4.28.2016

Double Trouble

We are moving the new release to tomorrow night (Friday), April 29th at 9:30PM EDT.

PayPal just informed us that they are running some site maintenance and activating new updates/fixes tonight. Our apologies for the last minute shift of plans, but we aren't taking any chances with those guys while they mess around with their system. At least they let us know this time, which most likely saved all of us from a large helping of straight pain.

On the bright side, we can share more new builds with the extra day at our disposal.

Thank you for your patience!

Also, the third PVC color for this round is Crayhunter redorange (which is also one of the main paint accent colors on both the first Esedeth wave and this new one). This hue has really become an all time favorite around here and looks pretty good with almost any color combo, particularly black and warm gray.

More on that later.


Variable Reflex Driver: Treadbuster


4.25.2016

Return to Esedeth

UPDATE: Mobilizing this Friday, April 29th, at 9:30PM EDT.  New reverse recruits will be ready to deploy, supported by returning EMP Soldiers from our first visit to Esedeth back in January.

More pics, builds and information will pop up here as we march towards the release!


4.20.2016

4.15.2016

Kabuto Mushi MK II: Wave 14

Marty "Fortin'" Hansen has a new wave of Kabuto Mushi MK II figures poised and ready to invade your collections tonight, April 15th, at 8PM CST.

The color selections for this assortment feature some PVC colors that date way back to our early days. By combining the different hues found on each Mushi, you'll be able to form Rothan, Halos, Gatekeeper, Gatekeeper Reverse and half the Crayhunter (redorange) versions of the classic Mushi design. Marty swapped the parts around for the final selections and the results are looking good! The pricing is also set up with the builder in mind, landing at only $11 USD. This is a great time to check out the formidable customizing potential hidden inside the Kabuto Mushi MK II design.

Another very cool addition to tonight's sale is the latest Titan Mushi, with a full on Micronauts inspired color combination that should have old school toy fans smiling. The tight paint applications layered over the juicy rotocast orange vinyl turned out awesome. As a huge Micronauts fan, I find these crazy colors hard to resist.

Good luck tonight, Marty! Thank you for keeping us old timer toy fans in mind on this launch!

4.08.2016

Battle Tribes!!!

Jeremy, Brian and Matt over at Spy Monkey Creations are set to release their incredible new fully Glyos compatible fantasy line, Battle Tribes, tonight, April 8th at 9PM EDT in their store.

Watching this line come together behind the scenes has been a true blast, and being able to explore the more savage worlds of sword and sorcery while customizing is mega exciting. I think we've all been waiting for a barbaric expansion like this! SMC has something really special brewing with Battle Tribes, and their plans for the line are already looking bananas.

We think you guys are going to have a ton of fun collecting Battle Tribes as 2016 opens up and more figures start to get out there. These little savages are extremely solid pocket survivors and take to customizing across the range of Glyos compatible lines incredibly well.  

Huge congratulations to our good friends at Spy Monkey Creations on the debut of Battle Tribes! We love this new realm!!!


4.04.2016

Thank You!!!

Huge thanks to everyone who checked out last Thursday night's launch! We've been working hard behind the scenes over here on a few adjustments to our system (tech and stock), and the results seem to have worked out positively. Orders have been shipping out since Friday and continue to hit the post.

After the PayPal issues in February, we were all a little jumpy going into the recent wave, even with PayPal's word that everything would operate without any issues. We were particularly anxious because we had increased the production numbers on the Rift Pioneers wave, so another burnout would have really banged us up. Thankfully, all the back end fail-safes held in place, and coupled with an increased stock to meet the higher traffic, we saw smooth sailing throughout the night. Just about everybody was able to grab what they were after, with just a few exceptions.

In general, we try to set the majority of the years releases up to follow a subtle general theme. For example, 2014 brought a lot of older factions and characters back into the mix , while 2015 mainly followed Argen and the Gendrones and their trials and tribulations, featuring lots of metallic PVC along the way. With this thematic approach in mind, 2016 has been designed to explore more unorthodox choices, drawing from our early years of unique and odd colors mixed in with a healthy shot of Real Type action. Some of the launches will have a lot of story content, while others will be more of a visual presentation with less elaboration on character specifics. Though some of the choices may seem bizarre as the year moves on, the connections should become clearer as we get closer to 2017. We really want you to feel like you're getting something extra special with these new waves.

The colors for this round were selected as a direct follow up to the February assortment, pushing further into the strange sci-fi vibes that the special effects PVC and paint can bring out. The metallic pearlescent green used on the new Varteryx Keytrius figure is a personal favorite (I love green), and the Neo Nonillia sparkle hasn't left the desk since the samples first rolled in (it was also the leader of the pack during the sale). Of course, the muted Type Zero is the one that's been in my pocket the most, configured in a half armored Pheyden form. The Exiles added to their ranks with a color combination that pays tribute to a brick-born alien assault. Can you guess the homage?

Our goal, more than ever, is to keep things interesting and fun, and some of these oddball moves and production runs are our path to staying excited and alive after all these years in production. New projects of various sizes are on the horizon, and a couple of them are definitely not what you might expect. Our partner Glyos makers have also been very busy, and have incredible new worlds to show you.

Special thanks go out to Megan and Pj for their powerhouse packing powers. The orders get out the door faster only because of their teamwork. Michelle, Marcus and I are beyond lucky to have those two backing us up.
 
Also, big thanks to my mentor Ron Daley, who shared his never ending creativity in assisting with building the background that the pics were all taken on. More details on that project coming up this week.

We're ready to share even more with you this year, and our family is forever grateful for the chance to do so. Thank you for continuing to explore with us.

3.31.2016

Rift Pioneers


The new store is live!


Please place only ONE ORDER WITHIN THE FIRST HOUR TONIGHT, and be sure your Paypal cart is empty before you begin. Please note all Glyarmor sets are limited to ONE PER ORDER. We will lift all limits after the first hour. Thanks for your cooperation. Have Fun!


Armorvor Neo Nonillia Mimic


Bit Rippers


Glyclops Neo Nonillia


Armorvor Keytrius Mimic


3.28.2016

Shuffle and Switch

Some hiccups over here have shuffled the release this week to a tentative date of Thursday, March 31st, at 9:30PM EDT. Hopefully PayPal will behave and this wave will not turn what's left of my hair an extra shade of white.

Many elements in this new assortment thematically follow up the February 2016 launch, serving as a little sequel in the style department.

The Armodoc also makes its return (in the slightly pearlescent orange vinyl with metallic paint shown above) and includes a matching Syclodoc head, so you can swap the noggins around for a different look.

Just about everything in this little round will be revealed before we go live.

Should be a fun week!


3.27.2016

Happy Easter!


Hatched from the Digifarm


3.22.2016

Family Night


Cady and CC both hit the drawing pads this time, each producing another round of our familiar aliens in action! It was the best watching the girls work on their stuff together, stealing my markers and pens throughout the process (their dad was also in drawing mode).

The particular versions shown in the images above will be surfacing early next week -that is of course if the kids don't swipe them all first. I've never seen the girls so excited by the colors on the figures before. Usually Glyos ends up losing out to the Zelfs, Shopkins and Barbies that populate the play areas around here.

I guess those Zelfs are pretty good.

Thank you for the awesome artwork, Bubba and Bays! 

3.20.2016

Cady's Glyclops

When Cady first saw the clear orange with sparkles Glyclops, she was pretty excited. It wasn't more than a few hours after she spied the figure that she produced the drawing shown above.

As Cady speeds through her youth, it's little points like receiving a piece of artwork from her that slows the process, even for just for a moment.


3.12.2016

Spaced Out Design: Mecha Treeborgs

Extended family member and 3D printing machine, Pj Bartlett of Spaced Out Design, will have a brand new round of homegrown figures available tonight, March 12th, at 9PM EST.

The amount of work that Pj pours into each one of these 3D printed figures is pretty crazy. Just about every time we talk he's busy either printing, cleaning, vapor bathing or painting one of his mechanical marvels. Based on what I've seen, the work that goes into creating just one fully poseable 3D printed figure is far beyond the tortures that can come with silicone mold making and resin casting (speaking from direct experience). The end results are absolutely worth it though, as you can actually play with the final piece and even fully customize it (which I got to do with the figure shown above). The resolution is still coming together with the available tech, but I would challenge any action figure collector not to crack a smile when handling one of these little guys.

Between the work Pj, Sanjeev, Ben and David are all doing with 3D printing, the future is looking better than ever for homegrown projects. These guys are all moving in incredible directions.

Well done on another excellent assortment, Pj! It's been a privilege watching you push your limits and seeing you build so many unique figures over the years. This is one of your best runs yet.

3.07.2016

Knights of the Slice: Stealth Phasing Mode

Toy Pizza mastermind and Knights of the Slice creator, Jesse DeStasio, is offering for a limited time a Clear Colorless Stealth "Phasing Mode" Knight of the Slice over at the Toy Pizza Shop for a specially priced $10 USD.

This version matches up with our current Buildstation selection and also follows the tradition of a reduced price on select clear colorless runs to allow for more building and customizing options. Standing at roughly 4" tall, the Knight design works quite well as a larger humanoid base body for building, particularly with the Axis, Swing, Phase Arm and Hub accessory sets.

Jesse also has some limited edition, one of a kind customized Series 3 "Goldbag" Knights available for preorder as well in the Toy Pizza Shop. These special versions explore a wide range of painting techniques that are applied directly by Jesse (a long time toy customizer) himself. Very unique, and a great window into Jesse's creative vision and style.

If you are looking to find the main release for the Knights of the Slice figures, be sure to check out the full assortment of blind bagged figures available over at Hastings, both online and in their actual stores.

When I first met Jesse, I was walking around SDCC in 2004 with a backpack full of Microshow books and custom figures (the very same event where I met Spy Monkey's awesome Jeremy Sung!). We clicked right away and have been friends ever since that first meeting.

I've personally had lot of fun finally working on a full production figure together after all these years, and it's hard not to crack a smile each time I look at the toy shelf/pile and see those weirdo Knights staring back at me.

Now, we need to make Rex.

Looking forward to the next stage, Jesse!


3.06.2016

Zullbeast Psychozor

New vinyl maker and painting mega talent, Mike MZ, has an all new version of his menacing Zullbeast available right now over in his store. Featuring a brand new head sculpt and produced in fully Glyos compatible purple rotocast vinyl, the nearly 7-inch tall Zullbeast Psychozor is one sinister looking creature from the Void!

Congratulations on the new addition to the family, Mike!

3.04.2016

Double Thank You!!!

After some major dodging and weaving behind the scenes, we have made it through the recent strangeness of the late double February release in one piece. PayPal can be like a labyrinth even on the best of days, so when things take a turn it can really drive you bonkers to find a way out of the mess. Sitting in front of a supposedly automated inventory system on a computer screen with a "double check" tally sheet in your lap and a pen in your hand is almost laughable from an outside perspective.

Almost.

Huge thanks to each of you for sticking with us while we sorted out the logistics and inventory issues.

A double helping of gratitude as well for all the feedback regarding the potential second edition of the Varteryx Gotherrus figure. Based on the response, we've decided to greenlight another limited production run. Expect to see the armored avian return some time in the late Spring.

Our next wave is on track for the end of this month, and features a few color combinations with ties to the old days. Should be fun as long as PayPal holds up!

Thanks again from Michelle, Marcus and I for everything.

2.24.2016

February 2016 Release UPDATE


*2/29 UPDATE: The store has been updated with the remaining items from last week's sale (refresh onelldesign.com/store). Please note there are very limited quantities of certain items. Thanks again for your support and patience.

We had some issues with our old friend PayPal last night, causing the inventory control to experience a meltdown, supposedly due to extra high traffic.  

This resulted in the Varteryx Gotherrus being slightly oversold. 

Those that ordered right before the store was closed will be receiving a direct refund on that particular figure, but the rest of your order will still remain intact and ship WITHOUT the Varteryx Gotherrus.  We will notify you directly if you are receiving a refund on this figure. Please let us contact you.

All other orders from last night have already been processed and are being prepared for shipping. Packages will start hitting the post this Friday morning.

Michelle and I burned the midnight oil last night to nail down the actual numbers, so there would be no extended delays in getting all the orders out. We are shooting to reopen the store by next Monday, after we follow up with PayPal and get the back end secured.

Due to previous problems with PayPal, we have a series of internal controls that we use for every release. These controls (paper, pen and math) remain completely outside of the PayPal system. It is through these countermeasures that we have been able to spot inventory discrepancies before they spiral out of control (like the "Paypocalypse" of June 2013). The last PayPal inventory issue occurred in July 2015 during our 8th anniversary wave. Our monitoring of the system back then caught things before they went nuts, but we did oversell one figure during that round as well.

We'll keep you guys updated on everything as we move along.  Also, we're discussing potentially running another round of the Varteryx Gotherrus, so feel free to leave your input in the comments section below and we'll see what the interest level is.

Sincere thanks from Michelle, Marc and I for your patience and understanding as we square everything away. We truly apologize for the difficulties that some of you experienced last night and 100% share in your justified frustration. The team is working on all cylinders to rectify the situation.

Not many folks can break PayPal, especially three separate times. You guys are still a real force to be reckoned with, even after nearly 9 years.


2.23.2016

Call of the Varteryx


 *UPDATE*

We are looking into an unfortunate PayPal inventory issue.
The store will remain closed for the time being.
Thank you guys for such a strong response,
sorry for the inconvenience!


Please place only ONE ORDER WITHIN THE FIRST HOUR TONIGHT, and be sure your Paypal cart is empty before you begin. Please note all Glyarmor sets are limited to ONE PER ORDER. We will lift all limits after the first hour. Thanks for your cooperation. Have Fun!

Crayboth Pyrotellica


Varteryx Sunstorm


Neo Granthan Sunstorm Mimic


Varteryx Pyrotellica


2.22.2016

2.21.2016

Sight Unseen

A small round of new stuff will be appearing in the store this Tuesday, February 23rd at 9:30PM EST. 

There are definitely some obscure homages on deck for this wave!

2.19.2016

2.18.2016

2.17.2016