Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Cipher: The Last Bounty Hunter 1/1 Figure Drops 10.3.14 @ Noon CST



OK people – We get it – but PLEASE STOP using Boba Fett in your bootlegs toys.  This trend has RUN ITS COURSE. At this point in the game, using a Fett shows A) lack of creativity and B) admittance that your figure cant sell on its own merits. “But Boba Fett is awesome and he is such a big part of my growing up.”  Ya, so is masturbation, but I don’t see a hundred fucking bootlegs with that theme. -Art Toy Critic

For the most part, I agree. But I had this sweet Boba Fett Pez dispenser and a spare Galaxxor body sitting around, and I was just like, "Eh, screw it. I'm making this thing."
No one knows the true identity of of the bounty hunter known simply as "Cipher". He seems to pop up everywhere in the Galaxxorverse, coming to the aid of The Lucha Sharks, assisting General Gorgax's Cyborg Space Barbarians in a battle against the Hippo Titan Soldiers of the planet Kabagiff, and going toe-to-toe with Galaxxor 005 at the beginning of The Xenotron Invasion. Some claim that Cipher is a lone Space Knight survivor of The Xanthic Void War, weaving his way through the Galaxxorverse and trying to return to the homeworld of The Seven Space Gods. Others claim that he is one of Gorgax's most elite operatives, making surgical strikes to weaken the defenses of humanity in his quest for domination. Yet others would argue that he is simply a blood thirsty cutthroat, willing to fight under any banner for the right price. The only thing that is for certain, is that when you lift a character pretty much straight out of Warhammer 40K lore, it seems much less obvious if he's wearing a Mandalorian helmet.


Years ago, before I was doing this Galaxxor stuff, I met a dude who was making resin figures with Mandalorian helmets. I recall telling him something to the effect of, "I think I'm going to try to make some figures like you do, but in a He-Man scale." He couldn't have been more supportive of the idea. So, I guess Cipher is also very much a tip of the hat to that dude.
Cipher is a 5.5" resin art toy that features 2 points of articulation (shoulders). The body was sculpted/designed by Ben Spencer and was extensively refined by Marty "The Godbeast" Hansen and Josh Edwards of True Cast Studio, and the head is from an old Pez dispenser. Cipher was hand painted by Ben Spencer and comes in traditional bag and header packaging.  This is 1/1 figure will be be available on 10.03.14 at noon CST from The Galaxxor Online Store for $85.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Phobos: Interdimensional Space Demon from Galaxxor x Frenzy Bros Drops 08.01.14

I've been a fan of Frenzy Bros. for quite some time. They're really a kindred spirit in their love of far out, colorful barbarian monster toys. This past C2E2, I just randomly reached out to Shoji from Frenzy to see if he'd like to have an exclusive of one his vinyl/resin hybrid figures at Nerd City's booth, and much to my excitement, he was totally down! What he came up with was Nightmare, a super weirdo/badass skull/demon faced barbarian figure that ended up being a huge hit. During our conversations, it came up that Shoji also dug Galaxxor and we came up with the idea of a Galaxxor x Frenzy Bros collaboration. and the end result is Phobos: Interdimensional Space Demon!

This classic 5.5" action figure-style resin art toy features a head that was sculpted by Frenzy Bros. and a body that was sculpted by Ben Spencer, engineered and produced in resin by The Godbeast and True Cast Studio, and hand painted by Ben Spencer. Phobos features 2 points of articulation and comes packed in a traditional bag and header style. This figure is limited to an extremely limited edition of 3.
Phobos: The Interdimensional Space Demon will be available 08.01.14 at noon CST from the Galaxxor online store for $85 each.


 

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Galaxxor 013 C2E2 Exclusive from Galaxxor x The Godbeast

After I saw just how stunningly awesome the newly reworked Galaxxor turned out (thanks to my good friends, The Godbeast and True Cast Studio), I really wanted to revisit one of the looks that Marty and I had played around with on Galaxxor 005 and Galaxxor 006, with the bb's suspended in crystal clear resin. And, I wanted to include one such figure as an additional exclusive for this year's C2E2 (April 25-27th in Chicago). Thus, following in the neon green footsteps of Cosmic Green Megakeshi Galaxxor comes Galaxxor 013!
Galaxxor 013 is a 5.5" art toy that features 2 points of magnetic articulation (shoulders). The body was sculpted/designed by Ben Spencer and was extensively refined by Marty "The Godbeast" Hansen and Josh Edwards of True Cast Studio. The figure was cast in neon green bb-filled crystal clear resin by the Godbeast. Galaxxor 013 will be $95 each and limited to an edition of 5. The figure will be exclusively available at Nerd City's booth #750 in The Block at C2E2, April 25-27th.
 For an extensive look at many more of the exclusives that will be available at Nerd City's booth, be sure to check out the official Nerd City C2E2 2014 Exclusives mini blog.
Stay tuned for 1 or 2 more C2E2 Exclusive announcements in the upcoming week, including some things that you never even expected...
Hope to see you at C2E2!



Friday, April 11, 2014

Cosmic Green Megakeshi Galaxxor C2E2 Exclusive from Galaxxor x The Godbeast x True Cast Studio


Monsters beware! After nearly a year of extensive retooling by my good friends, The Godbeast and True Cast Studio (thanks so much, Marty and Josh!)the new Galaxxor 2.0 sculpt is finally ready to be unleashed upon the universe! And those of you who are attending this year's C2E2 (April 25-27th in Chicago) are in for a treat, because the finished Galaxxor sculpt is going to make his debut in the form of the limited edition, exclusive Cosmic Green Megakeshi Galaxxor!
Cosmic Green Megakeshi Galaxxor is a 5.5" art toy that features 3 points of articulation (shoulders and neck). The body was sculpted/designed by Ben Spencer and was extensively refined by Marty "The Godbeast" Hansen and Josh Edwards of True Cast Studio. The figure was cast in neon green keshi-style flexible rubber by True Cast Studio. Cosmic Green Megakeshi Galaxxor will be $75 each and limited to an edition of 5. The figure will be exclusively available at Nerd City's booth #750 in The Block at C2E2, April 25-27th.
Having the chance to work with pros like Josh and Marty on my iconic little dude has really been a thrill and an honor. It's truly amazing what some professional sculpting and engineering has brought to everyone's favorite Monster Hunter Robo.
For an extensive look at many more of the exclusives that will be available at Nerd City's booth, be sure to check out the official Nerd City C2E2 2014 Exclusives mini blog.
Stay tuned for 2 or 3 more C2E2 Exclusive announcements in the upcoming week, including some things that you never even expected...



Thursday, March 27, 2014

Fröstkronna the Cyborg Space Barbarian C2E2 Exclusive from Galaxxor x BigManToys


About once a year, my friend Lee (the mastermind behind BigManToys) and I try to do a collaborative figure. This time around, Lee had the idea to make a figure that was a combination of his iconic Wo-Man figure and my Cyborg Space Barbarian figure, Fröstkron.  If you're going to be at C2E2 this year, you just might have the chance to snag one from Nerd City's booth #750!
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Fröstkronna  features a head that was sculpted by Ben Spencer and produced by The Godbeast and a body that was sculpted and produced by Bigman Toys, this deadly resin beauty features articulation at the shoulders and right wrist. She also features rubber cast armor by BigmanToys and was hand painted by Ben Spencer.
Fröstkronna is limited to an edition of 5 and is $75 each.
For more from BigManToys, check out the official blog.
For all of the latest on Nerd City's C2E2 Exclusives, head over to the official mini blog.