I had a busy day in town today, but when I got home I found that I had a package waiting! I love packages!
NiStuff's Anomalies came in! Wooooooo!!!!
In case anyone hasn't seen these yet, here's a little run-down: Ni, a member of the October Toys Forum, has been making really cool Glyos custom figures for a good little while now, but only recently did he start making totally new figures that are all his own. He eventually sent them to a factory in China and had them made as production figures! There's something just ultra-cool about doing that!
These little dudes are called the Anomalies, and they are 2-3 inch solid PVC figurines that you can get in packs of six representing different races of aliens in his own universe. Each set comes with the Laion, the Ancient Astronaut, the Adaman, the Slir, the SEG and the Strugg. I'm still learning who is who, but I'll tell you this much: they're ALL awesome! If you want a set, check out Ni's store here. At only 15 bucks a set, you can't go wrong! Fantastic figures and a great deal! While you're there check out his more limited custom figures as well!
They're tied in in some way to the Glyos System universe, but I'm not 100% sure how exactly... I'm just getting into the story. They look really cool along with the Glyos figures!
One keen extra cool bit about this six pack is that it comes with a Glyos compatible head of a character called the Subject. How creepy is that? The head is a perfect match colorwise to the gray that has been used for Glyos figures in the past.
The alien races are as follows:
The Ancient Astronaut
The detail is amazing... even the bottoms of the feet are sculpted. I can't rave about them enough!
As you can see the figures are statically posed figurines much like MUSCLE figures. They're a bit bigger, but would look really cool with almost any mini figures.
I can't wait to get some free time to paint these suckers up!
Here's another little "3-D sketch" figure I made. His name is D.K. and he's kinda creepy but still sorta cute. I drew a sketch of the little nugget a few days ago, and it has been an itch in the back of my brain ever since. Sometimes you just have to make something or go nuts.
He's made of polymer clay, and his noggin is painted with glow in the dark paint for extra creepiness. He stands 2.25 inches tall.
That's all 8 MOH-TOOS boxed up... I've shuffled the boxes about 6 times so far, and totally forgot what was in each box (I kinda didn't keep track when I was putting them in-- just making sure they were packed securely), and I'll probably shuffle them a few more times (want to make sure these are as random as possible) then slap mailing labels on them.
They'll ship out tomorrow morning-- thanks so much, guys!!!
To order your MOH-TOO send an email with "MOH-TOOS" as the subject to this email address:
I'll send a Paypal invoice directly back to your email account for $40 ($35 + $5 S&H). If you are an international buyer and would like any extra shipping services (IE: upgraded to Global Priority or EMS) please inform me in the email, and I will adjust your shipping cost accordingly.
There is a strict limit of one MOH-TOO per person. All orders will be filled on a first-come-first-served basis. When all 8 slots have been filled I will post an announcement here. MOH-TOOS will ship out blind boxed fashion to be fair to everyone, so you won’t know who you’ll get until you get him! I will try my best to have figures in the mail by Tuesday.
Welcome, true believers! Here are some details about the release of the MOH-TOOS:
MOH-TOOS are 2 inch tall hand-sculpted and hand-painted polymer clay figurines that were made as a tribute to my love for all things Masters of the Universe-- mainly the bad guys! Each figure is a truly one-of-a-kind original piece of fan art. These are not resin castings, so each one is the ONLY one made. That's it... when you have one you own the ONLY one! Each figure comes bagged with an individually hand-made header card explaining the story of the MOH-TOOS!
On Sunday November 6th at 9pm EST I'll post an email address where you can send me an email with "MOH-TOOS" as the subject line, and I'll send invoices back to you on a first-come-first-served basis. Because of the extremely limited nature of these figures I'll have to limit one per customer. These will be sent out blind-packaged to be fair to everyone, so you won't know who you'll get until you get him!
Each figure will cost $35 plus $5 for shipping with tracking in the US. I can ship it for $5 globally, but there won't be any tracking... if international buyers want to have the package insured and/or tracked we'd have to go with a different shipping service, but rest assured you will NOT be gouged for shipping-- that's one of my big pet peeves.
Feel free to trade your MOH-TOOS over on the October Toys Forum-- it's a great place full of great folks! Come on over and share a few laughs, and you just might learn some new stuff in the meantime!
Thanks, everyone, and I'll be seeing you SUNDAY NIGHT!!!
Well... I know I've been away from this blog for a while, so I figured I'd pop back up with a neat announcement.
These little guys are called MOH-TOOS, and they stand about 2 inches tall and 1.5 inches wide on average-- the one styled after Whiplash is a bit taller and wider than the rest. They are hand-sculpted and hand-painted one of a kind pieces-- these are NOT resin castings. Just like the Kawaiiju when you own one of these you own the ONLY one. You'll be getting an original piece. Additionally, just like the Kawaiiju these are unrefined sculpts that show the hand of the artist. They'll be packaged blind, but I figure if you guys are as crazy as I am about the Masters of the Universe you won't mind getting any of them... I tried to pick the most recognizable fan favorite characters starting from the first waves and moving forward.
A couple of years ago when I did the first wave of Kawaiiju figures I was talking with Phil Reed (mastermind behind Battlegrip.com), and he suggested that I make a run of Masters of the Universe themed Kawaiiju.
All this time later, and TA-DA! Here they are!
Stay tuned here-- more details are coming very soon about release time, packaging, price, shoe size, etc. :wink:
Stu Levy, the founder of Tokyopop, is making a documentary about the devastation and recovery after the earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan recently. A very good cause that is worth a look. click the picture below to see how you can help make this possible:
The project has raised $11,262 of its $20,000 goal. It only has 12 days to go, so let's all hope it hits the mark by then! We all know how fast this money can be raised, so let everyone know about it on your blogs, your Twitter, Facebook, Myspace, Etc... just get the word out!!!
My buddy Matt Doughty of Onell Design passed along some of his newest figures to me the other day. The latest design is a figure called the Glyan. A military character, the Glyan is armored and armed and ready to kick butt! Each figure comes with an extra head and a gun. Now, that might not seem so impressive until you consider the fact that each set is made up of 25 interchangeable pieces! That means one thing: BUILDING TIME!
Needless to say, I have been building like a madman! Take a look at the kinda stuff you can build with these figures and a few extra bits and pieces from the collection:
Happy building, kids! Matt should have more of the Glyans in stock soon... keep an eye on the blog for updates and two eyes on the store for more great Glyos goodies!