Ahh...we finally arrive at my favorite overall wave of Glyos figures - so far:
Eclipse Pheyden and Andromeda Pheyden. Cosmic Wave is also in the wave, but he flaked out and missed the picture.
We'll get to Eclipse a little later on.
I REALLY like Andromeda Pheyden. So much so, that I have developed his character and look a lot as he evolves in my Glyos universe.
There's something about the orange mixed with glow that I really enjoy.
From left to right: Andromeda wearing torso and waist Energy Suit, with boots and gloves, but nothing on his upper arms and legs - a more casual look; Andromeda in full suit (more on this later*); Andromeda without Energy Suit, completely glowing and transparent.
Okay, so my official story about Andromeda:
Pheydens come into being during something called the "Pheyden effect." No one knows why Pheydens are generated; are they part of some cosmic police force, put into the Glyos system by a god-like being? A random quirk of the universe? A sinister experiment by Space Nazis?
In any case, Pheydens are subject to environmental factors when they are brought into being.
Andromeda was brought into existance near a star. His original coloration was a solid orange, unique to him. As his conciousness was emerging after creation, the nearby star went supernova, mixing with the energies forming Pheyden.
When he awoke fully, Andromeda found that he was completely made out of star matter, putting him among the most powerful of all Pheydens. He can unleash the star matter as destructive energy which destroys what it touches. In times of anger, there is a chance of his full power being unleashed, which is theorized would be equivalent to the same supernova which helped create him.
Over the years of his existance, he found the flip side of his personality in Eclipse Pheyden, who had been changed due to exposure to a black hole.
Andromeda has found it more conforting to wear an Energy Suit, which blocks his internal power from showing through and scaring people. His personality is overall jovial, at least until he and Eclipse meet MONSTROUS...
After the incident with Monstrous, Andromeda is a changed being. After going supernova in an attempt to destroy Monstrous, Andromeda is surprised to find that he has rengenerated - but his best friend Eclipse has not.
Andromeda goes on a quest for answers. Along the way, he coats himself in nearly-indestructible Eidrallim armor from Eidrallim Exellis. He is still out there in the Glyos system, looking for someone to answer the questions he has about why the universe punishes the Pheydens.
Andromeda Pheyden is long sold out from Onell Design, which is a shame. I could use a few more of them myself. Perhaps he could make a return, maybe as part of a three pack which could contain parts to show him in his various configurations...maybe with the new chest in orange?
One can always hope.
*Ah - I almost forgot. The original prototype picture of Andromeda Pheyden showed him in this configuration, with the original Ranic Buildman. I like it better than the official configuration, hence its placement here.