Wednesday, May 27, 2009

This blog is closed.

For a few days, while the Doc is off to Botcon in search of Transformers and merriment with fellow fans.

While you are waiting, enjoy this picture of an Eidrallim:

Monday, May 25, 2009

Custom Glyos #34-35-36 - the future of Pheyden...

The ultimate battle had occurred. Pheyden used his powers gained from Govurom to merge with Exellis and a few other beings to become the ultimate hybrid created, Villeyden.
The confrontation with Monstrous was amazing - and destructive. In the end, the cataclysmic energies unleashed by Villeyden were enough to destroy both of them - and three planets in the Glyos system. Pheyden and Exellis were no more...

But the universe abhors a vacuum. Or perhaps Pheyden had used a trick of time and space. In any case, Pheyden popped up again a few short months later, his skin the same familiar shade of blue. At least, that is what his friends thought initially; but there had been a change that went deeper than the change in his eye color, which now were a shiny silver shade. This Pheyden was much more reckless, and seemed to have no memories of his previous adventures or adversaries.

At the same time, Exellis arose from a Gobonic chamber, his Sincroid body housing his computerized soul. His body had been re-created after the battle with Monstrous, and was now ready to use the knowledge he had gained from Plasma Pheyden to find his Lost Army of Sincroids.

Little did Exellis and Pheyden know that a faulty Phase Arm would forever change both of their destinies.

Pheyden and Exellis both wound up outside of the Hall of Knowledge on planet Issaris, the gateway to the final resting place of the Sincroids just inside the doors. Unlike the previous version of Pheyden, the new Pheyden did not ask Exellis a question as he came across the renegade Sincroid attempting to gain entrance to the hall - he slipped on a Phase Arm and opened fire. Exellis turned around, and was surprised to find the blue Pheyden on top of him, attempting to blast his head off. A blocked blast ricocheted off of a metallic surface, blasting off Exellis' hand. Pheyden was crazed - he screamed that he would end the Sincroid threat once and for all.
Exellis thrust his arm blindly up, plugging into the end of the Phase Arm. His technology began to assimilate the Phase Arm at the same instant Pheyden gave the mental command to fire.
The Phase Arm discharged, but the energy was released into Exellis' circuits, causing a chain reaction at the atomic level.

Pheyden came to, and felt the change immediately. Portions of his body had been transformed, with Sincroid technology replacing his organs. His connection to travel time and space was severed, although he felt stronger than ever before. Looking over, he saw that all that remained of Exellis was a head. The head was still functioning, which was strange, but it was working. Next to the both of them was an entirely new being: a fusion of Pheyden, Sincroid, and phase technology. He would be known as Phayzden.

Being reduced to an elemental state restored Pheyden to his previous level of sanity, even as his body and powers had been forever transformed. Phayzen was like a living Phase Arm with the aptitude and disposition of a Pheyden; together with the head of Exellis, plugged into a Hill Socket to allow him to live, they travel the cosmos together, righting the wrongs of the Lost Sincroid Army and any other threat to the Glyos system.

Simple recipe on these guys: one Standard Pheyden and Exellis with a Phase Arm.


God help you if you didn't already know about this, as it may be too late - but new Buildmen and Phase Arms have been released over at the official Glyos site (and Callgrim's site too!). Enjoy - there are many sites to see there. The PASSCODE section on the Glyos site is awesome, IMO.

Links, as always are to the right.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

It's worse than we thought! It's not just him! They're back!

They're - SQUAWK! POP...sshhhhzzzzzzzzz...

Mutation has ready...






Saturday, May 16, 2009

Code received...uploading...





Friday, May 15, 2009 anyone there....




one step closer...



Thursday, May 14, 2009

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Callgrims World - Vol. 3 - Through the Black Hole

In the last part of our adventure, the red Scar Pheyden had returned from his apparent demise and blasted Callgrim to bits. To complete his revenge, he placed Black Hole Exellis and Red Guardian Pheyden in an Eidrallim pod and fired them into a black hole...

The pod zoomed into the black hole, and RG Pheyden grabbed BH Exellis. He attempted to shift through time and space, only to find his access blocked. How can this be possible?, he wondered - but somehow Scar and Offender Phanost had done it. The black hole surrounded them, and Exellis smiled.
"Keep your hands on me," he said quickly. Energy flowed out from BHE, surrounding the pod and Pheyden. His power was incredible! They passed through the black hole, the mechanical components of the pod shorting out as they went through.
The ride was incredibly violent - Pheyden slammed his head against a side of the pod and lost conciousness...

RGP awoke on a grassy hill on a sunny day. Exellis was standing a short distance away; the remains of the pod were scattered over the field. Pheyden called to him. Exellis turned, his face full of anguish. "We are back where I came from. The world of the BANIMON."

Exellis explained what had happened. This universe, accessed through the black hole, was populated by strange talking animals, for the most part. They had been ruling this planet for thousands of years, when, one day, a strange being arrived with his silent companion. The being was known as Phanost - his companion, Sarvos. He claimed to be from an apocalyptic future where the animals faced extinction at the hands of a being called PHEYDEN; but Phanost had a plan - an army of synthetic warriors called Sincroids would protect the Banimon from domination. RGP shook his head - this was almost the flipside of his situation with Callgrim and the red Scar Pheyden. Eventually, the resources of the Banimon and the knowledge of the Sarvos produced a single prototype, which they called Exellis.

Exellis was unintentionally created with a self-actuating mental capacity, due to flaws in the Banimon construction - when activated, Exellis read the minds of the beings around him. In the mind of Phanost, he saw unspeakable images of distruction and horror, the remnants of a destroyed dimension. No mental activity was detected from Sarvos. In one second, Exellis rebelled against his creators; leaving the labs after an intense battle, Exellis found himself on the run through an unknown land...

With the assistance of two freedom fighters, Exellis went on a series of adventures, always managing to stay one step ahead of the Banimon leadership and Phanost. Eventually, he found an item that had fallen to the planet and kept hidden by a simple country rabbit creature. It was a mechanical block similar to his technology. Exellis knew to slip it into his chest mechanics, and did so -
The world disappeared in a flash - he was travelling through space - a black hole approached - Exellis' color shifted from white and red to black and red, with red and grey detailing - he flew into the darkness of the hole -
And then he was on the other side, drifting through space. He floated for some unknown amount of time, drifting through the galaxy. Although this was not his ideal existence, he would not be used as a weapon for anyone.

A ship found him in the darkness, and reeled him in. Surprised to find a functioning being in the darkness of space, the inhabitants of the ship took him to the nearest inhabited planet, where Exellis disguised himself as a worn-out Buildman while he discovered what to do next.
After working a number of angles on the planet, Exellis was surprised to hear a story about "a sector of space locked off by Sarvos". Perhaps they had come for him at last - Exellis rushed to defeat them, in a ship bought with hard earned currency. Instead he had found Callgrim and RGP.

The next steps were clear to Pheyden - they needed to go back through the black hole and stop the red Scar...but this universe also had problems to solve. He would not have time to think about it, as they were confronted by the main components of Exellis' story: Phanost and Sarvos.

Phanost was surprised to see a Pheyden in his universe; he glanced at Sarvos, who did not move. The call to battle was given - Phanost was a particularly strong fighter, but so was this Pheyden. Their blows rocked each other with great force. Sarvos stood unmoving as Exellis charged him; with a quick side-step, he tripped Exellis and forced a fist downwards, a loud crack snapping through the air.
RG Pheyden talked to Phanost as they fought - where had Phanost come from? Why had he cast Pheyden as the villian? Phanost charged again, another round of the fight starting - with no answer to the question.
Pheyden felt a strange feeling. It was similar to the call of the First Pheyden, who could summon other Pheydens to him through gentle mental connection; this was more like a tidal wave of energy slamming into his skull at one million miles per hour. Sarvos' eyes flashed a glowing red for a second. A secondary pinch of pain slipped through his conciousness quickly, the overall effect too much to bear. RG Pheyden dropped - allowing Phanost one clear punch directly on the top of Pheyden's skull. The ground shook from the blow. Pheyden fell aside, his mind groggy. His body was on fire, his skull felt shattered. And then - the energy.

Pheyden jumped back up, Phanost jumped back. How could this Pheyden take such a beating? , he wondered. RG Pheyden opened his eyes, and they were deep black. Phanost's eyes widened - not now! The darkness blasted out from Pheyden's eyes, swirling and moving, gathering in physical form a few short feet away. Phanost looked at Sarvos, who kicked Exellis aside.
"We need to go - now! What do you have?" Phanost blurted. Sarvos lifted his arm, pointing at Red Guardian Pheyden. "Okay - mental sync - now!" Phanost locked eyes with Sarvos - in three seconds, they disappeared in a flash. The being finally finished forming, his dark form created...

This new scarred Pheyden looked at Red Guardian and the Black Hole Exellis. His eyes surveyed the grounds. "They have gone to your world." he said to RGP. There was time for a quick explanation - he was Apocalypse Pheyden, and he was chasing the criminals Apocalypse Phanost and Apocalypse Sarvos. They had destroyed three dimensions before arriving in this one; A. Pheyden was the sole survivor of dimension #2, but not without high personal cost. Answering RG's question before it was asked, AP described how Apocalypse Sarvos could read the minds of sentients, and Phanost used his dimension-drifting ability to drag them both to the new dimension. He would accompany them back to RG's home dimension, to stop the Apocalypse duo once and for all. It was also in his ability to close off the Banimon dimension to Phanost's dimension-drift, so that it would never again be troubled by Apocalypse Phanost.

The mind scan had been quick; Sarvos had seen only the last planet that Red Guardian had been on, nothing more. The dimension-drift was an unexact science. They appeared on the planet, in the middle of what looked like an archeological dig by red Sarvos. A red Scar Pheyden approached them, flanked by other beings. Offender Phanost looked carefully at Apocalypse Phanost.
It took some time, but explanations were made. Scar, on the advice of his Phanost, allowed these two other beings to join his cause. They needed to find the creator of Callgrim before the First Pheyden sensed what was happening. With his assistance, they might finally be able to discover the secret of the Glyos universe and pierce the Edge of Space to see what lay beyond.

Black Hole Exellis turned off his ability once the ship was through the black hole. Apocalypse Pheyden snorted - something blocked his ability to move through time and space into this dimension. Red Guardian looked at his two new associates, and thought of Callgrim as they approached the planet...

Callgrim's skull sat in the dust, burn marks covering the white mechanical head. Wind passed over the skull, no signs of life in it. The click-clack of mechanical boots slowly becomes louder. A glint of light hit a non-dusty part of Callgrim's skull. A mechanical hand grabbed the skull, picking it up from the dirt. The sound of the boots recede into nothingness.

I need your help again!

Hey guys,

I am getting the stuff together from wayy back on Custom #23, who I did not have a head picked out for, and am going to show the results soon.

But I have another question!

What FEET should I use on this guy?

This is not a contest, but merely a figure where I am completely stumped on what feet to use!
My first choice was plain clear feet, but that didn't do it for me; I then tried the Solaris pink feet, and those will work in a pinch, but I want the RIGHT feet.

So make some suggestions!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Callgrim's World Vol. 2 - Scar's Revenge

When we last left Callgrim and Red Guardian Pheyden, they had picked up a new ally in their battle against a red Scar Pheyden and Offender Phanost (original post):
Black Hole Exellis, an Exellis from an alternate universe who had come to the Glyos universe through a black hole.
With BHE on the team, Callgrim executed a plan that destroyed the planet of robotized people who were turned into Sarvos, trapped Offender Phanost in a 4th dimensional cube, and dismembered the red Scar Pheyden with a dimension bomb.

A scant two weeks had passed when Callgrim and his two friends were attacked again - by an upgraded red Scar Pheyden and his minions:

Scar knew where he had made his mistake - he did not give his Sarvos enough mental capacity to be able to handle Callgrim. So he took his remaining eight Sarvos and upgraded them. Five were only given an upgrade in intelligence, but the other three were given special reprogramming and upgrades.
The red Sarvos on the right of the picture wearing a belt is Sarvos Mark P, or S-P for short. He has been given access to the skill sets of his former being, an adventurer on the robotized planet. He now devises unique ways to deal with Callgrim's crew.
The black Sarvos is known only as STAR. He is a crack shot with a Phase Arm, and carries out the whims of Scar with deadly, silent precision. He no longer speaks after his upgrade, although it is unknown if he chooses not to - or if he cannot.
Scar himself has been changed by the dimension bomb; reconstructed from Sarvos and Buildman parts, along with a technology pirated from the Denoch, Scar now has a chest composed completely of dimensional energy. This has no positive effect on his being - at times, he will freeze and begin to fall out of phase with the Glyos universe. Only immediate treatment by his constant companion STAR restores him to corporeal existence.

The battle was fierce. Callgrim had been caught off-guard. During the battle, Callgrim was completely destroyed in a hail of lasers. Scar and his men captured Red Guardian Pheyden and BHE; in a fit of laughing, Scar said he would show them mercy. Placing them in a Edraillim pod, he fired them into the black hole that BHE had come from...

New short film from Potent Pictures - Teddy B.!

Hey peeps,

check out the newest production from Potent Pictures, a group I work with on films.
It is best to just watch it, as describing the short would be giving it away.
Check it out here: Teddy B. short.

Your ol' buddy the Doc is in this film.

Please let me know what you think in the comments area.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Custom Glyos #33 - Buildmaster!

Finally - the secret can be revealed!

Ranic Pheyden cleaned his hands of Sincroid fluids, looking back at his phalanx of Buildman assistants. What could make a machine so evil, when the buildman mechanoids are so emotionless?, he thought. During the battle, one of the Buildmen had been damaged beyond salvage, so Ranic Pheyden decided to sit down and take apart the inner core of the Buildman and really find out what made them tick, outside of their interchangeable power system and multi-tronic limbs.

After a few hours, RP had broken down the Buildman into its component parts and was examining the "brains" of the machine. With his knowledge of computerized systems and robotics, RP had narrowed down two specific parts of the Buildman that he did not understand, which puzzled him. There was a specific circuit in the brain that did not seem to have any application to the Buildman as constructed, and a sealed inner chest module that had no seams of construction. RP needed a scientific comparison; dragging a deactivated Buildman from storage on his ship, the Technician's Brand, RP went to work. And within a few hours, once again he was left with the same two questions.

The brain circuit was unusual, in that RP could not test the circuit with any of his equipment. In fact, it did not seem to respond to electrical stimulation or any other power. The design of it seemed familiar to Ranic Pheyden, although he could not place it...
The inner chest module was more puzzling; how could it be constructed and sealed in this way?
RP subjected the module to a number of tests. Finally, under magnification of the sub-atomic level, he saw a small opening in the machine. It was a series of tiny prongs, like those found on a microchip. Something connected to those prongs...and it snapped into his mind. The circuit in the brain described the connector for a computer, and the prongs were the connection point. Ranic Pheyden quickly assembled the machinery.

It was time to do it or time to ignore it. Scientific curiosity would not allow RP to ignore - he connected the computer to the module. Immediately, the module cracked open, an invisible seam making itself visible. Inside the module was a hand-reader, sized for Pheydens. Ranic had only one choice - he placed his hand in the cradle and his mind was filled with information - a coordinate in space and time. He concentrated, allowing his Pheyden heritage to bridge time and space and take him to -

In the end, Ranic Pheyden met a being who would one day become known to him as the Buildmaster. Together, they worked on a project to modify the junker robots populating the Glyos universe into Buildmen. The main head of the Buildman robots would be cast in honor of the Buildmaster; the second, alternate Buildman head was added later and designed after the Umassian Commando units, feared throughout the galaxy.

Buildmaster was an old being when Ranic Pheyden met him, full of anger from numerous failures when creating mechanical beings, and also distrusting of alien species. After a week with Ranic Pheyden, he was a changed creature, happy at his place in life and putting the Buildman into mass production.
Ranic Pheyden realized that the core module and circuits had been one of his additions to the project, as a way to get the coordinates to himself to go back in time and help create the Buildman. There was a question in RP's mind - who had left the original message? How could the Buildmaster create the Buildman on his own, if Ranic had always been an assistant to the creation? That was the nature of time-travel - the universe would insure that it worked out somehow.

Buildmaster is completely a figure that a Fan of Pheyden can build, except the head. The head is from a prototype unused Buildman that no longer exists. A brown alternate Buildman head can be substituted, if desired.

May Day! Money needed - eBay auctions started!

Well, as April became May, my positive cash flow has turned negative, so I am auctioning off some stuff on the old eBay. In the particular round: DC Universe figures, Heroscape exclusives, and a Sigma Six Long Range with skull keychain. Here is the link:

Nothing Glyos up at this time. If I don't hit the sales I need, expect some Lego and more Heroscape to pop up there in a few days.

Friday, May 1, 2009

Riffin' about my updates

Hey to everybody out there!

Since we are hitting a new month and updates have been sporadic the last few weeks, I just wanted to give some general info about how I post.

I have a limited amount of time on my hands, and sometimes, the blog will go without an update for a number of days. At other times, I have a few hours to kill and decide to update the blog - numerous times.
Pictures stop me in many circumstances - I'll have a great topic I want to talk about, but the act of taking and preparing a good picture takes up so much time, I don't feel like posting by the time I get everything prepared.

To anyone who has posted a comment - I appreciate the feedback.
To my followers - appreciate knowing that you are out there following this.

I still have many stories to tell about my Glyos universe, so keep your eyes peeled. There are a few coming up that I am really excited to have in front of an audience, including the continuing story of Starblocker, the introduction of some key new characters, a cameo by everyon's favorite intergalactic supervillain, and the coming of...F-PUNCH. He's pretty unforgettable.

Custom Glyos #32 - Quantum P.

The Glyos universe is full of varied life forms and mechanical wonders - this entry examines what happens when a Pheyden happens across one of the most powerful weapon sets in the universe...

This particular Pheyden was a "descendant" of the legendary Arquem Pheyden, who had disappeared many years prior in the "Enigma Incident". His memories began on a day without a reference point, on a planet lush with jungle life. Plants were the dominant species on the planet - Pheyden was not sure how he knew this, but he did. His knowledge base was large; he could identify planets, knew about elements in the ground that he came across, saw small animals running around through the foilage that he could identify - but without a reference point of how this had come to be.

Over months that spanned into years, Pheyden wandered the planet. As he did not have to eat, it was simple for him to exist. His muscles tired, needing only short rests to regenerate their power. On the outer fringes of his mind, Pheyden could feel an energy that represented time and space to him - again, without knowing his origins, he could not know that all Pheydens inherently had the ability to move through time and space, even if it was blocked for a number of reasons in some members of the vast Pheyden genus. At times, he felt as if he could touch the power - but it was not to be. Instead, he moved across the jungle world, never coming across any surprises, only plant life and small, insignificant animals.

The world of Pheyden changed forever when he pushed through some dense jungle fauna into an open space, cleared of jungle. In the open space was a large octagonal building, weathered with age. Pheyden felt it call to him...there was no doubt that he would have to explore it. But something lingered in his spirit, that once the secrets of the building were known, Pheyden would forever be changed.
He lasted three days before entering the temple, enjoying the fall of night and the rise of day. If this was to be his last day, then Pheyden was going to embrace oblivion with open arms and warm memories.
The building was nearly empty inside. It seemed to have been constructed from the inside out, as if the building was a number of layers grown around a basic skeletal structure. Pheyden moved carefully, holding a whip-like vine in his hand. In the center of the room was a platform; on the platform, a small square container barely larger than Pheyden's arm, but as long as his leg. THIS was what had been calling to him, he immediately recognized. Taking the container, he intuitively knew how to open it. The top of the container flipped open, four metallic objects dropping out from it.

Pheyden reached out, his arm sliding through the center of one of the objects - a circular arm bracer. Energy connected inside him - the other three objects did not hit the ground, hovering in the air before him. Pheyden cocked his head slightly. There was another bracer - it slid over his other arm, both items sizing to his limbs.
The other two items slipped onto his legs where his boots started. Suddenly, power surged through Pheyden. He felt his limbs lessen in weight and he zipped into the sky, flying off-planet and out into the cosmos.

He eventually discovered and renounced his duties as a Pheyden, referring to himself only as "P". The power of the Q bracers slowly eroded his mind, even as it made him more and more powerful. There came a point when the combined forces of the Prime Pheyden, R-Exellis, S.H., Gobon II, and Baby Monstrous were needed to combat his power - but that is another story...

Quantum P. is a figure that you can build using parts from a number of different Glyos figures. He will be undergoing a revision once the new Phase Arms are released.