Monday, May 24, 2010

To Eternia and Beyond

This is for you. You know who you are.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Hamburger Hurter!

The Glyos fans out there might not know that there is a new customizer on the scene - Jesse Destasio.
If the name sounds familiar, it is because he has been around the toy world for a while. Check out his website for more info.

Anyway, some of his recent toys have had Glyos parts infused in their "this should remind you of something" mythology...a recent addition to his ranks is the Hamburger Hurter:
If anyone was a follower of my old RBT site, they might remember I did a feature on Food Fighters there on the "Toy Information" part of the site - it was the first picture of the unreleased Food Fighters Fridge playset.
Anyway, this guy is pretty cool and a welcome part of my Glyos collection.
Keep an eye on Destasio's site for more custom toys!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Interview with the Four Horsemen about Outer Space Men!

Thanks to the crew over at It'sAllTrue, a great interview about the Outer Space Men and the Four Horsemen.


It is an exciting time to be a Glyos fan - and of the Outer Space Men!

Chooch thinks so:

Sunday, May 9, 2010



Forty-two years ago the space race between the United States and Russia was in full swing, and a full wave of action figures known as “The Outer Space Men” was released that caught the imagination of a generation.

Although the initial salvo of characters was well received, the characters that were to be part of the second wave, collectively referred to as “The World of Tomorrow”, never made it into production and currently only exist as elaborate prototypes / production samples in the homes of a couple of fortunate collectors.

Fast forward to today…
Four Horsemen Toy Design Studios have been able to have a hand in the successful re-launches of many of their favorite toy lines from their childhood, but a few of their favorite properties have so far been unobtainable to them – until now.

Collaborating closely with the property’s creator,
Mel Birnkrant, the Four Horsemen are proud to announce their first venture into licensed properties - The Outer Space Men!

Already well into production, the first two 3-3/4 inch scaled waves of The Outer Space Men will consist of two characters per wave.

Wave one will be
Astro-Nautilus: the Man from Neptune featuring four articulated tentacles and his regal undersea trident; and Inferno: the Flame Man of Mercury wielding his fiery flame blaster and removable helmet!

Wave two will contain
Xodiac: the Man from Saturn along with his Saturnian scepter, disintegrator pistol, and removable helmet; and Metamorpho: the Man from Alpha Centauri brandishing his morpho-gun, alpha sensor, and transforming facial features!

The Outer Space Men creator, Mel Birnkrant has given the Four Horsemen full access to all of the OSM archives in order to assure the highest quality and coolest new interpretations of the characters possible, but the collaboration doesn’t end there…

In an effort to re-introduce The Outer Space Men to as wide an audience as possible, new play features have been added into this new version of a classic toy line! Working directly with
Matt Doughty, owner of Onell Design, the Four Horsemen have incorporated Onell Design's innovative Glyos joint system into The Outer Space Men, making them almost 100% compatible with all of Onell design's releases! The Outer Space Men is something that both the Four Horsemen and Matt have been discussing for years now, and it just seemed like the perfect property in which to incorporate the phenomenal Glyos “fit function”.

As production nears completion, more images and product availability info will be released. The release of The Outer Space Men marks a new approach to action figure production for the Four Horsemen, and more info about this, other announcements and what role the Horsemen’s
FANtastic Exclusive venture will play in all of this will come next week.

I'm a little late with getting this information up, but it is an important step in the evolution of Glyos. Hop on over to for more information!