Well, whenever we get any kind of illustration or painting of the Glyos characters we get excited, but when we get them from our close friends we are humbled by the original approach and care put into the resulting artwork. These 3 pieces are particularly cool. Good old Chris B. comes back again with a very unique take on Michelle's character Gobon. I personally love the gelatinous looking stomach and fluid feel applied to this chunky gendrone. Chris, we want more! Putting his wares out here for the first time is our good friend and resident left-handed braniac Sanjeev! Sanjeev explained that this guy is an "Anti Pheyden" that brings some much needed cold hearted villainy to the Glyos system. The spell book on the left shoulder is a great touch and the almost royal detailing is very convincing. Sanjeev, I think it's time for that limited edition figure now. Yes, it will be glowie. Rounding out the trio of talent is Josh B. of the famed and exploding CollectionDX.com. Not only does Josh run an addictive and insanely informative website, but he also can throw down when it's time to get drawing. This Callgrim picture has a real confidence to it that I know Jesse Moore( Callgrim's creator) will be proud of. Josh's inking abilities are like a mutant power that he needs to use more often, the results are always superb. All in all, these three artists and their contributions to our ever expanding Glyos System makes us thankful, and me in particular, to be around such unique and talented people that we're also lucky enough to call our friends.
Bio Pheyden had been caught in the crushing claw of the Shadow Villser with no sure escape. Just as time is running out, a mysterious blue Sincroid appears and levels the Shadow Villser with one precise blow, sending Bio Pheyden and his former captor into the hangar wall. The strike proves to be a fatal one for the Shadow Villser, leaving only Bio Pheyden alive. His pride damaged more than his armor, Bio Pheyden gives only a nod to his enigmatic savior, offering nothing more as he passes him by. Somehow, he knows they will meet again...
After the first encounter with the alien absorbing Villser, Pheyden summoned another version of himself that was better suited for combat with these deep space beasts. Enter Bio Pheyden, one of the strongest alternate Pheydens in any known dimension. Wearing a special hardened Flexion Suit, Bio Pheyden actually comes from a world infested with the Villser species. The Shadow Villser is perhaps the most efficient and dangerous form that these beasts can evolve into, capable of hopping through dimension rifts to spread their deadly menace. Bio Pheyden had been tracking a group of them for some time and was more than ready to strike when the first Pheyden contacted him for assistance. However, things took an unexpected turn when Bio Pheyden got into some trouble...
Throughout the history of the Glyos System, strange creatures have been at work shaping its future from behind the scenes. Callgrim and Pheyden operate on a level that few beings ever see or are even aware of. Since Pheyden has many alternate forms and has split into various versions of himself, Callgrim never knows what particular Pheyden he is being approached by. Sometimes it's a peaceful meeting, but most of the time things turn out like this. Thanks to Jesse for another captivating painting that gets the wheels turning. Love that battered Pheyden.
We have been reading Lee's Toy Review for almost all of its 181 issue run. To see a cool review of Pheyden and the boys in the News Flash section of issue #181 makes us feel very lucky. Thanks to the crew at Lee's for the coverage and kind words, it really means a lot to see our guys in Toy Review.
Our friend Josh B. over at CollectionDX.com informed us that he stumbled on a little blurb about us in Clutter magazine issue #11. Michelle is crazy about Clutter and when she found a small picture of Gobon on page 35 she was one very happy robot designer. Thanks to the guys at Triclops Studios, Robotboy and Apeman, for the shout out. Check them out at www.triclopsstudio.com.
It's no secret that I'm crazy about Microman and Micronauts. The echoes of their impact can be heard through almost every project I work on. The Glyos System Series owes much to those amazing toys that paved the way and inspired us to create. Micro Exellis is a big homage to the good old days of Time Travelers battling Antron and Membros over a bowl of Saturday morning cereal while watching Barbapapa. Long live Microman...and Barbapapa too.
Here is another evolution of a Beantown character that we all kind of dig over here, Shark Machine. Marc, Megan, Jesse and I all have a strange affinity for this nefarious bastard of a bean and apparently so do some other weirdos, he's all sold out! Took another crack at bringing a Beantown character into the Glyos System. Shark kinda looks like a cross between Venom and a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle in this pic (at least that's what Marc told me!).
The first test shots of Michelle's Monsters VS Robots character Gobon have finally arrived! These are freakin' heavy little guys. All the parts can be swapped with Pheyden, Exellis and the Crayboth. I want a pile of these robots really bad right about now. Congratulations to Michelle on her first toy! I love this design!
This is something that was a long time coming... It's pretty obvious that the Onell team has a deep appreciation for the arts of the 80s. While there is a slight generation gap between myself and Matt (Matt:ELO as Marc:TMBG ...sorry I suck at analogies), our minds manage to exist on the same plane. We try to play Balloon Fight at least once a week to keep our spirits up. For the past few years I have often incorporated 8 bit art into my work (like this player-thing), but this is really the first time I actually made my own megaman-style animated characters. I guess it took 2 extremely inspiring figures to finally push me to do it. And just as Matt becomes obsessed with things so quickly, like the Eidrallim configurations, I now want to pixelate the entire Glyos System... next mini-boss: Crayboths, bitch.
Here is Chris B's latest take on some Glyos System characters, the Lost Sincroid Army. These are the descendants of Prototype Sincroid Exellis who have dedicated their lives to finding their lost commander. With relentless tenacity, they search for Exellis, determined to complete their ultimate goal of ushering in a New Sincroid Age. Space Trappers Rechlen and Aves have narrowly escaped these hardened soldiers on many an occasion. The Lost Sincroid Army seem to have a particular interest in Aves. Big thanks to Chris for another inspiring illustration! On another note, any interest out there on seeing these guys mass produced?
Chris B sends us another great illustration of Scar Pheyden and Pheyden surrounded by some crazy Eidrallim looking for lunch. That Scar Pheyden looks really cool in this pic, and it's great to see the Eidrallim making their 2D debut. Hey Chris, who's next?
Scar Pheyden has made the jump to actual prototype from his previous custom only existence. These are a few shots of the look that will carry over into hopeful mass production. The back of his head is really chopped up...more pics soon.