Across vast and forgotten galaxies, the multidimensional beings known as Quallerran have explored the mysteries of the cosmos for untold generations. Located on the ancient world "between space" called Quallerra, their origins can be traced back to a time even before the birth of the Glyos System.
In an effort to optimally evolve their species by combining powerful alien lifeforms with their own metamorphic biology, the Quallerran sent numerous special research expeditions into the great unknown to discover such specimens. Those selected for these inherently dangerous missions accepted that they would most likely never return home. However, the sacrifices of the brave were not in vain, as psychically charged beacons capable of telepathically transmitting critical data through time and space were developed and encoded within every Quallerran Explorer. When activated, these "Syncrobine Links" allowed for unlimited information to be relayed directly back to Quallerra, as well as a detailed record of the sender's experiences, thoughts and emotions. It was one of these lost expeditions to a volatile young galaxy that eventually brought the Quallerran directly to the Glyos System ...
Flying Vipers play show #2 this Friday in Boston. We're supporting Big D and the Kids Table as they play through their album Strictly Rude, 10 years after it's debut. Going back another 10 years, I was a high schooler rocking out to the very first Big D album, Shot by Lammi. Nowadays we're friends and even share band members... Boston is tight like that.
We're a little late, but Spy Monkey Creations has some brand new savagery currently available over in their store, just in time to do battle with the latest East Coast snowstorms that have been wreaking havoc around these parts!
The Steel Warrior Cyclops Battle Tribes figure shown above looks particularly fearsome when trudging through the snow and ice covering our backyard. SMC's Jeremy has always been a massive Cyclops fan, and this specific head has some pretty deep connections for him. I remember way back when we first met, Jeremy had some great Cyclops themed custom figures floating around in his backpack, so seeing the legacy of those early days manifest in the BT Cyclops is especially awesome.
Sometimes I think it's easy for folks to forget just how personal these toy lines really are.
While mapping the various otherworldly planes that the last remaining Dimension Gates still had access to, Gatekeeper Viyer discovered a world unlike anything ever recorded before, even within the esoteric Gatekeeper Codex. Upon crossing into this odd place, Viyer and his companion, Gatekeeper Varriun, found their appearances drastically altered. Within an instant, every curve became angled and hyper defined, their very beings totally compressed and reformatted into geometric patterns. They had become captured "bits" of information, completely stored within cube-like forms. After a prolonged exploration into this incredible "Bit World", it was decided that Gatekeeper Varriun would remain to collect more information, while Viyer would return back home to document what, and whom, they had uncovered on their expedition. Varriun remains to this day, a Bitkeeper beyond the Gate. New release coming to the Culture Pirates shop this Saturday, February 4th at 9pm ET!
With bold yet tempered authority, Commander Nillin sternly oversees the rigorous operation of Outpost Odesskar.
Assigned to monitor and secure all activity within the dimension bending Vector Triangle, the majority of Outpost Odesskar's personnel are selected specifically for their rare ability to function normally within the Vector Triangle itself.
Those not possessing this special immunity inevitably begin experiencing strange hallucinations when they enter the Vector, haunted by the overwhelming feeling that they are slowly being pulled into an alternate reality beyond all comprehension.
This so-called "Vector Effect" seems to have no noticeable influence over either Travelers or Sincroids.
2017 really hit the ground running thanks to all of you! Between the positive turnout and smooth operation of the new Shopify store, the night of the release had a balanced rhythm that was very welcome, especially after all the twists that surfaced over the last year. Packages started hitting the post yesterday and all the orders should be completely out the door by tomorrow afternoon.
We are very thankful for an energizing start to the year. Our gratitude to each one of you is real, and it echoes throughout every choice we make with this project called Glyos. A project that is inextricably linked to our everyday lives over here. We're clear eyed and absolutely present in the understanding that your shared interest keeps this weathered (but not detail lined) mothership going.
Personally speaking, I know that the unorthodox methods we sometimes put into effect don't always resonate across the collective, but without subtle shifts in the order of things, we would never have survived an extremely challenging -and ever changing- collector's market for nearly a decade.
Each year of production represents a chapter in the evolution of what we've all worked on together, and the current year will be no exception. My hope is that over time, when we look back at the entirety of the line, we'll see something that continues to ignite that creative spark within each of us.
Heartfelt and genuine thanks goes out from the whole Onell family. We're super excited to share in this 10th anniversary year with you!
Specially trained in the the esoteric discipline of Dimensional Relativity and biologically augmented to operate at a Traveler's pace, the Glyans selected for duty within the Tracker Unit are some of the rarest soldiers in all of Glyaxia Command.
Though they represent the very best of the Glyan Forces, Tracker is secretly wary of his new partners, harboring suspicion about their true mission objectives.
Tasked by Glyaxia Command with the investigation of a mysterious disturbance near Outpost Odesskar, Tracker journeys with two specialized Glyan Commandos to the remote destination, located just inside the classified "Vector Triangle"...
Marty "Krunk" Hansen completes his 2016 KM program with a compact Wave 18! This round features not only Kabuto Mushi, but also a crossover pair of Pat Bussey's brand new Bio-Mass Monsters, all produced in matching neon "builder" color selections that must be seen in hand to fully appreciate (they were a bear to photograph due to the almost otherworldly brightness of the PVC). Each figure also comes with a matching set of Axis Joints to further mutate these monsters into whatever form your diabolical mind desires. You can find Marty's latest color spectrum defying assortment over in his shop!
Awesome work, Marty and Pat! These have been a real blast to reconfigure and mess around with.
Thank you for an excellent final release of 2016! We'd been working away on the new store interface for months and seeing everything finally come together without any major implosions felt like an alternate reality. No inventory crashes, no wonked out loading times, no mysterious double charges and no store closures in the middle of the release! Marcus and Shopify, we salute you! All of us over here deeply appreciate the solid feedback that was sent throughout the launch, your reports really helped us stay on top of things. We've been invoicing and packing all weekend and the first packages will be hitting the post throughout today and tomorrow.
2016 was a year full of change, on many different levels, but manufacturing these little guys continues to be done with true passion and the same attention to detail as when we started, after almost a decade in the toy trenches. A lot of concentration was focused on pushing the paint and individual figure design this year, as opposed to larger builder waves from 2015 and before. It's been exciting to explore not only our "Standard' style color combinations, but also some dedicated homage waves -particularly over the last few months (TMNG, Capture Run). 2017 will see even more full production experiments and crossovers, as well as some further expansion to our nebulous narrative (I'm looking at you Quallerran).
Marcus, Michelle and I have been discussing and reminiscing about the lifespan of Glyos more than usual these days, due to the 10 year mark steadily approaching. We've seen a lot of twists and turns, but there is still a fire burning in the furnace and some interesting new things in store for 2017.
Thank you for sticking with us and continuing to inspire our creativity, through all 60 waves!