2.17.2019

Bit Figs: Wave 13

New items have just been added to the Culture Pirates shop!

Three new limited edition sets of Bit Figs are available online for the first time: Mordireus Space, Redlaw Ninja, and Mecha Animal, plus a new Bit Figs button pack!

A small bonus batch of Phase Animal sets from the original production sample run have also been uncovered – if you missed out back in 2016 here is your chance!

Please note the limit of 2 on the Mordierus sets - they are from an early test run and are extremely rare. Thank you and have fun!

2.07.2019

Flying Vipers - Nervous Breakdub


On the 40th anniversary of its initial release, Flying Vipers pay tribute to the debut EP by hardcore/punk pioneers Black Flag. Their first 7" record, Nervous Breakdown, introduces the original line-up with 4 songs in 5 minutes. We've put our own spin on this iconic set, arranged as a single track, stripped down to bare bones drums & bass, and drenched with reverb and analog effects. Recorded and mixed direct to cassette tape over the span of a few hours.

Big thanks to our resident Viper artist, Big Boots MD, for reinterpreting the classic Raymond Pettibon illustration. More music – including our first full-length – coming later this year.

2.03.2019

Dreadvalken's Tomb

Deep within the heart of the Black Citadel Dreadvalken, a forgotten king sits silently within the crystalline darkness, possessor of an unbound soul.

Now confronted with the spawn of a hidden legacy, Lord Dreadvalken must rise from his tarnished throne to safeguard the secret truth behind The Order of the Glyknights.



Huge thanks once again to Ralph for another beauty!

1.25.2019

Thank You!!!

Thank you for a excellent start to the year! The Glyknight based waves are especially fun to work on, so we're extra psyched that things seemed to connect with you guys. The PVC color experiments continue to roll along, and I wanted to personally give a big shout out to Eric and the 4H for directly inspiring the hues on the Black Citadel Army selections. We love the 4H!

Now that the packages have started to arrive, those of you who picked up any of the Phantavoss items may notice that the color is somewhat more explosive in hand. That hue is another crazy one that shifts quite a bit under different light sources (and makes my already toasted eyeballs melt trying to correctly capture the colors while shooting pics). I guess we just can't leave that aqua/teal part of the color spectrum alone around here. The blame lands squarely on our summers spent in Gloucester.

As evidenced above, our long time partner in art crime, Ralph Niese, somehow continues to get even better with each illustration and painting he does. A truly rare and extraordinary talent, Ralph's work brings all the aspects of our various waves into hyper focus, expanding the boundaries of everything we do together. Thank you for another supremely compelling set (there's more), Ralph! Your idea of having the Skeleden Axe whipping around like Mjölnir was brilliant.

All orders, including all internationals, have hit the post as of this writing, save for a handful that came in later in the day. As always, Michelle and Pj powered the shipping process, braving the freezing barn and the "Zero Percent Zone" that was our yard. Louis Cole, King Princess and early Paramore (you know it, Pj!) flooded the icy airwaves as we hammered through the boxes and envelopes.

In the weeks ahead, you'll be seeing a healthy stream of strong releases from the different Glyos makers, each one set to deliver a unique and awesome assortment. To kick things off, make sure you check out our friend Brandon Barker's all new Warlords of Wor release tonight! Brandon has put together an absolutely killer Wave 5 (featuring all new parts!) that you won't want to miss.

We're super charged up to explore 2019 with all of you! Thanks again for all your genuine interest and for always sharing your individual creativity. This Edgeliner travels on because of you!



1.17.2019

Wave 78 is GO!

Wave 78 is live!
Refresh: https://onell.store


Note: Please place only ONE ORDER WITHIN THE FIRST HOUR TONIGHT. We will lift all limits after the first hour. Thanks for your cooperation. Have Fun!

Old Knight Phantavoss Shadow


Super Crayboth Trollspawn


Crayboth Trollspawn Pod


Bloodboto Soldier


Goblerran Soldier


Skullboto Soldier


Black Citadel Army


Glyknight Skelecurse Ancerriun


Infinite Allegiance


Glyknight Phantavoss Varellius


Spectral Sojourn


1.11.2019

Order in Exile

We hope you had a great set of holidays and are feeling good as we get moving into 2019!

The crew over here spent some quality time recharging together throughout the break and we're psyched to connect again and dive back into the mix.

This year should be another fun one, with a solid array of projects coming to life across a number of platforms, featuring new action from long time Glyos makers and fresh talent alike.

To get things started around these parts, our first assortment of 2019 (Wave 78) will roll out next Thursday, January 17th at 9:30PM EST. 

Spectral swords and cursed battle axes shall clash!

12.16.2018

12.15.2018

Materialize

New items will zap into the Culture Pirates shop tomorrow,
December 16th at 9:30PM EST!

12.11.2018

12.08.2018

Thank You!!!

Thank you for a great little release! We've been working away over here like spastic Christmas elves to stay ahead of things and keep the boxes moving! It's been fun sending these mutants and Glyninjas out to you guys as we close in on the end of the year.

Speaking of this year, we've seen a lot of growth across the Glyos family in 2018. From new molds and experimental paint apps to special crossovers and even a successful Kickstarter (KOTS!), 2018 really introduced some excellent stuff from the different Glyos makers. 2019 looks to expand a bit more, with a number of exciting projects and even some new faces emerging onto the scene.

To celebrate the holidays in Advent calendar style (no chocolates, just PVC), December is packed with Glyos releases! We've already seen awesome new assortments from the great Pat Bussey (Bio-Masters), and Spy Monkey (all new parts, including a wicked Goblin and Berserker!), and later tonight Pj will have the first online sale of his incredible full production PVC Geodraxus (I've been lucky to have watched the development of this unique figure from day one and it's a refreshing, deep dive for builders).

As December continues to unfold we'll see offerings from the powerhouse, Marty "The GodBeast" Hansen (get ready for more super charged and striking color selections), and our very own Marcus will have a special Culture Pirates Shop release featuring a fun take on the Glyan and a full assortment of our accessories (and wheels!). Reinforcements will then land near the end of the month from our buddy John Kent and Toyfinity, which should make fans of the classic Robo Force characters smile.

Another surprising part of this crazy month is something that has finally materialized here at home base a little earlier than expected (as in a few days ago). I know the timing is a little strange, but due to the many requests we've been receiving since DCon, this Tuesday night (Dec 11th, 9:30PM EST) we'll be opening a special dedicated part of our store for the first domestic online release of our Nu:Synth Initiative crossover with 1000Toys, featuring Glyosynth Pheyden and Glyosynth Buildman. We have a decent amount of each style in stock and should be able to cover everybody who would like to check one out. This project has been an absolute dream and the crew at 1000Toys continue to impress. Huge thanks to Don, Jesse D, Yuta and the whole 1000Toys team! We'll post more about the process behind this crossover in the coming week.

All packages, including international orders, have hit the post, except what came in yesterday and this morning (they'll be out the door shortly as well). Huge props once again to Michelle and Pj for holding down the fort!

Recent packing tunes from the Barn included more Louis Cole (Marcus and I saw him live last month -incredible show), Queensrÿche (Mindcrime of course) and The Alan Parsons Project.

Thanks again from the whole family for keeping this ship running and inspiring us to push into new frontiers! 




11.29.2018

Wave 77 is GO!

Wave 77 is live!
Refresh: https://onell.store


Note: Please place only ONE ORDER WITHIN THE FIRST HOUR TONIGHT. We will lift all limits after the first hour. Thanks for your cooperation. Have Fun!

Berserker Rage!

Another killer illustration by Ripping Ralph Niese!

Snikt!


The Wolverran


Glyninja Hando


Glyninja Harada


Satraku Clan Senshin


Rooftop Raiders

Awesome new artwork by the Radical Ralph Niese!

Suraisu


Surashu


Sewer Duo


11.26.2018

Crush the Clan

 
Prepare to snikt and slash, this Thursday, November 29th at 9:30PM EST!

  

11.16.2018

Marvelous Mutations

See you at Designer Con, booth 2629!

11.07.2018

A Haunted Addendum

It's no secret Matt and I love all things creepy and crawly, and this last round of Glyos deviants is high on my list of personal favorites. Extra fun was had during the launch, creating some bonus pixel mutations, and eventually a full sticker sheet of sprites plagued my screen.

A small run of new sticker sets are available now from the Culture Pirates shop! These will ship by themselves in a super sturdy flat-mailer to ensure safe delivery. Twin 4x6 sheets are included with each set for a total of 14 stickers.

I haven't finished watching The Haunting of Hill House, so Halloween is still in full effect over here!

Much more Bit Figs related news to be revealed at DCon...

11.02.2018

Thank You!!!

Thank you and a late Happy Halloween! We've been hustling triple time over the last week to keep up with the flow from this new wave and we're very grateful for that!

Right out of the gates, an extra special thanks on this release goes to our longtime collaborator and brojack, Ralph Niese. The German genius brought everything to another level with his latest batch of drawings, truly delivering some outstanding work. Ralpho, you really detonated the megastick of dynamite and blew us all away!

Our collective love for the holiday made it a real blast to work on the Halkenn arc. With the intense pace of things around here (over the last few years in particular), finding quality time to actually write down some of the stories drifting in between my ears can be tough. However, the stars aligned this time and I feel like we were able to present Halkenn properly.

Moving from spooky to sneaky, our next wave is set to land right near the end of this month, and will see the return of the Satraku Clan. We've had ninjas of all kinds on the mind lately, and so have some of our other Glyos-making friends.

Toy Pizza's great and free thinking Jesse DeStasio, chief architect of the KOTS and upstate New York's municipal menace, has a fun new Kickstarter running right now. Funding has already been met, but there are a bunch of wild stretch goals that are just beginning to open up. One of the first of these goals is perhaps the most horrifying sculpt in all of Glyos to date, that being a tiny version of my head. For reasons beyond understanding, Jesse D had Ant create a mini-me. I suppose folks can use it as a stand in for a variety of vagrants or extended coma patients.

Beyond the small Beardlord, there are a slew of awesome unlocks, my favorite being the Device Ninja. I've been watching the development of this figure and it's loaded with cool parts. Depending on where things land, there could also end up being an upgrade kit available with even more optional limbs and heads. The Device Ninja has some neat connections to the Satraku Clan that we hope to explore in 2019.

As of this writing all packages have been shipped out, including all international orders. Michelle and Pj both hammered through a larger than normal stack of invoices and never missed a beat.

Barn tunes revolved around the soundtrack from Interstellar, some Little Dragon and early Eagles (sorry Marcus).

Wrapping up the latest wordwall, we hope to see some of you this month at DCon. We'll be at booth 2629! More details to come.

Massive thanks from the whole crew for an awesome Halloween release!




10.25.2018

Wave 76 is GO!

Wave 76 is live!


Note: Please place only ONE ORDER WITHIN THE FIRST HOUR TONIGHT. We will lift all limits after the first hour. Thanks for your cooperation. Have Fun!

OSM Cthulhu-Nautilus Rlyehzoth


The Labyrinth of Rlyehzoth

Deep beneath the murky waves of Planet Relgost, an otherworldly evil toils in the darkness.

Using bizarre and ancient rituals to draw power straight from the Zorennor Rift itself, the cosmic horror known as Rlyehzoth channels this metamorphic energy directly into captive lifeforms within its incomprehensible prison, creating vile mutations from the damned and unwilling.

Halkenn is pulled to Relgost by his heightened intuition and soon finds himself trapped in an eerily familiar labyrinth, so mind boggling in design, that only his Aetheric Eye can overcome the madness of the infernal maze.

Imhoden Pheydotep