The new store is live!

UPDATE: Hey guys- we are seeing incredibly high traffic tonight and apologize for the heavy load times. Everything seems to be working ok now- refresh again if necessary and please have extra patience with the site/blog/PayPal and hopefully there will be no major hiccups. Thank you!

Please place only ONE ORDER WITHIN THE FIRST HOUR TONIGHT, and be sure your Paypal cart is empty before you begin. Please note all Glyarmor sets are limited to TWO PER ORDER. We will lift all limits after the first hour. Thanks for your cooperation. Have Fun!

Dark Watcher

The ever impressive Ralph Niese brings the Varteryx to fearsome life with an awesome new illustration, just in time for tonight's release! This is definitely one angry bird!

Thank you Ralph! We love it!

Armorvor Zarmydian Scavenger


Double Trouble

We are moving the new release to tomorrow night (Friday), April 29th at 9:30PM EDT.

PayPal just informed us that they are running some site maintenance and activating new updates/fixes tonight. Our apologies for the last minute shift of plans, but we aren't taking any chances with those guys while they mess around with their system. At least they let us know this time, which most likely saved all of us from a large helping of straight pain.

On the bright side, we can share more new builds with the extra day at our disposal.

Thank you for your patience!

Also, the third PVC color for this round is Crayhunter redorange (which is also one of the main paint accent colors on both the first Esedeth wave and this new one). This hue has really become an all time favorite around here and looks pretty good with almost any color combo, particularly black and warm gray.

More on that later.

Variable Reflex Driver: Treadbuster


Return to Esedeth

UPDATE: Mobilizing this Friday, April 29th, at 9:30PM EDT.  New reverse recruits will be ready to deploy, supported by returning EMP Soldiers from our first visit to Esedeth back in January.

More pics, builds and information will pop up here as we march towards the release!



Kabuto Mushi MK II: Wave 14

Marty "Fortin'" Hansen has a new wave of Kabuto Mushi MK II figures poised and ready to invade your collections tonight, April 15th, at 8PM CST.

The color selections for this assortment feature some PVC colors that date way back to our early days. By combining the different hues found on each Mushi, you'll be able to form Rothan, Halos, Gatekeeper, Gatekeeper Reverse and half the Crayhunter (redorange) versions of the classic Mushi design. Marty swapped the parts around for the final selections and the results are looking good! The pricing is also set up with the builder in mind, landing at only $11 USD. This is a great time to check out the formidable customizing potential hidden inside the Kabuto Mushi MK II design.

Another very cool addition to tonight's sale is the latest Titan Mushi, with a full on Micronauts inspired color combination that should have old school toy fans smiling. The tight paint applications layered over the juicy rotocast orange vinyl turned out awesome. As a huge Micronauts fan, I find these crazy colors hard to resist.

Good luck tonight, Marty! Thank you for keeping us old timer toy fans in mind on this launch!


Battle Tribes!!!

Jeremy, Brian and Matt over at Spy Monkey Creations are set to release their incredible new fully Glyos compatible fantasy line, Battle Tribes, tonight, April 8th at 9PM EDT in their store.

Watching this line come together behind the scenes has been a true blast, and being able to explore the more savage worlds of sword and sorcery while customizing is mega exciting. I think we've all been waiting for a barbaric expansion like this! SMC has something really special brewing with Battle Tribes, and their plans for the line are already looking bananas.

We think you guys are going to have a ton of fun collecting Battle Tribes as 2016 opens up and more figures start to get out there. These little savages are extremely solid pocket survivors and take to customizing across the range of Glyos compatible lines incredibly well.  

Huge congratulations to our good friends at Spy Monkey Creations on the debut of Battle Tribes! We love this new realm!!!


Thank You!!!

Huge thanks to everyone who checked out last Thursday night's launch! We've been working hard behind the scenes over here on a few adjustments to our system (tech and stock), and the results seem to have worked out positively. Orders have been shipping out since Friday and continue to hit the post.

After the PayPal issues in February, we were all a little jumpy going into the recent wave, even with PayPal's word that everything would operate without any issues. We were particularly anxious because we had increased the production numbers on the Rift Pioneers wave, so another burnout would have really banged us up. Thankfully, all the back end fail-safes held in place, and coupled with an increased stock to meet the higher traffic, we saw smooth sailing throughout the night. Just about everybody was able to grab what they were after, with just a few exceptions.

In general, we try to set the majority of the years releases up to follow a subtle general theme. For example, 2014 brought a lot of older factions and characters back into the mix , while 2015 mainly followed Argen and the Gendrones and their trials and tribulations, featuring lots of metallic PVC along the way. With this thematic approach in mind, 2016 has been designed to explore more unorthodox choices, drawing from our early years of unique and odd colors mixed in with a healthy shot of Real Type action. Some of the launches will have a lot of story content, while others will be more of a visual presentation with less elaboration on character specifics. Though some of the choices may seem bizarre as the year moves on, the connections should become clearer as we get closer to 2017. We really want you to feel like you're getting something extra special with these new waves.

The colors for this round were selected as a direct follow up to the February assortment, pushing further into the strange sci-fi vibes that the special effects PVC and paint can bring out. The metallic pearlescent green used on the new Varteryx Keytrius figure is a personal favorite (I love green), and the Neo Nonillia sparkle hasn't left the desk since the samples first rolled in (it was also the leader of the pack during the sale). Of course, the muted Type Zero is the one that's been in my pocket the most, configured in a half armored Pheyden form. The Exiles added to their ranks with a color combination that pays tribute to a brick-born alien assault. Can you guess the homage?

Our goal, more than ever, is to keep things interesting and fun, and some of these oddball moves and production runs are our path to staying excited and alive after all these years in production. New projects of various sizes are on the horizon, and a couple of them are definitely not what you might expect. Our partner Glyos makers have also been very busy, and have incredible new worlds to show you.

Special thanks go out to Megan and Pj for their powerhouse packing powers. The orders get out the door faster only because of their teamwork. Michelle, Marcus and I are beyond lucky to have those two backing us up.
Also, big thanks to my mentor Ron Daley, who shared his never ending creativity in assisting with building the background that the pics were all taken on. More details on that project coming up this week.

We're ready to share even more with you this year, and our family is forever grateful for the chance to do so. Thank you for continuing to explore with us.