9.25.2020

Toy Pizza Cen-5 and CroMega Fundraiser


Our extended family of Jesse D, Nicky and Jack over at Toy Pizza are rounding the corner on their new multi-figure fundraiser which wraps up this Monday, September 28th. The focus of this new project is split between a dynamic duo of 100% original characters, one a mechanical marvel forged from lawless cybernetic experimentation and the other a natural born warlord of entirely primal descent. 


The aforementioned cyborg, Cen-5, has been part of Jesse D's cast of personal creations since he was a kid, and has traveled throughout his sketchbooks for decades. Featuring the signature eclectic design principles that all KOTS figures are now known for, the hulking Cen-5 even comes with a great mini figure D.O.L.S. "pilot" and reconfigurable arm blaster. This particular mecha Frankenstein also has some direct connections to one of our own in-house projects that will be surfacing early next year, so the more parts and styles that are unlocked the more build options we'll all get to build with. 


Counterbalancing the metallic mutant is CroMega, which is easily one of the most unique designs Jesse D and his boys have come up with yet. Decked out in animal furs and bone laden leather armor, this Paleolithic Pariah rules over the dinozone known as Pangea Island, plotting from within the ancient cave of his ancestors against the unsuspecting denizens of the mainland. CroMega in his default form is already a beast to contend with, but his alternate forms are perhaps even more intriguing, particualry when he's wearing the cursed Trilomask (shown below). 


Currently Cen-5 and his accessories have been fully funded, and CroMega is coming within striking distance. If you're into lawless character design, independent storytelling and completely unique action figures, maybe shoot over to the fundraiser, check out the prototypes and support our Glyos brethren at Toy Pizza.


Extra special thanks to the mega talented Ian Ameling for the awesome original illustration at the top of Pheyden meeting some of his new cousins.  


9.21.2020

A Belated Thank You!!!


Another late thanks from the whole family goes out to you for the super Wave 88 turnout. The already unpredictable nature of making stuff and offering it up on the internet has been bumped into all new levels of the unknown this year, so being hyper busy since the launch a few weeks ago really generates an even deeper sense of humility.  All of this is of course due directly to you guys continuously supporting our efforts. The traditional "thank you" doesn't really convey just how grateful we are.

Finally bringing the Delphi into full production has seemed extra surreal with 2020 being so upside down, but I suppose in many ways it makes perfect sense. Then welcoming Cady into the creative process made Wave 88 a true dream rollout for Michelle and I (and Uncle Marcus). The amount of time she spent drawing, animating and scoring her mini Delphi teaser blew us all away. I haven't been around too many multi-generational artistic families that collaborate together, but I can tell you with complete certainty that it's one of the luckiest twists so far in my life. Thank you so much for sharing your talents, Bubba.

Special thanks to Pj for helping Michelle and I process a truly colossal amount of orders, as we would have been completely buried without him. Pj's Paper Palace never fails.

We've been working hard to remain positive and creatively active over here as much as possible on a daily basis. Some of the days are great and some days really stink, but that dedication to staying creative, artistic or otherwise, helps to keep things steady with all the prolonged isolation. I hope when we do surface occasionally and share new stuff that it maybe stokes your own ideas and gets the old gears turning. Hopefully, we'll all continue to inspire each other on both sides of the screen to explore and fine tune our imaginations for many more years together, despite the world going through all the heavy shifts.

Our next wave is on track for mid-late November, which will most likely wrap things up for us in 2020. Plans for 2021 involve the introductions of some all new characters and their corresponding sculpts, some collaborations and a couple of curveballs. With any luck, the lights will remain on and there will still be time to enjoy a few small escapes.

Thank you once again for fortifying our resolve to keep on creating.


PS-The comments have been reactivated and the blog should be functioning normally again after our forced pause to try and wipe out the wretched spambots. We'll see if it worked.


8.23.2020

Wave 88 is GO!

Wave 88 is live!

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!

Also, due to the state of things with Covid-19, we will only be shipping domestically (and to Canada) for this wave. We sincerely apologize to our international customers for the situation.

Progeny


Store goes live at 10:30PM EST.
In the meantime, here's something very special to checkout.

Armorvor General Venjorun - SALE UPDATE

The sale time has been moved to 10:30PM, due to multiple power outages. We're working like crazy to stay on track for tonight.

Phaseon Renegade Stalker


Mechavorian Construct


Armorvor Arthrodak Tidal Wraith


Pheyden Ignelleun


Delphi Ignelleun


Delphi Ryllcedia


Cliffbase


Cliffwalker


Serenity


Coastal Dawn


Overlook


New Sunrise


8.19.2020

Endeavor to Exist


  Split space without a trace,
this Sunday, August 23rd at 9:30PM EDT!


7.07.2020

Gratitude in Solitude

July 2020 marks the 13th year that we've been making little plastic creations and sending them out into the world to meet you. During all that time, throughout all the twists, we've worked like crazy to maintain a true sense of freedom, so we could share the stuff we create with each of you, on our own terms and through our own avenues, with no outside interference. We've been beyond lucky to be able to carry on this operation, and with no exaggeration, every day we're genuinely and deeply thankful for the people that have made it possible. Those people, of course, are each of you.

With the spiked intensity of these last months slamming on top of an already heavy year, the internal perspective on what we do and the reasons why we do it have been under an extremely critical personal examination. It's been harder to stay balanced while so many are hurting worse than ever, even though the injustices coming into focus have been going on all along.

We've contributed what we can to assist the groups that are out there working everyday, doing the toughest and most thankless volunteer work that so many of us never even see. I don't like to politicize this creative area, particularly because it's supposed to be an escape from the various challenges of the world, but talking about life outside the confines of our lighter pursuits sometimes has to happen. I'm only sorry that I couldn't articulate these thoughts, however scattershot, sooner.

Ruminating on the state of the world from within a vacuum somehow triggered a pretty manic output of work for me, and though my right eye is about cooked at this point, some strange new characters (and a couple of old ones) have crawled forth from all the extensive isolated sculpting and drawing. The therapeutic power of the arts cannot be stressed enough and remains eternal. Increased mental static and all, I still feel an absolute passion to make things.

As far as actual activity over here goes, currently the plan is to have our next wave (13th anniversary) available in early August. Hopefully, the additional amount of time we've poured into making these more sporadic releases extra special will make you smile a bit. Beyond that, our family will remain committed to building our bonds with the rest of the world, even from a distance.

We do this together.


5.25.2020

Wave 87 is GO!


Wave 87 is live!
Refresh: https://onell.store

Thank you Ralphus for another captivating trio of illustrations! You are the reigning grandmaster of all drawn lines, both bio-curved and mecha-straight!

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!

Also, due to the state of things with Covid-19, we will only be shipping domestically (and to Canada) for this wave. We sincerely apologize to our international customers for the situation.

Sincrodrone Zeta


Sincrodrone Epsilon


Sincrodrone Delta


Glyatronic Transformation


Glyan Hyper Pyros Glyatron


Hyper Pyros Pheyden


Ancient Automations

Gorellux at the Gates


Gigantic thanks to Cady for this great GIF! Love it kiddo!

Armorvor Gorellux Cerrek Commando


Gendrone Mineon Cerrek Commando


Traveler Akllos Cerreck Commando

Crayboth Cerrek Commando


Glyan Cerrek Commando


5.17.2020

Synchronicity in Solitude


Reconvert your code to a mechanical soul,
this MONDAY, May 25th at 9:30PM EDT!

EDIT: We're bumping the launch to tomorrow night (Monday), so we can check all the angles a few more times and avoid any overloaded circuits due to the extra high site traffic we're seeing.


Also,  due to the state of things with Covid-19, we will only be shipping domestically (and to Canada) for this wave. We sincerely apologize to our international customers for the situation. That being said, we have pulled aside a limited supply of extra stock for those of you outside the USA to hopefully cover what you might want once the world stabilizes into some relative normalcy.

5.14.2020

Hibernation Phase

Well, it's been a strange few months to say the least. We hope that throughout this global plot twist each of you has been able to find a small pocket of peace within the quiet chaos that has washed over our world.

The inevitable introspection that's followed this extended quarantine has definitely allowed for a very rare, and prolonged, forced pause in the frenetic pace that we're all used to living at. At least around these parts it has. We're all safe and keeping a low profile here, trying to stay clear-eyed and appreciative of all those that are out there saving lives throughout these intense months on the front lines of hospitals, all over the entire planet. To those of you that get up and do it every day, virus or not, we sincerely thank you.

Though the work flow has been challenged on many levels throughout the pandemic, we've luckily managed to keep operations alive behind the scenes, even if things seemed completely paralyzed here on the blog. My apologies for the unusually long silence, but I didn't want to write something until it felt natural and we knew for a fact that the ship was ready to start chugging again.

The virtual time displacement has given us a chance to catch up a bit on some overdue projects, and of course, generate some brand new ones (to no doubt eventually fall behind on). Even though the schedule has been pretty much flipped upside down internally, it's oddly refreshing to navigate a forced recalibration. It's this unexpected shock to the system that's pushed us to travel through new doorways that may never have revealed themselves without this legitimate upheaval to our understood and familiar system.

In the coming weeks, you'll continue to see a slow but steady return of assortments from the different Glyos makers, each one a testament to the tenacity of each artist's resolve to keep their creative vision alive, even in the wake of an invisible economic assassin. I want to personally thank each of you so much for supporting these creators, especially when things are still very unpredictable.

An announcement regarding our next release will be popping up here on the blog this weekend as we kick the runners on the landing gear and prepare to start the Pulse Drivers one more time.

We've really missed you guys and send our best to all of you and your families.  


2.20.2020

Flying Vipers - Two Twenties Clash

New music and merch from Flying Vipers! Check out the single + shirt, or stream the track on your preferred platform.

It's been a minute since my last personal post, so if you happen to be new around here, I also operate a small indie label and play drums in a few bands. Check out the Music ADD tag to see some of the audio-visual connections spawned here over the years, find our playlists on Spotify or Apple, or take the plunge and nosedive into our discography if you're feeling daring.  -Marcus

2.05.2020

Thank You!!!

A belated but huge thank you for a strong start to 2020! The heavier traffic has continued to flow through the site (thanks again to the Crafsman Effect), with most of the expanded stock holding up well, save for the crazy blowout of the Queen Kirallius figure. We did order across the boards at a higher amount, but that particular selection just burned through on the quick, even though the limit was one per person (which was followed, regardless of some speculations that have been floating around). We're discussing potentially running Queen Kirallius (or a variation) again at some point this year, but we now have some new developments to navigate, namely the novel coronavirus that's currently challenging our friends in China and affecting the production schedule.

As of this writing, our factory is still closed, with the plan being to attempt a return to full operation sometime later this month or early March. Our primary concern is for the safety of our partners and their families in China and Hong Kong during this extremely tough turn of events. We're keeping a eye on each new twist and checking in daily with Paul. We'll update here on the blog with any relevant information. 

In light of the larger issues looming over the world right now, I'm going to keep this post extra brief.

All orders, including all internationals, have hit the post as of this writing. We're trying to turn and burn the orders out as fast as possible, and really appreciate the steady flow of action since the launch last week.

Additionally, make sure to keep an eye on the Spaced Out Design Store this Friday night for some new spins on the awesome Geodraxus mold. Pj's got a particularly "cool" assortment to share with you guys!

Wrapping up, we've received a number of requests to see the final build of the combined Sincrodrone form (called the Sincrobine) that was possible using the Sincrodrone Trio. The above image is the build, albeit in a "warping" state. We wanted to give a little more time before revealing a completely clear shot so that folks could explore the possibilities without being too influenced by the "official" configuration. A clear pic will pop up at a later date for those that want to build the version that's been kicking around here on the desk.

Until then, have fun building and stay safe out there!


1.26.2020

Wave 86 is GO!

Wave 86 is live!
Refresh: https://onell.store

Thank you Ralph for a triple dose of Mama Mayhem! You finally get to draw a Glyos character without a helmet!

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!

Queen Kirallius


Mother of Destruction