Thank You!!!

A belated but big thank you for returning to Granthan with us on our 16th anniversary! The fact that we've somehow managed to quietly survive this long is an absolute testament to your dedication and generosity. 

Gearius and his various adventures over the years frames much of the creative journey that we've slowly explored since starting production Glyos back in 2007. One of the very first variant Pheydens was the Gear's Edge style, debuting in Wave 1 along with Standard Pheyden and Phase Pheyden. It was soon after that rollout that I carved a scar into one of the Gear's Edge Pheyden heads, which subsequently ended up becoming the prototype for the Scar Pheyden head that continues to be offered to this day. 

Soul of the Traveler, arguably the magnum opus of the Passcode era (thanks in particular to the extraordinary original soundtrack created by Disasterpeace), prominently featured Gearius in one of the lead roles, piloting his beloved Rig right into the heart of an unfolding space-time tragedy. I'll never forget working with Rich and Marcus up in the attic together as we hammered out that whole project. 

Gearius also reappeared once again as part of what stands as our most successful assortment to date "by the numbers", Wave 90. Who would think that a brown based wave would land at the top spot of all our statistics, but such is the case. 

Though he's a Second Generation Traveler, Gearius has really been with us from the start, so it's felt extra satisfying to fill your packages with the latest iteration of a somewhat unassuming, yet very pivotal, "new" old version of one of the first Pheydens. 

As of this writing, all orders have been packed and shipped out. Michelle and I were on duo duty, so it took a little longer to process the pile, but thanks to her we stayed on track. The main listening selection in the barn this time was to the 1980 Astro Boy animation, which I've watched so many times that I can "see" it, even if only just hearing the audio. We also listened to the new Indiana Jones soundtrack from the latest movie for a spell. We'll always love Indy around here. 

Our next round will be in conjunction with the upcoming trip to Power-Con in early August. The meeting of Glyos makers in the special "Glyos Alley" section of this beefy show covers almost everybody who is currently active in production, so it should be a good one. We plan to offer what we're bringing to the show online in our store at the same time as the convention, so this would mark the return of the "non-con" release, much like what we would sometimes do back in the SDCC days. Expect a direct crossover with the Culture Pirates shop as well.

Thank you once again for all the genuine creative freedom that you've fostered and shared throughout the last 16 years. Let's keep at it and see where the Dimension Gate takes us next!

*Extra special thanks to Cady for the powerful illustration of Gearius shown above! Truly amazing work, Bubba! 



  1. It's good to know that there are a few constants in life, one of witch is that Gearius, along with the rest of the Glyoverse, is still going. A lot has happened in 16 years but you and yours are some of the good ones out there and I'm happy that you're all still able to keep this little slice of magic alive for over a decade and a half.

    You keep making them Doughty, and I'll keep buying them. Looking forward to the return of the Non Con Exclusive next month!


  3. Thank you for the Thank you! What happens to the older wave stuff that doesn't sell? I wanted to grab some phase arms from Wave 97 for a build (and by some I mean 14, because CC Renegade). Is it possible you could have a 'this ain't the current wave sonny, so it just ain't hip no more, but I guess you can buy it' type store page?? Thanks! CJM


  4. That red from this wave needs to come back with greater exposure across more molds. It absolutely pops in hand. It reminds me of the first wave I experienced about seventy waves ago, only with more punch. Even more than Selogo Red.

    I was also happy to see that the Pheyden Prime blue matched up with the darker Oheydeb offerings of years gone by.

    Are they any more second generation travelers that we’ve seen? Gearius gets a lot if love based in the stellar Passcode, but surely he’s not the only one left. Or is he?

    Keep on truckin’!!

  5. 100% wishful thinking on my part but here's hoping we see some glow in the dark coming up! A gitd armorvor is my holy grail, the only thing better would be an arthrodak head to go with it.

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  7. Thank you, Matt, for the Glyo-history retrospective (I love the lore!), and for giving us the gift of Gearius. Cady's illustration is beautiful! Having only been in the Glyosverse for about six years, I haven't had the "non-con" experience yet, so I'm stoked for Power Con, even if I can't attend in person. I look forward to seeing the Culture Pirates crossover. I'm a total Bit Figs fanatic. I do lament not being able to attend in person, though. It would be amazing to meet the Glyos family that have become so impactful on my life over the last six years. Plus, someone said the Formanchie Food Truck would be onsite. Guess I'll try my hand at making my own Formanchie at home while I'm scrolling through social media next weekend for Power Con coverage and non-con Glyos goodies!
    Thanks once again!