The Toypocalypse Is Here! An off-campus event and roughly 3 miles of walking away from my hotel, the Four Horsemen Toypocalypse II: Futuretro gallery was in the basement of Toy Tokyo, and it was impressive. Also loud. If you know the toy business, you could spot familiar faces from companies like McFarlane Toys, Mattel, and Colorforms alongside fans, fan media, and people who make better doors than they do windows. (But I digress.)
The lion's share of space were a set of gorgeous boards set up with all the Outer Space Men characters, showcasing concept art, the modern action figures, and the original bendable figures. Some of these have never been shown to the public before, like Gamma-X and Gemini, while space babe Terra-Firma, the Woman from Earth has never been seen, heard of, or really barely even whispered of before. The alluded-to Pheyden figure for this line was not visible in any form, and since Matt from Onell Design was on the way out as I stepped in, I didn't have time to ask. (So yes, this is a cop-out on my part.)
In addition to these figures-- which brings the line to 14 characters and counting-- there were numerous customs, vintage items, and other really cool figures from Onell Design, the Four Horsemen, and Rawshark Studios. As this is the very first thing I'm posting for Toy Fair 2012, well, I hope to get to them very soon. For now, enjoy the pics-- sorry some are blurry, but it was pretty tough squeezing in there!
Oh, one other thing-- Terra-Firma has the distinction of not only being the first female character in Outer Space Men, but may well be the very first full human in the entire Glyos-verse. Correct me if I missed one, but I don't recall seeing anything overtly human from Onell Design, Rawshark Studios, or the Horsemen as Glyos-compatible figures go. (And go search Glyos and read up on it if you don't know what it is. It's good for you.)
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