1.27.2015

Thank You!!!

Thank you for a great start to 2015! It was awesome seeing some old names come up in the mix during the launch.

I will attempt to keep this brief (right), as we are currently in the middle of a historic blizzard up here in New England and my shoveling/plowing duties are in overdrive.

The debut of the new production Neo Granthan head is something that has been in the works for about a year (like many of the projects here as of late). Finally being able to handle a full production piece, as well as spend some time looking at it through the camera lens has been a strange experience, mainly because this small addition to the ranks has a pretty deep significance within the development of Glyos. I have been drawing and working on the stories for the Granthans since way back in the early days of Rechlen and Aves, and the location of the planet Granthan has been a pivotal story point for many of the events that have transpired in our long running loose narrative (check out the Passcode section to your right).

The LSA battled Govurom there.

Govurom was defeated by Infiltrator Argen there.

Argen was freed by Pheyden there.

The Armodocs were created by Viyer there.

The Massacre on Granthan occurred there.

Agent Nemica became Hades there.

As the stories came together over the years, Marc, Jesse and I talked about eventually spotlighting the inhabitants of planet Granthan, and their role in the larger scheme of things. This was further explored when Marty and I collaborated on the first version of the Granthan head, which Marty sculpted, cast and still offers through his site.

These twists and turns have all arrived at the Neo Granthan version of the Armorvor. I'll expound on the reasoning for the updated look, partial head armor (fires a "Primal Ray") and color choices later, but each aspect has specific thought put behind the final appearance.

I hope that when these new figures land in your hands they spark the imagination and make you smile.

Now, I'm off to shovel.

Again.

Shipping updates will pop up as we dig out of this Snowzone throughout the week!


1.24.2015

Mission Details

We have been experiencing some fun internet issues for the last few days, which have finally been half conquered here in the early hours of Saturday morning. Sorry for the extra delay in popping up the list.

All the new stuff has arrived, been processed and is ready to go! There will be a few surprises, and the new addition to the Armorvor family will finally be revealed. It seems surreal to see the new head in full production after wrestling with it for such a solid stack of months. I hope you guys dig the new spin on things when you see it.

A Metran Blue assortment has been cooking in the background since late last year, and carries on the Real Type color continuity from our recent waves. The PVC in hand is slightly subdued (like a faded cobalt blue), yet still displays a rich hue under the light. Paired with the Cool Gray 7C, there is definitely another Gundam vibe coming through the mix.  

We are still on track for this Sunday, January 25th at 9:30PM EST, pending the ferocity of the impending winter storm that's rolling in later today. Hopefully we should be good.

On to the list!


Metran Security Command


Glyan -MSC Standard (Metran Blue with Black visors and White tampo) $8

Commander Rasenyker Sarvos (Metran Blue with painted eyes/ Gray accents and White tampo w/ Blue Phanost head) $9

MSC Extra Set (Metran Blue with painted eyes Pheyden head and Scar Pheyden head/ Gray accented Traveler chest/ Traveler pelvis/ scarf) $4

Axis Buildman Argen MK XIV (Clear Purple/ Metallic Silver accents/ select Black detail lines and White tampos) $12
NOTE- INCLUDES 1 COMPLETE BUILDMAN, 1 COMPLETE AXIS JOINT SET, 1 NEW TWO PART HEAD AND 1 SCARF

Crayboth Marauder MK II $4
Crayboth Cosmic Wave $4

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Swing Joint Set -Metran Blue $4
Swing Joint Set -Clear Purple $4

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

Axis Joint Set -Metran Blue $4
Axis Joint Set -Clear Purple $4 
Axis Joint Set -Black (Restock) $4 

Phase Arm/Gobon Blaster Single Set -Metran Blue with Black accent $2
Phase Arm/Gobon Blaster Single Set -Clear Purple with Silver accent and select detail lines $2

Super Crayboth -Marauder Pod Leader (Reddish Brown Vinyl/ Purple paint/ Dark Purple accents) $25


Thank you for looking over the first list of 2015!


1.18.2015

Redlaw Effect

We are on track for a new release next Sunday, January 25th, at 9:30PM EST.  Among the items popping in the store will be the Redlaw Argen shown above, as well as a decent assortment of building accessories, some Crayboth and just maybe the return of that stubborn Armorvor.

More details and pics coming this week!

1.14.2015

Villaxorian Form

I imagine these mutations are born from the trace elements of the Villser Virus that dwell deep within all Axis Technology. Under certain conditions, strange changes begin to occur, overriding the control mechanisms that keep Axis based upgrades in check. The resulting configurations echo the ancient form of the original Villser, albeit in an extremely diminished (though still dangerous) state.

The Villaxorian shown above is a contained build consisting of 6 complete Axis Joint Sets. By moving the limbs around, you can modify the look in a number of ways, one being a compressed "Crawler" that has a pretty creepy appearance (reminiscent of an Alien Facehugger).

1.10.2015

1.02.2015

Action Figures Not included

Our great friend and multitasking genius, Phil Reed, is in the final hours of his latest Kickstarter book project Action Figures Not Included, which serves as the companion piece to his recent Each Sold Separately.

Phil's latest endeavors are extremely relevant to the current position of the toy industry, and delve into the core concepts that resulted in our present state of plastic affairs.

Perhaps in a rare moment of insanity, Phil has asked me to write the foreword to his new book, so maybe just squint your eyes when you read that part.

Thank you Phil!

Happy New Year!

One day late!

Some fun things are in store for 2015 that we hope you all enjoy!

12.25.2014

Official Glyos Database

This is something that has been in the works for the last several years, and we're thrilled to finally open it's digital doors. The Official Glyos Database is a new immersive site showcasing the various items we've produced since 2007. For the first time ever, the entire archive can be filtered by tags like Pheyden, Sarvos, Crayboth, and descriptive labels such as metallics, GITD, and vinyl. Dynamic gallery views also add to the fun of exploring the online Glyos System.

Many of the photos are direct from the original archive and store pages, but larger and alternate shots will be worked in through time. We also plan to add more accessories, bonus items and oddball images that have for the most part remained unseen or buried in the depths of blogger.

There are a few very special additions to the OGDB as well, including the official Production Wave list. Hard to imagine that in 7 years we've done 40+ releases containing over 600 unique figures, not counting accessories and customs! The first few years were a bit tricky to properly organize in this manner... back when we just added things to the store at a more random pace!

Another new addition is the Custom Corps 1.4 gallery - The Renegades are ready for close-up action!

This may very well be a work in progress for all of Glyternity, but we feel it's at a point where we can enjoy it for what it is- a fun way to explore and reminisce. For me, this site serves as a nice reference tool and a fun way to reflect when nostalgia strikes. We'd love to hear what you guys think and hope you enjoy the OGDB!  -Marc


Merry Christmas 2014!

Merry Christmas from the whole family over here at Onell!

No matter what you celebrate, we hope you had a great day!

Check in a little later for a special treat!

12.24.2014

Glyoforms: Glyaxia

Another Glyoforms set joins the ranks in the form of Glyaxia! Cosmic hi-fives to all, and to all a Merry Christmas!


12.19.2014

Goldlander

Ni brings a strong year for his Outlander to a close tonight, December 19th, at 8PM EST over in his store, with some brand new colors and very cool one of a kind customs.

Congratulations on a great year, Ni! It's an excellent time to be a fan of the 481 Universe!

12.14.2014

Kabuto Mushi MK II: Wave Six

Almost one entire year of Kabuto Mushi MK II has passed, and to celebrate, Marty "Totino Bold" Hansen will be rolling out his final wave of 2014 in his store tonight, December 14th, at 8PM CST!

Consisting of some fun color selections that pay tribute to classic Japanese characters, Marty's new assortment has a little something for everyone. Of note is the first time production of a brand new metallic emerald green (Kamen Rider Green) that really pops in hand, as well as a metallic light blue (Bio Boosted!) that matches very closely to the Gendrone Legion figures we produced back in December 2012. If you like Transformers, you're also covered, as a very cool Insecticons homage is also in the mix.

Lots of consideration and effort were put into the selection process of these new Deluxe figures, really broadening the spectrum of what Kabuto Mushi can become. It's pretty neat that 2014 opened up with a green Mushi and now closes with a fresh take on Marty's favorite color, evolved and ready to journey into 2015.

Congratulations on the success of year one, Marty! The whole Onell family has enjoyed watching Mushi grow, and I personally can't wait to see where you take things in 2015.

Long live Totino! Stay Bold!


12.12.2014

Glyoforms: Build-a-Gendrone

The latest addition to Glyoforms is here: Build-a-Gendrone! This page has a mound of pixel parts to assemble your own Glyos 'drones large or small. We plan to do more sprite sets like this as well, pushing the digital building aspect into weirder territory.

You will also notice a minor revamp of the layout on all Glyoforms sets. With this new setup, each sprite is laid out along the top, and every piece can be duplicated to your hearts content. Each image created will become the top layer, so try designing your background first and work your way to the foreground. Thanks to our good friend Cappy for the help with the revised code!

12.11.2014

Mercenary Alert

Emerging after just over a year spent in the shadows, Callgrim has returned right in time to menace your holidays!

Featuring a few updated versions of some classic Callgrim color combinations, as well as a couple new hues, Jesse has a batch of great stuff for fans of the Skullface both new and old alike.

Good to have you back, Gimli!


12.09.2014

Toy Break and the Dunder Chief



Last month when we were out visiting George and Ayleen, we ended up on the famous Toy Break couch, and then proceeded to go headlong into a mind bomb tangent attack that I will now apologize for in advance (ha!).

Huge thanks to the dynamic duo of October Toys for enduring the verbal hurricane that landed in their fantastic home right before DCon.

BIG BOOTS.


12.08.2014

Shipping Update

Everything except a few orders placed over the weekend has shipped out! Thanks once again to all of you for the great turnout last week, we had fun boxing up your stuff.

Special thanks to Megan and Pj for their incredible dedication to spending time packing in the barn, especially after already working their full day jobs before rolling in! I'd be in a cardboard tomb without them. 

We hope you have fun when the stuff starts arriving!


12.02.2014

Revenge of SUCKLE!


Our friend (and well known fiend), The Sucklord, is now entering the final days of his Revenge of SUCKLE Kickstarter, and the Suckteam has just announced something close to home within their new stretch goals- a mini Glyos Sucklord! Like all the previously revealed SUCKLE figures, this little menace was sculpted by the modern master of mini figure manipulations, George Gaspar!

In honor of this Tiny Traveler, check out the all new SUCKLE Glyoforms set (see the post below for more info on our interactive virtual "colorforms"). If you've always dreamed of designing a wrestling ring that pits scumbag aliens against the likes of a walking toilet paper roll, you've come to the right place.

Good luck Mr. Lord!

Glyoforms 3.0

For those that have been around since the early days of Glyos, you may remember a small flash app we made called Glyoforms. This was our ode to Classic Colorforms play sets, and another way to explore and customize the pixelated cannon of Glyos characters.

Glyoforms has been completely rebuilt using html and javascript (no flash), meaning it can be accessed on any device. This is a working model, but we want to give you guys a chance to play around while we test it out. A few tips before diving in:

-All sprites default to the upper left of the screen.
-On mobile devices, grab the TOP LEFT of a sprite to move it.
-Press the top center buttons to mix background colors and tiles.
-To save an image, take a screen shot. Create wallpapers and get creative!

There are a few sets available now from the master list, including Volkriun Space Force and the Rig Crew.  A handful of new pages are on deck, along with a few crossover surprises. Please comment here with any suggestions and feedback. Have fun!


Thank You!!!

Thank you for making the last release of 2014 a positive one! The activity during Sunday night was steady and we had a few items move at some old school speeds, particularly the new Redlaw Phanost. It was a bit of a strange figure to roll out, so the good response goes a long way towards making more production clear/paint mixes available in 2015. What clear colors would you be interested in seeing return? We have a couple clears on deck, but we're always looking for your thoughts on this stuff!

Marcus and I will be popping some posts up reflecting a bit on 2014 as the month passes, as well as sharing a few things that have been in the works for a couple of years. Hopefully you will enjoy a few of these virtual odysseys that have been long in the making.

Thanks once again to each of you for being part of Glyos. This project doesn't belong to any one individual, it belongs to all of us.

11.30.2014

Volkriun Space Force


The new store is live!
Refresh: onelldesign.com/store

Have fun!

11.27.2014

Mission Details

We are currently getting blasted by a mega slushy winter storm, so being in front of the computer in between plowing duties is a welcome respite! It truly looks like a Slurpee cloud has parked over our town and decided to drown all lifeforms with a liqui-freeze vengeance. At least the girls and I have been able to raid all of Michelle's cakes for tomorrow.

This final release for 2014 has been in the works since the beginning of the year, completing the series of return visits to some of our older assortments. The previous Pappysoup Volkriun selections each hold a special place with us over here, especially the 2012 5th Anniversary round. We generated a lot of crazy content internally and with our longtime collaborators for that big wave, capped off by the introduction of the first production Armorvor. I had hoped to have the new Armorvor head ready to accompany this Volkriun Space Force crew, but Captain Ruger and the green machines will have to wait just a little longer to discover what new activities the Armorvors are involved in.

To spice things up Argen has returned from a little Gendrone walkabout along with his cohort, Enyriun, this time with both of them sporting an "Ultra" metallic pearlescent gold look including full detail lines. This matches right up with the recent Sectivorus Supreme Kabuto Mushi by the Godbeast himself, Marty "Totinos" Hansen.

Something a little different, as far as paint applications go, is also in the mix for Sunday, materializing in the form of a special Redlaw Phanost. Shot in clear purple (Henshin inspired), this particular Phanost has painted metallic silver accents, and then a black detail line around all those silver areas as well as the lower portions under his eyes. The idea was to create the effect of the silver armor almost floating on the clear purple parts, and the end result is something that I've only ever tried with custom stuff. The included Sarvos and Scar Pheyden heads looks pretty sharp with this added effect as well.

The final part of this equation comes in the form of an Alcray themed Super Crayboth Pod. The familiar hues of light orange, pink and purple are all back, and for the first time a Reverse Alcray (Standard) has been produced.

Gah! Even when I try to keep it short I end up making a mini mountain! That being said, everything is in hand and ready to go.

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

On to the list!


Volkriun Space Force


Glyan -VSF Standard Captain Ruger (Green/Gray with Black visors and White tampo) $8
Glyan -VSF Reverse (Gray/Green with Black visors and White tampo) $8

Commander Morveken Sarvos (Green with painted eyes/ Gray accents and White tampo w/ Green Phanost head, Green Scar Pheyden head and Gray scarf) $9
Redlaw Phanost (Clear Purple/ Metallic Silver accents/ select Black detail lines with matching Sarvos and Scar Pheyden heads) $10

VSF Extra Set (Green with painted eyes Pheyden head/ Traveler chest/ Traveler pelvis/scarf) $4
Redlaw Extra Set (Clear Purple/ Metallic Silver accents/ select Black detail lines Pheyden head/ Traveler chest/ Traveler pelvis) $4

Axis Buildman Argen MK XIII  (Metallic Pearlescent Gold/ Dark Brown detail lines w/ Red visors and White tampos) $14
NOTE- INCLUDES 1 COMPLETE BUILDMAN, 1 COMPLETE AXIS JOINT SET, 1 NEW TWO PART HEAD AND 1 SCARF

Advanced Phaseon Enyriun MK III  (Metallic Pearlescent Gold/ Dark Brown detail lines w/ Red visors and White tampos) $11
NOTE- Each Advanced Phaseon is made up of one Phaseon and one painted Hub Set

Crayboth Alcray Standard $4
Crayboth Alcray Reverse $4

Swing Joint Set -Green $4
Swing Joint Set -Gray $4
Swing Joint Set -Metallic Pearlescent Gold/ Dark Brown detail lines $4

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

Axis Joint Set -Green $4
Axis Joint Set -Gray $4 

Phase Arm/Gobon Blaster Single Set -Green with Black accent $2
Phase Arm/Gobon Blaster Single Set -Gray with Black accent $2
Phase Arm/Gobon Blaster Single Set -Metallic Pearlescent Gold/ Dark Brown detail lines with Red accent $2

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

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

Core Block -VSF (Green 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) -VSF (Green Vinyl/ Gray Paint with Black accents and White tampo prints) $12


Thank you for checking out the new round!


11.26.2014

New Assignment

We have something prepared for this Sunday, November 30th at 9:30PM EST to complete our releases for 2014. Task Force Volkriun will be returning, this time in the form of the Volkriun Space Force (featuring a new shade of green from the same Pappysoup inspired color family as the original 2012 assortment). This wave will also see an expansion of the PMS Cool Gray 7C PVC across all the Accessory Set selections, allowing some direct backwards compatibility with the last Tracker, Rig Crew and Crayhunter waves (it's a good compliment to Glyaxia as well).

We wanted to close out the year with a little variety, so green and gray (Gundam MSV props) are not the only colors on deck.

One important point of interest is that the new Armorvor head is still in the retooling stage, as getting the mold just right has been one of the more challenging things I've personally rumbled with since we started full production. What this means is that there will be no new Armorvors until the mold modifications are nailed down completely. Currently, the earliest planned release is for late January 2015, with our first assortment of the new year. It seems that the old wolf head was not very pleased with our decision to replace its furry noggin. I have been documenting the entire process, and as promised in earlier posts, I would like to share the high strangeness that has been this project with all of you as we roll into December. Hopefully when you see this new head, the wait will have been worth it.

More pics and the list will be popping up soon!

11.20.2014

DCon 2014 Image Dump 5