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Title: The Outer Space Men and the New York Comic Con
Post by: NekroDave on February 09, 2009, 10:52:43 PM
The Outer Space Men at the con was AMAZING! I've only had a passing interest in these toys in the past, but seeing them in person all in one place like that was jaw-dropping. Easily the coolest booth at the show. Carded specimens, loose specimens, bagged Bullmarks, customs, you name it, it was there. I was too poor to grab the graphic novel or a t-shirt unfortunately, but we asked and were told to expect new toys in the future at some point. They're still hammering out details on what form they'll take, but the guy there (Gary, I think?) sounded pretty adamant about it. I believe his exact words were "They WILL return!"  ;D
Title: Re: One more thing about NYCC--Outer Space Men
Post by: Gareee on February 09, 2009, 10:57:41 PM
GREAT news! I noticed that Mattel also added questions about Major Matt Mason on their poll a few weeks ago!
Title: Re: One more thing about NYCC--Outer Space Men
Post by: darkmonkeygod on February 10, 2009, 02:56:22 AM
bagged Bullmarks, customs, you name it, it was there.

You get any pics of this? Also, do you know if Mel Birnkrant was in attendance? Perhaps it's better I not know since I'm still sick over not going. Just kidding, I gotta know. Would love to have seen the Bullmark package, which I have never even seen a photo of, in person. Were these for sale or just display?
Title: Re: One more thing about NYCC--Outer Space Men
Post by: poseablemonster on February 10, 2009, 09:09:20 AM
Are they re-sculpting them, or are they going with re-issuing the old ones?
Title: Re: One more thing about NYCC--Outer Space Men
Post by: Monster Bob on February 10, 2009, 09:44:56 AM

Ten bucks sez they'll look like this...

(http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g107/backlotcharlie/outerspacemen2009.jpg)

...not even taking into consideration the old toys-the whole reason there in interest in the franchise to begin with. That would be typical Mattel.





 :-X
Title: Re: One more thing about NYCC--Outer Space Men
Post by: Gareee on February 10, 2009, 10:13:31 AM
Actually, Mattel reissued many of the He man figures at the same time they released the new cartoon ones a few years ago, so that's a bum rap.

And recently they started releasing matty collector exclusives, which are kind of a cross between the original figures, and the newer ones released a few years ago, so they ARE trying to respect original properties, but also attract today's audience as well.

I kinda like some of the new designs as well, and would probably buy rereleases of select older figures, but also the some of the newer updates a well.
Title: Re: One more thing about NYCC--Outer Space Men
Post by: Monster Bob on February 10, 2009, 10:43:13 AM

With all the crappy figure lines/bad toy decisions that the toy companies make (and don't sell), you would think that in this case, there is no reason not to make a new retro line (the line which the Company should 'push' in advertising), plus a redo of the originals in better-but-similar materials, like they did Cap'n Action. The toy old timers will find them and buy them, even without advertising. Like Mattel found out with last year's 1966 Batmobile line, there is a nostalgia audience that wants these types of toys, but Mattel still doesn't know how to read them, considering all the information that is easily accessible on the internet. I think Mattel would be surprised at how popular the little alien buggers would be.
Title: Re: One more thing about NYCC--Outer Space Men
Post by: Monster Bob on February 10, 2009, 10:45:28 AM

...I would even like to see an expansion of the old line- with spaceships, playsets, or whatever, but in the olde vein.
Title: Re: One more thing about NYCC--Outer Space Men
Post by: poseablemonster on February 10, 2009, 12:10:58 PM
Ideally, they would do the first series and the previously unreleased second series without the resculpting.  That would be an answered prayer for me.  These were my favorite toys as a kid.
Title: Re: One more thing about NYCC--Outer Space Men
Post by: Wich2 on February 10, 2009, 12:30:20 PM
Andy, that sounds cool -

- but MY Grail is the smaller TOYHOUSE SPACE MARAUDER versions!

Best,
-Craig
Title: Re: One more thing about NYCC--Outer Space Men
Post by: ChattyLMS on February 10, 2009, 02:00:25 PM
That's great news!
I understand that Mattel is issuing Ghostbusters for collectors.  I guess Kenner was bought out by Mattel.  I saw the GB figures on line and they look really great.  They look like the movie characters.  They did a good job of sculpting the actual actors.  But they are missing Winston and Janine.  That's too bad.
Title: Re: One more thing about NYCC--Outer Space Men
Post by: NekroDave on February 10, 2009, 02:31:37 PM
You get any pics of this? Also, do you know if Mel Birnkrant was in attendance? Perhaps it's better I not know since I'm still sick over not going. Just kidding, I gotta know. Would love to have seen the Bullmark package, which I have never even seen a photo of, in person. Were these for sale or just display?

If Mel was there, I didn't meet him.

He did have lots of stuff for sale, but the prices on them were way more than I could even think about. My camera stinks so I didn't even bring it. But Sanjeev took pics of everything so as soon as he uploads them, I'll re-post them here..
Title: Re: One more thing about NYCC--Outer Space Men
Post by: Gareee on February 10, 2009, 03:32:01 PM
That's great news!
I understand that Mattel is issuing Ghostbusters for collectors.  I guess Kenner was bought out by Mattel.  I saw the GB figures on line and they look really great.  They look like the movie characters.  They did a good job of sculpting the actual actors.  But they are missing Winston and Janine.  That's too bad.

Some of the characters could not be shown yet, because they didn't have licensing approval yet. All 4 of the main GBs are scheduled, as well as smaller 6" figures and the Real Ghostbusters cartoon license, but much is up in the air until they see how much customer desire there is for the line. If all goes well, they;ve even mentioned doing smaller star wars sized figures as well.
Title: Re: One more thing about NYCC--Outer Space Men
Post by: Roback on February 10, 2009, 04:23:55 PM
I spent some time with Gary at his booth and picked up both the graphic novel and the tee shirt. Anyone that goes through that much trouble deserves to be supported in my opinion if you can swing it. Apparently there are 6 known second series sets out there. All accounted for. Mel claims that a little over 70,000 of each first series characters were released which is obviously not many at all hence the $15,000.00 asking price. While my focus was on attending the Mego panel with Marty Abrams, I think I may have pics on my camera of the Outspacemen booth. I'll check. In the mean time, the topic of the panel was Mego: Past, present and future. It's a fun read with lots of info. I'm going to be posting the video of the actual Q+A session on Megocentral soon.

http://megocentral.proboards37.com/index.cgi?board=talking&action=display&thread=9613 (http://megocentral.proboards37.com/index.cgi?board=talking&action=display&thread=9613)
Title: Re: One more thing about NYCC--Outer Space Men
Post by: Wich2 on February 10, 2009, 04:59:39 PM
(Rob, speaking of the lil' 8" bastards - did you get the POTA article I sent you recently...?)
Title: Re: One more thing about NYCC--Outer Space Men
Post by: NekroDave on February 10, 2009, 05:22:56 PM
Ok, my friend's pics are up, including Amok Time, He-Man, Onell and the world's biggest cat....

http://s127.photobucket.com/albums/p148/sanjeev666/Feb%202009--NYCC09/ (http://s127.photobucket.com/albums/p148/sanjeev666/Feb%202009--NYCC09/)
Title: Re: One more thing about NYCC--Outer Space Men
Post by: darkmonkeygod on February 10, 2009, 07:23:52 PM
Thanks! So now I know, generic header w a line specific insert card. Too cool. Were the Amok Time Monstarz Frankenstein's Monster and Nosferatu represented at all. I thought the Frankie would be for sale.
Title: Re: One more thing about NYCC--Outer Space Men
Post by: poseablemonster on February 10, 2009, 10:20:18 PM
Ohmygawd!  I'm having heart palpitations after those pics!  All the second series figures loose and carded!  Man, I hope they make them.  I've wanted those things since I was a little kid.
Title: Re: One more thing about NYCC--Outer Space Men
Post by: Roback on February 11, 2009, 08:29:34 AM
First off, no Craig, I haven't received anything yet. Secondly, Gary has a website at www.theouterspacemen.com that I think you guys will like. Check it out.
Title: Re: One more thing about NYCC--Outer Space Men
Post by: poseablemonster on February 11, 2009, 09:04:04 AM
Pretty cool site.  It reads like they are in the process of re-releasing the entire line, but who knows?  It would be great if they did.
Title: Re: One more thing about NYCC--Outer Space Men
Post by: Roback on February 11, 2009, 09:46:44 AM
Gary didn't mention anything about a re-release and to be honest, he mentioned that doing the graphic novel and the tee's were about it for him. From what I can gather, Gary worked on Wall Street and hit it big. He was then able to take collecting The Outerspacemen to another level. His booth was drop dead gorgeous and had everything from prototypes to original drawings.
If I see anything at ToyFair this weekend regarding a release I'll let you guys know.
Title: Re: One more thing about NYCC--Outer Space Men
Post by: poseablemonster on February 11, 2009, 10:26:12 AM
Quote from the site:
"For the past several years, all 13 Outer Space Men action figures (first and second series) have been studied, researched and federally registered with the United States Patent and Trademark  and Copyright offices for the express intent of bringing them back to the attention of the people who remember playing with them, cherishing them, burying them in the back yard and or finding them in  some box years later where a smile came upon their face as they remembered what it was like to play with a truly wonderful toy.

Not sure what they mean, but it sounds like they are looking into the process of re-releasing them.  Maybe the copyright register was just for the graphic novel?  Too bad if that is the case.  I think these would go over well.  I'd buy them by the case.
Title: Re: One more thing about NYCC--Outer Space Men
Post by: Wich2 on February 11, 2009, 11:54:37 AM
Rob-

>no Craig, I haven't received anything yet<

Weird. Sent it last week, to the e-addy I had... Will trt again.

>Gary has a website at www.theouterspacemen.com<

It's great.

Best,
-Craig
Title: Re: One more thing about NYCC--Outer Space Men
Post by: Roback on February 11, 2009, 01:26:17 PM
If they are planning to reproduce them it won't be by Gary. He mentioned as much. It's too bad too cause Gary has the drive that you'd need to pull something off like this. He's got the resources too. Rumor has it that he is a very broker on Wall Street. From what I saw, I believe it. :D
Title: Re: One more thing about NYCC--Outer Space Men
Post by: raycastile on February 11, 2009, 06:51:57 PM
I agree with Andy that everything on their website seems geared toward preparing us for the grand relaunch of the Colorforms Outer Space Men.  Maybe Gary is not able to talk about it, or he is not directly involved.  Or maybe the website is trying to create a demand for a product, hoping that will lead to a deal with a manufacturer.
Title: Re: One more thing about NYCC--Outer Space Men
Post by: Roback on February 11, 2009, 07:22:56 PM
Either that or a very effective way to sell books. It worked on me. I bought one. lol
Title: Re: One more thing about NYCC--Outer Space Men
Post by: poseablemonster on February 11, 2009, 08:19:21 PM
Oh, well.  I'm used to disappointment with the Outer Spacemen.
When I was young, we didn't have a lot of money, and I stayed with my grandparents a lot.  So, much of the toys I had were handed down from my older uncles.  The Colorforms Outer Spacemen were some of my favorites - I had Alpha 7, Commander Comet and Electron. 
Fast forward to the mid 70's, and they put out the Colorforms play set and the puzzles where they pictured first series and second series figures.  I remembered my long gone Spacemen, and my mom and I searched stores - literally for years - trying to find these figures as they were my #1 toy want for a long time.  Alas, it was not to be...and looks like it still isn't.
Title: Re: One more thing about NYCC--Outer Space Men
Post by: raycastile on February 12, 2009, 01:23:13 AM
I had Alpha 7 and Astro-Nautilus.  I think I also had Xodiac, though it might have been Orbitron or Electron +.  I'm pretty sure it wasn't Commander Comet.  I used to nibble on Nautilus' head.  I had a lot of fun chomping down on him.
Title: Re: One more thing about NYCC--Outer Space Men
Post by: Jscareshock on February 13, 2009, 11:06:13 AM
So what happened to writing campaigns?  These toys are awesome and for those of us who grew up playing with them they were even more awesome.

Can we organize some kind of letter writing campaign to let Mattel or whoever know that we'd like them to reissue these figures????????
Title: Re: One more thing about NYCC--Outer Space Men
Post by: Wich2 on February 13, 2009, 11:58:15 AM
Not to be a parade-rainer, but:

Have any of these types of revivals really caught fire? I'm a Captain Action guy, and I know that one crashed and burned; 12" Joe is being cancelled again, yes?

-Craig
Title: Re: One more thing about NYCC--Outer Space Men
Post by: Jscareshock on February 13, 2009, 12:04:48 PM
I've heard a lot of rumors about GI Joe.  They keep making the 12 inch guy and "historic" figures keep coming out to replicate the classic days and with Barbie turning 50 GI Joe might not yet be ready for retirement.

AS for Captain action, the latest rumor I've heard was that he was being resculpted to come out MEGO sized.  The Captain Action comic book is barely hanging on though so it's anybodies guess. 
The idea is that we have to show the toy makers that we are insterested and we are serious.  I've been running a campaign for years to get PEZ to remake the Universal Monster series but all they did was the 12 inch Frankenstein and, although I bought 5 of them, the support was not there and the figure has been remaindered.
Title: Re: One more thing about NYCC--Outer Space Men
Post by: raycastile on February 13, 2009, 12:12:02 PM
The only revival that really worked was Aurora and the 12-inch GI Joe.  And with Joe, it wasn't so much a reissue of a toy line as a reintroduction of a format.  GI Joe was already around in a smaller size.
Title: Re: One more thing about NYCC--Outer Space Men
Post by: NekroDave on February 13, 2009, 12:49:23 PM
I think the vintage Bullmarks could really help the cause. If there were straight re-issues, they would appeal to both nostalgic monster fans and Japanese toy collectors, as long as word got out (and I'd see to that!). I'm not sure how many fans realize the connection between the original US releases and the Bullmarks. For example, I know I've seen those Bullmarks before either at auction or in people's collections, but since the original 60s line was before my time and I wasn't too familiar with them, I didn't realize their origins. I thought they were Japanese toys! (And since many Japanese toy collectors are my age and younger, I suspect I'm not the only one.)  And because retro style toys are probably a bigger success in Japan than here, I think it would help a lot to market them there, as well as here.

Or I could be totally wrong.
Title: Re: One more thing about NYCC--Outer Space Men
Post by: Gareee on February 13, 2009, 01:25:52 PM
As far as Caption Action, the company doing the reboot of that did release quite a bit, was bought out, and that company closed the door on almost everything they bought up. Cap has gone on however to spawn a collectable statue, new Mego sized Cap figures, and even a new model kit. I STILL wish they released the Johnny Quest things they showed before the rebooted 12" line was cancelled.

Yep.. He-Man respawned quite a few lines, and also has a current web only new line available as well as a new movie in the works now.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles rebooted, and have been around for about 4 or 5 years now with the newer releases, a new animated series, and a dvd only cgi movie (that was actually pretty good!)

The smaller gi-joe line rebooted, is going strong, and will of course be carried on through the new Gi-Joe movie as well.

Same with Transformers.. they rebooted, spawned a new featuyre film, then a new animated series, and now a sequel to the feature film.

Even kiddie things like My Little Pony rebooted, and cabbage patch kids rebooted.. Beanie Babies are also now making a comeback, as are pet rocks.

Frankly, I'm surprised Major Matt Mason, the Zeriods, and the Outer Space Aliens haven't already been milked a few times over.
Title: Re: One more thing about NYCC--Outer Space Men
Post by: Getter_1 on February 13, 2009, 02:24:37 PM
I don't think the US audience would be willing to pay for the Bullmark reissues.  Most ppl in the US don't have the nostalgia for cheap vinyl toys that the Japanese marked has.  I don't think US collectors would be willing to pay $80.00 for a Japan made vinyl toy.

With that said, I'd be willing to buy a reissue set of Bullmark vinyls... I just don't think many others would. :(
Title: The Outer Space Men and the New York Comic Con
Post by: The Outer Space Men LLC on February 22, 2009, 06:55:06 PM
Hello everyone, this is Gary Schaeffer the owner of the Outer Space Men LLC. I may have met many of you at the con however if you were not there than I want to offer my salutations as well as my many thanks for all of this talk that you all are engaged in about my figures, my booth and my new graphic novel.

Let me say to you all that the OSM have been for me a 7 year labor of love first getting all of the registrations as well as then getting my creative team together from around the world to produce this book which has been highly acclaimed to date. Everyone of the comic stores that ordered the book nationwide is sold out and I hope to be doing a second order through Diamond any day now. If you have not read the book yet, you can get it on my official OSM site: www.theouterspacemen.com. While you are there you can also see the new wild Tee Shirt!

It has taken me several days to register on this website so I apologize as I wanted to strike while the iron was hot when Mel Birnkrant (the creator of the OSM) sent me the link to the postings about the con and the return of the OSM. Now that I am successfully on line I hope to answer any questions that you may have about the return of the OSM and to be a part of any discussion that you would like to have in regards to the site, the book.

You can also email me at the site: theouterspacemen(*at*)theouterspacemen.com

Here are some fantastic links to the reviews on the new book, the booth at the con and a ton more. Enjoy reading and I hope to be hearing from you all and see you on the site. Thanks so much, Gary B Schaeffer.
Title: The Outer Space Men and the New York Comic Con
Post by: The Outer Space Men LLC on February 22, 2009, 06:59:56 PM
Hello everyone, this is Gary Schaeffer the owner of the Outer Space Men LLC. I may have met many of you at the con however if you were not there than I want to offer my salutations as well as my many thanks for all of this talk that you all are engaged in about my figures, my booth and my new graphic novel.

Let me say to you all that the OSM have been for me a 7 year labor of love first getting all of the registrations as well as then getting my creative team together from around the world to produce this book which has been highly acclaimed to date. Everyone of the comic stores that ordered the book nationwide is sold out and I hope to be doing a second order through Diamond any day now. If you have not read the book yet, you can get it on my official OSM site: www.theouterspacemen.com. While you are there you can also see the new wild Tee Shirt!

It has taken me several days to register on this website so I apologize as I wanted to strike while the iron was hot when Mel Birnkrant (the creator of the OSM) sent me the link to the postings about the con and the return of the OSM. Now that I am successfully on line I hope to answer any questions that you may have about the return of the OSM and to be a part of any discussion that you would like to have in regards to the site, the book.

You can also email me at the site: theouterspacemen(*at*)theouterspacemen.com

Here are some fantastic links to the reviews on the new book, the booth at the con and a ton more. Enjoy reading and I hope to be hearing from you all and see you on the site. Thanks so much, Gary B Schaeffer.

http://www.universalmonsterarmy.com/forum/index.php?action=printpage;topic=3425.0 (http://www.universalmonsterarmy.com/forum/index.php?action=printpage;topic=3425.0)
 
http://pwbeat.publishersweekly.com/blog/press-releases/2009-press-releases/captain-action-at-new-york-comic-con-2009/ (http://pwbeat.publishersweekly.com/blog/press-releases/2009-press-releases/captain-action-at-new-york-comic-con-2009/)
 
http://tomopop.com/photo.phtml?post_key=6669&photo_key=11131#prevnext (http://tomopop.com/photo.phtml?post_key=6669&photo_key=11131#prevnext)
 
http://www.collectorsquest.com/collection/item/16774/the-outer-spacemen-collection-2.html (http://www.collectorsquest.com/collection/item/16774/the-outer-spacemen-collection-2.html)
 
http://www.aintitcool.com/node/40158 (http://www.aintitcool.com/node/40158)
 
http://blog.comiccritique.com/?p=50 (http://blog.comiccritique.com/?p=50)
 
http://tomopop.com/post.phtml?pk=6669&un=Topher+Cantler (http://tomopop.com/post.phtml?pk=6669&un=Topher+Cantler)
 
http://www.comicsbulletin.com/news/123358553268911.htm (http://www.comicsbulletin.com/news/123358553268911.htm)
 
http://www.imagecomics.com/onlinecomics.php (http://www.imagecomics.com/onlinecomics.php)
 
http://www.secretidentitypodcast.com/ (http://www.secretidentitypodcast.com/)
 
 
Title: Re: The Outer Space Men and the New York Comic Con
Post by: Gareee on February 22, 2009, 07:23:15 PM
Is there any hope of a rerelease of the original figures and related toys?
Title: Re: The Outer Space Men and the New York Comic Con
Post by: The Outer Space Men LLC on February 22, 2009, 07:26:27 PM
I promise you the figures are on the way.
Title: Re: The Outer Space Men and the New York Comic Con
Post by: NekroDave on February 22, 2009, 08:00:10 PM
Gary, thanks for checking in. It was great meeting you at the con.

In answer to the poll... both! Although if I had to choose just one, I'd probably say the Bullmarks. They're more in keeping with my existing collection. But if I could afford to get both, I'm sure I would.
Title: Re: The Outer Space Men and the New York Comic Con
Post by: Gareee on February 22, 2009, 08:07:59 PM
I promise you the figures are on the way.

Happy Day! I've been waiting for a rerelease of these guys for about 30 YEARS!
Title: Re: One more thing about NYCC--Outer Space Men
Post by: raycastile on February 22, 2009, 10:42:05 PM
Are you going to reissue the original figures or produce newly designed versions?  Speaking as a potential customer for your product, I think the appeal of the Outer Space Men lies in the original sculpts, not the general characters concepts.  I would not be interested in buying new sculpts. 
In fact, I wish the cards would incorporate the original art.  Those 60s photos conveyed a certain attitude that added to the toy line's personality.

If the new line were successful, I could see it eventually expanding with new designs and new characters.  But the initial offering should be straight reissues of the original toys, with the original sculpts and paint schemes, and packaging that is as faithful as possible to the atmosphere of the original art.  That is what the fans have been waiting for.  A "do over" for the original Space Men.  But this time there won't be a strike, the inventory won't get stuck in transit and the second series will come out after all.
Title: Re: One more thing about NYCC--Outer Space Men
Post by: Gareee on February 22, 2009, 10:48:29 PM
I'm of two minds on it.. I'd like to see new additions to the line, as well as the originals.

If these are intended for mass market, I wouldn't mind seeing the old figures mixed in with new figures in a few wave releases, so they could actually go to mass markets, and collectors as well would be satisfied.

I'm an opener, so beyond scanning the artwork, these guys will be torn open, JUST like my originals and played with.

It kinda depends on how these are marketed. Maybe a CGI cartoon series could be spun off the license, and instead of just a reissue for collectors, these guys scould also go into monster kid's hands as well.

If Monsters Vs Aliens does well at the box office, these could be poised perfectly for a major new license.
Title: Re: The Outer Space Men and the New York Comic Con
Post by: raycastile on February 23, 2009, 12:14:27 AM
Mr. Schaeffer, welcome to the group.  We have a traveling museum-style exhibit called the UMA Toy Display.  It goes to different conventions like Wonderfest, Monster Bash and Archon.  We also refer to it as the "toy tour," because the toys tour around the country.  The display changes every year, but it always includes rare vintage monster toys from the 60s, 70s and 80s.  The toys are on loan from UMA members.  Last year, we had a window with the Outer Space Men:


(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3093/2690926921_0ce294ff6e_o.jpg)

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3145/2691730212_842d0665b9_o.jpg)

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3016/2690920591_0a5cb58246_o.jpg)


These were on loan from the collection of Dan Roebuck, except for Colossus Rex and his backer card, which were mine.

Mr. Schaeffer – can I call you Gary? – now that you have enlisted in our army, we would love for you to participate in the 2008 UMA Toy Display!  Imagine your 1st and 2nd series Colorforms Outer Space Men in one of the windows, accompanied by a placard explaining who you are and what you are doing to reintroduce the characters.  It's not as glamorous as the NY Comic Con, but it is not chopped liver.  Wonderfest draws a sizable crowd.  Many hundreds of future customers could be gawking at those aliens, thinking how cool it would be to own something like them in the near future.

Here is another thread with pictures of the UMA Toy Display from Wonderfest '07 and '08.
http://www.universalmonsterarmy.com/forum/index.php?topic=3562.0 (http://www.universalmonsterarmy.com/forum/index.php?topic=3562.0)

Title: Re: The Outer Space Men and the New York Comic Con
Post by: Gareee on February 23, 2009, 09:37:48 AM
Ya HAD to  post pics of King Zor and the outer space men again so I'd be jonesin for them, right?
Title: Re: One more thing about NYCC--Outer Space Men
Post by: Jscareshock on February 23, 2009, 11:47:52 AM
Gary, the first issue is sold out?  Congratulations!  Keep them coming.
Title: Re: The Outer Space Men and the New York Comic Con
Post by: Jscareshock on February 23, 2009, 12:16:44 PM
When this series came out I had enough money to purchase 3 Alpha 7s, the Martian dude, because I wanted to have adventures with Major matt mason and the aliens ala INVASION OF TEH SAUCER MEN.  When one of my Masons had a wire snap in his leg I realized how fragile these gems were so i kept one Alpha 7 on the card.  Now, the card shows an awesome flying saucer on it.  Is there any chance that that suacer can be added as an accessory should these gems make a comeback?
Title: Re: The Outer Space Men and the New York Comic Con
Post by: poseablemonster on February 23, 2009, 01:22:29 PM
I promise you the figures are on the way.
Wow, if this is the case - and they are re-releases of the classic Mel Birnkrant figures - it is a long time prayer answered for me.

I posted my story in the other thread, but I will do so here as well. 

The Outer Space Men were my favorite toys when I was little, I'm talking 3-6 years old.  I inherited hand-me-down toys from my older uncle, and loved them dearly.  Not just because they were the coolest toys around; but because my uncle would actually play with them with me.  He was long past the age of playing with toys, but he would always get into an adventure with me and the Outer Space Men.
Of course, through the passing of time, they were lost in the shuffle; and all but forgotten until they released the puzzles and the Colorforms playset in the late 70's.  My love for the OSM was rekindled; and my mother and I searched high and low for years; trying to find the figures again.  The workers at the local Venture store knew us from constantly asking if they ever got the figures in!  Of course, we never found them. 
As an adult, I eventually tracked down decent examples of the released figures and did my best to find the second series prototypes.  A fellow collector/dealer in the St. Louis area had a few of the loose second series characters some years ago, but I lacked the "big cash" necessary to get them.  I wanted them so much, though, that if I could have come up with the cash at the time, I would have gotten them.
So, the thing is; these figures mean a great deal to me - much more than this quick blurb can communicate.  I will continue wishing and hoping...

Oh, and if Mel is reading these threads, I have a message.  Thanks for creating a toy line that made this kid happy and bridged the generations in my family.  The Outer Space Men kindled my imagination as a child, and they still keep me hoping for another chance to discover them again.  Few things would make me happier than the opportunity to open up a set of them and play with my kids, just like my uncle did with me all those years ago.
Title: Re: One more thing about NYCC--Outer Space Men
Post by: The Outer Space Men LLC on February 23, 2009, 02:52:06 PM
I could not agree with you more about the reissue of the original figures. I will not allow the four or five inch GI Joe type plastic figure to replace the originals. The creator of the toy has the only set of seven mint untouched unglued perfect specimens of the original cards that the first seven figures were mounted on. I would love to use these cards as actual header or backer cards for a full sized reissue of the original figures. Thanks again for your opinion and I really appreciate you taking the time to write the letter that you did. Gary.
Title: Re: One more thing about NYCC--Outer Space Men
Post by: Gareee on February 23, 2009, 02:55:12 PM
Very cool. I wasn't thinking of a different format for the newer comic bok based figures, but more of the same style as the originals.

Have talks gone on long enough for a tentative release date? Like the end of 2009, or 1st half 2010 or some such?
Title: Re: The Outer Space Men and the New York Comic Con
Post by: The Outer Space Men LLC on February 23, 2009, 03:11:04 PM
If I could please ask a favor of all of you interested in the Outer Space Men, could we continue the posts on this thread. It is hard bouncing back and forth to the other thread to get all of the questions answered. Thanks so much, Gary

Here is what I just posted on the other thread,

I could not agree with you more about the reissue of the original figures. I will not allow the four or five inch GI Joe type plastic figure to replace the originals. The creator of the toy has the only set of seven mint untouched unglued perfect specimens of the original cards that the first seven figures were mounted on. I would love to use these cards as actual header or backer cards for a full sized reissue of the original figures. Thanks again for your opinion and I really appreciate you taking the time to write the letter that you did. Gary.

Now in regards to the new Graphic Novel, the books are sold out in the stores however I have plenty here for those of you who still want one. Please just go to the site: www.theouterspacemen.com to get a copy. We are busy working on the next book, Eric is writing as fast as he can and Rudolf Montemayor will have a script to beginning his amazing illustrations by the end of the summer. Marc Borstel will then do his incredible magic to add the color and the copy.

For Ray Castle; thank you so much for including the OSM with your Hamilton Invaders and King Zor. Two of my most favorite toys even today. After the OSM of course. Please do call me Gary. Ray it would be very hard to be without a carded set of aliens while they were on tour and you would have to understand that my second series can never leave my home as the value of them cannot be calculated and my insurance company would freak. Thank you however so much for the offer. 

For Jscareshock: The image of the flying saucer actual exists!!!. This small craft is actually in Mel's home safe and secure, as is most of the entire original OSM accessories which Mel used to photograph and complete the card art. Go to my site and you will find the Alpha-7 prototype hand carved never produced space ship which was at the NYCC. You will find this hand done Mel sculpture in the gallery images of my personal collection. I am thrilled that you still have a carded Alpha-7, take good care of him, that is a rare one. Best, Gary.

For poseablemonster: What a wonderful story. That collector in St. Louis sold me those four loose second series figures. They were at the NYCC as well. You have a great memory and clearly the impact of the OSM left their mark on your life and they did mine and so many other collectors and fans. I hope that you will find all of this hard work and labor of love that I am doing brings you back to a more wonderful world when playing with the OSM was true magic. I will point out your compliment to Mel if he has not seen it already. Thanks so much to you all, Gary.
Title: Re: The Outer Space Men and the New York Comic Con
Post by: The Outer Space Men LLC on February 23, 2009, 03:13:54 PM
And for you NekroDave; thank you so much for welcoming me to this site, I am so impressed with it all, I do not know where to start. Gary.
Title: Re: The Outer Space Men and the New York Comic Con
Post by: fmofmpls on February 23, 2009, 04:54:16 PM
If I could please ask a favor of all of you interested in the Outer Space Men, could we continue the posts on this thread. It is hard bouncing back and forth to the other thread to get all of the questions answered.

Both threads have now been merged to this one thread.

Thank you to Gareee for the heads up!
Title: Re: The Outer Space Men and the New York Comic Con
Post by: Roback on February 23, 2009, 05:27:51 PM
Gary, I just want to tell you again what a pleasure it was to meet you at the NYCC. After we started talking I looked at my watch and over an hour went by! You were so great to talk to and I am so happy that you are indeed doing something with the actual toys not to mention another book. I could have sworn that you said that the book and tee were it but I sure am glad that I misunderstood. Your enthusiasm is infectious and it's obvious that this is a labor of love for you. It was cool logging on and seeing you as a member here. Bravo!
Title: Re: The Outer Space Men and the New York Comic Con
Post by: raycastile on February 23, 2009, 09:55:09 PM
Gary, watch this video.  I think you will see some old friends, especially at the 6:04 mark.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ew20feC6SVA&feature=channel_page (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ew20feC6SVA&feature=channel_page)


Title: Re: The Outer Space Men and the New York Comic Con
Post by: The Outer Space Men LLC on February 23, 2009, 11:02:03 PM
Amazing! Good old Bob Monko. This video has to be over 7 or 8 years old. I bought those four figures from him at least that long ago. He called me about 2 months ago to see how I was doing just to catch up. An interesting fellow indeed. I met him at a toy show in Vegas in 1991 and we have kept in touch since then. I was stunned to find out that he had second series OSM. I wonder what the fifth one was that he is referring to in the video. He only had four when I bought these.

For Roback; (it is so weird not to use peoples real names) I want to thank you for your kind words and tell you that it was wonderful to meet you while in my comic con booth. I respect and revere your Mego collection and knowledge. What is so amazing is that shortly after the success of the OSM, Mel told Harry, the owner of Colorforms to get the licensing on super heroes. Mel felt that it was the next big thing. Harry passed and six months later there was Mego.

Someone tell me how to post images and videos please I have a ton of new stuff that I would like to add to this site. Also, how do I get an image next to my user name like you all have. Thanks and good night, Gary.
Title: Re: The Outer Space Men and the New York Comic Con
Post by: raycastile on February 23, 2009, 11:42:03 PM
I shot that video in 1995 in Bob's apartment.  Bob was one of the first toy dealers I met, back when I started collecting in 1989.  I remember the first time I visited his house (back in '89 when he was renting a house).  It was full of toys strewn everywhere.  It was hard not to step on them.  They were just thrown about here and there, stacked on top of each other.  He literally had carded Colorforms Outer Space Men lying around on the carpet.  I remember almost stepping on them.  He had boxed Mego super heroes in his kitchen sink.  Piles and piles of rare toys, as if they just exploded from Santa's bag and randomly landed all over.  It was a mad house! 

Now here I am, 20 years later.  I have a Colossus Rex on an opened card lying on the carpet in my bedroom, with a couple of other toys stacked awkwardly on top of it.  They are blocking a dresser drawer, so I almost hit them every time I open it.  I've got toys strewn about, all over, lying in my path so I can't walk freely without bumping into them or stumbling around them.  It's a mad house!
Title: Re: The Outer Space Men and the New York Comic Con
Post by: raycastile on February 23, 2009, 11:50:08 PM
To post photos, you have to already have them saved somewhere online.  You can't upload photos to the UMA.  Since you have your own website, I'm sure you've got online storage space for your photos.

You need to right click on the photo and select "copy address."  You can't just copy the URL, because that does not really give you the address of the photo itself.  It only gives you the address of the web page displaying the photo, and that is not what you want.

Once you have copied the photo's address, go into your UMA post and look at the two rows of square icons above the text window.  Click the second box from the left on the lower row.  It looks like a picture in a frame.  It is just to the left of the "globe" icon, and just below the italics icon.  Once you click that, you will see (img)(/img), but in brackets instead of parenthesis.  Paste the image address in between these tags, like this:  (img)imageaddress(/img)   Click post or preview and you should see the image in your post.
Title: Re: The Outer Space Men and the New York Comic Con
Post by: raycastile on February 24, 2009, 12:00:41 AM
Here is a tutorial on adding avatars (the images next to our names):

http://www.universalmonsterarmy.com/forum/index.php?topic=2622.0 (http://www.universalmonsterarmy.com/forum/index.php?topic=2622.0)
Title: Re: The Outer Space Men and the New York Comic Con
Post by: Roback on February 24, 2009, 12:46:40 PM
Amazing! Good old Bob Monko. This video has to be over 7 or 8 years old. I bought those four figures from him at least that long ago. He called me about 2 months ago to see how I was doing just to catch up. An interesting fellow indeed. I met him at a toy show in Vegas in 1991 and we have kept in touch since then. I was stunned to find out that he had second series OSM. I wonder what the fifth one was that he is referring to in the video. He only had four when I bought these.

For Roback; (it is so weird not to use peoples real names) I want to thank you for your kind words and tell you that it was wonderful to meet you while in my comic con booth. I respect and revere your Mego collection and knowledge. What is so amazing is that shortly after the success of the OSM, Mel told Harry, the owner of Colorforms to get the licensing on super heroes. Mel felt that it was the next big thing. Harry passed and six months later there was Mego.

Someone tell me how to post images and videos please I have a ton of new stuff that I would like to add to this site. Also, how do I get an image next to my user name like you all have. Thanks and good night, Gary.


Hey Gary, I guess it would be safe to say that Mel certainly didn't have a shortage of vision. Superheroes eh? One could only imagine what might have been. While I'm not big in to reproductions of any kind, I am excited about your endeavor. I'm sure that they'll be different enough to establish them against the originals, card art too hopefully. Be sure to keep us posted Gary, especially about the second graphic novel. Your first release was a homerun regarding both the artwork and story.
Title: Re: The Outer Space Men and the New York Comic Con
Post by: The Outer Space Men LLC on February 24, 2009, 08:17:30 PM
Hi Bob. Thank you so much for your well wishes and your compliments on the new GN. I will keep you all up on the progress of volume two. It will be another amazing journey for you all I guarantee it. The new figures will in no way risk or jeopardize the originals or their value for sure. Both the new figures and the cards will have differences enough to avoid piracy or fraud and yet be similar enough to still make them a awe striking new toy. Thanks again, Gary

Ray thanks to you as well for the tips on the Avatar, it worked great.
Title: Re: The Outer Space Men and the New York Comic Con
Post by: The Outer Space Men LLC on February 24, 2009, 09:37:04 PM
Just to keep everyone up on current events, I just started listing the Toy House Space Marauder bendable mini OSM on my site within the store. I know that some of you have been asking about them. One more thing the OSM team will be at the Steel City Toy Convention on April 24, 25 and 26. The convention is in Pittsburgh and should be a blast. information about the show is also on my site. I hope to see as many of you there as possible.
Title: Re: The Outer Space Men and the New York Comic Con
Post by: shannonshae on February 25, 2009, 07:00:55 PM
I just finished reading the OSM first graphic novel. Having been a fan of the OSM toy for quite some time I was delighted to finally hear their story.

I found the story to be particularly relevant to many of the discussions that are taking place in today's world. These parallels were of some interest to me. I will try to talk about these in general terms so as not to ruin the story for those who have not read it.

The most obvious reference is to the environment and the impact that changes in the environment have on the human race today.

My favorite parallel was the storyline relating to "creation" and "science". The story tackled theories of "human" development and what it is to be human. The idea of the original "earthling" vs. the manufactured one is a very new and refreshing concept and allows for a future of provocative reading.

Along the same line was the subplot that wrestled with the philosophy of "intrinsic" good and evil (particularly evil). I do hope that we have not seen the last of Mystron. Also, it would appear that the Plutonian's have some demons as well.

Transgenetic manipulation and the moral debate that surrounds it is riveting and very relevant to today's issues. I would love to see more exploration into this issue and a deeper look at the "ancient war", the security council's decision and the Mercurian's ultimate demise.

Finally, the Security Council (basically an alien United Nations) is the perfect backdrop for future adventures. I can't wait to see what other "disagreements" are in store. Like the UN, it must be difficult for all forms of life to come together for a common good. There has to be cultural and theological differences.

It is clear that the writer has a love of ancient Greek philosophy and text. Discussions of Socrates as well as a direct reference to Greek afterlife were quite entertaining (The Ferryman and Purgatory). I was also thrown back into my studies of the poet William Blake and his theories of death and the afterlife.

I must conclude by saying that there is much more to be learned of the OSM and their individuality. I am looking forward to seeing a lot more character development in future novels. I feel the current novel only scratches the surface of who these aliens are. Each must be exceptional in the own right and I am anxious to learn of their talents.

I can't say enough about the graphics and color. Hats off to Mr. Montemayor and Mr. Borstel on a job well done.

Until next time...the furthest reaches of the galaxy will not leave my mind.
Title: Re: The Outer Space Men and the New York Comic Con
Post by: Inkfink on February 26, 2009, 09:27:35 AM
Count me in as another fan of the OSM! Looking forward to seeing them again... and this time I promise not chop them into bits!
Title: Re: The Outer Space Men and the New York Comic Con
Post by: The Outer Space Men LLC on March 19, 2009, 05:56:50 PM
HI EVERYONE. I WANTED TO SHOW YOU SOME NEW IMAGES FROM THE ART TEAM HERE AT OSM HEADQUARTERS. SOME OF THIS STUFF YOU WILL BE SEEING IN THE SEQUEL TO THE RECENT GRAPHIC NOVEL. THERE IS A LOT HAPPENING HERE WITH REALLY EXCITING NEWS COMING SOON. I HOPE TO BE REPORTING QUITE A LOT OF STUFF OVER THE NEXT FEW MONTHS. UNTIL THEN PLEASE KEEP WATCHING THE WEBSITE FOR THE LATEST. THANKS VERY MUCH TO YOU ALL, GARY.

http://gbs4783.com/CRexCyclopsColorLR.jpg (http://gbs4783.com/CRexCyclopsColorLR.jpg)
http://gbs4783.com/CityofAngelsColorLR.jpg (http://gbs4783.com/CityofAngelsColorLR.jpg)
http://gbs4783.com/Comet-vs-MystronColorLR.jpg (http://gbs4783.com/Comet-vs-MystronColorLR.jpg)
http://gbs4783.com/CommanderCometColorLR.jpg (http://gbs4783.com/CommanderCometColorLR.jpg)
http://gbs4783.com/ElectronColorLR.jpg (http://gbs4783.com/ElectronColorLR.jpg)
http://gbs4783.com/FirstEncountRoftheThirdKindColorLR.jpg (http://gbs4783.com/FirstEncountRoftheThirdKindColorLR.jpg)
http://gbs4783.com/MeetingofMindsColorLR.jpg (http://gbs4783.com/MeetingofMindsColorLR.jpg)
http://gbs4783.com/TagTeamColorLR.jpg (http://gbs4783.com/TagTeamColorLR.jpg)
http://gbs4783.com/XodiacColorLR.jpg (http://gbs4783.com/XodiacColorLR.jpg)
http://gbs4783.com/armedanddangerousColorLR.jpg (http://gbs4783.com/armedanddangerousColorLR.jpg)
Title: Re: The Outer Space Men and the New York Comic Con
Post by: poseablemonster on March 19, 2009, 08:23:02 PM
OOH!  I hope it's a re-issue of the figures!  Please, please! ;D
Title: Re: One more thing about NYCC--Outer Space Men
Post by: Bogey on March 19, 2009, 10:18:49 PM
Andy, that sounds cool -

- but MY Grail is the smaller TOYHOUSE SPACE MARAUDER versions!

Best,
-Craig


Mine would also be these, Craig:

(http://thegalleryofmonstertoys.com/60swing/mauradrs.jpg)

Are these ever around?  I would especially like the purple on with his helmet.
Title: Re: The Outer Space Men and the New York Comic Con
Post by: raycastile on March 20, 2009, 02:04:50 AM
I used to own the carded Space Marauders in that photo.  (I took the photo.)  I don't even remember what I did with them, but they've been gone for years.  Why do I sell this stuff?  This is why I never sell anything anymore.
Title: Re: The Outer Space Men and the New York Comic Con
Post by: Wich2 on March 20, 2009, 09:10:22 AM
Bogey, I believe Gary has a few of those available; the price is just a bit rich for me.

Great weekend,
-Craig W.
Title: Re: The Outer Space Men and the New York Comic Con
Post by: Barlow on March 24, 2009, 02:02:19 AM
Wich2 wrote:

Quote
- but MY Grail is the smaller TOYHOUSE SPACE MARAUDER versions!


You better sit down when you click this link then! It has 3 of the Marauders for only $100 each.  :)

http://www.theouterspacemen.com/index.php?option=com_virtuemart&page=shop.browse&category_id=8&Itemid=26 (http://www.theouterspacemen.com/index.php?option=com_virtuemart&page=shop.browse&category_id=8&Itemid=26)
Title: Re: The Outer Space Men and the New York Comic Con
Post by: Wich2 on March 24, 2009, 11:16:10 AM
(Barlow, please see my post directly above yours...)
Title: Re: The Outer Space Men and the New York Comic Con
Post by: NekroDave on March 31, 2009, 03:06:27 PM
A set of Bullmarks including Colossus Rex, Orbitron and Commander Comet (missing helmet) with a bag/header/backing board sold for about $380 a couple weeks back. Wish I could have gotten them. I hear prices are really down in Japan right now, but I don't have the money to take advantage of it. :(

I was also hoping that M1-goh (arguably the best current vinyl toy makers in Japan) would have the molds for the Bullmarks but my friend asked and they don't. Bummer.
Title: Re: The Outer Space Men and the New York Comic Con
Post by: darkmonkeygod on April 01, 2009, 03:30:22 AM
I tried for those. Had never seen a package for sale before that (nor a package period before the pix of Gary's display). Flynn sent me the listing and told me a lot is turning up right now. Of course, not many can afford it, which is the reason it's turning up right now anyway.  Have two of the Orbitrons, two of Astro Nautilus and a Xodiac with a broken face plate in the helmet that I've had for years, back when Gary was still looking for Astro Nautilus actually. Jez, really need to display them so I can get some pix. Everything is still packed up after my move.
Title: Re: The Outer Space Men and the New York Comic Con
Post by: The Outer Space Men LLC on April 02, 2009, 06:25:05 AM
Hi Everyone how are you all. Can someone point out where that set of Bullmark's sold? Was it a US site or was it in Japan. Thanks so much, Gary.
Title: Re: The Outer Space Men and the New York Comic Con
Post by: NekroDave on April 02, 2009, 12:04:15 PM
It was a Japanese site. I don't have the link anymore, but I saved the pic:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v448/nekrodave/sunsetvoulverd-img600x450-123634472.jpg)
Title: Re: The Outer Space Men and the New York Comic Con
Post by: darkmonkeygod on April 03, 2009, 01:18:48 PM
Hi Everyone how are you all. Can someone point out where that set of Bullmark's sold? Was it a US site or was it in Japan. Thanks so much, Gary.

I got a couple of emails about it and was sent some close up photos of the to examine the paint loss, there are too many and too big to post and I don't have time to edit them for the web right now (on the way to Seattle Comic Con in an hour), but I can send them to you if you want to see them Gary. Through friends with good connections in Japan, Dave and I are sometimes offered the same stuff (I collect Bandai's Horror World gashapon figures pretty heavy). As you well know, the Japanese are not always willing to turn their items loose to Americans, so brokers are almost always involved. Feel free to PM me if you don't still have my email address, I've been meaning to get in touch for multiple reasons, and congrats again on the graphic novel, web site and display!
Title: Re: The Outer Space Men and the New York Comic Con
Post by: NekroDave on April 24, 2009, 01:18:12 PM
Just bumping this thread because I want to. Ever since missing out on those three Bullmarks, I've really been wanting these guys more than ever. Lately, I've been wanting what I'm considering "missing link" toys, stuff that bridge the gap between my collections of American monster toys and Japanese toys and these are a great example of it, in addition to just being awesome on their own. Somebody please give me these toys for free. Thank you.

Oh, and in re-reading the thread, I guess I'll remind everyone about the OSM team being at that Steel City Toy Convention show this weekend. There, I've now justified bumping this thread for no real good reason (although something tells me no one would have minded anyway.. ;) )
Title: Re: The Outer Space Men and the New York Comic Con
Post by: poseablemonster on April 24, 2009, 02:20:02 PM
I'm glad you resurrected the thread, Dave.  Anything that will remind people that there's a market for the re-issue of the toys... ;D
Title: Re: The Outer Space Men and the New York Comic Con
Post by: NekroDave on April 27, 2009, 03:33:11 PM
I just threw up in my mouth a little...

http://www.skullbrain.org/bb/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=29417 (http://www.skullbrain.org/bb/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=29417)

I sincerely hope Secret Base doesn't make any figures based on these. Just a straight re-issue of the Colorforms and Bullmarks, please....


Title: Re: The Outer Space Men and the New York Comic Con
Post by: darkmonkeygod on April 27, 2009, 04:01:30 PM
I first became aware of Gary 5 or 6 yrs ago because a small JP company wanted to produce ultra limited run OSM. Seems like they couldn't work it out, but now, there's this crap, so who knows.
Title: Re: The Outer Space Men and the New York Comic Con
Post by: The Outer Space Men LLC on April 27, 2009, 10:10:33 PM
Hi Everyone how are you all. Thanks for all of this new information on my OSM with showing me this other blog site. I am a little confused in trying to follow the tread however tomorrow I will take a better look at it when it is not as late as it is now. From what I gather there are a lot of people who are criticizing the OSM, my NYCC presence, my artists and the graphic novel. The Electrons that they are showing on the site are some fan made pieces about 10 or 12 years ago. One major fan of Electron + and the "Man from Planet X" did these incredible castings of his own and made the coolest helmets and body costumes that I had ever seen. I bought 6 of his 12 figures on Ebay a very long time ago and have been on the hunt for the other 6 ever since. They all sold before I found the whole dozen. They are totally wrong about these figures being my OSM series 2 prototypes. I never made it to the Steal City Con, major family emergency. Sorry to all but it was unavoidable. There are some announcements of epic biblical proportion coming within the next few weeks, I hope to be telling everyone here on this site as well as the OSM site. It will probably be in the trade papers as well, I will keep everyone up on it.

The sequel to the OSM graphic novel will be delivered to the art team in a few months. This story is even better. Wait until you see who the bad guys (NOT GUY) are in this book.

The images on the other blog site and all of their questions is Mel's amazing never produced line called Amimax. Truly incredible to see in person. As always Mel made something way before its time and was passed on by all of the major toy companies. I will read this other blog site and try to comment on their scowls and boo's. Should I even bother? Talk to you all soon, Gary.
Title: Re: The Outer Space Men and the New York Comic Con
Post by: raycastile on April 27, 2009, 10:32:51 PM
I think the point is not that the people in that thread are criticizing you, but that there seems to be a competing line of OSM about to be produced by another company named Secret Base.  Whether that is actually the case remains to be seen, but they are definitely using OSM images to advertise their upcoming product line.  Maybe they have a deal with you, and maybe this is part of what you are going to announce in a few weeks.  Or maybe they are making unauthorized reproductions or reimaginings that will compete with your product.  I think this is what has concerned people here.


Hi Everyone how are you all. Thanks for all of this new information on my OSM with showing me this other blog site. I am a little confused in trying to follow the tread however tomorrow I will take a better look at it when it is not as late as it is now. From what I gather there are a lot of people who are criticizing the OSM, my NYCC presence, my artists and the graphic novel. The Electrons that they are showing on the site are some fan made pieces about 10 or 12 years ago. One major fan of Electron + and the "Man from Planet X" did these incredible castings of his own and made the coolest helmets and body costumes that I had ever seen. I bought 6 of his 12 figures on Ebay a very long time ago and have been on the hunt for the other 6 ever since. They all sold before I found the whole dozen. They are totally wrong about these figures being my OSM series 2 prototypes. I never made it to the Steal City Con, major family emergency. Sorry to all but it was unavoidable. There are some announcements of epic biblical proportion coming within the next few weeks, I hope to be telling everyone here on this site as well as the OSM site. It will probably be in the trade papers as well, I will keep everyone up on it.

The sequel to the OSM graphic novel will be delivered to the art team in a few months. This story is even better. Wait until you see who the bad guys (NOT GUY) are in this book.

The images on the other blog site and all of their questions is Mel's amazing never produced line called Amimax. Truly incredible to see in person. As always Mel made something way before its time and was passed on by all of the major toy companies. I will read this other blog site and try to comment on their scowls and boo's. Should I even bother? Talk to you all soon, Gary.
Title: Re: The Outer Space Men and the New York Comic Con
Post by: NekroDave on April 27, 2009, 11:57:59 PM
I will read this other blog site and try to comment on their scowls and boo's. Should I even bother?


I'm signed up there so I'll post a reply letting them know about those figures. Other than one guy who sounded down on the comic, I think most people there are pretty enthusiastic about the OSM. But that bbs is known for being a bit.... temperamental.

But, yeah, like Ray said, I'm more concerned with Secret Base making OSM "influenced" figures, if that is indeed going to happen. Personally, I hate just about everything Secret Base has ever done (along with just about every other "designer", "urban" or "art" toy out there).

For those not in the know, here's the Secret Base website.

http://www.secret-b.com/ (http://www.secret-b.com/)

Last but certainly not least, I hope all is well with your family.
Title: Re: The Outer Space Men and the New York Comic Con
Post by: Wich2 on April 28, 2009, 12:16:00 PM
Dear Gary-

No personal attack meant from this quarter. And the collecting world is a (relatively) free one, as far as prices charged & paid.

That being said, I will honestly admit that I'd have long ago been a customer for one of the Toy House minis you have, but for the fact that I do think your asking price is out of scale.

Best of luck with your projects,
-Craig W.
Title: Re: The Outer Space Men and the New York Comic Con
Post by: The Outer Space Men LLC on April 29, 2009, 03:24:52 PM
Hi Everyone. No personal attack taken at all Craig. I want everyone to know I just listed 7 more Space marauders onto the OSM web site. Except for 2 ultra mint figures which are staying at $100, there are now 7 that are only $80.00. Craig thank you for pointing out to me that the prices were too high, I really appreciate it. I looked at that other blog site and I do not feel that the milisecond image of that strange figure is in anyway a clone or copy of any OSM. I will however be watching as this can be really serious stuff where copyrights and registrations are concerned. Thanks again to everyone helping with watchful eyes on the web for OSM stuff. Gary.
Title: Re: The Outer Space Men and the New York Comic Con
Post by: The Outer Space Men LLC on May 01, 2009, 01:55:49 PM
Hi everyone. Take a look at the new images of my OSM second series figures which will be going into the new sequel. Tell me what you think. They are amazing. Thanks, Gary.

(http://gbs4783.com/CopyofOSMHiResImages003.jpg)
(http://gbs4783.com/CopyofOSMHiResImages004.jpg)
(http://gbs4783.com/CopyofOSMHiResImages005.jpg)
(http://gbs4783.com/CopyofOSMHiResImages006.jpg)
(http://gbs4783.com/CopyofOSMHiResImages008.jpg)
(http://gbs4783.com/CopyofOSMHiResImages009.jpg)
Title: Re: The Outer Space Men and the New York Comic Con
Post by: darkmonkeygod on May 01, 2009, 05:04:07 PM
'Wow' is about all I can say. Thank you or posting 'em.
Title: Re: The Outer Space Men and the New York Comic Con
Post by: The Outer Space Men LLC on May 01, 2009, 05:40:26 PM
What the hell, here are the original 7. Enjoy!

(http://gbs4783.com/CopyofOSM1HiResImages001.jpg)
(http://gbs4783.com/CopyofOSM1HiResImages002.jpg)
(http://gbs4783.com/CopyofOSM1HiResImages003.jpg)
(http://gbs4783.com/CopyofOSM1HiResImages004.jpg)
(http://gbs4783.com/CopyofOSM1HiResImages005.jpg)
(http://gbs4783.com/CopyofOSM1HiResImages006.jpg)
(http://gbs4783.com/CopyofOSM1HiResImages007.jpg)
Title: Re: The Outer Space Men and the New York Comic Con
Post by: mike c on May 02, 2009, 12:12:16 AM
Those are just gorgeous.

The OSM is one of the most beautifullly conceived and produced lines of any toy, ever. Just splendid, thanks for the BIG images so I can see them so clearly!

Mike C.
Title: Re: One more thing about NYCC--Outer Space Men
Post by: BlackLagoon on May 02, 2009, 09:15:37 AM
  I guess Kenner was bought out by Mattel. 

I believe Kenner was bought by Hasbro. Who produces the Star Wars line now. Same packaging and Comic Packs as the 25th G.I. Joe line which has been Hasbro's staple for years. They are now the producers of all the Marvel 3 3/4 line as Mattell is the producer of the DC 3 3/4 line.


Thanks so much for posting those great pics! OSM is def something I dont have a hint of in my personal collection. Though I have cleared a shelf  which is waiting!!
Title: Re: The Outer Space Men and the New York Comic Con
Post by: The Outer Space Men LLC on May 23, 2009, 06:52:27 PM
Oh my God I just got signed in to Twitter by my daughter. What the hell is this. I am GarySchaeffer(*at*)twitter.com. I did not know what to do so I posted the image of the OSM instead of my face. Do any of you guys do this Twitter stuff. Thanks, Gary.
Title: Re: The Outer Space Men and the New York Comic Con
Post by: Inkfink on May 23, 2009, 09:47:21 PM
I went thru this thread and I must have missed something because it's not clear to me whether or not the original OSM bendie guys are going to be re-issued. What is the story?
Title: Re: The Outer Space Men and the New York Comic Con
Post by: NekroDave on July 25, 2009, 01:15:55 PM
So, did anyone win any of Gary's auctions last night? I threw bids of varying degrees at five of them and all were unsuccessful. Might have done more but I lost my net connection just as a couple were ending.

The bagged Bullmark Commander Comet with the backing board went for a stupid amount of money. Everything else seemed fairly reasonable on average, but that was out there. Hope the winner is happy with it.
Title: Re: The Outer Space Men and the New York Comic Con
Post by: raycastile on July 25, 2009, 01:31:16 PM
I haven't been looking for OSM, so I didn't see any of these auctions.  Just as well, probably.  Can someone post some links?
Title: Re: The Outer Space Men and the New York Comic Con
Post by: NekroDave on July 25, 2009, 01:34:31 PM
Here's the completed auction search for "Outer Space Men". Obviously, he knows what he had so they weren't mislabeled or anything.

http://completed.shop.ebay.com/items/Toys-Hobbies__outer-space-men?LH_Complete=1&_fln=1&_sacat=220&_trksid=p3286.c0.m283&_rdc=1 (http://completed.shop.ebay.com/items/Toys-Hobbies__outer-space-men?LH_Complete=1&_fln=1&_sacat=220&_trksid=p3286.c0.m283&_rdc=1)
Title: Re: The Outer Space Men and the New York Comic Con
Post by: raycastile on July 25, 2009, 01:39:58 PM
Except for the Commander Comet, those prices seem strangely reasonable.  Maybe, like me, a lot of potential buyers just weren't looking for these right now.  I would have bid more on that vinyl Colossus Rex.  He's cool.
Title: Re: The Outer Space Men and the New York Comic Con
Post by: poseablemonster on July 25, 2009, 03:35:49 PM
I was out and missed them.  I would have paid more on a couple of those.  Oh, well.
Title: Re: The Outer Space Men and the New York Comic Con
Post by: NekroDave on August 01, 2009, 08:19:58 PM
In a strange coincidence, it turns out that the two auctions that I was unable to bid on were won by a friend of mine who is a big time vinyl collector. I didn't even know he was interested. (He already owned the Colossus Rex shown.)

(http://i164.photobucket.com/albums/u29/tiger7ven/DSCN0658.jpg)
Title: Re: The Outer Space Men and the New York Comic Con
Post by: jim m on August 02, 2009, 12:32:52 PM
i was extemely happy to win those two . with these figures i find that prices are either low or they go nuts . really enjoying reading this thread . the guy that came up with these has such a stellar imagination . its almost a crime that the second set was never released.
Title: Re: The Outer Space Men and the New York Comic Con
Post by: darkmonkeygod on August 03, 2009, 04:22:34 AM
Congrats on buying these, especially at such great prices, and thanks for posting! Thanks too to Dave for bringing in more great people. I'm envious of your purchase Jim, the faceplate on the helmet of my Xodiac is broken, and I still don't have a Colossus Rex. Do you have a BM Astro-Nautilus? I've been told that one is the most difficult to acquire and would really like to know more about the scarcity of Bullmark OSM 'bootlegs'.

the guy that came up with these has such a stellar imagination . its almost a crime that the second set was never released.

Mel is truly an artist's artist, a visionary's visionary. The second series OSM are the worst of our loss, but his Where The Wild Things Are dolls barely made it (altered, I believe), and then there's the pain of having no Max FX line beyond the reworked Freddy. It's as if his work is too good to like on the planet ;-)
Title: Re: The Outer Space Men and the New York Comic Con
Post by: jim m on August 04, 2009, 01:02:37 PM
the bullmark nautilus is by far the hardest and most expensive to get .
Title: Re: The Outer Space Men and the New York Comic Con
Post by: NekroDave on August 04, 2009, 06:58:47 PM
Congrats again on the great scores, Jim and thanks for posting!

I know most of your collection isn't really appropiate for this board, but maybe you can show off your "pachi" Ymir?  I'm guessing most people here wouldn't like it, but maybe haven't seen it, either. ;)
Title: Re: The Outer Space Men and the New York Comic Con
Post by: darkmonkeygod on August 05, 2009, 03:34:54 AM
What's a "pachi" Ymir? I wanna see! Thanks again for the photo (via Dave) and the info Jim, and please feel free to post more, even if it's just in "general discussion", or link to another site or board. Many of us are into all sorts of toys and information.

Curious, is that one of the Bandai Rocklords that looks like the Gill Man on the shelf behind the Orbitron?
Title: Re: The Outer Space Men and the New York Comic Con
Post by: NekroDave on August 05, 2009, 11:09:42 AM
The "pachi" (short of "patchwork", and usually just an unlicensed bootleg) Ymir is an old Japanese vinyl bootleg, cast in blue. It's pretty ugly, but besides some wiggle icks, I think it might be the only classic American monster in his collection. Unless he's been holding out on me. :)
Title: Re: The Outer Space Men and the New York Comic Con
Post by: The Outer Space Men LLC on September 30, 2009, 02:49:36 PM
Hi everyone. How are you and I can't believe how fast the summer went. I want to give you all an update on the OSM team. If you go to: http://comics.drivethrustuff.com/product_info.php?products_id=64615#previews You will see the new site to read the Graphic Novel. Now you can access the outrageous book on line. Also, you need to check out the website; www.theouterspacemen.com to get the details on the New York Big Apple Con in two weeks. The OSM team will be there with the whole collection and amazing art, toys and rarities. Come by booth 1170 and say hello. More news to come. Stay tuned. Take care, Gary.
Title: Re: The Outer Space Men and the New York Comic Con
Post by: The Outer Space Men LLC on December 15, 2009, 08:14:23 PM
Hi everyone. Please take a moment to watch this interview that I did at the last comic show. I think that I touched on a lot of interesting facts that some of you may not know. Thanks so much, Gary.

http://www.cac-tv.com/2009/12/the-outer-space-men/ (http://www.cac-tv.com/2009/12/the-outer-space-men/)
Title: Re: The Outer Space Men and the New York Comic Con
Post by: Jscareshock on December 16, 2009, 09:22:49 AM
Wonderful stuff!!!!
Title: Re: The Outer Space Men and the New York Comic Con
Post by: Getter_1 on December 16, 2009, 02:25:56 PM
While it is really cool to see the images of stuff for sale and hear about the comic book (again), the only thing I am really interested in is reissuing the toys.  I'd love some solid news on reissuing the toys.   Anything.  I've heard enough about the comic book and the collections that are for sale.  I just want some news on whether or not the toys will be reissued.
Title: Re: The Outer Space Men and the New York Comic Con
Post by: poseablemonster on December 16, 2009, 10:54:41 PM
While it is really cool to see the images of stuff for sale and hear about the comic book (again), the only thing I am really interested in is reissuing the toys.  I'd love some solid news on reissuing the toys.   Anything.  I've heard enough about the comic book and the collections that are for sale.  I just want some news on whether or not the toys will be reissued.
Yeah, what he said. ;D
Title: Re: The Outer Space Men and the New York Comic Con
Post by: The Outer Space Men LLC on May 02, 2010, 07:52:10 PM
YOU WANTED IT. YOU GOT IT! 42 YEARS LATER. 3 YEARS IN THE MAKING AND THEY ARE OFFICIALLY BACK.



http://www.actionfigurepics.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/ASTRONAUTILUS-RELEASE.jpg (http://www.actionfigurepics.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/ASTRONAUTILUS-RELEASE.jpg)

http://www.actionfigurepics.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/INFERNO-RELEASE.jpg (http://www.actionfigurepics.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/INFERNO-RELEASE.jpg)

http://www.actionfigurepics.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/XODIAC-REVEAL.jpg (http://www.actionfigurepics.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/XODIAC-REVEAL.jpg)

http://www.actionfigurepics.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/METAMORPHO-REVEAL.jpg (http://www.actionfigurepics.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/METAMORPHO-REVEAL.jpg)

(http://gbs4783.com/ASTRONAUTILUS-RELEASE-218x300.jpg)

(http://gbs4783.com/INFERNO-RELEASE-242x300.jpg)

(http://gbs4783.com/METAMORPHO-REVEAL-251x300.jpg)

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Four Horsemen Announce Outer Space Men License

There are a couple of very interesting points about this announcement. The Four Horsemen have become best known as the design studio behind the great DC Universe Classics and Masters of the Universe Classics lines from Mattel, but with their Fantastic Exclusive and Seventh Kingdom toys have started venturing into manufacturing their own figures. This will be the first time that they have ventured into the licensing end of the toy business.

Compatibility with Glyos joint system from Onell Designs means that Outer Space Men will launch into an existing fan base. It’ll be interesting to see how the 4H will bring this to market, whether it will be a line sold on Store Horsemen, a different online store, or bricks and mortar retail.

    FOUR HORSEMEN ACQUIRE THEIR FIRST LICENSED PROPERTY – THE OUTER SPACE MEN

    Forty-two years ago the space race between the United States and Russia was in full swing, and a full wave of action figures known as The Outer Space Men was released that caught the imagination of a generation.

    Although the initial salvo of characters was well received, the characters that were to be part of the second wave, collectively referred to as The World of Tomorrow, never made it into production and currently only exist as elaborate prototypes / production samples in the homes of a couple of fortunate collectors.

    Fast forward to today. Four Horsemen Toy Design Studios have been able to have a hand in the successful re-launches of many of their favorite toy lines from their childhood, but a few of their favorite properties have so far been unobtainable to them until now.

    Already well into production, the first two 3-3/4 inch scaled waves of The Outer Space Men will consist of two characters per wave.

    Wave one will be Astro-Nautilus: the Man from Neptune featuring four articulated tentacles and his regal undersea trident; and Inferno: the Flame Man of Mercury wielding his fiery flame blaster and removable helmet!

    Wave two will contain Xodiac: the Man from Saturn along with his Saturnian scepter, disintegrator pistol, and removable helmet; and Metamorpho: the Man from Alpha Centauri brandishing his morpho-gun, alpha sensor, and transforming facial features!

    In an effort to re-introduce The Outer Space Men to as wide an audience as possible, new play features have been added into this new version of a classic toy line! Working directly with Matt Doughty, owner of Onell Designs, the Four Horsemen have incorporated Onell Designs innovative Glyos joint system into The Outer Space Men, making them almost 100% compatible with all of Onell designs releases! The Outer Space Men is something that both the Four Horsemen and Matt have been discussing for years now, and it just seemed like the perfect property in which to incorporate the phenomenal Glyos fit function.

    As production nears completion, more images and product availability info will be released. The release of The Outer Space Men marks a new approach to action figure production for the Four Horsemen, and more info about this, other announcements and what role the Horsemens FANtastic Exclusive venture will play in all of this will come next week.
Title: Re: The Outer Space Men and the New York Comic Con
Post by: Barlow on May 02, 2010, 08:06:30 PM
I never thought that a bit of toy news could induce a spontaneous orgasm, but now I know it can happen.  :o :D
Title: Re: The Outer Space Men and the New York Comic Con
Post by: The Outer Space Men LLC on May 02, 2010, 08:30:22 PM
Me too my friend; me too! Thanks so much for your support everyone and your patience. It will be quite the event that first day. I cannot wait! More to come shortly.
Title: Re: The Outer Space Men and the New York Comic Con
Post by: BlackLagoon on May 02, 2010, 09:00:20 PM
Cool stuff, so next week we'll get an ETA?
Title: Re: The Outer Space Men and the New York Comic Con
Post by: The Outer Space Men LLC on May 02, 2010, 09:24:30 PM
We will have the ETA as soon as possible, I promise. For now they are back and better than ever. Thanks so much, Gary.
Title: Re: The Outer Space Men and the New York Comic Con
Post by: poseablemonster on May 02, 2010, 09:36:42 PM
Are they bendies like the originals? 
Title: Re: The Outer Space Men and the New York Comic Con
Post by: The Outer Space Men LLC on May 02, 2010, 09:58:16 PM
They are not bendable like the originals however they are articulated for posing at the major joints.
Title: Re: The Outer Space Men and the New York Comic Con
Post by: raycastile on May 02, 2010, 11:07:53 PM
I see that they are 3 3/4 inch scaled.  I don't know how tall an Outer Space Man is compared to a human, but does this mean the figures will be 3 3/4 inches tall?

I like that they are action figures instead of bendies.  That will differentiate them from the originals and make them more accessible to a modern audience.  My main worry was that the character designs were going to be "updated."  I see that the designs have remained the same.  That's good.

I do wish they were the same size as the originals, though.

If these are successful, I have a feeling we'll see a "retro" series of full-size bendies in a year or two.
Title: Re: The Outer Space Men and the New York Comic Con
Post by: mjaycox on May 03, 2010, 12:37:02 AM
I see that they are 3 3/4 inch scaled.  I don't know how tall an Outer Space Man is compared to a human, but does this mean the figures will be 3 3/4 inches tall?

I like that they are action figures instead of bendies.  That will differentiate them from the originals and make them more accessible to a modern audience.  My main worry was that the character designs were going to be "updated."  I see that the designs have remained the same.  That's good.

I do wish they were the same size as the originals, though.

If these are successful, I have a feeling we'll see a "retro" series of full-size bendies in a year or two.

Bullmark (at least I THINK it was Bullmark) remade them as blow-molded vinyl action figures in the 70s. I have seen pics and they are gorgeous. One of my friends had the Metaluna Mutant inspired one (Venusian?). It was a thing of beauty. As a lover of Kaiju, but only a slightly-more-than-casual collector of it, I would love to get these.

Matt
Title: Re: The Outer Space Men and the New York Comic Con
Post by: raycastile on May 03, 2010, 10:50:21 AM
I like those Bullmark versions, too.  I could see myself buying a set of those if I had the opportunity.
Title: Re: The Outer Space Men and the New York Comic Con
Post by: poseablemonster on May 03, 2010, 11:44:51 AM
I'm very happy for the return of these characters, but I have to say that I am disappointed that they are not in the original bendie form and size.  That was the appeal of the toy to me; the fluted joints and the big rubber bodies.  Maybe it's better that they are different in order to appeal to a larger market now and to prevent people from passing off new toys as vintage; but I still dream of having those second series figures to add to the collection of series one figures. 
Title: Re: The Outer Space Men and the New York Comic Con
Post by: BlackLagoon on May 03, 2010, 01:20:05 PM
Making these things 3 3/4 is a smart move. Everything modern has gone to 3 3/4 or 3.75--same thing.

Marvel, DC, Star Wars, G.I.Joe--the last Star Trek film, Avatar--etc etc.

Making these guys this scale will hopefully turn on some of the newer generation and start a new "craze".
Title: Re: The Outer Space Men and the New York Comic Con
Post by: The Outer Space Men LLC on May 03, 2010, 09:14:37 PM
Thank you all so much for all of your comments. I too would love one day to see the originals come back exactly as they once were however the possibility of conflicts with the originals would be too great unless there were some differentiating features. Then however they would not be exact. Changing colors, design or materials may really change the figure too greatly. Lets see how these go; there is plenty more OSM to come down the line. Best, Gary.
Title: Re: The Outer Space Men and the New York Comic Con
Post by: jim m on May 08, 2010, 04:41:45 PM
http://onelldesign.blogspot.com/2010/05/outer-space-men.html (http://onelldesign.blogspot.com/2010/05/outer-space-men.html)

things are looking good !
Title: Re: The Outer Space Men and the New York Comic Con
Post by: darkmonkeygod on May 08, 2010, 07:24:42 PM
WOW! Congrats Gary and Mel and THANK YOU! These look amazing. I had honestly been steeling myself for a far modern or beefy look to these guys, but so far it looks like the perfect harmony between the yesterday, today and tomorrow. Can't wait!
Shannon
Title: Re: The Outer Space Men and the New York Comic Con
Post by: Barlow on June 06, 2010, 01:07:29 AM
I have to admit, I'm very disappointed by the tiny size. They're very small at 3 3/4". And do the elbows and knees bend? Seems they have little articulation. I was more excited when I thought they were full sized like the originals. But they're still too cool to pass up, so I'll be buying them. They can pose well with my Micronauts!  ;D
Title: Re: The Outer Space Men and the New York Comic Con
Post by: darkmonkeygod on June 08, 2010, 06:09:29 PM
They can pose well with my Micronauts!  ;D

Exactly!
Title: Re: The Outer Space Men and the New York Comic Con
Post by: darkmonkeygod on July 15, 2010, 12:34:08 AM
The "Alpha Phase" wave one and two of the new series just went on sale! You have to register via their website and then order at their yahoo store:

http://www.fantasticexclusive.com/fforum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=5061&whichpage=1 (http://www.fantasticexclusive.com/fforum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=5061&whichpage=1)

store:

http://www.storehorsemen.com/ouspmealphwa.html (http://www.storehorsemen.com/ouspmealphwa.html)

Title: Re: The Outer Space Men and the New York Comic Con
Post by: Bogey on July 15, 2010, 07:48:43 AM
The "Alpha Phase" wave one and two of the new series just went on sale! You have to register via their website and then order at their yahoo store:

[url]http://www.fantasticexclusive.com/fforum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=5061&whichpage=1[/url] ([url]http://www.fantasticexclusive.com/fforum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=5061&whichpage=1[/url])

store:

[url]http://www.storehorsemen.com/ouspmealphwa.html[/url] ([url]http://www.storehorsemen.com/ouspmealphwa.html[/url])




Thanks for the heads up.  It states that you have to be registered at ther site before July 12.  Is that still the case?
Title: Re: The Outer Space Men and the New York Comic Con
Post by: The Outer Space Men LLC on July 15, 2010, 08:32:56 PM
Do not worry everyone. If you did not get in on time, my site will have a full compliment of SDCC exclusive figures as well as the real set as soon as they get here from China. Do not worry, you will all be taken care of. Best, Gary.
Title: Re: The Outer Space Men and the New York Comic Con
Post by: The Outer Space Men LLC on July 15, 2010, 09:12:34 PM
(http://gbs4783.com/OSMSDCCLE.jpg)

Just in case you did not see the exclusive color variations. Best, Gary.
Title: Re: The Outer Space Men and the New York Comic Con
Post by: darkmonkeygod on July 18, 2010, 12:16:30 AM
FANTASTIC, Gary, thanks!
Title: Re: The Outer Space Men and the New York Comic Con
Post by: The Outer Space Men LLC on October 17, 2010, 04:40:19 PM
Hi everyone. I hope that you made it to the NYCC and you all enjoyed yourself. I just got in a bunch of Tako Tanks from a friend in Japan. I have paired them with Astro Nautilus for what I think is a totally cool future vehicle. Go over to the site to see the new front page; www.theouterspacemen.com (http://www.theouterspacemen.com) Please let me know what you think. Thanks so much, Gary.
Title: Re: The Outer Space Men and the New York Comic Con
Post by: Gareee on November 02, 2010, 11:56:37 AM
While I like that these are coming out, odds are we will pass on them, because we want largefigures.. either reissues of the originals, or larger 12" scaled rotocast ones.

The detail and articulation rotocast can do today is really amazing, and that would be a way to recreate the figures, but change them for a new generation.

Heck, we'd even join a online club like Matty Collector, and spring for a $30-$40 rotocast 12" scaled one every month if we had to.