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

5.05.2017

Little Bit of News

New release coming this September...

Special one-of-a-kind custom collaboration with my partner in crime, Heidilyn!

We can't wait to hold this lil bit!!

5.02.2017

Kabuto Mushi MK II: Wave 20

Marty "The Speedwalker" Hansen's 20th assortment of his long running Kabuto Mushi MK II is available now, over in the GodBeast Store.

Always pushing the spectrum of color, Marty's eye for crazy PVC combinations continues with his Cosmic Instar selections. The swirls of light really look trapped within the different hues of this wave, and the running theme of shared (and pretty complex thanks to the talented Pat Bussey) tampos rounds out the biomechanical vibe. I'm crazy about the green shown above in particular, mixed with the "crystal smoke" swap!

Another great round featuring a true classic!

4.26.2017

Shoreliner

Old Orchard Beach is still something special, even in hibernation mode.

Just ask the Blow Bros.


4.13.2017

Bio-Masters: Wave 2

A seemingly endless variety of exotic and unpredictable entities dwell within the depths of the ever moving Quallerran Research Vessel Rydine. Under the steady watch of Overseer Elpherios, these incredible creatures are carefully tested and monitored in a focused effort to understand and unlock their true potential.

Through the use of concentrated Rayexx Beams, Elpherios super charges two otherworldly subjects recently obtained near a strange prismatic structure drifting inside the Crethicay Triangle. Only through the use of specialized control implants can the unstable Rayexx Beams be harnessed, usually with extraordinary results.

What secrets do these unique aliens conceal and how can the Rayexx Beams be used to advance the Quallerran mission?  It's Overseer Elpherios' task to find out...


Our friend Pat Bussey has his second official Bio-Masters release set for tonight, April 13th, at 8:30PM Central Time! Both of Pat's new color choices match right up with our recent Rayexx and Neo Nonillia runs, so the building possibilities are ready and waiting.

Great work, Pat! Love that art!


4.12.2017

Playtime

Thanks to the super talented Megan Kelly for the above illustration!

Starting this weekend, some serious playtime is in order for my brother and I. We've been given an opportunity to tour a bit of Europe with our amazing friend Iyeoka, in support of her new album Gold. JBo and I will be on drum and bass duty, along with fellow Destroyer/Macrotone/Viper Andy Bergman on sax, and Kenyan artist Blinky Bill on guitar. The Macrotones recently did a track with Iyeoka which will be available on a split record with Destroy Babylon next week!

For anyone interested, here's her new single, "Who Would Follow", and the song that has taken the world (wide web) by storm, "Simply Falling".

Full tour dates below. ┼×erefe!


Axis Armored Varteryx Skaterriun


4.10.2017

Quallerran Overseer Elpherios

Quallerran Overseer Elpherios was the first of his kind to fuse with Axis Technology, pioneering a special "Evolver" separation method that placed the dark Villser Virus strains into another symbiotic, Axis-born lifeform called an "Axillioid".

Though granted a host of incredible new metamorphic abilities in this "Evolver" state, Elpherios now remains mortally connected to his bonded Axillioid, destined to follow the strange creature's fate, stand or fall. 

4.09.2017

Thank You!!!

Thank you for being part of the "Skate Wars" last week! This wave has a lot of funny connections to a pivotal time back in my youth, so it was extra neat to see that some of you enjoyed the stuff. I still clearly remember scratching out the original drawings for the Skate Wars guys as a kid and wanting to make versions that I could carry around. Thanks to you, that's become a reality.

As always, we continue to shuffle the production numbers, particularly with the crossover editions. Both the Vector Jump and OSM Cyclops runs were boosted up to hopefully meet the demand from folks that were visiting for just those specific figures. As of this writing, only a handful of each remain since popping them up, so it looks like we hit the right combination this time. Special thanks go out to Jesse D, Gary and Mel for letting Pheyden's cousins come over for dinner.

All orders placed since Wednesday night have hit the post, with just a few that came in late yesterday and the international orders left to go out, first thing tomorrow morning. The traffic was higher than usual so we've been hustling hard to keep things moving. Extra special thanks to Megan and her daughter Aeris for assisting with the late shift! It's so great to have a new addition to the family, especially a little peanut like Aeris.

Our next round is set to land in mid-May and should make some of you builders out there smile.

Thanks again from the whole family!


4.05.2017

The Skate Wars


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!

Bumped To Ten

As has been the theme this year, we need just a little extra time to secure everything for tonight's release. We're sorry for the slight delay and hope to see you here at 10 PM, EDT!

 

Vector Jump Skaterriun


Neo Granthan Skaterriun Mimic


Skaterriun Skull Commandos

Emerging from some of the most dangerous and unpredictable trainees ever placed in Glyaxia Command's OTR Programs, the Skaterriun Skull Commandos are a rare breed with a singular purpose. 

After the success of Project Black Skull, Glyaxia Command placed a razor sharp focus on identifying more "advanced" recruits within their various OTR Programs through something called the Marivok Directive. Under the umbrella of this Directive, "scientists" ran strange mental and physical tests to push prospective assets beyond what most could ever withstand. Many soldiers were either driven mad, locked away or simply terminated. However, some subjects managed to escape into the darkness of space, carrying with them secret information that Glyaxia Command would do anything to suppress.

Enter the Skaterriun Skull Commandos. Tasked with eliminating severe threats to Glyaxia Command's control of Glyos from within, the soldiers selected for this duty have all passed the most extreme Marivok Directive tests, conquering the difficult OTR Programs with their extraordinary natural abilities and an inborn willingness to break any rule to survive.

3.30.2017

Laser Case

The Skate Wars begin April 5th, 9:30 PM EDT.

3.28.2017

Battle Tribes: Wave 6

Spy Monkey Creations keeps the Battle Tribes war wagon rolling with their latest assortment, now available over in their store!

The PVC/paint combo on the new Cosmic Guardian Spikesaurian looked great while it waded through the snow melt yesterday, looking for something to club and eat. 

3.25.2017

3.19.2017

Bit Figs Wave 5

Wave 5 of Bit Figs are available now at the Culture Pirates shop! This round takes inspiration from the classic 80s Japanese collectibles, Kinkeshi, known as M.U.S.C.L.E. here in the US. Also in store is the first series of Bit Pins, high quality soft enamel pins! Big thanks to George Gaspar for helping make them happen.

This marks the last colorway for the original production samples of Series 1 vending Bit Figs. As we move further into 2017, Bit Pheyden will continue to appear in various colors and forms, exploring and discovering new creatures within his pixelated universe...

Thank you for your continued support. Have fun!