Showing posts with label Glyos. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Glyos. Show all posts

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Pop Culture League Assignment: Shelfie

The League of Extraordinary Bloggers is dead. Long live the League! The Pop Culture League has risen from the pile of cast out toys, comics, and movies to take its place. So, what's this week's assignment?

Shelfie! Snap a picture or two of your favorite shelf.

I'm sure I've posted photos of my display case before, and I'm sure that things haven't changed much since then. Some pieces have gone on to other homes, while I've welcomed a few new additions. How about we get a closer look of dem shelves?

Saturday, January 9, 2016


Hi there. I'd like to introduce you to a short, slimy, green homicidal monster.

Folks, Zullbeast. Zullbeast, folks. Try not to devour everybody.

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Tastykake Kandy Kakes Summer Flavors!

I know summer is almost over, but I've wanted to mention these ever since I saw them back in July. So, put down the pumpkin spice flavored whatever, and stick around for a couple of paragraphs.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

League Assignment: Express your shelf!

This week’s assignment from the League: Shelf Expression

It's been a long time since I participated, but I couldn't resist taking part in this week's assignment from the League of Extraordinary Bloggers:

Shelf Expression. Take a picture of your shelves, featuring a few of your favorite things.

The nice thing about keeping my collection small, is that most of it will fit inside one little display case.

I actually just thinned the collection out a little bit, and kept my favorite items. The Lego sets you see at the bottom are mainly just the Star Wars models. The rest are stored in a Tupperware container. These are my favorites, but I may rotate some of my other sets into the case in the future.

Bazooka has that "Not this story again" look on his face. 

Michelangelo looks way too happy for being a prisoner.

I like having a collection like this. It doesn't take up much room, and if I ever needed to move it, it would all fit in one container. Some of you guys have amazing collections, but if I had all that stuff, it would probably give me a daily anxiety attack.

Down the wall from my display case, I have an end table where I keep my magazines, comics, and catalogs for upcoming projects. It also makes a handy platform for taking photos when I need it.

So there you have it, my little collection of shelves. Let's see what some of my fellow bloggers had to say.

Jason Bucky Roberts' from Nerdy Life of Mine has an awesome computer desk and shelf set up.

jSarie from Revenge of the Toy Box shows off some shelves from the past.

Brian of Cool and Collected has gone bananas for Planet of the Apes.

Derek of Goodwill Hunting 4 Geeks shows off an impressive mix of properties.

Erik Johnson Illustrator uses his book shelves for..well, books.

MonsterFink from the Midnight Monster Spookshow shows off a Universal collection.

George of G.I. Jigsaw shows off his giant Star Wars collection.

Kal from Calvin's Canadian Cave of Cool has enough toys to open his own store.

Primordial Badger's Transformers collection is a masterpiece.

Rich from The Nerd Nook has some carded treasures.

Sunday, September 8, 2013

More Glyos goodness

This is another figure I picked up from Onell Design a couple of months ago, Glyan Operator Cane.

I honestly don't have much to say about Cane, other than I love his look and durability. He's made up of 25 different parts, but I still think it would be safe to carry this one around in a pocket. Like several of Glyos' other figures, this one has alternate heads and faces. You can also combine him with any other toy that uses the Glyos system, though I prefer to keep as is right now. I might have to add a couple swing joint sets to him though, if they ever make them in black again.

This face is on the opposite side of the head from the above picture, and I have to name it my second favorite. It definitely has a more sinister look to it. As far as my favorite look for this guy, it would have to be this one...

I think the reason I like this one so much, is the resemblance to the older Transformer toys. He's this alien creature, yet there are signs that there may be some "humanity" in him. That's more than can be said for some of the other Glyans, none of which look particularly friendly.

I may have mentioned it before, but my main complaint with the Glyos line, is that it's hard to piece together the backstory. The story is told through several comics and mini-games on Onell's website, but they don't seem to cover everything. If there's a line that definitely needed it's own wikia to describe its characters, it's this one. Still, the lack of story means you're free to come up with your own history for them. I guess it's hard to complain about a toy that makes you use your imagination when you're playing with them.

If you're interested in learning more about Glyos, the best place to start is Onell Design's website. They actually have a product drop coming up at 9:30 PM Eastern time, so go check out the store and see what goodies they're adding to the current line up.

Friday, August 23, 2013

Friday Night Fun!

Chelsea's having her monthly books, booze, and bitchin' gathering, so I'm supposed to make myself scarce for the night. Since their conversations usually deal with topics that are not appropriate for male ears, I have no problem finding something to do to occupy myself for the night.


Yeah, I know the photo's horrible, but I'm not going for quality tonight. Honestly, when have I ever gone for quality material? Here's a shot of my desk as of 8 PM. Dinner was McDonald's tonight, even though I honestly can't stand most fast food. It's a rare occasion that I'll choose it over actually making something to eat, but this just felt like a McDonald's sort of night. That's the bacon habanero quarter pounder, and it honestly wasn't that good. The habanero sauce was rather spicy, but didn't really have much in the way of flavor. Still, it filled a few holes in my stomach, and gave me the fuel to get me through the evening.

It's hard to see, but scattered about my desk are some past and future post topics. Hey, want a closer look at some of them?

Ooh..action figures. I haven't written about most of these yet, though I'm sure you all remember ol' Mumm-Ra and Darth Vader over there. The great news about Big Daddy Darth? I finally found an original lightsaber for him. The tip is broken off, but no matter. You'll be seeing more about those Glyos guys in the near future, maybe as soon as tomorrow if I can get my motivators working early enough.

I always have a stack of books that I'm reading. The Aliens novel I picked up for free at a new shop that opened up in town. Speaking of which, I should probably do a post on that shop sometime in the near future as well. That Spawn/Batman comic will be coming up soon too. I don't want to talk about it too much here, but it taught me a lot about hype and disappointment.

Over here we have the multimedia section. That Fright Flicks cd on top is for our (hopefully) Halloween party this year. Right under there is the score from the first Batman movie, and then the soundtrack from Mortal Kombat. Next to those is a Transformers DVD set containing the third and fourth seasons. Chelsea got this for me a couple of Christmases ago, and I'm ashamed to admit I still haven't watched a single episode. Maybe if I keep it on my desk, I'll eventually watche'em all.

They'll have to wait until another night though. Tonight I'm watching..

Night of the Creeps is one of my most favorite "zombie" movies of all time. I like to think of it as the spiritual predecessor to "Slither", another great horror comedy (Horromedy?).  I usually save the horror movies for Halloween, but it's been so long since I've seen it unedited, I couldn't resist. It's cheesy as hell, but how can you not like space slugs that turn everyone into zombies? Plus, it has Tom "Halloween 3" Atkins. He's easily the best part of the movie, with his brash, no nonsense attitude, and surgical precision with a shotgun. He also has one of the best catch phrases ever for answering the phone, "Thrill me". I think I'm going to start using that one. Thrill me indeed...

You can't watch a movie without some sort of snacks. Chelsea and her friends always make a variety of snacks for their book club meetings, and tonight was no exception. This month's book was Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs, so everyone brought a cereal-y snack. Cereal-y, that's a word right? No matter, I'm going with it. We're not worried about quality tonight, remember? I'm not a huge fan of  popcorn. I'll eat it, but I'm not going out of my way to buy it or make it. Anyway, I knew the girls were going to have a variety of snacks, so I snuck in to their stronghold dining room, and made off with a variety of snacks. And such tasty snacks they were. The multicolored cube at the top left was a Fruity Pebbles variation on the Rice Krispie treat. I think I actually prefer it to the original. Next to that, we have what was labeled as a "Hash" Brownie. I'm actually not sure what was in this one, but it was a brownie, and unless they're wrapped in plastic, brownies are always good. The last two are snacks that Chelsea made. The one of the left is a marshmallow skewered on a pretzel stick, dipped in chocolate, then rolled in crush Cocoa Puffs. The one next to it, is a Cocoa Puff ball made with corn syrup and peanut butter, and placed on top of a pretzel stick. They're like super indulgent lollipops. I washed them all down with a tall glass of ice cold milk, the perfect companion to sugary baked goods.

Once the movie was over, I was in the mood for some Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle for the NES. On my first play through, it didn't take long for me to lose all my Turtles. I didn't even make it to the Dam level this time. In all my years, I've only managed to get through the Dam level once, and I'm pretty sure I was using the Game Genie that time around. Still, it was the only Turtles game around at the time, so we continued to play it, no matter how much it pissed us off.

Eventually, I got tired of getting my butt kicked by electrified sea grass, so I decided to surf around the web a bit. One of my favorite sites to visit is Dinosaur Dracula. I was a rabid reader of Matt's previous site, X-Entertainment, while I was in college. I was still a shy kid my first couple years of college, and X-E gave me something to all those times I was hanging out in my dorm room by myself. I'm also enjoying browsing through all your blogs tonight. Toyriffic, The Clawful Punch, Action Figure Adventures, Fully Jointed Play Things...Honestly, just look at my bloglist. You all entertain me, as well as inspire me. Okay, enough with this sappiness. It's almost 12, the book club is winding down, and I think my sugar rush is finally starting to peter out. Before I go, here's a shot of yours truly, in all my exhausted glory.

Hey, I told you I wasn't worried about quality tonight.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Onell Design- Glyos

I've had mixed feelings about Battle Beasts over the years. When I was growing up, they were one of those toy lines that I was aware of, but really didn't grab my attention. I had a couple dozen at least, but I only remember buying a couple of those two-packs. I'm thinking most of them must have been Christmas gifts. It's not that I didn't like them, it's just that I didn't really know what to do with them. I've never been privy to a Battle Beast cartoon or comic book, so I couldn't tell the good guys from the bad. Little did I know there really weren't any good or bad guys, just a bunch of animals fighting each other based on their power sign. It was a super powered game of Rock, Paper, Scissors.  I played with them occasionally, most often with my Masters of the Universe figures, but most of their time was spent in a plastic lunchbox. I'm actually not sure what happened to my Battle Beasts figures. I'm pretty sure they didn't end up getting broken, they were just too durable for that. It's more than likely they were gifted to someone else, or donated by my mom. Such was the fate of any toys that weren't cleared out by the time I went to college.

Fast forward to 2013, and I have the sudden urge to get a few Battle Beasts, specifically War Weasel. It's hard not to love a bionic weasel with a machine gun for an arm. Or was it a flamethrower? Either way, he was my favorite of the Battle Beasts. So I head to eBay, and I discover I was a fool for ever letting my small collection go. It would be cheaper for me to recollect all my old GIJoes. Defeated, I continued stumbling around the Internet, which is how I ended up at Onell Design. I had seen Glyos mentioned here and there on various toy blogs, but I never understood what it was. Truthfully, I still don't understand the whole story behind the toys, but it doesn't really matter. What they lack in backstory, they more than make up for in design and character. After browsing around on their site, I decided to pull the trigger. My first purchase from Onell consisted of a bunch of these little guys, called Crayboths.

They definitely have the same size and build of the Battle Beasts, and I think that's what attracted me to them in the first place. These figures all have arms and legs that can be mixed and matched, that's the beauty of the Glyos system. Everything uses the same type of connection, so if you have a bunch of their figures, there's almost no limit to what you can create.  They're made from PVC, so they're pretty durable. I don't see these guys getting worn out anytime soon.

As neat as the Crayboths are, there was one character that caught my attention and wouldn't let it go.


The Crayboths may have the size of the Battle Beasts, but this guy brings the attitude. He's a bit more complicated, and is made up of a bajillion pieces. He still manages to feel just as durable as the smaller figures though. The great thing about Armorvor is that he has three different looks with two different heads. You have the furry face in the above photo,

Robot Fox face in this one,

And Robot Hound dog in this one. I'm assuming that thing in his right hand is some sort of weapon, though I actually tried it on as a head at one point. It's quite a bit smaller than the other two heads, and it gave him sort of a drone look. Of course, I forgot to take a photo of that one..drat. Like the Crayboths, you can customize Armorvor with parts from any figures that use the Glyos system. I like mine just the way they are, so I don't know if I'll do much mixing and matching.

If you've considered picking up some Glyos figures, I urge you to at least give them a shot. They're inexpensive, durable, and well designed. Also, Matt and Michelle will sometimes toss in an extra figure with your order as a nice little surprise. Go check'em out, but don't blame me if you end up with hundreds of Glyans all over your hourse.

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