Thank You!!!

Thank you for the excellent response to the new release and for warmly welcoming the Armorvors back into the mix! The store operated without any major glitches thanks to Marcus keeping a tight watch on the code and closely monitoring the launch. To continue keeping pace we've been pushing the overtime even harder than usual so everything moves out the door as quickly as possible (hence the lateness of this post), and as of this writing we're all caught up, save the orders from last night and today which will go out shortly.

This new Armorvor head project really started coming into proper focus back in August 2018.

Jason Frailey and I had always wanted to explore more characters in PVC, with heavy inspiration being drawn from all the excellent resin heads that he produced with the great Marty "The Godbeast" Hansen over the years. After personally contributing some designs to those original handcast runs, I often thought about what the right combination of characters should be for a more varied PVC expansion beyond the original "Venjorun" wolf and Neo Granthan dino-ish heads. For the next phase of the Armorvor it felt important to hedge closer to the roots of what inspired the whole project to begin with. So with this in mind I hit the folded Buxton pads to generate a batch of new takes on a few familiar faces.

As before, Jason took my very basic drawings and turned them into incredible mini works of art. The choice to make moving jaw on the Arthrodak? All Jason. Adding to and expanding the mechanical aspects of the Kugarrec head? Again, Jason doing what he does best. The sculpt he did on the Neo Wyverillian (in conjunction with the demon wings provided by our friends at Spy Monkey Creations) perfectly captured not only the obvious (to those in the know) tribute to the rare Skull Grotess, but also paid specific attention to the influence of the classic dragon transformation from Altered Beast as well as the mostly forgotten main dragon character from another old Sega Genesis game called Beast Wrestler (RIP Yasushi Nirasawa). Jason is a beast in his own right, for certain, and I can't thank him enough for all the time and expertise he poured into this project.

Later this month, we'll revisit the new Armorvor heads once again, along with some special Halloween themed action across the rest of the Wave 84 assortment. Expect some unexpected strangeness.

Big shout out to our long time art partner, Ralph Niese, for two more exciting and original illustrations! The rendering of Phanost chewing the DNA from that bubblegum Pheyaos bio-pile is perhaps one of my all time favorites (though this seems to be happening with every new set Ralph creates). The intriguing image shown above is another Ralphus special that blends multiple influences all into one bizarre and fantastic swirl of visual history, providing some extra treats for those that have been collecting from the start. Thank you Ralph!

I bow down once again to Michelle for her inhuman processing and packing skills! Followed by another deep knee bent before the Pj Paper Palace! I'd be dead and nobody would have their stuff without these two work warlords. Spent the majority of the barn boxing listening to MCU movies this time. However, the prior photo editing mania was accompanied by the incomparable SZA.

In wrapping up this ramble, I wanted to hit on a few points in regard to some of our fellow Glyos makers:

-Jesse D and the Toy Pizza Boys have their new AFOTM 2020 campaign running right now. This is the direct follow up to the successful AFOTM 2019 service that has been consistently delivering exciting and unpredictable figures every month since January. If you're new to the world of KOTS/Toy Pizza, it's absolutely worth checking out. You never know exactly what direction things are going to go with Jesse D, and that's a big positive in comparison to most of the telegraphed thinking that perpetuates the current retail apocalypse. You can peruse the campaign details here. Also make sure to check out his Patreon.

-Toyfinity VS Bio-Masters Double Header release this Friday, October 4th, at each of their respective sites. Both John and Pat have striking and compact assortments on deck, featuring a selection that includes some classic characters, a little special FX PVC and a touch of crossover action. Working with both of these guys is always an honor and I think folks will really dig what they each have to offer.

We're buckling down over here in preparation for the end of the month's festivities, and if all goes well, it should be a solid follow up to our last Halloween rollout.

Huge thanks once again from the whole family for sticking with us!  


  1. I loved this release, the Dark Nebula purple is one of my favorite colorways of yours to date and I just had to grab a few more bits in the same hue after last Sunday's release (hence my mini-order the other night). I absolutely love these Armorvor heads and the quartet of figures (x1 Neo Wyverillian, x1 Kugarrec and x2 Athrodak whom are siblings that I have named "Riptare" & "Shredd") have been living in my cargo pockets since they arrived on Saturday. With all the insanity that has befallen us since this past Thursday, those x4 armored beasties have been my rock helping me through it all and I am extremely grateful for their existence (needless to say, this newest drawing by Ralph will be replacing the Ranic one from a few months back as my cell phone's wall paper).

    I can not wait to see what the Halloween themed release will look like but I know I will odds are be going all-in on it. I know everybody will go bonkers for the new Armorvors in whichever spooky colorways you see fit to paint them with.

    Thanks again old friend, for everything and here's to more releases for you and all the other Glyos Makers!

  2. The dragon armorvor is absolutely sick matt. BTW I love nirasawa's work and I had never heard of Beast wrestler. So cool.

  3. That art is fantastic! I love seeing all of the characters together (I especially love Halkenn hiding off to the edge there) I'm super stoked at the news of a Toyfinity vs Bio-Masters crossover and can't wait to see what emerges from that.

  4. Another awesome wave from an equally awesome crew.

    But please tell me that this year, we finally can see a pumpkin Gobon become reality. A Pumpkinbon, if you will...

  5. Lets do Altered Beast. Straight up.

    I almost typed Altered Beef. Gonna go make some Steakum.

  6. Thank you so much for all the hard work, Matt and company!

    Wonderful wave of figures.

    Can I hope for a Washington State Kugarrec?

  7. Wanted to thank you all for the work on the new heads. These are absolutely genius and I'm happy to have them in my collection.