has poured an intense amount of energy into the design and development of these new Geodraxus editions, working deep into the night up at Ron's shop in Essex for months. While studying mold making techniques with Ron (my mentor), Pj was able to incorporate the original articulation system we used back in the hand casting days of Rechlen and Aves into his own figure design. The added points of movement and absolutely stunning raw urethane surfaces have popped the Geo character to another level, one that you can truly appreciate even more after seeing the results in hand.

For the last few years Pj has assisted us over here at Onell with not only the shipping detail after releases, but also in the casting department, coming through on multiple occasions with quick molds in a pinch. Thanks to him, I was able to make some modifications to the new Argen head in a tight time crunch when deadlines were shuffled around. A complete team player and super dedicated friend, that's Mr. Bartlett.

We feel extremely fortunate to have met the "Kid from Beverly", and our whole family wishes Pj the very best on his launch tonight.

Good luck Pj!


9.11.2014

Shipping Attack!

Shipping started last night and will be keep cooking until everything hits the post. We should be wrapped up by late tomorrow night/Saturday morning. Meg (Deft Lefty) , Marcus (Bit Kicker), Pj (Granite Guru), Michelle (Printing Pariah) and I (Dark Santa) are deep down in the Reverse Paradise of Upside Down Cardboard!

Yes, I have been up for too many hours.

Thanks for your patience as we chip away at the orders!


9.10.2014

9.09.2014

Training Days

Gearius trained intensely with various Heavy Armored Rigs after being assigned to Block Base Gray, eventually earning the armor of his mentor, Master Operator Syvericor.

9.08.2014

Thank You!!!

Thank you for making the return of the Rig Crew a good one!

Bringing back Gearius and Klace continues the overall theme of 2014, with many of the core characters from the Passcodes and comics getting updated releases. Gearius holds a special place in our strange history, as the master prototype Scar Pheyden sculpt was based on a custom Gear's Edge Pheyden I cut into way back in our early days. I remember playing with that figure like crazy and modifying the look as time passed, adding a scarf and removable belt into the mix. The removable scarves and belts that the current Rig Crew II Travelers feature were specifically developed during those years of experimenting with that old Scar Pheyden custom. I still have "Desert Scar" sitting on my desk and keeping the other long lost customs in line, even his battle worn brother, the other Scar Pheyden. Maybe the fact that I have always had a crummy right eye somehow translated into my figures perpetually having some kind of ocular issues in their own tiny lives. I guess I should put some interchangeable glasses in the next steel tool.

Looking (with one eye) into the next few months, expect to see two more releases before the year wraps up, one in late October and one in late November/early December. The October wave will see the debut of the previously mentioned new Armorvor head, which is an all new sculpt. This addition will allow for you to still play with the "helmeted" wolf head, but also introduce a different race into the mix , effectively giving you two types of critters. The new head design is not meant to simulate "fitting inside" the current helmeted head like the original furry wolf noggin, but instead serves as a completely separate bipedal species that utilizes the Armorvor technology. As the Armorvor wolf head paid homage to the much loved original Battle Beasts line, this new head is also a tribute to something from the 80's, albeit a bit more obscure.

Wrapping up, our family remains forever grateful for all your support! After so many years and with so much stuff out there to discover, it means everything that you still have interest in the things we do around here. Thank you once again for continuing to play in this corner of the universe!


9.07.2014

Rig Crew II

 The Store is LIVE!
Refresh: onelldesign.com/store

Edit: All limits have been lifted and you may place additional orders. Thank you!

You may place 
ONE ORDER WITHIN THE FIRST HOUR tonight. We are seeing a high volume of traffic and need everyone's cooperation to make this as smooth as possible. After the initial dust settles, we will allow customers to place another order. Thanks for your understanding and support. Have fun!

Please note the Buildstation has also been updated with past releases.

Disruptive Behavior


Core Interface


Warning Signs


9.06.2014

Unseen Forces


Mission Details

This list was a bit of a roller coaster to put together, as I received everything later than planned (I always check the goods in hand before completing and publishing the official release specifics). My sincere apologies for the late posting of the final details.

It's hard to believe that it was four years ago that we first met the original Rig Crew, introduced in one of our longest Passcodes, Soul of the Traveler. I remember working around the clock with Marcus and Rich "Disasterpeace" Vreeland, as we collectively went a little more bananas with each passing day. The end result was an absolute and complete collaboration, and I'm still very thankful for how far Marcus and Rich pushed the limits to make something that I still believe holds up after a pretty good amount of time. That project will forever be one of my favorites, and the outcome of our triple attack produced something that transported the three of us into a very satisfying and creative dimension.

A couple notes about this new assortment:

-The painted accents on Gearius and Klace feature the first decorated Dark Traveler chest piece (they should know better than to mess around with that armor).

-There are four PVC colors mixed between the Travelers, consisting of Brown, Dark Brown, Black and Sand (the old Gear's Edge hue).

-The Armorvor wolf head officially makes its exit after this round.

-The Glyans once again are configured in the "Hunter" build, utilizing the Dark Traveler outer scarf and belt to beef things up.

We are still on track for this Sunday, September 7th at 9:30PM EST! 

On to the list!


Rig Crew II


Glyan -Rig Crew Standard (Brown/Black with Green visors and White tampo w/ reconfigured Dark Traveler scarf and belt) $8
Glyan -Rig Crew Reverse (Black/Brown with Black visors and White tampo w/ reconfigured Dark Traveler scarf and belt) $8

Rig Crew Operator Gearius (Brown/Black/Sand with painted eyes/ Dark Brown accents and White tampo w/ Dark Traveler head/Traveler belt/Traveler scarf/Inner Dark Traveler scarf) $9
Rig Crew Commander Klace  (Black/Dark Brown with painted eyes/ Dark Brown accents and White tampo w/ Dark Traveler head/Traveler belt/Traveler scarf/Inner Dark Traveler scarf) $9
Rig Crew Tracker Durleryn (Sand/Brown/Dark Brown with painted eyes and White tampo w/Phanost head and Dark Brown Pheyden head/Pheyden chest/Pheyden pelvis) $9 

Armorvor  -Rig Crew Mimic (Brown/Black Paint with Green visors and bonus head) $9
Armorvor  -Neo Phase (Clear Green with Black visors and bonus head) $9
Armorvor  -Stealth MK V (No Paint and bonus head) $8

Crayboth Reverse Disruptor Elite $4
Crayboth ??? $4


Swing Joint Set -Brown $4
Swing Joint Set - Black $4

Hub Set -Brown with Black accent and White tampo $4
Hub Set -Black with Green accent and White tampo $4
NOTE- Each Hub Set is sold in a specific Drone configuration.

Axis Joint Set -Brown $4
Axis Joint Set -Black $4 
Axis Joint Set -Neo Phase (Clear Green) RESTOCK $3 SPECIAL PRICE 
 
Phase Arm/Gobon Blaster Single Set -Brown with Black accent $2
Phase Arm/Gobon Blaster Single Set -Black with Green accent $2


Super Crayboth -Disruptor Pod Leader (Purple Vinyl/Dark Purple paint/Light Pink accents) $25

Heavy Armored Rig -Rig Crew (Light Gray Vinyl/Gray Paint with Black accents and White tampo prints) $25

Core Block -Rig Crew (Light Gray Vinyl/Gray Paint with Black accents and White tampo print) $12 

Conversion Set (consists of 1 short Rig Arm and 1 Long Rig Arm for customizing vinyl figures) -Rig Crew (Light Gray Vinyl/Gray Paint with Black accents and White tampo prints) $12


Marcus and I have been wanting to run a new version of Gearius for a bit, and this year lined up to be the right one to bring the old Traveler back, along with Klace in some Real Type hues. Speaking of hues, the subtle combinations of browns and grays in this wave took a number of attempts to get just right, and definitely ranked high up there in the challenge department. We hope you like how everything turned out!

Thanks for reading this word whirlwind!



9.05.2014

Tracking Patterns

Almost done with the list! Just have a few more details to finalize.


9.04.2014

Last of Their Kind

There will be two all new Armorvor colors available this Sunday night (Rig Crew Mimic and Neo Phase), as well as the return of the clear colorless Stealth Armorvor MK V.  These three runs mark the last time that the "wolf" head will be produced, as something new will be taking its place in the Armorvor mold starting in late October. The armored style head (shown above) and backpack will remain in the mix, but expect a new challenger very soon!

9.02.2014

Remembrance

The Rig Crew returns this Sunday, September 7th, at 9:30PM EST. Details and list coming soon!


8.29.2014

The Walking Dud Ultra Rotten Edition

Our friends at True Cast Studio will be releasing the very first fully painted production version of Adam Smith's insanely detailed Walking Dud figure (with tag team sculpting by the one and only Jason Frailey) this Sunday, August 31st, at 8PM CST over in their store. A light blue single color edition will be available as well (which matches our Standard Pheyden PVC hue), to balance out both ends of the spectrum!

The paint applications are absolutely intense on this nasty little zombie! Layers upon layers of saturated colors push the already sinister sculpt into territory only previously matched by Adam Smith's very limited hand painted resin runs. It's pretty neat setting the deluxe painted type next to the simplified light blue version and studying the effects of the paint on the core details.

Overall, an awesome and unique take on the popular zombie genre. I would love to see more classic creatures rendered in this style.

Congratulations to Adam and True Cast Studios on this landmark release!


8.26.2014

Banimon Multi Mech 2

A few more Banimon Multi Mech forms and a look at the core design configuration from the top.


8.25.2014

Banimon Multi Mech

A batch of five Banimon figures yields this little bugger, the Banimon Multi Mech. I imagine this mech assisting with various operations, using its adaptable form to meet the needs of any given mission.

These are just a few of the configurations that you can pull from this combination. Nothing needs to be detached, and the forms above can be realized by just shifting the locations of the assembled parts around.

The "Walker" mode shown above is a direct homage to a classic Microman prototype from back in the 80's (thanks the great Microbry for the link!).

Banimon figures have some real hidden building potential!


8.24.2014

Banimon Havvacor Tank Unit

Took the Banimon Bunkerbuster for a spin on the rocks, accompanied by a Banimon parts only "Multi Mech" build.


Banimon Bunkerbuster!


Gigantic congratulations to our great friend and creator of Banimon, Boris Savic, on the impending release of his long awaited rotocast vinyl Banimon Bunkerbuster Tank, which will be available August 24th (tonight) at 7PM EST over in the Banimon Store! Also, check out his latest online comic, Banimon #4: Killer Science, HERE.

Boris has been working on his Banimon Tank project for the greater part of two years, tweaking and modifying the core design in an effort to make something functional and fun. Having a front row seat for the development of the tank has allowed me to really appreciate the creative process that Boris goes through, and his attention to detail truly shines through when you hold the Bunkerbuster in your hands. The overall aesthetic blends seamlessly with the existing Banimon PVC figures, and builds out the current Banimon universe by allowing a even larger spectrum to come into focus.

The tank is 100% compatible with all previous Glyos vinyl fit functions, and even has some PVC compatible ports located around the tank surface as well, which is a first! The play potential should find an interesting rhythm once this armored armada starts landing across the country. I'm looking forward to seeing what kind of configurations surface using these new parts. Some color crossovers are definitely going to be in order.

Way to go, Boris! Here's to many more releases of this awesome new addition to the family!


8.23.2014

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8.09.2014

Kabuto Mushi MK II: Wave Four

Fueled by a never ending supply of Full Throttle, Marty "The Godbeast" Hansen has put together a new wave of Kabuto Mushi MK II colors, which are currently available over in his store.

Showcasing five "Frosted Fade" neon hues, this fresh batch of Mushis also features some new configurations, available for the first time assembled directly from the factory.

Usually, I'm partial to the old Voss color, but the new faded neon orange and yellow combo has actually been the mix living on my desk since everything arrived. There is really a solid variety of warm and cool choices to check out!

Congratulations of the fourth assortment of Kabuto Mushi, Marty! The new colors are an awesome addition to the family!