Metamorpho The Man From Alpha Centauri
- Name: Metamorpho
- Release Date:
- Toy Line:
- Char. Design: Mel Birnkrant
- Toy Design: Four Horsemen
- SRP:$ 14.00
Review by JoshB
So who are the Outer Space Men?
Rather than re-has the same intro over and over, just read about it here, then come back.
Each OSM figure is presented in collector-friendly packaging. Because these are not sold at retail, you can create a package like this where the card simply slides out without having to remove any tape.
The backing card for each figure is unique and captures the feel of the original packaging. Each figure has its own backstory, printed on the back of the card.
The figure itself rests in a molded plastic tray, with its accessories on the side.
The first figure I open is Metamorpho, The Man from Alpha Centauri.
I’m taken back by how much like an actual toy this is. This feels like an old star wars figure, only better.
The figure is made out of high-density PVC, the same stuff Glyos figures are made out of. Metamorpho is molded in white with black paint applications. The detail is sharp and clean..
At the top of the figures head is a transparent ball. Twist the ball and you can change the face of Metamorpho! There are three different faces in all, each excellent.
Accessories include two odd looking weapons. One resembles a blaster, the other… a lamp? I really don’t know what these are supposed to be. They are also softer material, like the body.
Also included are extra arms. If you recall, standard Glyos figures ship with one straight and one bent arm. The OSM come packaged the same way, but also include the corresponding arms for you to swap out. It’s a really nice idea. This brings us into the greatest part of the OSM figures – they are modular.
Each OSM figure is made to be taken apart, re-arranged, and combined with not only other OSM figures, but figures in the Glyos universe as well. You can make some really interesting combinations when you start to mix and match.
Overall, I really like these figures a lot. If you think you might like them too, get them now because I am sure that quantities are limited. There are also various color versions available through the on-line shop, and there have also been convention exclusives.
|Posted 26 February, 2011 - 23:09 by JoshB|