6.18.2017

Bio-Masters: Wave 3

Cosmic Dungeon Master, Pat Bussey, currently has the third wave of his awesome Bio-Mass Monsters available now, over in his updated store.

Inspired by TSR's legendary Advanced Dungeons & Dragons and continuing the fantasy themed month of June across the sister Glyos companies, Pat's latest assortment is loaded with awesome colors and three special "Dark Fortress" builds (one of which even includes a "Contaminated" Hub Set).

Being able to watch Pat's creative process once again has been a blast, as he really does sink a lot of effort into the accompanying illustrations and story elements of his launches to flesh things out. Pat even constructed a scratch built set for his pics! A true passion project, all the way.

Killer work, Pat! Everything about this round is a knockout!


6.07.2017

Bit Figs: Wave 6


The new wave of Bit Figs is available now at the Culture Pirates shop!

Mega Bit Pheyden Cosmic Wave Starcrosser is not only the first to feature special effects plastic and the new belt paint app, but these figures were run in a lower durometer for extra pliability. In hand they have a softer "minifig" feel, similar to the old Japanese Keshi lines. A limited number of unpainted sets are available as well.

Also in store is the debut of Animal Series 2: Marine Bit Figs! Five all-new coastal characters are available now in mystery 5-packs. They'll be floating around vending machines nationwide this summer where you'll have the chance to score a super rare deluxe painted figure!

Rounding things out is the second series of enamel pins, featuring new colors for Iken and Oni. We've also restocked the original glow-in-the-dark Glyos Button Set 1.

As a special thank you to all early supporters, here's a limited time offer:

Enter discount code COSMICWAVE at checkout for 20% off any order $25 and up! Expires this Friday 6/9 at midnight.

Thanks and have fun!


Shark Bit

6.06.2017

Octo Bit

Bit Gull

6.05.2017

Bit Fish

Bit Crab

6.04.2017

Cosmic Summer Waves

Catch the next wave of Bit Figs this Wednesday June 7th @ 9:30 PM ET!

In addition to sparkling new Bit Pheyden sets (painted and unpainted), we'll be debuting the all-new Animal Series 2, hitting vending machines nationwide this summer! Five new characters will be revealed throughout the week, stay tuned!

6.02.2017

Battle Tribes: Wave 7

Some major expansions are happening in the Battle Tribes universe tonight!

Make sure to head over to the Spy Monkey Creations store and check out the awesome new characters that Jeremy, Brian and Matt have brought to life! Special shout out to the talented Pat Bussey for his collaborative work with the SMC crew on these all new designs.

This release marks the first part in the cross-company "fantasy" themed month of June. 

Huge congratulations to the SMC team on a truly great evolution of the Battle Tribes line!

Destroy Babylon - Shapeshifters


Today is the official release of Shapeshifters, the latest full length album from Destroy Babylon!

This is our first DB record in six years, and so much has changed with the band (and the world) since. We expanded into a six piece with the addition of vocalist Kellee Webb, keyboardist Casey Gruttadauria and Rob's brother Sean Carmichael taking over on bass. Rob & Sean are Irish twins, making DB possibly the first band to have TWO sets of twin brothers. I point this out because it truly is something special to be part of a project with such deep connections. The core group has been making music together for 20 years now, yet we still relish in the process of playing and experimenting with sounds. Many of these songs were worked over numerous times before we settled on the final version, and some have been in our live set for years, helping us turn in our tightest batch of tunes to date. Our producer Craig Welsch also had a huge hand in pushing the band forward, and we really embraced our love of post-production effects this time around. Turn the lights low and volume up, this one goes deep!

We've never settled into one genre, and our mission since our first record has been to not only challenge the many oppressive forces of society (see: Babylon), but to also defy conventional labels in our industry. I'm super proud of this one and hope some of you will dig it.  -Marc



Marc and I spend just as much time talking about music as we do games and toys, maybe even more so. The constant flow of great new tunes streaming across the web lends itself to some major discovery sessions, as a seemingly endless array of soundscapes pop up on a daily basis. It goes without saying that we've shared a ton of music over the years.

When it comes to the music that Marc and DB create (and the variety of side projects he and his brother John work on), I'm admittedly a huge and fairly biased fan. There's a certain intangible element to actually knowing the person who is sharing a creative endeavor with you that makes it extra special. It's even better when that shared work is actually amazing.

I've spent many, many late nights in the barn, working until morning light, accompanied only by select music blaring from a small speaker tethered to an ancient wall outlet. Though some might find the experience lonesome, it never feels that way to me. When those tunes are coming from people that you call family, it's hard to feel anything but good, and DB once again makes sure of that.

Marcus and the Music ADD collective are still telling their story for all of us to hear, and Shapeshifters is so worth the listen.  -Matt


5.31.2017

5.22.2017

Thank You!!!

Big thanks for a solid release last week! The trip down primary color lane seemed to resonate fairly well with you guys, and hopefully once everything lands in your hands, the building wheels will really begin turning.

The inspiration for this wave is heavy on the classic Lego Space theme, with a strong mix of 2001: A Space Odyssey swirled in. Though I do believe that 2001 (1968) directly influenced the Lego Space (1978) color selections, 2001 may also have been paying a little homage to Mattel's good old Major Matt Mason (1966) as well. Carrying on the time-honored tradition of primary colored spacemen seemed like a natural choice for space geeks like us. Swapping around the colors from this assortment can produce some neat combos, but we wanted you to discover the variety on your own, keeping in line with the great Lego philosophy.

Looking forward into June, we'll all see some amazing new twists from both Spy Monkey and Bio-Masters that should make the fantasy fans go bonkers. We'll be rounding things out at the end of June with our own fantasy themed wave that bookends a special month of medieval madness!

All packages have hit the post as of this writing save just a few orders. Michelle and I tackled this one alone, hence the later than usual post.

In closing, I wanted to personally address a couple of concerns that I've recently seen posted about the direction of things around here.

Some folks really long for the days of detail lines, Passcodes, comics, release lists and massive waves of vinyl. Those options are very limited now or are no longer feasible, but we have continued to push things in different directions, not just with our own line, but with our sister companies as well. It's easy to forget, but Glyos has been in a state of metamorphosis since its inception, with each year producing a different variation and focus. Gradual, yes, but still changing and growing at a steady pace.

Over the last decade, we've seen some intense shifts in our hobby, and just as much on the business side of things. Running an operation like this and being able to survive depends almost solely on your ability to change and evolve under intense pressure. Obstacles arise weekly, as any small business owner can attest to. Cash flow is always tight, especially if you want to keep vital. Decisions have to be made that you know won't please everybody, but you do what's best for the majority of the ship so the mission can continue.

It's never been my intention to shut people out or exclude opinions. I truly value every piece of advice, and though sometimes painful to hear, each and every criticism. We don't live in a vacuum and never have. Some viewpoints are extremely myopic, others are dead on, but at the end of the day, they are all personal perspectives on something we choose to do and are 100% responsible for. For better or for worse.

There are some fairly major things in the works over here (I'm aware that this always seems to be the case in these posts, but it's not without merit). We have some crossover projects that won't surface until later this year, but they are unlike anything we've explored before. Some of you are going to love it, and some will not at all, but it will definitely open up some exciting new worlds.

I believe it's the nature of survival to leave certain things behind, and we will continue to lose and gain for as long as we are allowed to do this.

It's my hope that you continue to evolve with us, and enjoy the journey for everything that it's been so far. Regardless of whatever has been said and done, I couldn't be more thankful for the last 10 years.



5.17.2017

Encounter on Selogo


Note: Please place only ONE ORDER WITHIN THE FIRST HOUR TONIGHT. We will lift all limits after the first hour. Thanks for your cooperation. Have Fun!

Selogo Guard

Heavy Armored Rig: Selogo Colonist


Astroloc Combo Suit Dual Mode


Traveler Vekurrek


Custom Selogo Crater Base

Paying tribute to the classic crater base sets. Made with Plaster of Paris, plexi, clear gorilla tape and loads of paint.


Selogo Cosmo Buggy Unit


5.11.2017

Colonize

Prepare to colonize on May 17th, 9:30 PM EDT

5.05.2017

Little Bit of News

New release coming this September...

Special one-of-a-kind custom collaboration with my partner in crime, Heidilyn!

We can't wait to hold this lil bit!!

5.02.2017

Kabuto Mushi MK II: Wave 20

Marty "The Speedwalker" Hansen's 20th assortment of his long running Kabuto Mushi MK II is available now, over in the GodBeast Store.

Always pushing the spectrum of color, Marty's eye for crazy PVC combinations continues with his Cosmic Instar selections. The swirls of light really look trapped within the different hues of this wave, and the running theme of shared (and pretty complex thanks to the talented Pat Bussey) tampos rounds out the biomechanical vibe. I'm crazy about the green shown above in particular, mixed with the "crystal smoke" swap!

Another great round featuring a true classic!

4.26.2017

Shoreliner

Old Orchard Beach is still something special, even in hibernation mode.

Just ask the Blow Bros.


4.13.2017

Bio-Masters: Wave 2

A seemingly endless variety of exotic and unpredictable entities dwell within the depths of the ever moving Quallerran Research Vessel Rydine. Under the steady watch of Overseer Elpherios, these incredible creatures are carefully tested and monitored in a focused effort to understand and unlock their true potential.

Through the use of concentrated Rayexx Beams, Elpherios super charges two otherworldly subjects recently obtained near a strange prismatic structure drifting inside the Crethicay Triangle. Only through the use of specialized control implants can the unstable Rayexx Beams be harnessed, usually with extraordinary results.

What secrets do these unique aliens conceal and how can the Rayexx Beams be used to advance the Quallerran mission?  It's Overseer Elpherios' task to find out...


Our friend Pat Bussey has his second official Bio-Masters release set for tonight, April 13th, at 8:30PM Central Time! Both of Pat's new color choices match right up with our recent Rayexx and Neo Nonillia runs, so the building possibilities are ready and waiting.

Great work, Pat! Love that art!


4.12.2017

Playtime

Thanks to the super talented Megan Kelly for the above illustration!

Starting this weekend, some serious playtime is in order for my brother and I. We've been given an opportunity to tour a bit of Europe with our amazing friend Iyeoka, in support of her new album Gold. JBo and I will be on drum and bass duty, along with fellow Destroyer/Macrotone/Viper Andy Bergman on sax, and Kenyan artist Blinky Bill on guitar. The Macrotones recently did a track with Iyeoka which will be available on a split record with Destroy Babylon next week!

For anyone interested, here's her new single, "Who Would Follow", and the song that has taken the world (wide web) by storm, "Simply Falling".

Full tour dates below. ┼×erefe!


Axis Armored Varteryx Skaterriun


4.10.2017

Quallerran Overseer Elpherios

Quallerran Overseer Elpherios was the first of his kind to fuse with Axis Technology, pioneering a special "Evolver" separation method that placed the dark Villser Virus strains into another symbiotic, Axis-born lifeform called an "Axillioid".

Though granted a host of incredible new metamorphic abilities in this "Evolver" state, Elpherios now remains mortally connected to his bonded Axillioid, destined to follow the strange creature's fate, stand or fall. 

4.09.2017

Thank You!!!

Thank you for being part of the "Skate Wars" last week! This wave has a lot of funny connections to a pivotal time back in my youth, so it was extra neat to see that some of you enjoyed the stuff. I still clearly remember scratching out the original drawings for the Skate Wars guys as a kid and wanting to make versions that I could carry around. Thanks to you, that's become a reality.

As always, we continue to shuffle the production numbers, particularly with the crossover editions. Both the Vector Jump and OSM Cyclops runs were boosted up to hopefully meet the demand from folks that were visiting for just those specific figures. As of this writing, only a handful of each remain since popping them up, so it looks like we hit the right combination this time. Special thanks go out to Jesse D, Gary and Mel for letting Pheyden's cousins come over for dinner.

All orders placed since Wednesday night have hit the post, with just a few that came in late yesterday and the international orders left to go out, first thing tomorrow morning. The traffic was higher than usual so we've been hustling hard to keep things moving. Extra special thanks to Megan and her daughter Aeris for assisting with the late shift! It's so great to have a new addition to the family, especially a little peanut like Aeris.

Our next round is set to land in mid-May and should make some of you builders out there smile.

Thanks again from the whole family!