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.


7.18.2014

New Robo Force Rollout

Our good friends over at Toyfinity have something really good on tap tonight, just in time to cheer us up. John put a ton of work into the latest round of stuff, and the results came out super good. Vanguard shares the orange hue from the recent Granthan Corps LSA as well as a secondary redorange that is very close to one of our upcoming Crayhunter colors. All in all, an awesome wave.

It's been a strange week, but sitting at the computer and editing some new pics has actually helped to settle my short circuited brain over the last few days. Nothing like traveling into the imagination to reconnect the wires and feel inspiration pulsing again. It's definitely going to take me a bit to get used to Hutch not sitting next to me as I work on this stuff, but the show must go on.

My sincere thanks again to all of you.

7.16.2014

RIP Hutch July 1994 - July 15th 2014

My feline shadow for the past 20 years, Hutch, passed away in my arms last night of old age. He had been with me for just about half my life, and served as a true constant in an ever changing world. No matter where I went, when I came home he would be waiting to say hello.

I hope Hutch is exploring somewhere incredible tonight with Zach and Fivey, surrounded by mountains of turkey breast and rivers of tuna water, and any other food that might drop on the floor of eternity.

Until we meet again, little man.

Thank you to all our friends for the messages and calls, your love has made this transition much easier on our whole family. 

Thank you so much.

7.09.2014

New Weaponeers of Monkaa Release

The dynamic Spy Monkey Creations duo have a fantastic new release scheduled to pop up in their store today, July 9th, at 12PM PST!

Dubbed the Lava Strike Force, these fresh additions to the Weaponeers Universe are a true sight to behold in hand. I recently took a few of them up to Gloucester and snapped the pics above as the sun was nearing the horizon, resulting in some pretty wild lighting effects. The combination of clear neon orange parts, black PVC and painted accents really delivers a unique and visually arresting assortment. Brilliant work!

Be sure to head over to the Weaponeers of Monkaa story page to discover the secrets of the Lava Strike Force for yourself, accompanied by the extraordinary imagery of the one and only Nate Baertsch!

Fantastic round, Jeremy and Brian! Good luck today!

 

7.02.2014

6.29.2014

Walkenplating


Mini Murk


Cliff Travels

Elder Exellis recently spent some downtime exploring the Cliffs of Granthan (aka Gloucester).

This small nook is where I've been playing with toys since I was about 6 years old. Whenever I visit Gloucester up on the North Shore, it's the first place I go. Many of my favorite "rock ships" are still wedged (docked) in the cracks, even after all this time.


6.24.2014

Congratulation!


The October Toys Skeleton Warriors Kickstarter has funded! Massive thanks to all of you that supported the project, and a sincere congratulations to George and Ayleen on the great news! It was really exciting to be part of the whole process, and we truly did learn a lot about what goes into running a Kickstarter campaign from the ground up.

We are definitely entering into a new dimension with how action figures are planned and produced, and this seems to be only the beginning. I imagine some extremely innovative spins on the Kickstarter model are going to spring up very soon, with entire toy lines featuring media content, playable games/apps and even vehicles on the horizon. It will be very interesting to see how the cycles between these KS produced figures change the way we all collect our stuff. Just imagine receiving in the mail an entire year's worth of a toy range, possibly even playsets -all at once! I have a feeling we're close, as a community, to experiencing something like this first hand.

Thanks again for bringing Skeleton Warriors back to life!  -Matt


YES!! Thanks to everyone that supported, promoted, and helped make this project a success. We're so thankful to October Toys for getting us involved and allowing us to cross-pollinate our worlds, both physical and digital.

As an extra bonus, a new player has been unlocked for The Duel in Dungeon Traveler! Good luck and have fun. Cheers!  -Marc


6.21.2014

LSA Shipping Update

All the orders placed since the launch last Sunday night have shipped. Anything that was placed today will go out first thing Monday morning.

Thank you once again for making the return of the LSA a fun release!

We'll have a special post popping up shortly in regards to the October Toys Skeleton Warriors Kickstarter, spotlighting some more details about Skeleden. Just a few more days to go and the finish line is getting closer!


6.17.2014

Dungeon Traveler


We are thrilled to debut our new game, Dungeon Traveler!

This flash game is part of a new series we've been chipping away at for a while now, but it was October Toys' Skeleton Warriors project that really fueled the fire. The Glyventure series will travel across all parts of the Glyos System and beyond, and it seemed strangely appropriate to kick things off in a living space dungeon!

Matt and I almost never stop pulling inspiration from our pasts. Bits of Zelda, Pac Man, and Golden Axe certainly went into the mix this time, along with some new elements. Getting my brother JBo involved was great- we've been making music together our whole lives, but never created and scored an entire game like this. It's a trip to hear his distinct melodies while playing around with these characters. Arcade Rats have a lot more in store, so we hope you dig the new vibes.

Thanks again to all of you guys, the amazing community that keeps Glyos thriving! Special thanks also go out to George and Ayleen Gaspar for letting us rattle their bones!

Ok, 'nuff yak... GO HACK. After completing the Story Mode, try The Duel, a never ending arcade mode that we'll be expanding upon in the near future. Post your high scores here! Who should we unlock next?


6.16.2014

Thank You!!!

Thank you for a great rollout last night! We're very excited that the response on the LSA was positive, especially after cooking for such a long time in the production oven! Considering how many cool new things are currently out there, your continued dedication and interest in Glyos absolutely means the world to us.

With these mini releases, the risk is definitely greater, as it costs more to produce the detail lined/extra painted figures. That being said, it's been a ton of fun making them! I've been carrying around an LSA team in my pocket for the last few weeks and I still can't believe they are finally in production. In my mind, this current version of the LSA was resurrected by Elder Exellis to right the many wrongs that the original LSA had done. I look forward to hearing what you guys see them as, and really hope you enjoy them when they land in your hands.

Switching gears for a moment, Marcus and I have been working away on something special that's tied in to the current Skeleton Warriors Kickstarter, spotlighting Dungeon Traveler Skeleden. It takes things in an interesting new direction, with some classic AD&D vibes! Both Marcus and I are also super excited to welcome his twin brother, John Beaudette into the mix as the composer for all of the project's new music! John did a knock out job, and brings a fresh twist to the equation. Keep your eyes peeled for something to pop up here on the blog shortly.

Thank you once again for keeping the engine running! As we head towards our 7th anniversary next month, I keep reflecting on everything that's transpired over the years since we started, and I could not be more grateful for what we've been allowed to do.

We're excited to see what the future holds!


 

6.15.2014

Lost and Found

The store is LIVE!

Please note: There are NO LIMITS on any figures!

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! 

Also note that past releases are still available over at the Buildstation.

Mini Mission Details


We've been working on so many things over here that I just realized a quick list was still in order!

It's a tiny one:


Lost Sincroid Army


Lost Sincroid Army -Standard (Green/ Pale Yellow/ Dark Green painted limbs/detail lines/ painted eyes/ removable belt/ small scarf/ Elder Exellis head/ Dark Traveler Head/ Dark Traveler scarf) $10

Lost Sincroid Army -Granthan Corps (Pale Yellow/ Orange/ Black painted head/detail lines/ painted eyes/ removable belt/ small scarf/ Black painted Elder Exellis head/ Pale Yellow Dark Traveler Head/ Pale Yellow Dark Traveler scarf/ Extra paint accents) $12

???? -$12


This small wave has been something that I've dreamed about for many years. The colors are strange and the characters are odd, but these Sincroids mean a lot to us over here.

I could only ever dream of being able to play with an actual battalion of LSA, back when I was working on Rechlen and Aves almost a decade ago.

The paint work on these new LSA figures is some of the tightest to come out of our factory yet, and we even tried a few new things for these editions. Extra paint has been used in areas that we normally do not paint, such as the Standard LSA arms and thighs as well as the strange black heads on the Granthan Corps LSA. It took quite some time to finish up this order, and multiple revisions and tweaks happened all along the way. We'll delve more into that in the coming weeks.

Thank you for allowing us to finally put in this piece of our weirdo puzzle!



LSA


6.12.2014

Standard Lost Sincroid Army

Man, has this little bugger been in the works for a long time!

Full production LSA will hit the store as a mini release this Sunday, June 15th at 9:30PM EST.

For the first time in our history, there is literally an army of Sincroids out in the barn! This figure now ranks up there as one of my all time personal favorite runs, and being able to finally assemble Elder Exellis in these Standard LSA colors has been surreal. The Sincroid/Elder Ex/Dark Traveler mold was created with this specific color scheme in mind.

There will definitely be a surprise on Sunday night as well, one that a few of you old school guys might find kind of interesting (remember the first Passcode?).

I know the timing is tight with all the intense Kickstarter action happening at the moment (who would have ever guessed that 4 action figure campaigns would happen at once!), but this round is more of a "soft" release, designed to directly add to the selection of "Standards" in the Buildstation. The production numbers are higher, as these figures are meant to stick around for a while.

More pics of the LSA and that renegade Skeleden will be popping up as we head into the weekend!


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