10.31.2015

Happy Halloween!

10.30.2015

Squaring Off

10.24.2015

10.13.2015

Thank You!!!

Thank you for making Sunday's Halloween themed release a good one! It seemed like we had a solid match between supply and demand, with most of the stock holding up for the initial launch. We've continued to work at making the stress of picking things up less intense,  but we're also trying to keep the production runs contained enough to not overload the store. The same strange balancing act that has been at the center of our survival for over 8 years.

Stryker Lock was run at much higher numbers than before, and far higher than the average JP vinyl production, falling much more in line with what we manufacture in China on a regular basis. It's very important to both Mori and I that folks who would like to check Stryker Lock out get the chance to do so, without mega fast sellouts. There will most likely be certain editions that will indeed be shorter runs, but our plan is to offer larger editions as well. So far, this new assortment seems to be holding up, though it is moving at a clip. 

We've seen the purchasing patterns change for the general population a number of times throughout the years, with the current trend being a more spread out and even week of activity in the store during a new release, versus the previous trend of very high night of sale turnout and then slower activity until the first packages have been mailed. I find it fascinating to look at the data from each wave, as there is always another lesson to learn. It's hard to believe that the next round will be Wave 50! We have some special things planned for the next assortment, with the hopeful introduction of a few new items to add to the building pool. The tentative next release is scheduled for early December.

As far as November goes, we will be attending DCon again, joining a great mix of our partner Glyos producers along with the incredible Tokyo crew. This will be one of the most concentrated gatherings of Glyos makers since the old NYCC days, and we'll have some special items available to celebrate the event. Our whole team is psyched to cause trouble in Pasadena, thanks to George and Ayleen's generosity and intense work. We hope to see you there!

Thanks again for keeping the tires on this bus throughout 2015, and for all the years of tremendous support and loyalty. With each day that passes, I take time to think about how damn lucky we are to be able to do this, even during the tough times. However, it's not really luck that's responsible for our continued existence, it's each of you.



PS -That's another "Hidden Mode" character up there in the pic, one that we call Exile Deniken. More on that little guy a bit later (it's based on a lost character from the old days).

10.11.2015

The Andromeda Effect


The new store is live!

Note: Please place only ONE ORDER WITHIN THE FIRST HOUR tonight. We usually see an increased volume of traffic during a new release and need everyone's cooperation to ensure things operate smoothly. After the initial dust settles, we will lift all limits. Thanks for your understanding and support. Have fun!

Pixel Connect

Just a quick note to let the Glyos Connection community know about a bunch of new "smilies" added to the forums. While composing a post, click the "View more" link under the icons to open the full panel of pixels.

There are currently over 100 images, and that is only scratching the surface... much more to come!

Mission Details

This wave may be on the smaller side, but an extra amount of effort was put into the final production of the figures involved. From the new Stryker Lock and Standard Pheyden MK V, to the long in the works deluxe painted and detail lined "Standard" Noboto, Gobon and Protoclone (different than the MVR Standard types), this selection was designed in part to continue the running theme of classic representations of our core characters.

The other half of this wave focuses on a sequel to last year's Halloween inspired October assortment, featuring a big orange Super Hallowboth and some little reverse minions, loaded with extra paint and detail lines to spice thing up. To keep the Crayboth in line, Spectre Skeleden has also crawled into the mix, brandishing the duplicitous Soultaker Axe and sporting extra paint applications.

On to the list!

We are on track for tonight, October 11th, at 9:30PM, EDT.


The Andromeda Effect


Stryker Mohawk -Shadow (Black Soft Vinyl w/ Red Visor and Blaster accents) $30
Made in Japan by RealxHead

Stryker Crossborg -Shadow (Black Soft Vinyl w/ Red Visor and Blaster accents) $30
Made in Japan by RealxHead


Standard Pheyden MK V -(Light Blue/ Gray painted upper arms and thighs/ Gray eyes/ Dark Gray detail lines) $8
 
Noboto -Standard (Green/Brown/ Yellow head w/ Red eyes/ bonus Brown Protoclone head/ Dark Gray Detail Lines ) $10

Protoclone -Standard (Brown/ Green w/ Yellow eyes/ bonus Gray Noboto head/ Dark Gray Detail Lines ) $10 

Gobon - Double Standard (Yellow w/ Gray paint/ Black eyes/ Dark Gray Detail Lines ) $10

Axis Buildman Argen MK XIX - Dreadvalken Phantom (Clear Smoke w/ Black Visors -Includes new two part head and scarf) $12
NOTE- Each Axis Buildman is made up of one Buildman and one Axis Joint Set. 


Dungeon Traveler Skeleden -Spectre Mutation (GITD Green w/ Aqua paint and Black eyes, GITD head/ armor/ partial Aqua paint GITD upper arms/ Aqua painted  thighs/ GITD axe/ GITD Traveler base body/ upper arms/ thighs/ Pheyden head) $14

Dark Gliporian Pheyden (Clear Amber/ Orange paint/ includes scarf) $9

Crayboth -Reverse Hallowboth  (Black/ Orange accents/ Yellow accents/ Dark Orange Detail Lines $5 
Crayboth -XXX $4

Swing Joint Set -Clear Smoke $4

Axis Joint Set -
Clear Amber $4

Phase Arm/Gobon Blaster Single Set
-Clear Amber $2 

Super Crayboth
-Hallowboth Pod Leader (Orange Vinyl/ Black paint/ Yellow accents/ Dark Brown Detail Lines) $26 -Features 13 all new paint applications


Thank you for checking out this early Halloween offering! We hope to see you tonight!



10.08.2015

Stryke Back!

This Sunday night, October 11th, at 9:30 EDT, we will have a small assortment of new items popping up in the store.

Leading the charge is an all new round of Stryker Lock, cast in pure black Japanese vinyl with painted red accents applied by Mori himself. The white rerun Stryker Lock order is still in the painting process (which I got to personally see while visiting Tokyo last month), so we wanted to roll something special out to balance the wait. The black hue on these figures really looks remarkable in hand and makes for a good nemesis color to the previous white edition. Maybe Cane has been working for these guys all along...

We'll also be releasing some Halloween themed figures that serve as a little follow up to last year's October wave, including a couple surprise selections and the rollout of Standard Pheyden MK V, which features fully painted (not swapped) upper arms and thighs as well as the usual slight tweaking of the good old light blue hue.

Details, pics and the list coming soon!


10.05.2015

Bit Figs: Leblox Series

Bit Figs are now available in their first form thanks to Leblox, a new 3D printing app!

Orders are printed on demand and shipped from their headquarters in Paris, France. It's been a privilege working with the Leblox team, and it's exciting to be a part of this new movement fusing art and 3D technology.

Monochromatic plastic versions are also in the works, but Leblox presented us a unique way to debut these in their full color forms. We've been treading a lot of new ground with Glyos lately, and this is another experiment that we hope opens new avenues for collectors. Limited edition runs will be available soon, stayed tuned.

I'd like to send my sincere thanks to Matt for his guidance and encouragement throughout this project. Special thanks to Soy at Leblox, to Ron for helping bring these Bits to life, and to PJ for always lending a hand.

Download the app for free here.

We've also started a thread at Glyos Connect to share and discuss all things Bit Figs.

10.02.2015