10.20.2017

The Seventh Fate

Complete the quest on October 26th, 9:30 PM EDT.

10.14.2017

Flying Vipers - The Shadow Tape

The Flying Vipers have emerged from their den with another analog gem. This one contains a few extended vocal tracks in the Jamaican Disco style.

In the mid 70s, "discomixes" became a popular way for DJs at clubs (discothèques) to showcase a new single followed by a dub remix, all on one side of a 12" 45 RPM record. This resulted in some amazing 7-8 minute tracks evolving a radio single into a dancehall hit. We wanted to pay tribute to this tradition, but since we recorded this direct to cassette (and pressing vinyl is crazy expensive), we thought the cassingle was a fun way to go.

Much respect to Jay Champany, who recorded and mixed everything, in addition to writing the lyrics and voicing the tracks. Big thanks to the Big Guy here as well for illustrating Viper #3.

Today is also Cassette Store Day, and this release is an official part of the Jump Up Records CSD line-up, which includes a few classic albums from my 90s heroes The Toasters and The Slackers. They've also re-issued a killer cover album of Michael Jackson tunes done in a dub reggae style that have been played quite a lot at Onell HQ over the years, especially their version of "Rock With You".

Hope some of you enjoy the tunes!

PS- New Englanders, Vipers support Jamaican legend Lee "Scratch" Perry on 10/24 in Boston!

10.13.2017

The Zullen Invade!

Tonight marks the debut of our long time friend and collaborator, Mike MZ's full PVC production of his wicked Zullen!

Packed with four different head sculpts, the Zullen is the product of a multi-level team up that was spearheaded by Mike himself. Tons of creative DNA was hybridized into the final design, and some blood was even spilled along the way (I nearly chopped my thumb off tweaking the sculpt because I'm a fool). Huge congratulations go out to Mike, Rudy, Marty, and Pat for all their great work in bringing this new creation into reality. It was a blast to be part of the process and seeing another project come into focus never gets old.

Way to go, Mike! Excited to see where the Zullen take us next!


10.06.2017

Battle Tribes: Wave 9

Spy Monkey Creations is set to unleash some fresh mayhem over in their store tonight, October 6th, at 6PM PDT (9PM EDT East Coast)!

This new assortment spotlights some excellent super vivid injected PVC color and crazy paint across the whole wave. Those Old Gods really like to gang up and monopolize those BT bucks around here!


Another exciting chapter, SMC! Really love that Onyx combination!

Mission: Power Lords


Our old buddies, the Four Horsemen, have been running a special pre-order for the continuation of their awesome Power Lords line for the last month, and it wraps up later today (October 6th) at 3PM EDT.

Although we moved in different directions over the last few years professionally, we still remain great friends, and everyone here at Onell has been in full support of both Mythic Legions as well as the re-relaunch of Power Lords. The amount of work the guys (especially Eric) have poured into the redesigning process on these new super articulated Power Lords is deep, and continues to stand as an absolute passion project. As much as it was fun to work on this property together years ago, it's still been cool getting to see the 4H resurrect this strange yet glorious action figure classic, one more time.

If you enjoyed the first and second iterations of Power Lords, it's safe to say you'll love this third journey into the combined minds of the legendary Wayne Barlowe and the inimitable Four Horsemen.

Special thanks to Eric for the images shown above. Raygoth is the king!

Also, I've watched this little promo video about 50 times now, love the vibe Ryan Lord captured.

  

9.25.2017

Bit Figs: Animal Series 3

Get ready for wild mini-adventures with Animal Series 3: Safari!

Five all-new characters to collect, each available in five unique colors. Look for them in vending machines across North America this fall (featuring the elusive painted figures), and grab mystery 5-packs now at the Culture Pirates shop. Also check out the shiny, new hologram eggshell stickers just added.

Matt and I had a lot of fun creating this series, which features some of my personal favorite Bits to date. Tiny travelers hopping across crocodile heads can finally be played out on my desk! Thanks once again to Josh and the Dumphy family at SSM Vending for helping us bring these pixels to life.

It's pretty exciting to see the fourth series of Bit Figs hit the streets in the span of one year. We are equally thrilled knowing there are more to come by early 2018... the next round may take things to another dimension.

9.22.2017

Bio Masters: Wave 4

The fiendish Master of Mutations, Pat Bussey, just rolled out his fourth wave of wicked Bio-Mass Monsters, now available for capture over in his store.

With an innovative mix of painted clear PVC, a mystery "brain" insert and a strategic application of clever tampo printing, Bio-Mass Monster Cerebelax charts some all new territory on an already awesome mold. This figure is not to be missed and is made even more striking by combining it with the Mordireus color matched Bio-Mass Monster Mind Phantom!

Killer round, Pat! Great art, great figures and a great line.

Croc Bit

9.21.2017

Bit Lion

9.20.2017

Bit Hip

Ele Bit

9.19.2017

Bit Chimp

9.18.2017

Thank You!!!

Thank you for a super September release! Not sure what's happening out there exactly, but we've been seeing lots of new faces and some long lost ones as well, steadily popping up over the last few months.

To try and keep things flowing better and allow for folks (new and old alike) to have access to more than just the Buildstation after a new wave, we've been bumping the production numbers up across the boards. Nothing crazy, but hopefully just enough to keep the assortments accessible a little longer than a couple of days. The Mystery figures have been some of our more popular offerings this year, so we've spent extra time adding little twists within the twists to continue the vintage inspired fun.

In general, the Villser seems to be doing pretty good as the new kid on the block, and I've really been loving the crazy builds that you guys have been sharing. The things we create over here are far from perfect, but are always filled with heart and a ton of thought, so I wanted to personally thank you for spending some time with this new creation.

The next round is set for late October and should be fun for those that enjoy not only Halloween, but a little more AD&D as well.

As of this writing, all domestic orders have shipped out, except those that came in tonight. International orders will hit the post first thing tomorrow morning and then we are 100% shipped from this release. Michelle really worked like a machine over the last week (processing the highest amount of orders in a release this year), and Pj swept in for a mega packing special mission that was awesome to behold!

The last few months have had a lot challenges and changes around here, but last week something truly glorious happened, as our brother Marcus and his awesome wife Heidi welcomed their first child into the world. We wanted to just take a moment to send all our love out to little Coralyn Eve Beaudette! Welcome to the world, kiddo! We love you already!

Wrapping up, thank you once again for granting us the freedom to continue to create this stuff. It's especially felt when you watch lives begin and end, and really see clearly how incredibly lucky it is that we've all come together, for however long it lasts, all differences aside. 


9.09.2017

Risk of Reactivation


A new alliance emerges on September 14th, at 9:30PM EDT.

8.24.2017

Bit Figs: Wave 7

A new round of goods is available now at the Culture Pirates shop!

Two new glow-in-the-dark sets are on the menu, along with a very special item to commemorate 10 years of Glyos.

Since the release of the very first wave, I've had the honor of working on each color mechanical for every Onell Design figure produced. Along the way, Matt and I have discussed what a DB Pheyden would look like, and countless offshoot Travelers from beyond. It felt appropriate to finally pull the trigger during our decadal year. The resulting Pheyden, Matryx, has ties to the Bit Figs origin story (in addition to a handheld gaming system from my youth), and features our first ever 5-color chest paint tampography!

We're also excited to offer the Bit Figs Ninja Series 1 blister pack, which includes all five deluxe painted figures as seen in vending machine displays. Another SSM Vending collaboration we have in stock is the complete set of Animal Series 1 stickers.

Drift over to the Pirates shop and have fun exploring!

Bit Files: Oni and Ku

A fearsome conqueror and master of the Twin Kamas, Oni endlessly battles the Satraku Clan and all the Protectors of the Passcode.

Lord of the Broken Bone Clan, Ku was cursed long ago to command the Lost Souls of the Earthen Spawn.

Bit Files: Satraku Clan

Possessing the ability to see through any disguise, Iken serves as the Leader of the Satraku Clan.


Calling the shadows his home, Tana walks the dangerous line between the darkness and the light.


Chosen to carry on the legacy of The Silent Blade, Urai bravely protects the Satraku Clan without a sound.

Bit Files: Matryx Pheyden

As a former Gatekeeper and Old War technology archivist, Matryx Pheyden's discovery of the Glitch Breaker now grants him the unique ability to summon sprites from a mysterious digital dimension.

8.23.2017

Enter the Matryx

 Connect the dots tomorrowAugust 24th at 9:30 PM ET

8.22.2017

Clash of the Toyfinity Classics

The great Toyfinity has returned with an all new line up of classic characters, pulled straight from some of their most requested files! Head over to the Toyfinity blog for all the release details and a look at some awesome new art of the special "Super Zeroid" build by our friend, the illustrating super cyborg Jason Ho!

Seeing Zintar the Explorer and Hun-Dred  produced in the tradition of their original colors has been a lot of fun, and the trend is set to continue in the coming months with some more classic combinations in the works.

An excellent rollout, John! Almost as fun as the time we nearly crashed the Mystery Machine rental on the way to Funspot. Almost.


8.21.2017