Wednesday, November 30, 2011

MOTU update

The forces of Preternia!

The updated Horde display.


The current battle in Eternia.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Starcom update

Again, an update...
I had a big box of Starcom come in earlier this year, which pretty much completed what I was looking for from Starcom.

I don't have a Shadow Upriser, the UK exclusive figures, or one of the two small evil vehicles that is super-rare - but I'm good.

Starcom is a fantastic space line, good vehicles, decent gimmicks. The figures could be a little better, but they are solid TOYS.




Monday, November 28, 2011

The Renegades

Again, more general updates of what my shelves currently look like.

These...are the Renegades.
And the Gi Joe Defiant shuttle certainly fits them well.
The Command Team flies in the main shuttle.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Visionaries Ship

Not much to say in this post...they are older pics, from when I first acquired the Visionaries ship earlier this year.



















Saturday, November 26, 2011

Microman shelves

A quick update on my Microman shelves.
It took a while for me to put them into a coherent display. I'm particularly proud of this collection. It was not an easy one to assemble, as most Microman items were not released in the US.

I'm not currently looking for anything in particular from Microman, but if you have any to get rid of, feel free to drop me a line.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Dreadnaught Rising

Following up on a post from the Glyos forums...
In the currently being told Glyos tales, the Gendrone Revolution has begun. War ravages the Glyos system.
Since vehicles are currently not something that Onell is putting out at a rapid clip, I have been repurposing vehicles from other lines into Glyos vehicles.

Enter a ship from the Visionaries.
First off, when I saw this thing with modern eyes, it reminded me immediately of the Skeletor flagship from the live-action He-Man film.
And the varied nooks and crannies of the ship reminded me a little bit of the Battle Droid carriers from Star Wars: Episode One.
Above, one of the small ships has been removed and you can see how the Phaseons fit into the small compartments almost like they were intended to be there.
Above, notice that two of the Elite Guards of Argen (noted by their green phase coloring) are in the throne room of the ship.
Below, note one of Argen's previous forms has been adapted by one of his acolytes, who pilots the rapid attack fighter attached to the ship.

The cream of the Gendrone and Phaseon crop are granted the status and coloration of Argen himself in the Revolution. Below, note one Gendrone who carries a large Phase Trident.


What will Glyaxia and Metran counter this ship with?

Thursday, November 24, 2011

The past and the future and the 90s

FINALLY got some M28X Microman. And Darkhawk from the new MU line.
Just need the other two M28X now...

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

COLECO ROBO FORCE??!??!?!?

Looks like Ideal Toys teamed with Coleco to distribute their lines outside the US.





And this artwork APPEARS new, but I don't know Robo Force like the back of my hand. Crazy Steve, you reading this?

If anyone has a multi-lingual Coleco RBT box, E-MAIL ME IMMEDIATELY.

Vulgar here joining the collection means I just need a complete SOTA to be finished Robo Force. And someone kind to scan the US box for Vulgar and Cruel's box to complete Toyfinity.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Glyanaut training facility

In the official Glyos comic "Reflex", we were shown the interior training facility of the Glyanauts, and how they were trained on Rigs by the Scar Command Pheyden.

I really enjoyed the comic, and had to build a number of Glyanauts and the Scar Command and his assistants.
But a question came up - where to display them?

I haven't been to a flea market in years. Can't say how many...it was just something I grew out of. I have a lot of other things to do with my time on a Sunday morning, honestly. The guys who love flea markets get out there and really pound the street to find bargains. I don't have the killer instinct to do it any more.

But, for a recent wedding anniversary, we took a fun day out and went to the flea market just to have some fun.
Of course, five seconds in, I find the below monstrosity...
I have pretty good recollection of toys over the years - but I see the above and I'm like, "when the hell did they make that?"
Well, I didn't follow the Ninja Turtles line from the 2000s that close. I was looking at all of the figures (did Quarry ever get released? I can probably look it up), but vehicles and such passed me by a bit.
All I see is this big mess of green brick, and a bunch of pieces.
I slowly figure out what it is, and have that strange feeling that is so rare to a collector in my position: I feel like I am discovering something, mostly because I didn't know about it before.

I'm naturally thinking like a collector - this thing is going to be $80 and I'll have to pass.
The seller asks for (after a great amount of thought) eight dollars, so there is no way I'm going to be able to pass it up.

So I got it home and thought about what the set should be used for - and there you go - Glyaxia Training Command.

Playsets are generally crappy, when looked at with adult eyes. It's just a massive piece of plastic, most of the details aren't painted (those cost money), you get two or three inches with which to stand your He-Man and your Dontallo - but better than making a cardboard box playset, right?

This one has a lot of detail.
The way I see the set is that you have the main training floor - like the Danger Room, to put it in layman's terms. Here, the newly outfitted Glyans have their training against drone Armodocs, as well as a dangerous white Sincroids and black Govurom clones! And a Sarvos.
There's also something flying around that the Axis Armored Glyans are fighting, but it is just out of our sight.
To the right of the training are, the Glyanauts watch the progress.
There are, of course, force fields protecting them from random phase arm fire.
The Sarvos assistants to Command Scar monitor the progress on their screens, evaluating the performance of each Glyan.
Spy cameras captured Command Scar and some of the high-level Pheydens watching the training. It was expected, by Glyaxia Command, that each of them would have a support team of Glyans. Gearius was leery to do so, as he had experienced bad things previously when assigned a full team of support personnel. White Skull saw it as an opportunity to have more firepower on his squad. And Hades...remained silent, being watched intensely by the other entity on the observation deck.
Glyaxia Command knew that something was disrupting their spy cameras, as no clear shot could be taken of the Travelers together. Was it Hades and his rebellious nature? A natural protection of the rocks the training center was made from? Who could say.

Monday, November 21, 2011

The favorite Glyos figure of the Cranberries

Jump over to YouTube and watch the video ZOMBIE by the Cranberries, then...

ZAHM-BIE, ZABMIE, ZAAA-HAHM-BEY-EY-EY-EY!
Pheyden.
One more Metalluma down, only a couple more to go.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Autobots, brick reconfigure!

Hasbro recently decided that they were going to make buildable Transformers.

I love the execution of the cars, but I haven't really Transformed them yet. I might not. I like the bizarre concept of Sideswipe driving Sideswipe, and the larger robot being a mech suit for him.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Microman ascendant!

We're playing catch-up a bit here...

not everything being shown in the next few days of posting is new to me...I just took the pics and forgot to post them!

I had a giant Microman fascination at one point that died off a bit when the MagnePowers line croaked and the reissues went away.
But from time to time, I pick up a pack that eluded me in the past and add them to the collection.

This pack was tough to get. It has heads from the prototype versions of the 11X and 12X figures.
The two figures really pop when shown together. The one on the right uses the MEL/Conning Tower as a color base.

Monday, November 14, 2011

White Skull Team - Glyaxia created, Metran approved

The White Skull Squadron is one of the most decorated in all of the Glyos system.