Glyos Large Vinyl Figure
Item No.: n/a Manufacturer:Onell Design Includes:n/a Action Feature:Take apart, swap limbs Retail:$25.00 Availability: August 26, 2011 at 9:00 PM Eastern Time Other: Winged for her pleasure
See this? You can't have one. I know that's obnoxious but the huge popularity of the Heavy Armored Rig Relgost Wing Divison caused it to sell out in about an hour and change. The exact run is unknown, presumed to be in the hundreds, and went so fast that apparently there weren't even enough for eBay-- at press time, none have appeared on the auction site. Previous versions of the Rig were made in new colors and rereleased, so while it's likely a Wing Rig could be in your future, this Wing Rig will not be one of them. It's so oddly neat-- the design and coloring feel like something out of a late-1980s Japanese toy and hobby magazine, the kind of thing you just can't find in a store these days.
The body is fundamentally the same as previous Rig figures, but what makes this one extra-special are the new wing-like arms. Now, the greayish-blue body is augmented by extra-wide wings with pink circles with match the "windows" on the body, plus Relgost tampograph symbols to add to the mix. The interlocking, DNA-esque design would look super-cool on a t-shirt, but for now you'll just have to enjoy them on this figure's wings and on the back (or top) of the figure, depending on how you look at it. The same logo has also been used on a pair of Glyan figures as well as the Glyaxia Command Xodiac.
If you missed out on previous versions of The Rig, here's the short of it: it's essentially a designer vinyl figure made with the 1980s toy mentality. It has swell combat logos, articulated arm wings, and an extra joint in the middle so you can rotate it around to effectively transform it into another shape. The previous one made a convincing tank, while this new version seems to have more in common with vehicles from 8-bit arcade shooter video games.
The swiveling wings pop off at the shoulders if you so decide to give them to another Rig or Armodoc figure (sold separately), plus they can swivel up to effectively latch on to a second Rig. It's not a firm grip, but you could stack a pair of them and make some unholy double Rig assault craft if you wanted.
This item is sort of a vehicle, and sort of a figure. You can pop it open in the middle and place a figure inside if you're so inclined, but since you can't see it, there's no real reason to do so. While a lot of the Onell Design figures are fun toys, this one is a treat to futz with but isn't nearly as enjoyable as a stand-alone item as the cheaper figures. It looks awesome on a shelf, is fun to screw around with or pose your figures on, but it's tough to get a bunch of this kind of figure to swap limbs with or otherwise do battle. I like it, it's fun, and at $25 the 7 1/2-inch wide wingspan feels like a decent purchase-- although I will say, the scarcity of the piece adds to the gee-whiz factor of having one in front of me right now. I like the symbol on the side so much I'm probably going to buy every toy Onell releases which sports it-- it's like an Autobot or Zenevas symbol... but not.
The pink coloring and symbols sold me on it-- I already had another rig but loved the look enough to just have to get this one. If you buy Glyos figures, I'd say you owe it to yourself to get a rig, but odds are you should pick one based on what's available cheaply. This little guy stands 4-inches tall and feels like a lost 1980s toy. The only thing that could probably make it more exciting to me is if they did it up in RoboStrux colors... or the tank from Blaster Master. I was excited to get this one, I hit "reload" on the Onell Store waiting for it to go up, and am glad I did. It's fun and simple, and if it were a smidgen cheaper I'd probably insist all of you buy the next one the second it goes live.
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