The Armorvor Glyaxia Command Mimic is a little less colorful than his ancestors, but it brings us a second blue Armorvor - and this is a good thing. Previously we've had an unpainted "OMFG Mimic" and a dark blue "Ecroyex Mimic," the latter of which was a striking figure with dark blue, light blue, red, and silver. This guy? He's got yellow and black. It's not bad, but it doesn't "pop." With the price increase, my guess is we're seeing a pushback against increasing wages in China and other inflationary things.
While the "fur" color generally differs from the rest of the figure, this time it matches the highlights with a bright schoolbus yellow. It's a good look - let's face it, you can never go wrong with Elementary School Chic - but between the helmet's visor and the fur, a little variety would have been great to see. I don't doubt that this figure aligns with the Glyaxia house style one bit, but, well, I like color.
As with before, you get 19 pieces of plastic and 14 meaningful points of articulation. The pieces all use standard Glyos peg form fits, so you can swap arms and heads with your other figures. At roughly 2 2/3-inches tall it's not particularly large, but neither was the edition size - these things are usually in the low hundreds, which is a far cry from the tens of thousands most mass-market figures require for the right to exist. It's still sturdy - all the parts fit together nicely, and are easily swapped between releases. This helps add some flair to the figures, if you're not the overly anal type that feels obligated to leave them in their default configurations like I am.
We're closing in on 20 flavors of Armorvor now, and yet there are still new colors. A proper yellow or green figure has yet to be produced, and I assume this mold will have a whole new life as soon as a third mass-produced head enters the mix. Granted, that may not happen - our Crayboth hordes never had any tooling changes, while the Travelers and Buildmen have been doing quite well in that area. I'm digging this figure because I like the whole Glyaxia thing, but a tampo on the shoulder or some other little flourish would have done wonders to help this figure stand out a bit. I'd still suggest getting it if the price is right - it sold out quickly, so check eBay - but you can also just wait for the next release. Since it goes cheap I'd suggest snagging an Ecroyex Mimic Armorvor first.
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