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!


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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!


7.30.2014

Thank You!!!

Thank you for a truly excellent 7th anniversary release! We continue to survive thanks 100% to your dedication and generosity, and our family could not be more thankful for being allowed to last 7 years in the crazy world that is toy making. 

When I sat down to take the first photos of the production Super Crayboth, an extremely deep feeling of gratitude came over me, one that caused me to pause right before the first click of my ancient camera went off. After working on the little bugger for literally years, and wondering many times whether or not I would ever finish the blasted sculpt, things finally fell into place and delivered the Big Cray just in time for Sunday's special wave. Maybe my little shadow continues to look out for us, now from another place, beyond the things we know. It kind of feels that way to me.

Looking at the next few months, we have some planned waves that should be fun to explore together. Early September is slated to welcome the return of an old team, first released back in late 2010. October will feature a very small release, centered around the Armorvors, as has been the tradition in these parts for the last couple years. We will not be attending NYCC this year, so we can focus on some projects that we currently have in the pipeline. I'll be posting some thoughts regarding the current state of conventions as a whole in the coming weeks, and I would really like to get some feedback on how you each feel about this particular subject. The choice not to attend this year was not an easy one.

As we move into our 8th year, the stakes are higher, the competition is more intense, and the general flow of funds is tighter than ever before. Nothing is a guarantee in any venture, but inspiration and dedication absolutely make a difference in the equation. We love what we do here more each day, and understand completely that it could all fade away with only a few hard turns of circumstance. My instincts tell me that some major bumps are coming to the independent toy companies, and not everyone will emerge from these shifts intact. Moving into this era of change, I'm cautious yet excited, because I still feel that creative fire burning inside.

I hope you feel it too.

Thank you for everything.


7.27.2014

Super Crayboth Glyventure!


Here's a little game we've been working on to coincide with both our anniversary and the release of our new vinyl figure. It's a Glyventure game, with controls similar to Dungeon Traveler but a few twists. My favorite addition is the Glyan Boombox (aka the Rhythemitter), featuring tunes by Arcade Rats (aka my twin). Click it during gameplay to cycle through a few tunes!

Depending on which player you choose, you may have a different experience, especially when going up against the Super Cray. The game is currently in Duel Mode only, so there is no ending... yet. Check back soon as we will unlock Commander Kullkizer and add a few other touches.

Massive thanks from Matt and I to my brother Jbo for delivering some clutch tuneage, and of course thanks to all of you for 7 years of continuous support. We hope you get a fun summer time vibe from this game that puts a smile on your face.

PS- Limits have been lifted and you may place additional orders.

Neo Craywave

                                           The store is LIVE!
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! 

We are super excited to celebrate our 7th anniversary with you guys tonight! Thank you for 7 wild years together! Let's see if we can squeeze out a few more!

Come back around 10pm for something extra special!


On Track!

We are still on track for tonight at 9:30PM EST! Last minute tweaks and organizing are in full effect.


Super Crayboth









7.25.2014

Mission Details

This being the 7th anniversary of our tiny little operation, we thought that the occasion deserved something extra special. Well, after years of development and a ton of concentrated work, our family is happy to finally share something long in the making with you... Meet the new vinyl Super Crayboth!

The Super Crayboth started life within the "King" Crayboth conceptual drawings, but gradually evolved into a different part of the Crayboth lore, manifesting as a key element in an underlying story arc involving a shared history with the Voss and the Villser. What if the Crayboth had been preparing all this time for the return of the Villser? What dark past had they survived to claim their new home on the Sporian Planet Alcray? These questions frequently rattle around in my demented head, so I really wanted to start exploring the true history of our resident mini menaces. This anniversary release hopefully gets the ball rolling!

On to the list!

-LIMIT 1 per EACH STYLE Super Crayboth


Super Crayboth


Glyan -Crayhunter Standard (Grayeen Blue/Redorange with Black visors and White tampo w/ reconfigured Dark Traveler scarf and belt) $8
Glyan -Crayhunter Reverse (Redorange/Grayeen Blue with Black visors and White tampo w/ reconfigured Dark Traveler scarf and belt) $8

Crayhunter Commander Kullkizer (Grayeen Blue/Redorange with painted eyes and White tampo w/ Dark Traveler head/Traveler belt/Traveler scarf/Inner Dark Traveler scarf) $8
Crayhunter Commander Vullestren  (Redorange/Grayeen Blue with painted eyes and White tampo w/ Dark Traveler head/Traveler belt/Traveler scarf/Inner Dark Traveler scarf) $8


Crayboth Hunter Clone  (Grayeen Blue/Redorange paint) $4
Crayboth Disruptor MK II  (Light Purple/Dark Purple paint) $4  
Crayboth Mariner  (Light Blue/Light Magenta paint) $4   
Crayboth Cultivator  (Light Magenta/Light Blue paint) $4 
Crayboth Harvester  (Light Yellow/Green paint) $4 
Crayboth Stealth MK III  (Clear Colorless) $3  
Crayboth ???  $4  
Crayboth ???  $4  


Dark Traveler Neo Phase (Clear Green w/painted eyes, removable belt and inner/outer scarves) $8
Noboto Neo Phase (Clear Green w/painted eyes, bonus head) $8

Swing Joint Set (Clear Green) $4
Phase Arm/Gobon Blaster Single Set (Clear Green) $2 
Axis Joint Set -Grayeen Blue $3  Special Anniversary Price
Axis Joint Set -Redorange $3  Special Anniversary Price

Super Crayboth Standard (Green Vinyl/Dark Pink paint/Light Pink accents) $25 
Super Crayboth ??? $25

The Super Crayboth stands just over 4" tall and is 5"wide. The construction is comprised of 6 separate parts, with the arms and legs using the standard small vinyl fit function and the waist connection debuting a new medium sized fit function, designed specifically to hold a PVC Crayboth in place when stored inside the Super Crayboth body.

Not since their original launch has there been this many versions of Crayboth offered at once! We have been working on this wave for what seems like the entire year, so seeing everything come together after many bumps and some intense turns in the road feels pretty surreal. I keep thinking that we still have to turn the mechanical color guides for this release in, even though I'm holding the final figures and the barn is now stocked!

Leading up to the launch on Sunday night, we'll pop up some posts spotlighting the Super Crayboth with details about its development.

I hope you guys like the newest addition to the Glyos System!


EDIT: I forgot to list the Axis Joints Sets! Too many hours staring at the screen! 
Also forgot to post the LIMIT 1 PER EACH STYLE on the Super Crayboth!
 

7.23.2014

Small Operations

After the recent events around here, getting my act together to prepare our upcoming 7th anniversary release has been a little bit more challenging than usual. Marking the passing of another year of Glyos, this time without Hutch, feels bittersweet. Though I do think he may already be working some magic from wherever he ended up, as some projects that have been in motion for a long while have finally come to fruition (one is preparing to roll into town this week!)

We are on track to have a small round of stuff available this Sunday night, July 27th, at 9:30PM EST. The assortment list will be pop up later tomorrow, and should make those of you who like the Crayboth smile.