Odds ‘n Ends > Glyos Drop Tonight, Free Universal Construction Kit, Blank Bodies, & Weekly Roundup

  • Heads-up: Onell Designs has a Glyos drop tonight.
  • This is a really neat idea: the Free Universal Construction Kit, which offers adapters between Lego, Duplo, Fischertechnik, Gears! Gears! Gears!, K’Nex, Krinkles (Bristle Blocks), Lincoln Logs, Tinkertoys, Zome, and Zoob. Unfortunately, it appears you’ve got to print the things out yourself with a 3D printer. Side note: when I was a kid, I had these building toys that connected via six-pronged cubes with little mushroom pegs on each side of the cube. What those were called?
  • I received an email informing me PGPoA was chosen as a “top toy blog” by Frugal Dad. I haven’t the slightest idea whether this is an actual honor or a variation on the classic “Who’s Who in America” scam. But I guess it was nice of them, so there’s the link. There are some other familiar blogs on that list too.
  • A fellow by the online handle of Yatkuu contacted me regarding Lego’s CUSOO fan-focused website. It’s a platform where fans can post their creations. The community can then vote for the ideas they like best, if a project gets enough supporters (we need 10k) Lego will consider making it a real set. Yatkuu has created a fantastic set based on Shaun of the Dead and is looking for fan support (and votes).
  • Mattel took a break from hyping their non-hovering hoverboard replica (seriously, they couldn’t have come up with some sort of magnet gimmick for display purposes, like those hovering pens?) to mention they “know there have been some quality-related issues over the last few months” and “wanted to tell you we take them seriously and what is being done to address them.” To quote Hamlet: “Words, words, words.”
  • I suspect it will be a while before I’ll have a sizable group of readers who will be interested in this as much as I am, but new photos of a brand-new Ultra-Act First Ultraman Hayata and S.H.MonsterArts Fire Rodan leaked this week. It looks like Rodan will come with some accessories for SHM Godzilla and MechaGodzilla, including a resculpted spiral beam for G. The revised First Ultraman annoys me a bit because I just bought the first release.
  • Go Native Toys is offering a blank 3.75″ action figure buck for customizers. It includes alternate hands and an extra blank head. Rumor is a 6″ version is coming too.
  • PGPoA Power Pal John Harmon has put his custom “Darth Knight” figure up for auction on eBay, while Joe Amaro put up two of his MOTU “Rock Monsters.”
  • Notable reviews: OAFE reviews NECA’s Katniss Everdeen from The Hunger Games; Michael Crawford reviews DC Direct’s variant Mike Mignola Black & White Batman Statue; ItsAllTrue reviews Onell Designs’ Glyos Rig Runner; Infinite Hollywood reviewed Mattel’s WWE Elite Series 10 Big Show.
  • This week on PGPoA, Poe reviewed Fisto and Demo-Man, discussed the bios of Hurricane Hordak and Icarius, and pointed out the Four Horsemen’s write-up in the New York Times. Figure It Out here.

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13 Comments

  1. I'm sure that if the fans get out and support the pink hoverboard, they'll "look into" doing the Pitbull. Somebody get some fan pages going to support it! We need a thermometer, stat!

    And Scott's on record that they might maybe possibly later on do a version of the pink one with the handlebar piece included. But you wouldn't want to do that right up front and actually make a complete replica when you can con people into buying the same thing twice.

    Mattel. Bleah.

  2. dayraven

    not to be the negative nelly, but come on mattel… that hoverboard (or as i refer to it in my house, the expensive furniture slider) is a huge dud. and money bets when it doesn't sell well, they'll blame the fans, cuz "BttF fans talked a good game, but then they didn't buy" and completely disown the fact that the crap they tried to sell us was just a useless site gag on true fans of the franchise… you know, not for nothing, but if they were going to a hoverboard in appearance only, i think they should have opted for the pitbull.

    on a more positive note, i love that SotD set. that needs to get officiallized. (yup, i just made that word happen)

    lastly, i would like to echo captain superman's sentiment… for you folks who've not yet tried a glyos system fig, treat yourselves. worth every penny.

  3. nerdbot

    Same here for Rodan and Ultraman! I love the MonsterArts Godzilla and Mechagodzilla.

  4. I am f'n excited for fire rodan and I may also be picking up the new ultraman.

    I need to figure out how I am going to get the SDCC burning godzilla exclusive

  5. Captain Superman

    $95 on Glyos. Worth every penny. If you've never sat there and played with one, I cry for you. Easily the best toy of the year. The glow in the dark ones are my favorite. Mostly it's just awesome to sit there with a bunch of parts and build your own action figure.

  6. stack32

    The numbers have been bumped up for this drop so there should definitely be something still available at midnight.

  7. Captain Superman

    You'll probably still be able to get some of the figures, but the vehicles and such sell out quick. But there should be enough parts and stuff to get for to build some figures.

  8. misterbigbo

    I am interested in trying out some glyos with my son. For those in the know, what are the chances i can get some of the stuff going on sale tonight if i can’t get to it till midnight EST?

  9. Yup, that's them! Loved those.

  10. Matt K

    Construx?

  11. megaduceflare

    Poe, unless I'm mistaken, I believe you're talking about Construx, a line of building toys from Fisher-Price from back in the '80s.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Construx

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