Tuesday, April 28, 2009
and where he met this Sarvos...
(both figures have original hand-cast heads with production bodies).
The Dankos Flexion Suit allowed Phanost to have the strength of ten Glyans, as well as resistance to energy weapons. This suit also contained a low-level telepathic generator, allowing the wearer's mind to contact others of his army on the battlefield.
(head is a gray hand-cast original, production body parts)
During one period of his life, Scar Pheyden moves from the deserts of Issaris to the deep seas of Quaticos, the underwater planet. During these adventures, he finds companionship with a race of undersea beings known as the ND'goa, and assists them in protecting their undersea city.
With biologicial modifications provided to him by Nebula Pheyden, Scar has gained the ability to breathe water.
It was unfortunate what happened when Exellis visited Quaticos during his search for modules...
As Phanost continues his evolution, he finds that he most explore the most exotic and strange locales in his search for the truth.
During one particularly hard stretch after a run-in with BioPheyden and some rogue Sincroids, Phanost learns of a traveler who disappeared during an experiment with deep-core star matter. Phanost uses his powers and learns of the research, developing a variation of the experimental machinery encompassed in a new power suit. Phanost activates the suit, and slowly shrinks down out of site uncontrollably, popping out of existence...
Other than the hand-cast Onell head, this figure is completely possible to construct.
Friday, April 24, 2009
Flippin' finally! Found the last one in NJ in a K-Mart, on clearance. I wouldn't have bought it otherwise. Not bad.
Madballs sighted in Legoland!
The suck-shelf is coming along...
...and quickly becoming crowded. I think some of the non-faves will be moved to another shelf, or behind the other figures.
BioPheyden Mark II gets an upgrade!
A crazy custom creation by my brother, wading through an army of Crayboth. Check out that tail!
Big Red gets a new head, along with the debut of Iron Buildtron MKII.
Re-arranged my TF shelves a bit - this is Masterforce.
Damn TRU and BOGO1/2 sale!!!
Other random things that have shown up at the house - Captain Simian, Vector Prime, a Power Miners set, Darkwind, Shockwave Animated set...
and Countdown, Bruticus, and Animated Skywarp.
Stuff I didn't take pics of: Palisades Clear Repto (love the silver brain) and Red Falcon, Power Lords Adam Power.
Something I would love to find: Captain Simian Gormongous. Has anyone ever seen one in person? Does anyone have one out there? Just an e-mail confirm with a pic would be good enough for me.
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
The Glyos system teems with life. For reasons unknown, the anomaly known as the Edge of Space has spawned a number of beings that are similar in look, if similar in no other way.
One of these beings is the man known as Starblocker.
Starblocker was raised on one of the planets on the furthest edge of the Edge of Space. His life was insignificant, save for the fact that he did not resemble his parents in any way. With his purple skin-tone, extra long limbs, and a look unlike any other being on his planet, Starblocker could have been ostracized quite easily; instead, he was one of the most well-liked beings in his area. Time passsed, and Starblocker aged. The planet was a mostly peaceful one, which made their fate all that much sadder...
One day, a strange grey and black being, twelve feet tall, landed on the planet under his own power without a spaceship, issuing a warning that the planet would be destroyed in six Glyan days. Starblocker's people were a serious race, so they quickly mechanized and attempted to destroy the being. But the being held control of untold galactic energies; he could destroy a spaceship with a thought. His hands rained nuclear fire on the denizens of Starblocker's world. It seemed that the threat of destruction would come true.
The most heroic military warrior on Starblocker's world, Captain SD-Frontia, took his ship and a crew of fifty to the next closest world, Tranzochan, in an attempt to secure help - but they found that there no longer was a planet where it should have been.
On their return to their own planet, the ship was attacked by the giant being. Overwhelmed with energies, the Captain destroyed his own ship as his crew escaped into the void of space. The being returned to Starblocker's world and destroyed it on the sixth day, as he had promised.
And what of Starblocker? Trapped in a basic space suit, there was not much time that he could survive out in space. He watched as the ship was destroyed, and the being departed. It is said that when a definitive death is before you, your mind opens in ways that it never has before. Starblocker thought of his parents, and how he had failed them. He thought of women, and holographic adventure representations, and how he had loved to eat the delicacies of his world and how he would never experience any of them again. His mind slowly slipped into unconciousness as his suit ran out of air...
Starblocker's next thought was a groggy one. His eyes opened into a bright white room, filled with mechanical equipment. Inside the room was a blue mechanical being, his eyes filled with energies beyond imagination. Beside him was an armored being, padded in curious ways; something in Starblocker's mind clicked, telling him that the second being was female. The mechanical being was part of a long-forgotten race, in Starblocker's area of space, known as Sincroids. Others would have feared this mechanical being due to reputation, but somewhere deep inside, Starblocker knew that the Sincroid was not evil.
The Sincroid asked Starblocker to tell him what had happened, and so Starblocker did. All the while, he saw the armored being watching him, felt that it related to how he looked. When the story was finished, the Sincroid pondered it. Eventually, it told Starblocker that they had received a distress call to come and pick him up after the destruction of the ship. Starblocker was curious about this - who had sent the call? The Sincroid said that it came directly from Starblocker himself.
Starblocker stayed with the Sincroid and his armored companion for three weeks. During that time, he was given an enhanced space suit with arm blasters and a space-to-oxygen conversion. The Sincroid gave him a small ship with space enough for five crew members and sent him into space; the Sincroid told Starblocker that they would not meet again, but that Starblocker had a specific duty to perform in the cosmos that he would know in the future.
Starblocker spent the next six years of his life exploring the Glyos system, solving problems and collecting information about the being who had destroyed his planet. If there was a way to destroy the being, Starblocker would find it.
It was during the sixth month of the sixth year that Starblocker received some information - a nearby planet had been visited by a strange being and told that it would be destroyed in six days. The planet was known as WVW-651 in the galactic database; Starblocker looked at the technology he had assembled, and zoomed towards the planet...
to be continued...
Sunday, April 19, 2009
Fellow Fan of Pheyden Kranix/Tengu/my ol' pal Roy has opened up a site where you can submit your stories from the "expanded universe" of Glyos. He doesn't want to know about Pheyden and Exellis - who is the crazy bartender who once witnessed a Sincroid massacre on the high plains of Issaris? What about the hotshot female pilot barrelling her way through the galaxy until she comes across a strange race of crab-like creatures devouring a star? YOU can tell their story. Or maybe you have a piece of artwork or some other non-toy creation you would like to share - Glyan Stories is the place to share it.
Stop over there now - Tengu has posted an introductory tale called "The Rescue" that you need to read.
Also, I've played around with the colors and layout here on the blog a bit. Let me know what you think.
Monday, April 13, 2009
Sunday, April 12, 2009
From right: Dokurom, Granthan Corps Govurom, and a mystery guest with some new hardware.
Overall, very happy with my draws. My thoughts from the initial pics were for a Lost Sincroid or Nobotos, but it was not that big a deal for me. Everything Matt has done so far has been high quality, so I am happy with the ones I got.
Saturday, April 11, 2009
Thursday, April 9, 2009
I don't usually go for the Suck-Pegs, but I love the Suck Shark.
Only 12 more figures to go! I wonder if anyone has a full set...
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
While you are over there, why not check out the rest of the October Toys site? Lots of information on the site - one of their products is the the ultra-cool Z.O.M.B.I.E. figures! George and Ayleen also run the Toy Break weekly internet show, providing you up-to-date information and reviews in the world of toys, vinyl, plush - you name it.
Show them your love - and give them some web traffic!
Lost and gone, this Pheyden seeks the Home World of the Crayboth. The journey has isolated him, to the point that his sanity is at its fracturing point. Having forgotten all but his mission, he stumbles through the forests, ever searching.
Sunday, April 5, 2009
Thanks to Ghost Target for the pic and description!
Saturday, April 4, 2009
On a world twisted and dominated by a scarred Sincroid, the inhabitants have grown to fear...an apparition.
It is unknown whether the phantom is truly a specter or a living being, but it is claimed to have been seen around the grounds of a long abandoned bunker. The “official” story is that the Pheyden’s body was left to rot where it fell and be reclaimed by the ground. The rebel carcasses remain as a sign of what will happen to all those that defy the omnipotent leader.
Thanks to Fan of Pheyden Ghost Target for the pic and bio!
Syl didn't provide any write-up, just pictures. I'd estimate it took six to eight buildmen to make this awesome creation.
moving over an outcropping
Wednesday, April 1, 2009
A strange being was sent to us from Tyr. The Raiders from Grimstad, made new armor and branded Rune of Tyr in armor chest and arm, making the Valhalla Warrior whole again. Gave him name Ghost Valhalla, white body clear body. Berserker in battle, seafarer renowned, was called by Odin in a splash of blindness
"A strange being was sent to us from Tyr, the Norse God of War. We, The Raiders from Grimstad, forged new armor in which was branded Rune of Tyr into the armor chest and arm, making the Valhalla Warrior whole again. We dubbed him the Ghost from Valhalla, due to his white and colorless body. Renowned for both his seafarer ways and his berserker rage in battle, Odin called him back in a flash of bright light."
Thanks to Ghost Target for the bio and the pic!