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The Creature Super-Glo Edition


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I can't even explain to you how pissed I am that I didn't grab one of these before they sold out!! I hesitated for way too long. Should've jumped on this thing IMMEDIATELY.

Oh well...

And hey, while we're here, I did just get a different clear/glow toy in the mail the other day. I pulled the Govurom on the right of this pic from the first Onell Custom Corps:

That clear head with glow powder is awesome! It's obviously a lot murkier than The Creature, but the glow does not disappoint.

You threw down for a custom too, right? When do you plan to share what ya got? ;)

Gareth Infinity's picture
Posted by Gareth Infinity on 11 April, 2009 - 09:57
What is Art?

Normally I don't go for "Toys as Art", but in Sucklord's case I have to make an exception. With him it's almost a toy, whereas with everyone else there is no real artistic merit. His way of hand casting thirty or forty pieces serves as a running commentary on consumer culture, which in my opinion includes Urban/ Designer vinyl. Genius.

I heard he's supposed to retire the bootleg series this year.

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Posted by Materialist Zen on 11 April, 2009 - 19:01
Doh! See, that's the one

Doh! See, that's the one problem with figures like these: they're just not gonna last! Especially with me...picking up the last one in stock... :D

HOWEVER...there is great news on the way for Suck Creature fans! There will be *another* edition. Okay, it won't glow, BUT it's gonna be a collaboration between The Sucklord and Dead Presidents!! I'm not gonna say any more, but you can check out some news here. It WILL be smoking!

As for the Glyos Custom Corps, I actually didn't jump on any of these because I thought it would be best if they went to the hardcore fans out there around the world who deserve amazing one-offs like these. We're lucky enough to have Onell HQ in our backyards as it is! ;)

I did get to see a lot of them in production, though. For example, that purple Phanost next to your Govurom is intense! It just looks like a translucent purple Phanost, right? Well, the body is normal translucent purple...but the head is actually infused with glow powder and actually puts out an eerie bluish glow!!

I didn't see your Govurom in the works, but the pic looks amazing! The glow-clear combo (separate pieces this time, not literally combined like in the Creature above) works great in these figures. Wonder when Govurom's going into production...

Anyway, I actually *DID* get a custom...just not one of the Custom Corpsmen. I'll be reviewing him soon enough...!

Materialist Zen, I know what you mean. Toys as Art is a concept that makes my stomach crawl...but you're right: Sucklord is one of the legit toy makers out there who can tap into folks' collective psyches and create something that appeals on more than just a basic level. And, yes, I've heard there's only going to be a few more bootleg sculpts, then he's moving on to more nefarious things!


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Posted by Sanjeev on 13 April, 2009 - 16:46
Strontium aluminate?

You mean strontium illuminate, right?

Sorry, I just had to throw that in somewhere.

Dead Presidents collab sounds exciting...but honestly I have no intention of buying any non-glow version of the Creature. If it weren't for spectacular glow power, this type of figure would not be my thing, like at all.

As for Onell HQ in your backyards, you have no idea how envious I am. I think I could honestly say that Glyos are my favorite toys out there, with vinyls coming in at a close second. I regret it more and more every minute that I only ordered a single custom instead of two (which was the limit).

I'm pretty satisfied with the one that I did get, but some of the other ones out there are absolutely ridiculously awesome!! I've been trying to work out a couple potential trades with other lucky customers but it's tricky. Plus, my little nephew is becoming quite fond of the guy, so I might have to hold onto him for his sake.

Gareth Infinity's picture
Posted by Gareth Infinity on 16 April, 2009 - 09:52

"Illuminate"?? Har-dee-har-har! :P

Well, this toy IS ill, if you ask me! [Ouch!]

I hear ya about little interest in a non-glow. While I love the classic unpainted green army men feel of the first Sucklord Creature figure, I'm not that inclined to track one down. I *love* the gillman, but I keep it glowy.

And not to derail this thread, but have you checked out OctoberToys' new Glyos forum? It's hot! DoctorKent's on there. I signed up, too...but between this place, CDX, and Skullbrain, my internetting time is stretched pretty thin!


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Posted by Sanjeev on 16 April, 2009 - 14:52

*high-five for great minds thinking alike*

That is exactly the deliciously terrible double-pun I had in mind. Was hoping there'd be a reason to go that far...and you did it for me!

But, no more...this whole thing is making me.........sick. :D

Anyways yeah, I signed up on there. And all my attempts at trades have fallen through. No one wants to give up their Phase Arm'd Custom Corps guys. Guess I'll just have to be patient and wait for the wider release of those parts, and throw together some more of my own!

Gareth Infinity's picture
Posted by Gareth Infinity on 16 April, 2009 - 21:33