There time is near my friends, start saving your money, because the the Tuttz/ Kings of Atlantis Glyos line is about to be released soon. We haven't set down a specific date but I'm only a day or 2 away from painting the final few figures in WHOLE line. On some days we took photos of the completed figures, which you can tell from my previous posts. So as we near the release date check here and Argonaut Resins for more updates and a little more on this new entry to the Glyos universe!
Ever wonder how the Tuttz get around? They know! ;)
It's a Argonaut Resins x Jelly Empire x Soundwave810 crossover figure.
Yes, I worked on this figure and made into the upkeepers of peace for the Jellatic Empire!
I forgot to mention that I will be at Big Kev's Geekstuff table also on Sunday from 10am until 11am. So come on by even if you just want to say hi or talk about toys and stuff!
Here's the latest press release from Argonaut Resins on the Glyos project I've been working on.
Here are some newer teaser images of the second half of the Glyos Tuttz project I'm collaborating on with Matt Doughty of Onell Design creator of the famous Glyos. This second part of the project will feature the return of the Kings Of Atlantis in Glyos form action figures! I will also finally reveal all of the Kings powers with this release finally. As with the Tuttz Glyos we teased earlier the talented Victor Durango will be handling the paint work. As we near completion on this project everything will be fully revealed by Matt Doughty with all images of assortments and pricing.
The story... The Tuttz are looking for a ancient relic that was taken from their home world a very long time ago. They have finally found the location of a world they believe to hold their relic but it is inhabited by a race of beings older and more powerful than them. The Kings of Atlantis have settled on this hidden planet for thousands of years after plundering many galaxies of their riches. Everyone who has come the Kings of Atlantis's planet in search of the Universes greatest treasures have all perished. The Tuttz Bad Luck Squadron will have their might tested trying to recover their ancient relic on this hostile world hidden deep within the outer regions of space....
Today's Foreign Friday is also a Kamen Rider Motion Revive Series Figure. This is Kamen Rider Zeronos: Altair form. From what I gathered from the 'net, the Altair form his is base form which explains his Emperor form which I'll show you guys next week.
For a blind box series of toys this figures are fantastic and if you're a fan of Kamen Rider and the 3 3/4"- 1:18 scale, these figures are right up your alley! Too bad the line got canceled after 6 or 7 waves.
So if you loyal readers haven't seen the new Thundercats series, I highly suggest that you do! In my opinion it's WAY better than the original, and it's so much better that I've actually gone a bit out of my way to get as many of the toys as possible. At this moment, all I want is the Tower of Omens because I have just about everything else minus the 6" Panthro, Lion-O and the role-playing toys (sword of omens).
One problem I had, was that my Cheetara had warped legs from being packaged and all the hot water in the world couldn't warp it back. I tired. So what does a smart, individual like myself do? We make a stand! Pretty neat huh?
A project like this is not as easy as you may think but somewhere in those cracks of free time I had, I managed to craved this out. It came out SO well that I've made it my featured item in a new venture.
I've opened up a new web store "Cassette Man Studios" dedicated to toys. Either extra stuff I'm selling off or custom projects like this. So head over there is you're interested in stands for your 4" Thundercats!
The first person who can post in the comment section, what the reference to the name of the webstore "Cassette Man" is, gets a prize! What that prize is I'm not sure but it'll definitely be a toy!
as promised here are some teaser images of the secret project I'm collaborating with Onell Designs Matt Doughty creator of the famous Glyos. Rob Losito introduced me to Matt at the New York Comic Con last year and suggested we work together since I was a big fan of the Glyos figures. What we came up with is the Bad Luck Squadron! A fighting squad of mini Tuttz action figures. This project was going to be a lot of work so we brought in artist Victor Durango (that's me!) to help with designing the bodies, accessories and all the paint work for the entire line and the One Cam and When Giants Meet to do the the project photography. We will be releasing more images and pricing of the first wave in the near future on the Glyos site....and you know me - there will be lot's of surprises in store!
As always thanks for your tireless support!
So there you have it, one of the many projects that I've been working on.
Hope you guys like it and keep an eye out for more info on this blog!
Hey guys! I know there hasn't been a any posts lately but I've been busy. I've got multiple toy projects going on at the same time and I've hardly had time to go toy hunting. All I've been doing is waking up, working and going back to bed mostly.So I'm taking a break from blogging for a bit.
UNLESS it's about a toy project that I'm working on because I know SOME of you guys out there are into designer toys and that's what I've been working on. Including helping END of Argonaut Resins produce Sneakerheads for Cookies N Cream. So check them out!
On a side note, I gotta say, Jboypacman is a BRO! We worked out a trade a while back and I've been meaning to show you guys what I got, he really hooked it up. Not only that but Jboy CONSISTENTLY posts comments here. If that doesn't make him BRO I don't what does. Btw, Jboy, I still got your Warpath, I'm just having trouble finding an extra I'm gonna throw in.
Anyway, hope you guys are enjoying your summer, remember to play with your toys and be sure to send me b-day gifts as mine is coming up VERY SOON.
Nah, just kidding, you don't have to, though my b-day is August 10th!
Motion Revive Series: Kamen Rider Series 2, The Bee by Bandai.
I don't know much about the Kamen Rider: The Bee but I know he was featured in Kamen Rider Kabuto, looks pretty cool and I got him at a rockbottom price of only $3.99!
Sorry guys no Then & Now this week. Haven't had the time to set it up. So instead you get a toy haul. Haven't gotten much, but these past few weeks was somewhat fruitful. Also, if you're having trouble finding Marvel Universe figures, I suggest Marvelous News' forums. That how I scored Archangel and Crossbones!
You guys remember this, right? Well, this project is moving full steam ahead after some hiccups. I'm hoping to have this done on or before New York Comic-Con but I'm not making any promises. I'll keep you updated though!
Found this one at the local Target. The worst part of this isn't that it's a movie Starscream but the fact that he doesn't even fit the tray. Shouldn't that have been obvious to the person who took the return?
Lupin the 3rd here hails from the Lupin the 3rd Action Figure Collection from Banpresto and was released in 1998. There's 5 figures in the set and have your basic 5 points of articulation. Which puts them on par with vintage Kenner Star Wars figures. Of course Star Wars figures don't have the charm and sophistication that only Lupin can have! He comes with a Walther P-38, which for those who don't know, is the very same gun that Megatron from Transformers, transforms into! Unfortunately I seem to have lost/ misplaced the gun but it could be in the box with all the GI Joe weapons.
Anyways, Lupin here is pretty awesome and I wouldn't give him up, even if I was offered the very tempting Microman version.
With the revamps and remakes of pop culture TV shows and movies a number of toys/ action figures are also being made. This series of posts will showcase some of these toys.
Today's action figures are from the A-Team! Galoob made the figures in the 80's and are on par with G.I. Joes from 1982/ 83, articulation-wise, but the sculpting is isn't as well done as Joe's. Another issue witht the Galoob figures that they usually look like they're wearing lipstick or have a goofy look on there face. Not very manly for ex-soldiers on the run.
Looking through my pictures I noticed I failed to show you my haul from Toy Street.
I didn't get much but it certainly was an eclectic haul.
First we have a mini Evil from the RealxHead Mutant Zone collection. There are 4 figures in the the set but I could only afford one of them. The paint job is supposed to pay homage to the Ninja Turtles. Pretty cool for a vinyl figure with one point of articulation.
Akira here is from a blind box series that has scenes from the comic. It's been awhile since i got the little guy so I don't remember who makes the figures but I can guarantee you, it's from a Japanese maker. ;)
Perfect Cell here is another gashapon figure from Dragonball Z. I also found him here in Chinatown about 15 years ago. He used to be pink, until I painted him. Apparently I never finished painting him. Gonna have to fix that...
Transformers: Generations Thunderwing, one of few original Transformers from it's later years to get a modern update. Pretty snazzy even though he doesn't have an inner robot like his original Pretender toy!
Yet another unscrupulous collector strikes! This time replacing a Rhino figure for a bootleg Masters of the Universe looking Spider-Man. It's things like this and scalpers that REALLY piss me off about toy collecting.
This weeks Foreign Friday figure is a gashapon figure from Dragonball Z. I found Super Saiyan Trunks here in Chinatown about 15 years ago and he used to be gold, until I painted him.You can see some of the gold on his right leg were some of the paint has chipped away.