You'll notice that the prices on the majority of the special painted figures are higher than usual, which is due to the extensive spray masks combined with full detail lines (and in some cases additional paint washes/ wipes on the Skeledens armor parts and possibly something else).
In general, the larger price tags shy us away from running assortments like this anniversary selection, as the risks run much higher all across the charts. With that being said, we felt like there was no better occasion to attempt a deluxe wave than in celebration of our 8th year of manufacturing these little buggers!
Regardless of what shakes out, it's been a extremely satisfying group of figures to work on, and a lot of fun finally seeing deluxe painted versions of the Skeleden and Noboto/Protoclone molds. We have never produced figures with this much decoration! They actually feel a little heavier from the loads of paint and lines. Plus, since we are running a special edition of the Kabuto Mushi we had to make sure that we hit the high bar our favorite Paint Warlord, Marty "VITAS" Hansen, continues to set with his great figure line. Thank you Marty for letting us give the old beast a spin!
But before I get into some of the specifics of how we landed on the colors you see above, let's cut to the list!
We are on track for tomorrow night, July 21st at 9:30PM EDT.
The Black Bridge of Glyosar
Dungeon Traveler Skeleden -Ullcroth Mutation (Brown PVC/ Bone PVC/ Flesh paint/ Ceramic Brown accents/ Red accents/ Black accents and Ochre Detail Lines) $18 -Features the debut of full Detail Lines and paint wash application on a Skeleden edition
Dungeon Traveler Skeleden -Orkmogg Horde Mutation (Dark Brown PVC/ Pale Green paint/ Ceramic Gray accents/ Red accents and Muddy Green Detail Lines) $18 -Features the debut of full Detail Lines and paint wash application on a Skeleden edition
Kabuto Mushi -Sabaku Mage (Ochre PVC/ Light Blue Gray Paint/ Light Tan accents/ Black accents and Dark Gray Detail Lines/ comes packed with unpainted Ochre PVC Mini Mushi) $20 -Special Crossover with The Godbeast
Axis Buildman Argen MK XVII -Electric Revenant (Clear Dark Teal w/ Aqua visors) -Includes new two part head and scarf) $12
NOTE- Each Axis Buildman is made up of one Buildman and one Axis Joint Set.
Protoclone -Orkmogg Horde (Dark Brown PVC/ Pale Green paint/ Ceramic Gray accents/ Red accents/ Muddy Green Detail Lines and bonus fully painted Noboto head) $14 -Features 13 all new paint applications and the debut of full Detail Lines on a Noboto edition
Crayboth -Orkmogg Horde (Dark Brown PVC/ Pale Green paint/ Ceramic Gray accents/ Red accents/ Muddy Green Detail Lines $6 -Features 5 all new paint applications
Crayboth -Dreadvalken Watcher (Red PVC/ Dark Maroon paint/ Yellow accents/ Dark Brown Detail Lines) $5
Swing Joint Set -Clear Dark Teal $4
Axis Joint Set -Clear Dark Teal $4
Phase Arm/Gobon Blaster Single Set -Clear Dark Teal $2
Super Crayboth -Dreadvalken Watcher (Red Vinyl/ Dark Maroon paint/ Yellow accents/ Dark Brown Detail Lines) $26 -Features 13 all new paint applications
Armodoc -Orkmogg Horde (Dark Brown vinyl/ Pale Green vinyl/ Ceramic Gray accents/ Red accents/ Black accents Muddy Green Detail Lines -includes Bonus Syclodoc head) $25
The Orkmogg color pattern pays tribute directly to the classic hues our friend Eric Treadaway put together for the 4H's Mythic Legion Orcs, which were originally going to be a Glyos compatible line. Though the 4H ultimately chose to bump up to a larger scale, we wanted to honor the years of solid discussions and good times (we're still having them!) we all had planning out potential battles between our respective toylines. Our guys will just have to ride on each others shoulders when the lines finally meet!
My apologies for the list being posted on the day of the release, but all the parts of the machine had to be in just the right places to nail our actual anniversary date (and the wedding anniversary of Michelle and I). July 21st is a pretty big day around here.
Thanks for your patience! I hope the wait was worth it!
PS -There will be some surprises...