Glyos System Series
Item No.: No. n/a Manufacturer:Onell Design (with Jason Frailey) Includes:Wolf helmet head, backpack Action Feature:Pops apart Retail:$15.00 Availability: September 22, 2019 Other: Scope Out All the Cougars
Another nod to a classic and rare action figure, Armorvor Kugarrec hit as part of a trio of new creatures near the end of September. And it's good. Our new pal evokes a classic figure from the Laser Beasts range known in English as "Scope Cougar," named after the game early 20-something toy collectors do at Target at toy runs. And now that I have alienated all of you, I can just gush about this one.
Jason Frailey's handiwork reminds me so much of his wolf head from 2011 that I had to compare the two to confirm this is a completely new sculpt with new ears and a new pattern of sculpted fur. The same signature style is here, which is what you want when you get a new head 8 years after the body mold debuted.
The body is articulated - and dismemberable - at 16 positions. Each jointed Glyos peg seems a bit less stiff than previous releases, meaning less brute force is needed to pop some of the parts off the body.
Much like the old Scope Cougar, the new head has a cybernetic left eye - but adds mechanized components to the ear as well as the back and top of the heads. I love the detailed face and the fangs that give him a scowl of barely-contained irritation at whoever or whatever is talking to him. The three new Armorvors look mean.
The bare Armorvor is a recipe for indie toy success, with a flexible body that people would probably buy endlessly with a new head sculpt every couple of months. It had been two years since the last release of this body, so Onell Design allowed interest to reach critical mass before dropping this large selection of new characters all at once. It's a safe bet the Cougar will be out again in new colors - possibly even blue and brown retro colors - but it might be a ways off. Until then, get whichever version you can find at a fair price. I can't get enough of these guys.
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