I don't think it's possible to get enough of Jesse Moore's artwork. This guy is a freak of nature in his ability to crank out exciting, kinetic and original stuff on a regular basis. This new illustration shows some of the crazy characters lurking around the corner for the New Year. For some reason I'm crazy about the Frontier Pheyden's colors (white, orange and brown) and this piece just pushes that feeling further along. Amazing work Jesse, you keep outdoing yourself!
After about one month of revisions and refinements, the Phase Arm attachment is ready to go into production. This little arm blaster looks pretty standard at first glance, but it has got a few twists up its mechanical sleeve. By rearranging the three part assembly in different configurations in combination with Pheyden or Exellis you can modify and customize like crazy. With enough Phase Arms a wide variety of stand alone drones and mechanical forms can be created. Pheyden can become armored up and taller and wider. These little buggers will start coming with all the figures as soon as they are finished in production and get here. There is also a Gobon Blaster in the works that is compatible with the Phase Arm and everything else. Accessory time is here.
Starting at the end of December some new versions of the boys will start to show up. The first two are Frontier Pheyden and Cyber Ghost Exellis. For the next three months and into Toy Fair New York we will release a new version of Pheyden and Exellis per month. Gobon and the Crayboth are cooking and special preview editions will be available mid-end of January. The packaged full runs will drop at the end of February/ beginning of March. Some surprises are also in the works. 2008 will be a very active year for new product and fun promotions. Oh yeah, maybe a Sky Deviler will visit the Glyos System next month....
Gobon must be getting lonely without his partner in crime, Noboto. Michelle has developed a whole world for her characters to live in and it's spilling out into ours more and more. This monster hunting mini Sincroid is getting set for a trip overseas to get cloned and we aim to have Noboto ready for SDCC 08. Monsters must be lurking around here somewhere...
Our friends over at CollectionDX.com have put up a poll for best toy under $10 in 2007. We were surprised that our little guy made it on there... and would love to come in 3rd place (because the Transformers Nation is just to powerful to overcome). If you get a chance, hop on over and check out Collection DX, throw a vote in for Pheyden (or the less loved Exellis), then check out all the insane coverage of toys we have to get. By the way, awesome review on that Garland, Atom... we need that thing now.
Last Friday night Jesse was down and I showed him how Phanost was coming along. He eyeballed it, fooled around with the figure and then did this in about 2 hours. Thanks again Jesse for more amazing artwork and for helping to define this new anti-hero. We need to see Phanost battling some Voss next!
Alternate Pheydens exist in many different dimensions and throughout time in the Glyos System and beyond. As each version of Pheyden evolves and changes, so does each ones appearance and personality. Sometimes these variations decide to change not just how they look but also their names. Phanost is one such Pheyden. Perhaps almost as legendary as the original Pheyden himself, Phanost is a mystery to all who encounter him. Though the name Phanost is well known across the dimensions and time streams of Glyos, Phanost's mission and purpose are difficult to understand. The First Pheyden has worked with, and against Phanost and sees a vastly different piece of himself when he looks into this reflection of his own eyes. Some say that Phanost wants to deny his legacy, to sever the connection with his cosmic brothers and create his own destiny. One thing is for certain, as Phanost continues to change, the reason for his existence will become clear to all beings in the Glyos System, especially Pheyden.
After nearly being destroyed by a renegade Villser, Bio Pheyden begins to lose control of his form, strangely mutating into hybrid creature. Somehow the wounds inflicted by the Villser infect Bio Pheyden's system, causing a unique transformation into an advanced, all new lifeform. This new specimen's first act is to create two smaller clones to do it's bidding . Is there any part of Bio Pheyden's mind left in this beast? Is this the true power of the Villser, to corrupt all living things? A Pheyden from a deadly dimension may hold the answers...