The Outer Space Men, LLC Outer Space Men Cosmic Radiation Zero Gravity Action Figure The Outer Space Men, LLC, 2018
Day #2,130: September 26, 2019
Zero Gravity The Man from the Dark Side of the Moon
Outer Space Men Action Figures
Item No.: n/a Manufacturer:The Outer Space Men Includes:3-part helmet, backpack, flag pole, Levity gun, alternate arms Action Feature:Glows in the Dark Retail:$25.00 Availability: December 2018 Other: Not Entirely Essential
I have enjoyed the Cosmic Radiation Zero Gravity figure, but it's wildly inessential. Regular Zero Gravity [FOTD #2,041] already glows in the dark and for $5 more has a cardback and a more interesting paint job. The Infinity version has a preposterously detailed human head, thanks in part to some of the best paint you'll see on a human head the size of a peanut. Commander Comet is often similarly as good - you can't not be impressed by it.
While we've looked at Infinity Edition [FOTD #2,015] and Rlyehzoth [FOTD #2,055] figures, this one is different! But how? Well, it glows - and it differs from previous Cosmic Radiation figures, too. The wings have painted silver linings this time, whereas Cosmic Radiation Mystron was left undecorated. Conversely, the suction cups on the arms are left unpainted with Cthulhu-Nautilus, while Astro-Nautilus had his fully painted in silver. Cthulhu also has silver toes and various silver eyes, coming together as a nice package.
With parts from 2010 and a few new bits from as recently as 2018, the figure maintains that futuristic-yet-retro feel that you probably want. The 3 3/4-inch scale figure has 13 meaningful points of articulation, and you can swap out the arms for "straight" or "bent" elbows. It's a nice work around to elbow joints. The pieces pop apart without too much fuss, never falling out of joint and never requiring brute force to remove - in short, it's perfect Glyos right here. He can stand and sit well, but the flag serves as a handy cane for added support - if needed.
Using a body originally designed for the alien Metamorpho, Zero Gravity also borrows Jack Asteroid and Terra Firma's blaster, helmet, flag pole, and backpack with his new-for-this-character head. Much of the facial detail is absorbed by the glowing plastic, with only silver eyes on an otherwise bare glow head. It glows extremely well, presumably because of some sort of demon incantation by Gary, Mel, and Matt when their factory mixes the plastic. I don't know how they do it - these suckers glow brightly. Also the hard plastic ABS accessories match the softer PVC glow plastic in color quite nicely, which is no small feat. (Or if it is easy, other companies are bad at it, and should feel bad about being bad at it.)
If your life needs more glowing people, this is where you go for that.
The Cosmic Radiation version of our pal ZG lacks the moon deco, the colorful belt, the gold on the Levity device, it's just a glow figure with some silver highlights. And I still like it - but don't get me wrong, this is for glow fiends and completists. (And if you can't get regular Zero Gravity, it's fine.) I wouldn't make this your first stop unless you're just going to be all-in on things that glow.
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