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Re: The Outer Space Men and the New York Comic Con
« Reply #105 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/

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Re: The Outer Space Men and the New York Comic Con
« Reply #106 on: December 16, 2009, 09:22:49 AM »
Wonderful stuff!!!!

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Re: The Outer Space Men and the New York Comic Con
« Reply #107 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.

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« Reply #108 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

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Re: The Outer Space Men and the New York Comic Con
« Reply #109 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.



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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. Itíll 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 Ė 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.

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Re: The Outer Space Men and the New York Comic Con
« Reply #110 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

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Re: The Outer Space Men and the New York Comic Con
« Reply #111 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.

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Re: The Outer Space Men and the New York Comic Con
« Reply #112 on: May 02, 2010, 09:00:20 PM »
Cool stuff, so next week we'll get an ETA?
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Re: The Outer Space Men and the New York Comic Con
« Reply #113 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.

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Re: The Outer Space Men and the New York Comic Con
« Reply #114 on: May 02, 2010, 09:36:42 PM »
Are they bendies like the originals? 

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Re: The Outer Space Men and the New York Comic Con
« Reply #115 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.

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Re: The Outer Space Men and the New York Comic Con
« Reply #116 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.
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Re: The Outer Space Men and the New York Comic Con
« Reply #117 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.

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Re: The Outer Space Men and the New York Comic Con
« Reply #118 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.
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Re: The Outer Space Men and the New York Comic Con
« Reply #119 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.