7.13.2017

Record Release Party

For anyone in the area, my band Destroy Babylon will play all of our new album tonight in Somerville MA. Spread the word!

7.05.2017

Thank You!!!


Thank you for the great release last week! It's always a gamble when we put a weird spin on something familiar, but the Glyknights generally seemed to click pretty well. It's been in the works for a while to run some production capes, and things luckily fell into place for it to finally happen with this wave. The capes have been designed to accommodate just about any standard Glyos figure, and if you guys dig them, we may offer capes separately down the road.

Glyknights need powerful adversaries, so based on your emails and comments the additional armor on Skeleden is something that you'd like to see again, so we'll be covering those Traveler limbs even more in the future. Skeleden's little Skullboto soldiers took us by surprise, with one of the quickest sellouts that the Noboto mold has seen since its debut in 2013. We'll absolutely be revisiting the Skullboto concept again before the year is over (Halloween is a definite -Ghoulboto).

Based on the performance of this recent sale, detail lined versions of select figures will start to be offered moving forward. The Skeleden Standard MK II DX saw a limited production run and sold fairly well. Let's see how this experiment goes and maybe we can start to open the catalog up a bit more.

On the shipping front, we've been steadily working away to get all the packages out (just Michelle and I on shipping detail this time) and we're close to finished. Only the internationals and orders that came in over the holiday and today remain (but will hit the post later today and first thing tomorrow morning). You've kept us busy and it's very appreciated!

Behind the scenes, we've been buzzing away to finalize something extra special for our 10th anniversary release, which is set to launch at the end of this month. Many years have been spent preparing for this character's arrival, and it's taken a lot of effort for it to truly manifest. Expect some posts about its development and history as we get deeper into July.

Thanks again for welcoming the latest round into the fold! It was a super turnout and we're forever grateful to have the freedom to do this. As always it's 100% because of you!




6.28.2017

6.22.2017

Crossed Swords

Prepare to draw your weapons June 29th, 9:30 PM EDT.

6.18.2017

Bio-Masters: Wave 3

Cosmic Dungeon Master, Pat Bussey, currently has the third wave of his awesome Bio-Mass Monsters available now, over in his updated store.

Inspired by TSR's legendary Advanced Dungeons & Dragons and continuing the fantasy themed month of June across the sister Glyos companies, Pat's latest assortment is loaded with awesome colors and three special "Dark Fortress" builds (one of which even includes a "Contaminated" Hub Set).

Being able to watch Pat's creative process once again has been a blast, as he really does sink a lot of effort into the accompanying illustrations and story elements of his launches to flesh things out. Pat even constructed a scratch built set for his pics! A true passion project, all the way.

Killer work, Pat! Everything about this round is a knockout!


6.07.2017

Bit Figs: Wave 6


The new wave of Bit Figs is available now at the Culture Pirates shop!

Mega Bit Pheyden Cosmic Wave Starcrosser is not only the first to feature special effects plastic and the new belt paint app, but these figures were run in a lower durometer for extra pliability. In hand they have a softer "minifig" feel, similar to the old Japanese Keshi lines. A limited number of unpainted sets are available as well.

Also in store is the debut of Animal Series 2: Marine Bit Figs! Five all-new coastal characters are available now in mystery 5-packs. They'll be floating around vending machines nationwide this summer where you'll have the chance to score a super rare deluxe painted figure!

Rounding things out is the second series of enamel pins, featuring new colors for Iken and Oni. We've also restocked the original glow-in-the-dark Glyos Button Set 1.

As a special thank you to all early supporters, here's a limited time offer:

Enter discount code COSMICWAVE at checkout for 20% off any order $25 and up! Expires this Friday 6/9 at midnight.

Thanks and have fun!


Shark Bit

6.06.2017

Octo Bit

Bit Gull

6.05.2017

Bit Fish

Bit Crab

6.04.2017

Cosmic Summer Waves

Catch the next wave of Bit Figs this Wednesday June 7th @ 9:30 PM ET!

In addition to sparkling new Bit Pheyden sets (painted and unpainted), we'll be debuting the all-new Animal Series 2, hitting vending machines nationwide this summer! Five new characters will be revealed throughout the week, stay tuned!

6.02.2017

Battle Tribes: Wave 7

Some major expansions are happening in the Battle Tribes universe tonight!

Make sure to head over to the Spy Monkey Creations store and check out the awesome new characters that Jeremy, Brian and Matt have brought to life! Special shout out to the talented Pat Bussey for his collaborative work with the SMC crew on these all new designs.

This release marks the first part in the cross-company "fantasy" themed month of June. 

Huge congratulations to the SMC team on a truly great evolution of the Battle Tribes line!

Destroy Babylon - Shapeshifters


Today is the official release of Shapeshifters, the latest full length album from Destroy Babylon!

This is our first DB record in six years, and so much has changed with the band (and the world) since. We expanded into a six piece with the addition of vocalist Kellee Webb, keyboardist Casey Gruttadauria and Rob's brother Sean Carmichael taking over on bass. Rob & Sean are Irish twins, making DB possibly the first band to have TWO sets of twin brothers. I point this out because it truly is something special to be part of a project with such deep connections. The core group has been making music together for 20 years now, yet we still relish in the process of playing and experimenting with sounds. Many of these songs were worked over numerous times before we settled on the final version, and some have been in our live set for years, helping us turn in our tightest batch of tunes to date. Our producer Craig Welsch also had a huge hand in pushing the band forward, and we really embraced our love of post-production effects this time around. Turn the lights low and volume up, this one goes deep!

We've never settled into one genre, and our mission since our first record has been to not only challenge the many oppressive forces of society (see: Babylon), but to also defy conventional labels in our industry. I'm super proud of this one and hope some of you will dig it.  -Marc



Marc and I spend just as much time talking about music as we do games and toys, maybe even more so. The constant flow of great new tunes streaming across the web lends itself to some major discovery sessions, as a seemingly endless array of soundscapes pop up on a daily basis. It goes without saying that we've shared a ton of music over the years.

When it comes to the music that Marc and DB create (and the variety of side projects he and his brother John work on), I'm admittedly a huge and fairly biased fan. There's a certain intangible element to actually knowing the person who is sharing a creative endeavor with you that makes it extra special. It's even better when that shared work is actually amazing.

I've spent many, many late nights in the barn, working until morning light, accompanied only by select music blaring from a small speaker tethered to an ancient wall outlet. Though some might find the experience lonesome, it never feels that way to me. When those tunes are coming from people that you call family, it's hard to feel anything but good, and DB once again makes sure of that.

Marcus and the Music ADD collective are still telling their story for all of us to hear, and Shapeshifters is so worth the listen.  -Matt


5.31.2017

5.22.2017

Thank You!!!

Big thanks for a solid release last week! The trip down primary color lane seemed to resonate fairly well with you guys, and hopefully once everything lands in your hands, the building wheels will really begin turning.

The inspiration for this wave is heavy on the classic Lego Space theme, with a strong mix of 2001: A Space Odyssey swirled in. Though I do believe that 2001 (1968) directly influenced the Lego Space (1978) color selections, 2001 may also have been paying a little homage to Mattel's good old Major Matt Mason (1966) as well. Carrying on the time-honored tradition of primary colored spacemen seemed like a natural choice for space geeks like us. Swapping around the colors from this assortment can produce some neat combos, but we wanted you to discover the variety on your own, keeping in line with the great Lego philosophy.

Looking forward into June, we'll all see some amazing new twists from both Spy Monkey and Bio-Masters that should make the fantasy fans go bonkers. We'll be rounding things out at the end of June with our own fantasy themed wave that bookends a special month of medieval madness!

All packages have hit the post as of this writing save just a few orders. Michelle and I tackled this one alone, hence the later than usual post.

In closing, I wanted to personally address a couple of concerns that I've recently seen posted about the direction of things around here.

Some folks really long for the days of detail lines, Passcodes, comics, release lists and massive waves of vinyl. Those options are very limited now or are no longer feasible, but we have continued to push things in different directions, not just with our own line, but with our sister companies as well. It's easy to forget, but Glyos has been in a state of metamorphosis since its inception, with each year producing a different variation and focus. Gradual, yes, but still changing and growing at a steady pace.

Over the last decade, we've seen some intense shifts in our hobby, and just as much on the business side of things. Running an operation like this and being able to survive depends almost solely on your ability to change and evolve under intense pressure. Obstacles arise weekly, as any small business owner can attest to. Cash flow is always tight, especially if you want to keep vital. Decisions have to be made that you know won't please everybody, but you do what's best for the majority of the ship so the mission can continue.

It's never been my intention to shut people out or exclude opinions. I truly value every piece of advice, and though sometimes painful to hear, each and every criticism. We don't live in a vacuum and never have. Some viewpoints are extremely myopic, others are dead on, but at the end of the day, they are all personal perspectives on something we choose to do and are 100% responsible for. For better or for worse.

There are some fairly major things in the works over here (I'm aware that this always seems to be the case in these posts, but it's not without merit). We have some crossover projects that won't surface until later this year, but they are unlike anything we've explored before. Some of you are going to love it, and some will not at all, but it will definitely open up some exciting new worlds.

I believe it's the nature of survival to leave certain things behind, and we will continue to lose and gain for as long as we are allowed to do this.

It's my hope that you continue to evolve with us, and enjoy the journey for everything that it's been so far. Regardless of whatever has been said and done, I couldn't be more thankful for the last 10 years.



5.17.2017

Encounter on Selogo


Note: Please place only ONE ORDER WITHIN THE FIRST HOUR TONIGHT. We will lift all limits after the first hour. Thanks for your cooperation. Have Fun!

Selogo Guard

Heavy Armored Rig: Selogo Colonist


Astroloc Combo Suit Dual Mode


Traveler Vekurrek


Custom Selogo Crater Base

Paying tribute to the classic crater base sets. Made with Plaster of Paris, plexi, clear gorilla tape and loads of paint.


Selogo Cosmo Buggy Unit


5.11.2017

Colonize

Prepare to colonize on May 17th, 9:30 PM EDT