OSM Variant Concepts Part Two

This page of color OSM variant studies focuses a bit on what the "human" element might look like when using Metamorpho's body as the the core buck. With very little tweaking, a very convincing OSM themed human astronaut can be brought together that could add a fun twist to the line. I would kill to have a plain old futuristic spaceman to go on missions around the house, discovering the crazy OSM characters and acting as the everyman in comparison to Mel's exquisite creatures from beyond. There are some definite opportunities to pay homage to the old classic space toy lines as well. Can you guys pick out any of the more obscure references that the color drawings contain?

The line drawing concepts spotlight Alpha-7 and some ideas of how to maximize that little green Martian. I kind of see Alpha-7 as a renegade who maybe was charged with completing some kind of mission and then goes AWOL when he discovers that his orders will jeopardize innocent lives. It might follow that his commanding officers would send something after him. A twist on the basic figure could be that they send out Beta-5, a mechanical "Retriever", that is basically an OSM style Terminator type character. If Beta-5's head could come apart and act as the components to a little mini Flying Saucer it would add to the customizing potential. Beta-5 could "land" on other mechanical life forms and hijack their bodies (kind of like the TGB crossover Bio Jumper from a few posts ago). The Horsemen's next level sculpting would look crazy in the form of a U.F.O., in any size!

The last few drawings are further explorations of the mini saucer head and some roughs of Octo Urchin and another ugly alien mug!

Some more direct Inferno alternative head designs are also in the mix. Mel and I had gone back and forth about what the other men of Mercury might look like, and these measly line drawings were my contribution to that line of thinking. Check Mel's art out to see the true master at work.

If you guys have any wild ideas of what you would like to see down the line with OSM, please let us know, as everybody involved in this project wants the OSM to deliver a satisfying creative punch that makes all of you excited to be part of it.


  1. I love the Foggy human head, and the concept of the Beta-5 and removable flying saucer head

  2. see? this stuff is killer. i cant get enough of these type of posts. i wish Onell, Mel, and the 4H would come together and do a blog just like this one but only on OSM. as to what i want to see down the line? I really want to see a 3 3/4" Pheyden, the Man from Glyos, introduced into the OSM. Maybe Onell could produce it to coincide with the OSM. he'd have to be in his original robin's egg blue uniform tho. Space Cthulhu from your last post is always going to be win. i cant get enough OSM... bring on more OSM posts.

  3. I just went to Mel's site. An OHPROMATEM must be made. That figure design is sick!!

  4. Nice Pheydenesque hybrids slipping-in there, Matt.

    And I'm all about the Freight and Foggy helmets, although I still secretly hope that one day, we will see a Brain-in-a-Jar from this line. The UFO is a nice touch, but...c'mon!

  5. The real question: when can I start buying these from you? I have money, you should take it.