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Re: The Outer Space Men and the New York Comic Con
« Reply #60 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.

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Re: The Outer Space Men and the New York Comic Con
« Reply #61 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.

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Re: The Outer Space Men and the New York Comic Con
« Reply #62 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.

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Re: The Outer Space Men and the New York Comic Con
« Reply #63 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!

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Re: The Outer Space Men and the New York Comic Con
« Reply #64 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.

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Re: The Outer Space Men and the New York Comic Con
« Reply #65 on: March 19, 2009, 08:23:02 PM »
OOH!  I hope it's a re-issue of the figures!  Please, please! ;D

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Re: One more thing about NYCC--Outer Space Men
« Reply #66 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:



Are these ever around?  I would especially like the purple on with his helmet.

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Re: The Outer Space Men and the New York Comic Con
« Reply #67 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.
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Re: The Outer Space Men and the New York Comic Con
« Reply #68 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.

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Re: The Outer Space Men and the New York Comic Con
« Reply #69 on: March 24, 2009, 02:02:19 AM »
Wich2 wrote:

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- 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

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Re: The Outer Space Men and the New York Comic Con
« Reply #70 on: March 24, 2009, 11:16:10 AM »
(Barlow, please see my post directly above yours...)

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Re: The Outer Space Men and the New York Comic Con
« Reply #71 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.

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Re: The Outer Space Men and the New York Comic Con
« Reply #72 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.
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Re: The Outer Space Men and the New York Comic Con
« Reply #73 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.

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Re: The Outer Space Men and the New York Comic Con
« Reply #74 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: