11.27.2013

Mission Details

The photography on this round has been a bear! Due to the special effects in the plastics (neon, metallic and pearlescent), trying to nail the precise color balance proved a bit trickier than usual. As we go further into the spectrum of hues, especially with pearlescent, neon and metallic additives, capturing exactly what these plastics do under different lighting becomes more challenging. The pics seen above are accurate under the lights in the studio, but outside -bathed in the rays of the sun- they can look quite different. Photographing the figures can make your eyes cross, but having fun playing with them makes up for the madness!

All that being said, I'm digging this round of PVC! The actual material has a rich luster, and each color really, really pops.The durometer is slightly harder than earlier waves this year, so you may want to warm the parts up before building as the weather becomes colder.

On to the details! We are confirmed for this Sunday, December 1st at 9:30PM EST!


There will be purchasing limits on select items: 

-Armorvor (3 limit per customer) 

-Travelers/Noboto/???? (4 of each style per customer)  

-Syclodoc (2 limit per customer)



The Ecroyex Initiative

 
Glyan -Ecroyex Standard (Bright Blue/Dark Blue with Red visors and White tampo) $8
Glyan -Ecroyex Reverse (Dark Blue/Bright Blue with Red visors and White tampo) $8
Neo Sincroid -Gendrone Rebellion (Metallic Pearlescent Red with Black visors and White tampos) $8

Deep Space Glyan -Ecroyex Standard (Bright Blue/Dark Blue with Red visors and White tampo) $12
Deep Space Glyan -Ecroyex Reverse (Dark Blue/Bright Blue with Red visors and White tampo) $12
NOTE- Each Deep Space Glyan is made up of one Glyan and one painted Hub Set.

Ecroyex Commander Cynorico Sarvos (Bright Blue/Dark Blue with painted eyes, Dark Blue accents and bonus Phanost head) $8
Ecroyex Dark Traveler Strellevan (Dark Blue/Bright Blue with painted eyes, removable belt and inner/outer scarves) $8
Lost Sincroid Army -Gendrone Rebellion (Metallic Pearlescent Red with painted eyes, removable belt, small scarf and bonus Elder Exellis head) $8
Elder Exellis -Neo Eclipse (Black/White with painted eyes, removable belt and bonus LSA head) $8
Lost Sincroid Army -Neo Empire (White/Black with painted eyes, removable belt, small scraf and bonus Elder Exellis head) $8


???? -$8

Noboto -Gendrone Rebellion (Metallic Pearlescent Red w/ painted eyes, bonus head and White tampos) $8

Buildman -Argen MK VIII Gendrone Rebellion (Metallic Pearlescent Red with Black visors and White tampos) $

Gobon -Gendrone Rebellion (Metallic Pearlescent Red with Black visors and White tampos) $8

Phaseon -Gendrone Rebellion (Metallic Pearlescent Red with Black visors and White tampos) $6

Armorvor  -Gendrone Rebellion Mimic (Metallic Pearlescent Red/Silver Paint with Black visors) $8

Crayboth -Bright Blue $3
Crayboth -Dark Blue $3
Crayboth -Metallic Pearlescent Red $3



Swing Joint Set -Bright Blue $4
Swing Joint Set -Dark Blue $4
Swing Joint Set -Metallic Pearlescent Red $3 -Special Price
 
Hub Set -Bright Blue with Red accent and White tampo $4
Hub Set -Dark Blue with Red accent and White tampo $4
Hub Set -Metallic Pearlescent Red with Black accent and White tampo $4
NOTE- Each Hub Set is sold in a specific Drone configuration.

Axis Joint Set -Bright Blue $4
Axis Joint Set -Dark Blue $4
Axis Joint Set -Metallic Pearlescent Red $4 
 
Phase Arm/Gobon Blaster Single Set -Bright Blue with Red accent $2
Phase Arm/Gobon Blaster Single Set -Dark Blue with Red accent $2
Phase Arm/Gobon Blaster Single Set -Metallic Pearlescent Red with Black accent $2


Syclodoc -Ecroyex Guardian (Dark Blue/Bright Blue with White eye, Red Visor and white tampo- also features Bright Blue chest paint -also includes Armodoc head)-$25



Playing with Micronauts and Adventure People as a kid truly had a profound influence on the direction of my creativity, and being able to come full circle and pay homage to those classic toy lines this year has been something of a personal dream come true. For whatever reason, building with the Metallic Pearlescent Red Phaseons and all the matching accessories has been extra fun, and having Argen back (and finally in red) rounds out the return of these two Gendrones after nearly a year out of full production.

This final color selection for 2013 is about as direct a tribute to the Takara/Mego masterpiece Giant Acroyear as I could muster. It's my hope that some of you find yourselves transported to the golden memories of being a kid when you see these particular colors together again.

This wave has electrified my desire to build and take the figures on new mini adventures in a big way. After an especially tough 2013, I still believe it's important that we take a little time and remember to play once in a while.

With whatever the toy may be.

Thanks for reading this last list of 2013!



18 comments:

  1. Looking great, Sarvos especially!
    Hope you and your family have a great Thanksgiving!

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  2. Wow! These colorways are FANTASTIC! The bright blue/dark blue really reminds me of two of my favorite toys; Starriors Ripsaw and the GI Joe Motor Viper. Matt, you're just pushing all my buttons now ;-)

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    1. Oh, and have a wonderful Thanksgiving! ;-)

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  3. All those Crayboth colors... ack, my soul pains in excitement!

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  4. Oh man, this wave rules! I won't be able to grab as much as I'd like, but I will be purchasing as much of the Gendrone Rebellion as I can! Question, does the new Argen come with a scarf, or is there a special build hidden in there that will include one? Maybe I'm just missing the figure that comes with the regular scarf. I must know!

    I'm a big Iron Man fan, and I'm happy to see some Stealth armor looks here, along with the Silver Centurion Armorvor. Thanks for another great entry, Matt!

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    1. Thanks Michael!

      Argen does come packed with the scarf installed, so the old Gendrone can keep up with all the scarf action going on with everybody else! I have no idea why I like scarves so much, but they just seem to always add just right spice to the mix.

      Iron Man is such a classic, and definitely inspired the Silver Centurion look of the Armorvor.

      I used to read West Coast Avengers when I was younger, and the Vision/Wonder Man stuff combined with the different costumes made for an alternative character design paradise.

      Oh, and they fought Ultron, so that also ruled.

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    2. Ultron! My favorite super villain. West Coast is my favorite branch of Avengers too. I even love old Papa Hank and his wacky size-changing Quinjet.

      Thanks for the clarification, Matt. Have a happy thanksgiving! Now to get back to my potatoes.

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  5. Looks like another awesome drop Matt, can't wait to get my hands on them.

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    1. Thanks Brian!

      Our special secret figure's color for this round has direct ties to the old Rechlen and Aves stuff. The significance of the particular hue might make a Glyos veteran like yourself crack a smile.

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  6. You guys are finishing the year with a bang and a huge one at that.
    Looking forward to this drop.

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  7. Happy Thanksgiving!

    Wow, these colors are outta sight! Can't wait to experiment with some Phaseons, and glad to see that the new Traveler sculpts are making a strong showing!

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    1. Thanks Roy!

      My fellow Phaseon enthusiast! I built some stuff specifically to share with you in an upcoming post. Marc, Ralph and I have been working on some new Phaseon-centric content as well, though it may debut after the launch.

      The red metallic/pearlescent has been my color of choice for building, though the blues make for some fun Glyan super commando builds.

      I'm really excited to see what you design with this new wave!

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  8. Amazing! Looks like another great release. Hope everyone has a happy Thanksgiving!

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    1. Thanks Pete! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family as well!

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  9. Good grief! The photographer's a bear!

    Thanks for another great drop to finish the year!

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  10. These are some rich colorways that really POP!!! Totally diggin' Sarvos, LSA, & Argen's intensity...reminds me of when Gatekeeper & Glyaxia hit!!!

    Happy Thanksgiving to you, Michelle, Cady, & Cirie!!! Lots to give thanks for with such a great family!!! :)

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  11. Oh wow, please tell me that Dark Traveler is going to come with matching Sincroid and Elder Exellis heads!

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

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