6.05.2018

Thank You!!!


Thank you for a surprisingly strong turnout for a really weird release! We weren't sure what to expect with this wave, as the subject matter was so specific and connected directly to a very obscure property. Thanks to you, though, things turned out pretty good, and apparently, you guys really like Phanost in green (ha!). It was a true dream to work on this tribute, and I'm extra thankful that you allowed it to meet with some success.

Speaking of this wave, one of the major elements that kept rolling around in my head from the beginning was the desire to see an "updated" catalog-type set of illustrations that pulled right from the original source material. Of course, Ralph Niese was the artist that could make that wish come true. The above illustrations bring it all together, and Ralph's hyper mutant abilities (Mutorius?) once again delivered the goods above and beyond, right down to the classic font style! Ralph, you 1000% nailed it! Thank you for pushing the concept to where it needed to go!

On another note, we were super psyched to be able to release the all new KOTS crossover Rift Killer in this assortment. Rising from a truly collaborative effort between Jesse D, Ant Sok, Erwin Papa and myself, the Rift Killer, like so many secret projects, had been in the works for a spell. Finally seeing this crazy figure go into full production has been a blast. The RK truly has some wild DNA! Jesse D has fantastic plans for this character in the KOTS universe, and we have a few adventures to take this intriguing villain on as well! Huge thanks to the Toy Pizza crew for their dedication and inspiration. We'll get a little more into the Rift Killer in an upcoming post.

All orders placed since the release last week have been processed and shipped, save for the ones that came in earlier today. As always, the mega team of Michelle and Pj never missed a beat and made quick time moving through the orders. We went into the archive for packing tunes and pulled out some Taking Back Sunday and Saosin for the barn soundtrack. Pj and I both practically lost our voices singing (screaming) along.

Our next release is set for early July, and will stand as our 11th year anniversary and Wave 74. Some fun plans have come together for this one, and we'll be revisiting a few old friends and meeting a new one as well. Hopefully it will hit the right notes. We'll also be wrapping up the AP mystery series soon, although there are a couple "honorary" space vintage AP figure selections that we've debated continuing the sub-set with. It will be hard to say goodbye to those homages!

I think I've kept it relatively short this time (right), in comparison to the usual scroll-a-thon that escapes my Swiss cheese brain. Thanks again for all the continued interest in not just what we do over here, but also in what the super talented Glyos makers do across the spectrum. It's the variety of projects that keeps things exciting, and being able to see new figures come to life never gets old. This only works because we're all in it together.