Banimon blog to check out the latest Troopers to join the ranks! Brilliant blues and radical reds mixed with the glowing greens make for a unique, menacing bunch.
I love playing with the mini-army men that Boris has created, and felt inclined to convert them into the pixel world. It was a fun challenge to keep them in scale with the rest of the lineup. They may weigh in under 20 pixels tall, but these sprites pack a punch, proof of great character design.
Keep up the excellent work, B! -marcus
Boris continues to bring his unique artistic vision into tighter focus with each new release. I've been playing around with this wave for a few weeks and the figures are still on the desk, albeit in various states of beefed up builds.
Banimon is something special, and so is the guy behind it.
Congratulations on another great rollout, Boris! -Matt
From the Banimon blog:
So as the drop date is approaching, the details are slowly unfolding. As far as toys are concerned, we will have two new colorways: the Revolutionary Guard (Red Army Men faction) and Ghost Troopers (Banigoth faction). Colors are blue with red paint and detail lines, and Glow in the dark with Black paint apps and no detail lines. There will also be some brand-new Banimon content detailing the clash of these two elite units in a fierce battle for Planet Havvacor, and a special, limited-edition t-shirt.
The blue that Boris chose for the Revolutionary Guard is really stunning in hand, and pulls off quite a unique look with the red detail lines in place. For the Ghost Troopers he selected a high contrast black for the spray applications, and the effect is extremely crisp and completely ominous -especially once the lights go out!
Our crew is very excited to see what Boris unveils tonight!
Keep cranking B!
Lots of projects that have long been in the works are coming to fruition, and should start to surface over the next few months. Some brand new stuff from us and some brand new stuff from our partner companies. This summer should be pretty wild, at least as far as new Glyos is concerned!
Speaking of new projects, there is something secretly going on with Callgrim that may actually break your brains. Jesse really knows no limits. Be ready for big things.
I recently spent some time playing with Spy Monkey Creation's latest Weaponeers of Monkaa wave and wanted to see if I could put together a convincing Contained Build, using just two complete Weaponeers to make a single character. It is possible to use every single piece, but depending on who you want to represent, a few of the extra heads may be left to the side.
Each time that I build with a Weaponeer, I am really impressed by how big things get with so few parts! It's great having the different aesthetics to choose from, as it pushes the creativity in fresh new directions.
Our friends Jeremy and Brian over at Spy Monkey Creations will be unleashing some brand new Weaponeers of Monkaa action today at 12PM PST! Umbreus looks deadlier than ever in black and red (and makes for a good match with our recent release, and Flaw matches the older Hades Force run).
From Spy Monkey's site:
Figures and accessory packs as featured in the Bloodlust Storyline will go on sale 12 noon PST on Wednesday May 1st at the Spy Monkey Creations Store!
The new products will include:
1. Weaponeers of Monkaa DX Bloodlust Umbreus - $15
This is a deluxe Weaponeer figure featuring additional paint details, a full set of bonus heads, sword and sickle weapon and bonus Vac Metal ABS Accessories! Each figure includes 35 Glyos System Compatible black PVC and silver chrome ABS parts, and a matching trading card.
This standard Weaponeer figure includes a full set of bonus heads and sword and sickle accessories. Each figure includes 31 Glyos System Compatible black PVC parts and a matching Trading Card.
3. Weaponeers of Monkaa DX Obsidian Close Combat Armory - $5
This deluxe Close Combat Armory includes a complete PVC Close Combat Armory in an alternate build plus bonus Vac Metal ABS parts! Each Set includes 17 Glyos System Compatible black PVC and silver chrome ABS parts. Compatible with all Weaponeers of Monkaa actions figures and other 6-7" action figure lines!
4. Weaponeers of Monkaa Obsidian Close Combat Armory - $3
This standard Close Combat Armory ships un-assembled and includes 14 Glyos System Compatible black PVC parts. Compatible with all Weaponeers of Monkaa actions figures and other 6-7" action figure lines!
This new wave really delivers a sinister punch and sets an appropriate tone for Spy Monkey's new fiction, Bloodlust, which further expands the Weaponeers of Monkaa legend. The story features awesome illustrations by the super talented Nate Baertsch!
Have fun today and good luck Jeremy and Brian! We love the new round!
Thanks for being so patient as the orders get processed, we are very grateful to have so much to do.
Even CC jumped into the zone!
The new Swing Joints were ordered in higher numbers to hopefully allow everybody who was interested in them an opportunity to get as many sets as they wanted (as of this writing all three colors are still in stock).
It's our goal to find that special balance between having too much and having too little. Too much and we lose momentum on new assortments, too little and frustration mounts for all of us. In a perfect world we'd have everything from a new release available for literally every person who has an interest, at least for a few days after the initial launch, longer if possible.
The upcoming Buildstation rebirth has me very curious in regard to how everything will turn out. The risk is greater than usual, as the production numbers are much larger across the boards and the funds to cover everything may not be recouped when the new stuff goes live. We all think it's a chance worth taking though, and hopefully you will enjoy having things in the store that you can count on being there for extended periods of time (outside of wheels-ha!).
Marcus, Michelle and I love doing this so much, and that is entirely due to the community that supports each move that we make. When I write these thank you posts, the thought does not end when I finish putting down the words, the thought lasts through every day, and affects every decision that is made here.
When I'm an old man, I'll still be thinking about how grateful I am to each of you, for being the heart of a once goofy little kid's life dream.
Save the images above and use them for mobile wallpaper!
Still on track for 9:30 tonight!
The torture test of capturing all the tiny angles can drive a person a little insane, but the results are always worth it. That being said, the process may have taken at least a few years off of Marc's life. -Matt
These builds were inspired by Megabug Gladiatiors, Sectaurs and of course, Shirow's Tachikoma.
I imagine these critters being sent out by the Reydurran Forces to collect information and explore the Deep Ruins on Planet Reydurra itself. They can also function as personal guardians for when things get dangerous.
Swing Joint diagrams coming up next!
-2 Hub Sets
-2 Phase Arms
-2 Gobon Blasters
-1 Axis Joint Set
-1 Swing Joint Set
The design is a variation of the Quick Suit, with the new Swing Joints mixed in. The backpacks are connected at two points, to increase the stability and bring a tighter feel to the figure. The use of the Swing Joints here is very straight forward, but allows for some expanded poseability and just feels kind of neat in hand.
Building complete, functioning figures from just the accessory sets has been a definite obsession over here!
"Small Crawlers" up next!
On to the details:
The following items are scheduled to be in the store on Friday, April 19th at 9:30PM EST.
There will be purchasing limits on select items:
-Armorvor (2 limit per customer)
-Travelers (3 of each style per customer)
-Syclodoc (2 limit per customer)
The Reydurran Divide
Glyan -Reydurran Engineer Corps (Warm Grey with Black visor and White tampo) $8
Glyan -Reydurran Science Division (Red with Black visor and White tampo) $8
Glyan -Reydurran Operations Unit -Operator Cane (Black with Red visors and White tampo) $8
Deep Space Glyan -Reydurran Science Division (Red with Black visor and White tampo) $12
NOTE- Each Deep Space Glyan is made up of one Glyan and one painted Hub Set.
REC Commander Sannuric Sarvos (Warm Grey/Black with Red eyes and Black spray masks) $8
ROU Traveler Ollereyn Pheyden (Black/Warm Grey with Red eye and Black scarf) $8
Neo Aves Exellis (Red with White eyes and Red scarf) $8
Crayboth -RSD (Red with no paint) $3
Armorvor -Reydurran Mimic (Black with Red visors) $8
Swing Joint Set -Warm Grey $4
Swing Joint Set -Red $4
Swing Joint Set -Black $3 -Special Price
Hub Set -Reydurran Engineer Corps (Warm Grey with Black Visor and White tampo) $4
Hub Set -Reydurran Science Division (Red with Black Visor and White tampo) $4
Hub Set -Reydurran Operations Unit (Black with Red Visor and White tampo) $4
NOTE- Each Hub Set is sold in a specific Drone configuration.
Axis Joint Set -Warm Grey $4
Axis Joint Set -Red $4
Axis Joint Set -Black $4
Phase Arm/Gobon Blaster Single Set -Warm Grey with Black accent $2
Phase Arm/Gobon Blaster Single Set -Red with Black accent $2
Phase Arm/Gobon Blaster Single Set -Black with Red accent $2
Mini Blocker Rig -Reydurran Operations Unit (Black/painted Warm Grey with Red accents and multiple Red/White tampos) $20
Syclodoc -Reydurran Infiltrator (Warm Grey/Dark Warm Grey with Red accents, Black Visor and white tampo- also features some additional chest paint) -$25
There will be a surprise or two on Friday night, just to keep things interesting!
This release will feature the debut of our new Swing Joint Sets, available in three colors. The black will be offered at a special price of $3 USD to help get the ball rolling. Pics of some new Contained Builds incorporating the Swing Joints will be posted up tomorrow.
This Warm Grey color has now taken the number one spot for me as far as greys go. The Cool Grey hues were always my favorite, but after playing and building with the Warm Grey I started to really appreciate the look that using this color delivers. Sort of like the old Lego warmish grey blocks from when we were younger (well most of us), not to mention a ton of other references from toys to movies. I particularly love this grey when mixed with the white from the last drop. Some very Ralph McQuarrie/Joe Johnston Concept Boba looking builds spring from the Warm Grey and White mix.
The bright red pays homage to everything from Fisher Price to the spacesuits in 2001: A Space Odyssey, and of course that old Sincroid we call Aves.
Hope you guys have fun with this round, and see something that makes you smile, especially after yesterday.