While Glyos figures like Comrado Sarvos form a line of many similar figures, they're all pretty fun and neat. There aren't a lot of internet-exclusive direct-to-consumer figure lines, so it's hard to be too grumpy over the fact that there are lots and lots of repaints in this line. Particularly since the designers throw in bonus parts, this figure is Sarvos (the round head with big black eyes) but if you don't like it? There's a Phanost head, which is a rocky creature with a pretty amazing paint job, covered in cracks.
Like the other figures in the line, the main play feature is customization. Each figure is articulated in several spots, and is made of about a dozen parts which all pop apart and can be swapped with other figures. If you've ever played with Stikfas or Xevoz, and for some reason still haven't tried Glyos, they're fundamentally quite similar. The key difference is that Stikfas and Xevoz have ball joints, while Glyos have the flat joints you came to love in the 1970s through the 1990s on most of the Kenner toys.
At about 3 inches high, the figure isn't exactly big and for something released in the last few years, is surprisingly (and refreshingly) simple. It's not covered in paint, it isn't textured to death, the plastic isn't too stiff, and it has no problems standing or sitting. Like other figures in the line, it does what you would expect out of toys in the 1980s and 1990s. If you like how it looks, you're going to have fun with it. And if you don't? Well, go play with one, and tell me if you don't like it.
My only complaint with these figures has been a lack of accessories. Future Onell Design figures like the Glyan actually incorporate small blaster accessories into the design, but the early figures like Pheyden are just a nifty figure, and you have to supply your own gear. Pictured is a Hasbro gun I swiped off a Republic Scout Speeder. They make great Glyos accessories, but you're going to have to sacrifice a small Star Wars vehicle to get them, so maybe you don't want to do that. The white and pink color scheme reminds me of Arcee from Transformers, so it's a charming little release. Onell Design figures frequently launch on a Friday night and sell out within hours (or as of late, hour) so your only hope now is eBay or to trade with someone who has one. Onell does put out a new recolor of its molds on a fairly regular basis, so the next time there's a Sarvos up there, go ahead and get one. And get a Glyan or a Crayboth while you're at it, they're lots of fun!
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