There's a lot of color in Glyos but rarely is there enough red. The insanely bright and chipper red used on the Neo Aves Exellis Action Figure came out as a wave of goodies earlier this year, complete with matching Hub, Axis joints, Crayboth, and a Glyan too. The last time we saw a bright, opaque red was a Buildstation Gendrone (Buildman) around 2010, but a couple of slightly darker red figures have popped up here and there. It's really a sharp figure, and this color is particularly fitting given the Onell Design-originating nickname "Exellips." With the scarf, it really does look like the Sincroid has on a giant pair of novelty wax lips.
Other than the white eyes, there's very little paint on the figure. To be more precise, there's none - but the color of plastic reflects the light nicely, resulting in shadows adding extra deco instead of panel lines. The cleaner look fits in well with toys of the early 1980s, plus it serves as a reminder that these guys are, in some respects, distant cousins of the Micronauts.
As always, the figure pops apart at each individual point of articulation. With the scarf, you get 14 points of articulation which can be swapped around on this or other figures from the Glyos family.
The 2 3/4-inch tall plastic figure sold out fairly quickly, as these guys tend to not stick around too long when released these days - the "Traveler" figures like Exellis, Pheyden, and Sarvos tend to disappear within hours, if not minutes. This isn't to say he's particularly special, but nearly all of the figures in this line tend to blow out rather quickly.
As there are a few Exellis figures on the market (just shy of 30, not counting figures that happened to include his head as an accessory) one might ask "why buy this one?" Well, he's got a scarf and he's the brightest red plastic you could ever hope to have. My favorite incarnation of this mold is silver (see: Reforged Govurom, which also has Exellis' head with it) but this is a pretty close second. There are so many toys that are earthones, or dark and moody that seeing a bright, crayon-like color is incredibly refreshing. The Onell Design crew (and their related companies) tend to do a great job figuring out what it is you don't know you want yet, and then they give it to you. (OK, they sell it to you, but you get the idea.) As I only have a smattering of this figure in various colors, I would have to assume this is the brightest color of him you can get so far. If it isn't, I need to find the brighter one.
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